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.

Caroline M.

Caroline M.

London, United Kingdom

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Non-fiction editor specialising in illustrated books, cookery, craft, home and garden. Experience includes Vintage Publishing and BBC Books.


Work experience:

  • Caroline McArthur
  • Vintage Publishing, Penguin Random House
  • BBC Books, Ebury Publishing, Random House
  • Duckworth Publishers

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Art Biographies & Memoirs Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & wellbeing History Humanities & Social Sciences Travel Home & Garden Music Entertainment Mystery & Crime Parenting & Families Thriller & Suspense Design Photography

Anna J.

Anna J.

London, United Kingdom

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Award-winning editor and publisher with a near-obsessive eye and over fifteen years experience in the industry.


Work experience:

  • The Pigeonhole
  • Random House
  • Peters, Fraser & Dunlop
  • Curtis Brown
  • The Bookseller

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Fiction Literary Fiction Historical Fiction Horror Women's Fiction Short Story Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense

Donna H.

Donna H.

London, United Kingdom

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Freelance publishing consultant and editor (based in the UK) with a huge amount of experience in publishing, from editing to commissioning


Work experience:

  • Harlequin UK Ltd
  • Little, Brown
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Fiction Literary Fiction Romance Young Adult Humor & Comedy Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

Anna B.

Anna B.

London, United Kingdom

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I have 10+ years' experience working on children's and YA writing at UK publishers including Hachette and HarperCollins.


Work experience:

  • Octopus (Hachette)
  • Carlton Books
  • Orchard (Hachette)
  • Egmont
  • N/A

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

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Young Adult Humor & Comedy Picture Books Middle Grade Fantasy Science Fiction Children's - Non-fiction Children's Middle Grade Fantasy

Amanda R.

Amanda R.

Stourbridge, United Kingdom

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Former acquisitions editor for Angry Robot and SFF editor of award-winning authors, such as Kameron Hurley, Sarah Pinborough and Laura Lam.


Work experience:

  • AR Editorial Solutions
  • Strange Chemistry

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Fiction Young Adult Horror Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Urban Fantasy

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

Scott P.

Scott P.

London, United Kingdom

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I am a publisher and editor with several award-winning and bestselling books to my name.


Work experience:

  • Unbound
  • Aardvark Bureau, Gallic Books
  • The Friday Project, HarperCollins
  • Waterstones
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Eye Books & Lightning Books
  • Mastermind, Impossible and Fifteen to One

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense

Lisa G.

Lisa G.

London, UK

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With 10 years' experience in academic publishing, I specialise in translating complex information into engaging text that is a joy to read.


Work experience:

  • Clear cut copy
  • Touch Group
  • Biba
  • Burson-Marsteller

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences LGBTQ (non fiction) Entertainment Math & Science Physics & Chemistry

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Developmental Editor for hire in the UK

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