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Andrew

Andrew

San Diego, CA, United States

Experienced editor for major publishers. Thrillers, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, horror, nonfiction. Currently offering specials...


Work experience:

  • Author Coach, LLC
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  • Berkley Publishing Group, Donald I Fine, Inc, Dell, Avon and Tom Doherty Associates, LLC
  • Scovil Chichak Galen Literary Agency, Inc.
  • The Berkley Publishing Group

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Entertainment

Gail

Gail

San Diego, CA, USA

As an English major and a former educator, I'm an excellent and fastidious collaborator who can keep your project on time and on budget.


Work experience:

  • Open Book Editorial Services
  • Annals of Botany Company
  • University of California Press
  • Academic Press/Elsevier

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Life Sciences, Math & Science, Non-Fiction

Dan

Dan

San Diego, CA, USA

Copy editor with 12 years' professional experience with Scholastic, Klutz, Penguin, and Hachette; 5-year copy chief of San Diego Magazine.


Work experience:

  • Desert Owl Press
  • San Diego Magazine
  • Klutz
  • Columbia University Seminars
  • Columbia Art and Literary Journal

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Science Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences, Math & Science, Non-Fiction, Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry, Travel, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits

Lourdes

Lourdes

San Diego, CA, USA

Creative, collaborative editor, with more than 35 years of editing experience in publishing and journalism.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • University of California, San Diego
  • Newsday
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • The Miami Herald
  • Chicago Tribune

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

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, African American Fiction, Anthologies, Cultural & Ethnic, Mystery & Crime, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction

Annie

Annie

San Diego, CA, USA

Award-winning children's book editor. Specialties include: picture books, fantasy world building, character development, and multiple POVs.


Work experience:

  • Albert Whitman & Company
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Annie Nybo Editorial

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Picture Books, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Contemporary Fiction

Kathy

Kathy

San Diego, United States

Freelance copyeditor and proofreader offering 25 years of experience in scientific and educational publishing


Work experience:

  • Academic Press (Elsevier Science/Harcourt)
  • Academic Press
  • Brian F. Smith and Associates (Archaeologist)
  • Converse Consultants West
  • Cajon Valley, Mountain Empire, and Palm Middle Schools
  • Self-Employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Health & Wellbeing, Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry, Math & Science, Nature, Action & Adventure, Classics, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Comics & Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Education & Reference, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Design, Architecture

Martin Roy

Martin Roy

San Diego, CA, USA

Professional editor and national award-winning author with a wide range of experience in fiction and nonfiction publishing.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Naval Health Research Center
  • San Diego Business Journal
  • San Diego Magazine
  • The Log Newspapers
  • Palm Springs Desert Sun

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Thriller & Suspense, Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Action & Adventure, Historical Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Cozy Mysteries, Military Science Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Story, Writing & Publishing

Carey

Carey

San Rafael, CA, United States

I am an editor who loves helping authors revise and refine their work so it is clear, precise, and ready for publication.


Work experience:

  • Chronicle Books
  • Carey Jones

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

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, DIY & Crafts, Health & Wellbeing, Travel, Sports & Outdoors, Parenting & Families, Design

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