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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
  • ClearWords Group
  • 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

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

Sandra

Sandra

Port Hadlock, WA, United States

I have 25 years experience assisting bestsellers and award-winners, traditional and self-published. Focus: mysteries, thrillers and series.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Writers' International Forum
  • BAE Information Systems Technology
  • Manufactured Homes Magazine

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Medical Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Dystopian, Science Fiction

Rebecca

Rebecca

Boston, United States

Creative, compassionate, precision-based developmental editing and supportive, no-nonsense book coaching since 2009.


Work experience:

  • Rebecca Faith Editorial

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

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

Abby

Abby

Chicago, United States

I'm a literary agent who specializes in commercial/genre and literary fiction and select nonfiction (cooking, narrative)


Work experience:

  • The Lark Group
  • Browne & Miller Literary Associates
  • Sourcebooks
  • John Wiley & Sons

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense

Maria

Maria

Kansas City, MO, United States

Empathetic Developmental Editor specializing in YA, Historical fiction, Series/Trilogies, and Self-Help for 25+ years. Customized services.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Non-Fiction, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense

Amara

Amara

Portland, OR, United States

Experienced, empathetic editor with a passion for books.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Historical Fiction, Cultural & Ethnic, Women's Fiction, Home & Garden, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Design, Photography, Architecture

Nicole

Nicole

New York, NY, United States

Associate at a Manhattan literary agency with a passion for collaboration and a love of fiction. Always thoughtful, engaged, and optimistic.


Work experience:

  • The Book Group
  • The Reading Room
  • ICM Partners

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Short Story, Women's Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Sex & Relationships, Literary Fiction

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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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