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My editing business evolved alongside my love for language and a long teaching career. I offer manuscript evaluations, developmental edits, line edits, and copy edits for both fiction and nonfiction works.
Fifteen years of experience: B.A. in English; exacting attention to detail; on-time turnaround; I edit hard copy, electronic documents using Word’s Track Changes feature, or PDFs using Acrobat’s Comment and Review feature; very familiar with The Chicago Manual of Style, The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, and The Associated Press Stylebook.
Amy Farrar is a published book author and editor with more than 30 years of publishing experience. She edits both fiction and nonfiction books (see this listing for a list of subjects she writes/edits). Amy’s clients include individuals, book publishers, medical organizations, magazines, nonprofits, newspapers, and businesses.
Since 2012, I have proofread or copy edited 40+ titles from Quartous Publishing Group, whose imprints include Cool Springs Press, Voyageur Press, and Motorbooks. My client list also includes Sophia.org, which produces online courses for college credit and is affiliated with Bill Nye, The Science Guy. Since 2012, I have copy edited online tests for 30+ diverse topics for them.
Vaerden & Co. collaborates with individuals and organizations to thoughtfully develop, design, and publish memorable books. We also partner with traditional publishers on special projects, from complex series to new imprints. We specialize in concept development, design, art direction, marketing planning, consulting, project management, launching imprints, and bringing together the right team, from copyeditors to publicists to distributors.
Clients have included Thomson Reuters, UnitedHealthcare/Optum, Fusion Hill, Think Piece Publishing, Cleveland Clinic, Katey Charles Communications, Hamline University–Creative Writing Programs (Water~Stone Review), Redleaf Press, Minnesota Law & Politics and Super Lawyers magazines. Proficient in Associated Press and Chicago style.
With years of experience across genres and a professional’s knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style, I would be honored to help your manuscript on its way to publication.
I offer writing coaching, editing, and publishing consulting for writers looking for support in improving their craft and book authors pursuing both traditional and independent publishing.
Other Services: I am a writing coach, a self-efficacy coach, and an herbalist.
As a freelance editor with over ten years’ experience in the publishing industry, my approach to editing combines empathy and enthusiasm, passion and purpose, balance and deliberation. I’m also the coauthor of Networking for Freelance Editors, a book designed to help freelance editors reframe networking as a collaborative endeavor, one that provides support, connection, and opportunity.
Organized, detail-focused editor with several years’ experience copyediting and proofreading nonfiction projects.
Cara Jordan is chief editor at Flatpage, a full-service editing agency and publishing house. Flatpage offers developmental and copy editing, proofreading, and specialized professional coaching for academics in the humanities and social sciences, authors, artists, and organizations, including universities, museums and galleries, and others.
Detail-oriented, experienced copyeditor with ability to handle multiple projects with accuracy and efficiency.
More than 25 years of experience. B.A. and M.A. in English, with emphasis in editing and publishing. Let me help you produce your best work.
Catherine Lundoff is an award-winning writer, editor and publisher at Queen of Swords Press, a small genre fiction book publishing company based in Minneapolis. Developmental editing, copy editing, proof reading and editorial coaching.
As an editor, my focus is on making it clear and getting it right. People hire me for my attention to detail, organizational skills, thoroughness, and years of editing experience and talent.
I am a full-time freelance editor, proofreader, and fact-checker with experience in general interest nonfiction, education materials (middle school through college, adult ELL), magazines, newspapers, marketing materials (websites, newsletters, catalogs, letters, etc.), and fiction. I have more than 20 years of experience and work in Google Docs and Sheets, Word, Acrobat, PowerPoint, Access, InDesign, and Excel and with the following style guides: Chicago, AP, and APA.
Love for Words is a book editing boutique. Love for Words is 100% committed to editing. Our sole focus is editing. You write, we edit.
Love for Words exists to support, mentor, and instill excellence in our clients. We understand the importance of working with professionals who understand, appreciate, and value your perspective, story, and wisdom. As a Black-owned boutique we cater to Black female entrepreneurs who understand and appreciate the value of editing.
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30-plus years of newspaper editing, layout, rewriting and reporting. Fluent in Associated Press style, CMOS.
Honing your message. Helping your words shine.
Experienced editor: non-fiction specialty. Former journalist (newspaper, television, radio, and business publications). Former English teacher (middle school and high school). Years of experience teaching adults creative writing. Developmental editing and book coaching (for non-fiction) are my specialties. Able to quickly understand complex subject matter. I enjoy helping people make their writing clear and compelling.
Dick Croy is an award-winning screenwriter, novelist and playwright.
