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Gillian H.

Gillian H.

London, United Kingdom

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I have worked with many authors, and I never get tired of helping someone write the very best book they can. It's always a thrill.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Romance Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Action & Adventure Historical Fiction Anthologies Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

Katy H.

Katy H.

London, United Kingdom

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A senior commissioning editor and content developer with ten years of experience in professional, educational and trade publishing.


Work experience:

  • Kogan Page
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Hodder Education
  • Routledge/ Taylor and Francis
  • Open University Press/ McGraw Hill

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

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Political Science & Current Affairs Philosophy Psychology Writing & Publishing Self-help & Self-improvement Education & Reference

Shelley R.

Shelley R.

London, United Kingdom

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A highly accomplished structural, creative and copy editor, with a solid track record of publishing success.


Work experience:

  • The Eve White Agency
  • Shelley Instone Literary Consultancy/Agency
  • Self employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Women's Fiction Middle Grade Children's

Hannah S.

Hannah S.

London, United Kingdom

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Development Editor and Literary Agent with fifteen years' experience of trade publishing.


Work experience:

  • Macmillan Children's Books
  • Headline (Hachette Group)
  • DHH Literary Agency
  • N/A

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Romance Fiction Young Adult Women's Fiction Middle Grade Children's Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Dystopian Science Fiction

Ameesha G.

Ameesha G.

Birmingham, United Kingdom

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11 years’ nonfiction experience, specialising in books that make the world better: personal development, philosophy, & business.


Work experience:

  • Packt Publishing
  • The Book Shelf LTD.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Career Guides Philosophy Humanities & Social Sciences Psychology Self-help & Self-improvement Atheism Religion & Spirituality

Claire B.

Claire B.

London, United Kingdom

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Editor with over a decade of experience acquiring and publishing bestselling fiction at Hachette UK.


Work experience:

  • Headline Publishing Group

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Humor & Comedy Action & Adventure Historical Fiction Classics Fantasy

Samantha R.

Samantha R.

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Editorial professional with background in ELT and educational materials, with some experience with fiction and non-fiction.


Work experience:

  • S.R. Editing
  • Macmillan Education
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Oxford University Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction ELT Education & Reference DIY & Crafts Classics Fiction Short Story Young Adult Nature Middle Grade Children's Picture Books

Jenny J.

Jenny J.

London, United Kingdom

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Experienced editor of writing for children and adults (fiction, non-fiction, picture books, novelties) through all stages of editing.


Work experience:

  • Hot Key Books
  • Walker Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Picture Books Children's Travel Non-Fiction Middle Grade Parenting & Families Children's - Non-fiction

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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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