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Fran

Fran

New York, United States

Former Agent, Writers House, now Expat; two Newbery & NBA authors. I take a holistic, highly customized approach with a plan


Work experience:

  • Writers House
  • youbloom music festival

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult, Humor & Comedy, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Women's Fiction, Music, Humanities & Social Sciences, Entertainment, Middle Grade, Children's, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy

Deri

Deri

New York, United States

Cookbook editor working with publishers and indie authors. Recent projects include Solomonov's Zahav and Samuelsson's Red Rooster Cookbook.


Work experience:

  • Deri Reed

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Health & Wellbeing

Brooke

Brooke

New York, NY, United States

Passionate children's book editor with 15+ years experience in picture books and middle grade fiction for companies like Disney and Penguin.


Work experience:

  • BV Books
  • Disney Publishing Worldwide
  • Penguin Random House
  • Sterling Publishing

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review query-letter-review Indexing indexing

Genres: Picture Books, Children's, Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction

Julie

Julie

New York, United States

I'm an editor with nearly two decades of experience in publishing, most recently at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.


Work experience:

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Story, Middle Grade, Children's, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Dystopian

Ann Leslie

Ann Leslie

New York City, NY, United States

Experienced editor and agent in women's fiction/romance. I have worked with bestselling authors Sylvia Day/Julia London/Hank Phillippi Ryan.


Work experience:

  • Harlequin Books
  • Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Historical Romance, Contemporary Fiction, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Romantic Comedy, Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense

Jacquelin

Jacquelin

New York, New York, USA

I'm a seasoned developmental book editor with 20 years of experience at Penguin Random House committed to helping you make your story sing!


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Self-employed
  • GrubStreet

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Short Story, Women's Fiction, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Literary Fiction

Stephanie

Stephanie

New York, NY, United States

Former HarperCollins Publishers and Delacorte Press acquisitions editor, specializing in mind-body-spirit books. Award-winning clients.


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Delacorte Press, Bantam Doubleday Dell
  • Stephanie Gunning Enterprises LLC

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, Health & Wellbeing, Religion & Spirituality, Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, New Age, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Rachel

Rachel

New York, NY, United States

Editor experienced in creative development, visual storytelling, and licensed publishing. I solve problems.


Work experience:

  • DC Entertainment
  • SuperStarEditor
  • Little Bee Books

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Action & Adventure, Anthologies, Comics Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Entertainment, Middle Grade, Children's, Mystery & Crime, Comics & Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense

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