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Anna

Anna

London, United Kingdom

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

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Fantasy, Middle Grade Fantasy, Contemporary Fiction, Coming of Age, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Picture Books

Clare

Clare

London, United Kingdom

A freelance copy-editor and proofreader specialising in cookery, craft and other lifestyle titles.


Work experience:

  • Cico Books
  • New Holland Publishers
  • Clare Sayer

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

Genres: DIY & Crafts, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Home & Garden, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits

Louise

Louise

London, UK

Editor of illustrated books for children and adults in art, history and travel. International clients: Lund Humphries, DK, and Scholastic.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Team Media
  • Various

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, History, Psychology, Travel, Children’s Non-Fiction, Business & Management, Architecture, Education & Reference

Dan

Dan

London, United Kingdom

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


Work experience:

  • Random House
  • Phaidon Press
  • Self-employed

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

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

Keith

Keith

London, United Kingdom

Nonfiction publisher (25 years) specializing in science; author of one nonfiction book, three scifi novels and many TV entertainment shows.


Work experience:

  • Oxford University Press
  • Addison-Wesley/Pearson Education
  • Pergamon Press
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Science Fiction, Fiction, Computers & Internet, Non-Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Math & Science, Philosophy, Humanities & Social Sciences, Technology, Physics & Chemistry, Entertainment, Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences

Shelley

Shelley

London, United Kingdom

A dynamic, experienced, qualified editor with 13+ years of commercial publishing success. Specialising in Adult, Children's and YA fiction.


Work experience:

  • The Eve White Agency
  • Shelley Instone Literary Consultancy/Agency
  • The Book Editorial Expert

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

Genres: Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Middle Grade, Children's, Women's Fiction, Coming of Age

Diane

Diane

London, United Kingdom

Experienced non-fiction ghostwriter, structural editor (book doctor) and copyeditor, specialising in the arts, humanities and biography.


Work experience:

  • Phaidon Press Ltd.
  • Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East
  • Academy Projects LLP
  • Macmillan Publishers
  • various

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

Genres: Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, History, Photography, Architecture, Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences, Math & Science

Charlotte

Charlotte

London, UK

15+ years' experience as an editor and publisher. I am adept at writing, development editing, copyediting and proofreading.


Work experience:

  • Pearson
  • Rhinegold Publishing

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

Genres: History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, Education & Reference, Religion & Spirituality

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