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Eve

Eve

United Kingdom

Recently Editorial Director for Hodder and Stoughton, previously at Penguin, I've worked with debuts, huge brands and unsigned writers


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Hodder & Stoughton, Hachette
  • Story Workshop

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Romance, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Women's Fiction, Young Adult

Sinead

Sinead

Windsor, United Kingdom

I am a qualified copy editor, proofreader and manuscript appraiser, with ten years' experience in the industry.


Work experience:

  • Published by HarperCollins
  • Freelance

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

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime

Deborah

Deborah

England, United Kingdom

Editor/proofreader: experience in post-doc level books to EYFS and primary KS1 via academic articles, theses and commercial reports


Work experience:

  • Wordwisewebb
  • Warwick Business School
  • SGS Environment
  • Oxfordshire County Council

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Nature, Engineering, Math & Science, Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Parenting & Families, Physics & Chemistry, Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences, Life Sciences

Jude

Jude

United Kingdom

Multi award writer with a Masters in Writing (Distinction). Published since 2004 - Collins, Hodder, Pearsons and more.


Work experience:

  • Jude Ensaff

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children's, Fiction, Young Adult, ELT

Maartje

Maartje

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Experienced and friendly non-fiction editor with a passion for bringing your stories, research and ideas to a wide audience.


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Cambridge University Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Writing & Publishing, Art, Biographies & Memoirs, Nature

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 Developmental Editing 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

Tom

Tom

London, United Kingdom

Highly experienced academic and educational book editor, previously worked as Senior Book Production Editor for a leading publishing house.


Work experience:

  • Tom Bedford | Editorial Services
  • SAGE

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry, Math & Science, Political Science & Current Affairs, History, Sociology, Education & Reference

Tamsin

Tamsin

England, United Kingdom

An expert in pairing words and pictures for internationally renowned institutions, galleries and publishers


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Phaidon Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Antiques & Collectibles, Home & Garden, Philosophy, Design, Photography, Architecture

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