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Jill

Jill

Boston, United States

I offer a decade of editorial experience in textbooks, nonfiction trade titles, and literary fiction. I also write essays and like donuts.


Work experience:

  • Bedford/St. Martin's, Macmillan Learning
  • Routledge
  • Cengage Learning
  • Adams Media

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Career Guides, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Women's Fiction, Short Story, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Education & Reference

Anne

Anne

New York, United States

Experienced freelance book editor with a particular interest in literary fiction and memoir.


Work experience:

  • Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press
  • Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agency
  • Library Journal
  • Freelance

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Women's Fiction, Fiction, Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Short Story, Coming of Age, Literary Fiction

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

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Book Coaching

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

Lindsay

Lindsay

New Jersey, United States

I'm an enthusiastic freelance editor with experience across the industry--bookselling, marketing, publicity, agency, editorial, and writing.


Work experience:

  • Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency
  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Margaret K. McElderry Books at Simon & Schuster's Children's Publishing Division
  • Abrams Books for Young Readers/Amulet Books
  • Candlewick Press
  • Borders Books and Music
  • Verily Magazine

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Picture Books, Children's, Christian Fiction, Women's Fiction, Short Story, Middle Grade, Dystopian, Science Fiction

Kate

Kate

Moore, SC, USA

Copyeditor/proofreader 6+ years. Works with first-time authors, professors, and small Catholic presses. Passionate about poetry and drama.


Work experience:

  • Wiseblood Books
  • Holy Heroes
  • Sophia Institute Press
  • Community Services of America at Good Will Publishers

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Poetry, Fiction, Short Story, Fantasy, Contemporary Fiction

Jack

Jack

New York, NY, USA

Award winning fiction writer published by FSG. Former editor at The Paris Review, Fortune, Newsweek. I'm religious about narrative.


Work experience:

  • Fortune Media Group
  • Time, Inc. / Meredith
  • Newsweek International
  • The Paris Review
  • Self
  • Stanford Continuing Studies
  • Princeton University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Short Story, Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Literary Fiction

Kristen

Kristen

New York, NY, USA

Editor with a passion for non-fiction and fiction alike. Previously at Howard Books and Atria Books, imprints of Simon and Schuster.


Work experience:

  • Howard Books, Simon & Schuster
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Christian Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Non-Fiction, Entertainment, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction, Short Story, LGBTQ Non-Fiction, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs

Stephanie

Stephanie

New York, NY, USA

16+ of experience in the children's publishing industry, editing and copy-editing. Feel free to get in touch to discuss your project.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Carlton Kids Publishing, London, UK

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

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

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