Misha Kydd

I am a freelance editor who provides copyediting, proofreading, and authenticity reading to indie authors and traditional publishers. I have experience working across genres, but particularly love helping authors polish quirky fantasy, queer and out-of-the-box romance, and creative RPG projects.

In addition to freelancing, I’m currently a production editor with Penguin and have 8+ years of editorial experience supporting authors on everything from novellas to New York Times bestsellers. I’m a queer, welcoming, and deeply curious editor who always aims to honor each author’s unique voice, while helping get the manuscript into the best shape it can be for readers.

I offer:
• copyediting;
• proofreading;
• sensitivity reads for some queer identities and experiences.

Editing Services
Copyediting, Proofreading
Other Services
Style guide creation
Fiction Genres
Drama, Fanfiction, Fantasy, Historical, Mythology, Romance, Science fiction
Nonfiction Genres
Creative nonfiction
Age Levels
Pre-K, Early elementary, Middle grade, Young adult, New adult, Adult
End Products
books, novellas, short stories
Style Manuals
Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)
Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Other Memberships
ACES: The Society for Editing