Are you an author who lives in Indianapolis, Bloomington, Fort Wayne, Evansville, or another city or town in the state of Indiana?
Are you looking for a book editor to edit your book, but can’t find a list of book editors in Indiana all in place?
Below you’ll find the list you’re look for.
Marcia Eppich-Harris is an editor, analyst, and researcher based in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is also a published author in several genres, including poetry, fiction, and scholarly research. She holds a PhD in English from Marquette University and spent eight years teaching English at several universities. Having recently launched her own editing business, Eppich-Harris Editorial, she offers her services to aspiring novelists, academics, and writers of all kinds.
Marcia offers the following editing services: copyediting, developmental editing, line editing, proofreading, indexing, typesetting, and ghostwriting. She also offers literary coaching and manuscript evaluation. Some of her latest editing projects include Gen LaGreca’s Just the Truth, Olga Bezhanova’s Literature of Crisis, and Douglas Sun’s Agiliste: Gerade Aus. Learn more about Marcia’s services and previous editing projects here.
If you would like to inquire about Marcia’s rates, services, and availability, the best way to reach her is through the online contact form on her website.
Born and raised in rural Indiana, Sharon Honeycutt is a fiction writer and full-time freelance editor. She has been working as a freelance editor since 2011, and in that time, she has edited hundreds of books in various genres. Prior to freelancing, she taught middle school and high school English and spent years working as an editor and reporter for a newspaper. Sharon has also written several novels of her own, including The Dragon’s Daughter which she published in 2014.
Sharon offers several editing services. She offers developmental editing, which entails looking at the manuscript’s big-picture elements, such as plot, characterization, conflict, and setting. She also offers line editing, which involves checking the manuscript’s structure, as well as the author’s grammar and word choice. Then there’s proofreading, where she goes over the manuscript to fix any typos and minor issues that might have been missed. Sharon also coaches aspiring authors who want to start writing a book but don’t know how to begin. She is adept at both AP and the Chicago Manual of Style.
Jennifer Bradshaw of Balancing Act Editorial is an Indianapolis-based fiction and non-fiction editor. She holds a Copyediting Certificate from the UC San Diego Extension program, as well as a BA in Communications from Concordia University. She is a member of ACES: The Society for Editing and the Editorial Freelancers Association.
Jennifer enjoys editing biographies, memoirs, true crime, pop culture, and most fiction genres. She offers manuscript evaluation, light copyediting, heavy copyediting, and developmental editing. Jennifer’s rates are project dependent, but light editing starts at $0.018, heavy editing starts at $0.023 per word, and developmental editing starts at $0.030 per word. Get more information about her rates and services here. If it’s your first time working with an editor and aren’t sure what to expect, you visit Jennifer’s website to learn more about her editing process.
If you are interested in hiring Jennifer to edit your manuscript, you can find her contact information here.
Also based in Indianapolis, Rebecca Huehls is a writer and editor with more than 15 years of experience in the publishing industry. She is also the owner and founder of Comet Dog Studio, a writing and editing studio that specializes in technical content. Rebecca’s writing and editing experience includes working on several technology books and learning courses for the For Dummies series, as well as editing quizzes for the Scholastic Reading Counts program.
As an editor, Rebecca specializes in books, web content, blog posts, video scripts, and other materials about technology. Whether you need help editing and organizing a book you’ve already written or you need help with research and development, Rebecca can help you out. If you want to learn more about what Rebecca can do for you, you can check out the services section on her website.
Should you wish to inquire about Rebecca’s services, pricing, and availability, you can get in touch with her here.
Trish Hawkins of IndyEdits is a freelance editor working out of the Indianapolis area. She holds a Certificate in Copyediting from UC Berkeley Extension and a BA in English from Ursinus College. She is also a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and Plain Language Association International. Trish edits all kinds of text, and her areas of expertise include self-help, marketing, pharmaceuticals, general business, and more.
Trish primarily offers copyediting and proofreading, targeting issues like errors in grammar and word use, biased language, logic gaps, poor sequencing and cross references, and other barriers that may be hindering you from getting your message across. Trish charges $30 an hour for proofreading, and she typically completes 9-13 manuscript pages per hour. For copyediting, she charges $33 an hour, editing at a pace of 5-10 manuscript pages per hour.
