Hire a Developmental Editor in Philadelphia

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

Rose L.

Rose L.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Book doctor, editor, researcher. I love romance and historical fiction! (Areas of expertise: Regency, queer, Revolutionary War, Jewish.)


Work experience:

  • Rose Does The Research

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Romance Fiction Historical Fiction LGBTQ (Fiction)

Morgan H.

Morgan H.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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A freelance book editor with a Big Five publishing background who focuses on cookbooks and other lifestyle and wellness titles.


Work experience:

  • Grand Central Publishing
  • Grand Central Life & Style
  • Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing DIY & Crafts Self-help & Self-improvement Home & Garden

Ernie T.

Ernie T.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Editor/writer with broad experience in book publishing, with specialties in mass market fiction and health /medical nonfiction.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Historical Romance Romance Action & Adventure Health & wellbeing Non-Fiction Life Sciences Math & Science Psychology Humanities & Social Sciences

Warren H.

Warren H.

Philadelphia, United States

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PhD with 10+years as editor and proofreader for nonfiction and plays. Author of two successful books and four plays.


Work experience:

  • Philadelphia Theatre Company
  • The Gershman Y
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
  • Association for Jewish Studies

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction History Religion & Spirituality Cultural & Ethnic Fiction LGBTQ (non fiction) Entertainment Plays & Screenplays Short Story

Jessica H.

Jessica H.

Jacksonville, United States

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Award-winning freelance editor Jessica Hatch provides practical, marketable revision advice to clients on all six habitable continents.


Work experience:

  • Writers House
  • St. Martin's Press
  • Fox Literary LLC
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Historical Fiction Fiction LGBTQ (Fiction) Women's Fiction LGBTQ (non fiction) Self-help & Self-improvement

Julia R.

Julia R.

Franklin, United States

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Experienced editor of MG and YA fiction and non-fiction. Formerly with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins.


Work experience:

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Simon & Schuster
  • HarperCollins Childrens Books
  • Disney Press/Hyperion Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Young Adult Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Children's - Non-fiction

Lisa H.

Lisa H.

Berkley, United States

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Every sentence matters! My passion is helping your words shine, whether you're at the beginning of your project or you need a final polish.


Work experience:

  • Poignant Pen LLC

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

Genres: Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Sex & Relationships Fantasy Fiction Self-help & Self-improvement Science Fiction Travel Home & Garden

Kendall D.

Kendall D.

Colorado Springs, United States

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Writer at Nerdist, HelloGiggles, and Geek & Sundry. Editor at Penguin Random House for 5 1/2 years working in fiction and non-fiction.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Legendary LLC (Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls)
  • Petful
  • Kendall Ashley Creative

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Christian (Non-Fiction) Religion & Spirituality Historical Fiction Fiction Women's Fiction Self-help & Self-improvement Science Fiction Fantasy

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