Hire a Developmental Editor in New York

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

Laura Mae I.

Laura Mae I.

New York, United States

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I specialize in literary fiction and have worked with Lydia Davis, Joyce Carol Oates, Lara Vapnyar, Aimee Bender, César Aira, etc.


Work experience:

  • Tweed's Magazine of Literature & Art (formerly The Coffin Factory)
  • Clyde Editing
  • The Center for Fiction
  • BuzzFeed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Short Story Anthologies

Mary-Theresa H.

Mary-Theresa H.

New York, United States

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Award winning editor with 25+ years in traditional publishing. Specializing in genre fiction. Looking to help make good stories well told.


Work experience:

  • Harlequin

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

Genres: Romance Fiction Young Adult Action & Adventure Historical Fiction Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Urban Fantasy Paranormal Romance

Melissa F.

Melissa F.

New York, United States

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Editor, copyeditor, and proofreader of award-winning, bestselling YA, romance, and genre fiction, with 10+ years experience at Macmillan


Work experience:

  • Tor Books (Macmillan)
  • Melissa Frain Editorial

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Dystopian Science Fiction Fiction Psychological Thriller Thriller & Suspense Contemporary Romance Romance Paranormal Romance Romantic Comedy Fantasy Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult New Adult

Matthew D.

Matthew D.

New York, NY, United States

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Book editor specializing in memoir, biography, and narrative (sports, music, culture, travel). Also reviewer and writer. Ah, stories...


Work experience:

  • Plume Books/Penguin Random House
  • Dey Street Books/HarperCollins

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Humor & Comedy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Poetry Music Humanities & Social Sciences Entertainment Sports & Outdoors

Clarissa W.

Clarissa W.

New York, NY, USA

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Experienced children's books editor with 10 years of in-house experience at HarperCollins, Disney Publishing, and Abrams.


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Picture Books Children's Fiction Comics & Graphic Novels Cultural & Ethnic Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction Comics (non fiction) Writing & Publishing

Rebecca B.

Rebecca B.

New York, NY, United States

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With 10+ years of experience working at NYC publishers, I've edited 100s of books across genres. Thorough, candid, and easy to work with!


Work experience:

  • Disney Publishing Worldwide
  • McGraw-Hill Education
  • Penguin Random House
  • Behrens Editorial Services
  • Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Education

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Picture Books Young Adult Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction Calendars Education & Reference Women's Fiction

Megan R.

Megan R.

New York, NY, United States

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Former Kensington Books editor with 13+ years' experience, specializing in romance, mystery, and YA. Let's make your project shine!


Work experience:

  • Kensington Publishing
  • Harlequin
  • Kaplan
  • Megan Records Editorial

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

Genres: Women's Fiction Fiction Young Adult Cozy Mysteries Mystery & Crime Contemporary Romance Romance Historical Romance Paranormal Romance Romantic Suspense Romantic Comedy

Luke G.

Luke G.

New York, NY, USA

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Developmental editor with fifteen years experience. Have worked in memoir, literary fiction, music, religion, social sciences, and more.


Work experience:

  • Voice of Witness
  • Soft Skull Press
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Music LGBTQ (non fiction) Short Story Comics & Graphic Novels Life Sciences Math & Science Science Fiction

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