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Anna B.

Anna B.

London, United Kingdom

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I have 10+ years' experience working on children's and YA writing at UK publishers including Hachette and HarperCollins.


Work experience:

  • Octopus (Hachette)
  • Carlton Books
  • Orchard (Hachette)
  • Egmont
  • N/A

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

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Fantasy Middle Grade Fantasy Science Fiction Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult Picture Books

Donna H.

Donna H.

London, United Kingdom

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Freelance publishing consultant and editor (based in the UK) with a huge amount of experience in publishing, from editing to commissioning


Work experience:

  • Harlequin UK Ltd
  • Little, Brown
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Romance Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Humor & Comedy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Young Adult

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

Anna J.

Anna J.

London, United Kingdom

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Award-winning editor and publisher with a near-obsessive eye and over fifteen years experience in the industry.


Work experience:

  • The Pigeonhole
  • Random House
  • Peters, Fraser & Dunlop
  • Curtis Brown
  • The Bookseller

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Historical Fiction Horror Thriller & Suspense Short Story Fantasy Science Fiction Women's Fiction

Fiona M.

Fiona M.

London, UK

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14 years experience on psychology, health and self-help titles at a top London publisher, with quality authors and award-winning books.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Health & wellbeing Non-Fiction New Age Parenting & Families Psychology Humanities & Social Sciences Self-help & Self-improvement Sex & Relationships

Lisa G.

Lisa G.

London, UK

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With 10 years' experience in academic publishing, I specialise in translating complex information into engaging text that is a joy to read.


Work experience:

  • Clear cut copy
  • Touch Group
  • Biba
  • Burson-Marsteller

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Physics & Chemistry Math & Science LGBTQ (non fiction) Entertainment

Sophie N.

Sophie N.

London, United Kingdom

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Freelance editor, ghost writer and copy writer with experience in STM, trade, memoir, history and academic publishing.


Work experience:

  • LifeBook Ltd
  • Touch Medical Media
  • The History Press | Pitkin Publishing | Phillimore & Co
  • www.sn-media.co.uk
  • Pavilion Books/Pitkin Publishing

Services: Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Travel Writing & Publishing Education & Reference Life Sciences Math & Science Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry

Sarah U.

Sarah U.

London, UK

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I'm a meticulous proofreader and editor with over 20 years' experience in non-fiction publishing. I can help to make your book market-ready.


Work experience:

  • Eddison Books Ltd
  • Amber Books Ltd
  • Anness Publishing Ltd
  • Sarah E. Uttridge

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Health & wellbeing Non-Fiction Self-help & Self-improvement Transportation Travel Nature New Age Children's - Non-fiction Children's Fiction

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