Hire a Proofreader in Chicago

We've sourced the best proofreaders in Chicago who are ready to help you with all your proofreading needs.

Will T.

Will T.

Chicago, United States

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Trusted copy editor and proofreader for fantasy, sci-fi, romance, mystery, suspense, 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 Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

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

Joel P.

Joel P.

Chicago, IL, USA

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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

Julie V.

Julie V.

Chicago, USA

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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

Jessica S.

Jessica S.

Chicago, IL, USA

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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

Amanda G.

Amanda G.

Chicago, IL, USA

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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

Ian M.

Ian M.

Chicago, IL, USA

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I am a published author, editor, and educator as well as a skilled listener able to convey writing concepts to writers of all skill levels.


Work experience:

  • Columbia College Chicago
  • TriQuarterly magazine, Northwestern University Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy Short Story Poetry Writing & Publishing History Humanities & Social Sciences

Tom K.

Tom K.

Chicago, IL, USA

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


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 Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Education & Reference Non-Fiction Business & Management Humanities & Social Sciences

Kendra M.

Kendra M.

Chicago, IL, USA

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I specialize in non-fiction children's books and education/reference texts, so I know how and why we read–for learning or just plain fun!


Work experience:

  • World Book, Inc.
  • Norwood House Press
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  • Muntz Editorial Consulting, LLC

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Children’s Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Education & Reference Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences Math & Science Life Sciences History Humanities & Social Sciences Career Guides

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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.

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