Hire a Copy Editor in Austin

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Sandra S.

Sandra S.

Austin, TX, USA

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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

Britta J.

Britta J.

Austin, Texas, USA

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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

Dave V.

Dave V.

Seattle, United States

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Experienced copyeditor, proofreader, and fact checker proficient with Chicago style. I specialize in literary and historical fiction.


Work experience:

  • (self-employed)
  • Girl Friday Productions

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Action & Adventure Fiction Christian Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Music Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Fantasy Self-Help & Self-Improvement True Crime

Mary Beth C.

Mary Beth C.

Orlando, United States

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Sensitive, seasoned copy editor dedicated to strengthening each author's particular voice


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction

Michelle H.

Michelle H.

Seattle, WA, United States

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Professional editor to top-tier authors, including George R. R. Martin, Terry Brooks, Blake Crouch, and romance great Connie Brockway.


Work experience:

  • Wales Literary Agency
  • Michelle Hope Editing
  • University of Washington
  • Sasquatch Books

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Romance Fiction Young Adult Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense

Jennifer K.

Jennifer K.

Portland, Oregon, United States

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I'm a full-time professional copyeditor and proofreader with in-house publishing experience and a bachelor's degree in creative writing.


Work experience:

  • Cypress Editing
  • BarCharts Publishing Inc.
  • Scribe Inc.
  • Orlando Weekly
  • University of Central Florida Writing Center
  • Central Florida Future
  • The Florida Review Literary Journal

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management Women's Fiction Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Nature Sports & Outdoors Historical Fiction

Kirby G.

Kirby G.

Louisville, United States

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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

Margaret N.

Margaret N.

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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I edit cookbooks, craft titles, gift-y nonfiction. I've worked on everything from astrophysics texts to NYT-bestselling literary mashups.


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Quirk Books
  • Beacon PreMedia Global (now Lumina Datamatics)
  • East Falls Bakery
  • Police Legal Sciences
  • The Writing Center at Kenyon College
  • Zanesville Art Museum

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

Genres: Humor & Comedy Fiction Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits DIY & Crafts Mashups Writing & Publishing Calendars Comics & Graphic Novels Design Photography Architecture

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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.

You won’t be able to do this without the services of a copy editor. While a developmental editor looks at the “big picture” of a book — the overarching elements such as plot, character, and theme, among others — a copy editor will make sure that your book is flawless on a sentence level. He or she will watch out for awkward prose, fix any instances of vague wording, and point out story inconsistencies — all things that will make your book shine and vastly improve your future customer’s reading experience.

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