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Joel

Joel

Oakland, CA, United States

Ace dev editor; seasoned copy/line/proofer. 45+ titles for Amazon Pub and I'm genre friendly. Show me your book so we can talk about it


Work experience:

  • Amazon Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction, Sports & Outdoors, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs

Andy

Andy

Oakland, CA, USA

I am a literary agent and freelance developmental book editor. I also edit and consult on query letters and non-fiction book proposals.


Work experience:

  • Andy Ross Agency

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Political Science & Current Affairs, Sociology

Anna

Anna

Oakland, CA, USA

Precisely worded, wildly creative: Editor of award-winning books (poetry and prose) offering customized and attentive editorial services


Work experience:

  • Kelsey Street Press
  • Freelance

Services: Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Poetry, Fiction

Mary Beth

Mary Beth

Orlando, United States

Sensitive, seasoned copy editor dedicated to strengthening each author's particular voice


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Peggy

Peggy

Philadelphia, United States

Editor, writer, and publishing consultant specializing in cookbooks and other illustrated lifestyle/craft book categories.


Work experience:

  • Self Employed
  • Clarkson Potter/Random House

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

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, DIY & Crafts, Health & Wellbeing, Home & Garden, Weddings, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Education & Reference

Deborah

Deborah

Woodstock, United States

I have over 20 years' experience editing popular nonfiction and fiction, with a recent focus on psychology, philosophy, and current affairs.


Work experience:

  • Deborah Heimann, Editor
  • The Communication Initiative
  • Freelance
  • Alan Bernhard Creative Enterprises (ABCE)

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Nature, Philosophy, Psychology, Economics, Biographies & Memoirs, Health & Wellbeing, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Abby

Abby

Chicago, United States

I'm a literary agent who specializes in commercial/genre and literary fiction and select nonfiction (cooking, narrative)


Work experience:

  • The Lark Group
  • Browne & Miller Literary Associates
  • Sourcebooks
  • John Wiley & Sons

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense

Tricia

Tricia

Portland, United States

Copyeditor/proofreader formerly at Penguin Random House, with 14 yrs' experience editing fiction and nonfiction for adult and young readers


Work experience:

  • Callahan Editorial
  • Howler Magazine
  • Random House Children's Books
  • Penguin Group (USA)
  • Slice Magazine

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Children's, Inspirational, Non-Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Writing & Publishing, Comics & Graphic Novels, Action & Adventure

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As an author, you know that writing your manuscript is only the first step in the lengthy process of creating a bestseller. The editing process in particular can significantly reshape and refine your book, which is why so many authors hire professional book editors to do their work justice.


A qualified book editor will comprehensively review your manuscript and patch up its weak spots. They will look at its overall tone and style, examine your plot and character development, and ensure your prose is accurate and flows smoothly. They will also check for small errors such as poor word choice, descriptive inconsistencies, and general mechanical errors.


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