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  • $70 hourly
    I'm an investment in getting the best results. Let's collaborate on building what you need to clarify your offer, attract more customers, offer them a better customer experience, and get more sales. I can help you: - get more clicks with clear and compelling calls to action - create a funnel that draws in your audience and sells - construct authentic emails that people open and read - seamlessly weave in SEO like a magic trick - make your products and services stand out in a busy market - ghostwrite your full length book/lead magnet/freebie so that it's clear, concise, and catchy I offer you 110%, 110% of the time. Book me for your job so I can create something amazing for you! PS. I'm happy to collaborate on a fixed rate for larger projects like writing your website, email campaign, or ghost-writing your book.
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    English
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  • $450 hourly
    Hello there! I'm Kristina, a full-time professional application editor, admissions specialist, strategic college consultant, and writer with 12 years of experience and success. I am a graduate of Harvard University (Bachelor's) and MIT (Master's) and am the founder and lead editor of Edit2Success, an elite college consultancy with a focus on top-tier undergraduate and graduate college applications, including the Ivy League. I am a former rocket scientist (structural analyst in the aerospace field) and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, which allows me to effectively collaborate with and guide STEM applicants on how to package their interests into compelling applications. I specialize in crafting standout essays and admissions materials for top-tier schools across all majors, including MBA, Engineering, Psychology, Arts, Computer Science, Neuroscience, and others. I have extensive experience in knowing what elite colleges look for and have helped 400+ students reach their dream schools. I have edited essays (theme, structure, flow, creativity, eloquence, critical thinking) for students that were accepted into Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Stanford University, Dartmouth, Yale, London Business School, Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, Duke Fuqua, and hundreds of others. I provide complete guidance/strategy for the college application process and the Common App. Prior to my freelance career, I spent three years as an Aerospace Engineer and a Professor of Mechanical Engineering. This experience allows me to craft high-quality application essays for STEM college programs in particular. Telling a story in an intriguing, concise way is critical to the success of a personal statement or statement of purpose. I craft exceptional essays with unique and effective themes, creative storytelling, and intuitive flow. I will offer my diligence, focus, enthusiasm, and honesty along with my sharpened creative writing and critical thinking skills. When entrusting your application to an editor or college consultant, it is important to choose one that is familiar with the complete college application process and has deep knowledge on effective application writing, which is unlike other forms of writing. In addition, I have a passion for STEM and engineering. I would be honored to work with you! Hoping to connect and create.
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  • $45 hourly
    ** Over seven years on Upwork ** Hundreds of books edited **Experienced business professional “Diane has … delivered outstanding work every single time. I highly recommend her to anyone searching for high-quality editing or proofreading work." Areas of experience include: BUSINESS: business marketing documents, white papers, PowerPoint slides, reports, website copy review, and blog posts. Financial reports and technical documents don't scare me! BOOKS: fiction manuscripts are my favorite. Developmental editing, copyediting, final proofreading and beta reading. I've edited hundreds of books, from new writers to Amazon best-selling authors and publishers. Specialties include: making writing clearer and more concise, creating flow and interest, catching and fixing errors and inconsistencies. Are you looking for a freelancer who's reliable and detail-oriented? I've been editing professionally on Upwork for over five years. My 5-star reviews and client testimonials are proof of the value I can bring to your project. My goal is to make sure you’re more than satisfied and your project is on budget. You’ll receive consistent work and professional communication. As a result of my work for executives, major corporations, and entrepreneurs, you'll benefit from my: * excellent time management skills * dedication to confidentiality * efficiency * ownership of responsibility for timely completion of your project WHAT TO EXPECT: Your project will be proofread and edited to your specifications. And your style of writing is maintained. Suggested changes will be made using Microsoft Word’s “Track Changes” feature. You'll receive an Edited and a Track Changes version. Warm regards!
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    Line Editing
    Commenting
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    Story Editing
    US English Dialect
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  • $125 hourly
    I'm Aaron. I'm a writer and editor. I write and edit copy, books, blogs, articles, and scripts. No matter what medium you're writing in, it's about telling a good story. I've had short stories published, plays produced, and screenplays optioned. I managed development for Legacy Pictures, have doctored scripts that have been produced, and have created pitches for the likes of Heelys, Mattel, Amazon Kids, The History Channel, and Travel Channel. Whether it's a line on social media, an edit of a book, a script for a spot or film, ghostwriting, or just a general inquiry, I’m happy to chat and see how I can help. Let me know if you have any questions at all. Cheers, Aaron Some Client Feedback --------------------- "I was hoping to find a proofreader/editor for my book and Aaron far surpassed my expectations. He was professional and on-time with project submission. His sense of project development from a commercial perspective was a value-added surprise. I'll be working with him on future projects. Highly recommended." — Ryan V.M. "BY FAR THE BEST FREELANCER I'VE EVER WORKED WITH. TOTAL CREATIVE GENIUS, HIRE HIM BEFORE SOMEONE ELSE DOES!" — Jimmy M. "Aaron did a fantastic job...on time...with effort above and beyond our needs and expectations. He generously suggested a few (needed) fixes and did those! A real pro. Very patient and polite. Hire Aaron if you want quality work. He will be a valuable asset to your project!" — Hans P. "Aaron has provided above and beyond. He is attentive to details and can provide a big overall picture that helps me communicate my story. I would for sure hire him again in a heartbeat without hesitation." — Rayfil W.
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    Creative Strategy
    Marketing Strategy
    Creative Writing
    Book Writing
    Memoir
    Ghostwriting
    Novel
    Screenplay
    Nonfiction
  • $55 hourly
