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Tomkies, Kelly Kagamas
award-winning editor, writer, content developer, publishing professional

Murray, Erin
Night Owl Editing provides quality editing services to all kinds of writers.

Dryden, Jeaneen
I have built a successful, long-term career providing excellent publishing, editing, project management, and collaborative customer service to clients. I look forward to working with you!

Eidson, Pam
Public health background. Editing for academic articles, independent authors, nonprofits. Chicago Manual of Style and APA 7th edition.

Crerand, Joanne
Skills/subject matter: Copyediting, writing, and proofreading in academic, technical, general interest, and children's literature, instruction, and promotion

Hanson, Ann Aubrey
Editor with 30 years of experience in academics, nonfiction, and fiction. Specializing in memoirs and Catholic-based manuscripts. My strength lies in my knowledge and my instincts.

Huggett, Lauren
A developmental, substantive, copy, and line editor that is willing to work on just about anything. Most experience in academics and educational materials, but loves fiction and nonfiction.

Duggan, Lillian
25 years of experience. Professional. diligent, caring editor who values the writer-reader connection.

Patel, Neha
I'm a writer, editor & sensitivity reader who enjoys helping subject matter experts and fellow writers articulate complex (and not-so complex) information for their readers.

Marshall, Gregory "Chip"
ESL/EFL friendly academic editor and proofreader with focus on reader enjoyability, logical argument/story progression, and mechanical correctness.

Turlington, Shannon
With twenty years of experience, I specialize in writing, editing, and web content development for nonprofit, academic, and technology clients. Let me help craft your communications.

Moshman, Lori
I am an entomologist by training, with editorial and subject matter expertise in the life sciences. My specialties are academic reports, journal articles, web content, and extension communications.

Cunningham, Meghan Ann
Dissertations, academic papers, textbooks, etc., are my specialties, but I can help with all of your writing and editing needs.

Del Giudice, Rebecca L
Writer/Editor/Content strategist with 20+ years of web experience

Forsha, Jim
Graduate-level and professional writing instructor. Specializing in work with authors in all fields, but especially fiction/novels, memoirs, technical non-fiction, business . . .

Lleuad, Greer
Highly skilled and seasoned editor and writer with experience in manuscript development, substantive/line editing, copy editing, writing, editorial training, and team and project management.

Pearson, Traci
Since 1993, I have created and edited written and online communication for many technical, scientific, academic, medical, and business clients.

Gedney, James Edward
James the 46er is ready to support you in your efforts to make your writing shine. Authors of both fiction and non-fiction, let me help you make your prose pop and resonate with your audience.

Smith, Urania

Pugh, Megan
Developmental editor of academic and trade nonfiction books, including titles with UC Press, Cornell, Rutgers, Stanford, and Wesleyan UP. Published author with a Ph.D. in English from U.C. Berkeley.

Cadora, Karina Lee

Rebull, Anne
Academic editor. Services cover grants and proposals, portfolios (research, teaching, and diversity statements), dissertations, books, articles, reviews, and translations from Chinese to English.

Martinez, Noemi
sensitivity reader, cultural worker, diversity editor, researcher. My specialties are disability, neurodivergency & diversity.

Hodges, Andrew John

Pearson, Amanda
Academic editor w/ 15+ years of experience providing line editing and developmental editing for scholars who write books and journal articles with top-tier publishers in the social sciences.

Maddaford, Brooke
Freelance editor who was formerly a senior editor at a Big 5 house. I specialize in content development and strengthening an author's voice while clarifying and enhancing the writing.

Stacks, David
Editing doctoral dissertations and masters theses for educators, nurses and graduate students. We specialize in indexing as well as editing fiction and nonfiction, manuscripts and special projects.

Cable, PhD, Charlotte Marie
Professional academic editing, writing coach, and technical writer since 2009. Having me on your team is like having your own academic reviewer --- but I'm much more fun.

Parr, Tami
Developmental Editing for academic articles and book length manuscripts as well as narrative nonfiction. I also consult on the publishing process and the art of crafting book proposals.

