Liz Gilbeau

Liz Gilbeau – Editor

I am a freelance copy editor and proofreader who has worked on thousands of books for dozens of major publishers.

Overview

Major projects I've worked on: Proofreading hundreds of Young Adult and Middle Grade novels for Scholastic. (My personal favorites are The Hunger Games series and Wings of Fire series.) Proofreading academic journals for Texas Tech and Harvard University Press. Copyediting a series of custom textbooks for the Health Assistant program at Remington College. Proofreading course books, lab manuals, teacher's manuals, and workbooks for grades K–12 for Oak Meadow (home-school curriculum). Copyediting online study guides for Course Hero. Copyediting manuscripts for Hachette Book Group, including The Plot to Destroy Democracy by Malcolm Nance, which went on to be a New York Times Bestseller.

I enjoy working on many different genres, but YA is my favorite. (I vividly remember the sting of adolescence.) My editing style is conversational. I offer suggestions for rewrites and ask a lot of questions, but I know the importance of not stepping on an author's toes. I take tons of notes while I work to zero in on inconsistencies. Basically, I'm like your slightly annoying friend who always corrects your grammar.
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Coming of Age Epic Fantasy Humor & Comedy Middle Grade Fantasy New Adult Science Fiction Young Adult Fantasy
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Self-employed

Oct, 2018 — Present

I have 19 years of experience as a copy editor and proofreader.

Oak Meadow

Jun, 2016 — Present

Editing textbooks for all grade levels and all subjects for home-school curriculum.

Six Red Marbles

Jan, 2005 — Oct, 2018 (over 13 years)

I worked in-house for a book composition company for 13 years. Scholastic, Hachette, Penguin, W. W. Norton, Bedford St. Martin, Scott Foresman, and Harvard University Press were among our many clients.

Portfolio

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Interland, Peter

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Pony Tales with Jack and Stevie: Spring Fever

Montanez, Jessica

Proofreading
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Lotti and the Impossible Dream

Froh, Charly

Proofreading
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Hunted (The Dhampyr Series)

Nelson, V. M.

Proofreading
Copy Editing
The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater

Proofreading
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Copy Editing
Proofreading
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Liz has 36 reviews

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Jessica M.

Jessica M.

Feb, 2024

Liz is fantastic. I'm always grateful when she has a space for me. I look forward to future collaborations with her!
Coriana F.

Coriana F.

Sep, 2023

Liz is very professional in her feedback while also being encouraging, which is a difficult balance to strike. She thoroughly reviewed my manuscript and made suggested changes in a consistent, cohesive manner. I am so happy with her work and I will definitely request to work with her again for future books.
M. M.

M. M.

Aug, 2023

Liz was professional, punctual, and honest. She did a terrific job of proofreading my manuscript and elevated certain sections even though she didn’t have to. The best thing I can say is that I would return to her should I ever need her services again.
Steve B.

Steve B.

Jul, 2023

This is my fourth project with Liz, and I couldn't be more satisfied.
Jessica M.

Jessica M.

Jul, 2023

Liz is fabulous. This was my fourth collaboration with her and I look forward to many more!

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