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Will T.

Will T.

Chicago, United States

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Trusted copy editor and proofreader for fantasy, sci-fi, romance, mystery, suspense, and weird short stories.


Work experience:

  • University of Iowa Press
  • Kirkus Editorial
  • American Literary Review
  • Crab Orchard Review
  • Berkley / Penguin Random House
  • Scribe Media

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Short Story Fiction Romance Science Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Fantasy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult

Danielle D.

Danielle D.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Editorial Jack-of-All-Trades: beta reading, editorial assessment, developmental editing, and more!


Work experience:

  • Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Self-employed
  • Fresh Fiction

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Women's Fiction Literary Fiction Contemporary Romance Romance Historical Romance Romantic Comedy Time Travel Romance

Molly S.

Molly S.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Development Editor highly skilled in Mystery and Romance. Experience in NYC trade and educational publishing (Doubleday, Pearson).


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Pearson Education
  • American Booksellers Association
  • New York University
  • Doubleday
  • Jay Garon-Brooke Associates

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Mystery & Crime Fiction Romance Education & Reference Non-Fiction Science Fiction

Susan B.

Susan B.

Chicago, IL, USA

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A former Hachette editor of SF/F, romance, and commercial fiction. Lover of all things nerdy, steamy, and everything in between.


Work experience:

  • Susan Barnes Editing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Urban Fantasy Fantasy Fiction Science Fiction Paranormal Romance Romance Thriller & Suspense Epic Fantasy Contemporary Romance Historical Romance Romantic Suspense

Alex M.

Alex M.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Children's book editor with experience in editing and content creation, passionate about championing people's stories.


Work experience:

  • Cottage Door Press
  • Albert Whitman & Company

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

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Picture Books Holiday LGBTQ Fiction Romance Young Adult Children’s Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Sex & Relationships

Perrin D.

Perrin D.

Chicago, IL, United States

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Cookbooks are my specialty—books I have edited have won or been finalists for James Beard, IACP, and Gourmand awards.


Work experience:

  • Agate Publishing
  • Perrin Davis

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

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Health & Wellbeing Political Science & Current Affairs Humanities & Social Sciences Travel Home & Garden Writing & Publishing Economics

Alex L.

Alex L.

Chicago, IL, USA

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I'm a freelance editor and writer, providing a full range of editorial services to authors and publishers for both fiction and nonfiction.


Work experience:

  • Sourcebooks
  • Self-employed
  • Top Five Books

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

Genres: Contemporary Fiction Fiction Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime Science Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Entertainment History Humanities & Social Sciences

Cassie G.

Cassie G.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Experienced fiction, YA, and children's editor focused on precision, constructive criticism, and lots of Parks and Rec references.


Work experience:

  • Sourcebooks
  • Open Road Integrated Media

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

Genres: Children's Fiction Young Adult Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction True Crime Romance Children’s Non-Fiction

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