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Katie

Katie

Los Angeles, United States

Book coach/story editor with over 10 years of experience. I've worked with Big 5, award-winning, agent-repped, and self-published authors.


Work experience:

  • Freelance

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Women's Fiction, Fiction, Romantic Suspense, Romance, Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Young Adult, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Romantic Comedy, Young Adult Fantasy

Paul

Paul

Los Angeles, United States

I'm a writer/editor with a particular ability to help people get their books out of their heads and onto the page. Call me a Book Whisperer.


Work experience:

  • B. Bear Productions, Inc.

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Political Science & Current Affairs, Anthologies, Music, Entertainment, Plays & Screenplays, Short Story

Jodi

Jodi

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Editor with an MFA and a business background. Favorites: memoir, fiction, humor, psych, and YA. My forte: lean prose that moves.


Work experience:

  • Slammin Productions
  • SheWritesPress, PenguinRandomHouse, McGraw-Hill, & more. . .

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Entertainment, Non-Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Young Adult, Children’s Non-Fiction

Erin

Erin

Los Angeles, United States

Experienced writer, editor and agent with an MFA in Creative Writing. I have experience editing New York Times bestselling authors.


Work experience:

  • The Industry
  • tNY Press
  • Dystel, Goderich & Bourret LLC
  • EY Literary Management

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Fantasy, Thriller & Suspense, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Middle Grade Fantasy, Romance

Anne

Anne

Los Angeles, CA, United States

I’m a developmental editor who has worked with star writers and beginners. I specialize in memoir, personal growth, and LGBTQ+ projects.


Work experience:

  • The Advocate
  • Senior Arts & Entertainment Editor
  • Well Again
  • self

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

Genres: LGBTQ Fiction, Fiction, Plays & Screenplays, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Inspirational, LGBTQ Non-Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Humor & Comedy

Chelsea

Chelsea

Los Angeles, CA, USA

I specialize in science fiction, fantasy, romance, and Black/African American lived experiences. I am also a master of humor and dialogue.


Work experience:

  • Chelsea Beam's Editing Services
  • The Bent Agency

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

Genres: Children's, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult, Science Fiction

Emeli

Emeli

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Editor focusing on books for young readers with 8 years of experience (including Disney and Marvel prose) and a master's in publishing.


Work experience:

  • Disney Publishing Worldwide, Marvel Press
  • Disney Publishing Worldwide

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Picture Books, Action & Adventure, Coming of Age, Middle Grade Fantasy, Science Fiction, Social & Family Issues, Young Adult, Young Adult Fantasy

Darryl

Darryl

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Experienced editor with Penguin Random House and former educator with an excellent editorial eye and content creation ability.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • The Wesley School
  • Kimball Publishing
  • Pasadena Black Pages
  • La Salle High School
  • Orange Media Network

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, African American Fiction, Romance, Mystery & Crime, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Biographies & Memoirs

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