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Sofi R.

Sofi R.

Birmingham, UK

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Meticulous Content Editor, ghostwriter and bibliophile who aspires to edit compelling fiction.


Work experience:

  • Packt
  • WeAreWordNerds

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Technology Non-Fiction

Elizabeth W.

Elizabeth W.

London, United Kingdom

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I am a freelance editor with over twelve years experience in publishing. My skills include proofreading, structural editing and copyediting.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Parragon
  • Robert Hale, Ltd.
  • Hodder and Stoughton

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Picture Books Children's Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Political Science & Current Affairs Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Fantasy Thriller & Suspense

Simon B.

Simon B.

Whitstable, United Kingdom

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Fiction editor with 20+years experience in UK publishing and bookselling. Particular interest in commercial literary and crime/thrillers.


Work experience:

  • Faber & Faber
  • Ottakar's Bookshops Head Office
  • Waterstones Head Office
  • Black & White Publishing
  • Simon Burke

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Short Story Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

Kim Y.

Kim Y.

Norfolk, United Kingdom

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Non-fiction editor offering extensive experience across a wide variety of arts, humanities, social sciences, and general trade lists.


Work experience:

  • Yarwood Editorial Services
  • Antique Collectors' Club
  • Martin Books, Simon & Schuster (UK)
  • The Ilex Press
  • The Stationery Office (TSO; HMSO, privatized)
  • Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO)
  • Henderson Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Indexing

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Business & Management Antiques & Collectibles Philosophy Writing & Publishing Design Travel

Penny H.

Penny H.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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I'm a writer, editor and editorial consultant on ELT materials, both print and digital. 


Work experience:

  • Penny Hands Editorial Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Education & Reference Non-Fiction

Amy D.

Amy D.

London, United Kingdom

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I am an experienced editor who has worked for five years in digital publishing. Particularly love crime, women's & historical fiction.


Work experience:

  • Endeavour Press
  • Sapere Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Romance History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime True Crime Thriller & Suspense Dystopian Science Fiction

Tom V.

Tom V.

Plymouth, United Kingdom

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I am an editor, a prize-winning author and creative writing lecturer with more than ten years' experience.


Work experience:

  • Short Fiction Literary Journal
  • Plymouth University
  • Arvon

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Historical Fiction Short Story Mystery & Crime True Crime Non-Fiction Thriller & Suspense

Keith M.

Keith M.

London, United Kingdom

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Nonfiction publisher (25 years) specializing in science; author of one nonfiction book, three scifi novels and many TV entertainment shows.


Work experience:

  • Oxford University Press
  • Addison-Wesley/Pearson Education
  • Pergamon Press
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Science Fiction Fiction Computers & Internet Non-Fiction Children's - Non-fiction Math & Science Philosophy Humanities & Social Sciences Technology Physics & Chemistry Entertainment Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences

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Developmental Editor Birmingham

When you start writing a book, your thoughts are clear and focused, your enthusiasm is through the roof, and your characters and plot lines practically form themselves. By the time you finish writing a book, however, you’ll no longer have quite as much creative energy — and as a consequence, some things may have slipped through the cracks.

This is why every author who’s completed a book can benefit from a developmental edit: a “big picture” look at your manuscript that points out plot holes, character issues, and any other weak areas or major inconsistencies. A developmental editor might help you follow through on a subplot that got lost around page 100, or develop a character who’s a little flat. They’ll even work with you on your prose to make it more effective, and ensure that you’re conveying scenes properly. (Though keep in mind that if you want someone to work on a line-by-line basis, you’ll need a copy editor as well.)

Basically, a developmental editor will make your book a much better piece of literature. If you’ve finished your first draft, but worry it’s not up to snuff, you can’t go wrong getting a developmental editor in Birmingham to take a look. And the developmental editors you’ll find on Reedsy are the best in the biz — some have even worked with Big 5 editors across the globe! So if you need a developmental editor in Birmingham, just sign up to Reedsy and start looking now.

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