Hire a Copy Editor in Oakland

We've sourced the best copy editors in Oakland who are ready to help you with all your copy editing needs.

Anna M.

Anna M.

Oakland, CA, USA

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Precisely worded, wildly creative: Editor of award-winning books (poetry and prose) offering customized and attentive editorial services


Work experience:

  • Kelsey Street Press
  • Freelance

Services: Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Poetry Fiction

Sarah C.

Sarah C.

Springfield, United States

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Nonfiction editor formerly of Wiley and Pearson


Work experience:

  • Independent Publishing Professional
  • Pearson Learning Solutions
  • John Wiley and Sons
  • Arnerich Massena
  • New Riders/Peachpit

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing

Genres: Health & Wellbeing Non-Fiction

Jessica H.

Jessica H.

Jacksonville, United States

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Award-winning freelance editor Jessica Hatch provides practical, marketable revision advice to clients on all six habitable continents.


Work experience:

  • Writers House
  • St. Martin's Press
  • Fox Literary LLC
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Health & Wellbeing Historical Fiction Fiction LGBTQ Fiction Women's Fiction LGBTQ Non-Fiction Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Marcy D.

Marcy D.

Montclair, NJ, United States

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I am a published novelist. I want you to become one, too. I specialize in literary fiction, YA, women's fiction, thrillers and memoir.


Work experience:

  • Marcy Dermansky
  • Liveright/Norton
  • Dow Jones
  • About.com

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Humor & Comedy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Short Story Fantasy Dystopian Science Fiction

Lisa H.

Lisa H.

Berkley, United States

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Every sentence matters! My passion is helping your words shine, whether you're at the beginning of your project or you need a final polish.


Work experience:

  • Poignant Pen LLC

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

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Non-Fiction Health & Wellbeing Sex & Relationships Fantasy Fiction Self-Help & Self-Improvement Science Fiction Travel Home & Garden

Christine M.

Christine M.

Chester, United States

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Experienced editor of cookbooks and home/lifestyle books; my editing and proofreading work includes James Beard and IACP Award winners.


Work experience:

  • Christine McKnight Editorial Services
  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Career Guides Christian Non-Fiction Religion & Spirituality Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & Wellbeing Home & Garden Weddings Parenting & Families

Kendall D.

Kendall D.

Colorado Springs, United States

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Writer at Nerdist, HelloGiggles, and Geek & Sundry. Editor at Penguin Random House for 5 1/2 years working in fiction and non-fiction.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Legendary LLC (Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls)
  • Petful
  • Kendall Ashley Creative

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Christian Non-Fiction Religion & Spirituality Historical Fiction Fiction Women's Fiction Self-Help & Self-Improvement Science Fiction Fantasy

Margaret N.

Margaret N.

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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I edit cookbooks, craft titles, gift-y nonfiction. I've worked on everything from astrophysics texts to NYT-bestselling literary mashups.


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Quirk Books
  • Beacon PreMedia Global (now Lumina Datamatics)
  • East Falls Bakery
  • Police Legal Sciences
  • The Writing Center at Kenyon College
  • Zanesville Art Museum

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

Genres: Humor & Comedy Fiction Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits DIY & Crafts Mashups Writing & Publishing Calendars Comics & Graphic Novels Design Photography Architecture

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