Short Story Proofreading Services

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Nell

Nell

Jacksonville, FL, United States

From bestselling business titles to novels and short story collections, I've helped authors polish their prose for over a decade.


Work experience:

  • Callisto Media
  • The American University in Cairo Press
  • Karen Leland, Sterling Marketing Group
  • Amnet Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Action & Adventure, Inspirational, Short Story, Middle Grade, Children's, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Economics

Stel

Stel

Larkspur, CO, USA

Specializing in SF, MG, and Thrillers, with 20 years of experience writing for movies, major publishing houses, and government.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Fifty First Films Ltd
  • Office of the State Auditor

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

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Story, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Plays & Screenplays

Kjirsten

Kjirsten

Murray, KY, USA

A passionate Deaf author/editor with nearly a decade of experience in fantasy and young adult fiction, as well as research publishing.


Work experience:

  • Read Right Editing, LLC
  • Murray State University
  • University Press of Mississippi

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Story, Young Adult, Anthologies, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Writing & Publishing

Oksana

Oksana

Las Vegas, NV, USA

I'm a bestselling and award-winning author, teacher, and editor. I love books and writers!


Work experience:

  • Freelancing Business
  • Central European University, Critical Romani Studies Journal
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Netflix
  • Farrar, Straus, & Giroux
  • University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Library of Congress

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

Genres: Cultural & Ethnic, Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Romance, Short Story, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction

Kirby

Kirby

Louisville, United States

From crime and thrillers to memoirs and short stories—accomplished editor/author with over 20 years of experience in publishing and teaching


Work experience:

  • Sarabande Books
  • Self-employed
  • MFA in Writing Program at Spalding University

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

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Short Story, Thriller & Suspense, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Writing & Publishing

Uche

Uche

Exeter, NH, USA

Writer (MFA) and editor (5+ years) with a keen interest in storytelling. I specialize in literary and multicultural fiction.


Work experience:

  • Kachifo Limited (publishers of Farafina Books)

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Short Story, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Picture Books, Children's, Anthologies

Warren

Warren

Philadelphia, United States

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

Amanda

Amanda

Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Publishing industry pro of 10+ years / Experienced copyeditor focused on partnership, quality, and kindness / Literary nonfiction + fiction


Work experience:

  • Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan Library
  • The MIT Press
  • Pearson North America
  • Self-employed
  • The Good Men Project
  • Sleeping Bear Press / Cherry Lake Publishing

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, Short Story, Anthologies, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Humanities & Social Sciences, Entertainment, Writing & Publishing

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You might be thinking that short stories don’t require professional proofreaders because of their short length. It’s true that with its more manageable word count, a short story manuscript is easier to exhaustively scan for errors.


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