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Claire

Claire

London, United Kingdom

Editor with 20 years experience working with bestselling and award-winning authors - formerly Associate Publisher at Headline, Hachette UK


Work experience:

  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Humor & Comedy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Contemporary Fiction, Women's Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Literary Fiction, Young Adult

Julia

Julia

London, United Kingdom

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 Query Letter Review

Genres: Career Guides, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Sex & Relationships, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Parenting & Families, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Business & Management

Anna

Anna

London, United Kingdom

I have 10+ years' experience working on children's and YA writing at UK publishers including Hachette and HarperCollins.


Work experience:

  • Octopus (Hachette)
  • Carlton Books
  • Orchard (Hachette)
  • Egmont
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Fantasy, Middle Grade Fantasy, Contemporary Fiction, Coming of Age, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Picture Books, Social & Family Issues

Thalia

Thalia

London, United Kingdom

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 Editorial Assessment

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

Andrew

Andrew

London, United Kingdom

Friendly, precise editor and writing coach. Lots of experience with various genres. I'm an author, too. So I know what it's like.


Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Book Coaching

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Dystopian, Urban Fantasy

Chere

Chere

London, UK

3+ years editorial experience specialising in general fiction, women's fiction and romance. Worked at Harlequin and HarperCollins Fiction.


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins UK
  • Harlequin UK/Mills & Boon
  • Macmillan Education
  • Hemming Group
  • Transworld, Penguin Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Women's Fiction, Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Romance

Dan

Dan

London, UK

History, politics, economics and general social sciences specialist with a long list of titles for the world's best publishers.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • IB Tauris
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Bradshaw Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Economics, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, History, Philosophy, Political Science & Current Affairs, Art, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, Classics, Fiction, Poetry

Fiona

Fiona

London, UK

14 years experience on psychology, health and self-help titles at a top London publisher, with quality authors and award-winning books.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Health & Wellbeing, Non-Fiction, New Age, Parenting & Families, Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Sex & Relationships

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