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

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

Nicole C.

Nicole C.

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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I'm a collaborative Editor who has spent over 10 years working with brands from Disney to Mattel and LEGO


Work experience:

  • Mattel
  • Disney
  • Scholastic

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Humor & Comedy Picture Books Children's Middle Grade Comics & Graphic Novels Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction

Elana C.

Elana C.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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I am a seasoned commercial, romance, and YA fiction editor with years of experience in several of the most competitive publishing houses.


Work experience:

  • Disney Publishing Worldwide
  • Simon & Schuster

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Coming of Age Fiction Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction Romance Young Adult Women's Fiction

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

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

Lizzi S.

Lizzi S.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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An accomplished non-fiction book editor with 5 years' experience in both traditional publishing and self-publishing in the U.S. and U.K.


Work experience:

  • powerHouse Books
  • Freelance
  • Book Launchers
  • Los Angeles Review of Books
  • VICE Media
  • The Front Media

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Entertainment Non-Fiction Art Humanities & Social Sciences Photography

Renée C.

Renée C.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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I’m a writer, editor, and pop culture junkie with a strong background in dance and music. Former acquisitions editor at Scarecrow Press.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Alive and Kicking documentary
  • Scarecrow Press, Inc.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Entertainment Non-Fiction Music Humanities & Social Sciences

Emma B.

Emma B.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Dedicated, creative editor with an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and years of experience at a top New York City literary agency.


Work experience:

  • McCormick Literary
  • The Iowa Writers' Workshop
  • Atheneum (a division of Simon & Schuster)

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Short Story Young Adult Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits History Humanities & Social Sciences Political Science & Current Affairs Women's Fiction

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