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PPN Freelance Directory

More than ever, freelancers are the backbone of our industry. The PPN Freelance Directory is a simple-to-access tool for individuals to list their services and for publishers and authors to find good folks to get the work done.

If you need freelance services, enter any pertinent term (name, city, services provided) and a search will be performed across all fields in our directory.

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  • Steven Glaros

    Location: Riverdale, MD


    Services Provided: Copy Editing, Editing, Line Editing, Technical Editing

    Expertise: I have 19 years of experience in scientific publishing. I've copyedited more than 80 accepted manuscripts for a peer-reviewed journal. I am looking to expand my career into other content areas. My expertise is currently in AMA style but I can edit according to Chicago as well.
  • Studio Text

    Location: Denver, CO


    Services Provided: Book Design, Composition, Technical Illustration

    Expertise: Studio Text provides book design, layout and technical illustration for both print and digital.
  • Sudaquia Publishing Services

    Location: New York, NY


    Services Provided: Production, Proofreading, Translation

    Expertise: Books
    Content creation in English or Spanish
    Corporate Communications
    English to Spanish Translation
    Press Release
    Website Content
  • Sue Carter

    Location: Austin, TX

    Website: NA

    Services Provided: Copy Editing

    University press books in the following areas: American history, political science, sociology, and related fields.

    Electronic editing, in-house production experience, Spanish.
  • Sue Kauffman

    Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


    Services Provided: Book Design, Copy Editing, Developmental Editing, Editing, Jacket/Cover Design, Line Editing, Manuscript Evaluation

    Expertise: A multi-genre editor and designer providing services from writing to editing ​to designing the finished product for first-time authors, published authors, and small and large publishing houses.

    Areas of Expertise:
    Applied Sciences
    Health & Wellness
    Creative Nonfiction

    Academic Articles
    Annual Reports
  • Sukesh Shetty

    Location: Uddupi, Karnataka

    Website: -

    Services Provided: Book Design, Composition, Illustration

    Expertise: Abobe Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, html, css, wordpress
  • Sukhada Rahalkar

    Location: San Francisco, California


    Services Provided: Book Design, Graphic Design, Illustration
  • Susan M. Walker

    Location: Chicago, IL


    Services Provided: Content Editing, Copy Editing, Proofreading, Writing

    educational publishing—especially primary and elementary, translating technical topics into ordinary language, general business editing, editing and writing to specific reading levels, assessment writing
  • Susan Schott Karr

    Location: Napa, California


    Services Provided: Author Coaching, Content Editing, Copy Editing, Developmental Editing, Editing, Ghostwriting, Line Editing, Marketing, Technical Writing, Writing

    Expertise: Writing
    From children's books to financial journalism and technical writing, I cover a range of topics, putting a strong emphasis on writing clearly, concisely, and for the audience at hand.

    Development editing
    Taking a look at the big picture, I can help you structure or restructure your writing, ensuring that it unfolds in a logical, interesting, and informative way, includes all of the information that it should, and leaves out anything extraneous or irrelevant. At this stage, we're taking a broad sweep, perhaps developing an outline and considering which features and aspects of the work are required.

    Line editing
    Sentence by sentence, I will read through your writing to ensure that it has the correct tone for your audience and flows smoothly. Your text may require light editing or a heavier, more substantive treatment. I'll look at your word selection, sentence and paragraph structure, use of parallelism and active voice. As I work, I'll mark up your text and comment about the changes I've made and the logic behind them.

    Although some copyediting may begin at the line editing stage, it is here that I'll take an even closer look at the text. I'll take into account accuracy, formatting, and style. Specifically, I'll look at spelling, grammar, punctuation, jargon, terminology, and semantics. The end result? Copy that is clear, correct, concise, comprehensible, and consistent.
  • Susan Silver

    Services Provided: Copy Editing, Translation

    Latin American politics, sociology, history, and fiction
    Copyediting and translating (Spanish to English) manuscripts
  • Susanne Riber Design & Illustration

    Location: Copenhagen, Denmark,


    Services Provided: Graphic Design, Identity Design, Illustration, Web Design

    Expertise: I create beautiful and engaging content for print, screen, and walls.
  • Sylvia McCluskey

    Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Services Provided: Copy Editing, Graphic Design, Proofreading

    Expertise: Enhancing clarity and impact of your written communications by providing copy editing, proofreading and design services in the areas of:

    > financial services industry reports and documentation
    > software documentation, user guides and training material
    > author manuscripts, fiction and non-fiction
    > website text and blogs
    > brochures, newsletters and advertising material
    > text that has been translated into English (grammar, punctuation and flow validation)

    Member of the Editors' Association of Canada.
  • Terri Wright Design + Image Research

    Location: Santa Barbara, CA


    Services Provided: Art Direction, Book Design, eBook Conversion, Graphic Design, Jacket/Cover Design, Mobile Apps, Photo Research, Photography, Web Design

    Terri Wright Design is an independent team of creative professionals with strong visual capabilities specializing in book design, image research and photography. The group brings together the vision of their principal book designer with the keen eye of accomplished photographers, image researchers, and technical advances in programming and software development to serve the publishing community.

    Terri spearheads the team with her innovative designs and strong research skills, and collaborates with her visual partners to shape unique publishing solutions for every project from print to eBooks, book companion websites, and mobile apps.

    Together the team delivers quality visual communications with impact in the publishing marketplace.
  • Thalia Publishing Services

    Location: Sacramento, CA


    Services Provided: Consulting, Content Editing, Copy Editing, Developmental Editing, Project Management, Proofreading, Publication Management

    Expertise: Subject areas: anthropology, business, education, media and communications, psychology and counseling, religion and spirituality, self-help, sociology, women's and gender studies. Some fiction and memoir.
  • The Book Designers

    Location: Fairfax, CA


    Services Provided: Book Design, Composition, eBook Conversion, eBook Design, Jacket/Cover Design, Production

    Book cover and book layout design

    Can also be contacted at:
  • The Social Science Editor

    Location: Marietta, Georgia


    Services Provided: Academic Editing, Editing, Proofreading

    I am a social scientist, with 16 years of experience in authoring academic documents. From serving as an editor for a groundbreaking book relating to social determinants of health, (published by John Wiley and Sons, 2012) to providing thesis supervision to Master of Public Health students, I have considerable expertise in writing and editing for a broad range of academic projects.
  • The Unbound Bookmaker

    Location: Montreal, Quebec


    Services Provided: Book Design, Composition, Copy Editing, Proofreading, Technical Editing

    Expertise: science editing
  • Thompson Type

    Location: San Diego, CA

    Services Provided: Composition
  • Tina Henderson LLC


    Services Provided: App Design, App Production, Book Design, Composition, eBook Design, eBook Production, Production

    • highest-quality typesetting for fine art books, museum exhibition catalogues, catalogues raisonnés
    • digital design and production using iBooks Author and Adobe's DPS

    Please contact me via email. Normal response time is within 48 hours.
  • Tom Halley Typography

    Location: Apple Valley, CA

    Services Provided: Book Design, Composition, Copywriting, eBook Production, Graphic Design, Marketing, Photo Retouching

    Expertise: K–12 and Higher Education book design and production.
  • Toprotype

    Location: San Rafael, CA


    Services Provided: Jacket/Cover Design
  • Tracy Cunningham

    Location: Petaluma, CA

    Website: http://

    Services Provided: Art Direction, Art Editing, Book Design, Book Packaging, Corporate Design, Identity Design, Illustration, Image Scanning and Retouching, Instructional Design, Jacket/Cover Design, Photo Retouching, Product Development, Production, Production Artist, Project Management, Template Creation

    Expertise: 20+ years experience production and design
    15+ years experience Art Direction
    12+ Publishing experience - Art Direction, cover, and interior design - New World Library
    Experience in general and children's gift industry, packaging, and POP design
    Experience in greeting card industry (Papyrus cards and Green Field Paper Company)
    Freelance art direction, design, and production
    Freelance illustration
    Excellent project management /art direction skills between multiple departments and vendors
    Repeat and seamless pattern illustration and production work
    BFA illustration and design, Syracuse University
  • Typeflow

    Location: NYC, NY


    Services Provided: Composition, eBook Production

    Expertise: Large and small presses; self-publishing authors
  • Van-garde Imagery

