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Ann

Ann

Duluth, MN, USA

Book editor and award-winning writer who works on fiction and nonfiction, with special expertise on books in translation.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Literary Fiction, Short Story, Middle Grade, Children's, Business & Management

Sam

Sam

Denver, CO, USA

Proofreader | Copy Editor | Coach/Mentor. Clients include Cognella, Stanford, and the Bold Story Press.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • October Hill Magazine
  • SNC-Lavalin Technical Journal
  • The Scribe
  • youB, Inc.

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Short Story, Thriller & Suspense, Education & Reference, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

David

David

Tampa, FL, USA

A fiction/nonfiction copy editor and proofreader with 20+ years’ experience in journalism. I have an eye for detail and a love of deadlines.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Various

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Non-Fiction, Poetry, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Political Science & Current Affairs, Short Story

Emma

Emma

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Dedicated, creative editor with an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and years of experience at a top New York City literary agency.


Work experience:

  • McCormick Literary
  • The Iowa Writers' Workshop
  • Atheneum (a division of Simon & Schuster)

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Short Story, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Political Science & Current Affairs, Women's Fiction

Sofia

Sofia

New York, NY, USA

A multidisciplinary developmental editor, dual-wielding experience in both academic and fiction publishing, particularly children's media.


Work experience:

  • PBS Kids, Sesame Workshop
  • Springer Nature
  • Barnard College Writing Center

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Children's, Short Story, Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Business & Management, Music

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Tupelo, MS, USA

Provide personalized editorial services with collaborative approach, respecting the writer's voice, treating each book as if it were my own.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Christian Fiction, Fiction, Inspirational, Non-Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Christian Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Short Story

Kyle

Kyle

New York, NY, USA

Editor with two decades of experience in books and magazines. Known for distilling complex ideas into clear, compelling prose.


Work experience:

  • Art in America
  • Self-employed
  • Artforum

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

Genres: Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Photography, History, Political Science & Current Affairs, Architecture, Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Short Story, Fiction

Anne

Anne

Croton-on-Hudson, NY, USA

Meticulous editor with a special focus on literary projects.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • A Public Space
  • Words Without Borders
  • Associate Editor / Assistant Editor
  • Irene Skolnick Literary Agency

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Writing & Publishing, Short Story, Middle Grade, Children's, Classics

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Though short stories are short by their very nature, if you’re planning to publish your work, you’ll definitely need a copy editor. Even the most prolific writers find it hard to see mistakes in their own work after spending so much time on it — particularly if it’s condensed in a smaller space. So, once you’ve finished your story, you’ll need an editor with experience working on short stories who can root out typoes, inconsistencies, and any other errors.


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