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Vanessa

Vanessa

Chicago, IL, USA

Bilingual editor for 10+ years with a broad publishing background primarily focusing on humanities subjects. Worked with Routledge.


Work experience:

  • Self-Employed / Fine Line Editing & Translation Inc.
  • LAPIZ / Leo Burnett
  • Apex CoVantage
  • Word One New York, Equator Design, Infinitely Big, Upshot Marketing, Aspen Marketing, 4Thirty3, Groupon, FCB, Valspar Paint
  • New Control / Merkle
  • PACO Communications
  • Select Italy
  • Geometry Global / VMLY&R COMMERCE

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Education & Reference, Non-Fiction, Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Art, History, Writing & Publishing

Abby

Abby

Chicago, United States

I'm a literary agent who specializes in commercial/genre and literary fiction and select nonfiction (cooking, narrative)


Work experience:

  • The Lark Group
  • Browne & Miller Literary Associates
  • Sourcebooks
  • John Wiley & Sons

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense

Cassie

Cassie

Chicago, IL, USA

Experienced fiction, YA, and children's editor focused on precision, constructive criticism, and lots of Parks and Rec references.


Work experience:

  • Sourcebooks
  • Open Road Integrated Media

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

Genres: Children's, Fiction, Young Adult, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, True Crime, Romance, Children’s Non-Fiction

Christa

Christa

Chicago, IL, USA

Development and copy editor working with NY publishers, bestselling/award-winning indie authors since 2011. Multi-published YA author.


Work experience:

  • Samhain Publishing
  • Editor Christa Désir

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Women's Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Romance, LGBTQ Fiction

Will

Will

Chicago, United States

Trusted copy editor and proofreader for romance, mystery, thriller, fantasy, sci-fi, and weird short stories.


Work experience:

  • University of Iowa Press
  • Kirkus Editorial
  • American Literary Review
  • Crab Orchard Review
  • Berkley / Penguin Random House
  • Scribe Media

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Short Story, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Fantasy, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult

Perrin

Perrin

Chicago, IL, United States

Cookbooks are my specialty—books I have edited have won or been finalists for James Beard, IACP, and Gourmand awards.


Work experience:

  • Agate Publishing
  • Perrin Davis

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

Genres: Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Health & Wellbeing, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Travel, Home & Garden, Writing & Publishing, Economics

Cairenn

Cairenn

Chicago, IL, USA

Publishing Consultant, Editor and Copyright Paralegal with 20 years experience working with indie authors and business professionals.


Work experience:

  • Spirited Quill
  • NetGalley

Services: Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Law, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Fiction, Romance, Short Story, Legal Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, New Age, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Inspirational

Kailee

Kailee

Chicago, IL, USA

Conscientious copyeditor and proofreader. Formerly on staff at University of Chicago Press; freelance clients include Penguin Random House.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Norton Agency
  • GCM Grosvenor
  • Morningstar Inc.
  • University of Chicago Press
  • BowTie Press (now Lumina Media)

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Health & Wellbeing, Non-Fiction, Parenting & Families, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Literary Fiction, Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Historical Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, DIY & Crafts

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