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Katie

Katie

Los Angeles, United States

Developmental editor & writing coach with over 10 years experience. Helping authors grow their best stories BEFORE they publish!


Work experience:

  • Freelance

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

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

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

Angela

Angela

Los Angeles, United States

Editor of more than 700 books. I specialize in thrillers, sci-fi, mysteries, fantasy, paranormal, horror, YA, and dystopian fiction.


Work experience:

  • Alyson Books
  • Social Studies School Service
  • Self

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, LGBTQ Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Marisa

Marisa

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Book coach and developmental editor • 22 years in publishing • Self-help, wellness, psychology • First-time authors • BIPOC


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • BabyCenter.com
  • New Harbinger Publications
  • Weldon Owen
  • Chronicle Books
  • Avalon Travel Publishing (Hatchette Book Group)
  • Seal Press (Hatchette Book Group)

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Health & Wellbeing, Non-Fiction, Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Parenting & Families, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits

Cara

Cara

Los Angeles, CA, USA

I love helping writers find their voices and connect with readers, especially with kid-lit, how-to, lifestyle, B2B, and women's fiction.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: DIY & Crafts, Non-Fiction, Parenting & Families, Judaism, Religion & Spirituality, Picture Books, Children's, Fiction

Neil

Neil

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Getting feedback doesn't have to be an overwhelming experience. I work to ensure your hand is held through every step of the process.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Neil G. Gordon Writing & Editing Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Humor & Comedy, Picture Books, Children's, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, Health & Wellbeing, Humanities & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Inspirational, Women's Fiction, New Age, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Education & Reference, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Economics

Rebecca

Rebecca

Los Angeles, CA, USA

MAD Magazine editor and UCLA Writers' Program developmental editing instructor with 9 years of professional editing experience.


Work experience:

  • UCLA Extension Writers' Program
  • Pocket Comics
  • MAD Magazine at DC Comics
  • TripAdvisor's WhatToPack.com
  • Zagat
  • Bettina Schrewe Literary Scouting

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

Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Fiction, Young Adult, Humor & Comedy, Short Story, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Travel, Contemporary Fiction, Plays & Screenplays

Briana

Briana

Los Angeles, CA, USA

A developmental and copy editor with a decade of editorial experience. I have a keen eye for what makes a good fiction story flow well.


Work experience:

  • Cedar Fort Publishing and Media
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Employee Solutions Group

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Christian Fiction, Fiction, Fantasy, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Children's, Romance

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