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Perrin

Perrin

Chicago, IL, United States

Cookbooks are my specialty—books I have edited have won or been finalists for James Beard, IACP, and Gourmand awards.


Work experience:

  • Agate Publishing
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Health & Wellbeing, Home & Garden, Economics, Humanities & Social Sciences

Susan

Susan

Chicago, IL, USA

Fiction editor of SF/F and romance (trade, indie, and apps). Lover of all things nerdy, steamy, and in between.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review Book Coaching

Genres: Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Epic Fantasy, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Romantic Suspense, Space Opera, Science Fiction

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

Joe

Joe

Chicago, IL, USA

Fast. Friendly. Experienced. Thorough. I'm here to help you be your best. Sample edits available.


Work experience:

  • Solution Tree Press
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Science Fiction, Fiction, Fantasy, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Entertainment, Sex & Relationships, Literary Fiction

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

Chris

Chris

Chicago, IL, USA

I have written and edited K-12 educational materials, textbooks, ancillary material, and online programs for the last 18 years.


Work experience:

  • Nystrom Education, Social Studies School Services
  • Nystrom | Herff Jones

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Education & Reference, Non-Fiction, Geography, Humanities & Social Sciences, History

Travis

Travis

Chicago, IL, USA

A seasoned editor of sports titles and literary fiction, Travis has partnered with acclaimed authors, trusted insiders, and Hall of Famers.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Beijing Language and Culture University
  • Sports Publishing LLC
  • TrueHoop

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Plays & Screenplays, Short Story, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Inspirational, Literary Fiction

Christina

Christina

Chicago, IL, USA

I'm a professional children's book editor with experience in trade, licensed, and educational publishing.


Work experience:

  • American Reading Company
  • Sterling Children's Books (now Union Square & Co.)
  • Simon Spotlight, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
  • Independent Publishers Group
  • Albert Whitman & Company

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Picture Books, Coming of Age, Young Adult, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction

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