    Looking for help self-publishing your book? I can help you publish print and ebooks through KDP, IngramSpark and other online publishers. I do interior and cover layout, cover design, ebook conversion (kindle and epub), formatting and online publisher account setup. I work with genres ranging from picture books to technical, including printed music. In addition, I edit and ghost write materials for children. I love new authors and I am always happy to answer your publishing questions! As a self-published author, I know there is nothing quite like seeing your manuscript transformed into a book. I would love to hear from you and help you turn your vision into a reality!
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    Adobe InDesign
    Kindle Direct Publishing
    Children's Writing
    Finale
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    Music Engraving
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    Ebook Design
    Ebook
    Formatting
    Ghostwriting
  • $50 hourly
    💠 Line editing 💠 Copy editing 💠 Proofreading 💠 Most writers are afraid that their work contains mistakes or typos that will distract from their message. As an editor, I catch those mistakes and polish your writing so that you can share your content with confidence. A great message can get lost when it lacks clarity or contains errors. As a native US-English speaker, I can identify when something should be reworded for clarity and flow. I am a detail-oriented reader, which means that I can spot typos and grammar errors as well. Clients who work with me also get the benefit of an editor who has been a school librarian for over 15 years. My experience with children’s books, middle-grade books, and educational content is helpful for authors writing kid lit and curriculum. From first draft to final product, I can edit: ✔️Nonfiction books ✔️ Children's literature (picture books, middle-grade, YA) ✔️Graphic novels (comic books) ✔️ Curriculum and educational content ✔️ Presentation and webinar slide decks ✔️ Blogs and web content ✔️ AI video captions and transcripts ✔️ Content that has been translated into English or was written by a non-native English speaker My editing services include: ✅ spelling ✅ typos ✅ grammar ✅ formatting ✅ continuity ✅ flow ✅ syntax and word usage Invite me to apply to your job posting or contact me to schedule a discovery call.
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    Government Documents
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    Proofreading
    Ebook Formatting
  • $45 hourly
    Denise Madre: Top-Rated Editor with 10+ years' experience ✅ Helping writers present the best version of their work. The writing process is often a lonely one. From the outline to the final draft, you do most of the work alone. But along the way, you may have questions about what you’ve written. 🤔 "Does my contemporary romance have a cohesive, swoon-worthy plot?" 🤔 "Does my personal development book have a clear, compelling focus?" 🤔 "Does my inspirational memoir have a unique, engaging theme?" Then there’s the manuscript itself. The writing flows, the grammar is fine, and most of the commas are in the right place. At least… you think so. You’re not really sure. That’s where I come in. Depending on your needs, I can provide… 📋 An outline review ✍🏾 Story rewriting 👩🏾‍💻 Developmental editing 🖊️ Line editing 📄 Copy editing 🔎 Proofreading Ready for the next step? Schedule a Discovery Call. We can clarify your concerns, pinpoint your needs, and specify the scope, timeline, and cost for your project. I look forward to hearing from you!
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    Romance Novel
    Proofreading
    Error Detection
    English
    Beta Reading
    Line Editing
    Plot Development
    Editing & Proofreading
    Writing Critique
    Content Editing
    Copy Editing
    Developmental Editing
  • $29 hourly
    Professional editor, writer, ghostwriter, researcher, proofreader, indexer, and audio/video transcriptionist (with and without timecode) Expertise in editorial services in the aviation field, religious (especially Christian) content, fitness and nutrition, political subjects, financial and business topics, sociology, and psychology Extensive experience in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel), WordPress, creating SRT/subtitle files Experience in SEO-oriented writing and editing, keyword creation, keyword research
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    Christian Theology
    Indexing
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    Copy Editing
    Aviation
    General Transcription
    Article Writing
    Ghostwriting
  • $50 hourly
    Passionate children's book editor with 15+ years experience in picture books, middle grade fiction, and nonfiction for companies such as Disney and Penguin. I have spent the past fifteen years working as a children’s book editor. There is nothing I love more than diving into a manuscript and helping to pull out all its potential. I believe in collaboration, but also brutal honesty. Too often as an author it is difficult to see where a story is not being true to itself. That’s where I come in. It's my job to tease out the scenes that are good and help you to make them great. To find the moments that aren't quite working and figure out how to turn them into the strongest scenes in the story. Together, we can shape your book into what you always dreamed it would be. I began my career at Sterling Publishing, working primarily on nonfiction titles. Although I thought I wanted to be in fiction, I found that I loved the challenge of nonfiction. Helping to explain sometimes complex subject matter in a way children could understand and finding a new angle on content that had often been covered more than once was exciting, and I loved learning from my authors as I developed their books. Today I know more about the solar system, the ghosts haunting the White House, and how to start a successful babysitting company than I ever dreamed I would! Following a new career opportunity, I moved from Sterling to Penguin. With the move came a change in the types of books I edited, and I began to work on picture books and middle grade fiction, as well as licensed tie-in books. This change to licensed books ultimately led me to Disney, where I spent eight years editing books tied to the Disney Parks and to Disney movies. This work provided a whole new challenge, as I helped authors to create stories that were new and fresh, expanding the worlds of beloved characters far beyond that envisioned by the filmmakers, all while staying true to the world of Disney canon. This is a skill I have found to be incredibly valuable in today's landscape of books featuring modern retellings of classic tales. I was also afforded the opportunity to create original fiction, and had a chance to return to my roots, with nonfiction titles based on Disney heritage. In my time at Disney, I edited over eight hundred books. Among my favorites (and my most successful) were Hide and Hug Olaf, by Kevin Lewis, which sold over 400,000 copies, and Olaf's Night Before Christmas, which sold over 250,000 copies. Now, I'm excited to take on a new challenge: helping you to turn your book into exactly what you hope it will be. I look forward to working with you and, together, creating an absolutely fantastic book. Testimonials: “I’ve worked with Brooke for many years and can’t speak highly enough about her abilities as an editor. She has consistently elevated my work with her insights, and her creative comments never fail to inspire. I can’t imagine having written my books without her help, and consider myself fortunate to have worked with her.” --Jason Lethcoe, Author "Brooke is an excellent editor who inspires and guides the creative process in a highly competent and collaborative way. Having worked with her on several books now, I have no doubt that she similarly brings out the best in all of her authors."--Tania Zamorsky, Author
