Utah Freelance Editors Database

This page is still under construction to make it more user-friendly, but all the information below is correct. The table below contains information about Utah-based freelance editors who work with fiction, nonfiction, and communications for various industries. You’re sure to find the right fit for your project. If you’re an editor who wants to join this list, contact us (updates are made quarterly).

Name/Website Email Address Editing Specialties Preferred Genre(s) Notes
Adam McLain adam.j.mclain
[at] gmail.com
  1. Full self-publishing package (editing, design, marketing)
  2. Substantive / developmental editing
  3. Series editing
  4. Copy / line editing
Any genre. I’ve done a lot of work in SFF and romance lately.  
Jana S. Brown janasbrownwrites
[at] gmail.com
  1. Substantive / content editing
  2. Line editing
  3. Copyediting
  4. Blurbs, titles, idea generation, & one-on-one mentoring
Fantasy, science fiction, romance, Western, spec fic in general; nonfiction  
Charity West cwestediting
[at] gmail.com
  1. Substantive / content editing
  2. Substantive / content editing
  3. Copy / line editing
  4. Bookmapping
Fantasy, science fiction  
Kelsy Thompson akelsythompson
[at] gmail.com
  1. Substantive / content editing
  2. Copy editing / line editing
  3. Proofreading
  4. Design / layout, ghostwriting, manuscript evaluation
   
