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Margaret N.

Margaret N.

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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I edit cookbooks, craft titles, gift-y nonfiction. I've worked on everything from astrophysics texts to NYT-bestselling literary mashups.


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Quirk Books
  • Beacon PreMedia Global (now Lumina Datamatics)
  • East Falls Bakery
  • Police Legal Sciences
  • The Writing Center at Kenyon College
  • Zanesville Art Museum

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

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Humor & Comedy Art Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Humanities & Social Sciences Mashups Writing & Publishing Calendars Comics & Graphic Novels Design Photography Architecture

Heather A.

Heather A.

New York, United States

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Children's book and kidlit editor specializing in picture books, middle grade, young adult and graphic novels.


Work experience:

  • Heather Alexander Editorial
  • Pippin Properties
  • Dial Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House
  • Audible

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Fiction Young Adult Picture Books Middle Grade Comics & Graphic Novels Children's

Dave V.

Dave V.

Seattle, United States

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Experienced copyeditor, proofreader, and fact checker proficient with Chicago style. I specialize in literary and historical fiction.


Work experience:

  • (self-employed)
  • Girl Friday Productions

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Humanities & Social Sciences Action & Adventure Christian Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Music Fantasy Self-help & Self-improvement True Crime

Carolyn L.

Carolyn L.

Garrison, NY, United States

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Content editor, style wrangler, and grammar geek with 13 years of experience at a major NYC publisher. I specialize in nonfiction.


Work experience:

  • Bedford/St. Martin's
  • well-known editorial services company
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Health & wellbeing History Humanities & Social Sciences Comics (non fiction) Self-help & Self-improvement Education & Reference

Brittany W.

Brittany W.

Rye, United States

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Experienced cookbook and spirits editor and proofreader with a background in nonfiction publishing.


Work experience:

  • Cider Mill Press Book Publishers
  • Book Passage Bookstore
  • Saint Mary's College of California
  • MARY: A Journal of New Writing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Non-Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Nature Education & Reference

Bruno G.

Bruno G.

Seattle, WA, United States

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Your first reader and best collaborator. I edit novels, art books, and scholarly manuscripts.


Work experience:

  • Editing by George
  • Six Red Marbles
  • Asymptote Journal
  • Microsoft and Vendors to Microsoft
  • Harvard Summer School

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Romance Art Health & wellbeing Humanities & Social Sciences Historical Fiction Mystery & Crime Fantasy

Estelle L.

Estelle L.

New York, United States

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Agency Associate at one of New York's top agencies and acclaimed author specializing in developing and polishing Y.A. and middle grade.


Work experience:

  • Folio Literary Management
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Fiction Young Adult Picture Books Middle Grade Children's

Warren H.

Warren H.

Philadelphia, United States

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PhD with 10+years as editor and proofreader for nonfiction and plays. Author of two successful books and four plays.


Work experience:

  • Philadelphia Theatre Company
  • The Gershman Y
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
  • Association for Jewish Studies

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Art History Humanities & Social Sciences Religion & Spirituality Cultural & Ethnic LGBTQ (non fiction) Entertainment Plays & Screenplays Short Story

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