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.

Lisa G.

Lisa G.

London, UK

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With 10 years' experience in academic publishing, I specialise in translating complex information into engaging text that is a joy to read.


Work experience:

  • Clear cut copy
  • Touch Group
  • Biba
  • Burson-Marsteller

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Physics & Chemistry Math & Science LGBTQ (non fiction) Entertainment

Dan H.

Dan H.

London, United Kingdom

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London-based freelance editor of cookery and illustrated non-fiction books


Work experience:

  • Random House
  • Phaidon Press
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & wellbeing Home & Garden Architecture Agriculture Parenting & Families

Tom W.

Tom W.

London, UK

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A dedicated writer and editor with comprehensive professional experience and a background in comics, magazines and speculative fiction.


Work experience:

  • Titan Comics
  • Titan Magazines
  • Various

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

Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels Fiction Mystery & Crime Fantasy Dystopian Science Fiction Young Adult Humor & Comedy Comics (non fiction) Non-Fiction

Lisa E.

Lisa E.

London, UK

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Freelance editor with 24 years' experience in UK children's publishing. Published The Hunger Games, His Dark Materials, Horrible Histories.


Work experience:

  • Hachette Children's Books group
  • Publishing Training Centre
  • Bonnier Books UK (Templar imprint)
  • Carlton Books
  • Scholastic UK

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Picture Books Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Young Adult Comics (non fiction)

Steve B.

Steve B.

London, UK

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Edits and writes non-fiction books for publishers such as Penguin Random House, HarperCollins and Orion.


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Self-employed
  • John Blake Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Entertainment Sports & Outdoors Self-help & Self-improvement Music Humanities & Social Sciences Business & Management True Crime History

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

Jason C.

Jason C.

London, UK

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Publisher with best-sellers and award-winning titles to my name. Experience with major publishers, top literary agents and writing schools.


Work experience:

  • Unbound.com
  • Faber and Faber
  • Pan Macmillan

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Thriller & Suspense Historical Fiction Mystery & Crime Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management History Humanities & Social Sciences Travel

Elanor B.

Elanor B.

London, UK

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6+ years editing children’s books, short stories, and fiction for publishers including Scholastic. Here to help make your manuscript shine!


Work experience:

  • Make Believe Ideas (Scholastic)
  • The Hiring Academy
  • Routledge
  • The Short Fiction Journal (online)

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

Genres: Picture Books Children's Fiction Short Story Career Guides Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Young Adult Anthologies Women's Fiction

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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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