Hire a Copy Editor in Chicago

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Will T.

Will T.

Chicago, United States

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Trusted copy editor and proofreader for romance, mystery, thriller, fantasy, sci-fi, and weird short stories.


Work experience:

  • University of Iowa Press
  • Kirkus Editorial
  • American Literary Review
  • Crab Orchard Review
  • Berkley / Penguin Random House
  • Scribe Media

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Short Story Fiction Romance Science Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Fantasy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult

Vanessa O.

Vanessa O.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Bilingual editor for 10+ years with a broad publishing background primarily focusing on humanities subjects. Worked with Routledge.


Work experience:

  • Self-Employed / Fine Line Editing & Translation Inc.
  • LAPIZ / Leo Burnett
  • Apex CoVantage
  • Word One New York, Equator Design, Infinitely Big, Upshot Marketing, Aspen Marketing, 4Thirty3, Groupon, FCB, Valspar Paint
  • New Control / Merkle
  • PACO Communications
  • Select Italy
  • Geometry Global / VMLY&R COMMERCE

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Education & Reference Non-Fiction Psychology Humanities & Social Sciences Philosophy Art History Writing & Publishing

Susan B.

Susan B.

Chicago, IL, USA

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A former Hachette editor of SF/F, romance, and commercial fiction. Lover of all things nerdy, steamy, and everything in between.


Work experience:

  • Susan Barnes Editing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Urban Fantasy Fantasy Fiction Science Fiction Paranormal Romance Romance Thriller & Suspense Epic Fantasy Contemporary Romance Historical Romance Romantic Suspense

Carla B.

Carla B.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Meticulous, results-oriented copy editor and proofreader with 13 years of experience across a wide variety of both fiction and nonfiction


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • American Medical Association
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Palgrave Macmillan
  • Macmillan

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Humor & Comedy Women's Fiction Thriller & Suspense Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Sports & Outdoors History Humanities & Social Sciences Entertainment

Jennifer H.

Jennifer H.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Former senior editor for Capstone with 19+ years experience in biography, memoir, history, creative fiction and NF for adults and children.


Work experience:

  • Heinemann-Raintree
  • Quarasan
  • McGraw-Hill
  • Publications International, Ltd.
  • Capstone Publishers
  • White Dog Editorial Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences True Crime Mystery & Crime Fiction Historical Fiction Thriller & Suspense Children’s Non-Fiction Action & Adventure

Tom K.

Tom K.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Bring the power of my decades of editing experience to your manuscript. Special expertise in copy editing and in content editing nonfiction.


Work experience:

  • Nieman Inc
  • McGraw-Hill Education
  • Self-employed
  • McDougal Littell / Houghton Mifflin
  • John Hope Community Academy / Chicago Public Schools
  • World Book Inc.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Education & Reference Non-Fiction Business & Management Humanities & Social Sciences

Christa D.

Christa D.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Development and copy editor working with NY publishers, bestselling/award-winning indie authors since 2011. Multi-published YA author.


Work experience:

  • Samhain Publishing
  • Editor Christa Désir

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Women's Fiction Fiction Young Adult Romance LGBTQ Fiction

Perrin D.

Perrin D.

Chicago, IL, United States

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Cookbooks are my specialty—books I have edited have won or been finalists for James Beard, IACP, and Gourmand awards.


Work experience:

  • Agate Publishing
  • Perrin Davis

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

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Health & Wellbeing Political Science & Current Affairs Humanities & Social Sciences Travel Home & Garden Writing & Publishing Economics

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