Hire a Developmental Editor in Canada

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

Dan V.

Dan V.

Toronto, Canada

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My editing helps authors develop polished writing, including literary fiction, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, and business.


Work experience:

  • Insomniac Press
  • Dan Varrette, Editorial Services

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Business & Management Non-Fiction Short Story Science Fiction Mystery & Crime Fantasy Thriller & Suspense

Ashley R.

Ashley R.

Guelph, ON, Canada

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I'm a professional book editor with 10 years of experience. I love helping authors make their book dreams reality!


Work experience:

  • Inkwell's Editorial Services
  • University of Toronto Press
  • Firefly Books Ltd.
  • McGraw-Hill Ryerson

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Political Science & Current Affairs LGBTQ (Fiction) Fiction Romance

Nena R.

Nena R.

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Nena Rawdah brings 17 years of publishing and bookselling experience to your writing about food, art, history, culture, and business.


Work experience:

  • Nena Rawdah, editor
  • Collectors Press
  • St. Johns Booksellers

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Indexing

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits History Business & Management Fashion & Textiles Antiques & Collectibles DIY & Crafts Writing & Publishing

Hilary D.

Hilary D.

Halifax, NS, Canada

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Editor with 20+ years experience in RPGs, fiction, and academic writing. Specialties in history & romance, with 6 years at Sourcebooks.


Work experience:

  • Sourcebooks Casablanca
  • Dream Pod 9
  • Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) Program, Dalhousie University
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Science Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Romantic Suspense Romance Historical Romance Gaming & LitRPG Fantasy

Michael M.

Michael M.

Hamilton, ON, Canada

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Does your writing need fixing? Fiction, nonfiction, poetry--I can doctor the lot. 40 years of editorial healing under my belt.


Work experience:

  • Self-Employed

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

Genres: Cultural & Ethnic Fiction Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction Magical Realism Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Philosophy Political Science & Current Affairs

Geffen S.

Geffen S.

Toronto, ON, Canada

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An editor who loves narrative driven fiction and nonfiction, and experience at top agencies and publishers in the UK and Canada.


Work experience:

  • Aitken Alexander Associates
  • Room Magazine
  • Doubleday Canada, Penguin Random House Canada
  • Andrew Nurnberg Associates
  • Profile Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction Fiction Mystery & Crime

Rebecca H.

Rebecca H.

Gibsons, Canada

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Professional editing that will get your work the attention it deserves.


Work experience:

  • BookSurge/Amazon
  • Caitlin Press
  • FriesenPress

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Fantasy

Kate J.

Kate J.

Montreal, QC, Canada

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Feminist editor for Routledge Press and others. Empowering female-identifying authors from first draft to pitch-ready manuscript.


Work experience:

  • Juniper Editing & Creative
  • Heritage House
  • Nimbus Publishing / Vagrant Press
  • Routledge Press
  • FriesenPress

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Dystopian Science Fiction Fiction LGBTQ (Fiction) Literary Fiction Short Story Women's Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Cultural & Ethnic Self-help & Self-improvement

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Developmental editor for hire in Canada

Looking to take your manuscript to the next level? Whatever your story is, our developmental editors can turn it into a bestseller. That’s the power of developmental editing: a kind of edit that looks at the “big-picture” of your story. This might include complications with your story’s characterization, pacing, and structure. A developmental editor can help diagnose and fix such underlying problems, developing your story into the best version of itself that it can be.

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