Hire a Developmental Editor in Cleveland

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Rhonda M.

Rhonda M.

Cleveland, OH, USA

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Multi-published novelist and fiction editor--acquired for Harlequin and Hallmark Publishing. Edits YA and adult romance in most genres.


Work experience:

  • Rhonda Edits, LLC
  • Hallmark Publishing
  • Carina Press (imprint of Harlequin Publishing)
  • Tule Publishing

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

Genres: Romance Fiction Young Adult Women's Fiction Science Fiction LGBTQ (Fiction) Fantasy Cozy Mysteries Mystery & Crime Anthologies

Austin O.

Austin O.

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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Editor and publishing professional with 10+ years experience across genres, from beautiful books of art to academic works.


Work experience:

  • AODeditorial
  • Findaway
  • The Quantuck Lane Press
  • W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs

Caroline  K.

Caroline K.

Cleveland, OH, USA

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Developmental editor specializing in romance, thrillers, and mysteries. My clients have been published by Kensington, Skyhorse, and more.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Cleveland State University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Mystery & Crime Humor & Comedy Horror Thriller & Suspense Historical Romance Romance Paranormal Romance Contemporary Romance Romantic Comedy

Dan C.

Dan C.

Cleveland, OH, USA

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Professional editor with over a decade of experience at W. W. Norton, FSG, and top-tier indies.


Work experience:

  • W. W. Norton & Company
  • The Overlook Press
  • Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Craftsman Editorial
  • Belt Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits History Humanities & Social Sciences Political Science & Current Affairs Nature Travel Historical Fiction Fiction Comics & Graphic Novels

Margaret N.

Margaret N.

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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I edit cookbooks, craft titles, gift-y nonfiction. I've worked on everything from astrophysics texts to NYT-bestselling literary mashups.


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Quirk Books
  • Beacon PreMedia Global (now Lumina Datamatics)
  • East Falls Bakery
  • Police Legal Sciences
  • The Writing Center at Kenyon College
  • Zanesville Art Museum

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

Genres: Humor & Comedy Fiction Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Mashups Writing & Publishing Calendars Comics & Graphic Novels Design Photography Architecture

Kirby G.

Kirby G.

Louisville, United States

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From crime and thrillers to memoirs and short stories—accomplished editor/author with over 20 years of experience in publishing and teaching


Work experience:

  • Sarabande Books
  • Self-employed
  • MFA in Writing Program at Spalding University

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

Genres: Mystery & Crime Fiction Literary Fiction Short Story Thriller & Suspense Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Writing & Publishing

Kate A.

Kate A.

Baltimore, United States

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Former Simon & Schuster editor with over a decade of experience editing YA & MG novels by award-winning and bestselling authors.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Simon & Schuster Children's Books / Aladdin Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Middle Grade Children's Urban Fantasy Fantasy Paranormal Romance Romance Middle Grade Fantasy Young Adult Mashups Coming of Age

Patricia H.

Patricia H.

Sacramento, United States

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I provide careful, intelligent, and sensitive copyediting, developmental editing, ghost writing, and coaching services.


Work experience:

  • Patricia L. Heinicke Jr.
  • Westview Press
  • Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley
  • Central Florida Community College

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Math & Science Religion & Spirituality

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