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Katie M.

Katie M.

Los Angeles, United States

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Developmental editor and book coach. Helping authors grow their best stories for career growth, self-publishing, and/or pitching agents.


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

Briana F.

Briana F.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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A developmental and copy editor with a decade of editorial experience. I have a keen eye for what makes a good fiction story flow well.


Work experience:

  • Cedar Fort Publishing and Media
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Employee Solutions Group

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Christian Fiction Fiction Fantasy Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Children's Romance

Josh R.

Josh R.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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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 Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Indexing

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

Lizzi S.

Lizzi S.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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An accomplished non-fiction book editor with 5 years' experience in both traditional publishing and self-publishing in the U.S. and U.K.


Work experience:

  • powerHouse Books
  • Freelance
  • Book Launchers
  • Los Angeles Review of Books
  • VICE Media
  • The Front Media

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Entertainment Non-Fiction Art Humanities & Social Sciences Photography

Kristen W.

Kristen W.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Former editor at Penguin Random House and Hachette Book Group with over 20+ years of experience. I specialize in romance and crime fiction.


Work experience:

  • Kristen Weber Editorial Services
  • New American Library, Penguin Random House
  • Mysterious Press, Warner Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Cozy Mysteries Mystery & Crime Fiction Contemporary Romance Romance Romantic Suspense Legal Thriller Thriller & Suspense Medical Thriller Psychological Thriller Women's Fiction

Claire W.

Claire W.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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I've served as a developmental editor on over 25 non-fiction titles, specializing in psychology, personal development and media subjects.


Work experience:

  • Wit & Spark
  • Scribe Media
  • At large

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Career Guides Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Entertainment Psychology Humanities & Social Sciences Self-help & Self-improvement

Emeli J.

Emeli J.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Editor focusing on books for young readers with 8 years of experience (including Disney and Marvel prose) and a master's in publishing.


Work experience:

  • Disney Publishing Worldwide, Marvel Press
  • Disney Publishing Worldwide

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Picture Books Action & Adventure Coming of Age Middle Grade Fantasy Science Fiction Social & Family Issues Young Adult Young Adult Fantasy

Jess B.

Jess B.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Writer, editor, and proofreader with experience in the comic industry, particularly DC Comics. Other genres include poetry and fiction.


Work experience:

  • DC Comics
  • Re:Search, the literary criticism journal at the University of Illinois
  • The Daily Illini

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Classics Fiction Poetry Humor & Comedy Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction Short Story Comics & Graphic Novels

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