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Savannah

Savannah

Los Angeles, United States

Collaborative editor and bestselling ghostwriter with 15 years of publishing experience, specializing in memoir and how-to.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Workman Publishing
  • Arcade Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Career Guides, Health & Wellbeing, Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Weddings, Sex & Relationships, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Parenting & Families

Rebecca

Rebecca

Los Angeles, CA, USA

MAD Magazine editor and UCLA Writers' Program developmental editing instructor with 9 years of professional editing experience.


Work experience:

  • UCLA Extension Writers' Program
  • Pocket Comics
  • MAD Magazine at DC Comics
  • TripAdvisor's WhatToPack.com
  • Zagat
  • Bettina Schrewe Literary Scouting

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

Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Fiction, Young Adult, Humor & Comedy, Short Story, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Travel, Contemporary Fiction, Plays & Screenplays

Darryl

Darryl

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Experienced editor with Penguin Random House and former educator with an excellent editorial eye and content creation ability.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • The Wesley School
  • Kimball Publishing
  • Pasadena Black Pages
  • La Salle High School
  • Orange Media Network

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, African American Fiction, Romance, Mystery & Crime, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Biographies & Memoirs

Renée

Renée

Los Angeles, CA, USA

I’m a writer, editor, and pop culture junkie with a strong background in dance and music. Former acquisitions editor at Scarecrow Press.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Alive and Kicking documentary
  • Scarecrow Press, Inc.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Entertainment, Non-Fiction, Music, Humanities & Social Sciences

Christa

Christa

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Nonfiction editor and book coach with 18+ years of experience helping authors bring their visions to life


Work experience:

  • Various Publishers, Authors, and Corporate Clients
  • Google
  • John Boswell Book Packaging
  • Various Clients

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Management, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Health & Wellbeing, Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry, Math & Science, Home & Garden, Sex & Relationships, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Parenting & Families

William

William

Los Angeles, CA, USA

I have 40 years of professional experience as a writer and editor specializing in history, the arts, entertainment, and general nonfiction.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • J. Paul Getty Trust
  • Time Magazine

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing

Genres: Entertainment, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, History, Philosophy, Architecture

Megan

Megan

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Editor of bestselling YA, middle grade, and picture books. I'm here to help authors strengthen their work for success on shelves.


Work experience:

  • Disney Publishing Worldwide
  • Mediakix
  • Various - Inverse, Slate, Wired, Gigaom, GOOD
  • WIRED
  • Hachette Book Group

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Action & Adventure, Comics Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Entertainment, Middle Grade, Children's

Jesse

Jesse

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Editor with a decade's experience working with best-selling and award-winning authors at Farrar, Straus & Giroux and Europa Editions.


Work experience:

  • Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Jesse Coleman Editing
  • NationBuilder
  • NY Book Editors
  • Europa Editions

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

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, African American Fiction, Fiction, Political Science & Current Affairs, Art, Mystery & Crime, Contemporary Fiction

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