Specialized in English-Spanish translations. Multilingual projects and DTP. Development of in-house style guides for translation and glossary management. Advice and presentations on writing for a global audience.
I am a Human Resource Professional with advanced business acumen and I am a Walden University graduate who has an established rapport with the academic institutions. Very familiar with the dissertation review process. I welcome work of all sizes: from the very small to the very large. I work diligently to bring your words to life.
Make your Capstone Project Exemplary
Ph.D. in social science; client-centered copyediting and proofreading; accepting academic works of any length. Special services offered for non-native English speakers. Free trial and estimate.
My editorial experience includes journalism, public information for a state environmental agency, freelance environmental writing, academic editing, nonprofit newsletter development, and seven years of teaching writing and literature on the college level.
Share your writing pain–The Text Doctor can diagnose and heal your texts! I am a meticulous copyeditor with 30+ years of providing scientific, medical, technical, and non-fiction editing services to a wide range of clients. I focus on improving the language, flow, structure, clarity, and correctness of your texts.
I’ve been editing and proofreading for a decade and offer line editing, copyediting, and proofreading services to websites, bloggers, news reporters, students, and self-publishing indie authors.
Indexer and copyeditor, specializing in academic publications in the fields of theology/religion, classical studies, and Russian history.
Hi! I’m Erin, Creator and Queen Bee of Sunshine Editorial Services. I help fiction and creative nonfiction writers refine their voice and polish their words so their stories will shine and stand out from the rest. I specialize in elevating women’s voices and promoting women’s enterprises with my editing work.
Dot and Dash LLC serves independent women author-entrepreneurs through positive-minded and collaborative book editing and coaching to empower them to meet their publishing dreams.
My name is Ethan Ray. I am a full-time freelance copyeditor. I am equipped and ready to make your writings clear and free of errors. I will work hard to examine all facets of your written language and rectify any discrepancies on your terms and in your style. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Experienced in all phases of the editorial process. Able to adjust intensity of editing to the needs of the project. Expertise in editing for young and general readers. Twenty years of editing experience; 10 years as in-house editor. BA in English, Carleton College; graduate, Denver Publishing Institute.
I write and edit stories and documents to advance the mission of nonprofit organizations and government entities.
I hold a Master of Divinity degree from Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), and served for 14 years as a parish pastor. If your writing has to do with faith, theology, Bible, and/or church, my professional experience in those areas offers you value not commonly found in a copyeditor.
I’m a wordaholic and work with clients to make their finished writing product the best possible. It’s important to me to edit to a client’s desired level—proofreading, copyediting, or line editing. My specialties include spotting discrepancies, updating passive language to active language, finding the right word replacement, and reorganizing sentences and paragraphs to create a more cohesive writing piece. I offer a free, four-page edit so you can see if my editing style meets your project needs. Let’s talk about your upcoming book or project. I’d love to partner with you—your words and ideas, enhanced.
Experienced, full-time with background as librarian enhances my ability to meet publisher’s specifications and meet the needs of users at all levels. Especially enjoy challenge of scholarly books and indexing materials for teens and children.
Background in the arts, cultural heritage preservation. Bilingual English – French. Reading knowledge of Spanish, some Italian.
journalism degree; 20+ years of editorial experience; editor in the life sciences (ELS) certification; well-versed in The Chicago Manual of Style and The Associated Press Stylebook; a quick study and highly adaptable to edit seamlessly to your style, to your audience, within your process
I am a journalist with 37 years of newspaper editing experience at metropolitan dailies and professional niche publications.
I am an independent Editor, Writer, and Proofreader actively seeking projects to help other writers create articles, documents, or manuscripts that will help them produce quality, professional writing.
Leveraging over 25 years of experience in working with IBM, Microsoft, Google, and other tech companies, Jenifer writes and edits informative and authoritative B2B technical marketing content. She applies the key branding and messaging of her clients and incorporates SEO and UX to connect with and engage audiences.
More than twelve years’ experience in book publishing as a developmental editor, currently working as a freelancer. Detail-oriented and able to edit to the level you specify–proofreading, copyediting, or substantive editing.
I am a graduate of the Denver Publishing Institute with 15-plus years of editing experience on more than 200 published books.
Long-term experience as in-house editor at hobbyist woodworking magazine; skilled at interpreting technical information for a less experienced audience and at portraying artists’ visions
Johanna Wallner Editorial: Values-driven editorial craftsmanship that helps businesses, government entities, and nonprofits repair, polish, and perfect their publications so that they shine and stand out.
Satisfied clients include professors and non-fiction authors primarily in the Twin Cities, and small businesses across the nation. Published author.
