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Sofi R.

Sofi R.

Birmingham, UK

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Meticulous Content Editor, ghostwriter and bibliophile who aspires to edit compelling fiction.


Work experience:

  • Packt
  • WeAreWordNerds

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Technology Non-Fiction

Elv M.

Elv M.

London, United Kingdom

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Editorial consultant with 20 years’ publishing experience. I can help you shape your book, grow as a writer and create a great proposal.


Work experience:

  • OUP
  • Penguin Random House
  • Self-employed
  • Scholastic
  • Simon and Schuster
  • Egmont

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

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Poetry Anthologies Classics Middle Grade Children's

Philip C.

Philip C.

London, United Kingdom

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Experienced commissioning editor, enthusiastic about literary fiction and narrative non-fiction. Competitive rates and publishing advice.


Work experience:

  • Unbound
  • Faber & Faber
  • Waterstones
  • Charlie Byrne's Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Humor & Comedy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Nature Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Short Story Thriller & Suspense

Kelly D.

Kelly D.

Maryport, United Kingdom

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I have edited and proofread many non-fiction books for Hachette and HarperCollins, and have also worked on memoirs for individual clients.


Work experience:

  • Francis and Davis Editorial Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Health & wellbeing Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Math & Science Education & Reference Children's - Non-fiction Biographies & Memoirs Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Entertainment

Parul B.

Parul B.

London, United Kingdom

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Professional editor w/ 10 years of experience at Random House, Quercus, London Writers' Salon. Genre: Thrillers (Adult / YA), Non-fiction.


Work experience:

  • Random House
  • Quercus/ now Hachette
  • Cornerstones
  • Publishing Uncovered
  • Eccles Fisher

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Business & Management Non-Fiction Dystopian Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Mystery & Crime Middle Grade Children's

Amy D.

Amy D.

London, United Kingdom

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I am an experienced editor who has worked for five years in digital publishing. Particularly love crime, women's & historical fiction.


Work experience:

  • Endeavour Press
  • Sapere Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Romance History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime True Crime Thriller & Suspense Dystopian Science Fiction

Sophie O.

Sophie O.

London, United Kingdom

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A hands-on, empathetic fiction editor with over ten years’ experience at two major publishing houses.


Work experience:

  • Scribner, Simon & Schuster
  • Mantle, Pan Macmillan
  • Pan Macmillan
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

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

Laura W.

Laura W.

Brighton, United Kingdom

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If you're a writer of women's fiction, domestic noir or thrillers, I'll ensure your work is the best it can be. To publication and beyond.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Women's Fiction Fiction Thriller & Suspense Historical Fiction Parenting & Families Non-Fiction Self-help & Self-improvement Health & wellbeing

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Developmental Editor Birmingham

When you start writing a book, your thoughts are clear and focused, your enthusiasm is through the roof, and your characters and plot lines practically form themselves. By the time you finish writing a book, however, you’ll no longer have quite as much creative energy — and as a consequence, some things may have slipped through the cracks.

This is why every author who’s completed a book can benefit from a developmental edit: a “big picture” look at your manuscript that points out plot holes, character issues, and any other weak areas or major inconsistencies. A developmental editor might help you follow through on a subplot that got lost around page 100, or develop a character who’s a little flat. They’ll even work with you on your prose to make it more effective, and ensure that you’re conveying scenes properly. (Though keep in mind that if you want someone to work on a line-by-line basis, you’ll need a copy editor as well.)

Basically, a developmental editor will make your book a much better piece of literature. If you’ve finished your first draft, but worry it’s not up to snuff, you can’t go wrong getting a developmental editor in Birmingham to take a look. And the developmental editors you’ll find on Reedsy are the best in the biz — some have even worked with Big 5 editors across the globe! So if you need a developmental editor in Birmingham, just sign up to Reedsy and start looking now.

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