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Fleetwood

Fleetwood

Seattle, WA, USA

Experienced developmental editor with expertise in science fiction and fantasy, working with publishers and independent authors.


Work experience:

  • Waxman Leavell Literary Agency
  • Self-employed
  • Wizards of the Coast
  • Random House Publishing Group

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade Fantasy, Children's, Fiction, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Gaming & LitRPG, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Military Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic, Space Opera, Steampunk

Carrie

Carrie

Seattle, WA, USA

Seasoned copyeditor/proofreader with a passion for cleaning up copy, focusing on fiction or nonfiction: art books, cookbooks, and memoirs.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Marquand Books
  • Modernist Cuisine
  • The Leonhardt Group

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Short Story, Women's Fiction, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits

Ben

Ben

Seattle, WA, USA

In my 20-plus years as an editor, I have lent my skills to bestselling, award-winning authors (Anne Frasier, Barry Eisler, and many others).


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • becker&mayer

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Women's Fiction

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Seattle, WA, USA

Expert developmental editor/book coach/proposal writer with over 20 years' experience. Fun to work with, always delivers on time.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review Book Coaching

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

Erin L.

Erin L.

Seattle, Washington, United States

24+ awards in writing and editing • 30+ books edited • Specialties include nonfiction and poetry • Ph.D. student, lit and creative writing


Work experience:

  • Cavendish Square, Wiley, & other publishers
  • Open Books: A Poem Emporium
  • Killer Visual Strategies
  • Various magazines
  • The Kentucky Standard
  • Sarabande Books
  • Entre Ríos Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Short Story, Poetry, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, History, Nature, Children’s Non-Fiction

Sheri

Sheri

Seattle, WA, USA

Copy editor (15 years) of memoir, travel, and cookbooks. Women's solo travel tales a specialty. I respect your voice and can make it shine.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • The Seattle Times

Services: Editing Copy Editing

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

Kary

Kary

Seattle, WA, USA

I'm a devoted, hardworking editor with a keen eye for detail and a fascination with language in all its combinations, uses, and forms.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Hugo House
  • Poetry Northwest

Services: Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Fiction, Mashups, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Writing & Publishing, LGBTQ Non-Fiction

Susan

Susan

Seattle, WA, USA

Developmental Editor of SFF novels for Wizards of the Coast for twelve years. Runs panels and workshops on the craft of writing.


Work experience:

  • Wizards of the Coast
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing

Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction

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