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Abby

Abby

Chicago, United States

I'm a literary agent who specializes in commercial/genre and literary fiction and select nonfiction (cooking, narrative)


Work experience:

  • The Lark Group
  • Browne & Miller Literary Associates
  • Sourcebooks
  • John Wiley & Sons

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense

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 Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

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

Susan

Susan

Chicago, IL, USA

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

Sasha

Sasha

Chicago, IL, USA

Copy editor and proofreader focused on genre fiction (sci-fi/fantasy, romance/erotica, mysteries/thrillers).


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Penguin Random House
  • Oxford University Press
  • Bloomsbury USA
  • Barnes & Noble Booksellers
  • University of Minnesota Press
  • Milkweed Editions
  • American Medical Association

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult, Thriller & Suspense

Avner

Avner

Chicago, IL, USA

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, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Sex & Relationships, Historical Fiction, Short Story, Contemporary Fiction, Thriller & Suspense

Bunmi

Bunmi

Chicago, IL, USA

Experienced editor and writer, primarily in children's and young adult literature. Former journalist and middle school teacher.


Work experience:

  • Sourcebooks
  • Character Lab
  • Kidsbooks
  • Penguin Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Cultural & Ethnic, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Picture Books, Christian Fiction

Will

Will

Chicago, United States

Trusted copy editor and proofreader for romance, mystery, thriller, fantasy, sci-fi, and weird short stories.


Work experience:

  • University of Iowa Press
  • Kirkus Editorial
  • American Literary Review
  • Crab Orchard Review
  • Berkley / Penguin Random House
  • Scribe Media

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

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

Dani

Dani

Chicago, IL, USA

NYT Bestselling editor with nearly a decade of experience across three of the Big Five Publishers, specializing in storytelling


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Hachette Book Group
  • HarperCollins

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Sex & Relationships, Short Story, Fiction, Picture Books, Children's, Middle Grade, Comics & Graphic Novels

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