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.

Laura P.

Laura P.

San Diego, CA, USA

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Collaboration and a quick turnaround are my specialties. I'll apply my expertise in psychology and in publishing to help your writing shine!


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

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

Annie N.

Annie N.

San Diego, CA, USA

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Award-winning children's book editor. Specialties include: picture books, fantasy world building, character development, and multiple POVs.


Work experience:

  • Albert Whitman & Company
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Annie Nybo Editorial

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

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

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

Nick M.

Nick M.

San Francisco, CA, USA

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I am an author, editor, and anthologist—Tor Books, Skyhorse, VIZ Media and many more. Clients have published with Orbit, Ace, St. Martin's.


Work experience:

  • VIZ Media

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Science Fiction Fiction Political Science & Current Affairs Non-Fiction Short Story Fantasy Horror Thriller & Suspense Dystopian Urban Fantasy Biographies & Memoirs

Lourdes V.

Lourdes V.

San Diego, CA, USA

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Creative, collaborative editor, with more than 35 years of editing experience in publishing and journalism.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • University of California, San Diego
  • Newsday
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • The Miami Herald
  • Chicago Tribune

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

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Historical Fiction African American fiction Anthologies Cultural & Ethnic Mystery & Crime Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense

Karrin V.

Karrin V.

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

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Editorial professional for 10+ years, specializing in educational content and personal nonfiction. You write. I polish. You shine.


Work experience:

  • Weber Shandwick
  • Bedford/St. Martin's
  • AuntMinnie.com

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Education & Reference Entertainment Writing & Publishing

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

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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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