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Jon

Jon

Kansas City, MO, USA

Professional book editor and writer with a soft spot for non-fiction. I'm also a frequent traveler and (occasional) travel writer.


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Skyhorse Publishing

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Travel, Music, Humanities & Social Sciences, History, Geography, DIY & Crafts

Claire

Claire

Kansas City, MO, USA

Passionate editor w/15+ years experience - USA Today / NYT / National Bestselling and Award-Winning authors of sci-fi, fantasy, and romance.


Work experience:

  • Self Employed
  • Wordfire Press
  • The Wild Rose Press
  • Entangled Publishing

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review query-letter-review

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

Howard

Howard

Traverse City, MI, USA

I specialize in editing books on science, technology, business, and Jewish issues. I know how to help authors find their unique voices.


Work experience:

  • Alliance of Independent Authors
  • Self-employed
  • Foreword Reviews

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Writing & Publishing, Life Sciences, Math & Science, Science Fiction, Fiction, Business & Management, Judaism, Religion & Spirituality, Technology

Nancy

Nancy

New York City, NY, USA

Experienced developmental editor, specializing in spirituality and religion, particularly from a progressive perspective.


Work experience:

  • Church Publishing Incorporated
  • Words and Music

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

Genres: Christian Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Non-Fiction

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Iowa City, IA, USA

I'm a freelance editor with experience proofreading memoir, business, gender studies, and self-help non-fiction.


Work experience:

  • University of Iowa Press
  • Sheridan Editorial

Services: Editing editing Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Entertainment, Non-Fiction, LGBTQ Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Business & Management, Poetry, Fiction

Rachel

Rachel

Jersey City, NJ, USA

I have 5+ years of experience in editorial at a big 5 publisher, with a specialty in adult SF/F and speculative fiction.


Work experience:

  • Tor Books
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Space Opera, Science Fiction, Fiction, Time Travel, Fantasy, LGBTQ Fiction, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Romantic Comedy

Shelly

Shelly

Oklahoma City, OK, USA

Dedicated, compassionate developmental editor who has polished manuscripts for emerging and best-selling authors. I make your work shine!


Work experience:

  • Self-Employed

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Holiday, Women's Fiction

Jared

Jared

Salt Lake City, UT, USA

More than 15 years of experience. Fiction + nonfiction. New York Times bestsellers. I'm friendly, fun, and flexible.


Work experience:

  • Stanford University Press
  • Utah State University Press
  • Gibbs Smith
  • Hallmark Cards
  • Sourcebooks
  • Publishing Services Department

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Humanities & Social Sciences, Christian Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Inspirational, Picture Books, Children's, Fiction, Middle Grade, Entertainment, Political Science & Current Affairs

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