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Jim

Jim

Tigard, OR, United States

An editor with over twenty years of publishing experience at major houses, who has a sweet spot for genre fiction and comic books.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Kirkus Media, LLC
  • Hachette Book Group
  • Time Warner Book Group/Hachette Book Group
  • DC Comics

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Comics Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Plays & Screenplays, Comics & Graphic Novels, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime

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
  • Self-employed
  • Belt Publishing
  • Indiana University Press

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

Rebecca

Rebecca

Los Angeles, CA, USA

MAD Magazine editor and UCLA Writers' Program developmental editing instructor with 9 years of professional editing experience.


Work experience:

  • UCLA Extension Writers' Program
  • Pocket Comics
  • MAD Magazine at DC Comics
  • TripAdvisor's WhatToPack.com
  • Zagat
  • Bettina Schrewe Literary Scouting

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

Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Fiction, Young Adult, Humor & Comedy, Short Story, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Travel, Contemporary Fiction

Rebecca

Rebecca

Creston, NC, USA

Developmental editor + published author / 20 years experience / I love to mentor writers in both early and later-stage planning and revision


Work experience:

  • UNC Asheville
  • Self-employed
  • Pitch Wars
  • Writing in the Margins
  • SCBWI Carolinas

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Young Adult, Romance, LGBTQ Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Cultural & Ethnic, Coming of Age, Comics & Graphic Novels

Rebecca

Rebecca

New York, NY, USA

Passionate and creative children's books editorial director with over 10 years experience (Hachette UK, PRH, Sourcebooks, and Disney).


Work experience:

  • GAKKEN Books
  • Disney Publishing Worldwide
  • Hachette Children's Books UK

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Picture Books, Middle Grade Fantasy, Comics & Graphic Novels, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Comics Non-Fiction

Michael

Michael

Los Angeles, CA, USA

New York Times Bestselling fiction editor with a dozen years of publishing industry experience, specializing in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror.


Work experience:

  • Skybound Entertainment
  • Penguin Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Science Fiction, Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Comics & Graphic Novels, Short Story, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Technothriller

Jeff

Jeff

Clifton Park, NY, USA

Author of EAT BRAINS LOVE and UNDEAD WITH BENEFITS (Harper Teen). Freelance editor and consultant.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Gaming & LitRPG, Contemporary Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Science Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels

Rachel

Rachel

New York, NY, United States

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


Work experience:

  • DC Entertainment
  • Self-employed
  • Little Bee Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment 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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