Hire a Developmental Editor in Austin

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

Aja P.

Aja P.

Austin, United States

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Making sure your prose sings, your facts and story are straight, and your unique voice shines through.


Work experience:

  • Simon & Schuster
  • on my porch, at a coffee shop, in far-flung places . . .

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Humor & Comedy Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs History Travel Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Music Entertainment Mystery & Crime Fantasy Thriller & Suspense Photography

Leila S.

Leila S.

Austin, TX, USA

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12+ years experience in children's and YA book publishing as an editor at Penguin Random House and author of critically-acclaimed novels.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Macmillan, Chronicle, Simon & Schuster, Abrams, etc.
  • BookPeople

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Children's Fiction Young Adult Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction

Leis P.

Leis P.

Austin, TX, USA

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Freelance editor with over 15 years of experience in publishing, primarily with Penguin Random House, specializing in all genres of fiction


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Berkley Publishing Group - Penguin Random House
  • Self

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Mystery & Crime Fiction Fantasy Historical Fiction Paranormal Romance Romance Science Fiction Urban Fantasy Women's Fiction

Ashley D.

Ashley D.

Austin, TX, USA

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Editor, creative thinker, strategist, learner. I help authors bring ideas to life!


Work experience:

  • Pearson

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Humanities & Social Sciences

Patricia H.

Patricia H.

Sacramento, United States

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I provide careful, intelligent, and sensitive copyediting, developmental editing, ghost writing, and coaching services.


Work experience:

  • Patricia L. Heinicke Jr.
  • Westview Press
  • Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley
  • Central Florida Community College

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Math & Science Religion & Spirituality

Holly A.

Holly A.

Springfield, United States

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Experienced fiction editor, formerly with Samhain Publishing. I specialize in romance and other genre fiction.


Work experience:

  • Samhain Publishing, Ltd
  • Self-employed
  • Mundania Press
  • Lyrical Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Romance Fiction Women's Fiction Urban Fantasy Fantasy Paranormal Romance

Kelly L.

Kelly L.

Phoenix, United States

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I am passionate about the written word! I have 15+ years in editing in all genres, with special attention to business and travel.


Work experience:

  • Waking the Dream, LLC
  • Immanence Journal
  • Gently Read Literature (GRL)
  • International Artist Publishing
  • Perseus Books Group
  • The Story Laboratory

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

Genres: Romance Fiction Business & Management Non-Fiction Travel Poetry Mystery & Crime

Will T.

Will T.

Chicago, United States

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Trusted copy editor and proofreader for mystery, suspense, sci-fi, fantasy, and weird short stories.


Work experience:

  • University of Iowa Press
  • Franciscan Media
  • Kirkus Editorial
  • Girl Friday Productions
  • American Literary Review
  • Crab Orchard Review

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Short Story Romance Science Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

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Writing a book is an enormous accomplishment, but it’s only the first step if you’re looking to see it on the shelves one day. Before you can start looking at publishing options, you’re going to need to make sure that book is the best version of itself it can possibly be — and the best way to do that is with the trained eyes of a developmental editor right here in Austin.

After months of even years of looking at the same book, it’s easy for you as the writer to start missing details. A developmental editor is the fresh perspective your story needs to reach its full potential. They’ll read through and assess your whole manuscript, looking at plot arcs, character development, voice, and more, and guide you through all the necessary steps you’ll want to consider to address the issues. But don’t worry — they’re not going to take away any of you from the story. Developmental editors work hard to make sure that your book stays true to your vision, while offering a guiding hand toward strengthening the parts that might need shoring up.

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