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    Children's Writing
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  • $55 hourly
    I have been involved in publishing as an author, editor, book designer, and publisher for over 15 years. I consider myself an expert in self-publishing for both print and eBook formats. I have extensive knowledge of Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing), Smashwords, IngramSpark, Lulu, and other print and eBook platforms. I have published over 400 print and eBooks on my accounts, plus countless books with clients. I offer page design, eBook conversions, editing and proofreading, and extensive self-publishing knowledge that can take your project from draft to publication. I often take on a project management role for my clients, offering book shepherding, helping hire cover designers, and going through the many options and considerations of being an independent author or small publisher. I operated, promoted, edited, and funded Leaf Garden Press for over 10 years, where we published 20+ books alongside an arts and literature magazine. I have worked with many other small presses on similar projects as an editor, designer, and publishing consultant focusing on fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. My publication credits include three books (not including 50+ ghostwritten books), several anthologies, and about 40-50 appearances in online and print magazines. I also produce and publish books based on market research and Amazon product page optimization techniques. Although I do not offer sales guarantees, I bring what I know about the Amazon system to each job. I am always onboarding new clients, love working with new authors, and strive to provide a personalized experience that meets the need of each book project and client. --- Availability: I do my best to make myself available to my clients on a regular schedule of Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM PST. --- Publishing, Formatting, and Book Design Services: I offer page design for print books, and I have a high-level understanding of print-on-demand requirements, limitations, and considerations. And If you're working with offset printers, all I need is the specifications your printer requires. I also offer eBook conversions for Kindle and ePub formats, which are typically appropriate for any distribution method. --- Self-publishing Suggestion: For the print edition, I generally suggest Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing, the most direct route to having your print book sold via Amazon, the world's largest online retailer of books. If you are seeking wider distribution, we can simultaneously work with IngramSpark. However, not every book project is the same, and sometimes my advice may lead you to other printing and distribution options. Kindle Direct Publishing will have your print book and Kindle eBook released on Amazon. If you wish to expand eBook distribution outside of Amazon Kindle, I generally suggest using IngramSpark or Smashwords. Both will distribute your book to Apple (iBooks), Barnes and Noble (Nook), Kobo, and many other retailers. This keeps the process simpler than trying to submit the book to each retailer individually and helps alleviate some of the overhead costs involved with certain retailers. I can effectively walk you through the entire self-publishing process: from editing to formatting to ISBNs, copyrights, LCCNs, categories and keywords, submissions, and more. I can be your right-hand man. --- Editing Services: For editing and proofreading, I suggest the use of Microsoft Word's track changes features or the use of commenting/annotations for PDFs. This allows you to personally review my suggestions or changes and decide if you want to accept them. Editing and proofreading include checking sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, spelling, formatting errors, and much more. I am not able to accept all editing/proofreading work, and I will be honest if I do not believe I'm a good fit on your particular manuscript. I pride myself on standing behind my work, and I am always happy to discuss your project and my edits (even if I've already been paid). --- Free Consultation: Are you confused or unsure what you really need? No worries! I offer free consultation on any publishing projects. I'll go as far as taking a look at your book or other projects and tell you my initial thoughts on what your project needs. So even if you don't hire me, I can happily point you in the right direction and help educate you about the process. --- Rates: I will provide an itemized estimate before any work begins. This typically includes a final price range, and as long as no new work is added, we do not go over the top price of my bid. I will need to see your book or project as it exists and discuss a general idea of what services you require. If needed, I can sign a non-disclosure agreement first. --- Thanks for your consideration! Is there anything I haven't covered here? Simply contact me, and there's a good chance I can help you!
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    Microsoft Word
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  • $45 hourly
    I am a book writing coach and publishing expert with over 10 years of experience in creative writing/guidance, ghostwriting, editing, proofreading, formatting, cover design, and keyword and category optimization. I am your one-stop shop for all your book publishing needs. I provide complete book publishing solutions with 100% job satisfaction guaranteed. I own the process from start to finish, taking the worries from you and delivering results you will be proud of! ⭐ My services include: ⭐ ✅ Ghostwriting, editing and proofreading ✅ Print-on-demand book interior/layout design, book formatting/typesetting for Amazon KDP, IngramSpark, Lightning Source, Lulu Print, etc. ✅ eBook Conversion (EPUB, EPUB3, Mobi) ✅ Book cover design using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign & Adobe illustrator ✅ Book upload and publication on Amazon KDP, IngramSpark, Smashwords, Lulu, Barnes & Noble, Draft2Digital, Bookbaby.com etc. ✅ Copywriting for your book description ✅ Keyword optimization and category research ✅ Amazon Marketing Services (AMS)/Book promotion ⭐ Applications I use ⭐ ● Adobe InDesign ● Adobe Photoshop ● Adobe illustrator ● Adobe Acrobat ● Canva ● MS-Office ● Adobe Premiere 🏆 Reviews and feedback from clients 🏆 The client reviews below describe the work quality and value you can expect from working with me: "Chisom carried out the job with quality and professionalism. She completed jobs ahead of time and went the extra mile to assist with any queries and concerns through to publishing. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an editor, proofreader, or formatted." - Natasha S. UK - "Chisom worked well with me - she is a 5-star performer. She is a good communicator and helped me write with more confidence. I am happy enough with her that I will be hiring her as early as tomorrow for another job." - Tim F. U.SA.- "This was my first endeavor into witting, editing, and formatting. Chisom was very patient with me and extremely helpful. She did all changes I asked for in a timely fashion. I have written a second book, it is almost ready for editing and formatting, and hope that she will be willing to work with me again." - Shawn K. Canada- #kindle #ebook #epub #mobi #Amazon #Smashwords #Lulu #KDP #bookdesign #printlayout #book #PDF #ebookdesign #bookpublishing #logo #Indesign #Ingramspark #eBookconversion #eBookformatting #Childrenbooks #typesetting #booklayout #illustrations
