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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

Abby S.

Abby S.

Chicago, United States

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I'm a literary agent who specializes in commercial/genre and literary fiction and select nonfiction (cooking, narrative)


Work experience:

  • The Lark Group
  • Browne & Miller Literary Associates
  • Sourcebooks
  • John Wiley & Sons

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Romance Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Non-Fiction Christian Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & 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

Scott G.

Scott G.

Chicago, IL, USA

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I'm a Chicago-based freelance editor with more than a decade of experience in the book and magazine business.


Work experience:

  • Gast Editorial
  • The University of Chicago Press
  • Orion Magazine

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Nature Non-Fiction Life Sciences Math & Science Art Humanities & Social Sciences Literary Fiction Fiction History Philosophy Political Science & Current Affairs Psychology

Kendra M.

Kendra M.

Chicago, IL, USA

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I specialize in non-fiction children's books and education/reference texts, so I know how and why we read–for learning or just plain fun!


Work experience:

  • World Book, Inc.
  • Norwood House Press
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  • Muntz Editorial Consulting, LLC

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Children’s Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Education & Reference Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences Math & Science Life Sciences History Humanities & Social Sciences Career Guides

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

Tom K.

Tom K.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Bring the power of my decades of editing experience to your manuscript. Special expertise in copy editing and in content editing nonfiction.


Work experience:

  • Nieman Inc
  • McGraw-Hill Education
  • Self-employed
  • McDougal Littell / Houghton Mifflin
  • John Hope Community Academy / Chicago Public Schools
  • World Book Inc.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Education & Reference Non-Fiction Business & Management Humanities & Social Sciences

Molly S.

Molly S.

Chicago, IL, USA

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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

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