Hire a Proofreader in Philadelphia

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Margaret N.

Margaret N.

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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I edit cookbooks, craft titles, gift-y nonfiction. I've worked on everything from astrophysics texts to NYT-bestselling literary mashups.


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Quirk Books
  • Beacon PreMedia Global (now Lumina Datamatics)
  • East Falls Bakery
  • Police Legal Sciences
  • The Writing Center at Kenyon College
  • Zanesville Art Museum

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

Genres: Humor & Comedy Fiction Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits DIY & Crafts Mashups Writing & Publishing Calendars Comics & Graphic Novels Design Photography Architecture

Larissa M.

Larissa M.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Professional editor and sensitivity reader specializing in Own Voices literary fiction, fantasy, romance, women's fiction, MG, YA, and more.


Work experience:

  • Dottir Press
  • LMP Editorial
  • Tessera Editorial
  • Hub City Press
  • Jill Grinberg Literary Management

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

Genres: LGBTQ Fiction Fiction Cultural & Ethnic LGBTQ Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Middle Grade Children's Coming of Age Literary Fiction Romance Women's Fiction

Holly C.

Holly C.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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I work on history and topics in the humanities. I have a PhD in History. Worked at Wiley and Enslow Publishers, Inc.


Work experience:

  • manuscripted.ink
  • Chestnut Hill College
  • University of Delaware
  • Susquehanna University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Children’s Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Education & Reference

Christine B.

Christine B.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Copy editor and proofreader for books on fitness and health, from training to memoir. I want to help your book be the best it can be.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Horizons: The Journal of the College Theology Society

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Health & Wellbeing Sports & Outdoors

Jessica R.

Jessica R.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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I've edited more than 50 nonfiction books in categories like pop-culture, self-help, sports, how-to, and humor. I'd love yours to be next!


Work experience:

  • Hachette Book Group / Running Press
  • Rodale Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Entertainment Non-Fiction Health & Wellbeing Inspirational Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Peggy P.

Peggy P.

Philadelphia, United States

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Editor, writer, and publishing consultant specializing in cookbooks and other illustrated lifestyle/craft book categories.


Work experience:

  • Self Employed
  • Clarkson Potter/Random House

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

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Non-Fiction DIY & Crafts Health & Wellbeing Home & Garden Weddings Self-Help & Self-Improvement Education & Reference

Warren H.

Warren H.

Philadelphia, United States

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PhD with 10+years as editor and proofreader for nonfiction and plays. Author of two successful books and four plays.


Work experience:

  • Philadelphia Theatre Company
  • The Gershman Y
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
  • Association for Jewish Studies

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction History Religion & Spirituality Cultural & Ethnic Fiction LGBTQ Non-Fiction Entertainment Plays & Screenplays Short Story

Catherine N.

Catherine N.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Experienced children's book editor. Specialities include: picture books, easy readers, chapter books, and middle-grade novels.


Work experience:

  • Self Employed

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

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Picture Books Children’s Non-Fiction Non-Fiction DIY & Crafts Mystery & Crime

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Proofreaders in Philadelphia

If you’re a self-publishing author, you’ll probably have noticed that editing is a complex process which has many stages — and perhaps the most important step of all is the proofread. It’s important not to underestimate the importance of checking your work for spelling and grammatical errors. Once your manuscript has been officially submitted for printing, it’s difficult (and expensive) to recall. In addition, mistakes can bring down the credibility of your work and affect readability.

That’s why a second opinion on your work can be very valuable as part of the final stages of the publishing process — and it’s even more helpful when it’s a professional lending their keen eye. If you’re searching for a proofreader to read your work and make sure it’s perfect, look no further: our professional proofreaders in Philadelphia have the expertise to scan your manuscript for mistakes quickly and efficiently. Join Reedsy today to search for high quality professionals to help you on your publishing journey!

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