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Sandra W.

Sandra W.

Omaha, United States

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Skilled editor for your nonfiction book, primarily memoir, self-help/health, business/leadership, and true crime. How may I help you?


Work experience:

  • Metropolitan Community College
  • Write On, Inc., Editorial services company

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Health & wellbeing History Humanities & Social Sciences Psychology Self-help & Self-improvement True Crime

Steve A.

Steve A.

Portland, OR, United States

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Published novelist and editor specializing in historical fiction, mysteries/ thrillers, and creative nonfiction.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs History Humanities & Social Sciences Historical Fiction Plays & Screenplays Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Espionage Psychological Thriller

Abby S.

Abby S.

Chicago, United States

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I'm a literary agent who specializes in commercial/genre and literary fiction and select nonfiction (cooking, narrative)


Work experience:

  • The Lark Group
  • Browne & Miller Literary Associates
  • Sourcebooks
  • John Wiley & Sons

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

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Romance Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Christian Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

Julia T.

Julia T.

Charleston, SC, United States

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Line and copy editor, with content capabilities. I have the most experience in nonfiction, but my favorite edits are middle grade and YA.


Work experience:

  • The History Press
  • Newgen KnowledgeWorks

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Young Adult Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Health & wellbeing History Humanities & Social Sciences Historical Fiction Middle Grade Children's

Julie S.

Julie S.

Washington, United States

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I am a former senior editor at Little, Brown with over 13 years of experience editing acclaimed and bestselling children's and YA fiction.


Work experience:

  • Julie Scheina Editorial Services, LLC
  • Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Young Adult Picture Books Middle Grade Children's Middle Grade Fantasy New Adult Social & Family Issues Young Adult Fantasy

Erica E.

Erica E.

Parrish, United States

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Freelance editor offering friendly but thorough editing to independent authors.


Work experience:

  • Ink Deep Editing

Services: Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Fiction Literary Fiction Romance Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense

Paul S.

Paul S.

Los Angeles, United States

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I'm a writer/editor with a particular ability to help people get their books out of their heads and onto the page. Call me a Book Whisperer.


Work experience:

  • B. Bear Productions, Inc.

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

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Humor & Comedy Biographies & Memoirs History Political Science & Current Affairs Humanities & Social Sciences Anthologies Music Entertainment Plays & Screenplays Short Story

Sarah K.

Sarah K.

Saint Paul, United States

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Nonfiction and SF editor with 11+ years in independent and traditional publishing. Editorial assessments and book formatting also available.


Work experience:

  • Sarah Kolb-Williams Writing & Editing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Business & Management Humanities & Social Sciences Travel Music Writing & Publishing Self-help & Self-improvement Education & Reference Science Fiction Children's

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