If Trish sounds like the right editor for your manuscript, you can inquire about her services and availability via email.
6. Megan Knoll
Based in Fishers, Indiana, Megan Knoll is the owner and founding editor of Word Nerd Editorial. She has more than a decade of experience in the industry and has edited a wide range of materials, including language learning and test preparation materials, instruction manuals, cookbooks, reference books, memoirs, fiction books, and children’s books.
Megan offers thoughtful and thorough proofreading and editing. As an editor, the areas she is most interested in are pop culture, mystery, history, food, and humor. Visit the services section on Word Nerd Editorial’s website to learn more.
For pricing inquiries and any other questions you might have, you can get in touch with Megan here.
7. Morgan Blue
Morgan Blue of Blue Indexing is a freelance editor living in Indianapolis. She holds a PhD in Media Studies from The University of Texas at Austin, as well as a graduate portfolio in gender studies. She is also an accomplished author, having written the book Girlhood on Disney Channel: Branding, Celebrity, and Femininity, which was published by Routledge in 2017. Her research has also been published in several places, including the Journal of Children and Media, Feminist Media Studies, and Red Feather Journal, among others.
Morgan specializes in back-of-the-book indexing for edited collections and scholarly monographs in the areas of gender studies, media studies, and cultural studies. That said, she also offers proofreading, developmental editing, and copyediting. Her editing services are available for academic manuscripts, journal articles, proposals, and book-length projects. Some of her recent editing projects include The Craft of Criticism: Critical Media Studies in Practice, Mediated Girlhoods, Vol. 1, and Mediated Girlhoods, Vol. 2.
To learn more about Morgan’s services and rates, feel free to contact her through the online inquiry form on her website.
Allison Warkentien of Alley Cat Editing is a freelance editor based in Michigan City, Indiana. She holds a BS in Psychology, as well as a BA in English, and is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association. Her main goal as an editor is to help you get your message across and tell the best version of your story. Not only does she edit completed first drafts, she also helps authors who are in the initial planning stage. She happily welcomes both fiction and non-fiction projects.
Allison offers several editorial services. She offers developmental editing, where she’ll go through your manuscript and check for any big-picture issues like character inconsistencies, plot holes, and other major trouble spots. She also offers synopsis editing, which involves creating a structure for your story. Allison also works on non-manuscript materials, such as speeches, web content, term papers, and non-fiction articles. You can learn more about Allison’s services here.
Contact Allison through her online contact form to discuss your manuscript. Include a brief description of your project and indicate which of her services you are interested in.
Melissa Carmean is a freelance editor based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She works with both self-published authors and those who are looking to submit their book to a publisher. She also works with non-native English speaking authors and first-time authors who have never worked with an editor before. Melissa has been working as an editor for more than a decade and has experience in both fiction and non-fiction manuscripts. However, she does have a preference for editing fiction, particularly science fiction, fantasy, middle grade fiction, and young adult fiction.
Melissa’s forte is substantive editing, but she also offers proofreading, manuscript evaluation, and copyediting. Her rates depend on the size of the manuscript and how much editing it requires. But to give you an idea, the price of editing a 20,000-word manuscript starts at $400 for proofreading, $500 for content editing, and $600 for substantive editing. You can learn more about Melissa’s rates and services here.
Interested in working with Melissa? The best way to reach her is via email.
10. Georgette Beatty
Based in Carmel, Indiana, Georgette Beatty is an experienced editor and a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association. She has been working as a freelance editor for nearly a decade. Over the years, Georgette has worked on reference books, novels, and other materials, but she strongly prefers young adult fiction, middle grade fiction, and children’s books. That said, she happily edits non-fiction and has experience in the following areas: food and cooking, history, health and fitness, memoirs, test preparation, and more.
Georgette currently offers proofreading, copyediting, and content editing. Some of her past editing projects include Bob Walters’ The Last Missionary, Diane Thomas-Plunk’s Opal, Mitch Handman’s Aaron and Grandpa Go Fishing, and a range of books under the For Dummies series.
If you are interested in collaborating with Georgette, you can send her an inquiry via email.
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