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    Publishing Fundamentals
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    Ebook Formatting
    Kindle Direct Publishing
    Content Editing
    Ghostwriting
    Editing & Proofreading
    Adobe InDesign
  • $60 hourly
    Ranked in the top 1% of all Editing & Proofreading contractors. I am a freelance editor with a BA in English and Creative Writing from Macalester College. I have over 10 years of experience in developmental editing, creative line editing for style and flow, copy editing, and proofreading. I work with all types of writing, with a focus on fiction (both literary and genre) and non-fiction manuscripts. PLEASE NOTE: Despite Upwork's general trend and encouragement of such as an "aid", I will not plug your manuscript or any portion of it into a generative AI tool/plagiarism machine for any reason without your permission. Your creative work deserves dedicated, personal attention and trust.
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    Mystery
    Science Fiction
    Thriller
    Fiction
    Line Editing
    Academic Editing
    Copy Editing
    Developmental Editing
  • $200 hourly
    Are you writing a book and need a professional book editor who'll elevate it to excellence? If so, read on! My life purpose is to help people like you get your words out into the world in their best possible state. I am here to reduce your burden of having that stellar-quality, highly-marketable book. My clients are high-end businesses with books that require an expert writer and editor to ensure their words leap off the page in this age of digital clutter. Many of my clients are worried about being ripped off by snake-oil salesmen and are looking for a professional they can trust to deliver high-quality work that exceeds their expectations. That's why they hire and re-hire me. Want to learn more? Read on... I am here to construct, sculpt, mend, bend, and develop your written work. My services include book, essay, and article editing so you can stride into the future with one extra thing checked off your to-do list. I will provide you with professional edits and ensure your work has excellent grammar, punctuation, flow, language choice, sentence structure, and overall structure. I will give you feedback on your work so you can grow, learn the ropes of the writing trade, and better yourself as a creative individual. My level of detail borders on obsession — I ensure your every last word, sentence, paragraph, and chapter exceeds ever-demanding professional standards. Oh, and I’m all about communication. I am clear and concise, open to feedback, and quick to respond to ensure I provide for your individual needs and exacting requirements. But am I the right fit for you? My work history list is long. But some of the professionals I’ve worked with to get their books published (and beyond) include: Wall Street Journal Bestsellers CEOs of billion-dollar companies Doctors Psychiatrists University Professors Entrepreneurs Structural Engineers Inspirational Speakers Marines Spiritual Teachers Business Leaders Celebrities Influencers Don’t just take my word for it. Ask people like the author and cardiologist, Dr. Aseem Desai: “Nathan is truly a pleasure to work with. He is an outstanding editor, gives very insightful feedback, is extremely accessible, an effective accountability partner, encouraging, intelligent, and very personable. He clearly loves what he does… I highly recommend him.” I'm happy to answer any questions you may have. Why not click “invite” and ask me one?
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    Copywriting
    Developmental Editing
    Copy Editing
    Content Writing
    Poetry
    Memoir Writing
    Content Editing
    Proofreading
    Ghostwriting
    Content Creation
    Nonfiction
  • $35 hourly
    "Megan does great work - in addition to being a superb editor and working with us like partner on our project, she is punctual, thorough, and has great communication." — Client feedback on Bible study project My goal as a copy editor and proofreader is to make sure the ideas in your book are clear and easy to read so you are confident about sharing it with the world. I will ensure your text remains in your voice and style while refining your content and removing any errors that might distract your readers from the encouragement or information you want to give them. While I enjoy working on a variety of texts, I specialize in Christian books, including memoirs, educational books, novels, and a devotional. Secular books I have edited include mystery, sci-fi, and adventure novels; picture books; and self-help titles. I have experience helping many new authors to reach their publishing goals. I will communicate with you in a clear, friendly, and encouraging way. I will make corrections and give you honest feedback, but you will make the final decisions on your work. I can also write your book description or help you craft one that will attract readers by giving them a taste of what your book offers. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE I have a bachelor’s degree in journalism and English, and I worked as a copy editor at a daily newspaper for three years. While I have no formal Bible training, I do have a good layman’s knowledge of the Bible from my personal reading and participating in and leading studies. I am trained in Associated Press (AP) style. I also have the Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition) and the Christian Writer's Manual of Style (4th edition) as additional references. PREFERRED PROJECTS Currently, I am only taking on new projects that are books. I am most interested in working on novels and Christian books, but I can help you polish any book and work toward your publishing goals. I am happy to work with authors or publishing companies.
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    Copy Editing
    English
  • $75 hourly
