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Stephen

Stephen

Maplewood, United States

Top editor for 30 years, novelist, sf/f story writer, poet. Specializes in nonfiction and SF/F. I'll help you write a book you're proud of.


Work experience:

  • Avon Books
  • Wiley
  • Amacom
  • Thomas Dunne Books

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Historical Fiction, Short Story, Fantasy, Sports & Outdoors, Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences, Math & Science, Science Fiction

Jerry

Jerry

Vero Beach, FL, United States

An editor with more than 20 years of experience in books, covering a variety of genres in fiction and nonfiction.


Work experience:

  • Gerald William Shaw

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

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Action & Adventure, Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense

Amara

Amara

Portland, OR, United States

Experienced, empathetic editor with a passion for books.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment 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

Lindsay

Lindsay

New Jersey, United States

I'm an enthusiastic freelance editor with experience across the industry--bookselling, marketing, publicity, agency, editorial, and writing.


Work experience:

  • Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency
  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Margaret K. McElderry Books at Simon & Schuster's Children's Publishing Division
  • Abrams Books for Young Readers/Amulet Books
  • Candlewick Press
  • Borders Books and Music
  • Verily Magazine

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Picture Books, Children's, Christian Fiction, Women's Fiction, Short Story, Middle Grade, Dystopian, Science Fiction

Andrew

Andrew

San Diego, CA, United States

Experienced editor for major publishers. Thrillers, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, horror, nonfiction. Currently offering specials...


Work experience:

  • Author Coach, LLC
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  • Berkley Publishing Group, Donald I Fine, Inc, Dell, Avon and Tom Doherty Associates, LLC
  • Scovil Chichak Galen Literary Agency, Inc.
  • The Berkley Publishing Group

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

Genres: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Entertainment

Matthew

Matthew

New York, United States

Editor and writing coach specializing in literary fiction, thrillers, memoir and other narrative nonfiction, business books, and self-help.


Work experience:

  • Graduate Writing Program, Columbia University
  • Self-employed
  • Matthew Sharpe

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, Short Story, Mystery & Crime, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense

Neil

Neil

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Getting feedback doesn't have to be an overwhelming experience. I work to ensure your hand is held through every step of the process.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Neil G. Gordon Writing & Editing Services

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Humor & Comedy, Picture Books, Children's, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, Health & Wellbeing, Humanities & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Inspirational, Women's Fiction, New Age, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Education & Reference, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Economics

Kristen

Kristen

Orlando, FL, United States

Fantasy and science fiction specialist. I focus on the Christian submarket but also edit fiction for the general market.


Work experience:

  • Kristen Stieffel
  • Havok
  • Orlando Business Journal

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

Genres: Christian Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Steampunk, Science Fiction, Space Opera, Time Travel, Dystopian

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