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Mary-Theresa

Mary-Theresa

New York, United States

Award winning editor with 25+ years in traditional publishing. Specializing in genre fiction. Looking to help make good stories well told.


Work experience:

  • Harlequin

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

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Lauren

Lauren

New York, United States

Freelance food writer and editor, specializing in cookbook and recipes.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Epicurious
  • Bon Appétit

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction

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

Kimberly

Kimberly

Union, United States

I've been a freelance proofreader for close to 20 years. I've proofread everything from cookbooks to business books for major publishers.


Work experience:

  • John Wiley & Sons
  • Word for Word

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Health & Wellbeing, Religion & Spirituality, Home & Garden, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Kirby

Kirby

Louisville, United States

From crime and thrillers to memoirs and short stories—accomplished editor/author with over 20 years of experience in publishing and teaching


Work experience:

  • Sarabande Books
  • Self-employed
  • MFA in Writing Program at Spalding University

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

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Short Story, Thriller & Suspense, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Writing & Publishing

Patricia

Patricia

Sacramento, United States

I provide careful, intelligent, and sensitive copyediting, developmental editing, ghost writing, and coaching services.


Work experience:

  • Patricia L. Heinicke Jr.
  • Westview Press
  • Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley
  • Central Florida Community College

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry, Math & Science, Religion & Spirituality

Geoffrey

Geoffrey

D.C., DC, United States

20 years experience editing nonfiction books for publishers (Thomas Nelson and Running Press). I love helping authors tell their story.


Work experience:

  • Running Press
  • ClearWords Group
  • Thomas Nelson Publishers

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

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Christian Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

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

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Done with your first draft, but have no idea how to proceed? It’s true that there are several different types of editing, and the type you need will depend entirely on the state of your book — but being the author yourself, it’s unlikely you can be objective about its strengths and weaknesses.


So to save money on unnecessary or premature edits, hire someone to give your book an editorial assessment first. These editors look at your work and offer clear, concise feedback about areas in which you need to improve. This might be anything from weird spacing to gaping plot hole, so brace yourself for the gamut of editorial suggestions.


Of course, it’s possible that your assessment will come back with a stamp of approval and just one note: publish. But it’s more possible that an editorial assessment of a rough draft will come back with at least a few suggestions. The good news is that, after getting a thorough editorial assessment, you know exactly where you stand — it takes the nerve-racking guesswork away, so you can move forward with your publishing journey.


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