Horror Copy Editing Services

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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 editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

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

Parisa

Parisa

Brooklyn, NY, United States

Editor with over ten years of experience, formerly of one of the big five. Specializing in all genres of fiction!


Work experience:

  • Self Employed
  • Simon & Schuster

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review query-letter-review

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

Leya

Leya

Milwaukee, WI, USA

What a life! I get to edit books--especially true crime, self-help, and dark fiction--and gently help authors share their passions.


Work experience:

  • Genius Book Services

Services: Editing editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Anthologies, True Crime, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Legal Thriller, Psychological Thriller

Angela

Angela

Los Angeles, United States

Editor of more than 700 books. I specialize in sci-fi, fantasy, supernatural, horror, mystery, thriller, YA, and dystopian fiction.


Work experience:

  • Alyson Books
  • Self

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, LGBTQ Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Deirdre

Deirdre

Casper, Wyoming, USA

Trusted. Tested. True to you. I'll help you take your book from first draft to press-ready!


Work experience:

  • The Ochberg Society for Trauma Journalism (Formerly Dart Society)
  • Casper Star-Tribune
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Short Story, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Humanities & Social Sciences, Mystery & Crime, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Travel, Cultural & Ethnic

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 editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

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

Sean

Sean

Hanson, KY, USA

Proofreader/editor for 9+ years, reader for 40+, and as a lifelong fan, horror is my go-to genre.


Work experience:

  • JournalStone/Trepidatio
  • Bizarro Pulp Press
  • Raw Dog Screaming Press

Services: Editing editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Story, Entertainment, Non-Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense

Caroline

Caroline

Cleveland, OH, USA

Developmental editor specializing in romance, thrillers, and mysteries. My clients have been published by Kensington, Skyhorse, and more.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Cleveland State University

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Humor & Comedy, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Historical Romance, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

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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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