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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

Joe

Joe

Chicago, IL, USA

Fast. Friendly. Experienced. Thorough. I'm here to help you be your best. Sample edits available.


Work experience:

  • Solution Tree Press
  • Pierson Editorial Services

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

Genres: Science Fiction, Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Fantasy, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Entertainment, Sex & Relationships, Literary Fiction

Jessica

Jessica

Chicago, IL, USA

Copy editor and proofreader of 20 years, several with Penguin Classics. Other specialties: modern lit, history, health, psych, self-help.


Work experience:

  • Fill in the Blank

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, History, Health & Wellbeing, Sociology, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Biographies & Memoirs, Literary Fiction, Fiction, Classics

Julie

Julie

Chicago, USA

I'm a nonfiction copyeditor with 15 years' experience. You have the subject knowledge; let me help you make your book the best it can be.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • American Planning Association

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Architecture, Design

Amanda

Amanda

Chicago, IL, USA

Meticulous copy editor and proofreader with non-fiction trade experience—memoirs, oral histories, cookbooks, and more!


Work experience:

  • Agate Publishing
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs

Tom

Tom

Chicago, IL, USA

Bring the power of my decades of editing experience to your manuscript. Special expertise in copy editing and proofreading.


Work experience:

  • Nieman Inc
  • McGraw-Hill Education
  • Self-employed
  • McDougal Littell / Houghton Mifflin
  • John Hope Community Academy / Chicago Public Schools
  • World Book Inc.

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Education & Reference, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, Humanities & Social Sciences, Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance

Jenni

Jenni

Chicago, IL, USA

A context-driven approach to copyediting and a sharp eye for proofing. See my full profile for my standard per-word rates.


Work experience:

  • Blue Finch Books
  • The University of Chicago Press

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Science Fiction, Fiction, Mystery & Crime, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Math & Science, Romantic Suspense, Romance, Thriller & Suspense, Young Adult

Esther

Esther

Chicago, IL, USA

Eagle-eyed proofreader and copy editor with nearly a decade of publishing experience. I make your stories error-free and a joy to read.


Work experience:

  • Albert Whitman
  • Kidsbooks
  • Phoenix International Publications, Inc.
  • The Little Things Publishing, LLC
  • Lemur Press
  • Penguin Random House - Penguin Young Readers
  • Mascot Books
  • Scholastic
  • Macmillan Publishing
  • ABRAMS
  • Charlesbridge Publishing

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Picture Books, Young Adult, Romantic Comedy, Romance, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Women's Fiction, Historical Fiction

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Proofreaders in Chicago

As an author, you’ve taken a great deal of time and care to craft your book, but you may not realize how many mistakes can still crop up. As a result, finding errors and inconsistencies in your work after publication is not only embarrassing, but shocking — yet it happens every day.

This kind of incident makes you look unprofessional as an author, plus it’s an expensive headache to correct errors post-publication. That’s why you need a proofreader in Chicago to help you on your self-publishing journey! A professional proofreader will find even the most microscopic errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. But perhaps more importantly, hiring a proofreader will give you peace of mind that your work has been thoroughly checked by a second pair of eyes, and will have no typos when it’s finally published.

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