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Paul

Paul

Los Angeles, United States

I excel at copy-editing, proofreading, developmental editing, ghostwriting, all kinds of collaborating — fiction, nonfiction, humor, & more.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Humor & Comedy, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Political Science & Current Affairs, Anthologies, Music, Entertainment, Literary Fiction

Chelsea

Chelsea

Los Angeles, CA, USA

I specialize in science fiction, fantasy, romance, and Black/African American lived experiences. I am also a master of humor and dialogue.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • The Bent Agency

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Children's, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult, Science Fiction

George

George

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Successful collaboration-oriented book editor in the memoir, history, education, business, social justice, and personal development genres.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • UCLA Center for Communications and Community
  • Los Angeles Times

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Education & Reference, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Career Guides, Political Science & Current Affairs, African American Fiction, Fiction

Darryl

Darryl

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Experienced editor and former educator with an excellent editorial eye for plot, pacing, dialogue, and character development.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • The Wesley School
  • Kimball Publishing
  • Pasadena Black Pages
  • La Salle High School
  • Orange Media Network
  • MasterClass
  • The Muse
  • Getty Publications (J. Paul Getty Museum)

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, Young Adult

Lindsay

Lindsay

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Collaborative and supportive dev. editor with numerous bestsellers in women's fiction & romance at Amazon, Guideposts, and Penguin.


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Amazon
  • Guideposts Books
  • Penguin

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance, Fiction, Romantic Comedy, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Chick Lit, Women's Fiction, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime

Eve

Eve

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Award-winning Simon and Schuster author, Former literary agent, Editor whipping manuscripts into submission-ready shape for 15+ years.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Jill Corcoran Literary Agency (Now part of Transatlantic Agency)
  • Simon and Schuster/Simon Pulse
  • University of California (UCLA and UCSD)

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

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, True Crime, Non-Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Biographies & Memoirs

Emma

Emma

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Dedicated, creative editor with an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and years of experience at a top New York City literary agency.


Work experience:

  • McCormick Literary
  • The Iowa Writers' Workshop
  • Atheneum (a division of Simon & Schuster)

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Short Story, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Political Science & Current Affairs, Women's Fiction

Maithy

Maithy

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Editor of children's literature. I was the associate editor of the brand behind the best-selling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series.


Work experience:

  • Rebel Girls
  • Underdog Bookstore

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Coming of Age, Anthologies, Biographies & Memoirs, Picture Books

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