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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

Jill

Jill

Boston, United States

I offer a decade of editorial experience in textbooks, nonfiction trade titles, and literary fiction. I also write essays and like donuts.


Work experience:

  • Bedford/St. Martin's, Macmillan Learning
  • Routledge
  • Cengage Learning
  • Adams Media

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Career Guides, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Women's Fiction, Short Story, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Education & Reference

Peggy

Peggy

Philadelphia, United States

Food and Lifestyle Writer | Cookbook Editor and Consultant | Content Strategist | Recipe Developer and Tester


Work experience:

  • Self Employed
  • Clarkson Potter/Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review Book Coaching

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, DIY & Crafts, Health & Wellbeing, Home & Garden, Weddings, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Education & Reference

Rebecca

Rebecca

New York, NY, United States

With 10+ years of experience working at NYC publishers, I've edited 100s of books across genres. Thorough, candid, and easy to work with!


Work experience:

  • Disney Publishing Worldwide
  • McGraw-Hill Education
  • Penguin Random House
  • Self-employed
  • Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Education

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Picture Books, Young Adult, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Education & Reference, Women's Fiction

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

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

Christopher

Christopher

Gallatin, United States

Accomplished editor specializing in general and Christian non-fiction. Editor of 60 published books. Here to help you tell your story!


Work experience:

  • B&H Academic
  • Moody Publishers
  • Lexham Press and Kirkdale Press
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Christian Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Political Science & Current Affairs, Philosophy, Education & Reference, Inspirational, Writing & Publishing

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

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