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Dan H.

Dan H.

London, United Kingdom

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London-based freelance editor of cookery and illustrated non-fiction books


Work experience:

  • Random House
  • Phaidon Press
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & wellbeing Home & Garden Architecture Agriculture Parenting & Families

Diane F.

Diane F.

London, United Kingdom

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Experienced non-fiction ghostwriter, structural editor (book doctor) and copyeditor, specialising in the arts, humanities and biography.


Work experience:

  • Phaidon Press Ltd.
  • Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East
  • Academy Projects LLP
  • Macmillan Publishers
  • various

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction History Photography Biographies & Memoirs

Karen B.

Karen B.

London, United Kingdom

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The Bookseller Rising Star 2017. I edit adult, YA & children's fiction with empathy & vigour. Published author.


Work experience:

  • Speckled Pen
  • Little, Brown Books For Young Readers
  • Working Partners

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Women's Fiction Middle Grade Children's Fantasy Paranormal Romance Romance Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

Kate E.

Kate E.

Cardiff, United Kingdom

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Editor & proofreader with seven years' experience at HarperCollins and indie publishers. Specialising in commercial women's fiction.


Work experience:

  • Accent Press
  • Collins, Harpercollins Publishers
  • Parthian Books
  • Express Publishing
  • Avon, HarperCollins (secondment)

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Mystery & Crime Fiction Holiday Historical Fiction Romance Women's Fiction

Bryony S.

Bryony S.

England, United Kingdom

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Traditionally published biographer and ghostwriter, now working as an editor of memoirs, how-tos, and fiction ... with a twist.


Work experience:

  • Bryony Sutherland
  • Atomic Partnership Limited

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Women's Fiction Fiction Entertainment Mystery & Crime Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Dystopian

Ameesha G.

Ameesha G.

Birmingham, United Kingdom

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11 years’ nonfiction experience, specialising in books that make the world better: personal development, philosophy, & business.


Work experience:

  • Packt Publishing
  • The Book Shelf LTD.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Career Guides Philosophy Humanities & Social Sciences Psychology Self-help & Self-improvement Atheism Religion & Spirituality

Tim M.

Tim M.

York, United Kingdom

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Experienced editor specialising in science fiction, horror and YA fiction – offering MS assessment, structural editing and copyediting.


Work experience:

  • CGP
  • Pearson
  • Scholastic
  • British Fantasy Society
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Short Story Fantasy Education & Reference Non-Fiction Science Fiction Mystery & Crime Horror Thriller & Suspense Action & Adventure

Sharon Z.

Sharon Z.

Worthing, United Kingdom

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I am a novelist and editor, literary consultant and writing coach who specialises in assessing and editing fiction and mentoring authors.


Work experience:

  • www.sharonzink.com
  • Queen Mary, University of London, Birkbeck College, University of London, Kingston University and the University of Hertfordshire

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Action & Adventure Historical Fiction Cultural & Ethnic LGBTQ (Fiction) Women's Fiction Short Story Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

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Editor for hire in the UK

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