substantive editing

Significantly revise text for coherence, consistency, focus, and readability while maintaining your style/voice; perform fact-checking and research as needed

Melissa Killian | Killian Creative
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Killian Creative has worked with both authors and publishers since 1999 to complete over 75 manuscripts that combined have sold over 3 million copies, including two NYT's bestsellers. Our passion is helping mission-driven entrepreneurs magnify their message in the marketplace.
Jody Berman, MA | Berman Editorial
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Helping clients achieve their goals in a supportive, timely fashion, and on budget, is important to me. I enjoy working in diverse ways with authors (fiction and nonfiction), businesses, publishers, nonprofits, and individuals. Expertise: health/nutrition, self-help, how-to, business, spirituality, education, environment, and more.
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Whether you're writing a book, expanding your marketing, or diving into self-publishing for the first time, it can be a daunting task. Kimberly Peticolas is an experienced editor, writing coach, and publishing consultant. With a la carte services ranging from copyediting to project management, Kim has you covered.
Ellen Horowitz | HEADS/up
[email protected]303-494-4842
Drawing on a rich tapestry of experience in science and history editing, writing, research, exhibit development, and design, I provide unique, meticulous editorial services to ensure clear and accessible communication. Specialties: scientific/technical investigation/reporting, forensics/litigation, museum projects, academic research, history/biography.
Tanja Pajevic | Tanja Pajevic, Inc.
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Twenty years' creative and professional writing, teaching, and editing experience. Tanja holds an MFA in creative writing, is on the faculty of Lighthouse Writers, and is the author of two published books. Her passion is helping heart-centered writers, leaders, and entrepreneurs write and publish their books. Expertise: memoir, nonfiction, fiction, self-help, how-to, business.
Sandra Jonas | Sandra Jonas Publishing
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Experienced editor/designer and award-winning publisher eager to collaborate with you to fulfill your goals. I offer personal attention and the highest standards of quality and accuracy. Specialties: memoir, fiction, self-development, business, history.
Linda Tate, PhD | Tate Communications
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A former English professor, I have provided quick, efficient, eagle-eyed editing for both short and long projects for 35 years. Specialties: business, nonprofit, physical sciences, academic (humanities, social sciences), memoir, children’s issues, health/wellness, K-16 education.