Hire a Copy Editor in Chicago

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Avner L.

Avner L.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Professional editor, ghostwriter, and author of fiction and non-fiction who can help get you and your book across the finish line.


Work experience:

  • Texas-based Publishing Services Company
  • Freelance

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Business & Management Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Parenting & Families Political Science & Current Affairs Humanities & Social Sciences Sex & Relationships Historical Fiction Short Story

Timothy B.

Timothy B.

Chicago, IL, USA

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PhD Humanities, MFA Creative Writing, 12 Years Experience as Editor for Houghton Mifflin and McGraw-Hill, Published Fiction Writer


Work experience:

  • McGraw-Hill
  • Quarasan
  • Houghton Mifflin

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Philosophy Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Writing & Publishing Science Fiction Fiction Education & Reference Children’s Non-Fiction

Alex M.

Alex M.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Children's book editor with experience in editing and content production of books ranging from board to YA novels.


Work experience:

  • Cottage Door Press
  • Albert Whitman & Company

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

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Picture Books Holiday LGBTQ Fiction Romance Young Adult Children’s Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Sex & Relationships

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

Esther R.

Esther R.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Eagle-eyed proofreader and copy editor with nearly a decade of publishing experience. I make your stories error-free and a joy to read.


Work experience:

  • Albert Whitman
  • Kidsbooks
  • Phoenix International Publications, Inc.
  • The Little Things Publishing, LLC
  • Lemur Press

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Children’s Non-Fiction Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Middle Grade Children's Fiction Picture Books Young Adult

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

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

Richard P.

Richard P.

Chicago, IL, USA

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I am a writer, editor, and researcher with 15 years of experience. I work with all kinds of content, from science to business to marketing.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Life Sciences Math & Science Non-Fiction Nature Political Science & Current Affairs Humanities & Social Sciences Education & Reference Entertainment Home & Garden History

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