    As an experienced editor with a PhD, I offer proofreading and editing for academic work at any level, from undergraduate to established professional, as well as copy-editing for publishers, companies, and agencies. My editing style focuses on making your writing precise, clear, and accurate, helping you create the best version of your work. I'll provide you with a thorough and detailed edit, always explain my editorial interventions, and be in communication with you as I work to ensure that your requirements are fulfilled. About me: - a fluent, native English speaker (Canadian/American living in the UK) - 6+ years worth of experience in proofreading and editing for publication in a professional academic context - PhD in History (St Andrews), MA in Medieval Studies (Toronto), BAHons in Medieval Studies (Victoria) - currently an active research fellow, with work published in high-ranking academic journals - copyeditor on the editorial board for the Comparative Legal History journal - provisional Intermediate Member of the Chartered Institute of Editors and Proofreaders (CIEP) My skills: - can edit in UK, US, and Canadian English - well-versed in Chicago, APA, and Harvard referencing styles - experienced in editing English for non-native speakers - a detail-orientated approach, ensuring consistency and clarity - quick turnaround times, guaranteed to meet deadlines - comfortable working on Word, Pages, Overleaf, and PDF files I have edited academic articles for publication, PhD and MA dissertations, reports, coursework, project proposals, and web content. For academic editing, I have experience in the fields of history, archaeology, religious studies, social studies, law, finance, computing, marketing, and business. ​ I'm also a fluent Latin translator and I'd be happy to take on translation or editing projects. For your project, I will: - check and correct spelling - check and correct grammar - check and correct punctuation - check and correct sentence structure - do minor re-writes where needed - format citations according to your style guide - send the file to you with track changes and any questions I might have I will not: - write or re-write content - do research or check sources - supervise research - comment on the academic merit of a piece - troubleshoot or provide technical assistance Feel free to get in touch with questions! I look forward to working with you.
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    Academic Research
    English to Latin Translation
    English
    Latin
  • $68 hourly
    "I can't begin to tell you how happy I am with the wonderful job Alan did. He brought my words to life." "Alan did exceptional work throughout his contract. He does the work of two writers in half the time." I 9-5 scribe children's books, short stories, and rhymes, creating magic with words. When you hire me, I'll treat your project as my own. I'm only happy once I've exceeded your expectations. I've written and edited dozens of children's books, including rhyming books. I'm particularly drawn to stories about travel, human and animal rights, and environmentalism. If you like rhymes, find my two children's albums -- "Room for Dessert" and "Seconds" by Alan Bo -- on Bandcamp or wherever you stream music. I'm also passionate about writing and editing non-fiction children's books, including books about STEM. I've written a world atlas for children, profiled women in STEM to inspire future generations, and collaborated with BILL NYE on a space book! Beyond children's writing and editing, I've also edited dozens of poetry books, written or edited over 20 memoirs, coached memoir writers, and written sleep stories for apps like Calm and Headspace. With over a decade of writing and editing experience, your words are in good hands! Get in touch to see what kind of magic I can bring to your project! WHAT I OFFER ►Rhyming stories, songs, and poems ►Children's fiction and non-fiction ►STEM books for kids ►Developmental editing on poetry books ►Memoir and autobiography coaching ►Sleep stories (similar to Calm and Headspace) WHAT CLIENTS GET ►Fresh, engaging writing ►Creative solutions ►Quick delivery ►Easy interactions with an all-round cool guy* *FUN ALAN FACTS ►I've traveled to over 60 countries. ►I'm a certified scuba divemaster. ►I recently adopted a staff! FAVORITE AUTHORS & INSPIRATIONS ►Dr. Seuss ►Roald Dahl ►Beverly Cleary ►Judy Blume ►Jeff Kinney Read all the way here and not sick of me yet? Check out my sample of children's stories below. If you have any questions, or you'd like to know about my current availability, invite me to your job, and I'll get in touch soon!
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    Creative Writing
    Ghostwriting
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    Children's Writing
    Autobiography
    Poetry
    Writing
    Storytelling
    Story Editing
    Editing & Proofreading
    Rhyme Scheme
    Developmental Editing
  • $125 hourly
    I am a publishing professional with more than twenty years of experience in the children’s book industry. I was Director at Disney Publishing Worldwide, Marketing Manager at Scholastic Inc., and now run my own publishing services business for book marketing, proposals, and editing. I've worked on books by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Caroline Kennedy, and Maurice Sendak; and series such as The Adventures of Captain Underpants, Baby Einstein, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl, Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series, Powerpuff Girls, Pokemon, Winnie the Pooh, Tinkerbell, Disney Princess, Mo Willems and the Pigeon books, Goosebumps, The Babysitters Club, and many more. I've worked on adult books on personal development, mindfulness, parenting, business, fiction, and science fiction. Let me help you take your book from good to great!
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    Trade Marketing
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    Social Media Marketing
    Market Analysis
    Book Marketing
    Promotion
    Marketing Strategy
    Marketing
  • $40 hourly
    My passion and expertise is helping you turn rough drafts into polished prose! Did you write it down but it doesn't look right? Maybe you just need that second pair of eyes to check for those tiny details that might be missed. Ideas how to elevate your writing with just a few, near effortless, changes? Let's work together to get your story out to your audience, where it belongs! I am an experienced editor, proofreader, ghostwriter, and writer in fiction and non-fiction with one goal in mind—helping you reach your publishing goal! What kind of an editor or ghostwriter am I? I’m empathetic. Meaning, I understand the experience of bringing your ideas to life. It can be kind of scary. There’s that worry of turning over an idea to write about or an edit that needs to be done. What’s going to happen? Will you like it? That’s why I take the time to explain what I do, and why. My first experience of having a manuscript edited was horrifying. It was enough to make a person swear off writing forever. I won't do that to you! I want you to experience the absolute joy in holding a copy of your book with your name on it. I love to work with clients to make sure what they see in their mind is what happens on paper. Everything I do? It has one purpose. To enhance your story and help you be the best.
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  • $30 hourly
