substantive editing

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

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.
Caitlin Berve, MFA | Ignited Ink Writing, LLC
[email protected]505-402-4599
As an editor, I make your story linger with readers to keep them turning pages until dawn. As a content creator, I ensure your ideal clients know how you can help them reach their burning desires. Specialties: fiction (especially fantasy, mystery, YA), memoir, health care, blogs, tutorial videos.
Amber Byers, JD | Tadpole Press
[email protected]303-668-8812
Do you have a story that’s burning inside of you but can’t seem to get it out? Are you looking for someone to help you craft your story in a way that maintains your unique voice? We meet you where you are—wherever you are in your writing journey—and work with you to identify and overcome the obstacles standing in your way. Our suggestions are tailored to meet your specific goals so that your voice shines through clearly and powerfully.

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.
Elizabeth (Bette) Frick, PhD | The Text Doctor LLC
[email protected]720-999-1851
Freelance editor with 30+ years of providing medical, scientific, nonfiction, memoir, and technical editing. I seek to help companies, organizations, and authors by improving the language, flow, structure, clarity, and correctness of their texts. I also add value through consulting, project management, and training in best practices in all stages of developing complex texts.
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.
Maggie McReynolds | Un-Settling Books
[email protected]303-955-8282
A longtime editor, journalist, and published author, Maggie guides writing clients and their manuscripts from foundational planning and multiple draft iterations through book design, formatting, and the self-publishing process. With a client roster of writers all over the world, Un-Settling Books also holds virtual and in-person writing retreats to support a cause near and dear to Maggie’s heart, the “care and feeding of creatives.” Subject expertise: nonfiction (general, narrative nonfiction, memoir, self-help), fiction (adult, YA, children), and social media rewriting/editing.
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I have worked as an acquisitions editor, most recently at an association where I developed books about business, medicine, and pets. I have also been a freelance writer and editor. My personal essays and short stories are published in print and digital publications, and I edited and contributed to an anthology published in 2007. My specialty is developmental editing, and my areas of expertise include business books, memoirs, and fiction for adults and young adults.

Rick Killian | Killian Creative
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Killian Creative has worked with both authors and publishers since 1999 to complete more than 90 manuscripts that have sold over 5.4 million copies combined, including two NYT bestsellers. Our passion is helping mission-driven entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders magnify their messages and build their organizations.