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.

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: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Fantasy Middle Grade Fantasy Science Fiction Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult Picture Books

Scott P.

Scott P.

London, United Kingdom

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I am a publisher and editor with twenty years' experience and 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: Mystery & Crime Fiction Fantasy Literary Fiction Science Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction

Kim Y.

Kim Y.

Norfolk, United Kingdom

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Non-fiction editor offering extensive experience across a wide variety of arts, humanities, social sciences, and general trade lists.


Work experience:

  • Yarwood Editorial Services
  • Antique Collectors' Club
  • Martin Books, Simon & Schuster (UK)
  • The Ilex Press (Octopus Publishing Group)
  • The Stationery Office (TSO; HMSO, privatized)
  • Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO)
  • Henderson Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Indexing

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Business & Management Antiques & Collectibles Writing & Publishing Design Travel Political Science & Current Affairs Psychology

Hugo V.

Hugo V.

London, United Kingdom

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ELT specialist with extensive in-house print and digital experience from primary to adult. I also translate (English-Italian).


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Macmillan Education
  • Macmillan Eduaction

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

Genres: ELT Non-Fiction Writing & Publishing

Melissa H.

Melissa H.

Basingstoke, United Kingdom

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Highly experienced editor specialising in children's books. From critiques to copy-editing, my skills are here to help your story shine.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Piccadilly Press, London

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Action & Adventure Horror Thriller & Suspense Middle Grade Children's Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction

Clare S.

Clare S.

London, United Kingdom

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A freelance copy-editor and proofreader specialising in cookery, craft and other lifestyle titles.


Work experience:

  • Cico Books
  • New Holland Publishers
  • Clare Sayer

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: DIY & Crafts Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Home & Garden Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits

Hannah H.

Hannah H.

Oxford, United Kingdom

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An editor with expertise in children's books, literacy and artwork design, I’ve worked with authors such as Julia Donaldson and Terry Deary.


Work experience:

  • Pearson Plc
  • Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
  • Oxford University Press
  • Hamilton Trust
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Camel Publishing Ltd.
  • BBC
  • Oxford Inspires
  • Blue Tutors
  • University of Oxford
  • Forge Media, University of Sheffield

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Picture Books Comics & Graphic Novels Young Adult Literary Fiction Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction Education & Reference Comics (non fiction) ELT

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

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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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