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Katie

Katie

Los Angeles, United States

Book coach/story editor with over 10 years of experience. I've worked with Big 5, award-winning, agent-repped, and self-published authors.


Work experience:

  • Freelance

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Query Letter Review query-letter-review

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

Jodi

Jodi

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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


Work experience:

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

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

Genres: Entertainment, Non-Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Young Adult, Children’s Non-Fiction

Carlyn

Carlyn

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Dedicated YA and Adult Contemporary, Romance, and Thriller editor. YA Author. Reader with over seven years of experience in NY publishing.


Work experience:

  • CAKE Literary
  • 141 Entertainment
  • TriadaUS Agency
  • The Bent Agency
  • Carlyn Greenwald Editorial Services

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Romantic Comedy, Romance, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Young Adult

David

David

Los Angeles, CA, USA

I'm an experienced copy editor and developmental editor and have edited > 100 books and short stories. I specialize in horror and sci-fi.


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Hearst Business Media
  • Sleeping Giant

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

Genres: Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Science Fiction, Literary Fiction, Short Story, Contemporary Fiction, Humor & Comedy

Claire

Claire

Los Angeles, CA, USA

I've served as a developmental editor on over 30 non-fiction titles, specializing in psychology, personal development and media subjects.


Work experience:

  • Wit & Spark
  • Scribe Media
  • At large

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

Genres: Career Guides, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Entertainment, Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Josh

Josh

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Experienced, passionate, and versatile non-fiction editor. Clients include Al Gore, Garth Brooks, and Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket).


Work experience:

  • Melcher Media
  • theNewerYork Press (tNY.Press)
  • The Industry L.A.
  • Penguin Random House Publishers
  • Raab & Co

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

Genres: Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Political Science & Current Affairs, Business & Management, Biographies & Memoirs, Technology, Sex & Relationships, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Psychology

Auriane

Auriane

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Experienced editor specialized in YA, MG, and PB Fiction ▪ Published Author ▪ English Teacher ▪ MFA in Creative Writing ▪ MA in English Lit


Work experience:

  • Paper Plane Editorial
  • Brawerman School (Previous: Explore Charter School, WriteOn Creative Writing)
  • Penguin Random House

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Coming of Age, Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Picture Books, LGBTQ Fiction, New Adult, Young Adult, Social & Family Issues, Young Adult Fantasy, Middle Grade Fantasy

Madeleine

Madeleine

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Experienced editor specializing in psychology, spirituality, self-help, and LGBTQ. You bring the content, I'll bring the polish. (Nicely!)


Work experience:

  • Madeleine Calvi Editorial
  • Weldon Owen International
  • Insight Editions
  • Counterpoint Press

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, LGBTQ Non-Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Religion & Spirituality, New Age, Inspirational, Health & Wellbeing, DIY & Crafts

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