Hire a Copy Editor in Austin

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Aja P.

Aja P.

Austin, United States

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Making sure your prose sings, your facts and story are straight, and your unique voice shines through.


Work experience:

  • Simon & Schuster
  • on my porch, at a coffee shop, in far-flung places . . .

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Humor & Comedy Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs History Travel Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Music Entertainment Mystery & Crime Fantasy Thriller & Suspense Photography

Dena A.

Dena A.

Austin, TX, USA

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Award-winning writer, Ph.D. & editor with nearly a decade of editing experience. Specializing in academic books, fiction, and poetry.


Work experience:

  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Broken Pencil Editing

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Cultural & Ethnic History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies Sociology Coming of Age Education & Reference Anthologies

Lynne F.

Lynne F.

Austin, TX, USA

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I've been working with authors for thirty-five years: editing, proofreading, indexing. Let me bring my wealth of experience to your project.


Work experience:

  • University of Texas Press
  • Self-employed
  • Dushkin Publishing Group
  • Windsor Publications
  • Mayfield Publishing Company

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Entertainment Travel Political Science & Current Affairs Humanities & Social Sciences History Art Sociology Literary Fiction Fiction

John R.

John R.

Austin, TX, USA

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Veteran editor of scholarly and academic writing in the humanities, arts, and social sciences.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Raritan: A Quarterly Review, New Brunswick, NJ
  • English Department, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Undergraduate Writing Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • English Department, Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • Lubbock Meditation, Lubbock, TX
  • Programs for Academic Support Services, Texas Tech University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Political Science & Current Affairs Humanities & Social Sciences Buddhism Religion & Spirituality Poetry Fiction History Philosophy Sociology Music

Jana S.

Jana S.

Austin, TX, USA

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Writer and editor with 6 years freelance experience, specializing in Christian non-fiction and Bible studies.


Work experience:

  • B&H Publishing
  • Freelance

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Parenting & Families Non-Fiction Christian (Non-Fiction) Religion & Spirituality

Kelly L.

Kelly L.

Phoenix, United States

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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

Sarah C.

Sarah C.

Springfield, United States

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Nonfiction editor formerly of Wiley and Pearson


Work experience:

  • Independent Publishing Professional
  • Pearson Learning Solutions
  • John Wiley and Sons
  • Arnerich Massena
  • New Riders/Peachpit

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing

Genres: Health & Wellbeing Non-Fiction

Lindsey R.

Lindsey R.

New York, United States

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Experienced editor from a Big Five publisher specializing in mystery, suspense, and thrillers.


Work experience:

  • Grand Central Publishing
  • Crooked Lane Books

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Action & Adventure Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

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Once you’ve got a completed story on your hands, it’s only natural to want to make it as perfect as possible. After all — you’ve already poured so much blood, sweat, and tears into writing it. Now you simply need to hone this rough gem into a diamond for the entire world to see and read.

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