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Editors/Copy Editors/ Proofreaders


Editors/Copy Editors/ Proofreaders

Members: 82
Latest Activity: Jul 13, 2014

Literary Professionals - Hang Your Shingle Here!

If you are an Black Literary Professional that can assist writers create better books - this is your home.
Self published authors need your services and frequently do not know where to find like-minded professionals that are both skilled and qualified to assist them in the creation of their book.

That's where you come in. Hang your shingle here to get the attention of our member authors. List your availablity, prices, specialties, etc. Describe your experience and background and network with fellow literary professionals. Use this space to commiserate and discuss challenges and successes.

Discussion Forum

Editing or Proofreading services 8 Replies

Hello Everyone,My name is Janet S. I am a first time self published author. I have a Bachelors degree in Publishing and a MA degree in English. If you or someone you know is in need of editing or…Continue

Tags: self-publishing, books, writers, publishing, authors

Started by Diane. Last reply by Janet Smith Jul 13, 2014.

2013 Christian Writer's Literary Festival is seeking editors, publishers and literary agents to participate in Author Resource Panel

 If you are an editor, publisher or literary agent with expert experience in working with Christian authors, please consider sharing your information and advice on an Author Resource Panel at the…Continue

Started by Lynn Pinder Mar 25, 2013.

Looking for editors, proofreaders; anyone that provides a literary service to authors & writers 2 Replies

I'm looking for business owners that provide a service to authors and writers  such as editing, proofreading, typesetting, web design, graphic design etc.I am looking to bring you clients and would…Continue

Started by Dominique. Last reply by Janet Smith Sep 1, 2012.


I am frustrated because, although I only charge $2.00 per page for developmental editing, many writers seem to have a problem with the price and want to haggle with me about it. I'm also annoyed by…Continue

Started by Anita Diggs. Last reply by T.J. Chester May 28, 2012.

Author Assistant Service 2 Replies

"Relief for the Busy Writer"By using today's technology, CMB Virtual Assistants partners with authors to provide editing, prepare manuscript, review printers proof, coordinate marketing and…Continue

Tags: help, virtual, assistant, author

Started by CMB Virtual Assistants. Last reply by T.J. Chester May 28, 2012.

Boutique of Services for New & Seasoned Authors

Hello all!I am a professional editor who has assisted numerous seasoned and new authors with their book projects. I work as a writing coach, traveling across the country providing individualized and…Continue

Started by Khadijah "Moon" Ali-Coleman Jan 18, 2011.

Book Proposal 3 Replies

I am a novice writer. And I have completed a manuscript titled, "Pray and Not Faint." I need someone tocritique or edit my proposal. This individual should be familiar with Scriptures. Any…Continue

Started by Berney Dorton. Last reply by Debra Johnson Dec 28, 2010.

Blog Jog Day

COME JOG WITH ME!May 9 is Blog Jog Day. Come to my site and see what’s new. Then click on the next Blog Jog Day link and see what other awesome sites are out there to explore. The list goes on and…Continue

Started by Angela Joseph May 8, 2010.

New York Journal of Books reviews for free and seeks new reviewers

The New York Journal of Books continues to add reviewers. We aim to become the premier source – bar none – for professional, highly respected book reviews, with a large panel of credentialed…Continue

Started by Ted Sturtz Feb 20, 2010.

Professional editing for speakers with strong platform 2 Replies

I'm a published nonfiction author, but I enjoy editing more. It's easier! I've edited books for Third World Press, Simon & Schuster, African American Images, and self-published authors since the…Continue

Started by Donna Marie Williams. Last reply by T.J. Chester Jan 16, 2010.

Publishing/Manuscript Coach; Book Reviewer 1 Reply

Hello Everyone!I wanted to inform all my friends that I am providing a few new literary services on my website and magazine. I am now providing Publishing/Manuscript Coacing for those looking to…Continue

Started by Dominique. Last reply by Darryl Montague Oct 9, 2009.

V. O. I. C. E. Writer's Conference 2009 4 Replies

LITERARY AGENTS, AND SMALL PRESS PUBLISHERS WANTED!!! We are wanting to provide our guests, aspiring authors and emerging artist a variety of publishing opportunities and advice. If you would like to…Continue

Tags: publishing, editing, playwrighting, novels, slam

Started by Water Blakmon. Last reply by Darryl Montague Oct 9, 2009.

Dissertation Proposal Sample and Dissertation Proposal Topics?

Hey…. Just stuck with my dissertation proposal and amazed…. You know why? I just come across a website that…Continue

Tags: topics, samples, proposal, dissertation

Started by gene pitney Sep 18, 2009.

Professional Editor 1 Reply

Hi All,I'm a full-time novelist. I'm the author of Only True Love Waits (winner of the Pen of the Writer 2007 POWER Award for Best Fiction), The Scream Within and Favor (short story appearing in The…Continue

Started by Dwan Abrams. Last reply by Kim Wilson Sep 6, 2009.

Definitions of Editorial Skills

So . . . what is the difference between a substantive edit and copy editing? Learn the lingo of the trade. Know what is expected of you and is being done to your manuscript. Here is a comprehensive…Continue

Tags: glossary, terms, editing

Started by Black Author Showcase Jul 7, 2009.

Interviews & Ads for Business Owners!

From A Writers POV Online Magazine has a feature that does interviews and ads with business owners who have a business that caters to writers and authors.Currently, we are booked until November of…Continue

Started by Dominique Apr 15, 2009.



Started by Harriet Wilson Jan 10, 2009.

Professional Editing Services at an unbeatable rate....

VIP Editing can provide you with a competent and professional second set of eyes. It is a proven fact that it's impossible to proof your own work; you tend to overlook mistakes of all sizes. Your…Continue

Started by Harriet Wilson Jan 2, 2009.

What is your biggest dilemma as an editor? 2 Replies

There seems to be so many. I'll start the discussion off with the problem I see and hear most - writer's reluctance to edit their works.I've had many authors tell me that they chose to self-publish…Continue

Started by Diane. Last reply by Diane Jul 19, 2008.

Online editorial training at Copyediting

Online editorial training that fits your schedule and budget!Publishing and communications professionals across North America have told us they're looking for affordable editorial training that works…Continue

Started by Diane Apr 17, 2008.

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Comment by Juanita Betts on April 6, 2008 at 1:43pm
Hello to all, I have not been so active in this group, which is about to change. I have been so busy getting things into perspective and still doing the same, but felt the need to share and leave you with blessings and success.

-Juanita Betts

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