    **I am not currently taking on new clients. Projects below my charge rates will be automatically declined.** Hello writer, I am a professional editor and ghostwriter who has worked with over fifty novels in just two years, ranging in length, size, and need. From copyediting and developmental editing to rewriting and full-on ghostwriting, I offer all the services your book might need to get it ready for publishing! I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rhode Island College with a BA in Creative Writing. I've also worked inside a publishing house, training as an editor and learning the ropes of hybrid publishing so can understand just what your book might need to make it look as professional as possible. I've made it my goal to help as many authors as I can get their books into shape for publication. I specialize in self-publishing and first-time authors, meaning that this is a safe space for that book you think should never see the light of day. All books deserve the chance to thrive. If you're unsure what services your book needs, I offer consults to help you map out your first steps. If you're 100% ready to start the journey, I can help you start to finish with your content editing, copyediting, and get you a consult for publishing houses in your area--or even tips and tricks on publishing on your own! While I don't do the publishing process myself, I understand many of its ins and outs, so I can set you on the right path with the confidence you need to get the job done with ease. I have worked on books ranging from just a couple hundred words to books that were well over 100,000 and touching on topics that include but are not limited to: Self-help Memoir Contemporary Romance Young Adult Fantasy Children's Historical Fiction Fiction (General) Non-Fiction (General) If you're curious about whether I might be the right fit for you, please don't hesitate to send me a message to see what I'm all about! Please see ghostwriting and creative writing profiles individually for my respective rates on services, or message me for a quote about your specific project!
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  • $25 hourly
    I work with authors and publishers, primarily in the romance and fantasy genres, to elevate the quality of their books through multiple stages of editing. I have years of experience editing romance and fantasy novels, including work with many tropes and sub-genres. I especially love editing queer romance, dark romance, and paranormal romance. We could be a great fit if you are: 1) A romance or fantasy author looking for an editor before you self-publish, or before submitting your manuscript to traditional publishers 2) A publisher who specializes in romance or fantasy novels looking for a consistent, reliable editor to help with plot development, developmental edits on first drafts, line editing, or copyediting/proofreading. I love romance and fantasy books, and I understand what makes a story great. I love playing “book doctor”—finding things that aren’t working in the story and giving solid, actionable feedback to fix it. And I understand the nitty gritty details of working with the English language to communicate a story to the reader. I follow the Chicago Manual of Style, while deferring to each author’s unique voice, and I make all edits in Word using Track Changes. Send me a message with your word count, genre, timeline, and the type of editing you’re looking for, and we can get started!
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    US English Dialect
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  • $40 hourly
    I've been happily working with words for 30 years as a writer and editor for a variety of clients and in a number of different fields. My Upwork clients have consistently awarded me five stars. I'm also an excellent researcher and can do very in-depth work in that field. For example, I researched Civil War Charleston for a novelist, and researched 300 pages of legal statutes that culminated in four online courses I wrote for an Upwork client (also 5 stars). Following that project, I wrote an online real estate course (with no previous knowledge of the subject) and it was approved by the Florida Real Estate Commission. I work quickly but accurately, which is something to consider when comparing bids. I've also written web copy and marketing copy for numerous companies and individuals. For the educational field, I've produced software manuals, literature guides, test-prep books, five textbooks, a creative writing book, and two 16-page newspaper supplements. I've edited over a hundred fiction and nonfiction books, at least a dozen theses and dissertations, and several memoirs. As a freelancer, I'm always looking for new clients I can assist with any type of editing and writing. I love the work and enjoy helping clients accomplish their goals.
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  • $80 hourly
    I have fifteen years of published fiction writing experience and eight years of editing experience. I have been a developmental editor for Arc Manor Books and a copy editor for Bridge Press and Canyon Press. I work for Readers' Favorite as an official book reviewer. I have edited books for two NYT best-selling authors and created book marketing content and back cover blurbs for a Harlequin USA Today best-selling romance author and a Sidewise Award-winning hard science fiction author. I have edited a technical science-backed book for a NASA scientist as well as a California DMV Drivers' Manual. My ghostwriting expertise is within the romance genre and its many subgenres. I do not ghostwrite outside of romance. I have a strong background in editing romance, fantasy, and science fiction. My goal is to successfully bring your characters to life, offer technical and intuitive edits, and correct story arc flaws based on the reality of your characters within the norms of your genre. My editing rate starts at .01/word. My chapter outline critique rate for romance is $65. I ghostwrite select romance books. My GW rate starts at .025/word. I will work diligently for you. Your project is my #1 priority from the start of our job contract until its conclusion. Some of my recent editing and ghostwriting projects are below. Traditionally Published Fiction Authors H.P. MALLORY – NYT BEST-SELLING FANTASY AUTHOR Dark Wolf (with J.R. Rain) Viking Wolf (with J.R. Rain) Wolves of Valhalla (with J.R. Rain) Hauntingly Happy HARRY TURTLEDOVE (NYT Best-Selling Author and Hugo Award-Winning Author) Wages of Sin ED LERNER On the Shoals of Space-Time UNDISCLOSED DEBUT AUTHOR The Keys UNNAMED GHOSTWRITTEN ROMANCE BOOKS Kylie (Book 1 of Trilogy) South Bay Village Casey Take Me Out to the Ball Game Nanny Boss Daddy Billionaire Writer Old Flames Firefighter Pilot Live-in Caregiver Teacher and Single Dad Martial Arts Rock Star Artist Club Owner Winery Billionaire Flight Instructor Firefighter/Therapist Writer/PT UNNAMED GHOSTWRITTEN ROMANTIC SUSPENSE BOOKS Mafia Las Vegas LA Crimes Reporter UNNAMED GHOSTWRITTEN FANTASY BOOKS Werewolf Monsters Cupid Human vs Demon LA Underworld - Magic Bridge Press Nonfiction Books Life Skills for Adults Sex Education for Teens Self Esteem for Teens Life Skills for Kids WWE Trivia! Top 101 Places to See in Kansas Top 101 Places to See in Louisiana Top 101 Places to See in New Jersey Top 101 Places to See in Portugal
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    Contemporary Romance
    Romance Writing
    Fiction Writing
    Developmental Editing
    Copy Editing
    Story Editing
    Ghostwriting
    Editing & Proofreading
    Romance
  • $90 hourly
