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Julie

Julie

New York, United States

I'm an editor with nearly two decades of experience in publishing, most recently at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.


Work experience:

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Story, Middle Grade, Children's, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Dystopian

Cindy

Cindy

Slippery Rock, PA, United States

I help make dreams come true – deep guidance for developing writers and a final polish for seasoned authors.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Writing Assessment Services
  • Grove City College
  • Veritas Academy Online
  • Florida State University, Auburn University, Tallahassee Community College, Los Positas College

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Book Coaching

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Story, Education & Reference, Cultural & Ethnic, Anthologies, Writing & Publishing

Bruna

Bruna

St. Louis, MO, USA

Editor of short stories, most recently selected for Best American Short Stories 2017 and PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2018.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • And Other Stories

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

Genres: Cultural & Ethnic, Fiction, Coming of Age, Short Story, Literary Fiction, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction

Michael

Michael

Baltimore, MD, USA

Independent publisher and freelance editor. I love working with authors at every stage of a book.


Work experience:

  • Mason Jar Press

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

Genres: Science Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Short Story, Contemporary Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction

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

Nathan

Nathan

Chicago, IL, USA

Writer and editor with 5+ years of experience. Has worked at the Kenyon Review and Tin House Books, among other publications.


Work experience:

  • Tin House Books
  • MAYDAY Magazine
  • Agate Publishing House
  • The Kenyon Review

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

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

Rebecca

Rebecca

Los Angeles, CA, USA

MAD Magazine editor and UCLA Writers' Program developmental editing instructor with 9 years of professional editing experience.


Work experience:

  • UCLA Extension Writers' Program
  • Pocket Comics
  • MAD Magazine at DC Comics
  • TripAdvisor's WhatToPack.com
  • Zagat
  • Bettina Schrewe Literary Scouting

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

Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Fiction, Young Adult, Humor & Comedy, Short Story, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Travel, Contemporary Fiction

Steve

Steve

Brooklyn Park, MN, USA

Award-winning editor of Esmé Wang, Jamel Brinkley, Anna Burns, formerly at Graywolf Press. Specialties: literary fiction, memoir, and essay.


Work experience:

  • Graywolf Press
  • Macalester College
  • Self-employed
  • Normandale Community College

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

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

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You know what they say — the shorter the story, the more each and every word counts. That’s why hiring a short story editor is so important if you want to publish your short stories. Indeed, a good short story book editor won’t just proofread your work to cross all your t’s and dot your i’s. They’ll work closely with you to improve everything about your short story, including your characters, structure, and main idea.


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