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Ray

Ray

Northampton, United States

Developmental editing, copyediting, and writing for the nonfiction world: health, diet, nutrition, fitness, tech, and entrepreneurship.


Work experience:

  • EditIntuitive
  • Winning Edits
  • Rocket Code
  • Amazon Services (Amazon.com)
  • Smart Passive Income
  • Buy Box Experts

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Health & Wellbeing, Sports & Outdoors, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Business & Management, Computers & Internet, Technology

Kimberly

Kimberly

Union, United States

I've been a freelance proofreader for close to 20 years. I've proofread everything from cookbooks to business books for major publishers.


Work experience:

  • John Wiley & Sons
  • Word for Word

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Health & Wellbeing, Religion & Spirituality, Home & Garden, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Karen

Karen

Grand Prairie, United States

Experienced copy editor of fantasy, dystopian, paranormal, and speculative fiction. Specializes in working with indie authors.


Work experience:

  • INDIE Books Gone Wild
  • Karen Robinson
  • Ivy Tech Community College, Lafayette, Indiana
  • Purdue University
  • Texas A&M University
  • AgIT Department, Purdue University
  • Blinn College
  • Cancer Information Group
  • Arthur Andersen
  • Texas A&M University Press
  • Arthuriana (academic journal)
  • PLY Magazine

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Fiction, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Steampunk, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Middle Grade Fantasy, Children's

Tammy

Tammy

California, United States

Editor specializing in fantasy and science fiction and their many subgenres. As dedicated to words as a hobbit to breakfast.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Epic Fantasy

Tera

Tera

South Bend, United States

Editor with 10+ years of experience specializing in developmental edits and copy editing, with a focus on romance and all romance subgenres.


Work experience:

  • Entangled Publishing
  • Samhain Publishing
  • Kensington Lyrical
  • Cuskaden Editorial and Publishing Services

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

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Young Adult, LGBTQ Fiction, Women's Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Stephanie

Stephanie

Lansdale, United States

Editor, proofreader, reader. Wrangler of run-away trains of thought and foxhound puppies.


Work experience:

  • Temple University Press
  • Penn State Press
  • ASTM International
  • SLL Editorial

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality

Danielle

Danielle

Indianapolis, IN, United States

Editor and writing coach specializing in education, test-prep, how-to, and reference guides


Work experience:

  • Self-Employed
  • John Wiley & Sons
  • The Write Place (University of Dayton)
  • Today's Catholic News
  • Orpheus Literary Magazine (University of Dayton)

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, DIY & Crafts, Nature, Poetry, Fiction, Math & Science, Education & Reference

Julie

Julie

New York, United States

I'm an editor with nearly two decades of experience in publishing, most recently at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.


Work experience:

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Story, Middle Grade, Children's, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Dystopian

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