Jennie Stevens jennietheeditor
[at] gmail.com
  1. Copyediting
  2. Proofreadig
  3. Line editing
  4. Developmental editing
SF/F and historical romance, particularly Regency Free 5–10-page sample edits upon request.
Chersti Nieveen
Writer Therapy
writertherapy
[at] gmail.com
  1. Developmental editing
  2. Substantive / line editing
  3. Copyediting / proofreading
  4. Submissions package
Specialize in fantasy, science fiction, and YA; I work in all fiction genres except erotica and Christian fiction (though I might consider LDS fiction) Portfolio here
Anne Turner annturnerediting
[at] gmail.com
  1. Proofreading
  2. Copyediting
  3. Manuscript critique
  4. Content editing
Business, marketing, query letters, historical, YA, fantasy I have experience in social media marketing as well and teach clients one on one. Not interested in novels over 200 pages/60,000 words.
Kristy S. Gilbert
Looseleaf Editorial & Production
kristy[at]
looseleafep.com
  1. Manuscript critique
  2. Copyediting
  3. Line editing
  4. Design / layout & ebook formatting
Fiction specialties: fantasy, science fiction, YA
Nonfiction: Business/finance & folklore/culture
Submit 3–5 pages for a free sample edit here.
Reece Hanzon reece.hanzon
[at] gmail.com
  1. Content / developmental editing
  2. Line editing
  3. Copy editing
YA and adult, sci-fi and fantasy; adventure and thriller; technical and business communications I provide a free 3–5 page sample edit before clients commit. I charge per word (rates vary based on the service requested).
Suzanne Kimball Rekow suzkimball
[at] gmail.com
  1. Content / developmental editing
  2. Line editing
  3. Copy editing / proofreading
  4. Design / layout, ghostwriting, hard copy and online magazine production, print production
Experience across a broad nonfiction base including IT/consumer electronics, education, religion, business, finance, health and marketing communications; I prefer working within diverse industries and disciplines when it comes to nonfiction. As to fiction, I have experience with YA but will work any genre except erotica. Free 5–8 page sample edit; content development is bid at $35/hour (per-word rates don’t make sense for this type of work); for developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreads I usually quote a flat fee based on per-word rates (developmental/substantive: $0.04/word; line edit: $0.017/word; copy edit: $0.015/word; proofread $0.01/word); my rates are negotiable depending on the client’s needs and how interested I am in working on a project.
Madalyn Hodgson madalynhodgson1217
[at] gmail.com
  1. Copyediting / proofreading
  2. Content / developmental editing
  3. Design
Clean YA and adult sci-fi or fantasy, nonficion, poetry, dissertations, theses, academic papers Free 10-page sample edit for manuscripts over 250 pages. Free 3-page sample edit for anything under 250 pages. I charge by hour, and clients can contact me for my hours.
Chelsea Jackson jacksonwritereditor
[at] gmail.com
  1. Content / developmental editing
  2. MS critique
  3. Copyediting / proofreading
  4. Ghostwriting, writing coaching, design / layout
Clean YA/adult sci-fi and fantasy, contemporary fiction, historical fiction, middle grade anything, nonfiction, children’s picture books, memoirs, unique and cool blends of genres, query letters, articles, academic papers Free 15-minute consultation and/or 3-page edit (not on articles or children’s stories). I also provide coaching sessions to help with writing skills, book development, or publishing. I am a published author and was an acquisitions editor at Cedar Fort Publishing and Media. I provide a $25 referral reward for projects over $300. I charge $0.013/word for a substantive edit and $0.01/word for copyediting or proofreading. These prices are subject to change depending on the scope of the project.
Carlisa Cramer novelapproachedits
[at] gmail.com
  1. Copyediting / proofreading
  2. Line and content editing
  3. Developmental editing and MS critique
  4. Query critique
I have most experience with MG and YA, but I read adult as well. I’ll edit basically any fiction except erotica. I love historical fiction, contemporary, fantasy, and light sci-fi (i.e., not hard SF). I’)ll also edit nonfiction and memoirs. Free 5-page sample on full manuscript. I charge by word for edits with rates depending on type of edit. For query critique, I charge a flat fee.
Caroline Larsen cbliss17
[at] gmail.com
  1. Copyediting / proofreading
  2. Substantive / line editing
  3. Developmental / manuscript critique
  4. Typesetting / document design
Most YA and MG fiction, especially sci-fi/fantasy, but some adult fiction too (no erotica or slasher). I can do general-audience nonfiction too. No theses or dissertations. LinkedIn
Carrie Snider carrieksnider
[at] gmail.com
  1. Developmental editing
  2. Substantive / line editing
  3. Line editing
Most anything (except sci-fi and anything above PG-13) LinkedIn
Hayley Brooks editor.hayleybrooks
[at] gmail.com
  1. Copyediting / proofreading
  2. Typesetting / document design
  3. Academic editing & formatting
  4. Substantive editing
I’m open to just about anything; I really enjoy technical and academic editing, but I also edit YA/MG fiction.  
Daniel C. Friend dcfeditor
[at] gmail.com
  1. Developmental editing
  2. Substantive / line editing
  3. Copyediting / proofreading
SF/F, but willing to look at anything. Free 10-page sample. I charge by the hour.
Lehua Parker Lehua
[at] LehuaParker.com
  1. Developmental editing
  2. Substantive / line editing / ghostwriting
  3. Copyediting / proofreading
  4. Typesetting and document design, especially for business
Technical, business, and academic editing. Creative nonfiction and all forms of fiction including screenplays and poetry. Most genres, but especially early readers, MG, & YA. I charge by the project and provide a free 5–10 page sample edit to help both me and the client define the scope of the project and whether or not I’m the right fit. I also help authors create blurbs, tag & log lines, query letters, & elevator pitches. Outside of the Utah fiction writing community, in the business writing world, I’m better known by my legal name, Michelle Parker.
Julia Allen juliasallen
[at] gmail.com
  1. Copyediting / proofreading
  2. Line editing
  3. Developmental editing
Mostly anything (except horror). I can also do nonfiction, technical, academic, and business.  
Maria Hoagland sistersinkpublishing
[at] gmail.com
  1. Copyediting / proofreading
  2. Content / developmental editing
  3. Ebook & paperback formatting
Fiction for sure. Sweet romance & women’s fiction are my personal favorite reads, but I will edit any fiction PG-13 or less.  
Loretta Farnsworth farnsworth.loretta
[at] hotmail.com
  1. Copyediting / proofreading
  2. Substantive editing
  3. Developmental editing
  4. Content writing
Almost anything (no poetry or fiction beyond PG-13); most of my internship experience has been with nonfiction, but I’ve taken classes and attended writing conferences for YA.  
Misty Moncur mistymoncur
[at] outlook.com
  1. Copy / line editing
  2. Proofreading
Preference for romance, YA, or new adult. Willing to take any genre as well as nonfiction. Any project size.  
KayLynn Flanders  
  1. Line editing
  2. Copyediting
  3. Ebook & print design
  4. Substantive editing
Any, as long as content is considered clean. I prefer clients contact me through my contact page on my website.
C. Michelle Jefferies cmichellejefferies
[at] gmail.com
  1. Structure / plot / character arc edits
  2. Query critiques
  3. Author mentoring
Suspense, YA, romance, scifi, MG, paranormal/urban fantasy, general fiction. Will edit more edgy stuff (PG-13–R) as long as it’s not gratuitous. Will edit epic fantasy or historical fiction, but prefer not to. No horror, erotica, or LGBT. Free 3-chapter structure critique. Continuing support provided for all mentorees. In real life structure bootcamps.
Nichole Eck nichole.c.eck
[at] gmail.com
  1. Line editing
  2. Content / developmental editing
  3. Writing tutoring
  4. Copy editing
Prefer science fiction, fantasy, nonfiction, and literary, but I’ll edit just about anything that’s not R content. Specialize in short stories, personal essays, and academic writing. Rates by the hour. Free 10-page edit and project estimate based on those pages.
Susan Knight susan.knight
[at] gmail.com
  1. Content & line editing/developmental editing
  2. Copyediting
  3. Alpha critique
Historical fiction, memoir, nonfiction, women’s fiction, romance (no erotica), suspense/thrillers, new adults, paranormal/speculative fiction (no horror) poetry. Must not exceed PG-13 standards. Free 10-page sample edit with big picture feedback. See my web page for pricing (I charge by the page). No rough drafts accepted. Summary page is included with each edit.
Emma Hogan editsbyemma.com
  1. Content editing
  2. Line editing
I have a specialty in SF/F, but I’ll edit anything but romance as long as it isn’t too racy.  
Faralee Pozo oddballedits
[at] gmail.com
  1. Editing
Children’s & YA fiction