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Katie M.

Katie M.

Los Angeles, United States

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Developmental editor & writing coach with over 10 years experience. Helping authors grow their best stories BEFORE they publish!


Work experience:

  • Freelance

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Women's Fiction Fiction Dystopian Science Fiction Romantic Suspense Romance Contemporary Romance Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult New Adult Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Christa B.

Christa B.

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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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

Jodi F.

Jodi F.

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Editor with an MFA and a business background. Favorites: memoir, self-help, humor, fiction, psych, and YA. My forte: lean prose that moves


Work experience:

  • Slammin Productions
  • SheWritesPress, PenguinRandomHouse, McGraw-Hill, & more. . .

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Self-Help & Self-Improvement Education & Reference Entertainment Business & Management Humor & Comedy

Savannah A.

Savannah A.

Los Angeles, United States

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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

John H.

John H.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Writer/editor with 10 years experience editing scholarly books and journal articles in literary studies, art history, and architecture.


Work experience:

  • Large museum/cultural institution in Los Angeles
  • large museum/cultural institution in Los Angeles
  • self employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Architecture Non-Fiction Art Humanities & Social Sciences Philosophy Poetry Fiction

Amy B.

Amy B.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Editor and writer specializing in children's books, magazines and digital content. Experience includes editor at Scholastic and ABCmouse.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Age of Learning (ABCMouse and Adventure Academy)
  • Scholastic
  • Discover Magazine

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Children’s Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Education & Reference Nature History Humanities & Social Sciences Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences Math & Science Life Sciences Picture Books Children's Fiction

Daniel J.

Daniel J.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Editor and proofreader specializing in self-help, spiritual, poetry, non-native/translated English, graphic novels, first-time authors.


Work experience:

  • Fantagraphics Books Inc.
  • self-employed
  • self-employed/personal practice

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Health & Wellbeing Non-Fiction Religion & Spirituality Poetry Fiction New Age Comics & Graphic Novels Self-Help & Self-Improvement Travel Science Fiction

Nicole C.

Nicole C.

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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I'm a collaborative Editor who has spent over 10 years working with brands from Disney to Mattel and LEGO


Work experience:

  • Mattel
  • Disney
  • Scholastic

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Humor & Comedy Picture Books Children's Middle Grade Comics & Graphic Novels Children’s Non-Fiction Non-Fiction

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