History Editing Services

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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

Stephen

Stephen

Maplewood, United States

Top editor for 30 years, novelist, sf/f story writer, poet. Specializes in nonfiction and SF/F. I'll help you write a book you're proud of.


Work experience:

  • Avon Books
  • Wiley
  • Amacom
  • Thomas Dunne Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Historical Fiction, Short Story, Fantasy, Sports & Outdoors, Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences, Math & Science, Science Fiction

Julia

Julia

Berkeley, CA, United States

NYT-bestselling author and editor. I've helped dozens of clients write their books and get published. I'd love to work with you!


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • The Los Angeles Times
  • El Financiero de Mexico
  • Wired News
  • The New York Times
  • Stanford University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Political Science & Current Affairs, Education & Reference, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction

Adam

Adam

Asheville, United States

Scholarly and nonfiction editor with over a decade of experience in digital and print publishing. Reader advocate and prose polisher.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Soomo Learning
  • Oxford University Press
  • HarperCollins Publishers

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

Genres: Humor & Comedy, Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Political Science & Current Affairs, Sports & Outdoors, Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Management, Entertainment, Writing & Publishing

Emily

Emily

New York, United States

Bestselling nonfiction book editor. Formerly at Penguin Random House, Macmillan, and Callisto Media.


Work experience:

  • Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, Macmillan
  • Portfolio/Sentinel/Current, Penguin Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, True Crime, Political Science & Current Affairs, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences, Math & Science, Sports & Outdoors

Lila

Lila

New York, United States

I specialize in editing nonfiction and academic books, and I'll work with you based on your specific writing style, voice, needs, and goals.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Law, Political Science & Current Affairs, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Sociology, Health & Wellbeing

Allyson

Allyson

Los Angeles, CA, United States

I don't want to brag, but I took first place in a statewide grammar and writing test in high school. So.


Work experience:

  • The Overlook Press
  • Grand Central Publishing

Services: Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Philosophy, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction, Science Fiction

Barry

Barry

New York, United States

I am a content editor, copy editor, and proofreader. I specialize in nonfiction books.


Work experience:

  • Self Employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, Health & Wellbeing, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Political Science & Current Affairs, Travel, Philosophy, Entertainment

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History has seen it all: world wars, new countries born, governments and presidents coming and going, family life shifting. For a curious mind and devoted student of history, there is limitless fascination to be found in looking back in time at the way humanity’s story has unfolded. Historical sources and documents provide great insights into places and events that are no more.


If you’ve done research into your favorite period of history, have gathered the facts and your own ideas, and arranged the most important dates into a coherent narrative and timeline, your next step should be to make sure that you’re communicating everything clearly as possible.


Hiring a history book editor can help you do just that. From fact checking, organizing narrative structure, and resolving any language or style queries you might have, Reedsy’s history editors are the best in academic and humanities publishing, and have worked with renowned journals and publishers across a variety of historical subjects. They have both the knowledge and skills it takes to turn your manuscript into a correct, informative, and compelling history book that can stand the test of time.


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