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Katie Z.

Katie Z.

New York, NY, United States

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Former literary agent for nonfiction (memoir, current affairs, business) and fiction (literary, thriller) with 10yrs publishing experience.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Ross Yoon Agency
  • Writers House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management Political Science & Current Affairs Humanities & Social Sciences

Kat K.

Kat K.

New York, NY, United States

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Devoted editor/c.e./proofreader of graphic novels & children's books: Worked on 100+ titles, welcomes both the deeply serious & crazy weird.


Work experience:

  • Portfolio Solutions, LLC (agency)
  • Maria B. Campbell Associates
  • Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan Children's Publishing)
  • Roaring Brook Press and First Second Books
  • Abrams
  • First Second Books (Macmillan)
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Alloy Entertainment

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Humor & Comedy Picture Books Children's Historical Fiction Comics Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Entertainment Middle Grade Comics & Graphic Novels

Michele A.

Michele A.

New York, United States

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Copy editor for Penguin Random House for 18 years, experience with bestselling authors of women's fiction, romance, mystery/thrillers.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Contemporary Fiction Thriller & Suspense Romance Young Adult Urban Fantasy Fantasy

Amy E.

Amy E.

New York, United States

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Literary agent with a particular passion for all things YA, romance, and historical.


Work experience:

  • Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

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

Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Fantasy Romance Coming of Age Literary Fiction Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult Chick Lit Women's Fiction Social & Family Issues

Fiona H.

Fiona H.

New York, NY, United States

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I am a veteran trade book editor of fiction and nonfiction, committed to helping writers find their voice and produce their best work.


Work experience:

  • HarperColllins
  • Reader's Digest Trade Publishing
  • Self Employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Religion & Spirituality Travel Action & Adventure Inspirational Women's Fiction Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Rachel S.

Rachel S.

New York, United States

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Literary agent turned editor of fiction & memoir where narratives and protagonists have distinct, identifiable voices.


Work experience:

  • Dystel & Goderich Literary Management
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Romance Young Adult Humor & Comedy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Middle Grade Children's

Grace R.

Grace R.

New York, NY, United States

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Literary agent, experienced proofreader, line editor with experience in literary fiction, nonfiction, and academic work!


Work experience:

  • Denise Shannon Literary Agency
  • St. Martin's Press
  • Lowenstein Associates
  • Oxford University Press
  • Regal Hoffmann & Associates LLC

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Romance Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management Technology History Humanities & Social Sciences Historical Fiction Women's Fiction

Christine F.

Christine F.

New York, United States

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I'm a seasoned and accomplished editor providing quality proofreading and copyediting services for the K-12, adult, and scholarly markets.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Marshall Cavendish Corporation

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Health & Wellbeing Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Middle Grade Children's Children’s Non-Fiction Women's Fiction Inspirational

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