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Mary-Theresa

Mary-Theresa

New York, United States

Award winning editor with 25+ years in traditional publishing. Specializing in genre fiction. Looking to help make good stories well told.


Work experience:

  • Harlequin

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

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Ann Leslie

Ann Leslie

New York City, NY, United States

Over 25 years' editorial experience at a Big 5 publisher and a literary agency, specializing in commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction.


Work experience:

  • Harlequin Books
  • Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Historical Romance, Contemporary Fiction, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Romantic Comedy, Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense

Geoffrey

Geoffrey

D.C., DC, United States

20 years experience editing nonfiction books for publishers (Thomas Nelson and Running Press). I love helping authors tell their story.


Work experience:

  • Running Press
  • Self-employed
  • Thomas Nelson Publishers

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

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Christian Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Jessica

Jessica

Jacksonville, United States

Award-winning freelance editor Jessica provides practical, marketable revision advice to clients on all six habitable continents.


Work experience:

  • Writers House
  • St. Martin's Press
  • Fox Literary LLC
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Historical Fiction, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Women's Fiction, LGBTQ Non-Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

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

Julia

Julia

Charleston, SC, United States

Line and copy editor, with content capabilities. I have the most experience in nonfiction, but my favorite edits are middle grade and YA.


Work experience:

  • The History Press
  • Newgen KnowledgeWorks
  • Amnet

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Historical Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's

Rebecca

Rebecca

Boston, United States

Creative, compassionate, precision-based developmental editing from the creator of First Line Frenzy.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Fantasy

Julie

Julie

New York, United States

I'm an editor with nearly two decades of experience in publishing, most recently at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.


Work experience:

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Story, Middle Grade, Children's, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Dystopian

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Historical fiction relies on creativity and a grounding in historical accuracy in equal measure. Want to make sure you’ve nailed both? You’re in the right place, we recommend you hire a developmental editor — and we can help you find one.


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