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Abby

Abby

Chicago, United States

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

Kailee

Kailee

Chicago, IL, USA

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

Carla

Carla

Chicago, IL, USA

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

Sasha

Sasha

Chicago, IL, USA

Copy editor and proofreader focused on genre fiction (sci-fi/fantasy, romance/erotica, mysteries/thrillers).


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Penguin Random House
  • Oxford University Press
  • Bloomsbury USA
  • Barnes & Noble Booksellers
  • University of Minnesota Press
  • Milkweed Editions
  • American Medical Association

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

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

Jennifer

Jennifer

Chicago, IL, USA

Editor with 20+ years of experience in biography, memoir, history, and fiction for adults and children at various publishing companies.


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

Chris

Chris

Chicago, IL, USA

I have written and edited K-12 educational materials, textbooks, ancillary material, and online programs for the last 18 years.


Work experience:

  • Nystrom Education, Social Studies School Services
  • Nystrom | Herff Jones

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Education & Reference, Non-Fiction, Geography, Humanities & Social Sciences, History

Richard

Richard

Chicago, IL, USA

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

Will

Will

Chicago, United States

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

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