Horror Copy Editing Services

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Renee

Renee

Buxton, ME, United States

Passionate editor of award-winning indie novels, with a specialty in adult dark fiction, spec. fic., horror, and psychological thrillers.


Work experience:

  • Crystal Lake Publishing
  • Sebago Education Alliance
  • Allhorror.net
  • HorrorMovieReviews.com
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Middle Grade, Children's, Coming of Age, Poetry, Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction

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

Amanda

Amanda

Charlottesville, VA, USA

Independent press cofounder, experienced editor, insightful reader. Edits literary and genre fiction at all stages of development.


Work experience:

  • Independent Press
  • C&R Press
  • Virginia Tech
  • Freelance

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Psychological Thriller, LGBTQ Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Coming of Age, Science Fiction

Shawna

Shawna

St Charles, MO, USA

Caring, supportive editor specializing in fantasy, horror, and sci-fi for traditional publishers (Tor, Nightfire) and indie authors.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Tor Publishing Group

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Science Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Epic Fantasy

Sara

Sara

Nashua, NH, USA

Flexible, fierce, efficient editor with decades of experience in editing everything from horror to science fiction to literary fiction.


Work experience:

  • Ascend Learning
  • Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Short Story, Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Contemporary Fiction, Time Travel, Science Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Military Science Fiction, Literary Fiction

Angel

Angel

Westbrook, ME, USA

The devil is in the details! The Word Angel casts demons from scifi, suspense, romance, and research for Macmillan, Rutgers, and nonprofits.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • Rutgers University
  • Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York (SUNY)
  • Educational Testing Service
  • Alexandra Chandler for U.S. Congress

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, True Crime, LGBTQ Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Horror, Thriller & Suspense

Jeff

Jeff

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Author of EAT BRAINS LOVE and UNDEAD WITH BENEFITS (Harper Teen). Freelance editor and consultant.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Gaming & LitRPG, Contemporary Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Science Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels

Jaime

Jaime

Longview, TX, USA

Editor-in-Chief with 7+ years of content, copy editing, and proofreading experience. Let’s find your voice and make it loud!


Work experience:

  • Clean Reads Publishing
  • Champagne Book Group
  • Clean Reads
  • Crystal Lake Publishing
  • Eerie River Publishing

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction, Action & Adventure, Coming of Age, Fantasy, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Anthologies, Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction

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Hire the best horror copy editors


Imagine reading a tense horror story, knowing that a terrifying revelation is on the way, and then on the way encountering a ridiculous typo, or realizing the protagonist’s name is all of a sudden completely different. Takes you out of the experience, doesn’t it?


For your readers not to be distracted by anything and lean wholeheartedly into your spine-chilling story, you’ll need to hire a horror copy editor. Far from simply spotting simple spelling mistakes, copy editors can work with you to even out the tone of your writing, maximize suspense, and reword any sentences that subtract from the horror experience because of poor syntax or vagueness.


The horror copy editors for hire here on Reedsy have all been carefully vetted, so you can trust that they’ve got the necessary skills and experience to help your manuscript truly bare its teeth.

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