Providing manuscript evaluations, substantive editing, and indie publishing strategies for experienced writers.
Freelance copyeditor and proofreader
Kathy is a trained writer and editor with a B.A. in English from Augsburg College. She is also a certified life coach from Adler Graduate School and Heartmath.
Twenty-plus years of experience in publishing and journalism as copy editor, editorial assistant, proofreader, and newspaper reporter. Editorial freelancer since 1997, with a focus on proofreading at advertising agencies.
Freelance editor for more than twenty years. B.A. in English and German from St. Olaf College, M.A. in Liberal Studies: Publishing from Hamline University. Experience with corporate and independent publishing, project management, and book marketing. Familiar with Chicago Manual of Style, APA, and AP stylebooks, comfortable with house stylebooks. Keen eye for design consistency as well as language. Available for electronic or hard-copy editing.
I’m a proofreader and copyeditor who is fueled by catching details that others miss. I am your Document Detailer.
Proofreading is a passion of mine. Let me help you perfect your pieces!
I’m Kim Robinson and I’m a professional freelance editor living in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. I received formal training in editing at the University of Washington and am a graduate of the rigorous Certificate in Editing program. I’m a member of the Northwest Editors Guild, ACES: The Society for Editing, and the Editorial Freelancers Association.
Publish writing you’re fearlessly proud of. Certified freelance copyeditor & proofreader.
Hi! I’m Kimberly Schebler and I provide copyediting, developmental editing, and coaching services to help writers of the marvelous, fantastical, and strange harness their literary magic and create their best work.
Kristin Noland — Speculative Fiction Editor — Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Dystopian, and Apocalyptic Fiction
Kristin is a freelance editor specializing in developmental and line editing of speculative fiction including fantasy, paranormal romance, dystopian and apocalyptic fiction. She supports authors by encouraging them and helping them hone their writing skills to get their message into the world. Kristin also work with hybrid and traditional publishers as an assistant editor for Literary Wanderlust, an acquisitions editor for New Degree Press, developmental and copy editor for She Writes Press and a developmental editor and manuscript reviewer for Greenleaf Book Group.
Editor, writer, publicist. My editing career began in magazines (McCall’s and Woman’s Day) and I spent many years in the fast-paced, deadline-driven world of corporate communications. Current clients include the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Walker Art Center, BoxOffice Media, and the University of Minnesota. I’m well-versed in the Chicago Manual of Style and the Associated Press Stylebook, or I can work with your own in-house style guide. I provide exacting attention to detail and on-time turnaround, while preserving your unique voice. BA in English, Oberlin College. Member: Art Editors Association. See also laurasilver3.contently.com, linkedin.com/in/laurasilver1/, and artedit.org/members-q-t.php.
I have a PhD in social psychology and provide expert academic editing services in psychology and other social sciences for researchers and students. I also provide editing and consulting services for people who are applying for academic positions, graduate programs, and recent graduates applying for jobs.
Developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading for nonfiction and academic writers
I have 15 years of experience and am well versed in both AP and Chicago style. I spent nearly six years as a book editor, working extensively with freelancers, so I know how to be the freelancer you want: accurate, timely, not overbearing, asking questions when needed.
Proofreading and Copyediting, transcribing
Dynamic word artist and published writer who can write for you or help assure your written work is correct and without errors. Over 20 years of varied communications and training experience – both business and creative writing. Expert proofreader, copy editor and copywriter; and training content developer.
I am a non-fiction manuscript editor skilled in all facets of publishing: writing, developmental editing, line editing, copy-editing, proofreading, digitizing your work, self-publishing, marketing, virtual book tours, and using social media to create awareness about your work.
Writer | Editor | Consultant
I’m a writer, editor, and blogger based in Minneapolis, MN, with a focus on business and nonfiction writing and editing.
I’m an experienced freelance provider of line editing and copyediting for fiction novels and nonfiction manuscripts in a variety of genres.
As a member of PEN, I have one goal for your great writing, and that is to make it even better. I particularly enjoy working with speculative fiction and dissertations.
Lynn Varon offers à la carte copy editing and website design services on a freelance basis.
Freelance editor extraordinaire and one half of the driving force behind Twin Cities Geek.
Maia Homstad is a science writer and editor with more than a decade of experience in proofreading, editing, and writing. She has worked with neuroscientists, hydrologists, environmental researchers, engineers, and others, helping them to polish and perfect their documents. She has also been a residential landlord and ceramic artist for over twenty years.
