Hire a Developmental Editor in London

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

James M.

James M.

London, UK

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Editorial consultant and former literary fiction editor at two-time Man Booker-winning publisher Oneworld Publications


Work experience:

  • Oneworld Publications
  • Granta Books
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Travel Short Story Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

Alex G.

Alex G.

London, UK

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Experienced, enthusiastic and versatile editor who loves getting to grips with a difficult draft of a novel or tackling non-fiction.


Work experience:

  • International Institute for Strategic Studies
  • Thames & Hudson
  • Rogers, Coleridge and White
  • Cornerstones Literary Consultancy
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Art History Political Science & Current Affairs Humanities & Social Sciences Short Story Mystery & Crime

Rachel M.

Rachel M.

London, UK

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Children's/YA specialist with ten years' experience in commissioning and editing. Ex-Penguin Random House, S&S and Roald Dahl HQ.


Work experience:

  • Simon & Schuster UK
  • Random House Children's Books
  • Puffin Books, Penguin Children's
  • Scholastic Clubs & Fairs
  • Egmont UK Ltd
  • Roald Dahl Story Company UK Ltd
  • Self-employed
  • Jo Unwin Literary Agency

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

Genres: Fiction Literary Fiction Young Adult Action & Adventure Anthologies Cultural & Ethnic Middle Grade Children's

Muna R.

Muna R.

London, UK

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I'm an experienced non-fiction editor, specialising in food, health and wellbeing, who loves to help develop unique voices and books.


Work experience:

  • Headline Publishing Group, Hachette
  • BBC Books, Ebury, Penguin Random House
  • Kyle Cathie (now Kyle Books)

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

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

Shelley R.

Shelley R.

London, United Kingdom

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A highly accomplished structural, creative and copy editor, with a solid track record of publishing success.


Work experience:

  • The Eve White Agency
  • Shelley Instone Literary Consultancy/Agency
  • Self employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Fiction Young Adult Women's Fiction Middle Grade Children's

Hannah S.

Hannah S.

London, United Kingdom

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Development Editor and Literary Agent with fifteen year's experience of trade publishing.


Work experience:

  • Macmillan Children's Books
  • Headline (Hachette Group)
  • DHH Literary Agency
  • N/A

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Fiction Romance Young Adult Women's Fiction Middle Grade Mystery & Crime Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Dystopian Children's

Lydia D.

Lydia D.

London, UK

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Experienced editor of humour and novelty, history, children's middle-grade and cookery books for major publishers in London.


Work experience:

  • Epigram Books, Singapore
  • Michael O'Mara Books, London
  • Allison and Busby, London
  • Nourish Books & Watkins Publishing, London

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Humor & Comedy Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Health & wellbeing History Humanities & Social Sciences Historical Fiction Middle Grade Children's

Monica W.

Monica W.

London, UK

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Calm and creative travel and arts editor and project manager with extensive experience gained at Rough Guides and V&A Publishing.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Rough Guides
  • V&A Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Non-Fiction Art Humanities & Social Sciences Travel Fashion & Textiles Design Photography Architecture

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Hire a Developmental Editor in London

Whew! You’ve finally finished your manuscript, and it’s been a long road getting this far. Congratulations! Next up is the revision process, which might sound daunting, but is actually a gratifying experience, as you get to watch your draft get polished into a literary gem.

However, whether you’ve written fiction or non-fiction, it can often be tough to spot your book’s potential “big picture” issues, because you’re too close to the content. This is where a developmental editor comes in: someone who will take a bird’s eye view of your book to ensure everything from the structure to character developmental and prose is all as fine-tuned as possible.

Working with a developmental editor is beneficial for all authors — but especially first-time authors who might not yet know what sorts of things to keep an eye out for when going through the revision process.

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