Hire a Proofreader in Chicago

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Will T.

Will T.

Chicago, United States

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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

Timothy B.

Timothy B.

Chicago, IL, USA

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PhD Humanities, MFA Creative Writing, 12 Years Experience as Editor for Houghton Mifflin and McGraw-Hill, Published Fiction Writer


Work experience:

  • McGraw-Hill
  • Quarasan
  • Houghton Mifflin

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Philosophy Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Writing & Publishing Science Fiction Fiction Education & Reference Children’s Non-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

Susan B.

Susan B.

Chicago, IL, USA

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A former Hachette editor of SF/F, romance, and commercial fiction. Lover of all things nerdy, steamy, and everything in between.


Work experience:

  • Susan Barnes Editing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Urban Fantasy Fantasy Fiction Science Fiction Paranormal Romance Romance Thriller & Suspense Epic Fantasy Contemporary Romance Historical Romance Romantic Suspense

Chris N.

Chris N.

Chicago, IL, USA

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I have written and edited K-12 educational materials, textbooks, ancillary material, and online programs for the last 18 years.


Work experience:

  • Nystrom Education, Social Studies School Services
  • Nystrom | Herff Jones

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Education & Reference Non-Fiction Geography Humanities & Social Sciences History

Scott G.

Scott G.

Chicago, IL, USA

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I'm a Chicago-based freelance editor with more than a decade of experience in the book and magazine business.


Work experience:

  • Gast Editorial
  • The University of Chicago Press
  • Orion Magazine

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Nature Non-Fiction Life Sciences Math & Science Art Humanities & Social Sciences Literary Fiction Fiction History Philosophy Political Science & Current Affairs Psychology

Jenni F.

Jenni F.

Chicago, IL, USA

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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: Historical Fiction Fiction Children’s Non-Fiction Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Life Sciences Math & Science Science Fiction Mystery & Crime

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