James River Writers often receives requests for help with writing and editing, so we have compiled this list of freelance editors available for hire. If you are a JRW member who offers editing services and would like to be added to this list, please email Erin Cundiff.
This list is for informational purposes only and does not imply the endorsement of JRW. Please read the editors’ websites and email them directly with questions about their fee structure.
Nonfiction, memoir, fiction
Memoir, nonfiction (book-length projects and essays, personal/college)
April Michelle Davis
Editing, indexing, proofreading
Screenplays and nonfiction (articles, newsletters, web content)
Fiction (Christian, urban, romance, mystery, thrillers)
Fiction (all genres)
fiction and screenplays
College and other application essays, fiction, nonfiction, proofreading
Nonfiction, fiction (all genres)
Nonfiction (including personal essays)
Nonfiction (most fields)
College/graduate school application essays, marketing/advertising materials, websites, white papers, annual reports, newsletters, technical writing
Nonfiction (medical and science)
Academic, fiction, non-fiction
Fiction (especially novels for young readers, no picture books)
Cary Wing, Ed.D.
Nonfiction (health and wellness, exercise science, applied physiology)
Web copy, articles, college/graduate school application essays, resumes, marketing & health related materials.
Central Virginia/Piedmont Region
Phyllis Anne Duncan
Non-fiction (technical documents, essays, reports), fiction (literary, mysteries, suspense)
Fiction (literary, genre)
Eastern Shore/Virginia Beach/Sandston
Nonfiction, creative nonfiction (essays and novels), technical writing
General editing; special interest include middle-grade and young adult
Nonfiction (memoir, personal essay, history, food writing)