Hire a Developmental Editor in United Kingdom

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

Tom V.

Tom V.

Plymouth, United Kingdom

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I am an editor, a prize-winning author and creative writing lecturer with more than ten years' experience.


Work experience:

  • Short Fiction Literary Journal
  • Plymouth University
  • Arvon

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Historical Fiction Short Story Mystery & Crime True Crime Non-Fiction Thriller & Suspense

Elizabeth W.

Elizabeth W.

London, United Kingdom

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I am a freelance editor with over fourteen years experience. My skills include proof reading, structural editing and copy editing.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Parragon
  • Robert Hale, Ltd.
  • Hodder and Stoughton

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Picture Books Children's Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Political Science & Current Affairs Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Fantasy Thriller & Suspense

Simon B.

Simon B.

Whitstable, United Kingdom

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Fiction editor with 20+years experience in UK publishing and bookselling. Particular interest in commercial literary and crime/thrillers.


Work experience:

  • Faber & Faber
  • Ottakar's Bookshops Head Office
  • Waterstones Head Office
  • Black & White Publishing
  • Simon Burke

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Short Story Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

Penny H.

Penny H.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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I'm a writer, editor and editorial consultant on ELT materials, both print and digital. 


Work experience:

  • Penny Hands Editorial Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Education & Reference Non-Fiction

Kerry B.

Kerry B.

Hove, United Kingdom

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An experienced writer, editor and publishing professional with 20+ years' experience of copy editing, development editing and proofreading.


Work experience:

  • Yes Educational Centre
  • Marvel Comics
  • Egmont Fleetway
  • Panorama Holiday Group
  • Pavilion Publishing
  • Pavilion Publishing and Media
  • Wordnoodle

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

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Career Guides Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Humanities & Social Sciences Religion & Spirituality Travel Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Psychology Education & Reference Children's - Non-fiction

Michael R.

Michael R.

England, United Kingdom

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I'm a former Editorial Director of Del Rey at Penguin Random House UK, published Andy Weir's THE MARTIAN and love all things genre fiction.


Work experience:

  • Ebury Publishing, Penguin Random House UK
  • Waterstones Head Office
  • MJCR
  • Waterstones
  • Rebellion Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Horror Thriller & Suspense Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction Dystopian Urban Fantasy

Joanne G.

Joanne G.

London, United Kingdom

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Editor, copy-editor and proofreader, formerly editor at Orion Books. Now working with authors to help them achieve their writing goals.


Work experience:

  • Hodder & Stoughton
  • Headline Publishing (Hachette UK)
  • John Murray (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Orion Books
  • Gledhill Editorial & Literary Consultancy

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

Genres: Romance Fiction Young Adult Humor & Comedy Political Science & Current Affairs Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense

Keith M.

Keith M.

London, United Kingdom

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Nonfiction publisher (25 years) specializing in science; author of one nonfiction book, three scifi novels and many TV entertainment shows.


Work experience:

  • Oxford University Press
  • Addison-Wesley/Pearson Education
  • Pergamon Press
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Science Fiction Fiction Computers & Internet Non-Fiction Children's - Non-fiction Math & Science Philosophy Humanities & Social Sciences Technology Physics & Chemistry Entertainment Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences

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Developmental Editor for hire in the UK

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What does a developmental editor do, you ask? It’s really all in the name: they develop your book’s plot, characters, and prose until all the pieces fit together and the story runs smoothly. And while you may not think you need it, developmental editing is a key part of the process for every author — it ensures you don’t end up with gaping plot holes or inconsistencies when your work goes to print. To put it in metaphorical terms, other types of editors might rearrange the furniture, but a developmental editor guarantees that your house won’t collapse in on itself.

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