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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

Kathryn

Kathryn

Chicago, United States

Experienced developmental book editor specializing in parenting books as well as children's PB, MG and YA fiction.


Work experience:

  • Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • The Purcell Literary Agency
  • Entangled Publishing
  • Author Claudia Gray

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Parenting & Families, Non-Fiction

Elayne

Elayne

Chicago, IL, USA

Published author and former associate editor with Macmillan Publishers offering editorial services across multiple genres of fiction.


Work experience:

  • Tor Teen, Macmillan Publishers
  • Tor Books, Macmillan Publishers

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Query Letter Review

Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's

Timothy

Timothy

Chicago, IL, USA

PhD Humanities, MFA Creative Writing, 12 Years Experience as Editor for Houghton Mifflin and McGraw-Hill, Published Fiction Writer


Work experience:

  • McGraw-Hill
  • Quarasan
  • Houghton Mifflin

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Philosophy, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Writing & Publishing, Science Fiction, Fiction, Education & Reference, Children’s Non-Fiction

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, Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Parenting & Families, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Sex & Relationships, Historical Fiction, Short Story

Jenni

Jenni

Chicago, IL, USA

A context-driven approach to copyediting and a sharp eye for proofing. See my full profile for my standard per-word rates.


Work experience:

  • Blue Finch Books
  • The University of Chicago Press

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Science Fiction, Fiction, Mystery & Crime, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Math & Science, Romantic Suspense, Romance, Thriller & Suspense, Young Adult

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

Phil

Phil

Chicago, IL, USA

News guy at heart, believe in grammar and telling stories. World-view shaped by life abroad and 60 years as a Chicago Cubs fan.


Work experience:

  • PhilWrites
  • Bloomberg News
  • St. Martin's Press
  • Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal

Services: Editing Developmental Editing

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Sports & Outdoors, Technology

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