John Coomer

John Coomer – Editor

Editor with over twenty years of experience working for major commercial publishers (Wiley, McGraw-Hill and Cambridge University Press).

Overview

I have operated my own freelance editorial and writing service since 2015, after spending the previous 20-plus years working for major commercial publishers (Wiley, McGraw-Hill and Cambridge University Press).

I enjoy working collaboratively with both first-time and more experienced authors to make their manuscripts the best they can possibly be. I am comfortable editing, researching, writing and proofreading in most non-fiction topic areas, as well as providing self-publishing advice.
Services
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Economics Education & Reference Health & Wellbeing Parenting & Families Psychology Sports & Outdoors Writing & Publishing
Languages
English (AUS) English (UK) English (US)
Certifications
  • Bachelor of Business Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Education

Work experience

Self-employed

Sep, 2015 — Present

I provide the full range of writing, editing and proofreading services to a diverse range of clients.

Cambridge University Press

May, 2014 — Aug, 2015 (over 1 year)

Wiley

Apr, 2004 — Apr, 2014 (about 10 years)

Portfolio

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Chappuis - My Story

Chappuis, Charyl

Fair Play Publishing

Copy Editing Proofreading
Copy Editing
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Copy Editing Proofreading
Copy Editing Proofreading
Turning the Tide

Ford, Michelle

Copy Editing Proofreading
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Drunk On Survival

Whitaker, T.K.

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John has 24 reviews

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chris C.

chris C.

May, 2024

John did a fantastic job in copy-editing and proofreading my manuscript. It was immediately obvious that he'd put a lot of thought and effort into his work. Although my manuscript had already been through two rounds of editing, John was able to give more valuable editing feedback and suggestions to further improve it. I would highly recommend working with him, and I hope to again.
Peter H.

Peter H.

Apr, 2024

great job
Alan B.

Alan B.

Mar, 2024

John was great to work with. He provided great advice and made sensible recommendations for change to improve the readability of the text. Highly recommended
Ben M.

Ben M.

Jan, 2024

John is amazing, hire him now. He is highly professional, prompt, thorough - his feedback and notes are gold. He uncovered areas that never occurred to me and was so patient, considerate and flexible as I worked through the changes.
Amy H.

Amy H.

Dec, 2023

John has been helpful in this project. He has made revising this manuscript enjoyable. I look forward to the final product that would not have been nearly as readable or coherent without his help.

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