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MJ

MJ

Chicago, IL, USA

Experienced fiction editor with a strong eye for craft, a knack for detailed feedback, and the overall collaborative spirit of Ted Lasso.


Work experience:

  • Sourcebooks

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Romantic Comedy, Romance, Thriller & Suspense, Women's Fiction

Molly

Molly

Chicago, IL, USA

Development Editor highly skilled in Mystery and Romance. Experience in NYC trade and educational publishing (Doubleday, Pearson).


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Pearson Education
  • American Booksellers Association
  • New York University
  • Doubleday
  • Jay Garon-Brooke Associates

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Romance, Education & Reference, Non-Fiction, Science Fiction

Alex

Alex

Chicago, IL, USA

I'm a freelance editor and writer, providing a full range of editorial services to authors and publishers for both fiction and nonfiction.


Work experience:

  • Sourcebooks
  • Self-employed
  • Top Five Books

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

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Science Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Entertainment, History, Humanities & Social Sciences

Bunmi

Bunmi

Chicago, IL, USA

Experienced editor and writer, primarily in children's and young adult literature. Former journalist and middle school teacher.


Work experience:

  • Sourcebooks
  • Character Lab
  • Kidsbooks
  • Penguin Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Cultural & Ethnic, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Picture Books, Christian Fiction

Susan

Susan

Chicago, IL, USA

A former Hachette editor of SF/F, romance, and commercial fiction. Lover of all things nerdy, steamy, and everything in between.


Work experience:

  • Susan Barnes Editing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Thriller & Suspense, Epic Fantasy, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Romantic Suspense

Jennifer

Jennifer

Chicago, IL, USA

Former senior editor for Capstone with 19+ years experience in biography, memoir, history, creative fiction and NF for adults and children.


Work experience:

  • Heinemann-Raintree
  • Quarasan
  • McGraw-Hill
  • Publications International, Ltd.
  • Capstone Publishers
  • White Dog Editorial Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, True Crime, Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Children’s Non-Fiction, Action & Adventure

Alex

Alex

Chicago, IL, USA

Children's book editor with experience in editing and content creation, passionate about championing people's stories.


Work experience:

  • Cottage Door Press
  • Albert Whitman & Company

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

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Picture Books, Holiday, LGBTQ Fiction, Romance, Young Adult, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Sex & Relationships

Ian

Ian

Chicago, IL, USA

I am a published author, editor, and educator as well as a skilled listener able to convey writing concepts to writers of all skill levels.


Work experience:

  • Columbia College Chicago
  • TriQuarterly magazine, Northwestern University Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Historical Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Short Story, Poetry, Writing & Publishing, History, Humanities & Social Sciences

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