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Kimberly

Kimberly

Union, United States

I've been a freelance proofreader for close to 20 years. I've proofread everything from cookbooks to business books for major publishers.


Work experience:

  • John Wiley & Sons
  • Word for Word

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Health & Wellbeing, Religion & Spirituality, Home & Garden, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Joel

Joel

Oakland, CA, United States

Ace dev editor; seasoned copy/line/proofer. 45+ titles for Amazon Pub and I'm genre friendly. Show me your book so we can talk about it


Work experience:

  • Amazon Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction, Sports & Outdoors, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs

Tammy

Tammy

California, United States

Editor specializing in fantasy and science fiction and their many subgenres. As dedicated to words as a hobbit to breakfast.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Epic Fantasy

Deborah

Deborah

Woodstock, United States

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 Indexing

Genres: Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Nature, Philosophy, Psychology, Economics, Biographies & Memoirs, Health & Wellbeing, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Tera

Tera

South Bend, United States

Editor with 10+ years of experience specializing in developmental edits and copy editing, with a focus on romance and all romance subgenres.


Work experience:

  • Entangled Publishing
  • Samhain Publishing
  • Kensington Lyrical
  • Cuskaden Editorial and Publishing Services

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

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Young Adult, LGBTQ Fiction, Women's Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Abby

Abby

Portland, United States

Dedicated editor of children's books specializing in middle grade and YA fiction. Worked at HarperCollins, Disney-Hyperion, and Scholastic.


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins
  • Disney-Hyperion
  • Scholastic
  • Abby Ranger Editorial, LLC

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Picture Books, Children's, Fiction, Middle Grade, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Middle Grade Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult

Cynthia

Cynthia

Palo Alto, United States

I'm a freelance editor and collaborator who worked at HarperCollins Publishers for nine years before going freelance. Non-fiction only.


Work experience:

  • CDT Editorial
  • HarperOne (a division of HarperCollins Publishers)
  • Literary Mama
  • Substack

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Humanities & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Psychology, Entertainment, New Age, Sex & Relationships, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Parenting & Families

Julie

Julie

New York, United States

Seasoned copyeditor and proofreader, supporting authors of high-quality fiction and nonfiction. (Helping authors look good since 1993).


Work experience:

  • Open Road Integrated Media
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Disney Publishing Worldwide
  • HarperCollins Children's Books
  • Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books
  • HarperCollins Publishers, HarperPaperbacks and HarperPrism
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Historical Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's

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Done with your first draft, but have no idea how to proceed? It’s true that there are several different types of editing, and the type you need will depend entirely on the state of your book — but being the author yourself, it’s unlikely you can be objective about its strengths and weaknesses.


So to save money on unnecessary or premature edits, hire someone to give your book an editorial assessment first. These editors look at your work and offer clear, concise feedback about areas in which you need to improve. This might be anything from weird spacing to gaping plot hole, so brace yourself for the gamut of editorial suggestions.


Of course, it’s possible that your assessment will come back with a stamp of approval and just one note: publish. But it’s more possible that an editorial assessment of a rough draft will come back with at least a few suggestions. The good news is that, after getting a thorough editorial assessment, you know exactly where you stand — it takes the nerve-racking guesswork away, so you can move forward with your publishing journey.


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