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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 editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review 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

Joe

Joe

Chicago, IL, USA

Fast. Friendly. Experienced. Thorough. I'm here to help you be your best. Sample edits available.


Work experience:

  • Solution Tree Press
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Science Fiction, Fiction, Fantasy, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Entertainment, Sex & Relationships, Literary Fiction

Margo

Margo

Chicago, IL, USA

Editor of bestselling romance, book club fiction, young adult fiction, and suspense novels with 20 years of experience at major publishers.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Penguin Random House
  • Harlequin (HarperCollins)
  • Random House

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

Genres: Women's Fiction, Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, Young Adult

Evan

Evan

Chicago, IL, USA

Highly skilled editor with 10 years of experience. Writing is a collaborative process—let's create the best version of your work together!


Work experience:

  • Association Management Center
  • Eclectica Magazine
  • DePaul University Center for Writing-based Learning
  • Freelance
  • Agate Publishing

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, Short Story, Literary Fiction, Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry, Math & Science, Non-Fiction, Humanities & Social Sciences

Avner

Avner

Chicago, IL, USA

Professional editor, ghostwriter, and author of literary fiction and non-fiction who can help get you and your book across the finish line.


Work experience:

  • Texas-based Publishing Services Company
  • Freelance

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Historical Fiction, Short Story, Contemporary Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Humor & Comedy

Christa

Christa

Chicago, IL, USA

Development and copy editor working with NY publishers, bestselling/award-winning indie authors since 2011. Multi-published YA author.


Work experience:

  • Samhain Publishing
  • Editor Christa Désir

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Women's Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Romance, LGBTQ Fiction

Molly

Molly

Chicago, IL, USA

Editor skilled in Mystery and Romance. Deep experience in NYC trade and education publishing (Doubleday, Pearson). Also a published writer.


Work experience:

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

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

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

Perrin

Perrin

Chicago, IL, United States

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 editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Health & Wellbeing, Home & Garden, Economics, Humanities & Social Sciences

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