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Amanda

Amanda

Stourbridge, United Kingdom

Former acquisitions editor for Angry Robot and SFF editor of award-winning authors, such as Kameron Hurley, Sarah Pinborough and Laura Lam.


Work experience:

  • AR Editorial Solutions
  • Strange Chemistry

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Young Adult, Military Science Fiction, Science Fiction, Space Opera, Epic Fantasy

Ameesha

Ameesha

Birmingham, United Kingdom

A nonfiction book coach & editor with 11 years’ experience in books that make the world better: personal dev, philosophy, & business


Work experience:

  • Packt Publishing
  • The Book Shelf LTD.

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Career Guides, Philosophy, Humanities & Social Sciences, Psychology, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Atheism, Religion & Spirituality, Inspirational, Writing & Publishing

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 editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Query Letter Review query-letter-review

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

Tim

Tim

York, United Kingdom

Experienced editor specialising in science fiction, horror and YA fiction – offering MS assessment, structural editing and copyediting.


Work experience:

  • CGP
  • Pearson
  • Scholastic
  • British Fantasy Society
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Short Story, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Psychological Thriller

Sarah

Sarah

Lincoln, United Kingdom

A former Senior Editor at Bonnier, I'm now a freelance editor with experience in a wide variety of genres. Specialist in romance fiction.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Totally Entwined Group (Bonnier Publishing)

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery & Crime, Paranormal Romance, Young Adult, Fantasy, LGBTQ Fiction

Jackie

Jackie

Hampshire, United Kingdom

Jackie has been editing and proofreading for more than twenty-five years; food, travel, fiction.


Work experience:

  • AA Publishing
  • Freelance

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Travel, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime

Gerard

Gerard

London, United Kingdom

Freelance copy-editor and proofreader (STEM and non-fiction) for Bloomsbury, HarperCollins, Hodder, Routledge, OUP, Pearson and others


Work experience:

  • Pearson Education
  • Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group)
  • The Charlesworth Group
  • Journal of Chemical Research (Science Reviews 2000 Ltd)
  • HarperCollins
  • Hodder Education
  • Cambridge Publishing Management

Services: Editing editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Computers & Internet, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Nature, Engineering, Math & Science, Education & Reference, Life Sciences, Technology

Gareth

Gareth

Oxford, United Kingdom

Copy-editor and proofreader with over 10 years' experience working with traditional publishers and indie authors.


Work experience:

  • Wiley
  • Watkins Editorial Services
  • Unbound

Services: Editing editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Computers & Internet, Non-Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Young Adult

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