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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 Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

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

Alex

Alex

Chicago, IL, USA

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

Bunmi

Chicago, IL, USA

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

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

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 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

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
  • Pierson Editorial Services

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

Genres: Science Fiction, Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Fantasy, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Entertainment, Sex & Relationships, Literary Fiction

Susan

Susan

Chicago, IL, USA

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

Louise

Louise

Chicago, IL, USA

I'm a major content geek with 15+ years experience in educational publishing, with a focus on real estate, law, and healthcare.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • American Bar Association
  • Kaplan Professional Publishing/Dearborn Real Estate Education
  • Institute of Real Estate Management

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Education & Reference, Non-Fiction, Law, Humanities & Social Sciences, Psychology

Avner

Avner

Chicago, IL, USA

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, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Sex & Relationships, Historical Fiction, Short Story, Contemporary Fiction, Thriller & Suspense

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