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Tricia C.

Tricia C.

Portland, United States

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Copyeditor and proofreader formerly at Random House and Penguin, specializing in novels and short stories for adult and young readers.


Work experience:

  • Callahan Editorial
  • Howler Magazine
  • Random House Children's Books
  • Penguin Group (USA)
  • Slice Magazine

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Middle Grade Children's

Kelly L.

Kelly L.

Phoenix, United States

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I am passionate about the written word! I have 15+ years in editing in all genres, with special attention to business and travel.


Work experience:

  • Waking the Dream, LLC
  • Immanence Journal
  • Gently Read Literature (GRL)
  • International Artist Publishing
  • Perseus Books Group
  • The Story Laboratory

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

Genres: Romance Fiction Business & Management Non-Fiction Travel Poetry Mystery & Crime

Kelley B.

Kelley B.

Eugene, United States

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As a trusted freelance editor, I've edited hundreds of books: memoir, travel, current events, food/bev, relationships/sexuality, health.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Biblio: Exploring the World of Books
  • Global Special Risks
  • Houston Press

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Political Science & Current Affairs Travel Psychology Humanities & Social Sciences Sex & Relationships Parenting & Families

Brooke M.

Brooke M.

Denver, United States

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Experienced (9 yrs in-house, 13 yrs freelance), nonfiction editor specializing in content editing, copy editing, and proofreading.


Work experience:

  • Chicago Review Press
  • Perseus Books Group (now Hachette)
  • Westview Press in the Perseus Books Group (now Hachette)
  • Word Hawk Editing, LLC

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

Genres: History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Music Philosophy Entertainment Parenting & Families Biographies & Memoirs Children's - Non-fiction

Jim S.

Jim S.

Beaverton, United States

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An editor with over twenty years of publishing experience at major houses, who has a sweet spot for genre fiction and comic books.


Work experience:

  • Working Vacation Studios
  • Kirkus Media, LLC
  • Hachette Book Group
  • Time Warner Book Group/Hachette Book Group
  • DC Comics

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Action & Adventure Horror Thriller & Suspense Comics (non fiction) Non-Fiction Mashups Plays & Screenplays Mystery & Crime Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Science Fiction

Deborah H.

Deborah H.

Woodstock, United States

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I have over 20 years' experience editing popular nonfiction and fiction, with a recent focus on psychology, philosophy, and current affairs.


Work experience:

  • Deborah Heimann, Editor
  • The Communication Initiative
  • Freelance
  • Alan Bernhard Creative Enterprises (ABCE)

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Political Science & Current Affairs Non-Fiction Nature Philosophy Humanities & Social Sciences Psychology Mystery & Crime Fiction Economics Biographies & Memoirs Short Story

Stephanie H.

Stephanie H.

Lansdale, United States

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Editor, proofreader, reader. Wrangler of run-away trains of thought and foxhound puppies.


Work experience:

  • Temple University Press
  • Penn State Press
  • ASTM International
  • SLL Editorial

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Religion & Spirituality

Matthew S.

Matthew S.

Durham, NC, United States

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Copy editor specializing in humanities, social sciences, general and creative nonfiction, as well as literary fiction.


Work experience:

  • Matthew Somoroff, Editor
  • UNC Press
  • Duke University

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Political Science & Current Affairs Music Education & Reference Literary Fiction Fiction Art Health & wellbeing

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