Mandi Andrejka is an experienced full-time editor specializing in romance, sci fi, fantasy, paranormal, and contemporary YA, new adult, and adult fiction (and more). She uses CMOS 17 style and is a die-hard Oxford comma fan.
MPH, MBA. Freelance proofreader and copy editor for healthcare articles, books, medical-legal reports, academic manuscripts, business/marketing materials, and other related documents.
Widely published journalist and copywriter. Services include writing, editing, interviewing, research and public relations.
Flexible in providing light, moderate or extensive copyediting and adapting to in-house style standards as required for individual projects
Empathetic, intuitive, bespoke developmental editor – 30+ years of supporting authors along their pathway to publication.
I am a linguist-turned-editor here to help you bring your world to life, polish your writing, and craft a well-rounded final product. I can provide you with technical linguistic insight into the mechanics of English via copyediting and proofreading, conceptual development in the areas of fantasy/sci-fi and academic writing, and expert consultation on the social use of language, conlangs, and social media language.
More than thirty years writing and editing in nonprofit corporate business environments, social justice advocacy organizations and publications, and for publishers and individual authors. Ghostwriting for others on multiple topics (Memoir to Business). Professional affiliations include the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Midwest Independent Publishers Association (MIPA), and the National Writers Union (NWU).
My job is to help identify the most powerful elements of your writing, the stuff with potential to become true gold. Together, we’ll distill your voice and your narrative, so readers won’t just read your work – they’ll be transformed by it.
I specialize in speculative fiction (SFF and literary) and in nonfiction exploring spirituality and personal development. In all of my work, I strive to hit that happy medium where constructive critique meets creative respect.
“When I asked Mary for editorial feedback, I didn’t realize that she would help me see my story in a completely new way. Mary’s feedback was exactly what I needed to deepen my ideas and move forward with a much stronger piece of fiction. I would work with her again in a heartbeat!” – Nada P., science fiction writer
Copy editor | Proofreader |Indexer specializing in tabletop role-playing game books (TTRPGs). If you have a Kickstarter or similar project, I can help your text look clean and professional. I am also open to other fiction and nonfiction projects.
I hold a Professional Editing Certificate from UC Berkeley. I also have a graduate degree and I am fluent in Arabic, French, and Spanish. I have years’ experience working in healthcare editing. I am passionate about helping clients create polished, well-written text that is clear and memorable. I look forward to working with you!
Volunteer editor for the online #RevPit contest. Fiction editor specializing in romance, women’s fiction, young adult (YA), and speculative fiction (SFF).
“Molly is an editing genius—she’s f**king good at what she does.” —Will Swanepoel, Author
I have written and edited for Penguin Random House and edited for the United Nations and the China-Britain Business Council; I was an arts journalist in China for 15 years at Time Out Beijing and Shanghai magazines and have written over a thousand articles at home and abroad. Please let me know how we can work together.
Specialise LGBTQ+ editing and proofreading.
Developmental editor, line editor, book reviewer, book coach
I have been freelancing as a nonfiction book editor for more than twenty years, for both university and trade presses as well as individual authors. I work as a developmental editor, copyeditor, line editor, and substantive editor. I also edit academic journal articles as well as those aimed at a more general audience – in my previous incarnation I was a newspaper editor at metro dailies, including Newsday and the San Jose Mercury News. Thanks to my journalism training, I am fast, have a reverence for deadlines (I have a clock in my head), and an eagle eye for problems—authors marvel at my ability to catch discrepancies, inconsistencies, and redundancies often hundreds of pages apart. My motto is “Never give a critic a free lunch.”
Dedicated and experienced eye for detail and organization to help clarify and enhance your vision.
I’m a writer, editor and digital content strategist based in Minneapolis. I’ve been working in digital spaces since the era of the blogosphere, through the rise and fall of the pivot to video, and now in an age where we’re seeing the power of reader-funded independent media.
I work remotely with writers, freelancers, designers, fundraisers and others to make digital creative work and journalism, as well as creating community experiences online. My scope of work includes content & editorial strategy, newsletters, digital editorial, digital copywriting, social media, line & developmental editing, and managing teams of writers and freelancers.
Rachel Lapidow is a freelance copyeditor and proofreader who works on RPGs, board games, comics, manga,, science fiction, and fantasy.
I am a copy editor with over a decade of professional experience of editing academic and nonfiction books, chapters, journal articles, and dissertations by native English and international/ESL authors across diverse disciplines. I also have writing (proposal development and grant documentation) and editing experience in the nonprofit sector.
Editor of novels and RPGs in the fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and romance genres. I aim to empower authors by providing enthusiastic and supportive feedback. Booking now for Summer/Fall 2022!
