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Will

Will

Chicago, United States

Trusted copy editor and proofreader for romance, mystery, suspense, sci-fi, and fantasy.


Work experience:

  • University of Iowa Press
  • Berkley Publishing (Penguin Random House)
  • Harlequin Romance
  • Orbit Books / Redhook (Hachette)

Services: Editing editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Short Story, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Fantasy, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult

Carla

Carla

Chicago, IL, USA

Meticulous, results-oriented copy editor and proofreader with 13 years of experience across a wide variety of both fiction and nonfiction


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • American Medical Association
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Palgrave Macmillan
  • Macmillan

Services: Editing editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Women's Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Sports & Outdoors, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Entertainment

Tom

Tom

Chicago, IL, USA

Bring the power of my decades of editing experience to your manuscript. Special expertise in copy editing and proofreading.


Work experience:

  • Nieman Inc
  • McGraw-Hill Education
  • Self-employed
  • McDougal Littell / Houghton Mifflin
  • John Hope Community Academy / Chicago Public Schools
  • World Book Inc.

Services: Editing editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Education & Reference, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, Humanities & Social Sciences, Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Story, Humor & Comedy

Richard

Richard

Chicago, IL, USA

I am a writer, editor, and researcher with 15 years of experience. I work with all kinds of content, from science to business to marketing.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Life Sciences, Math & Science, Non-Fiction, Nature, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Entertainment, Home & Garden, History

Helena

Helena

Chicago, IL, USA

Nonfiction editor with indie in-house experience. Focused on social justice, art and design, and LGBTQ+ topics. Collaborative and curious.


Work experience:

  • Schiffer Publishing

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

Genres: LGBTQ Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Political Science & Current Affairs, Design, History, Biographies & Memoirs

Jenni

Jenni

Chicago, IL, USA

A context-driven approach to copyediting and a sharp eye for proofing. See my full profile for my standard per-word rates.


Work experience:

  • Blue Finch Books
  • The University of Chicago Press

Services: Editing editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Science Fiction, Fiction, Mystery & Crime, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Life Sciences, Math & Science, Thriller & Suspense, Art, Business & Management, Writing & Publishing

Christa

Christa

Chicago, IL, USA

Development and copy editor working with NY publishers, bestselling/award-winning indie authors since 2011. Multi-published YA author.


Work experience:

  • Samhain Publishing
  • Editor Christa Désir

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review query-letter-review

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

Avner

Avner

Chicago, IL, USA

Professional editor, ghostwriter, and author of literary 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 editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Historical Fiction, Short Story, Contemporary Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Humor & Comedy

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