Shoshana Seid-Green

Shoshana Seid-Green – Editor

10 years experience copy editing and proofreading SF/F for major publishers and copy editing and indexing nonfiction in the humanities

Overview

Fiction: As a lifelong genre reader, I specialize in fantasy/science fiction and romance. Clients include bestselling authors at Penguin Random House and DAW Books. I love helping authors keep their voice and worldbuilding consistent, and making sure a manuscript looks beautiful and ready for publication!

Nonfiction: I specialize in books in the humanities, including sociology, politics, and entertainment. I'm comfortable with all major style guides. Clients include faculty at UC Berkeley, CUNY, and NYU, as well as writers of behind-the-scenes movie, book, and game guides for Ten Speed Press.

With all projects, I'm a regular and responsive communicator. I want clients to feel heard, and I will meet you where you are, tailoring my services to meet your individual needs. I've worked with writers who have zero experience as well as with writers who have 50+ books under their belts--so feel free to reach out with any questions!

Here's an overview of the services I offer:

COPY EDITING AND PROOFREADING

Let me help get your project ready for publication or submission. I work on fiction of all lengths and levels of completion. I also work on resumes, college and job applications and cover letters, website content, academic articles, professional reports and memos, and full-length books.

I can help with:

Grammar and punctuation

Consistency, including in worldbuilding, invented languages, and other genre hallmarks

Style guide/house style adherence

Clarity, fluency, and flow

Formatting

Cross-references, in-text citations, and bibliographies


INDEXING

Do you need an index for your manuscript?

Has your publisher asked you to meet certain index deadlines and guidelines—but you’re not sure how?

Do you want to provide the best reader experience navigating your book?

I can create an index for you, using industry best practices and meeting publisher style guides. I read your manuscript with care and attention, highlighting important topics and terms and organizing them into a complete, intuitive, subject-appropriate index.

Services
Non-Fiction
Entertainment
Fiction
Fantasy Science Fiction
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Self-employed

Nov, 2009 — Present

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Ashes of Man (Sun Eater Book 5)

Ruocchio, Christopher

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Tyler H.

Tyler H.

Oct, 2023

Working with Shoshana was an absolute delight. Her work was timely, clear, highly useful, and great value. Her edits have greatly improved my manuscript and I would recommend her to any authors in search of a thorough and thoughtful editor!
Cogitative T.

Cogitative T.

Sep, 2023

It was a great opportunity to work with Shoshana. She was the first professional editor that I hired for one of my books. First off, she was very fast with her work; this gave ample time for me to review her edits and ask any questions. Second, her editing was extremely thorough as she was able to make formatting changes to make the book look as professional as possible, and she was able to ...
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