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 fantasy, sci-fi, romance, mystery, suspense, 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 Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

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

Jessica S.

Jessica S.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Copy editor and proofreader of 20 years, several with Penguin Classics. Other specialties: modern lit, history, health, psych, self-help.


Work experience:

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Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Psychology Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction History Health & Wellbeing Sociology Self-Help & Self-Improvement Biographies & Memoirs Literary Fiction Fiction Classics

Kailee K.

Kailee K.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Conscientious copyeditor and proofreader. Formerly on staff at University of Chicago Press; freelance clients include Penguin Random House.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Norton Agency
  • GCM Grosvenor
  • Morningstar Inc.
  • University of Chicago Press
  • BowTie Press (now Lumina Media)

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Health & Wellbeing Non-Fiction Parenting & Families Self-Help & Self-Improvement Literary Fiction Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Historical Fiction Comics & Graphic Novels DIY & Crafts

Leslie B.

Leslie B.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Editor with a strong background in biology, medical, and nonfiction writing with experience working with both online and print publications.


Work experience:

  • Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
  • Self-employed
  • AIM Specialty Health

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry Math & Science Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Fashion & Textiles Life Sciences Writing & Publishing Economics Humanities & Social Sciences Health & Wellbeing Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies

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

Abby S.

Abby S.

Chicago, United States

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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

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

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

Cassie G.

Cassie G.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Experienced fiction, YA, and children's editor focused on precision, constructive criticism, and lots of Parks and Rec references.


Work experience:

  • Sourcebooks
  • Open Road Integrated Media

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

Genres: Children's Fiction Young Adult Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction True Crime Romance Children’s Non-Fiction

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