Romance Editing Services

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Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Morristown, United States

Former Senior Editor at Ballantine Books; specializes in content editing of non-fiction (self-help, parenting, wellbeing) & fiction.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • The Ballantine Publishing Group/Division of Random House, Inc.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Parenting & Families, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Sex & Relationships, Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Fiction, Women's Fiction

Laurie

Laurie

New York, NY, United States

20 years developing bestselling award-winning fiction and nonfiction at Macmillan, Harpercollins, Penguin Random House and S & S.


Work experience:

  • Laurie Chittenden Literary Services
  • St. Martin’s Press a division of Macmillan, USA
  • Hyperion, a division of ABC/Disney
  • HarperCollins, a division of Newscorp
  • Dutton, a division of Penguin Group USA, Pearson
  • Simon & Schuster, a division of CBS
  • Hyperion, a division of the Walt Disney Comapny
  • Rizzoli Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Children's, Romance, Literary Fiction

Joanna

Joanna

Oak Park, IL, United States

Seasoned publishing industry professional with agency experience and a keen eye for detail who embraces all aspects of the editorial process


Work experience:

  • Browne & Miller Literary Associates
  • The Parlor
  • Nelson Literary Agency

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Young Adult, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Literary Fiction

Julie

Julie

New York, United States

Seasoned copyeditor and proofreader, supporting authors of high-quality fiction and nonfiction. (Helping authors look good since 1993).


Work experience:

  • Open Road Integrated Media
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Disney Publishing Worldwide
  • HarperCollins Children's Books
  • Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books
  • HarperCollins Publishers, HarperPaperbacks and HarperPrism
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Historical Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's

Kelly

Kelly

Phoenix, United States

I am passionate about the written word! I have 15+ years in editing in all genres, with special attention to business and travel.


Work experience:

  • Immanence Journal
  • Gently Read Literature (GRL)
  • International Artist Publishing
  • Perseus Books Group
  • The Story Laboratory

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

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Travel, Poetry, Mystery & Crime

Megan

Megan

New York, NY, United States

Former Kensington editor with 15 years' experience, specializing in romance and mystery (adult and YA). Let's make your project shine!


Work experience:

  • Kensington Publishing
  • Harlequin
  • Kaplan
  • Megan Records Editorial

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance, Fiction, Historical Romance, Romantic Comedy, Paranormal Romance, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, New Adult, Romantic Suspense

Holly

Holly

Springfield, United States

Experienced fiction editor, formerly with Samhain Publishing. I specialize in romance and other genre fiction.


Work experience:

  • Samhain Publishing, Ltd
  • Self-employed
  • Mundania Press
  • Lyrical Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Women's Fiction, Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Contemporary Fiction

Nevin

Nevin

Portland, OR, United States

My goal is to guide writers to their best work, to coach them in eloquence and clarity, to lead them to their best stories and storytelling.


Work experience:

  • Scholastic
  • Penguin Random House
  • Government Technology magazine
  • Nevin Mays Editorial
  • Green Bean Books
  • Portland State University

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

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Young Adult, Picture Books, Children's, Women's Fiction, Middle Grade, Fantasy, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction

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