Hire a Developmental Editor in Atlanta

We've sourced the best developmental editors in Atlanta who are ready to help you with all your developmental editing needs.

PJ S.

PJ S.

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Nationally recognized author and editor helping writers get published.


Work experience:

  • Wren Cottage Writing & Editing
  • Dalmatian Press/Intervisual Books/Piggy Toes Press/Spirit Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Poetry Fiction Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Biographies & Memoirs History Humanities & Social Sciences Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction Picture Books Children's

Jennifer Y.

Jennifer Y.

Atlanta, GA, USA

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20 years' experience editing award-winning nonfiction books. I help authors make their books the best they can be.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Industrial Designers Society of America
  • The Greenway Group

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Architecture Non-Fiction Design History Humanities & Social Sciences Home & Garden Nature Art Travel Writing & Publishing

Kate A.

Kate A.

Baltimore, United States

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Former Simon & Schuster editor with over a decade of experience editing YA & MG novels by award-winning and bestselling authors.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Simon & Schuster Children's Books / Aladdin Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Middle Grade Children's Urban Fantasy Fantasy Paranormal Romance Romance Middle Grade Fantasy Young Adult Mashups Coming of Age

Kirby G.

Kirby G.

Louisville, United States

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From crime and thrillers to memoirs and short stories—accomplished editor/author with over 20 years of experience in publishing and teaching


Work experience:

  • Sarabande Books
  • Self-employed
  • MFA in Writing Program at Spalding University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Mystery & Crime Fiction Literary Fiction Short Story Thriller & Suspense Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Writing & Publishing

Steven B.

Steven B.

Vermont, United States

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Intuitive, expert editor with 30 yrs experience teaching fiction writing at a major university. Well-published, knowledgeable, honest, kind.


Work experience:

  • Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • Colby College, Waterville,ME
  • Hollow Tree Literary Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Short Story Middle Grade Children's Fantasy

Margaret N.

Margaret N.

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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I edit cookbooks, craft titles, gift-y nonfiction. I've worked on everything from astrophysics texts to NYT-bestselling literary mashups.


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Quirk Books
  • Beacon PreMedia Global (now Lumina Datamatics)
  • East Falls Bakery
  • Police Legal Sciences
  • The Writing Center at Kenyon College
  • Zanesville Art Museum

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review Indexing

Genres: Humor & Comedy Fiction Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Mashups Writing & Publishing Calendars Comics & Graphic Novels Design Photography Architecture

Jessica H.

Jessica H.

Jacksonville, United States

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Award-winning freelance editor Jessica Hatch provides practical, marketable revision advice to clients on all six habitable continents.


Work experience:

  • Writers House
  • St. Martin's Press
  • Fox Literary LLC
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Historical Fiction Fiction LGBTQ (Fiction) Women's Fiction LGBTQ (non fiction) Self-help & Self-improvement

Georgette B.

Georgette B.

Carmel, IN, United States

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I'm a freelance editor who's committed to helping authors produce the best work possible for their audiences.


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Scholastic Reading Counts!

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Picture Books Children's Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Middle Grade Self-help & Self-improvement Education & Reference Children's - Non-fiction

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In a nutshell, a developmental editor is a professional who will help you zero in on the story that you’re actually trying to tell. Developmental editors will identify all of the weaknesses in the "big-picture" elements of your story (including the plot, characterization, structure, and theme) and work with you to fix all of them. All books who go through this important process come out leaner, sharper, and much better — which means that, for the next John Grisham's and Flannery O'Connor's out there, a strong developmental editor is a key to boosting you to bestseller status.

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