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Julia S.

Julia S.

Berkeley, CA, United States

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NYT-bestselling author and editor. I've helped dozens of clients write their best stories and get published. I'd love to work with you!


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • The Los Angeles Times
  • El Financiero de Mexico
  • Wired News
  • The New York Times
  • Stanford University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Political Science & Current Affairs Education & Reference Historical Fiction Fiction Literary Fiction

Shire B.

Shire B.

Berkeley, CA, USA

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A fiction/non-fiction editor with wide-ranging interests, I specialize in refining the elements of good writing: voice, style, and grammar.


Work experience:

  • Inkshares
  • Lost Roads Press
  • Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • New Directions

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Epic Fantasy Fantasy Fiction Historical Fiction Contemporary Fiction Psychological Thriller Thriller & Suspense Dystopian Science Fiction Cozy Mysteries Mystery & Crime Contemporary Romance Romance

Laura A.

Laura A.

Berkeley, CA, USA

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Children's book author, editor and teacher with 25 years of experience and a focus on diversity and equity in the children's book world.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Roehampton University, London
  • freelance
  • PaperTigers
  • Lee & Low books
  • Orchard Books
  • Children's Book Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Picture Books Children's Fiction Middle Grade Young Adult Children’s Non-Fiction Non-Fiction

Diane B.

Diane B.

Lawrence, United States

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My sweet spot is MG and YA fiction. I'll help you find your story (ornery manuscripts don't scare me!) and figure out how to tell it.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Middle Grade Children's Children’s Non-Fiction Non-Fiction

Sarah C.

Sarah C.

Springfield, United States

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Nonfiction editor formerly of Wiley and Pearson


Work experience:

  • Independent Publishing Professional
  • Pearson Learning Solutions
  • John Wiley and Sons
  • Arnerich Massena
  • New Riders/Peachpit

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing

Genres: Health & Wellbeing Non-Fiction

Christine M.

Christine M.

Chester, United States

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Experienced editor of cookbooks and home/lifestyle books; my editing and proofreading work includes James Beard and IACP Award winners.


Work experience:

  • Christine McKnight Editorial Services
  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Career Guides Christian Non-Fiction Religion & Spirituality Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & Wellbeing Home & Garden Weddings Parenting & Families

Abby R.

Abby R.

Portland, United States

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Experienced editor (12+ years at HarperCollins, Disney-Hyperion, Scholastic). Focus: kids' books, especially middle grade and YA fiction.


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins
  • Disney-Hyperion
  • Scholastic
  • Abby Ranger Editorial, LLC

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Picture Books Children's Fiction Middle Grade Children’s Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Middle Grade Fantasy Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult

Jessica H.

Jessica H.

Jacksonville, United States

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Award-winning freelance editor Jessica Hatch provides practical, marketable revision advice to clients on all six habitable continents.


Work experience:

  • Writers House
  • St. Martin's Press
  • Fox Literary LLC
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Health & Wellbeing Historical Fiction Fiction LGBTQ Fiction Women's Fiction LGBTQ Non-Fiction Self-Help & Self-Improvement

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