Over twenty years of technical writing and editing experience. Familiar with The Chicago Manual of Style, Publication Manuel of the American Psychological Association (APA) and Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications.
In my volunteer capacity as PEN Secretary, my duties include reporting on membership activity when new members join or existing members renew.
Currently I am not accepting freelance work, as I work full time as a Senior Content Editor for BestBuy.com.
I’ve been working as a freelance editor since January 2007, and have taught writing at the college and university level for over 15 years. I have a Master of Arts degree in English/Creative Writing and a Bachelor of Science in Corrections with a minor in Psychology. I am also an investigator, a trainer and a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114. I write monthly articles for Connections and College Crossings, and my short stories for middle grade and young adult readers have been published in Learning Through History and by Aria Kalsan. I edit hardcopy documents, and electronic documents using Word’s Track Changes tool. My turn around time always meets the deadline. You can find more information about me and my services at www.rlweditorial.com.
A licensed secondary language arts teacher, with a BS in secondary English education, MA in literature, MA in theology and Ed.D. in education, Rosemary has taught at both the secondary and college levels. Rosemary is also a visual artist with strong layout skills.
Eagle-eyed proofreader and meticulous editor with more than 25 years of experience. Will edit on screen or on hard copy. Familiar with The Chicago Manual of Style, American Medical Association Manual of Style, American Psychological Association style, and the Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual.
I worked as a gigging musician and music teacher for years. I then discovered my true love: publishing.
I edit and proofread book manuscripts. I have experience with self-help books, memoirs, fiction, nonfiction, and fantasy. I work mostly with self-published authors.
Fiction Editor | Nonfiction Editor | Grant Writer
Whether you’re looking for a light copyedit that adheres to house style or a deep dive into the structure and flow of your rough draft, please contact me to discuss your project! I have twelve years’ experience as a staff editor at a publishing company and five years’ experience as a grant writer/editor for an arts nonprofit. I’m unshakably reliable and eagle-eyed, happy to think outside the box when the need arises, and fully committed to the success and professionalism of your work.
If your words are in distress, I will come to the rescue!
I worked on nonfiction books for Quarto Publishing for ten years, starting as a copyeditor, eventually becoming an acquiring editor, specializing in military and aerospace history. As a freelancer, I’ve focused on fiction, and have done nearly monthly copyediting for Simon & Schuster since July 2014 (primarily Star Trek novels) and Baen Books (primarily military sci-fi) since April 2017. I have worked with Zenith City Press, a history publisher out of Duluth, on fifteen books and counting, and several other regional nonfiction presses, as well as a number of independent authors of both fiction and nonfiction.
I have a keen eye for errors, and I would like to help you to refine your work!
Shaundale Rénā uses her 35+ years of writing experience and her love for writing to help others develop their stories and their craft. As a developmental editor, it is her goal to breathe new life into others’ projects and to encourage writers to get to the end with their readers in mind. In doing so, she performs both content development and substantive edits, provides book coaching, and also ghostwrites for those who simply feel they lack creativity or time. You can reach her at www.ShaundaleRena.com for more information.
Fiction editing at The Detail Devil. Developmental editing and copyediting for women’s fiction, historical fiction, suspense, and more. Let this devil take care of the details. www.thedetaildevil.com
Experienced wordsmith with a demonstrated history of working in the communications industry, including newspapers, magazines, dissertations, theses and novels. Outstanding editing, proofreading and writing skills. Collaborative worker, compassionate spirit.
I am a freelance developmental editor specializing in children’s and young adult books. Over the course of my nearly 30-year career acquiring and editing books for children and teens at Big Four publishers, including HarperCollins and Macmillan, I’ve worked with many award-winning and bestselling authors, including W. Bruce Cameron, Brandon Sanderson, and Jane Yolen. You can hire me to edit your chapter book, middle grade, or young adult novel.
Certified general proofreader and owner of Treetz Proofs.
36-year veteran copyeditor, mentor and editor coach
I perform copyediting, content editing, and proofreading services, primarily for Christian books.
Please refer to my website to learn more about how I can help you, my services, a free sample edit, my background, and more.
Over 30 years experience as a magazine editor, writer, content developer, copyeditor, and proofreader; BA in English (summa cum laude); academic study in literature, theater, and film. Skilled communicator. Terrific work ethic. Respectful feedback with a variety of service levels; quick turnaround at a competitive rate. Free estimates and first-project discount.
I’m Yvonne, managing editor and founder of WordPolish Editorial Services, and my ultimate goal is to cater to my clients’ editorial needs to the best of my abilities.