Hire a Developmental Editor in Kansas City

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Jon A.

Jon A.

Kansas City, MO, USA

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Professional book editor and writer with a soft spot for non-fiction. I'm also a frequent traveler and (occasional) travel writer.


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Skyhorse Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Travel Music Humanities & Social Sciences History Geography DIY & Crafts

Alison C.

Alison C.

Kansas City, MO, USA

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Senior Editor at Status Quill. Specialisms: science fiction, speculative fiction, and fantasy. Edited fiction which won 2019 Pushcart Prize.


Work experience:

  • Pleiades Magazine
  • Status Quill

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

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

Ann Leslie T.

Ann Leslie T.

New York City, NY, United States

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Experienced editor and agent in women's fiction/romance. I have worked with bestselling authors Sylvia Day/Julia London/Hank Phillippi Ryan.


Work experience:

  • Harlequin Books
  • Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Paranormal Romance Romance Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Middle Grade Children's Contemporary Romance Historical Romance

Jared S.

Jared S.

Salt Lake City, UT, USA

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More than 15 years of experience. Fiction + nonfiction. New York Times bestsellers. I'm friendly, fun, and flexible.


Work experience:

  • Stanford University Press
  • Utah State University Press
  • Gibbs Smith
  • Hallmark Cards
  • Sourcebooks
  • Publishing Services Department

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

Genres: Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction Humanities & Social Sciences Christian (Non-Fiction) Religion & Spirituality Inspirational Picture Books Children's Fiction Middle Grade Entertainment Political Science & Current Affairs

Elisabeth C.

Elisabeth C.

Iowa City, IA, United States

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Award-winning and New York Times bestselling editor of nonfiction and memoir.


Work experience:

  • University of Iowa Press
  • University of Nebraska Press
  • Freelance
  • Iowa Writers’ House Editing Services

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

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Religion & Spirituality Nature Travel Entertainment

Adam R.

Adam R.

Jersey City, NJ, USA

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14 years experience editing graphic novels at Scholastic's Graphix imprint, as well as picture books, Middle-Grade novels, and YA novels.


Work experience:

  • Scholastic
  • Freelance

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Humor & Comedy Young Adult Action & Adventure Picture Books Science Fiction

Shelly S.

Shelly S.

Oklahoma City, OK, USA

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Dedicated, compassionate, honest writing coach who has polished manuscripts for both new and best-selling authors. I make your work shine!


Work experience:

  • Self-Employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing

Genres: LGBTQ (Fiction) Fiction

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

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Developmental Editor Kansas City

Writing a book is a nuanced process and it takes time to get to the finished product. It’s like crafting the exact measurements of a recipe so that you can achieve the best result. As a writer your creative process can evolve and your manuscript may need to go through several edits and tweaks before it’s complete.

A developmental editor in Kansas City can help you develop your craft. Many authors hire a professional to analyze their writing based on the editor’s years of experience, and the way they’ll challenge you to do better. This may involve looking in detail at the purpose and flow of your writing, but character development and structure could also be considered, including ways to improve and refine the story. In short, this type of professional will help you to make your writing better across the board.

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