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Jill W.

Jill W.

Chicago, United States

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Experienced developmental editor - I love all genres! Dedicated to assessing and improving manuscripts for readability and marketability.


Work experience:

  • JWelsh Editorial and Writing Coaching
  • Goodheart-Willcox Publishers
  • University of Chicago Graham School

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Humor & Comedy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Computers & Internet Cultural & Ethnic Mystery & Crime Fantasy Self-Help & Self-Improvement Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense

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

Susan B.

Susan B.

Chicago, IL, USA

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A former Hachette editor of SF/F, romance, and commercial fiction. Lover of all things nerdy, steamy, and everything in between.


Work experience:

  • Susan Barnes Editing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Urban Fantasy Fantasy Fiction Science Fiction Paranormal Romance Romance Thriller & Suspense Epic Fantasy Contemporary Romance Historical Romance Romantic Suspense

Richard P.

Richard P.

Chicago, IL, USA

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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 Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

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

Christa D.

Christa D.

Chicago, IL, USA

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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 Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

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

Cassie G.

Cassie G.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Experienced fiction, YA, and children's editor focused on precision, constructive criticism, and lots of Parks and Rec references.


Work experience:

  • Sourcebooks
  • Open Road Integrated Media

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

Genres: Children's Fiction Young Adult Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction True Crime Romance Children’s Non-Fiction

Leslie B.

Leslie B.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Editor with a strong background in biology, medical, and nonfiction writing with experience working with both online and print publications.


Work experience:

  • Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
  • Self-employed
  • AIM Specialty Health

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry Math & Science Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Fashion & Textiles Life Sciences Writing & Publishing Economics Humanities & Social Sciences Health & Wellbeing Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies

Alex M.

Alex M.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Children's book editor with experience in editing and content production of books ranging from board to YA novels.


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

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