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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

Kirby

Kirby

Louisville, United States

From crime and thrillers to memoirs and short stories—accomplished editor/author with over 20 years of experience in publishing and teaching


Work experience:

  • Sarabande Books
  • Self-employed
  • MFA in Writing Program at Spalding University

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

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Short Story, Thriller & Suspense, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Writing & Publishing

Anne

Anne

New York, United States

Experienced freelance book editor with a particular interest in literary fiction and memoir.


Work experience:

  • Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press
  • Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agency
  • Library Journal
  • Freelance

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Women's Fiction, Fiction, Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Short Story, Coming of Age, Literary 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

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

Jodi

Jodi

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Editor with an MFA and a business background. Favorites: memoir, fiction, humor, psych, and YA. My forte: lean prose that moves.


Work experience:

  • Slammin Productions
  • SheWritesPress, PenguinRandomHouse, McGraw-Hill, & more. . .

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Entertainment, Non-Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Young Adult, Children’s Non-Fiction

Paul

Paul

Los Angeles, United States

I'm a writer/editor with a particular ability to help people get their books out of their heads and onto the page. Call me a Book Whisperer.


Work experience:

  • B. Bear Productions, Inc.

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Political Science & Current Affairs, Anthologies, Music, Entertainment, Plays & Screenplays, Short Story

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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