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Lindsay

Lindsay

Seattle, WA, USA

"Big Five" Editor of NYT Bestselling Thrillers, Self-Help, and Memoirs who specializes in helping authors find literary agents.


Work experience:

  • Newton Literary Services
  • Simon & Schuster, Inc. - Atria Books & 37 INK
  • Writers House Literary Agency
  • Sourcebooks, Inc.

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

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Thriller & Suspense, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Women's Fiction

Shannon

Shannon

Seattle, WA, USA

Developmental and copy editor of fiction and nonfiction, including NY Times and USA Today Bestselling authors, with decades of experience!


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Various

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

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Thriller & Suspense

Teja

Teja

Seattle, WA, USA

A lifetime of reading, editing, and writing books—this work is my dream. It would be an honor to help you get your book ready for the world.


Work experience:

  • Two Birds Editing
  • Avalon Travel
  • Alyson Books
  • George magazine
  • Jane magazine
  • Spin magazine

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Non-Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Plays & Screenplays, Health & Wellbeing, Biographies & Memoirs

Kim

Kim

Seattle, WA, USA

I'm an experienced editor in all stages of text development, and I'm just as socially awkward as you are. Let's chat.


Work experience:

  • Simon & Schuster
  • Lyrical Press
  • University of Washington

Services: Editing editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Contemporary Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Dystopian

Sheri

Sheri

Seattle, WA, USA

Experienced copy editor specializing in memoir, travel, and cookbooks. I respect your voice and can make it shine.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • The Seattle Times

Services: Editing editing Copy Editing copy-editing

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Travel

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Seattle, WA, USA

Expert developmental editor and literary consultant with over 15 years' experience in narrative non-fiction, fiction, and academic writing.


Work experience:

  • Amazon Publishing

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

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Humanities & Social Sciences, Historical Fiction, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction

Kelley

Kelley

Seattle, WA, USA

Fiction editor, specializing in science fiction, fantasy, and young adult manuscripts, with experience in traditional and indie publishing.


Work experience:

  • Hachette Book Group
  • Macmillan Publishers
  • On-Demand Publishing
  • Freelance

Services: Editing editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

Genres: LGBTQ Fiction, Fiction, Fantasy, Middle Grade Fantasy, Children's, Science Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, New Adult, Middle Grade

Gloria

Gloria

Seattle, Washington, USA

I'm a freelance editor with a master's in book publishing from Portland State University that specializes in copy and developmental editing.


Work experience:

  • Red Ventures
  • Ooligan Press
  • AboutFace Magazine
  • Portland Review

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Short Story, Women's Fiction, Young Adult, Education & Reference, Non-Fiction

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