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Kathryn S.

Kathryn S.

Chicago, United States

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Experienced developmental book editor specializing in parenting books as well as children's PB, MG and YA fiction.


Work experience:

  • Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • The Purcell Literary Agency
  • Entangled Publishing
  • Author Claudia Gray

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Middle Grade Children's Parenting & Families Non-Fiction

Avner L.

Avner L.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Professional editor, ghostwriter, and author of fiction and non-fiction who can help get you and your book across the finish line.


Work experience:

  • Texas-based Publishing Services Company
  • Freelance

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Business & Management Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Parenting & Families Political Science & Current Affairs Humanities & Social Sciences Sex & Relationships Historical Fiction Short Story

Fred L.

Fred L.

Chicago, IL, USA

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ICI-Certified Indexer specializing in scholarly works in the humanities, biographies, international relations and health. I index it right!


Work experience:

  • ContextualAnalysis

Services: Editing Indexing

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Humanities & Social Sciences LGBTQ Non-Fiction Nature Political Science & Current Affairs Technology Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Architecture

Timothy B.

Timothy B.

Chicago, IL, USA

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PhD Humanities, MFA Creative Writing, 12 Years Experience as Editor for Houghton Mifflin and McGraw-Hill, Published Fiction Writer


Work experience:

  • McGraw-Hill
  • Quarasan
  • Houghton Mifflin

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

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

Bailey F.

Bailey F.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Developmental editor of narrative nonfiction and literary fiction with experience at Hachette, Melville House, and SAGE.


Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Short Story Women's Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Non-Fiction Health & Wellbeing Self-Help & Self-Improvement Biographies & Memoirs

Alex M.

Alex M.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Children's book editor with experience in editing and content creation, passionate about championing people's stories.


Work experience:

  • Cottage Door Press
  • Albert Whitman & Company

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

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Picture Books Holiday LGBTQ Fiction Romance Young Adult Children’s Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Sex & Relationships

Kailee K.

Kailee K.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Conscientious copyeditor and proofreader. Formerly on staff at University of Chicago Press; freelance clients include Penguin Random House.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Norton Agency
  • GCM Grosvenor
  • Morningstar Inc.
  • University of Chicago Press
  • BowTie Press (now Lumina Media)

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Health & Wellbeing Non-Fiction Parenting & Families Self-Help & Self-Improvement Literary Fiction Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Historical Fiction Comics & Graphic Novels DIY & Crafts

Molly S.

Molly S.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Development Editor highly skilled in Mystery and Romance. Experience in NYC trade and educational publishing (Doubleday, Pearson).


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Pearson Education
  • American Booksellers Association
  • New York University
  • Doubleday
  • Jay Garon-Brooke Associates

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Mystery & Crime Fiction Romance Education & Reference Non-Fiction Science Fiction

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