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Stephanie

Stephanie

San Diego, California, USA

Writer, editor, teacher. Copyeditor for publications and manuscripts. Ready to shape your writing to be the best it can be.


Work experience:

  • The Steady Editor
  • San Diego Magazine
  • RAC Monitor / ICD10 Monitor

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Romance, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Travel

Jenny

Jenny

San Diego, CA, USA

I'm a versatile editor with a passion for literary fiction (novels and short stories!) and genre-defying, curious nonfiction.


Work experience:

  • Counterpoint Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Literary Fiction, Romantic Comedy, Romance, Short Story, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Nature, Humanities & Social Sciences

bruce

bruce

San Diego, CA, USA

Development and content editor that can help your manuscript with whatever it needs, from a deep rewrite to a straightforward polish.


Work experience:

  • Georgian Bay Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Writing & Publishing

Annie

Annie

San Diego, CA, USA

I’m a literary agent w/ over 17 years of experience in the publishing industry. I work on a range of adult and YA fiction and nonfiction.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Margret McBride Literary Agency
  • Zoetrope: All-Story

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

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Mystery & Crime

Dan

Dan

San Diego, CA, USA

Copy editor with 12 years' professional experience with Scholastic, Klutz, Penguin, and Hachette; 5-year copy chief of San Diego Magazine.


Work experience:

  • Desert Owl Press
  • San Diego Magazine
  • Klutz
  • Columbia University Seminars
  • Columbia Art and Literary Journal

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Science Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences, Math & Science, Non-Fiction, Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry, Travel, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits

Kathy

Kathy

San Diego, United States

Freelance copyeditor and proofreader offering 25 years of experience in scientific and educational publishing


Work experience:

  • Academic Press (Elsevier Science/Harcourt)
  • Academic Press
  • Brian F. Smith and Associates (Archaeologist)
  • Converse Consultants West
  • Cajon Valley, Mountain Empire, and Palm Middle Schools
  • Self-Employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Health & Wellbeing, Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry, Math & Science, Nature, Action & Adventure, Classics, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Comics & Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Education & Reference, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Design, Architecture

Gail

Gail

San Diego, CA, USA

As an English major and a former educator, I'm an excellent and fastidious collaborator who can keep your project on time and on budget.


Work experience:

  • Open Book Editorial Services
  • Annals of Botany Company
  • University of California Press
  • Academic Press/Elsevier

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Life Sciences, Math & Science, Non-Fiction

Carey

Carey

San Rafael, CA, United States

I am an editor who loves helping authors revise and refine their work so it is clear, precise, and ready for publication.


Work experience:

  • Chronicle Books
  • Carey Jones

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

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, DIY & Crafts, Health & Wellbeing, Travel, Sports & Outdoors, Parenting & Families, Design

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You may be asking, what’s a developmental editor and why should I hire one? While most editors are known for correcting grammar and punctuation, these editors will work with you to fix up everything from the structure of your story to plot holes and characterization — all while keeping you positive and motivated. They may suggest re-writes or recommend which “darlings” to kill off, as William Faulkner once so famously put it.


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