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We've sourced the best editors in United States who are ready to help you with all your editorial assessment needs.

Diane B.

Diane B.

Lawrence, United States

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My sweet spot is MG and YA fiction. I'll help you find your story (ornery manuscripts don't scare me!) and figure out how to tell it.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Middle Grade Children's Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction

Lisa H.

Lisa H.

Berkley, United States

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Every sentence matters! My passion is helping your words shine, whether you're at the beginning of your project or you need a final polish.


Work experience:

  • Poignant Pen LLC

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

Genres: Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Sex & Relationships Fantasy Fiction Self-help & Self-improvement Science Fiction Travel Home & Garden

Christine M.

Christine M.

Chester, United States

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Experienced editor of cookbooks and home/lifestyle books; my editing and proofreading work includes James Beard and IACP Award winners.


Work experience:

  • Christine McKnight Editorial Services
  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Career Guides Christian (Non-Fiction) Religion & Spirituality Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & wellbeing Home & Garden Weddings Parenting & Families

Abby R.

Abby R.

Portland, United States

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Experienced editor (12+ years at HarperCollins, Disney-Hyperion, Scholastic). Focus: kids' books, especially middle grade and YA fiction.


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins
  • Disney-Hyperion
  • Scholastic
  • Abby Ranger Editorial, LLC

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Picture Books Children's Fiction Middle Grade Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction Middle Grade Fantasy Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult

Karli J.

Karli J.

Nashville, TN, United States

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Editor who specializes in developing content and is passionate about helping authors of fiction and nonfiction write their best stories!


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins Christian Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Romance Fiction Inspirational Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Young Adult

Margaret N.

Margaret N.

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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I edit cookbooks, craft titles, gift-y nonfiction. I've worked on everything from astrophysics texts to NYT-bestselling literary mashups.


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Quirk Books
  • Beacon PreMedia Global (now Lumina Datamatics)
  • East Falls Bakery
  • Police Legal Sciences
  • The Writing Center at Kenyon College
  • Zanesville Art Museum

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

Genres: Humor & Comedy Fiction Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Mashups Writing & Publishing Calendars Comics & Graphic Novels Design Photography Architecture

Ashley S.

Ashley S.

Lincoln, NE, United States

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A writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in editorial publishing, currently the Managing Editor of Prairie Schooner.


Work experience:

  • Prairie Schooner, University of Nebraska
  • History Press
  • Publishers Weekly
  • CreateSpace, an Amazon.com Company
  • Milkweed Editions
  • Yemassee Journal
  • self-employed

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

Genres: Women's Fiction Fiction Business & Management Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Cozy Mysteries Mystery & Crime Contemporary Romance Romance Literary Fiction Short Story

Marcy D.

Marcy D.

Montclair, NJ, United States

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I am a published novelist. I want you to become one, too. I specialize in literary fiction, YA, women's fiction, thrillers and memoir.


Work experience:

  • Marcy Dermansky
  • Liveright/Norton
  • Dow Jones
  • About.com

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Humor & Comedy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Short Story Fantasy Dystopian Science Fiction

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