Fiction Copy Editing Services

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Beth

Beth

Maineville, United States

Seasoned editor and proofreader with more than 20 years' experience in multiple genres. I have worked with several best-selling authors!


Work experience:

  • Self-Employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Health & Wellbeing, Non-Fiction, Action & Adventure, Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, LGBTQ Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Science Fiction, Dystopian

Brooke

Brooke

New Jersey, United States

An experienced editor with a particular love for memoir and travel who has lived and worked in the US, UK, Australia, and Africa.


Work experience:

  • Brooke Goode Editing & Writing Services
  • Modern Africa magazine
  • West Africa magazine
  • Rowman & Littlefield
  • Drew Magazine
  • Rutgers University Press
  • Henry Holt & Co.
  • St. Martin's Press
  • IPC Media
  • Australian Broadcasting Corp
  • James Curry Publishers
  • Zed Books
  • KnoWEwell, PCB

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

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Travel, Cultural & Ethnic, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Literary Fiction

Jessica

Jessica

Jacksonville, United States

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

Kelly

Kelly

Phoenix, United States

I am passionate about the written word! I have 15+ years in editing in all genres, with special attention to business and travel.


Work experience:

  • Immanence Journal
  • Gently Read Literature (GRL)
  • International Artist Publishing
  • Perseus Books Group
  • The Story Laboratory

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

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Travel, Poetry, Mystery & Crime

Steven

Steven

Vermont, United States

Intuitive, expert editor with 30 yrs experience teaching fiction writing at a major university. Well-published, knowledgeable, honest, kind.


Work experience:

  • Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • Colby College, Waterville,ME
  • Hollow Tree Literary Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Story, Middle Grade, Children's, Fantasy

Dave

Dave

Seattle, United States

Experienced copyeditor, proofreader, and fact checker proficient with Chicago style. I specialize in literary and historical fiction.


Work experience:

  • (self-employed)

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Music, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Fantasy, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, True Crime

Nevin

Nevin

Portland, OR, United States

My goal is to guide writers to their best work, to coach them in eloquence and clarity, to lead them to their best stories and storytelling.


Work experience:

  • Scholastic
  • Penguin Random House
  • Government Technology magazine
  • Nevin Mays Editorial
  • Green Bean Books
  • Portland State University

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

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Young Adult, Picture Books, Children's, Women's Fiction, Middle Grade, Fantasy, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction

Oriana

Oriana

New York, United States

10+ years as a writer, editor & publishing consultant | deeply passionate about the written word in all its diverse forms


Work experience:

  • Mirific Editorial
  • MTV News
  • Hyperallergic
  • Gotham Ghostwriters
  • Random House
  • Stonesong Press
  • Per La Mente
  • Kickstarter

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Women's Fiction, Sex & Relationships, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

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