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Julia S.

Julia S.

Berkeley, CA, United States

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NYT-bestselling author and editor. I've helped dozens of clients write their best stories and get published. I'd love to work with you!


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • The Los Angeles Times
  • El Financiero de Mexico
  • Wired News
  • The New York Times
  • Stanford University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Political Science & Current Affairs Education & Reference Historical Fiction Fiction Literary Fiction

Diana S.

Diana S.

Berkeley, CA, USA

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As an editor with Hachette, I specialize in editing travel guide books.


Work experience:

  • Hachette Book Group
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • The Culture-ist Magazine
  • Faultline Literary Journal
  • Emerson College

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing

Genres: Travel Non-Fiction

Shire B.

Shire B.

Berkeley, CA, USA

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A fiction/non-fiction editor with wide-ranging interests, I specialize in refining the elements of good writing: voice, style, and grammar.


Work experience:

  • Inkshares
  • Lost Roads Press
  • Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • New Directions

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Epic Fantasy Fantasy Fiction Historical Fiction Contemporary Fiction Psychological Thriller Thriller & Suspense Dystopian Science Fiction Cozy Mysteries Mystery & Crime Contemporary Romance Romance

Jessica H.

Jessica H.

Jacksonville, United States

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Award-winning freelance editor Jessica Hatch provides practical, marketable revision advice to clients on all six habitable continents.


Work experience:

  • Writers House
  • St. Martin's Press
  • Fox Literary LLC
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Health & Wellbeing Historical Fiction Fiction LGBTQ Fiction Women's Fiction LGBTQ Non-Fiction Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Jenna N.

Jenna N.

Bangor, United States

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10+ years as a nonfiction editor—everything from vegan desserts to plant magic to training for your first marathon.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Non-Fiction Health & Wellbeing Home & Garden

Julia R.

Julia R.

Franklin, United States

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Experienced editor of MG and YA fiction and non-fiction. Formerly with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins.


Work experience:

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Simon & Schuster
  • HarperCollins Childrens Books
  • Disney Press/Hyperion Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Young Adult Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Children’s Non-Fiction

Stephen S.

Stephen S.

Maplewood, United States

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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 Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment 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

Amara H.

Amara H.

Portland, OR, United States

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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

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