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Emily A.

Emily A.

New York, United States

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Former non-fiction editor at Penguin Random House and Macmillan. I've edited business, true crime, history, and everything in between.


Work experience:

  • Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, Macmillan
  • Portfolio/Sentinel/Current, Penguin Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management History Humanities & Social Sciences True Crime Political Science & Current Affairs Self-help & Self-improvement Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences Math & Science Sports & Outdoors

Lauren S.

Lauren S.

New York, United States

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Freelance food writer and editor, specializing in cookbook and recipes.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Epicurious
  • Bon Appétit

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction

Anne H.

Anne H.

New York, United States

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Experienced freelance book editor with a particular interest in literary fiction and memoir.


Work experience:

  • Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press
  • Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agency
  • Library Journal
  • Freelance

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Women's Fiction Fiction Psychology Humanities & Social Sciences Short Story Coming of Age Literary Fiction

Kat K.

Kat K.

New York, NY, United States

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Devoted editor/c.e./proofreader of graphic novels & children's books: Worked on 100+ titles, welcomes both the deeply serious & crazy weird.


Work experience:

  • Portfolio Solutions, LLC (agency)
  • Maria B. Campbell Associates
  • Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan Children's Publishing)
  • Roaring Brook Press and First Second Books
  • Abrams
  • First Second Books (Macmillan)
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Alloy Entertainment

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Humor & Comedy Picture Books Children's Historical Fiction Comics (non fiction) Non-Fiction Entertainment Middle Grade Comics & Graphic Novels

Grace R.

Grace R.

New York, NY, United States

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Literary agent, experienced proofreader, line editor with experience in literary fiction, nonfiction, and academic work!


Work experience:

  • Denise Shannon Literary Agency
  • St. Martin's Press
  • Lowenstein Associates
  • Oxford University Press
  • Regal Hoffmann & Associates LLC

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Romance Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management Technology History Humanities & Social Sciences Historical Fiction Women's Fiction

Estelle L.

Estelle L.

New York, United States

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Agency Associate at one of New York's top agencies and acclaimed author specializing in developing and polishing Y.A. and middle grade.


Work experience:

  • Folio Literary Management
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Picture Books Children's Middle Grade

Dylan G.

Dylan G.

New York, NY, USA

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Full-service freelance editor, specializing in genre fiction. Over 100 books edited, including multiple USA Today bestselling titles.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Button Publishing, Inc.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Thriller & Suspense Fiction Poetry Health & wellbeing Non-Fiction Mystery & Crime Romance Science Fiction Fantasy Young Adult

Elizabeth L.

Elizabeth L.

New York, NY, USA

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Professional editor with ten years of experience in developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading fiction and narrative nonfiction


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • St. Martin's Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction Fiction Mystery & Crime Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction Romance Health & wellbeing Historical Fiction

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