Goldberg, Jan

Mehrotra, Shubhangi

Antelman, Judith
Editor. Poet. Writer. Language is a most familiar landscape, thus I edit your words in your voice combining my technical and creative experience. The result: error-free content that captivates.

Dabkowski, Brendan
I am a seasoned editor, writer, journalist, copywriter, copyeditor, writing coach, content producer, storyteller, and poet. Ultimately, I love language and can help you put yours to a purpose.

Dowd, Katherine

Sember, Brette
Indexer, author, editor, content producer, freelancer, fact checker

McDonagh, Erika
Hi, my name is Erika. I’m a copyeditor, developmental editor, and proofreader. I work with fiction writers, and I specialize in the science fiction, fantasy, horror, and erotica genres.

Dobie, Pat
Professional, thorough and insightful editing at all levels, delivered on time and on budget.

Farrell, Joelle
Reporter, Writer, Editor, Comms Pro with experience on both sides of the news divide

Dankel, Tara
As a non-fiction developmental and line editor, with more than seven years experience supporting academics and other practitioners, increasing the reach of your ideas is my mission and my craft.

Grathwol, Kathleen
Experienced developmental, substantive & line editor. With PhD (Brandeis), also offer practical feedback as an educated non-specialist, esp. on documents targeting mix of expert & non-expert readers.

Floyd, Marguerite
My years of editing and proofreading experience covers a variety of writing: administrative, technical, marketing, health care, academic, creative, and more. I can make you and your words shine!

Farr, Jonathan
Academic editor and indexer. History PhD.

Bellemare, Julie
Experienced academic writer and copyeditor specializing in the arts and humanities.

Weiner, Marcella Fecteau
Efficient and precise editor and proofreader

Marks, Dena
An expert-level editor and writer with 15 years of experience in various fields, such as publishing, education, non-profits, and web content development.

Locken, Tracy
Full-time freelance editor | Empowering authors to freely create
Encouraging, open-minded editor offering copyediting, line editing, developmental editing, proofreading, and manuscript evaluations.

Heiserman, Alice E

Lewis, Mary Catherine
I help individuals and companies create accurate, effective content. I'm known for following style guides, meeting deadlines and enhancing clients' success.

Walsh, Katherine
My job isn't to change your story, it is to help you find your best voice.

Kamin, Daniel
Editor of dissertations, academic journals, and fiction manuscripts. Enquire for more!

Shoaf, Matthew

Reeves-Ligon, Tawanah
Ghostwriting and Editing nonfiction (including memoirs), romance, new adult (NA), young adult (YA), & speculative fiction (SFF). I offer developmental, copy, and line editing.

Schnur-Fishman, Anna
I love finding just the right words. I edit, give manuscript feedback & copywrite for institutions & occasionally individuals. Special interests in LGBTQ life, psychology, Judaism, education.

McPhalen, Cathy
Communicating your research to all your readers: experts, grant reviewers, policy makers, patients, donors and others.

I edit and write research, technical and health documents. PhD in biochemistry

Garrett, Sarah

Ross, Stevonnie
Most of my experience has been with nonfiction in the educational or reference fields: I've copyedited, proofread, and/or fact-checked dozens of test-prep books and quite a few almanac editions.

Perales, Marian
I am an experienced editor with more than 16 years in reference educational publishing, including writing curriculum, editing, proofreading, copy editing, & acquiring and developing book manuscripts.

Applewhite, Barry
I love solving problems, and editing provides plenty of challenges. When I am editing, my wife has to drag me to supper. Allow me to help you by giving that close attention to your manuscript.

Becker, Jen Anne
Experienced Writer and Editor and graduate from The University of Iowa and the Denver Publishing Institute.

Hyde, Barbara
Scientific communications--writing, editing, PR--Make your message memorable!

Blaski, Steven

Knox, Steve
Do you want worry-free submission of you manuscripts? I edit monographs, journal articles, and dissertations in the humanities and social sciences—from developmental, heavy editing to proofreading.

Small, Patrick

smith, annie
Welcome, new authors! I have over one hundred books under my editing belt, working with new authors as well as authors who have already published. Let's start a conversation about your project.

Goldberg, Bessie
Writing coach and editor of academic work, creative nonfiction, and fiction.

