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Melissa F.

Melissa F.

New York, United States

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Editor, copyeditor, and proofreader of award-winning, bestselling YA, romance, and genre fiction, with 13+ years experience at Macmillan


Work experience:

  • Tor Books (Macmillan)
  • Melissa Frain Editorial
  • Samhain Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Dystopian Science Fiction Fiction Psychological Thriller Thriller & Suspense Contemporary Romance Romance Paranormal Romance Romantic Comedy Fantasy New Adult Young Adult Young Adult Fantasy

Nicole C.

Nicole C.

New York, NY, United States

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Associate at a Manhattan literary agency with a passion for collaboration and a love of fiction. Always thoughtful, engaged, and optimistic.


Work experience:

  • The Book Group
  • The Reading Room
  • ICM Partners

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

Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Short Story Women's Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Sex & Relationships Literary Fiction

Rebecca B.

Rebecca B.

New York, NY, United States

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With 10+ years of experience working at NYC publishers, I've edited 100s of books across genres. Thorough, candid, and easy to work with!


Work experience:

  • Disney Publishing Worldwide
  • McGraw-Hill Education
  • Penguin Random House
  • Behrens Editorial Services
  • Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Education

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Picture Books Young Adult Children’s Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Calendars Education & Reference Women's Fiction

Clarissa W.

Clarissa W.

New York, NY, USA

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Experienced children's books editor with 10 years of in-house experience at HarperCollins, Disney Publishing, and Abrams.


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Picture Books Children's Fiction Comics & Graphic Novels Cultural & Ethnic Children’s Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Comics Non-Fiction Writing & Publishing

Matthew D.

Matthew D.

New York, NY, United States

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Book editor specializing in memoir, biography, and narrative (sports, music, culture, travel). Also reviewer and writer. Ah, stories...


Work experience:

  • Plume Books/Penguin Random House
  • Dey Street Books/HarperCollins

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Humor & Comedy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Poetry Music Humanities & Social Sciences Entertainment Sports & Outdoors

Madeline W.

Madeline W.

New York, NY, USA

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Developmental and Copy Editor with a specialty in memoir, fiction, and academic humanities writing. Previousy FSG and Oxford U Press.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • The Columbia Review
  • Farrar, Straus, & Giroux
  • W.W. Norton

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

Genres: Contemporary Fiction Fiction Political Science & Current Affairs Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction History Christian Non-Fiction Religion & Spirituality Writing & Publishing Cultural & Ethnic Short Story

Megan R.

Megan R.

New York, NY, United States

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Former Kensington Books editor with 14+ years' experience, specializing in romance, mystery, and YA. Let's make your project shine!


Work experience:

  • Kensington Publishing
  • Harlequin
  • Kaplan
  • Megan Records Editorial

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

Genres: Women's Fiction Fiction Young Adult Cozy Mysteries Mystery & Crime Contemporary Romance Romance Historical Romance Paranormal Romance Romantic Suspense Romantic Comedy

Rebecca B.

Rebecca B.

New York, NY, USA

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Former science fiction/fantasy/mystery editor at Ace (PRH) who worked with Guy Gavriel Kay, Christina Henry, and Sarah Pinsker among others.


Work experience:

  • Ace/Roc/Berkley at Penguin Random House
  • Science Fiction Book Club
  • Peter V. Brett
  • Brewer Editorial Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: LGBTQ Fiction Fiction Horror Thriller & Suspense Magical Realism Literary Fiction Fantasy Science Fiction Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult Cozy Mysteries Mystery & Crime

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