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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 Copy Editing Proofreading

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

Nathan

Nathan

Chicago, IL, USA

Writer and editor with 5+ years of experience. Has worked at the Kenyon Review and Tin House Books, among other publications.


Work experience:

  • Tin House Books
  • MAYDAY Magazine
  • Agate Publishing House
  • The Kenyon Review

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Short Story

Bailey

Bailey

Chicago, IL, USA

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

Marya

Marya

Chicago, IL, USA

Chicago-based writer & editor with 20+ yrs experience. I get up to speed on new topics quickly and enjoy supporting writers.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Duncan Associates
  • American Planning Association

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

Genres: Anthologies, Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Design, Geography, Law, Transportation

Alex

Alex

Chicago, IL, USA

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


Work experience:

  • Independent Publisher
  • 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

Esther

Esther

Chicago, IL, USA

Eagle-eyed proofreader and copy editor with nearly a decade of publishing experience. I make your stories error-free and a joy to read.


Work experience:

  • Albert Whitman
  • Kidsbooks
  • Phoenix International Publications, Inc.
  • The Little Things Publishing, LLC
  • Lemur Press
  • Penguin Random House - Penguin Young Readers
  • Mascot Books
  • Scholastic
  • Macmillan Publishing
  • ABRAMS
  • Charlesbridge Publishing
  • National Geographic Kids
  • Simon & Schuster

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Picture Books, Young Adult, Romantic Comedy, Romance, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Women's Fiction, Historical Fiction

Evan

Evan

Chicago, IL, USA

Highly skilled editor with 10 years of experience. Writing is a collaborative process—let's create the best version of your work together!


Work experience:

  • Association Management Center
  • Eclectica Magazine
  • DePaul University Center for Writing-based Learning
  • Freelance
  • Agate Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, Short Story, Literary Fiction, Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry, Math & Science, Non-Fiction, Humanities & Social Sciences

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 Copy Editing Proofreading

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

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