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.

Fran L.

Fran L.

New York, United States

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Former Agent, Writers House, now Expat; two Newbery & NBA authors. I take a holistic, highly customized approach with a plan


Work experience:

  • Writers House
  • youbloom music festival

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Romance Young Adult Humor & Comedy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Horror Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction Music Humanities & Social Sciences Entertainment Middle Grade Children's Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction

Emily A.

Emily A.

New York, United States

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Former non-fiction editor at Penguin Random House and Macmillan. I've edited business, true crime, history, and everything in between.


Work experience:

  • Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, Macmillan
  • Portfolio/Sentinel/Current, Penguin Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management History Humanities & Social Sciences True Crime Political Science & Current Affairs Self-help & Self-improvement Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences Math & Science Sports & Outdoors

Kristin P.

Kristin P.

New York, NY, United States

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Nearly ten years' experience in academic publishing. Two degrees from Oxford University and, yes, it looks just like Harry Potter.


Work experience:

  • Palgrave Macmillan
  • Self-employed
  • Routledge, Taylor and Francis
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Springer Science and Business Media

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Political Science & Current Affairs Education & Reference Writing & Publishing

Rachel S.

Rachel S.

New York, United States

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Literary agent turned editor of fiction & memoir where narratives and protagonists have distinct, identifiable voices.


Work experience:

  • Dystel & Goderich Literary Management
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Romance Young Adult Humor & Comedy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Middle Grade Children's

Vivian L.

Vivian L.

New York, NY, USA

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I am an experienced editor who has worked on dozens of award-winning and critically acclaimed literary fiction and nonfiction projects.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Little A

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Coming of Age Fiction Women's Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Literary Fiction True Crime Thriller & Suspense

Gabrielle M.

Gabrielle M.

New York, NY, USA

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I edit nonfiction, focusing on wellness/self-help. I began my career at Penguin Random House, where I edited for the TarcherPerigee imprint.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Self-help & Self-improvement Non-Fiction Sex & Relationships New Age Health & wellbeing

Genevieve N.

Genevieve N.

New York, NY, USA

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I’m a born and raised New Yorker with over five years of experience in editorial at Little, Brown and Company and Alfred A. Knopf.


Work experience:

  • Alfred A. Knopf
  • Little, Brown and Company
  • Hachette Book Group

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

Genres: Humor & Comedy Fiction Women's Fiction Literary Fiction Health & wellbeing Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Entertainment

Jonathan G.

Jonathan G.

New York, NY, USA

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Editor, publishing manager, and publishing consultant with international experience in book publishing and content development.


Work experience:

  • WST Content Solutions
  • University of the South Pacific
  • Motivate Media
  • Scholastic Inc., New York

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management Education & Reference Travel Political Science & Current Affairs

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