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Will

Will

Chicago, United States

Trusted copy editor and proofreader for romance, mystery, suspense, sci-fi, and fantasy.


Work experience:

  • University of Iowa Press
  • Berkley Publishing (Penguin Random House)
  • Harlequin Romance
  • Orbit Books / Redhook (Hachette)

Services: Editing editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Short Story, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Fantasy, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult

Julie

Julie

New York, United States

I'm an editor with nearly two decades of experience in publishing, most recently at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.


Work experience:

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Story, Middle Grade, Children's, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Dystopian

Mayada

Mayada

New York, NY, USA

Editor of prize-winning literary fiction. Formerly at Bloomsbury Publishing. Arabic-to-English translator.


Work experience:

  • Bloomsbury Publishing Qatar Foundation (BQFP)
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Short Story, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Anthologies, Children's, Contemporary Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Sociology

Nicole

Nicole

New York, NY, USA

I'm a copy editor and proofreader with over eight years of experience for major book publishers, magazines, and digital publications.


Work experience:

  • Adweek
  • Best Lawyer
  • Scholastic

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

Genres: Children's, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Comedy, Short Story, Thriller & Suspense, Entertainment, Non-Fiction, Technology, Action & Adventure

Jill

Jill

Boston, United States

I offer a decade of editorial experience in textbooks, nonfiction trade titles, and literary fiction. I also write essays and like donuts.


Work experience:

  • Bedford/St. Martin's, Macmillan Learning
  • Routledge
  • Cengage Learning
  • Adams Media

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Career Guides, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Women's Fiction, Short Story, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Education & Reference

Edie

Edie

Tucson, AZ, USA

Travel editor at Fodor's, Frommer's, and Rough Guides, memoir and food writing aficionado, love to nurture good writing in all genres.


Work experience:

  • Edie Jarolim
  • Madden Preprint Media

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

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Travel, Writing & Publishing, Literary Fiction, Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Short Story, Women's Fiction

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

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

Polly

Polly

Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Literary Magazine Editor, Author Published by Doubleday, and Creative Writing Teacher. I specialize in literary fiction and memoir.


Work experience:

  • Michigan Quarterly Review
  • For Fiction, Memoir, and Academic Manuscripts, and for McSweeney's Publishing, Wayne State University Press, 5th Avenue Press, and others
  • Eastern Michigan University

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Short Story, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Humanities & Social Sciences, Women's Fiction

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