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.

Rebecca W.

Rebecca W.

San Diego, CA, USA

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Experienced illustrated nonfiction editor in print & digital products for children & adults.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Non-Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & wellbeing Travel Home & Garden Entertainment Writing & Publishing Children's - Non-fiction

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

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

Stephanie T.

Stephanie T.

San Francisco, CA, USA

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From writing and editing to querying and beyond. I've been through every step and have the insider knowledge to help you on your adventure.


Work experience:

  • Stephanie Thomas
  • Wolters Kluwer Legal Education
  • Bedford/St. Martin's (Macmillan Learning)
  • Barefoot Books
  • Pearson Custom Publishing
  • Black Spring Press & Dexter Haven Associates (UK)

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

Genres: Non-Fiction Education & Reference

Danielle G.

Danielle G.

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Subject matter experts trust me with their big ideas.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • IBISWorld
  • Pepperdine University

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

Genres: Non-Fiction Business & Management Health & wellbeing Humanities & Social Sciences Self-help & Self-improvement Parenting & Families

Alice U.

Alice U.

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Professional editor specializing in academic non-fiction in the humanities and social sciences.


Work experience:

  • Grammarly
  • Stanford University
  • Shmoop
  • Russian Life Magazine

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs History Political Science & Current Affairs Humanities & Social Sciences

Mandy E.

Mandy E.

San Mateo, CA, USA

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Mostly I edit, but I also find opportunities to write about food, religion, heart surgery, ex-convicts, and many other fascinating topics.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Wired magazine
  • Alameda Newspaper Group

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Health & wellbeing Christian Fiction LGBTQ (Fiction) LGBTQ (non fiction)

Genoveva L.

Genoveva L.

San Francisco, CA, USA

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I'm an editor with 18 years of experience helping experts, thought leaders, and professors write books that matter.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Jossey-Bass, a division of Wiley
  • HarperCollins
  • Ten Speed Press
  • Crown, a division of Random House
  • Harvard Business Review Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Non-Fiction Business & Management Humanities & Social Sciences Self-help & Self-improvement

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