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

Mike K.

Mike K.

Boulder, CO, USA

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I'm a longtime freelancer who has authored more than 2 dozen books and served as the editor on literally 10 times that many titles.


Work experience:

  • The Write Guy, Inc.
  • Black Book Partners, LLC

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review Indexing

Genres: Sports & Outdoors Non-Fiction

Kristen S.

Kristen S.

Orlando, FL, United States

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Fantasy and science fiction specialist. I focus on the Christian submarket but also edit fiction for the general market.


Work experience:

  • Kristen Stieffel
  • Havok
  • Orlando Business Journal

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Christian Fiction Fiction Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult Epic Fantasy Fantasy Urban Fantasy Steampunk Science Fiction Space Opera Time Travel Dystopian

Kendall D.

Kendall D.

Colorado Springs, United States

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Writer at Nerdist, HelloGiggles, and Geek & Sundry. Editor at Penguin Random House for 5 1/2 years working in fiction and non-fiction.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Legendary LLC (Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls)
  • Petful
  • Kendall Ashley Creative

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

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Christian (Non-Fiction) Religion & Spirituality Christian Fiction Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Self-help & Self-improvement Science Fiction Fantasy Antiques & Collectibles

Jessica H.

Jessica H.

Jacksonville, United States

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Award-winning freelance editor Jessica Hatch provides practical, marketable revision advice to clients on all six habitable continents.


Work experience:

  • Writers House
  • St. Martin's Press
  • Fox Literary LLC
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Historical Fiction Fiction LGBTQ (Fiction) Women's Fiction LGBTQ (non fiction) Self-help & Self-improvement

Jenna N.

Jenna N.

Bangor, United States

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10+ years as a cookbook and wellness editor—everything from Texas BBQ to vegan desserts to training for your first marathon.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Indexing

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

Lisa H.

Lisa H.

Berkley, United States

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Every sentence matters! My passion is helping your words shine, whether you're at the beginning of your project or you need a final polish.


Work experience:

  • Poignant Pen LLC

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

Genres: Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Travel Sex & Relationships Fantasy Fiction Self-help & Self-improvement Home & Garden Science Fiction

Robin P.

Robin P.

Edmond, OK, United States

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Seasoned editor specializing in Christian romance genres working with all kinds of authors, newbie to NYT bestsellers.


Work experience:

  • Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas Smitten line
  • Serenade Press
  • Freelance Editing Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Christian Fiction Fiction Historical Fiction Romance Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Inspirational Non-Fiction

Julia R.

Julia R.

Franklin, United States

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Experienced editor of MG and YA fiction and non-fiction. Formerly with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins.


Work experience:

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Simon & Schuster
  • HarperCollins Childrens Books
  • Disney Press/Hyperion Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Young Adult Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Children's - Non-fiction

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Developmental Editors in Boulder

Before you worry about whether you’ve missed a comma or begin sweeping your book for every last typo, you’re going to first want to give some consideration to the “big picture” of your work. Is the plot sound, do the character motivations feel real? In nonfiction, have you addressed all the points you wanted to discuss, and laid them out in a way that readers can follow your train of thought?
But sometimes it’s hard to see this kind of thing for yourself — you’re so deep into the work by the time you finish the draft that it’s difficult to step back and look at it the way a new reader would. Which is where a developmental editor comes in!

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