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Ashley

Ashley

Madison, WI, USA

Editor with 10 years of publishing experience in independent and corporate settings, specializing in crime fiction.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Tyrus Books (a division of F+W Media, later a division of Simon & Schuster)
  • Bleak House Books (a division of Big Earth Publishing)

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Young Adult, Humor & Comedy, Historical Romance, Romance, Short Story, Contemporary Fiction, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction

Mira

Mira

River Edge, NJ, USA

Freelance book editor specializing in romance. I have edited historical, paranormal, contemporary, and episodic romances.


Work experience:

  • Radish Fiction
  • Avalon Books
  • John Wiley & Sons
  • Dorchester Publishing Company
  • Miraedits

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Historical Romance, Romantic Suspense, Time Travel Romance, Paranormal Romance

Ann Leslie

Ann Leslie

New York City, NY, United States

Experienced editor and agent in women's fiction/romance. I have worked with bestselling authors Sylvia Day/Julia London/Hank Phillippi Ryan.


Work experience:

  • Harlequin Books
  • Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Query Letter Review query-letter-review

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

Laura

Laura

Westfield, NJ, USA

Romance and Mystery/Thriller Editor prev. for Penguin Random House (Berkley), Hachette (James Patterson), and Hooked. Let's perfect a story.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Hachette, James Patterson's BookShots
  • Hooked
  • LMA Editorial

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Romantic Suspense, Romance, Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Espionage, Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Comedy

Holly

Holly

East Rutherford, NJ, USA

Former Editor at St. Martin's Press with over 12 years of industry experience, now freelancing with a focus on Romance, WF, YA and Mystery


Work experience:

  • St. Martin's Press
  • Holly Ingraham Editorial
  • BookEnds, LLC

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review query-letter-review

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

Laura

Laura

Metuchen, NJ, USA

After 20 years editing romance for NYC publishing houses I now focus on the best part of the job: authors and their books!


Work experience:

  • New American Library/Signet, Penguin Group USA
  • LCS Editorial Services
  • iPublish (Time Warner Book Group)
  • HarperCollins
  • Richard Curtis Associates
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense, Time Travel Romance, Romantic Comedy, Historical Fiction

Sherri

Sherri

Omaha, NE, USA

Editor specializing in romance/romance subgenres. Ten+ years working with the world's largest publisher of romantic fiction. HEAs are my MO!


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins
  • Self-Employed
  • Sherri Shackelford Editing

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance, Fiction, Historical Romance, Romantic Suspense, Paranormal Romance

Megan

Megan

New York, NY, United States

Former Kensington editor with 15 years' experience, specializing in romance and mystery (adult and YA). Let's make your project shine!


Work experience:

  • Kensington Publishing
  • Harlequin
  • Kaplan
  • Megan Records Editorial

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance, Fiction, Historical Romance, Romantic Comedy, Paranormal Romance, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, New Adult, Romantic Suspense

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