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, suspense, sci-fi, fantasy, and weird short stories.


Work experience:

  • University of Iowa Press
  • Franciscan Media
  • Kirkus Editorial
  • Girl Friday Productions
  • American Literary Review
  • Crab Orchard Review
  • Berkley / Penguin Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Short Story Romance Science Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

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)

Danielle C.

Danielle C.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Dedicated editor of various genres and forms. I have worked on thrillers/mysteries at Sourcebooks and biographies at Yale University Press.


Work experience:

  • Palaver Arts Magazine
  • Yale University Press
  • Sourcebooks Publishing
  • Trojans 360

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Mystery & Crime Fiction Historical Fiction Thriller & Suspense

Jennifer H.

Jennifer H.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Former senior editor for Capstone with 17+ 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

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

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 Travel Home & Garden Writing & Publishing Economics

Carla B.

Carla B.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Meticulous, results-oriented copy editor and proofreader with 12 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

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