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Fay, Gail
Line editor, content editor, and ghostwriter with seventeen years' experience working on nonfiction books. Specialties include biography, education, how-to, memoir, self-help, and young adult.

Pendley, Heather
Member at Large on EFA's board. Copy editor and indexer (back-of-the-book/embedded) specializing in business + financial material with expertise in self-improvement, education, and the culinary arts.

Lukatch, Miranda
I have 16 years of experience as an independent editor. My goal is to serve you as the author and to make your work the best it can be while still preserving your unique voice and vision!

Garbacik, Jaimee
Developmental editor with an agency background and fifteen years of experience, specializing in literary and commercial fiction, essay collections, and YA.

Van Zandt, Christine
Since 2009, I have successfully helped clients on their path to publication. I’m committed to providing thoughtful thorough review of projects with constructive yet kind responses. I meet deadlines.

Kaplan, Jessica
Nonfiction editor and fact checker (8+ years), and anthropologist (PhD). I also run an independent publishing house (traditional model) and offer consultations for new and experienced authors.

Ring, Courtney
Seasoned copy-editor, line editor, translator, proofreader, and researcher. I specialize in helping STEM and social science researchers polish and present their major findings.

Newell-Amato, PhD, Domenica
I specialize in academic copyediting and French-English translation. I am an ongoing copyeditor for Penn Press and Cambridge Univ. Press. PhD in French literature (Emory).

Thomsen, Natasha
Wisdom usually appears when you don't see it coming.

Phillips, Chloe

Hartford, Kate
I help your work come alive, through writing, coaching, editing, or basic website design. My goal is to help researchers, activists, & authors say it better so they can better move their audiences.

Pay, Louise
I am a professionally trained academic English language editor with a Ph.D. I work with life sciences, medicine, integrative medicine, and business/humanities documents.

Dart, Jennie R
Creative wordsmith with a knack for editing a variety of content.

Merchant, Barbara

Gilpin, Susan
Meticulous Editor! 40 Years' Experience!

Kipp, Karin
Experienced copy editor, proofreader, project manager, educational and trade publishing

McGee, Adam
Arts Editor of one of the top magazines in the US. A decade of experience helping fiction writers, poets, essayists, and academics craft attention-getting work.

Bartlett, Michael
I'm a professionally trained editor with a keen eye for detail, style, and consistency. My editorial experience includes work in academia, the newspaper industry, journals, and essays.

Williams, Emily
I can help make scientific manuscripts submission-ready for academic journals, particularly in the areas of cellular and molecular biology, genetics, and cancer biology.

Sperling, Deb

Lee, Vincent

Stacey, Paula A

Ruggeri, Linda
Non-Fiction English and Spanish editor and writer specializing in memoir, biographies, and cookboos. Developmental editor, line editor, copy editor, and full-service project manage.

Halaby, Barbie
Monocle Editing: My Keen Eye for Your Best Words

Munger, Adrielle
“Adrielle has superb 'elements of style' sensibilities that Strunk and White themselves would have acknowledged.”

Barnes, Grace Perri
Experienced developmental editor, book doctor, and copyeditor with a keen understanding of the contemporary publishing landscape and an ear for language.

Morkes, Andrew
Author of More than 50 Books, Editor of Hundreds of Books and Newsletters, Book Packager, and Project Manager,

Rochester, Shana E
Earnest Resource Consulting, LLC: We meet you where you are! Academic editing and formatting for grad students and early career professionals in the social sciences; Ph.D. in education and psychology

Brown, Alexandra
Educational materials for children and adults

Appel, Sara
With a PhD in Literature from Duke University, Sara is a skilled developmental editor, teacher, and writing coach.

Barnett, William E.
Superlative professional editorial services reflecting 24 years as a freelance business and a 20-year academic career.

Nicely, Karin
They call me “The Re-Editor.” Once they’ve seen my work, clients often hire me to re-edit their previously edited books and other projects, too. Editing - Proofreading - Project Management

Maisano, Paul M.
Paul M. Maisano is a published novelist and graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and Columbia University. He has ten years of experience supporting writers as they work towards their goals.

