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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, Health & Wellbeing, Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry, Math & Science, Nature, Action & Adventure, Classics, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Education & Reference, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense

Dan

Dan

Penn Valley, CA, United States

Formerly of Random House, I’m a bibliophile and veteran editor with 30+ years of experience editing non-fiction for major book publishers.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Random House
  • Prima Publishing
  • Academic Press, Inc., A Division of Harcourt Brace & Company

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Computers & Internet, Non-Fiction, Technology, Writing & Publishing, Sports & Outdoors, Entertainment, Education & Reference, Music, Humanities & Social Sciences, Home & Garden

Stephanie

Stephanie

Schwenksville, PA, United States

Editor, proofreader, reader. Wrangler of run-away trains of thought and foxhound puppies.


Work experience:

  • Temple University Press
  • Penn State Press
  • ASTM International
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Parenting & Families

Matthew

Matthew

Durham, NC, United States

Copy and developmental editor specializing in humanities, social sciences, general and creative nonfiction, as well as literary fiction.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • UNC Press
  • Duke University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Music, Education & Reference, Literary Fiction, Fiction, Art, Geography

Julia

Julia

Berkeley, CA, United States

NYT-bestselling author and editor. I've helped dozens of clients write their books and get published. I'd love to work with you!


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • The Los Angeles Times
  • El Financiero de Mexico
  • Wired News
  • The New York Times
  • Stanford University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Political Science & Current Affairs, Education & Reference, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction

Rachel

Rachel

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Copyediting and proofreading professional with a passion for quality, a keen eye for detail, and 14 years of experience.


Work experience:

  • Barefoot Proximity
  • Writer's Digest/F+W Media
  • North Light Crafts and Krause Publications/F+W Media

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: DIY & Crafts, Non-Fiction, Education & Reference, Writing & Publishing, Career Guides, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Business & Management, Health & Wellbeing, Home & Garden

Brittany

Brittany

Rye, United States

Experienced cookbook editor and proofreader with a background in nonfiction publishing.


Work experience:

  • Cider Mill Press Book Publishers
  • Book Passage Bookstore
  • Saint Mary's College of California
  • MARY: A Journal of New Writing
  • The Music Hall

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Nature, Education & Reference

Gerald

Gerald

Santa Monica, CA, USA

I'm a ghostwriter, developmental editor, and published author with my own small imprint. Nineteen book awards for fiction and business.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Book Coaching

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Education & Reference, Engineering, Math & Science

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Concluding the final pages of your education or reference book manuscript alone is a feat of its own. So, where to now? While you’re surely an expert in your field, it’s difficult to step back and view the ‘big picture’ aspects of your work — when you already know what you’re talking about it can be especially difficult to view through the eyes of a beginner. Luckily, there’s an easy way to get around this: hire an educational reference developmental editor. These professionals specialize in looking at the wider picture and identifying problems with your structure, content, and overall readability.


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