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Steven

Steven

Vermont, United States

Intuitive, expert editor with 30 yrs experience teaching fiction writing at a major university. Well-published, knowledgeable, honest, kind.


Work experience:

  • Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • Colby College, Waterville,ME
  • Hollow Tree Literary Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Story, Middle Grade, Children's, Fantasy

Nell

Nell

Jacksonville, FL, United States

From bestselling business titles to novels and short story collections, I've helped authors polish their prose for over a decade.


Work experience:

  • Callisto Media
  • The American University in Cairo Press
  • Karen Leland, Sterling Marketing Group
  • Amnet Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Action & Adventure, Inspirational, Short Story, Middle Grade, Children's, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Economics

Meredith

Meredith

Bothell, WA, United States

Writer, collaborative editor, and writing coach specializing in helping clients tell their best stories.


Work experience:

  • UW Medicine
  • Talaria, Inc.
  • Ashford University
  • Enclara Health
  • North Seattle Community College
  • Antioch University Seattle
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Nature, Women's Fiction, Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Short Story, Education & Reference

Kirby

Kirby

Louisville, United States

From crime and thrillers to memoirs and short stories—accomplished editor/author with over 20 years of experience in publishing and teaching


Work experience:

  • Sarabande Books
  • Self-employed
  • MFA in Writing Program at Spalding University

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

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Short Story, Thriller & Suspense, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Writing & Publishing

Kjirsten

Kjirsten

Murray, KY, USA

A passionate Deaf author/editor with nearly a decade of experience in fantasy and young adult fiction, as well as research publishing.


Work experience:

  • Read Right Editing, LLC
  • Murray State University
  • University Press of Mississippi

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Story, Young Adult, Anthologies, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Writing & Publishing

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 Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment 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

Oksana

Oksana

Las Vegas, NV, USA

I'm a bestselling and award-winning author, teacher, and editor. I love books and writers!


Work experience:

  • Freelancing Business
  • Central European University, Critical Romani Studies Journal
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Netflix
  • Farrar, Straus, & Giroux
  • University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Library of Congress

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

Genres: Cultural & Ethnic, Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Romance, Short Story, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction

Stel

Stel

Larkspur, CO, USA

Specializing in SF, MG, and Thrillers, with 20 years of experience writing for movies, major publishing houses, and government.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Fifty First Films Ltd
  • Office of the State Auditor

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

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Story, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Plays & Screenplays

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