Giarratano, Natalie
With over 15 years of experience in an academic environment, as a teacher, journal editor, journal founder/co-editor, university press copy editor, and dissertation formatter, I have the experience

Padou, Alexandra Iulia
That's why I do what I do - not to change your story, but to help you find a way to make it even greater than it is, by zeroing in on the little hiccups and offering solutions.

Lendor, Camille

King, Myisha

Parker, Deborah
Superior applied research consultant/scientific writing coach/editor with a firm foundation in statistical analysis for advanced scholars: biology, aquaculture, political science, psychology (all).

Garvey, Geoffrey
Seasoned editor, proofreader and indexer with deep experience in educational and academic publishing

Adamo, Christine G.
Wanna get it, errr, write? Then you've gotta inform, engage and entertain! With Christine you get better results via thoughtful editing, imaginative writing and custom layout(s)/design(s).

Paleski, Regina
Medical editor, highly experienced in numerous information formats and products: instructional texts for clinicians; journal articles; healthcare industry e-newsletters, intelligence, and podcasts.

Wyckoff, Claire
Experienced developmental and copy editor. Taught in NYU Publishing Center. Expertise in a wide range of nonfiction areas.

Griffin, Robert
Heavy experience editing academic / university press books and journals. Heavy experience editing ESL authors.

Olivier, Suzanne
Editorial professional with extensive experience specializing in the sciences. Providing services including development editing, copyediting, proofreading, project management, and diversity review.

Kilen, Steph

McCann, Monica

Zegarra, Edward
Nonfiction editor (10 years' experience), Spanish/English translator, and American anthropologist (PhD). Available for fiction as well. Here to help you reach the next level in your craft.

A seasoned and accomplished professional with over 30 years of executive experience as an editor, writer, management consultant, and senior healthcare administrator.

Martin, Emily

Schrock, Andrew R.
Experienced editor of academic journal articles, book manuscripts, book proposals, and white papers.

Dalton, Mary C.
Professional Editing and Ghostwriting

Hesson, Jim
I specialize in copyediting academic and scientific journal articles published in peer-reviewed journals. I also edit books, PhD dissertations, NIH and FDA grant proposals, and other scholarly texts.

Kohl, Barbara A

Way, Jennifer
Editor, copy editor, and writer

Pimm, Robert
PPS Books is a full-service book publishing consultancy. We offer personal coaching and editorial services throughout the entire book publishing experience.

Norton, Saundra
Academic Editing, Proofreading, Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Copy Editing, Developmental Editing, Book Editing, Journal Articles, Academic Monographs, Theses, Dissertations, Website Design, SEO

Weiss, Leah

Stoddard, Brooke C.
Author of two well reviewed books. Writer and Editor for Time-Life Books and National Geographic. Specialties are technology, construction, history and travel.

Jobe, Susan
There isn’t anything better than a good story — except a good story made better!

Eagan, Mary Henderson
Expert developmental and copy editor, with 30 years' experience as scholarly researcher in the Arts and Humanities, writer and writing teacher, linguist/translator, blog-writer, and artist.

Gazzetti, Virginia

Chalew, Gail Naron
Specialist in bringing coherence and organization to academic manuscripts, with expertise in the social sciences, political science, Jewish studies, and the humanities

Emily, Kathryn Nelson
Creating clear and precise documents for the pharmaceutical industry
Helping clinicians and researchers communicate their work clearly and precisely

Cambron, Cathy

Zand, Frederic Riad
I enjoy helping writers fulfill their visions by focusing on the craft of writing. My expertise includes fiction, expository and academic writing. Contact me for a free consultation.

Jablon, Rachel Leah

Smuskiewicz, Alfred J.
experienced, reliable, creative, multitalented writer and editor

Auxier, Mary
I am an experienced editor of middle grade and YA novels, with several NYT bestselling authors on my client list. I would love to help make your manuscript shine!

Wolfe, Michael
Compassionate book coach and full-service editor helping writers at any stage in the writing process. Specialties: literary fiction, nonfiction, memoir, biography, and more. Let's chat. : )

Pecson, Sarahni

Burke, Katherine
Science Editor

Stern, Elizabeth H.

