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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

Cassie

Cassie

Chicago, IL, USA

Experienced fiction, YA, and children's editor focused on precision, constructive criticism, and lots of Parks and Rec references.


Work experience:

  • Sourcebooks
  • Open Road Integrated Media

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

Genres: Children's, Fiction, Young Adult, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, True Crime, Romance, Children’s Non-Fiction

MJ

MJ

Chicago, IL, USA

Experienced fiction editor with a strong eye for craft, a knack for detailed feedback, and the overall collaborative spirit of Ted Lasso.


Work experience:

  • Sourcebooks

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Romantic Comedy, Romance, Thriller & Suspense, Women's Fiction

Bailey

Bailey

Chicago, IL, USA

Developmental editor of narrative nonfiction and literary fiction with experience at Hachette, Melville House, and SAGE.


Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Short Story, Women's Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Biographies & Memoirs

Marya

Marya

Chicago, IL, USA

Chicago-based writer & editor with 20+ yrs experience. I get up to speed on new topics quickly and enjoy supporting writers.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Duncan Associates
  • American Planning Association

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

Genres: Anthologies, Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Design, Geography, Law, Transportation

Timothy

Timothy

Chicago, IL, USA

PhD Humanities, MFA Creative Writing, 12 Years Experience as Editor for Houghton Mifflin and McGraw-Hill, Published Fiction Writer


Work experience:

  • McGraw-Hill
  • Quarasan
  • Houghton Mifflin

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Philosophy, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Writing & Publishing, Science Fiction, Fiction, Education & Reference, Children’s Non-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

Dani

Dani

Chicago, IL, USA

NYT Bestselling editor with nearly a decade of experience across three of the Big Five Publishers, specializing in storytelling


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Hachette Book Group
  • HarperCollins

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Sex & Relationships, Short Story, Fiction, Picture Books, Children's, Middle Grade, Comics & Graphic Novels

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