Hire a Developmental Editor near New York

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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: Fiction Literary Fiction Anthologies Short Story

Julianna H.

Julianna H.

New York, NY, USA

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Professional editor with experience in historical/literary/upmarket women’s fiction and general nonfiction, ready to help you at any stage.


Work experience:

  • Simon & Schuster / Avid Reader Press

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

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Biographies & Memoirs History Political Science & Current Affairs Humanities & Social Sciences Historical Fiction Women's Fiction True Crime Coming of Age

Keren B.

Keren B.

New York, NY, USA

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Hands-on editor at Penguin Random House with 15+ years in the book publishing world, specializing in prescriptive and narrative nonfiction.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Hachette Book Group
  • Guideposts Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Christian (Non-Fiction) Health & wellbeing Religion & Spirituality Travel Math & Science Self-help & Self-improvement Parenting & Families Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences

Harold U.

Harold U.

New York, NY, USA

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I've edited many children's and YA trade and school books, run The Purple Crayon website, and offer editing and consulting.


Work experience:

  • PC Editorial Services
  • Charlesbridge
  • Self-employed
  • Orchard Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Young Adult Picture Books Middle Grade Fantasy Children's - Non-fiction Children's Middle Grade Fantasy

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

Matthew S.

Matthew S.

New York, United States

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Editor and ghostwriter specializing in literary fiction, thrillers, memoir, business books, children's lit, and self-help books.


Work experience:

  • Graduate Writing Program, Columbia University
  • Self-employed
  • Matthew Sharpe

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Short Story Mystery & Crime Self-help & Self-improvement Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense

Kevin C.

Kevin C.

New York, NY, USA

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Publishing professional with sixteen years of editorial and marketing experience at Penguin Random House and HarperCollins Publishers.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • HarperCollins Publishers

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Political Science & Current Affairs LGBTQ (Fiction) Women's Fiction LGBTQ (non fiction) Entertainment Mystery & Crime True Crime Thriller & Suspense

Christine P.

Christine P.

New York, NY, USA

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15+ year ("Big Five") publishing veteran with broad editorial experience and a strong track record of success (and happy clients!)


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Simon and Schuster
  • Hyperion Books (a division of ABC/Disney)
  • Random House (Doubleday, Broadway, and Crown imprints)

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Inspirational Women's Fiction

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