Sund, Aime
Editor of plant-themed fiction and nonfiction | Editing for authors of speculative fiction with large casts or complex worlds | Manuscript critiques and Proofreading

Tucker, Jr., Charles Faulkner
Full range of editing/writing, from proofing to original content, by an editor with experience at a leading international graduate business school, at NASA, and in media and economic consulting.

Liebmann-Smith, Joan
Joan Liebmann-Smith, Ph.D. is an award-winning medical writer, editor, book author, and sociologist. She has been a developmental editor for physicians, nurses and psychologists, among others.

Teachout DVM, Debra
Nonfiction copyeditor, proofreader, and veterinarian. Specialty in animal journalism. I help authors craft excellent prose that advocates for animals. Scientific or general audience.

Kaspryk, Andrea
I edit and proofread academic articles, textbooks, dissertations in the humanities, literature, language. I translate Russian, Ukrainian to English. I also have written and edited web content.

Rommel, Andrea Gebhart
Do you need a writer or editor with a strong technical background, one who understands the details of the science that you need to communicate? If so, I can help you and would love to hear from you.

Dries, Emma
Editor and writer specializing in literary and upmarket fiction as well as narrative nonfiction. I've worked with bestselling and award-winning authors at Alfred A. Knopf, Doubleday and Ecco Books

Magalnick, Barbara
My books include Social Media, Safe Conduct, English Reader, English by Television and material for websites and blogs. I love to work on fiction, nonfiction, scholarly articles, and website material.

Turner, Maria Schamis
I edit fiction and creative nonfiction, with a specific focus on developmental editing and line editing. I can help you put the pieces together, be it short story, personal essay, or your Bildungsroma

Stoneman, Mark R.
I edit texts in history and related fields that are intended for readers in and beyond their own disciplines. History PhD. Extensive experience with speakers of other languages, especially German.

Ditmore, Tammy
With decades of experience as a nonfiction editor, I offer coaching, editing, and proofreading to authors, publishers, businesses, and organizations. Blogs to books; memoirs to monographs.

de Keijzer, Hannah
Helping nonfiction authors and artists share bold ideas in writing they're proud of.

Wert, Ellen
A freelance writer and copyeditor with extensive experience that includes academic journals and foundations and nonprofits in the arts, education, and community services.

Breeding, Sarah Inez
Best Friends Publishing Services can help you put your best text forward: Editorial services for fiction and nonfiction.


Pritchett, Ben
Freelance editor and proofreader, specializing in arts and culture. First class English degree from Oxford; master's in criticism and culture from Cambridge; PhD in history of art from the Open Uni.

Taché, Nicole
Detail-oriented editor with 14 years of experience developing high-quality educational content for technical professionals and students. Supports authors in their quest to spread knowledge.

Gutmann, Abraham J
Substantive editing, ghostwriting, and developmental editing in the fields of spirituality, progressive politics, self-help, and memoir writing. Experienced in turning transcripts into polished text.

Noga, Janice
Flying Pig Editing - helping your writing soar

Pfister, MA, Christina
Let me help you clarify your vision, organize your argument, and submit your manuscript, article, or academic paper with confidence!

Willson, Denise
BEOP INC, professional editing and writing services for authors, professionals, businesses, and publishers. Details found at www.beop.ca or www.deewillson.com.

Newcomer, James Roger
Developmental Editing: memoirs and social science. Also experience editing books on Climate Change Strategies, history, law in Hong Kong and China, and Chinese language textbooks. (I read Chinese.)

Nicchitta, Cheryl
Copyeditor: literary & historical fiction, academic journals, nonfiction, memoir. In-house experience! I've edited first-time writers & best-selling authors. Chicago Manual, Canadian, UK style.

Balsdon Henderson, Julie
BELS-certified editor with 20+ years' experience copy editing science and medical scholarly journals, college textbooks, and technical documents. Accurate, consistent, adaptable, quick turnaround.

Weise, Donald

Coates, Greg
I've managed the Colorado Springs Writers' Workshop for 7 years. I mentor new fiction writers from premise to completion. I've edited all of most of more than 100 books.

Hahn, Siena

Conciatore, Jacqueline
Conscientious writer & editor who has written for high-profile people and orgs including Dr. Jane Goodall and National Science Foundation. Engaging writing style, creative story lines.

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