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Karen

Karen

London, United Kingdom

The Bookseller Rising Star. 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

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

London, United Kingdom

I am a freelance editor with over fourteen years experience. My skills include proof reading, structural editing and copy editing.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Parragon
  • Robert Hale, Ltd.
  • Hodder and Stoughton

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Picture Books, Children's, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Thriller & Suspense

Josephine

Josephine

London, United Kingdom

Experienced editor within various genres, including Mind Body Spirit, travel, cookbooks, and fiction (YA, women's fiction and thrillers).


Work experience:

  • Duncan Baird Publishers and Watkins Publishing
  • SPG Media
  • Rogers, Coleridge & White
  • Freelance

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry, Math & Science, Religion & Spirituality, Travel, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Women's Fiction, Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, New Age, Sex & Relationships, Mystery & Crime, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Hannah

Hannah

London, United Kingdom

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


Work experience:

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

Services: Editing 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

Roisin

Roisin

London, United Kingdom

Publisher & Development Editor. I run Oneworld Children's, previously set up Quercus Children's. Worked at Faber, Macmillan, Hachette.


Work experience:

  • Quercus Children's Books
  • Faber & Faber
  • Macmillan Children's Books
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Humor & Comedy, Picture Books, Children's, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Middle Grade, Fantasy, Thriller & Suspense

Crystal

Crystal

London, UK

Editor. 10+ years publishing industry experience including at Penguin Random House. Loves working with all authors across genres and styles


Work experience:

  • Independent Publisher
  • The Literary Consultancy
  • Kingston University
  • Canongate Publishers
  • ZED Books
  • Penguin Random House
  • Peters, Fraser and Dunlop Literary, Film and TV Agency

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Cultural & Ethnic, Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction, Entertainment, Non-Fiction, True Crime, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences

Rebecca

Rebecca

London, UK

UK proofreader, editor and writer with 16 years of experience, specialising in adult and children's fiction, travel, memoirs and wellbeing.


Work experience:

  • Rebecca Dyer
  • The Independent
  • Drapers
  • Weight Watchers Magazine
  • Children & Young People Now

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Health & Wellbeing, Non-Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Contemporary Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Middle Grade Fantasy

Amelia

Amelia

London, UK

Proofreader with 6 years of editorial experience in arts and cultural publishing. Formerly at the RA and NPG.


Work experience:

  • Royal Academy of Arts
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • whitefox

Services: Editing Proofreading

Genres: Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, History, Fashion & Textiles, Architecture, Biographies & Memoirs, Antiques & Collectibles, Design, Photography

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