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Anna M.

Anna M.

Oakland, CA, USA

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Precisely worded, wildly creative: Editor of award-winning books (poetry and prose) offering customized and attentive editorial services


Work experience:

  • Kelsey Street Press
  • Freelance

Services: Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Poetry Fiction

Christine M.

Christine M.

Chester, United States

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Experienced editor of cookbooks and home/lifestyle books; my editing and proofreading work includes James Beard and IACP Award winners.


Work experience:

  • Christine McKnight Editorial Services
  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Career Guides Christian Non-Fiction Religion & Spirituality Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & Wellbeing Home & Garden Weddings Parenting & Families

Diane B.

Diane B.

Lawrence, United States

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My sweet spot is MG and YA fiction. I'll help you find your story (ornery manuscripts don't scare me!) and figure out how to tell it.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Middle Grade Children's Children’s Non-Fiction Non-Fiction

Karli J.

Karli J.

Nashville, TN, United States

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Editor who specializes in developing content and is passionate about helping authors of fiction and nonfiction write their best stories!


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins Christian Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Romance Fiction Inspirational Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Young Adult

Marcy D.

Marcy D.

Montclair, NJ, United States

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I am a published novelist. I want you to become one, too. I specialize in literary fiction, YA, women's fiction, thrillers and memoir.


Work experience:

  • Marcy Dermansky
  • Liveright/Norton
  • Dow Jones
  • About.com

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Humor & Comedy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Short Story Fantasy Dystopian Science Fiction

Katie M.

Katie M.

Los Angeles, United States

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Developmental editor & writing coach with over 10 years experience. Helping authors grow their best stories BEFORE they publish!


Work experience:

  • Freelance

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Women's Fiction Fiction Dystopian Science Fiction Romantic Suspense Romance Contemporary Romance Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult New Adult Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Ashley S.

Ashley S.

Lincoln, NE, United States

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A supportive and collaborative editorial professional with 10 years’ experience across print and digital—and a total bookworm.


Work experience:

  • Prairie Schooner, University of Nebraska
  • History Press
  • Publishers Weekly
  • CreateSpace, an Amazon.com Company
  • Milkweed Editions
  • Yemassee Journal
  • self-employed
  • Compose.ly

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

Genres: Women's Fiction Fiction Business & Management Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Cozy Mysteries Mystery & Crime Contemporary Romance Romance Literary Fiction Short Story

Lisa H.

Lisa H.

Berkley, MI, United States

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Every sentence matters! My passion is helping your words shine, whether you're at the beginning of your project or you need a final polish.


Work experience:

  • Poignant Pen LLC

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

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Non-Fiction Health & Wellbeing Sex & Relationships Fantasy Fiction Self-Help & Self-Improvement Science Fiction Travel Home & Garden

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