Hire a Developmental Editor in Los Angeles

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Paul S.

Paul S.

Los Angeles, United States

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I'm a writer/editor with a particular ability to help people get their books out of their heads and onto the page. Call me a Book Whisperer.


Work experience:

  • B. Bear Productions, Inc.

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

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Humor & Comedy Biographies & Memoirs History Political Science & Current Affairs Humanities & Social Sciences Anthologies Music Entertainment Plays & Screenplays Short Story

Savannah A.

Savannah A.

Los Angeles, United States

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Collaborative editor and bestselling ghostwriter with 15 years of publishing experience, specializing in memoir and how-to.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Workman Publishing
  • Arcade Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Career Guides Health & wellbeing Humanities & Social Sciences Psychology Weddings Sex & Relationships Self-help & Self-improvement Parenting & Families

Carolyn H.

Carolyn H.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Longtime editor with focus on architecture, design, lifestyle, and business.


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

Genres: Non-Fiction Art Humanities & Social Sciences Home & Garden Design Architecture

Brian B.

Brian B.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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I'm a Los Angeles–based book editor, writing coach, publishing consultant, and ghost writer with over 19 years of experience


Work experience:

  • John Wiley & Sons
  • W. W. Norton
  • Brian Baker Consulting

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

Genres: Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management History Humanities & Social Sciences Religion & Spirituality Entertainment Engineering Math & Science Education & Reference Economics

Kristen W.

Kristen W.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Former editor at Penguin Random House and Hachette Book Group. I specialize in all commercial fiction, especially romance and mysteries.


Work experience:

  • Kristen Weber Editorial Services
  • New American Library, Penguin Random House
  • Mysterious Press, Warner Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Fiction Romance Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Cozy Mysteries Contemporary Romance Romantic Comedy Romantic Suspense Legal Thriller Medical Thriller Psychological Thriller

Jesse C.

Jesse C.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Editor with a decade's experience working with best-selling and award-winning authors at Farrar, Straus & Giroux and Europa Editions.


Work experience:

  • Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Jesse Coleman Editing
  • NationBuilder
  • NY Book Editors
  • Europa Editions

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

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Art Biographies & Memoirs History Political Science & Current Affairs Humanities & Social Sciences African American fiction Mystery & Crime Contemporary Fiction

Jay A.

Jay A.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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I’m passionate about words and sentences and well-told stories. Helping manuscripts find their fullest potential is one of my greatest joys


Work experience:

  • Jay Antani Editorial

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Young Adult Biographies & Memoirs Action & Adventure Cultural & Ethnic Plays & Screenplays Thriller & Suspense Coming of Age Contemporary Fiction

Angela B.

Angela B.

Los Angeles, United States

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Editor of more than 500 books. I specialize in thrillers, sci-fi, mysteries, fantasy, paranormal, horror, YA, and dystopian fiction.


Work experience:

  • Alyson Books
  • Social Studies School Service
  • Self

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

Genres: Fiction Literary Fiction Young Adult Horror LGBTQ (Fiction) Middle Grade Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Children's

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