    ***Owner of Ink Worthy Books, a full-service editorial and publication company providing cover-to-cover services and support to self-publishing authors of soulful nonfiction.*** This is my passion, my heart’s work, and what makes me a happy camper. It is not merely my “job.” With more than thirteen years of writing, editing, and publishing experience, I have built my business around helping self-motivated writers take their ideas all the way to publication and beyond. At Ink Worthy Books, we believe that every book has the power to change the world. As a trained nonfiction book coach and developmental editor, I lead a group of skilled professionals who specialize in book editing, design, and marketing. This means that we can support an author’s entire project without risking quality due to the overworked eyeballs of one professional. This approach to self-publishing support saves you hours of searching for skilled pros in the world of one-and-done freelance giggers and alleviates the stress of managing all the details which go into publishing a book. In addition to an array of community and coaching support options, IWB’s hands-on services fall into five categories: Evaluate - Not certain what your story needs? We offer (free!) creative consult calls along with manuscript reviews to help you determine the best next step. This process saves writers both time and money because they leave with a clear idea of how to move their project forward and without having to guess. Edit - We offer three types of editing, depending on the project’s need: developmental editing, line editing, and copy editing. Because these terms are sometimes used inconsistently in the industry, we will discuss your book’s needs in detail to ensure you are confident in what type of editing support you will be receiving. Design - Our design team creates the high quality cover and interior files for all written formats (ebook, soft cover, and hardcover), all to the specification of the particular platform the writer is publishing on. This process also includes a final proofread, which ensures your book shines prior to publishing. Publication Prep - The Ink Worthy Books team helps self-publishing authors manage ALL the loose ends that need attention to prepare to publish their book: writing your author bio, crafting the back cover description and Amazon description, pricing and ISBN support, author website creation, optimization of the book’s Amazon profile, and much more! Rest assured, we can help with every step of the way! Marketing - We support writers in creating a marketing and promotion plan and materials to promote their book both leading up to and following publication. If you are looking for a line or copy edit of your manuscript draft, please see my specialized profiles for more details on how I can help! I look forward to connecting with you soon! Danielle “Words are a lens to focus one’s mind.” – Ayn Rand
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  • $80 hourly
    I'm a book editor with over six years of experience in the publishing industry. I've read the slush pile for literary agents and edited books for small publishing presses. I specialize in all genres of YA, and sci-fi and fantasy fiction for middle grade and adult readers. I take on select thrillers, historical fiction, romance, self-help books, and memoirs as well. I offer developmental critiques, line/copy editing, and final proofreading for full or partial manuscripts, as well as query and synopsis critiques.
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  • $30 hourly
    Do you dream of creating a children's book that will transport young readers to extraordinary worlds, teach valuable life lessons, entertain or even lull them into a peaceful slumber? If you have brilliant ideas bursting with creativity but struggle to put them into words or simply lack the expertise to bring your illustrations ideas to life, then look no further. As a seasoned children's book ghostwriter, editor and illustrator, I am here to turn your vision into captivating content that will inspire, entertain, and enchant young minds. So, why should you choose me? I have a deep understanding of the different age ranges and what appeals to them, ensuring that your children’s book shines brightly among the vast sea of literature and children’s illustrations. Here are the children’s books I’ve written and edited: * Picture books * Adventure stories * Thrillers/Campfire tales * Fairy tales * Bed-time stories * Educational books that foster emotional development and intelligence, STEM skills, athletic performance, and promote financial literacy * Fables * Chapter books * Activity books * Biblical narratives If you aren’t sure of which genre you want to get into, I can advise you on the most profitable ones. When it comes to children’s book illustration, I have the ability to create vivid landscapes, backgrounds and diverse characters to ensure each child feels seen. My artwork is inspired by bold and bright children illustrations from Studio Ghibli, DreamWorks & Disney Pixar to keep kids immersed in the worlds I create. I understand that children have a low attention span that’s why my illustrations are bright and colorful to keep them on their toes. Here are my skills as a children’s book illustrator: * 2D illustration * Book cover * Story board * KDP formatting I will also send you the illustrations in either PSD, JPEG, PNG or PDF to ensure you have the best quality to print. If you're searching for a devoted professional who will pour their heart and soul into your children's books, don’t hesitate to connect with me.
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    Nursery Rhyme
    Storybook
    Storytelling
    Rhyme Scheme
    Developmental Editing
    Ghostwriting
    Short Story Writing
    Children's Literature
    Children's Writing
  • $25 hourly
    Born and based in Palermo, Sicily, I have been learning new languages since the age of nine, specifically English. It was my love for that language that led me to attend a linguistical school, in which I also studied Spanish and French, becoming fluent in three languages aside from my mother tongue. I have been working as a freelance translator and editor for three years, and you can count on me if you need help in translating general and medical projects, novels, short stories and blogs, and in editing and proof-reading any type of document, in both English and Italian. Don't be afraid to hit me up so we can work together!
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    Developmental Editing
    Editing & Proofreading
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  • $74 hourly
    I’m all about words. Choosing the right one for the right moment can be magical. Punctuating all of them correctly is essential—I'm a huge fan of the Oxford comma. As a professional copy editor, my job is to help you put the right pieces in the right places. I love to read and consume large amounts of media from a variety of sources and genres; some great, some poor, all educational. Struggling to fine-tune your non-fiction manuscript? Not sure if your fictional plot is interesting? Let me help. I have a high volume of clients and am up-to-date on reader preferences and good branding strategies. I admit to having a soft spot for YA fantasy/sci-fi writers, so contact me about your passion project! If you are contacting me for work: • I choose my clients carefully through a simple interview process: you send me a sample of your writing, I send you a critique, and we decide if we can stand each other. • If we move forward with the project, come prepared, you will get true edits. • I am tough and thorough. My job is to make you look good. • Everything happens in Google docs, MS Word, Pages, or Scrivener using editing tools so you have complete control over any changes. • I do not ghostwrite but I will help you find your voice because it needs to be heard.
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How to Hire Top Book Editors

