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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

Julie

Julie

Chicago, USA

Line editor and copy editor specializing in nonfiction, self-help, and memoir.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • American Planning Association

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Architecture, Design

Abigail

Abigail

Chicago, IL, USA

A line editor/copyeditor for books on library and information science, history, nature writing, general essay collections, and poetry.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Society of American Archivists
  • New England Botanical Society
  • Lettered Streets Press

Services: Editing Proofreading

Genres: Poetry, Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Education & Reference, Biographies & Memoirs, Career Guides, Antiques & Collectibles

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
  • Self-employed

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

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

Andrea

Andrea

Chicago, IL, USA

I'm a passionate children's book editor with nearly a decade of experience, focusing on SEL, multiculturalism, diversity, and tough topics.


Work experience:

  • Beaming Books/1517 Media
  • Albert Whitman & Company

Services: Editing Developmental Editing

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Middle Grade Fantasy, Picture Books, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Holiday, Social & Family Issues, Young Adult

Mohamad

Mohamad

Chicago, IL, USA

Ph.D level expertise with over 10 years of developmental, editing, and proofreading consulting experience.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • International Network for Hate Studies

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Philosophy, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, Political Science & Current Affairs, Law, Writing & Publishing, Biographies & Memoirs, Christian Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality

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