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Mohamad

Mohamad

Chicago, IL, USA

Ph.D level expertise with over 12 years of developmental, editing, and proofreading consulting experience.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • International Network for Hate Studies

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Philosophy, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, Political Science & Current Affairs, Law, Writing & Publishing, Biographies & Memoirs, Christian Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality

Madison

Madison

Chicago, IL, USA

Honest, constructive, and compassionate feedback from a full-time editor and published author. I edit kid lit, from picture books to YA.


Work experience:

  • Albert Whitman & Company
  • Albert Whitman & Compaby
  • C&T Publishing

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

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Picture Books, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, DIY & Crafts, Young Adult

Christina

Christina

Chicago, IL, USA

I'm a professional children's book editor with experience in trade, licensed, and educational publishing.


Work experience:

  • American Reading Company
  • Sterling Children's Books (now Union Square & Co.)
  • Simon Spotlight, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
  • Independent Publishers Group
  • Albert Whitman & Company

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Picture Books, Coming of Age, Young Adult, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction

Marci Rae

Marci Rae

Chicago, IL, USA

I'm a longtime editor with experience in unusual niche genres—particularly Christian books and poetry collections.


Work experience:

  • Ancient Faith Publishing
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing

Genres: Parenting & Families, Non-Fiction, Christian Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Poetry, Fiction

Jennifer

Jennifer

Chicago, IL, USA

Editor with 21+ years of experience in biography, memoir, history, and fiction for adults and children at various publishing companies.


Work experience:

  • Heinemann-Raintree
  • Quarasan
  • McGraw-Hill
  • Publications International, Ltd.
  • Capstone Publishers
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

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

Elayne

Elayne

Chicago, IL, USA

Fantasy author and former associate editor with Macmillan Publishers offering editorial services across multiple genres of fiction.


Work experience:

  • Tor Teen, Macmillan Publishers
  • Tor Books, Macmillan Publishers

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Query Letter Review

Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's

Bryn

Bryn

Chicago, IL, USA

Former executive editor in publishing, specializing in romance and mystery. I give detailed but encouraging edits, and I help with querying!


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Hallmark Publishing at the Hallmark Channel

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Query Letter Review

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance, Fiction, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Time Travel Romance, Romantic Comedy, Paranormal Romance

Andrea

Andrea

Chicago, IL, USA

I'm a children's book editor with nearly a decade of experience, focusing on social-emotional learning, multiculturalism, and diversity.


Work experience:

  • Beaming Books/1517 Media
  • Albert Whitman & Company

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Middle Grade Fantasy, Picture Books, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Holiday, Social & Family Issues, Young Adult

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