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Rebecca

Rebecca

Gibsons, Canada

An experienced editor who will help bring your brilliant ideas to life!


Work experience:

  • BookSurge/Amazon
  • Caitlin Press
  • FriesenPress

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Fantasy, Contemporary Fiction, Women's Fiction

Tanya

Tanya

Hawkesbury, ON, Canada

An award-winning, detailed editor with 13 years' experience with print, eBooks, and newspaper. Let's make your writing your absolute best.


Work experience:

  • Tanya Grenier Publishing
  • LearnWell Publishing

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, True Crime, Non-Fiction, Sex & Relationships, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Young Adult, Thriller & Suspense

Dan

Dan

Toronto, Canada

I help authors develop engaging, polished writing, including science fiction, fantasy, literary fiction, and mystery.


Work experience:

  • Insomniac Press
  • Dan Varrette, Editorial Services

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Short Story, Mystery & Crime, Anthologies, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Time Travel, Science Fiction, Dystopian

Michael

Michael

Hamilton, ON, Canada

Does your writing need fixing? Fiction, nonfiction, poetry--I can doctor the lot. 40 years of editorial healing under my belt.


Work experience:

  • Self-Employed

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Cultural & Ethnic, Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Political Science & Current Affairs

Janet

Janet

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Storytelling is my passion. A longtime editor and award-winning writer, I help authors connect, compel and entertain. (Authors 18+ only.)


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Travel, Short Story, Action & Adventure, Thriller & Suspense, Design

Robbie

Robbie

Ottawa, ON, Canada

I am a copy and substantive editor of manuscripts in the humanities and social sciences.


Work experience:

  • University of Ottawa Press

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Architecture, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Travel, Sports & Outdoors, Religion & Spirituality, Economics, Literary Fiction, Fiction

Ashley

Ashley

Guelph, ON, Canada

**BOOKING MARCH/APRIL 2023** I'm a professional book editor with 10+ years of experience. I love helping make book dreams reality!


Work experience:

  • Inkwell's Editorial Services
  • University of Toronto Press
  • Firefly Books Ltd.
  • McGraw-Hill Ryerson

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

Genres: History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Political Science & Current Affairs, LGBTQ Fiction, Fiction, Romance

JANE

JANE

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

I have 32 years of editing and publishing children's books in Montreal. As a retired publisher, I would love to help craft your next book.


Work experience:

  • The Montreal Gazette
  • Tundra Books/Les livres Toundra
  • Optimum Publishing
  • C.D. Howe Institute
  • Roussan Editeur Inc.

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Young Adult, African American Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Picture Books, Biographies & Memoirs

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Looking to take your manuscript to the next level? Whatever your story is, our developmental editors can turn it into a bestseller. That’s the power of developmental editing: a kind of edit that looks at the “big-picture” of your story. This might include complications with your story’s characterization, pacing, and structure. A developmental editor can help diagnose and fix such underlying problems, developing your story into the best version of itself that it can be.


A developmental editor should bring a perfect mix of qualities to the table, including a proven track record and a deep knowledge of the industry — not to mention the genre. Given the challenge of the task at hand, a developmental edit is generally a long, arduous process, but the improvements that you’ll see in your story afterward will make it worth it.


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