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Gene

Gene

Houston, United States

Creative, experienced editor of novels, children's books, and poetry. Let's prepare your manuscript for publication together.


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Uptown Stories
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Scholastic
  • HarperEntertainment
  • Daniel Weiss Associates/17th Street Productions
  • Denver Quarterly
  • San Jacinto College South

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Action & Adventure, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Comics & Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Poetry, Literary Fiction

Julia

Julia

Franklin, United States

Experienced editor of MG and YA fiction and non-fiction. Formerly with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins.


Work experience:

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Simon & Schuster
  • HarperCollins Childrens Books
  • Disney Press/Hyperion Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction

Dan

Dan

Cleveland, OH, USA

Professional editor with over a decade of experience at W. W. Norton, FSG, and top-tier indies.


Work experience:

  • W. W. Norton & Company
  • The Overlook Press
  • Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Craftsman Editorial
  • Belt Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Political Science & Current Affairs, Nature, Travel, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels

Rick

Rick

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Seasoned, supportive editor with 20+ years of diverse experience who 's excited to help you clarify your vision and create your best work.


Work experience:

  • Quirk Books
  • various clients

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Fiction, Mashups, Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Entertainment

Kat

Kat

New York, NY, United States

Devoted editor/c.e./proofreader of graphic novels & children's books: Worked on 100+ titles, welcomes both the deeply serious & crazy weird.


Work experience:

  • Portfolio Solutions, LLC (agency)
  • Maria B. Campbell Associates
  • Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan Children's Publishing)
  • Roaring Brook Press and First Second Books
  • Abrams
  • First Second Books (Macmillan)
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Alloy Entertainment

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Picture Books, Children's, Historical Fiction, Comics Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Entertainment, Middle Grade, Comics & Graphic Novels

Patrick

Patrick

Saint Paul, MN, USA

Accomplished developmental editor with 13+ years of progressive publishing experience in graphic novels and illustrated/gift books


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Ten Speed Press / Penguin Random House
  • Watson-Guptill Publications / Penguin Random House
  • Oxford University Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Fiction, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Comics Non-Fiction, Entertainment, Humor & Comedy

Mabel

Mabel

New York, NY, USA

Senior editor at HarperCollins, specializing in picture books, chapter books, middle grade, YA, graphic novels, with 10+ yrs of experience!


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins Publisher

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

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Picture Books, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Middle Grade Fantasy, Comics & Graphic Novels, Coming of Age, Young Adult

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

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