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Will T.

Will T.

Chicago, United States

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


Work experience:

  • University of Iowa Press
  • Kirkus Editorial
  • American Literary Review
  • Crab Orchard Review
  • Berkley / Penguin Random House
  • Scribe Media

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

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

Timothy B.

Timothy B.

Chicago, IL, USA

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PhD Humanities, MFA Creative Writing, 12 Years Experience as Editor for Houghton Mifflin and McGraw-Hill, Published Fiction Writer


Work experience:

  • McGraw-Hill
  • Quarasan
  • Houghton Mifflin

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Philosophy Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Writing & Publishing Science Fiction Fiction Education & Reference Children’s Non-Fiction

Kathryn S.

Kathryn S.

Chicago, United States

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Experienced developmental book editor specializing in parenting books as well as children's PB, MG and YA fiction.


Work experience:

  • Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • The Purcell Literary Agency
  • Entangled Publishing
  • Author Claudia Gray

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Middle Grade Children's Parenting & Families Non-Fiction

Avner L.

Avner L.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Professional editor, ghostwriter, and author of fiction and non-fiction who can help get you and your book across the finish line.


Work experience:

  • Texas-based Publishing Services Company
  • Freelance

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Business & Management Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Parenting & Families Political Science & Current Affairs Humanities & Social Sciences Sex & Relationships Historical Fiction Short Story

Susan B.

Susan B.

Chicago, IL, USA

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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

Chris N.

Chris N.

Chicago, IL, USA

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I have written and edited K-12 educational materials, textbooks, ancillary material, and online programs for the last 18 years.


Work experience:

  • Nystrom Education, Social Studies School Services
  • Nystrom | Herff Jones

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Education & Reference Non-Fiction Geography Humanities & Social Sciences History

Bailey F.

Bailey F.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Developmental editor of narrative nonfiction and literary fiction with experience at Hachette, Melville House, and SAGE.


Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Short Story Women's Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Non-Fiction Health & Wellbeing Self-Help & Self-Improvement Biographies & Memoirs

Danielle D.

Danielle D.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Editorial Jack-of-All-Trades: beta reading, editorial assessment, developmental editing, and more!


Work experience:

  • Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Self-employed
  • Fresh Fiction

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Women's Fiction Literary Fiction Contemporary Romance Romance Historical Romance Romantic Comedy Time Travel Romance

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