Hire a Developmental Editor in Australia

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

Nadine D.

Nadine D.

Melbourne, Australia

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Freelance book editor and writing/editing teacher with over fifteen years' publishing experience, specializing in manuscript development.


Work experience:

  • Nadine Davidoff Editorial Services
  • Random House Australia
  • Black Inc

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Travel Historical Fiction Anthologies Women's Fiction Short Story

Katia A.

Katia A.

Melbourne VIC, Australia

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Manuscript nurturer, sentence polisher, eagle-eyed proofreader, wordsmith, preserver of voice and vision; fiction and memoir specialist.


Work experience:

  • Ariel Editing Service

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: LGBTQ (Fiction) Fiction Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction Poetry Short Story Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Themes & Motifs Health & wellbeing

Garima S.

Garima S.

Adelaide SA, Australia

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An editor with expertise in STEM editing (books, research papers, and theses). Worked for Macmillan, Elsevier, Springer, Cengage, AACR


Work experience:

  • Vocabulix Australia
  • MacMillan Publishing Services Ltd. (MPS Ltd.)
  • Aptara, Inc.
  • Thomson Digital

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Education & Reference Health & wellbeing Math & Science

Jessica P.

Jessica P.

Sydney, Australia

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Edited over 100 fiction and non-fiction titles, including Prime Minister's Prize, The Age and various Premiers' literary award winners.


Work experience:

  • Jessica Perini Editorial Services
  • Amnesty International
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Arts Hub Magazine
  • News Ltd

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Home & Garden Mystery & Crime Education & Reference Parenting & Families Thriller & Suspense

Kate W.

Kate W.

Sydney NSW, Australia

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Children's fiction editor with over ten years industry experience with Scholastic, Disney and Marvel.


Work experience:

  • Scholastic Australia
  • Allen and Unwin
  • Lexis Nexis

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Middle Grade Fantasy Mystery & Crime Humor & Comedy Picture Books Fantasy Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction

Angela M.

Angela M.

Melbourne VIC, Australia

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I specialise in structural editing and advice. I'm experienced with crime/thrillers, hist fic, spec fic and literary. Former publisher.


Work experience:

  • Echo Publishing, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK

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

Genres: Mystery & Crime Fiction Historical Fiction LGBTQ (Fiction) Literary Fiction Short Story Thriller & Suspense Science Fiction

Sherryl C.

Sherryl C.

Melbourne VIC, Australia

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Writer, teacher, editor- my job is to help writers create terrific, publishable stories.


Work experience:

  • Sherryl Clark

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Picture Books Young Adult Poetry Short Story Historical Fiction Mystery & Crime Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction

Andrea D.

Andrea D.

Melbourne VIC, Australia

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Editor and proofreader with 15+ years' experience in non-fiction (travel, business, memoirs) and fiction (middle-grade, mystery, romance).


Work experience:

  • Lonely Planet
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Travel Non-Fiction Middle Grade Children's Fiction Mystery & Crime Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Humanities & Social Sciences Romance Finance & Accounting Math & Science

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Developmental Editor Australia

The moment is finally here! After months, or maybe even years, of hard work and determination, you’ve finally completed your manuscript. Congratulations!

But now, in the midst of celebrating this accomplishment, you might be wondering: “What’s next?”

Well, for your best chances of coming to market with a professional and polished book, your answer should be: “Hire a developmental editor.”

A developmental editor works to ensure that your plot, characters, structure, prose, and all other pieces of your story are as fine-tuned and cohesive as possible. While they often will address language issues, the point of a developmental edit is to ensure that your book’s “big picture” issues are addressed — and resolved.

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