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Christa D.

Christa D.

Chicago, IL, USA

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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 Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

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

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

Bunmi I.

Bunmi I.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Experienced editor and writer, primarily in children's and young adult literature. Former journalist and middle school teacher.


Work experience:

  • Sourcebooks
  • Character Lab
  • Kidsbooks
  • Penguin Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Cultural & Ethnic Children’s Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Picture Books Christian Fiction

Abby S.

Abby S.

Chicago, United States

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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 Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading 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

Ian M.

Ian M.

Chicago, IL, USA

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I am a published author, editor, and educator as well as a skilled listener able to convey writing concepts to writers of all skill levels.


Work experience:

  • Columbia College Chicago
  • TriQuarterly magazine, Northwestern University Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy Short Story Poetry Writing & Publishing History Humanities & Social Sciences

Avner L.

Avner L.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Professional editor, ghostwriter, and author of 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 Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Business & Management Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Parenting & Families Political Science & Current Affairs Humanities & Social Sciences Sex & Relationships Historical Fiction Short Story

Tom K.

Tom K.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Bring the power of my decades of editing experience to your manuscript. Special expertise in copy editing and in content editing nonfiction.


Work experience:

  • Nieman Inc
  • McGraw-Hill Education
  • Self-employed
  • McDougal Littell / Houghton Mifflin
  • John Hope Community Academy / Chicago Public Schools
  • World Book Inc.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Education & Reference Non-Fiction Business & Management Humanities & Social Sciences

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

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