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In the list below, we’ve featured 10 top comic book editors. Continue reading to learn about them and their services.
1. Jim Spivey
Jim Spivey is a professional freelance comic book editor located in Tigard, Oregon, in the United States. He has over 23 years of experience working as a freelance editor and writer himself. Jim’s professional experience includes working as an associate editor for DC Comics from 1993 to 1999 and an associate production manager for the Time Warner Book Group from 1999 to 2008.
Some of Jim’s freelance editing services include developmental editing, copy editing, editorial assessment and proofreading. He’s capable of editing fiction and non-fiction comics, graphic novels, and other fiction genres like science fiction, fantasy, horror and mystery. Jim Spivey has worked on comic books like “Toxic Octopus” by Lisa Haneberg, “Snowlands” by Morr Meroz, and “Manhunter” by Archie Goodwin, among others.
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2. Patrick Barb
Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, in the United States, Patrick Barb is an experienced freelance comic book editor. He has been working as a self-employed editor since 2019, providing writers with editing services such as developmental editing, editorial assessment, proofreading and query letter review for American English.
Patrick successfully completed the Columbia University publishing course in 2006. He has also had professional experience working for Oxford University Press and Penguin Random House. He specializes in editing comics, graphic novels, nonfiction comics and nonfiction books on art and entertainment. Check out Patrick Barb’s work in “The Life of Frederick Douglass” by David F. Walker, “Alexander Hamilton” by Jonathan Hennessey, and “Cook Korean!: A Comic Book with Recipes” by Robin Ha.
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Kristiina Korpus is a freelance book editor with experience and expertise in editing comics and graphic novels. Kristiina can provide editing services like developmental editing, copy editing, editorial assessment and proofreading for writers working on anthologies, comics, historical fiction, LGBTQ fiction and romance novels.
In addition to her freelance editing, Kristiina Korpus has edited for companies like Seven Seas Entertainment and Yen Press (within the Hachette Book Group). Kristiina Korpus’s editing portfolio includes “Harsu*Haru by Shizuki Fujisawa, “Fiancee of the Wizard” by Syuri Nakamura et al., and “Kiss and White Lily for My Dearest Girl” by Canno.
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4. James Powell
Situated in Fort Collins, Colorado, in the United States, James Powell is an experienced, self-employed comic book editor and writer with over seven years of experience. James offers developmental editing, editorial assessment and query letter review and is proficient in working on material written in Canadian, British and American English.
James Powell focuses his editing service on fiction books, including comics, graphic novels, horror, mystery, anthologies and adventure novels. He’s also had about 19 years of professional experience working for the aviation company Jeppesen/Boeing, editing more technical written material such as manuals and user documentation. Some of James Powell’s editing can be seen in comic books like “Kill All Monsters Omnibus” by Michael May and Jason Copeland, “Open Upon a Time Machine” by Lee Nordling, and “This Rough Old World” by Brandon Barrows.
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Working out of her location in Kansas City, Missouri, in the United States, Bethany Bryan is a professional comic book editor with over eighteen years of experience doing copy editing and proofreading in American English. Bethany’s professional experience includes working for reputable publishers like Scholastic, Rosen Publishing and Paper Cutz.
Along with her specialty in editing graphic novels, Bethany is able to complete editing work on comedy novels, literary fiction, novels for middle graders, picture books, short stories and novels for young adults. Bethany Bryan has edited comics like “Barbie #1: Fashion Superstar” by Sarah Kuhn, “Anne of Green Bagels” and “Scarlett: A Star on the Run” by Jon Buller and Susan Schade.
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6. Kat Kopit
Kat Kopit is a professional comic book editor who is based out of New York, New York. She is certified in publishing after successfully completing The Business of Book Publishing certification at NYU. Her professional experience includes eight years working with eight years working as a copy editor with Macmillan, as well as nine years freelancing for Abrams as an editor and proofreader.
Kat Kopit can help with proofreading, copy editing and developmental editing for fiction and nonfiction comics, historical fiction, fiction for middle graders, novels for young adults and nonfiction books about entertainment. Some of Kat Kopit’s editing can be seen in examples like “Zita the Spacegirl” by Ben Hatke, “Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty” by Nick Bruel, and “Newes from the Dead” by Mary Hooper.
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7. Lara Kennedy
Brigham City, Utah, in the United States, is home to Lara Kennedy, a professional freelance comic book editor. She holds a certificate in publishing and is able to provide editing services such as copy editing and proofreading for books in American English. Laura focuses on nonfiction children’s books, books about religion and spirituality, comics, graphic novels, fantasy novels and fantasy for middle graders and young adults.
Lara Kennedy’s professional experience includes working with organizations like Scholastic and Wiley & Sons, as well as over three years of experience freelancing. Some of the books that Lara Kennedy has edited are “Witchlings” by Claribel A. Ortega, “The Golden Key” by Geronimo Stilton, and “Odin’s Child” by Siri Pettersen.
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8. Mark Smith
Mark Smith is a professional book editor and writer who works out of San Antonio, Texas, in the United States. He has an undergraduate degree in film studies from UC Santa Barbara and a Master’s Degree in TESOL. Mark has been editing and writing through his own publishing company since 2012. He’s experienced in developmental editing, copy editing, editorial assessments and proofreading.
Mark Smith can take on projects editing nonfiction books about education, entertainment and writing as well as comics, graphic novels, fantasy and science fiction. Take a look at Mark Smith’s editing in multiple volumes of “Popgun” (Volumes 1-4), by various authors, including Paul Grist, Erik Larsen, Dean Haspiel and Jeffrey Brown, among others.
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Located in Los Angeles, California, in the United States, Beth Scorzato has been working as a freelance editor since 2009. Her professional experience includes editing and proofreading for DC Comics, Lion Forge Comics, Fantoons Animation and Iron Circus Comics. Her academic background includes an undergraduate degree in journalism as well as an MS in book and magazine publishing.
Writers working in American English can go to Beth for developmental editing and proofreading on comics, graphic novels, science fiction, and novels for young adults. Beth Scorzato’s portfolio includes “Being Sloane Jacobs” by Lauren Morrill, “Venom” by Fiona Paul, and “Popular Clone” by M.E. Castle.
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10. Tom Sacchi
Tom Sacchi is a freelance comic book editor in New York, New York, in the United States. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, specializing in animation and visual effects. For over 30 years, Tom has managed his self-employed business, which helps to publish, edit and promote comics and graphic novels.
Focusing solely on comics and graphic novels, Tom can provide editing services such as developmental editing, copy editing, editorial assessment, proofreading, query letter review and indexing for books in American English. His edits include “Sparks Urban Fairy Tales” by Lawrence Marvit, “Plume Omnibus” by K Lynn Smith, and “Bikini Cowboy” by L. Frank Weber.
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