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Leonora

Leonora

Woking, United Kingdom

Friendly and experienced copy editor with a passion for young adult and adult fantasy and science fiction.


Work experience:

  • Usborne Publishing
  • Templar Publishing
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Space Opera

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

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

Sabrina

Sabrina

United Kingdom

Experienced, trained sub-editor, translator and publisher with a PhD, specialised in Brazilian history and culture


Work experience:

  • Five-Star IC

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

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

Judith

Judith

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Children's book editor, specializing in middle-grade and picture books. Experienced in helping authors turn good ideas into great books.


Work experience:

  • Plurus Books
  • Oxford University Press
  • Jacaranda Literary Agency
  • Oxford Brookes University

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Picture Books, Children's, Middle Grade, Education & Reference, Non-Fiction

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

Tom

Tom

Plymouth, United Kingdom

I am an editor, a prize-winning author and creative writing lecturer with more than ten years' experience.


Work experience:

  • Short Fiction Literary Journal
  • Plymouth University
  • Arvon

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Story, Mystery & Crime, True Crime, Non-Fiction, Thriller & Suspense

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

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