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Katie Z.

Katie Z.

New York, NY, United States

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Former literary agent for nonfiction (memoir, current affairs, business) and fiction (literary, thriller) with 10yrs publishing experience.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Ross Yoon Agency
  • Writers House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management Political Science & Current Affairs Humanities & Social Sciences

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

Amy E.

Amy E.

New York, United States

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Literary agent with a particular passion for all things YA, romance, and historical.


Work experience:

  • Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

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

Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Fantasy Romance Coming of Age Literary Fiction Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult Chick Lit Women's Fiction Social & Family Issues

Ann Leslie T.

Ann Leslie T.

New York City, NY, United States

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Experienced editor and agent in women's fiction/romance. I have worked with bestselling authors Sylvia Day/Julia London/Hank Phillippi Ryan.


Work experience:

  • Harlequin Books
  • Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Paranormal Romance Romance Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Middle Grade Children's Contemporary Romance Historical Romance

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

Rachel S.

Rachel S.

New York, United States

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Literary agent turned editor of fiction & memoir where narratives and protagonists have distinct, identifiable voices.


Work experience:

  • Dystel & Goderich Literary Management
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Romance Young Adult Humor & Comedy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Middle Grade Children's

Christopher I.

Christopher I.

New York, NY, USA

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A creative developmental and copy editor specializing in art books (catalogues, monographs, surveys, etc.).


Work experience:

  • Counterpoint Literary
  • Karen Marta Editorial Consulting
  • Bleacher Report (B/R)

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Fiction Literary Fiction History

Katie O.

Katie O.

New York, NY, USA

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I'm an experienced editor offering services in copyediting, proofreading, and developmental work for nonfiction and fiction works.


Work experience:

  • Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group

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

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Psychology Sex & Relationships

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