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.

Laurie J.

Laurie J.

London, United Kingdom

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Editor specialising in romance, dedicated to helping authors find their voice, hone their talent and create outstanding books!


Work experience:

  • Iris Blu Editing
  • Harlequin Mills & Boon UK
  • Various

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Women's Fiction Fiction Holiday Romance

Maria T.

Maria T.

London, UK

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Senior Commissioning Picture Book Editor with 10 years experience of editing all kinds of funny, sleepy and love-filled books for children.


Work experience:

  • Walker Books Ltd
  • Hodder & Stoughton

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Picture Books Children's Fiction Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction

Dan S.

Dan S.

London, UK

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History, politics and economics specialist with a long list of titles for the world's best publishers.


Work experience:

  • Dan Shutt
  • IB Tauris
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Bradshaw Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Economics Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Philosophy Political Science & Current Affairs Art Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Classics Fiction Poetry

Roisin H.

Roisin H.

London, United Kingdom

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Publisher & Development Editor. I run Oneworld Children's, previously set up Quercus Children's. Worked at Faber, Macmillan, Hachette.


Work experience:

  • Quercus Children's Books
  • Faber & Faber
  • Macmillan Children's Books
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Humor & Comedy Picture Books Children's Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Middle Grade Fantasy Thriller & Suspense

Fiona M.

Fiona M.

London, UK

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14 years experience on psychology, health and self-help titles at a top London publisher, with quality authors and award-winning books.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Health & wellbeing Non-Fiction New Age Parenting & Families Psychology Humanities & Social Sciences Self-help & Self-improvement Sex & Relationships

Grace G.

Grace G.

London, UK

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Editor, copyeditor and proofreader with 8 years' experience in the industry and an MA in Publishing , specialising in Children's Books.


Work experience:

  • Pan Macmillan
  • Faber and Faber
  • Buster Books, Michael O'Mara

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Picture Books Children's Fiction Middle Grade

Charles D.

Charles D.

London, UK

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I edit fiction and non-fiction. I have also written several biographies and books on film. Worked for Penguin, Viking, Hamish Hamilton.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Hamish Hamilton
  • Penguin Books
  • Fourmat Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Entertainment Humanities & Social Sciences Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction Fiction Classics

Thalia S.

Thalia S.

London, United Kingdom

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Editor with over a decade's experience working with best-selling authors at Pan Macmillan and HarperCollins . I'd love to hear from you.


Work experience:

  • Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation
  • HarperCollins
  • Pan Macmillan

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Health & wellbeing Coming of Age

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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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