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Hannah

Hannah

Oxford, United Kingdom

An editor with expertise in children's books, literacy and artwork design, I’ve worked with authors such as Julia Donaldson and Terry Deary.


Work experience:

  • Pearson Plc
  • Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
  • Oxford University Press
  • Hamilton Trust
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Camel Publishing Ltd.
  • BBC
  • Oxford Inspires
  • Blue Tutors
  • University of Oxford
  • Forge Media, University of Sheffield

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

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Picture Books, Comics & Graphic Novels, Young Adult, Literary Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Education & Reference, Comics Non-Fiction, ELT

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

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

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

Parul

Parul

London, United Kingdom

Professional editor w/ 10 years of experience at Random House, Quercus. Cofounder: London Writers' Salon. Genre: Thrillers, Non-fiction, YA.


Work experience:

  • Random House
  • Quercus/ now Hachette
  • Cornerstones
  • London Writers' Salon
  • Eccles Fisher

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

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery & Crime, Middle Grade, Children's

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

Helen

Helen

United Kingdom

15 years of in-house editorial experience specialising in children's fiction (MG, teen and YA). Previously Editor-at-Large for Hachette.


Work experience:

  • Helen Thomas
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • Orion Children's Books
  • Scholastic Ltd
  • Columbia University

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Middle Grade Fantasy, Young Adult, Women's Fiction, Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, New Age, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Writing & Publishing

Philip

Philip

London, United Kingdom

Experienced commissioning editor, enthusiastic about literary fiction and narrative non-fiction. Competitive rates and publishing advice.


Work experience:

  • Unbound
  • Faber & Faber
  • Waterstones
  • Charlie Byrne's Books

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Nature, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Short Story, Thriller & Suspense

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 editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review 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

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