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Sarindar

Sarindar

United Kingdom

I have more than 20 years experience in writing/editing educational books, magazines, technical editing and web editing/writing


Work experience:

  • Macmillan UK
  • Multimedia Communications, Singapore
  • Marshall Cavendish, Singapore
  • Educational Publishing House, Singapore
  • Horizon Knowledge Solutions Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Shing Lee Publishers Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Chacon Publishing Inc, Calgary, Canada

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Education & Reference, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Math & Science, Writing & Publishing

Selena

Selena

Preston, United Kingdom

Highly experienced proofreader and copy-editor of healthcare/biomedical, academic, business and miscellaneous subjects at competitive rates.


Work experience:

  • Beaumont Pro Editorial Services
  • I.M.S. Health (now IQVIA)
  • Elsevier Science (Pergamon Press)

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Health & Wellbeing, Non-Fiction, Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry, Math & Science, Humanities & Social Sciences, Nature, Education & Reference, Life Sciences

Shelley

Shelley

London, United Kingdom

An experienced, insightful developmental editor with 12 years of solid commercial success. Transforming manuscripts into bestselling novels!


Work experience:

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

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Young Adult, Espionage, Chick Lit, Women's Fiction, Romance

Jackie

Jackie

Hampshire, United Kingdom

Jackie has been editing and proofreading for more than twenty-five years; food, travel, fiction.


Work experience:

  • AA Publishing
  • Freelance

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Travel, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy

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

Judith

Judith

Exeter, United Kingdom

A publisher, copy-editor and proofreader with over 30 years' experience working for a wide range of publishers as well as working freelance.


Work experience:

  • Alan Sutton Publishing
  • Blackwell Academic
  • Nelson Thornes
  • Napier University, Edinburgh
  • Pearson Education
  • Emerald
  • Learning Matters
  • Reflect Press Ltd
  • F&W Media International LTD
  • Amberley Publishing
  • n/a
  • RHE Media Ltd
  • Professional Publishing Services UK

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

Genres: Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Nature, Philosophy, Psychology, Writing & Publishing, Photography

Emily

Emily

London, United Kingdom

A Bookseller Rising Star and commercial fiction editor with ten years editing experience at Penguin Random House, Hachette and HarperCollins


Work experience:

  • Quercus (Hachette UK)
  • Ebury & Del Rey (Penguin Random House)
  • Orion Publishing (Hachette UK)
  • Avon (HarperCollins)

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

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Tim

Tim

York, United Kingdom

Experienced editor specialising in science fiction, horror and YA fiction – offering MS assessment, structural editing and copyediting.


Work experience:

  • CGP
  • Pearson
  • Scholastic
  • British Fantasy Society
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Short Story, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Psychological Thriller

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