Hire a Developmental Editor in New York

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Lisa K.

Lisa K.

New York, NY, United States

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Editor & book consultant with 30 + years' experience working for major trade publishers in NYC. Narrative nonfiction is my forte.


Work experience:

  • PublicAffairs
  • Self-Employed
  • Carol Publishing Group
  • Viking Penguin
  • Random House
  • University of Texas

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing History Humanities & Social Sciences Political Science & Current Affairs Psychology

Laura Y.

Laura Y.

New York, United States

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I am a veteran editor with over 25 years of experience in the book publishing industry. Please refer to the Overview.


Work experience:

  • G.P. Putnam
  • Executive Editor/ Publisher
  • Reader's Digest

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Religion & Spirituality Women's Fiction Fiction Psychology Humanities & Social Sciences

Tenyia L.

Tenyia L.

New York, NY, USA

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Experienced editor to bestselling authors at W. W. Norton and Macmillan--and now you! I specialize in nonfiction and education.


Work experience:

  • Macmillan
  • W. W. Norton & Co
  • Self-employed
  • Stanford University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Education & Reference Non-Fiction Writing & Publishing Anthologies Fiction

Marissa G.

Marissa G.

New York, NY, USA

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Hands-on, collaborative editor specializing in Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction and nonfiction. Formerly Penguin Random House.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Young Readers (Penguin Random House)
  • Penguin Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Entertainment Non-Fiction Magical Realism Literary Fiction Chick Lit Women's Fiction New Adult Young Adult Social & Family Issues Young Adult Fantasy

Michele M.

Michele M.

New York, NY, United States

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New York Times bestselling editor and published author specializing in memoir, self-help, health & fitness, and spirituality.


Work experience:

  • Bookchic LLC
  • HCI Books
  • McGraw-Hill Trade
  • Hyperion

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

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

Deri R.

Deri R.

New York, United States

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Cookbook editor working with publishers and indie authors. Recent projects include Solomonov's Zahav and Samuelsson's Red Rooster Cookbook.


Work experience:

  • Deri Reed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Health & wellbeing

Adam O.

Adam O.

New York, NY, United States

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I'm a New York City-based editor specializing in commercial nonfiction, and have worked on several NYT-bestselling titles.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Books
  • Abrams Books
  • Public Affairs Books
  • Perseus Books Group
  • The Overlook Press
  • Sterling Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Humor & Comedy Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Political Science & Current Affairs Humanities & Social Sciences Travel Entertainment Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences Math & Science Technology

Jaime C.

Jaime C.

New York, New York, USA

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Experienced editor of bestselling and award-winning books, specializing in narrative nonfiction, thrillers, and young adult. 7+ years' exp.


Work experience:

  • Hachette Book Group
  • Macmillan Publishers

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Entertainment Political Science & Current Affairs Thriller & Suspense

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