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Heather

Heather

Reading, UK

Over 20 years experience in non-fiction (self-help, cookery, memoir, MBS, business) and commercial fiction. I love to collaborate!


Work experience:

  • RedDoor Press
  • Pavilion (Anova)
  • Virgin Books
  • The Friday Project
  • Hodder Education

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Health & Wellbeing, Parenting & Families, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Women's Fiction, Fiction

Harriet

Harriet

Reading, UK

Respectful, professional nonfiction editor | 12+ years' experience | former OUP Development Editor | helping you connect with your readers


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Oxford University Press
  • Pearson
  • Rhinegold Education

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Education & Reference, Non-Fiction, Humanities & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Career Guides, Business & Management

Julie

Julie

Reading, United Kingdom

I am an editor with over fifteen years’ experience working for three major houses across a broad spectrum of commercial fiction titles.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Pan Macmillan
  • Pan Macmillan Australia

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Mary

Mary

Reading, UK

Experienced proofreader and copyeditor. Linguistics and other arts/humanities subjects. Specific support for non-native English speakers.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Humanities & Social Sciences

Julia

Julia

Reading, UK

Meticulous copy-editor and proofreader with over 20 years' experience in illustrated non-fiction (including DK and Octopus Books).


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Dorling Kindersley (DK)
  • Octopus Books
  • Reed Books

Services: Editing Proofreading

Genres: Architecture, Non-Fiction, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Parenting & Families, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Health & Wellbeing, Design, DIY & Crafts

Shelley

Shelley

London, United Kingdom

Experienced commercially focused developmental editor (14+ years). Proven track record/success in YA, Women's Fiction, Thrillers/Suspense.


Work experience:

  • The Eve White Agency
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Action & Adventure, Romantic Comedy, Romance, Espionage, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Psychological Thriller, Humor & Comedy

Joanna

Joanna

Oxford, United Kingdom

Authors say I’m thorough, professional and prompt – contact me to find out why!


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Blackwell Publishing, Oxford

Services: Editing Proofreading

Genres: Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Psychology, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, History, Health & Wellbeing

Karen

Karen

London, United Kingdom

The Bookseller Rising Star. I edit adult, YA, children's fiction. My debut adult novel is publishing with Viking, PRH in 2024.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • 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

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