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All editors are not created equal. This site was created to help authors, academics, small business owners, consultants, bloggers, technical writers, medical writers, attorneys, organizations, and others in search of quality editorial support to find skilled and experienced pros that can get the job done—and done right.
Areas of Expertise
Our editors are well-experienced business professionals with editing prowess. We specialize in:
Additionally, select individuals you’ll meet here offer supplemental services related to the craft of writing and the business of publishing.
A leading resource for writers seeking skilled Black editorial professionals
Fiction | Nonfiction | Business | Digital Content | Technical
Fiction | Nonfiction | Medical | Digital Content
Nonfiction | Fiction | Business | Medical | Digital Content
Tamira Butler-Likely, PhD
Fiction | Nonfiction | Academic | Scientific
Nonfiction | Scientific | Business
Fiction | Nonfiction
Fiction | Nonfiction | Technical
We help writers publish confidently with our services.
Simply put, the fact is that no one speaks our language nor innately understands our culture, our dialect, our perspectives—our unique voices—like we do. The Black editors listed in this directory not only understand you, we are trained in enhancing your writing and clarifying your message while maintaining all the flavor of your unique voice and style.
We edit greatness.
Some of our clients include “Big 5” publishers, such as HarperCollins, Harper Muse, Harper Mariner, Amistad, Hachette Book Group, Avalon, Moon Guides, Workman, Simon & Schuster, Adams Media, and Penguin Random House, plus Hallmark, Harlequin, and Neuwirth & Associates. Our corporate and nonprofit clients include Color Of Change, ISPU, Southern Poverty Law Center, Ten35, Nacelle, The Commonwealth Fund, American Heart Association, Pearson, Flame Tree Publishing, Baylor Health, GirlTrek, Lockton, and many more.
We’ve edited the works of bestselling, award-winning authors and celebrities, including Tiffany Haddish, Cedric the Entertainer, Connie Briscoe, Rita Dove, Jamaica Kincaid, Carl Phillips, Mathew Knowles, Jewell Parker Rhodes, Pemon Rami, Adeeyo Oludara, Laila Ibrahim, Kevin Daley, EbonyJanice, Chimeka Garricks, Eghosa Imasuen, and Angela Jackson-Brown, among hundreds of others.
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Supporting Black editors and writers
Black Editors & Proofreaders and Black Writers Collective networks were founded on principles of umoja (unity); ujamaa (cooperative economics); nia (purpose); and kuumba (creativity)—the same principles that celebrate community, family, African American culture, and African heritage in the spirit of Kwanzaa year-round.
We've built an integrated network of elite editors, gifted book coaches, amazing mentors, and talented writers and invite you to join us, whether as a member or a client.
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