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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

Ilia

Ilia

Los Angeles, CA, USA

I'm a Developmental Editor with 6+ years of experience in Romance, Mystery, and SF genres. Author of Crescent Earth - a SF murder mystery


Work experience:

  • Creator Institute
  • Freelance

Services: Editing Developmental Editing

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Science Fiction

Lindsay

Lindsay

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Collaborative and supportive dev. editor with numerous bestsellers in women's fiction & romance at Amazon, Guideposts, and Penguin.


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Amazon
  • Guideposts Books
  • Penguin

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance, Fiction, Romantic Comedy, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Chick Lit, Women's Fiction, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime

Arielle

Arielle

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Hello! I have 5.5 years of experience in the industry, a passion for storytelling, sharp eyes for corrections, and a love of collaboration


Work experience:

  • Skybound Entertainment

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Fiction, Science Fiction, Middle Grade Fantasy, Children's, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, New Adult, Young Adult, Young Adult Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Romance

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

Madeleine

Madeleine

Los Angeles, CA, USA

I have eight years of professional editing experience and a great work ethic. Together, we can polish your work into something spectacular!


Work experience:

  • Mills College
  • Red Hen Press
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing

Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Literary Fiction, Science Fiction

Michael

Michael

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Graphic novel and comic editor with 5+ years experience working for First Second, BOOM! Studios, Tapas, and more.


Work experience:

  • First Second
  • BOOM! Studios

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Fiction, Comics Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction

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

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