    Location: Clearwater, FL


    Services Provided: Book Design, Composition, eBook Conversion, eBook Design, eBook Production, Graphic Design, Jacket/Cover Design, Marketing, Photo Research, Photo Retouching, Production

    Expertise: Van-garde Imagery, Inc. is Dan and Darlene Swanson. We each have over thirty years experience in designing books, magazines, and other publications using Adobe Creative Cloud software tools. We take your text and images and flow and assemble them onto attractive, easily legible books, book covers, magazines and promotional pieces. We make sure that every smallest detail about your publication is just right, so that your presentation, story, and message come through to your readers without distraction. We can gladly “hand hold” you, as needed, through the process. Our credo is to always strive for an emotional response in the viewer, and whenever possible, to correct and perfect our work until that is accomplished.
  • Victoria Kuskowski

    Location: Montpelier, VT

    Services Provided: Book Design, Composition, Graphic Design, Web Design

    Expertise: Adobe Creative Suite, book cover and jacket design, book interior design, text composition.
  • VJB/Scribe

    Location: Santa Barbara, CA


    Services Provided: Book Design, Project Management

    Expertise: Accustomed to adhering to your schedule, working with estimates and budgets, consulting with authors, editors, marketing managers and other members of your team. I know the kind of pressures you are under, and can help you by taking on a complete project or providing support just where you need it. While it is easier than ever to publish, it is difficult to stand out from the crowd. If you want a book that you'll be proud to present to the reading public and that will be designed around your style and message, then contact me.

    Areas of strength: literary, business, spirituality, art and photography.
  • WORD Design and Publishing Services

    Location: Napa, CA


    Services Provided: Art Direction, Graphic Design, Jacket/Cover Design, Photo Research, Production

    Expertise: We design and package elegant books for publishers and authors alike. Our projects range in design and layout for every kind of book, from extraordianry art books, to literature, cookbooks, poetry, and children's books.

    Recipient of many design awards including: Addy Design Awards, Pub West, Gold Ink Awards, and Book Builders West Awards. Our expertise has taken us overseas for project managment, including press checks, sourcing, purchasing, design and production along with overseeing projects domestically. Our specialties include book packaging, special product deisgn, color specialist, advertising, and product development and sourcing.
  • Writely Designed

    Location: Enumclaw, Washington


    Services Provided: Jacket/Cover Design, Web Design

    Expertise: After working with a wide variety of publishers and authors for nearly a decade, it's been my pleasure to take each book's design far beyond merely "looking pretty," to winning and wowing potential buyers and readers through market-targeted design.
  • Wunderkraut

    Location: Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium


    Services Provided: App Design, App Production, Consulting, Corporate Design, CRM Design, CRM Implementation, Developmental Editing, Graphic Design, Marketing, Mobile Apps, Research, Sales Strategy, Web Design

    Expertise: Wunderkraut is a leading digital agency, specializing in designing and delivering creative, measurable solutions. Our goal is to create an excellent user experience, to empower and advance arrangement, and to revamp businesses. We focus on content, context and communities. Our designs and digital experiences are deliberate and delightful for end-users and clients.
  • Youme Nguyen Ly

    Location: Florence, MA

    Services Provided: Illustration

    Picture Books, Social Justice, international
  • Yvette Bozzini

    Location: Tiburon, CA

    Services Provided: Copywriting, Developmental Editing, Ghostwriting
  • Zara Dash

    Location: San Diego, California


    Services Provided: Author Coaching, Copy Editing, Developmental Editing, Editing, Journalism, Line Editing, Manuscript Evaluation, Proofreading, Writing

    Expertise: I am a full-time and freelance book editor and writing coach, with nearly five years of experience in copy editing, developmental and line editing, proofreading, critiquing, and teaching writing. Having worked with a large variety of authors through various genres of books, I know what makes a book shine.

    I have been a fiction editor for The Polyethnic Publishing and a freelance editor for Shadoe Publishing. I’ve also been a staff writer for several magazines. Currently, I’m self-employed, contracting independent projects.

    I am thorough, consistent, professional, very accurate, and always work to deadlines. While I'm open to all genres, I mostly specialize in Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal, Mystery, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Young Adult, Historical Fiction and Speculative Fiction.