Hire a Developmental Editor in Oakland

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

Haley A.

Haley A.

Oakland, CA, USA

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Former OUP editor with a passion for style manuals and experience editing books, articles, reference works, and dissertations.


Work experience:

  • Oxford University Press
  • New York University Law Review
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP
  • Mission of Mozambique to the United Nations (Geneva)
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Law Political Science & Current Affairs Psychology

Andy R.

Andy R.

Oakland, CA, USA

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I am a literary agent and freelance developmental book editor. I also edit and consult on query letters and non-fiction book proposals.


Work experience:

  • Andy Ross Agency

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Literary Fiction Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction Young Adult History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Political Science & Current Affairs

Sandra W.

Sandra W.

Omaha, United States

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Skilled editor for your nonfiction book, primarily memoir, self-help/health, business/leadership, and true crime. How may I help you?


Work experience:

  • Metropolitan Community College
  • Write On, Inc., Editorial services company

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management Health & wellbeing History Humanities & Social Sciences Psychology Self-help & Self-improvement True Crime

Brooke M.

Brooke M.

Denver, United States

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Experienced (9 yrs in-house, 13 yrs freelance), nonfiction editor specializing in content editing, copy editing, and proofreading.


Work experience:

  • Chicago Review Press
  • Perseus Books Group (now Hachette)
  • Westview Press in the Perseus Books Group (now Hachette)
  • Word Hawk Editing, LLC

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

Genres: History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Music Philosophy Entertainment Parenting & Families Biographies & Memoirs Children's - Non-fiction

Brittany W.

Brittany W.

Rye, United States

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Experienced cookbook and spirits editor and proofreader with a background in nonfiction publishing.


Work experience:

  • Cider Mill Press Book Publishers
  • Book Passage Bookstore
  • Saint Mary's College of California
  • MARY: A Journal of New Writing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction Nature Education & Reference

Elizabeth Z.

Elizabeth Z.

Morristown, United States

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Former Senior Editor at Ballantine Books; specializes in content editing of non-fiction (self-help, parenting, wellbeing) & fiction.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • The Ballantine Publishing Group/Division of Random House, Inc.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Parenting & Families Self-help & Self-improvement Sex & Relationships Religion & Spirituality Romance Fiction Women's Fiction

Meredith B.

Meredith B.

Bothell, WA, United States

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Writer, collaborative editor, and writing coach specializing in helping clients tell their best stories.


Work experience:

  • UW Medicine
  • Talaria, Inc.
  • Ashford University
  • Enclara Health
  • North Seattle Community College
  • Antioch University Seattle
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Nature Women's Fiction Psychology Humanities & Social Sciences Short Story Education & Reference

Kirby G.

Kirby G.

Louisville, United States

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From crime and thrillers to memoirs and short stories—accomplished editor/author with over 20 years of experience in publishing and teaching


Work experience:

  • Sarabande Books
  • Self-employed
  • MFA in Writing Program at Spalding University

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

Genres: Mystery & Crime Fiction Literary Fiction Short Story Thriller & Suspense Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Writing & Publishing

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