Hire a Book Editor in Chicago

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Will T.

Will T.

Chicago, United States

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


Work experience:

  • University of Iowa Press
  • Franciscan Media
  • Kirkus Editorial
  • Girl Friday Productions
  • American Literary Review
  • Crab Orchard Review
  • Berkley / Penguin Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Short Story Romance Science Fiction Mystery & Crime 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

Perrin D.

Perrin D.

Chicago, IL, United States

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


Work experience:

  • Agate Publishing
  • Perrin Davis

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

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Health & wellbeing Political Science & Current Affairs Travel Home & Garden Writing & Publishing Economics

Abby S.

Abby S.

Chicago, United States

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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

Molly S.

Molly S.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Development Editor highly skilled in Mystery and Romance. Experience in NYC trade and educational publishing (Doubleday, Pearson).


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Pearson Education
  • American Booksellers Association
  • New York University
  • Doubleday
  • Jay Garon-Brooke Associates

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Mystery & Crime Fiction Romance Education & Reference Non-Fiction Science Fiction

Carla B.

Carla B.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Meticulous, results-oriented copy editor and proofreader with 12 years of experience across a wide variety of both fiction and nonfiction


Work experience:

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

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

Marya M.

Marya M.

Chicago, IL, USA

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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 Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Design Geography Humanities & Social Sciences Law Transportation

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