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Maria

Maria

Kansas City, MO, United States

Insightful, inspiring Developmental Editor of 25+ years specializing in Historical fiction, Self-Help, Spec fiction. Tailored-to-you edits.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Non-Fiction, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Post-Apocalyptic, Philosophy, Humanities & Social Sciences, Psychology

Alicia

Alicia

Kansas City, MO, USA

I copyedit and proofread novels, middle-grade fiction, and juvenile nonfiction from award-winning authors at Penguin and Elite Editing.


Work experience:

  • Scribendi
  • Tutor.com
  • Mid-Continent Public Library
  • Elite Editing
  • Red Line Editorial
  • Penguin Young Readers

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Middle Grade Fantasy, Romantic Comedy, Romance, Women's Fiction

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 Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

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

Bethany

Bethany

Kansas City, MO, USA

Experienced freelance editor, copy editor, and writer, specializing in YA and graphic novels for children and teens.


Work experience:

  • Papercutz
  • Rosen Publishing
  • Scholastic, Inc.
  • Bethany Bryan freelance
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Humor & Comedy, Picture Books, Children's, Short Story, Middle Grade, Comics & Graphic Novels

Jenny

Jenny

Kansas City, MO, USA

Editor/proofreader specializing in romance in multiple sub-genres, for everything from short novellas to 100K+ novels.


Work experience:

  • Waterhouse Press
  • Gemma Halliday Publishing
  • Loose Id
  • Musa Publishing
  • Self-employed
  • Page & Vine

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance, Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, Women's Fiction, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime

Ann Leslie

Ann Leslie

New York City, NY, United States

Over 25 years' editorial experience at a Big 5 publisher and a literary agency, specializing in commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction.


Work experience:

  • Harlequin Books
  • Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Historical Romance, Contemporary Fiction, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Romantic Comedy, Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense

Jen

Jen

Kansas City, MO, USA

Experienced editor with 9+ years working with indie authors. 4+ years editing for Hallmark Publishing.


Work experience:

  • Hallmark Publishing
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Comedy, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Romantic Fantasy

Laura

Laura

Kansas City, MO, USA

Specializing in copy editing and proofreading for books and calendars in children's, poetry, humor, and humanities genres #fine-toothcomb


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Andrews McMeel Universal
  • Ascend Media
  • KCMETROPOLIS
  • Cerner Corporation
  • Truman State University

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Calendars, Non-Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Poetry, Comics Non-Fiction, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences

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