Hire a Developmental Editor in San Diego

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

Annie B.

Annie B.

San Diego, CA, USA

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I’m a literary agent w/ over 17 years of experience in the publishing industry. I work on a range of adult and YA fiction and nonfiction.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Margret McBride Literary Agency
  • Zoetrope: All-Story

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

Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Literary Fiction Business & Management Non-Fiction Self-help & Self-improvement Mystery & Crime

Laura P.

Laura P.

San Diego, CA, USA

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Collaboration and quick turnaround are my specialty! I'm ready to help authors to self-publish or to seek a more traditional route.


Work experience:

  • Laura E. Pasquale Consulting
  • Cognella Academic Publishing

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

Genres: Self-help & Self-improvement Non-Fiction Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Math & Science Humanities & Social Sciences

Kathy N.

Kathy N.

San Diego, United States

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Freelance copyeditor and proofreader offering 25 years of experience in scientific and educational publishing


Work experience:

  • Academic Press (Elsevier Science/Harcourt)
  • Academic Press
  • Brian F. Smith and Associates (Archaeologist)
  • Converse Consultants West
  • Cajon Valley, Mountain Empire, and Palm Middle Schools
  • Self-Employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Health & wellbeing Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Math & Science Nature Action & Adventure Classics Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Education & Reference Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Design Architecture

Dan L.

Dan L.

San Diego, CA, USA

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Copy editor with 12 years' professional experience with Scholastic, Klutz, Penguin, and Hachette; 5-year copy chief of San Diego Magazine.


Work experience:

  • Desert Owl Press
  • San Diego Magazine
  • Klutz
  • Columbia University Seminars
  • Columbia Art and Literary Journal

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Science Fiction Fiction Young Adult Literary Fiction Historical Fiction Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences Math & Science Non-Fiction Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Travel Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits

Carey J.

Carey J.

San Rafael, CA, United States

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I am an editor who loves helping authors revise and refine their work so it is clear, precise, and ready for publication.


Work experience:

  • Chronicle Books
  • Carey Jones

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

Genres: Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction DIY & Crafts Health & wellbeing Travel Sports & Outdoors Parenting & Families Design

Amy S.

Amy S.

San Francisco, CA, USA

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I'm a writer who specializes in food and travel content. I've edited books, written books as well as copy for web, packaging and blogs.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing

Genres: Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction

Conor W.

Conor W.

San Francisco, CA, USA

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A transplant from Hollywood, I love working w/ writers of all formats to take stories to the next level, particularly in speculative fiction


Work experience:

  • Fox Broadcasting Company
  • Original Film
  • Eleven11 Productions
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: LGBTQ (Fiction) Fiction Science Fiction Plays & Screenplays Gaming & LitRPG Fantasy Urban Fantasy Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult Epic Fantasy

Allison S.

Allison S.

San Francisco, CA, USA

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I'm a seasoned editor and author specializing in lifestyle books and media.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction Design Art Humanities & Social Sciences Parenting & Families Architecture Health & wellbeing

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Developmental editor for hire in San Diego

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But you may be asking, what’s a developmental editor and why should I hire one? While most editors are known for correcting grammar and punctuation, these editors are like the beat poets: they will snap and clap you to success even through soggy rough drafts. They will work with you to fix up everything from the structure of your story to plot holes and characterization — all while keeping you positive and motivated. They may suggest re-writes or recommend which “darlings” to kill off, as Stephen King once so famously put it.

Finding the right developmental editor is hard because it depends on trust. It’s not a teacher-student relationship, but more like a co-working situation in which you improvise and feed off each other’s chemistry and excitement for the work. At Reedsy, you can submit offers to up to 5 developmental editors at once and interview them all – to be sure you’ve found the right fit. To get started, sign up now!

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