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Hannah S.

Hannah S.

London, United Kingdom

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Development Editor and Literary Agent with fifteen years' experience of trade publishing.


Work experience:

  • Macmillan Children's Books
  • Headline (Hachette Group)
  • DHH Literary Agency
  • N/A

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

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

Gillian H.

Gillian H.

London, United Kingdom

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I have worked with many authors, and I never get tired of helping someone write the very best book they can. It's always a thrill.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Romance Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Action & Adventure Historical Fiction Anthologies Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

Katy H.

Katy H.

London, United Kingdom

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A senior commissioning editor and content developer with ten years of experience in professional, educational and trade publishing.


Work experience:

  • Kogan Page
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Hodder Education
  • Routledge/ Taylor and Francis
  • Open University Press/ McGraw Hill

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

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Political Science & Current Affairs Philosophy Psychology Writing & Publishing Self-help & Self-improvement Education & Reference

Claire B.

Claire B.

London, United Kingdom

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Editor with over a decade of experience acquiring and publishing bestselling fiction at Hachette UK.


Work experience:

  • Headline Publishing Group

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Humor & Comedy Action & Adventure Historical Fiction Classics Fantasy

Shelley R.

Shelley R.

London, United Kingdom

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A highly accomplished structural, creative and copy editor, with a solid track record of publishing success.


Work experience:

  • The Eve White Agency
  • Shelley Instone Literary Consultancy/Agency
  • Self employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Women's Fiction Middle Grade Children's

Julia K.

Julia K.

London, United Kingdom

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Experienced and meticulous non-fiction editor with a keen eye. Passionate about great books.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Ebury Publishing, Random House UK
  • Anubis Literary Agency

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

Genres: Career Guides Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Sex & Relationships Self-help & Self-improvement Parenting & Families Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Business & Management

Thalia S.

Thalia S.

London, United Kingdom

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Editor with over a decade's experience working with best-selling authors at Pan Macmillan and HarperCollins . I'd love to hear from you.


Work experience:

  • Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation
  • HarperCollins
  • Pan Macmillan

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Health & wellbeing Coming of Age

Sophie B.

Sophie B.

Stroud, United Kingdom

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Developmental editor, ghostwriter and indexer with 15 years' experience at UK publishing houses. Specialising in all types of non-fiction.


Work experience:

  • The History Press
  • Self-employed
  • Tempus Publishing
  • Publishing Workshop

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Indexing

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits History Humanities & Social Sciences Nature Home & Garden True Crime Business & Management Self-help & Self-improvement

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Editor for hire in the UK

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