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Maria

Maria

Portland, United States

Specializing in INDEXING with 17 years of experience, I can provide a great index to raise the value of your book for buyers. Let's talk!


Work experience:

  • Index Plus
  • Keller, Gottlieb & Gorin
  • Clark County Law Library

Services: Editing editing Indexing indexing

Genres: Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Law, Humanities & Social Sciences, Psychology, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Education & Reference, Parenting & Families

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 editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

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

Cynthia

Cynthia

Palo Alto, United States

I'm a freelance editor and collaborator who worked at HarperCollins Publishers for nine years before going freelance. Non-fiction only.


Work experience:

  • CDT Editorial
  • HarperOne (a division of HarperCollins Publishers)
  • Literary Mama
  • Substack

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Humanities & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Psychology, Entertainment, New Age, Sex & Relationships, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Parenting & Families

Jessica

Jessica

Jacksonville, United States

Award-winning freelance editor Jessica provides practical, marketable revision advice to clients on all six habitable continents.


Work experience:

  • Writers House
  • St. Martin's Press
  • Fox Literary LLC
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Historical Fiction, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Women's Fiction, LGBTQ Non-Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Harlan

Harlan

United States

I am an award-winning developmental and structural book editor of multiple NYT, WSJ and Amazon bestsellers with four decades' experience.


Work experience:

  • HalClifford.com
  • Scribe Media
  • Orion Magazine

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

Genres: Nature, Non-Fiction, Sports & Outdoors, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Management, Biographies & Memoirs, Finance & Accounting, Math & Science

Matthew

Matthew

New York, United States

Editor and writing coach specializing in literary fiction, thrillers, memoir and other narrative nonfiction, business books, and self-help.


Work experience:

  • Graduate Writing Program, Columbia University
  • Self-employed
  • Matthew Sharpe

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, Short Story, Mystery & Crime, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense

Kendall

Kendall

Colorado Springs, United States

Writer at Nerdist, HelloGiggles, and Geek & Sundry. Editor at Penguin Random House for 5 1/2 years working in fiction and non-fiction.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Legendary LLC (Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls)
  • Petful
  • Kendall Ashley Creative

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

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Entertainment

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 editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Query Letter Review 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

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