Hire a Developmental Editor in Boston

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Jenna F.

Jenna F.

Boston, MA, USA

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Acquiring and Developmental Editor. I work on YA, romance, narrative nonfiction, essay compilations, cookbook and lifestyle titles.


Work experience:

  • Page Street Publishing Co.
  • Page Street Publishing
  • Hachette Books Group
  • Aevitas Creative Management
  • Browne & Miller Literary Associates

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Young Adult Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits

Deborah B.

Deborah B.

Boston, MA, USA

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Freelance Copyeditor, Proofreader, Development Editor, and Editorial Project Management Consultant


Work experience:

  • Self-Employed: Freelance work on self-published author projects (2 nonfiction titles)
  • Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Adams Media

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Women's Fiction Fiction Self-help & Self-improvement Non-Fiction New Age Literary Fiction Nature

Jessica C.

Jessica C.

Boston, MA, USA

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Former Penguin Random House editor & IACP/James Beard judge; advising on trade/acad. projects on food and cooking history and culture.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Gastronomica: The Journal for Food Studies

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

Genres: Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Biographies & Memoirs DIY & Crafts Health & wellbeing Home & Garden

Jill G.

Jill G.

Boston, United States

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I offer a decade of editorial experience in textbooks, nonfiction trade titles, and literary fiction. I also write essays and like donuts.


Work experience:

  • Bedford/St. Martin's, Macmillan Learning
  • Routledge
  • Cengage Learning
  • Adams Media

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Career Guides Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Women's Fiction Weddings Entertainment Short Story Self-help & Self-improvement Education & Reference

Rebecca H.

Rebecca H.

Boston, United States

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Creative, compassionate, precision-based developmental editing and supportive, no-nonsense book coaching since 2009.


Work experience:

  • Rebecca Faith Editorial

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Romance Young Adult Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Fantasy

Melissa D.

Melissa D.

Boston, MA, USA

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Experienced cookbook editor and copy editor with a master's degree in gastronomy. America's Test Kitchen alum.


Work experience:

  • self
  • TCK Publishing
  • America's Test Kitchen

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing

Genres: Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing

Jen W.

Jen W.

Boston, MA, USA

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Copyeditor, proofreader, and development editor with over 11 years experience in freelance and traditional publishing houses.


Work experience:

  • National Geographic Learning
  • National Fire Protection Association
  • John Wiley & Sons
  • Callisto Media

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing New Age Self-help & Self-improvement Parenting & Families

Margie M.

Margie M.

Boston, MA, USA

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Editor specializing in fiction & nonfiction for children 4-12, including easy readers, early chapter books, and picture books.


Work experience:

  • Margie Markarian Editorial Services
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction Picture Books Children's Fiction Middle Grade

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