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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

Ally

Ally

St. Louis, MO, USA

Experienced copyeditor and proofreader with a background in independent, literary, and academic publishing.


Work experience:

  • David R. Godine, Publisher
  • Yale University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Classics, Fiction, Writing & Publishing, Non-Fiction, Humanities & Social Sciences, Contemporary Fiction, Poetry, Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Story

Nathan

Nathan

Chicago, IL, USA

Writer and editor with 5+ years of experience. Has worked at the Kenyon Review and Tin House Books, among other publications.


Work experience:

  • Tin House Books
  • MAYDAY Magazine
  • Agate Publishing House
  • The Kenyon Review

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Short Story

Jill

Jill

Boston, United States

I offer a decade of editorial experience in textbooks, nonfiction trade titles, and literary fiction. I also write essays and like donuts.


Work experience:

  • Bedford/St. Martin's, Macmillan Learning
  • Routledge
  • Cengage Learning
  • Adams Media

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Career Guides, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Women's Fiction, Short Story, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Education & Reference

Constance

Constance

Charlotte, NC, USA

Professional editor specializing in literary and historical novels, YA, and speculative fiction.


Work experience:

  • Three Rooms Press
  • Skyhorse Publishing

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Short Story, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense

Kathy

Kathy

Tucson, AZ, USA

Editor with more than a decade of experience helping writers create and finish their best work.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Short Story, Inspirational

Pam Elise

Pam Elise

New York, NY, USA

I am a Development Editor for novels, scripts, and nonfiction, specializing in guiding new authors through the editorial process.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Cambridge University Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Middle Grade Fantasy, Children's, Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Plays & Screenplays, Short Story, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, ELT, Non-Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Romantic Comedy

Kate

Kate

Moore, SC, USA

Copyeditor/proofreader 6+ years. Works with first-time authors, professors, and small Catholic presses. Passionate about poetry and drama.


Work experience:

  • Wiseblood Books
  • Holy Heroes
  • Sophia Institute Press
  • Community Services of America at Good Will Publishers

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Poetry, Fiction, Short Story, Fantasy, Contemporary Fiction

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