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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 Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

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

Nell

Nell

Jacksonville, FL, United States

From bestselling business titles to novels and short story collections, I've helped authors polish their prose for over a decade.


Work experience:

  • Callisto Media
  • The American University in Cairo Press
  • Karen Leland, Sterling Marketing Group
  • Amnet Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Action & Adventure, Inspirational, Short Story, Middle Grade, Children's, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Economics

Stel

Stel

Larkspur, CO, USA

Specializing in SF, MG, and Thrillers, with 20 years of experience writing for movies, major publishing houses, and government.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Fifty First Films Ltd
  • Office of the State Auditor

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

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Story, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Plays & Screenplays

Kjirsten

Kjirsten

Murray, KY, USA

A passionate Deaf author/editor with nearly a decade of experience in fantasy and young adult fiction, as well as research publishing.


Work experience:

  • Read Right Editing, LLC
  • Murray State University
  • University Press of Mississippi

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Story, Young Adult, Anthologies, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Writing & Publishing

Oksana

Oksana

Las Vegas, NV, USA

I'm a bestselling and award-winning author, teacher, and editor. I love books and writers!


Work experience:

  • Freelancing Business
  • Central European University, Critical Romani Studies Journal
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Netflix
  • Farrar, Straus, & Giroux
  • University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Library of Congress

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

Genres: Cultural & Ethnic, Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Romance, Short Story, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction

Kirby

Kirby

Louisville, United States

From crime and thrillers to memoirs and short stories—accomplished editor/author with over 20 years of experience in publishing and teaching


Work experience:

  • Sarabande Books
  • Self-employed
  • MFA in Writing Program at Spalding University

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

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Short Story, Thriller & Suspense, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Writing & Publishing

Uche

Uche

Exeter, NH, USA

Writer (MFA) and editor (5+ years) with a keen interest in storytelling. I specialize in literary and multicultural fiction.


Work experience:

  • Kachifo Limited (publishers of Farafina Books)

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Short Story, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Picture Books, Children's, Anthologies

Sheryl

Sheryl

Forest, Virginia, USA

Editor/ghostwriter of published fiction and nonfiction books with more than 25 years' journalism experience. I also mentor new writers.


Work experience:

  • IEDITUONLINE
  • World Help
  • International Mission Board

Services: Editing Copy Editing

Genres: Christian Fiction, Fiction, Christian Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Non-Fiction, Action & Adventure, Children's, Mystery & Crime, Short Story, Romantic Suspense, Romance, Biographies & Memoirs

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