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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 Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

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

Karen B.

Karen B.

London, United Kingdom

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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

Sophie O.

Sophie O.

London, United Kingdom

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A hands-on, empathetic fiction editor with over ten years’ experience at two major publishing houses.


Work experience:

  • Scribner, Simon & Schuster
  • Mantle, Pan Macmillan
  • Pan Macmillan
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Short Story Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

James R.

James R.

London, UK

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Experienced non-fiction editor and researcher with a decade's experience at large publishers. Focused on technology, politics and society.


Work experience:

  • Packt Publishing
  • Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
  • Springer Nature
  • Mossycoat Theatre Company
  • JRP Editorial

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Sociology Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Political Science & Current Affairs Technology Business & Management Plays & Screenplays Fiction Writing & Publishing Computers & Internet Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Lisa E.

Lisa E.

London, UK

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Freelance editor with 25 years' experience in UK children's publishing. Published The Hunger Games, His Dark Materials, Horrible Histories.


Work experience:

  • Hachette Children's Books group
  • Publishing Training Centre
  • Templar Publishing
  • Carlton Books
  • Scholastic UK
  • Redwood Tree Publishing

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

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Children’s Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Young Adult

Nicole K.

Nicole K.

London, UK

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I am a freelance editor, with over 25 years' experience in social sciences and humanities and with a passion for social justice.


Work experience:

  • International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
  • Nicole Kenton /HAND Edit and Design

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Agriculture Non-Fiction Education & Reference Humanities & Social Sciences Political Science & Current Affairs

Crystal M.

Crystal M.

London, UK

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Editor. 10+ years publishing industry experience including at Penguin Random House. Loves working with all authors across genres and styles


Work experience:

  • Independent Publisher
  • The Literary Consultancy
  • Kingston University
  • Canongate Publishers
  • ZED Books
  • Penguin Random House
  • Peters, Fraser and Dunlop Literary, Film and TV Agency

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Mystery & Crime Fiction Cultural & Ethnic Literary Fiction Women's Fiction Entertainment Non-Fiction True Crime Self-Help & Self-Improvement Political Science & Current Affairs Humanities & Social Sciences

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

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