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Melissa

Melissa

Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Highly experienced editor specialising in children's books. From critiques to copy-editing, my skills are here to help your story shine.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Piccadilly Press, London

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Middle Grade, Children's, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction

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

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

Nigel

Nigel

Steyning, United Kingdom

My aim is to enhance the saleability (is that a word? . . . it is now!) of publications, by providing indexes of the highest quality.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Indexing

Genres: Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Economics, Humanities & Social Sciences, Engineering & Materials Science, Math & Science, Finance & Accounting, Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry, Physics & Chemistry, Psychology, 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 Copy Editing Proofreading

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

Joanne

Joanne

London, United Kingdom

Editor, copy-editor and proofreader, formerly editor at Orion Books. Now working with authors to help them achieve their writing goals.


Work experience:

  • Hodder & Stoughton
  • Headline Publishing (Hachette UK)
  • John Murray (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Orion Books
  • Gledhill Editorial & Literary Consultancy

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

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Young Adult, Humor & Comedy, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense

Liz

Liz

Wells, United Kingdom

I have worked as an editor since 1998, across a range of genres. I enjoy finding practical ways to help your project shine.


Work experience:

  • Responsive Editing
  • Quarto
  • Scholastic (Educational Division)
  • Usborne
  • Miles Kelly Publishing
  • CIEP

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, DIY & Crafts, Home & Garden, Writing & Publishing, Mystery & Crime, Education & Reference, Children’s Non-Fiction, Design, Architecture

Dick

Dick

London, United Kingdom

Experienced London-based editor of fiction (novels, short stories, plays), biography, art and culture and personal statements.


Work experience:

  • Shape London
  • Variorum Text Services
  • Waltham Forest Council
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political Science & Current Affairs, Religion & Spirituality, Classics, Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Humor & Comedy

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