Chimera Editing Services is a joint effort of four writers. Between them, they’ve logged critiques of hundreds of manuscripts and thousands of queries, years worth of slush pile diving and millions of words.

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Jami Nord

Jami has interned for Entangled publishing, D4EO Literary Agency, and The Bent Agency, as well as mentored via the popular Pitchwars contest for several years. She has experience handling extensive amounts of slush and evaluating hundreds of manuscripts in reports. She adores stories with a strong voice no matter the genre, and routinely reads all forms of speculative fiction, romance, erotica, thrillers, mysteries, contemporary (especially dark ones), and pretty much any random novel that transports her to another world. She went full time on editing in 2019 and jokes that she’s retired because it’s the most fun she’s ever had in a job! 

When she’s not absorbed in books, she’s usually gardening, cooking something she’ll happily give you the recipe for, or playing her latest video game obsession..


Emmie Mears
AKA M Evan Macgriogair

Emmie was a 2015 PitchWars mentor for adult SFF. An avid reader of fantasy and science fiction since they discovered The Chronicles of Prydain, Emmie enjoys reading the whole gamut of SFF/speculative fiction and is a sucker for powerful voices, bittersweet endings, and moral grey areas. They also love reading sex-positive erotica and romance to get her HEA fix. Emmie is an active SFWA member and the author of the Shrike series and the Ayala Storme series. They are still flailing due to Amber Benson (of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame) being the Ayala Storme audiobook narrator. Emmie has read everything from the Babysitter’s Club to Nabakov’s Invitation to a Beheading. They have also read Pride and Prejudice in Polish.

Emmie Mears writes the books they always needed to read about characters they wish they could be. Emmie is multilingual, autistic, agender, and a bad pescetarian.

Emmie makes their home with two cats in Glasgow, Scotland and hopes to keep it that way. They also tweet under their legal name (Evan Matyas) and write in Gaelic under the name Maighea Eòghann MacGriogair. They have written over fifteen novels, many more short stories, and their fiction and non-fiction can be found on Writer’s Digest, Terrible Minds, and soon, Their screenwriting and acting debut will happen in 2019 with the short Gaelic and Welsh film, Ach ‘s e drochaid a th’ ann an cànan, so it’s safe to say they keep busy.

They can be found on their Website or Amazon!


K.T. Hanna

 KT Hanna has such a love for words, a single one can spark entire worlds.
Born in Australia, she met her husband in a computer game, moved to the U.S.A. and went into culture shock. Bonus? Not as many creatures specifically designed to kill you.
KT creates science-fiction, fantasy, and LitRPG like it’s going out of style, with a dash of horror for fun! She freelance edits for Chimera Editing, plays computer games, and chases her daughter, husband, corgis, cats, and snake.

No, she doesn’t sleep. She is entirely powered by the number 2, caffeine, Chipotle, and sarcasm.

Her series include The Domino Project (Kirkus Reviews really liked it.) and Somnia Online!

Note: She is still searching for her Tardis.


Kaija Rayne

Kaija Rayne was born and raised in the Adirondack mountains of Upstate NY, US. Xie went to university to be an English teacher, but ended up with a degree in Bioanthropology and Forensics Chemistry, and minors in English Literature and Creative Writing. Xie worked as a crime scene tech before going back to school to get a Master’s in Education and World History. Xie currently lives in Southern Ontario, Canada with xyr partner of 23 years, their two kids, three cats and a grumpy chinchilla. Xie is an authenticity/sensitivity reader for ADHD, autism, rape survival, mixed-race rep, polyamory, kink, chronic pain, and mental illness among other things. 

Kaija works as a freelance editor for both small, independent presses and private clients in association with Chimera Edits. When xie isn’t working, xyr hobbies include spinning fiber on a spinning wheel, gaming, cooking/baking, and making handmade jewelry.


Xie is the author of a series of erotica fantasy shorts, Ilavanian Dreams, an Epic Science-Fantasy series, as well as Ace Assassin, an Urban Fantasy series. You can find out more about xyr books at their website.


Kai can correct to the following style guides.

APA/American Psychological Association

*CMoS/Chicago Manual of Style

MLA/Modern Language Association standards.

*If unspecified, xie will use Chicago Manual of Style, as this is considered the standard for fiction.


Kai can also correct to American English, Canadian English, and British English. Xie speaks French and reads both Spanish and Latin, so can often provide help with those languages.


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