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Thalia S.

Thalia S.

London, United Kingdom

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Editor with over a decade's experience working with best-selling authors at Pan Macmillan and HarperCollins . I'd love to hear from you.


Work experience:

  • Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation
  • HarperCollins
  • Pan Macmillan

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Health & Wellbeing Coming of Age

Andrew L.

Andrew L.

London, United Kingdom

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Friendly and precise editor and writing coach. Lots of experience with various genres. I'm an author, too. So I know what it's like.


Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Horror Thriller & Suspense Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction Dystopian Urban Fantasy Gaming & LitRPG

Caroline M.

Caroline M.

London, United Kingdom

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Non-fiction editor specialising in illustrated books, cookery, craft, home and garden. Experience includes Vintage Publishing and BBC Books.


Work experience:

  • Caroline McArthur
  • Vintage Publishing, Penguin Random House
  • BBC Books, Ebury Publishing, Random House
  • Duckworth Publishers

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & Wellbeing History Travel Home & Garden Music Entertainment Mystery & Crime Fiction Parenting & Families Thriller & Suspense Design Photography

Dan H.

Dan H.

London, United Kingdom

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London-based freelance editor of cookery and illustrated non-fiction books


Work experience:

  • Random House
  • Phaidon Press
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & Wellbeing Home & Garden Architecture Agriculture Parenting & Families

Mikaela P.

Mikaela P.

London, UK

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Experienced fiction editor at Penguin Random House. Respectful and supportive editorial advice. Love a story I can sink my teeth into.


Work experience:

  • Harvill Secker, VINTAGE, Penguin Random House
  • Penguin Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Contemporary Fiction Fiction Historical Fiction Fantasy Magical Realism Literary Fiction Humor & Comedy Dystopian Science Fiction Young Adult

Niamh M.

Niamh M.

London, UK

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I can help you find your voice, fix your pacing, figure out characterisation and make readers want to devour your every word.


Work experience:

  • In the History Books
  • riverrun (Hachette)
  • Quercus Children's Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Contemporary Fiction Short Story Women's Fiction Young Adult

Aly O.

Aly O.

London, UK

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Food, travel, literary fiction, and mental health editor. Worked at SAGE, Phaidon, TripSavvy, Narrative Magazine, and Red Hen Press.


Work experience:

  • SAGE Publications
  • Narrative Magazine
  • Phaidon Press
  • Jiwar Creation and Society (Barcelona) and Takt Kunstprojektraum (Berlin)
  • Red Hen Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Contemporary Fiction Fiction Literary Fiction Poetry Short Story Young Adult Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Non-Fiction Psychology Humanities & Social Sciences

Sasha C.

Sasha C.

London, UK

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Editor and author with expertise in allied health and cultural history. A series editor for Elsevier, I'm also a trained historian.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Elsevier

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Religion & Spirituality Non-Fiction Health & Wellbeing History Humanities & Social Sciences Education & Reference Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry Math & Science

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