How to hire book editors

Whether you’re writing an autobiography, working on a textbook, or trying to tell a compelling story, book editors are here to help you polish your manuscript for publishing.

So how do you hire book editors? What follows are some tips for finding top book editors on Upwork.

How to shortlist book editing professionals

As you’re browsing available book editing consultants, it can be helpful to develop a shortlist of the professionals you may want to interview. You can screen profiles on criteria such as:

  • Book type. You want a book editor who understands the nuances of editing the type of book you wish to get published.
  • Project experience. Screen candidate profiles for specific skills and experience (e.g., experience screening character arcs for narrative inconsistencies).
  • Feedback. Check reviews from past clients for glowing testimonials or red flags that can tell you what it’s like to work with a particular book editor.

How to write an effective book editing job post

With a clear picture of your ideal book editor in mind, it’s time to write that job post. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would when hiring an employee, aim to provide enough detail for a contractor to know if they’re the right fit for the project.

An effective book editing job post should include:

  • Scope of work: From outlines to polished manuscripts, list all the deliverables you’ll need.
  • Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project.
  • Background: If you prefer experience with certain industries or types of books, mention this here.
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.

Ready to get your manuscript under the discerning eyes of a book editor? Log in and post your book editing job on Upwork today.

BOOK EDITORS FAQ

What is book editing?

Publishing a book? You’re going to want to have it edited first. Book editors specialize in the process of screening and preparing manuscripts for publication.

Here’s a quick overview of the skills you should look for in book editing professionals:

  • Book editing
  • Editing specializations (e.g., developmental editing, copyediting)
  • Book type (e.g., textbooks, novels, biographies, trade books)

Why hire book editors?

The trick to finding top book editors is to identify your needs. Are you looking for someone to fact-check a trade book? Or do you need someone who can critique a dialogue-heavy family-drama novel? The cost of your project will depend largely on your scope of work and the specific skills needed to bring your project to life.

How much does it cost to hire a book editor?

Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions.

  • An experienced book editor may command higher fees but also work faster, have more-specialized areas of expertise, and deliver a higher-quality product.
  • A contractor who is still in the process of building a client base may price their book editing more competitively.

Which one is right for you will depend on the specifics of your project.

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