Lucia Raatma

Lucia Raatma - Editor

Tampa, FL, USA

A meticulous copy editor ready to work on fiction or nonfiction

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Overview

Hello! Thanks for considering me for your project.

I am a seasoned copy editor with experience in commercial fiction and nonfiction. Early in my career, I was on staff at G. P. Putnam's Sons and later worked full-time at Reader's Digest magazine. These days, I do freelance copy editing and proofreading for a few imprints at Penguin Random House, and I am eager to work with writers from all backgrounds and experience levels.

My preference is for thoughtful and compelling fiction, but I am open to all sorts of assignments. I have an eye for consistency and continuity, and I never miss a deadline.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Children's - Non-fiction
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
Historical Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Thriller & Suspense

Work experience

Freelance editor and writer

Self-employed
July, 1997 – Present (over 23 years)

Copy edit books for Putnam, Riverhead, Viking, and other Penguin Random House imprints. Have also written dozens of children's educational books for Scholastic and other publishers.

Portfolio (11 selected works)

Mistress Shakespeare

Harper, Karen

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