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Sandra

Sandra

Austin, TX, USA

15+ years editing fiction for publishers including HarperCollins and Penguin Random House. Love working on: fantasy, dystopian, and YA.


Work experience:

  • Various Publishing Companies
  • Penguin

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

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Fantasy, Contemporary Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Post-Apocalyptic

Sandra

Sandra

Austin, TX, USA

From story and character arcs to word choice and diction, I can help your book put its best foot forward—history or mystery, edit or index.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • University of Texas Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Short Story, Women's Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Entertainment, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Mystery & Crime

John

John

Austin, TX, USA

Experienced & communicative manuscript editor


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

Britta

Britta

Austin, Texas, USA

I'm the award-winning author of two YA novels and have edited books and taught creative writing for the past seventeen years. Let's talk!


Work experience:

  • The Writing Consultancy
  • Yellowbird Editors
  • St Edwards University
  • Department of Defense Education Activity
  • City College Academy of the Arts

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

Genres: Science Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Women's Fiction, Short Story, Middle Grade, Children's, Coming of Age, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Thriller & Suspense

Jana

Jana

Austin, TX, USA

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

Abby

Abby

Chicago, United States

I'm a literary agent who specializes in commercial/genre and literary fiction and select nonfiction (cooking, narrative)


Work experience:

  • The Lark Group
  • Browne & Miller Literary Associates
  • Sourcebooks
  • John Wiley & Sons

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense

Aja

Aja

Austin, United States

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

Lynsey

Lynsey

Missoula, United States

Copy editor and proofreader with years of experience in-house and freelancing for Big 5 publishers and private clients across many genres.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Fordham University Press
  • City College of New York
  • Skadden-Arps Legal Studies Program at City College of New York
  • WHACK! Magazine
  • Penguin Group (USA)
  • Lynsey G (sole proprietor)

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Science Fiction, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Comics & Graphic Novels

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Copy Editor in Austin

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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