Tomasetti, Jill

Redmond, Cheryl
The mark of a great cookbook is often a greasy thumbprint. I love the art and science of cooking and I enjoy editing cookbooks so they'll be used again and again.

"Catherine is a rare gem in the publishing industry. Her knowledge and skills are surpassed only by her remarkable sense of passion."

Glaser, Joshua
Professionally trained editor of academic articles and books, nonfiction books, and novels, with over 25 years’ experience teaching writing.

Pinkus, Rebecca
Word nerd meets all-things science and tech! Former university lecturer, historian of science and technology, science/technical writer and editor.

Imhoff, Alfred Frank

Fryer, Heather
Humanities | Developmental Editing & Coaching | PhD History | 20 Years' Experience as Journal Editor, Professor, Writing for Publication Instructor | Books, Doc Film, Exhibitions

Mayfield, Eleanor
Seasoned writer-editor specializing in health, medicine, and biomedical science. Winner of multiple writing awards. Extensive experience with federal public health agencies (e.g., NIH, FDA).

Winters-Tetreau, Cheryl
Publishing professional with 40+ years of experience in newspaper, magazine, book, and
Web environments. Providing a full range of editorial services, from manuscript to print.

Smith, Emily
Editor specializing in Middle East and Islamic Studies, academic writing, dissertations, and educational materials -- fast and accurate

Coulton, Brigitte
Meticulous and versatile nonfiction copyeditor. Able to take on complex projects and subjects with ease.

Ruthven, Jessica S.
Ph.D. 10+ years of experience in developmental and substantive editing, writing mentorship, research, and copyediting. Academic, fiction, and trade non-fiction work. Published writer. Anthropologist.

Florio Lane, Yvette
Your writing speaks for you! I'll deliver edited and proofread materials that you will be proud to put your name on. I am a PhD and professionally trained. Free sample edit always offered!

Wall, Katie
My 10+ years of experience and my attention to detail and sense of integrity are perfect for your project. I am a book coach, copy editor, and proofreader. My specialty is speculative fiction.

Boeni, Meg
Harnessing the power of a good style guide to serve your audience and our changing world.

Reitano, Natalie

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.

MacAulay, Rachel L
Proficient in AP and CMoS. Experienced with social media management and engagement; familiar with WordPress and basic HTML coding. Recent experience includes: autism, sports, fiction, fitness

Wells, Jennifer
Academic and Literary fiction copy and content editor, researcher, and curricula developer.

Shore, Rhonda H
Rhonda has edited eight books -- fiction and non-fiction, congressionally-mandated annual reports, grant proposals, speeches, blogs, op-eds, and papers for think tanks, the UN, and OECD.

Molk, Claire
Developmental editing for books, copyediting for an array of mediums, and citation formatting for theses and dissertations.

Lee-De Amici, PhD, Beth
Thorough, versatile editor with an eye for detail and an ear for voice and cadence. I handle fiction, nonfiction, and film/TV scripts in a variety of genres and subject areas.

Ferejohn, Laurel
My editing will polish your writing, in your voice, with clarity and precision. It is my pleasure to work with creative and academic writers.

Bilak, PhD, Donna
Academic Editor with 8+ years experience, specializing in copyediting and proofreading.

McClusky, Joan T

Quealy, Gerit

Brewster, Shelby

Ernst, Rose
Dr. Rose Ernst is an academic editor and consultant who loves to support scholars in sharing their brilliance with the world.

Karp, Kate

Firestone, Elaine R.
Physical science, corrosion science, botany, Earth science, with 30+ years' experience, who can help your text be all it can be. My vast experience—and my sense of humor—aids the process.

Stephenson, Priscilla L

Uhlfelder, Jill B.
Highly skilled editor, talented rewriter, and meticulous proofreader with 35+ years of experience in corporate communications, financial services marketing, and academic editing.

Delaney, Stephen
As an experienced writer and editor, I will draw out your work’s potential while respecting your style and voice.

Smith, Brooke

O'Rourke, Kitty
Book Editor Specializing in True Crime, Memoir, and Suspenseful Fiction.

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