I provide editing services, so you’ve found one editor* already! However, I may be already booked or lack experience in your genre or for some reason give you the heebie-jeebies.
Please don’t feel obligated to hire the first editor you contact. Good editing is an investment. It’s much better to take a little time nailing down what services you want or need and what your budget can afford, and then finding the right person to provide those services.
If you get a quote that’s outside your budget, ask the editor if there are ways to reduce the fee. Sometimes an editor will do only one pass over a manuscript instead of two or more, or will have other suggestions depending on the specific manuscript.
Here are some U.S.-centric resources:
- Editorial Freelancers Association
- Copyediting-L Directory of Freelancers
- Bay Area Editors’ Forum
- Editors certified by the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences
U.K. editors can be found here:
- Society for Editors and Proofreaders
Canadian editors (French and English):
- Editor’s Association of Canada
- Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd)
*I’m using editor here to refer to anyone who offers editorial services: developmental editing, copyediting, proofreading.