Are you looking for book editors in Seattle?
Below we’ve featured 6 editors based in the city.
During her career, Michelle Hope has earned an MFA in fiction and has taught university-level writing classes. She has also gained plenty of experience by working as an editor at Sasquatch Books, one of the most popular indie publishers in Seattle. In her freelancing activity, her projects have varied from a young adult novel written by a Pulitzer Prize nominee to a graphic novel by George R. R. Martin. Although she is still based in Seattle, she manages to work with people from all around the world – as a matter of fact, this is the main reason why she now has over 200 edited titles.
In terms of services, she is able to provide project management, developmental editing, copy-editing, proofreading, and publishing consultation. These are available for any genre, from literary novels to cookbooks, and from translated thrillers to regency romances. This is where you can find the books she edited so far.
Since she is rather versatile, you can contact her regarding any type of manuscript by requesting a quote.
Melanie M. Austin has taught research writing, business writing, as well as basic and Freshman English while earning her Master’s Degree and Doctorate. After completing her studies, she also started teaching literature and humanities classes. Her first editing job was at Washington State University, where she gained skills that were later improved in workshops and courses. She obtained a TESL certificate in 2009, and then proceeded to teach ESL writing classes in several places.
At the moment, she is a freelance editor, thus being able to provide coaching, developmental editing, manuscript critique, substantive editing, copy-editing, light-copyediting, proofreading, and express proofreading (which involves the fastest turnaround). Each of the services is described in detail here – if you want to know the price before sending your manuscript, you can also request a free estimate. However, keep in mind that she is specialized in self-help books, fiction, and memoirs, although she takes on different projects as well.
Melanie Austin also provides several sources where you can read about writing tips, if you’re new to the industry. Once you make a decision, her contact information is available online.
A Seattle-based company, The Publishing World specializes in non-fiction business, politics, entertainment, memoir, crime fiction and thriller. Their services are available for all the stages of the publishing process, and they have multiple options available for each one, depending on your preferences.
When it comes to editorial services, they provide manuscript evaluation, where they assess the potential of your work, developmental editing, where the focus changes depending on the genre (for instance, the structure and logic of the main themes is especially analyzed in memoirs), collaborative editing and ghostwriting, as well as copy-editing and proofreading – they generally use the Chicago Manual of Style, but they are familiar with other popular and academic styles too.
Their clients have various backgrounds – whether you’re a lawyer, a farmer, or a doctor, they are open to submissions, as long as your manuscript fits the standards of their program. If you’re interested in a collaboration, feel free to reach them by selecting the Contact section displayed here.
Claire Allen is the proud possessor of a Professional Certificate in Editing earned at the University of Washington, as well as of a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy. Her range of interests varies widely, as she has edited academic writing, novels, non-fiction, websites and blog posts, magazine articles, white papers, scholarly papers, and others. Her professionalism is praised by the clients she has worked with so far, and you can see their reviews here.
Her services consist of re-writing, which can be particularly useful to writers whose native language is not English, copy-editing, where she checks for clarity, consistency, conciseness, and correctness, and proofreading, which she can do regardless of the format of your work. Claire Allen is also available for editing a short sample of your manuscript for free, in case you need to evaluate her editing style before making a decision.
Even so, for any additional information, you can contact her using the email address mentioned here.
Elizabeth Nover is more than an editor – she has a PhD in Microbiology and a vast experience in the biotech industry. In time, she developed a true passion for technical writing, which determined her to establish her own editing business for science manuscripts. However, she now works with radically different genres, respectively fiction with a romantic plot or subplot, and anything from young adult fiction to genre-blending crossovers. She also works with unconventional topics, such as erotica and BDSM.
She can provide developmental editing ($275 for novellas with less than 50,000 words and $450 for novels with less than 150,000 words) and copy-editing ($0.006/word for light edits and $0.01/word for heavy edits). In case you need her services for longer works, you can contact her for an approximation of the final price.
If you’re interested in working with her, here are her contact details.
Following the completion of an editing certificate at the University of Washington, Nicole Saunders founded Lively Margins in order to pursue her passion for language. She also has 10 years of experience in communication-based domains, which she gained after earning a B.A. at the Western Washington University. If you want to know more about her experience or her perspective on editing, you can read all of it here.
Nicole Saunders specializes in developmental editing, line and substantive editing, copy-editing, and ghostwriting. Although you can obtain an estimate depending on your manuscript’s word count and scope, prices vary from project to project, as each of them has its own particularities.
She does not mention any particular genres when it comes to submissions – therefore, if you’re interested in working with Nicole, you can contact her using the information available here.
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