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Shire

Shire

Berkeley, CA, USA

A fiction/non-fiction editor with wide-ranging interests, I specialize in refining the elements of good writing: voice, style, and grammar.


Work experience:

  • Inkshares
  • Lost Roads Press
  • Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • New Directions

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

Genres: Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Contemporary Romance, Romance

John

John

Berkeley, CA, USA

I'm a trained, experienced, professional copyeditor and proofreader looking to help self-publishing nonfiction authors.


Work experience:

  • Author's Voice Editing

Services: Editing editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Education & Reference, Design, Health & Wellbeing, Home & Garden, New Age, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

John

John

Berkeley, CA, USA

A veteran editor and writer who can help polish your fiction and nonfiction manuscripts.


Work experience:

  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Humanities & Social Sciences, Contemporary Fiction

Jourdan

Jourdan

Berkeley, CA, USA

Cookbook editor/proofreader and food industry veteran with several years' experience in traditional print and digital media.


Work experience:

  • Insight Editions
  • Cheese Plus
  • Tastemade (formerly ChefsFeed)
  • Textbroker

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

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction

Dawn

Dawn

Hoboken, NJ, United States

Deep experience editing memoir, narrative nonfiction, novels and short stories.


Work experience:

  • Reader's Digest
  • O, The Oprah Magazine
  • More Magazine
  • The Literarian
  • Independent editor

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

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Literary Fiction, Fiction

Melissa

Melissa

Berkeley, CA, USA

I'm your partner in book publishing success, with 19 years of experience working on psychology, health, and wellness books!


Work experience:

  • New Harbinger Publications
  • Words to Honey Content Services

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

Genres: Health & Wellbeing, Non-Fiction, Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Writing & Publishing, Sex & Relationships, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Home & Garden, Nature, New Age

Maria

Maria

Portland, United States

Specializing in INDEXING with 17 years of experience, I can provide a great index to raise the value of your book for buyers. Let's talk!


Work experience:

  • Index Plus
  • Keller, Gottlieb & Gorin
  • Clark County Law Library

Services: Editing editing Indexing indexing

Genres: Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Law, Humanities & Social Sciences, Psychology, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Education & Reference, Parenting & Families

Erica

Erica

Parrish, United States

Freelance editor offering friendly but thorough editing to independent authors.


Work experience:

  • Ink Deep Editing

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Picture Books, Children's, Health & Wellbeing

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