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Erica

Erica

Parrish, United States

Freelance editor offering friendly but thorough editing to independent authors.


Work experience:

  • Ink Deep Editing

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Picture Books, Children's, Health & Wellbeing

Dawn

Dawn

Hoboken, NJ, United States

Deep experience editing memoir, narrative nonfiction, novels and short stories.


Work experience:

  • Reader's Digest
  • O, The Oprah Magazine
  • More Magazine
  • The Literarian
  • Independent editor

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

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Literary Fiction, Fiction

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

Kathy

Kathy

San Diego, United States

Freelance copyeditor and proofreader offering 25 years of experience in scientific and educational publishing


Work experience:

  • Academic Press (Elsevier Science/Harcourt)
  • Academic Press
  • Brian F. Smith and Associates (Archaeologist)
  • Converse Consultants West
  • Cajon Valley, Mountain Empire, and Palm Middle Schools
  • Self-Employed

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry, Math & Science, Nature, Action & Adventure, Classics, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Education & Reference, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense

Mary Beth

Mary Beth

Orlando, United States

Sensitive, seasoned copy editor dedicated to strengthening each author's particular voice


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing editing Copy Editing copy-editing

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Amy

Amy

Township of Washington, NJ, United States

Conscientious editor offers expert services for adult fiction, romance, mystery, YA/middle grade, LGBTQIA, academic. 30 years in publishing.


Work experience:

  • Amy Snyder Freelance
  • Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
  • Great Minds

Services: Editing editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Mystery & Crime, Education & Reference, Non-Fiction, Literary Fiction, Young Adult, LGBTQ Fiction

Gene

Gene

Houston, United States

Creative, experienced editor of novels, children's books, and poetry. Let's prepare your manuscript for publication together.


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Uptown Stories
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Scholastic
  • HarperEntertainment
  • Daniel Weiss Associates/17th Street Productions
  • Denver Quarterly
  • San Jacinto College South

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

Genres: Action & Adventure, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Comics & Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Poetry, Literary Fiction

Brooke

Brooke

New Jersey, United States

An experienced editor with a particular interest in 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 editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review 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

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