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Tom

Tom

Plymouth, United Kingdom

I am an editor, a prize-winning author and creative writing lecturer with more than ten years' experience.


Work experience:

  • Short Fiction Literary Journal
  • Plymouth University
  • Arvon

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Story, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense

Hannah

Hannah

Oxford, United Kingdom

An editor with expertise in children's books, literacy and artwork design, I’ve worked with authors such as Julia Donaldson and Terry Deary.


Work experience:

  • Pearson Plc
  • Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
  • Oxford University Press
  • Hamilton Trust
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Camel Publishing Ltd.
  • BBC
  • Oxford Inspires
  • Blue Tutors
  • University of Oxford
  • Forge Media, University of Sheffield

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

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Picture Books, Comics & Graphic Novels, Young Adult, Literary Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Education & Reference, Comics Non-Fiction, ELT

Jim

Jim

Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Drawing on more than 20 years of editorial experience, I offer proofreading and copyediting services. Let's work together.


Work experience:

  • Automobile Association
  • Freelance

Services: Editing editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Travel, Non-Fiction, Education & Reference, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Romance

Luke

Luke

North Shields, United Kingdom

Freelance copy-editing, proofreading and plain language support; working with publishers, businesses, charities, students and other writers.


Work experience:

  • Various voluntary organisations; Newcastle City Council
  • Book publishers; County Durham, UK
  • Luke Finley Editorial

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

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Music, Psychology, Entertainment, Economics

Sarah

Sarah

Lincoln, United Kingdom

A former Senior Editor at Bonnier, I'm now a freelance editor with experience in a wide variety of genres. Specialist in romance fiction.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Totally Entwined Group (Bonnier Publishing)

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

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery & Crime, Paranormal Romance, Young Adult, Fantasy, LGBTQ Fiction

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

Joanne

Joanne

London, United Kingdom

Editor, copy-editor and proofreader, formerly editor at Orion Books. Now working with authors to help them achieve their writing goals.


Work experience:

  • Hodder & Stoughton
  • Headline Publishing (Hachette UK)
  • John Murray (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Orion Books
  • Gledhill Editorial & Literary Consultancy

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

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Young Adult, Humor & Comedy, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense

Holly

Holly

Kent, United Kingdom

Freelance copyeditor and proofreader specialising in children's fiction and adult non-fiction.


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Hot Key Books
  • Holly Kyte

Services: Editing editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Classics, Entertainment, Middle Grade, Children's, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense

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