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Kieran

Kieran

Birmingham, UK

Experienced crime, thriller, and contemporary fiction editor. Books published with Big Five as well as indies. Author and academic.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • York St John University

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

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Historical Mysteries, Legal Thriller, Medical Thriller, Technothriller

Ameesha

Ameesha

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Nonfiction book coach and editor with 13 years’ experience in books that make the world better, such as self-help, philosophy, and business.


Work experience:

  • Packt Publishing
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review Book Coaching

Genres: Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Philosophy, Humanities & Social Sciences, Psychology, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Inspirational, Biographies & Memoirs, Health & Wellbeing, Technology

Lorraine

Lorraine

Birmingham, UK

Dedicated editor and proofreader with over a decade of publishing experience with Macmillan, Simon and Schuster and Orion, among others.


Work experience:

  • Macmillan Kids
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Angry Robot Books
  • Black Library Books
  • Aconyte Books
  • Solaris Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult, Thriller & Suspense

Sarindar

Sarindar

United Kingdom

Editor/Writer with more than 20 years of experience in educational publishing, magazines, technical and web.


Work experience:

  • Macmillan UK
  • Multimedia Communications, Singapore
  • Marshall Cavendish, Singapore
  • Educational Publishing House, Singapore
  • Horizon Knowledge Solutions Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Shing Lee Publishers Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Chacon Publishing Inc, Calgary, Canada
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Education & Reference, Math & Science, Writing & Publishing, Children's, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences

Tim

Tim

York, United Kingdom

Experienced editor specialising in science fiction, horror and YA fiction – offering MS assessment, structural editing and copyediting.


Work experience:

  • CGP
  • Pearson
  • Scholastic
  • British Fantasy Society
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Short Story, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Psychological Thriller

Louise

Louise

London, United Kingdom

Friendly and experienced editor and former Literary Agent, with extensive experience editing most adult genres of fiction.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Zeno Agency Ltd
  • Pan Macmillan
  • Dorling Kindersley

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review Book Coaching

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Literary Fiction, Fantasy

Anna

Anna

London, United Kingdom

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

Sophie

Sophie

Stroud, United Kingdom

Bestselling non-fiction development editor & ghostwriter of over 30 books for major publishers eg Penguin, Hachette & DK. Former lit agent.


Work experience:

  • The History Press
  • Self-employed
  • Tempus Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Indexing

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Nature, Home & Garden, True Crime, Business & Management, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

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When you start writing a book, your thoughts are clear and focused — you practically live in the pages of your story. When you finish writing, though, it’s difficult to remain objective. Consequently, some structural issues can slip through the cracks.


That’s why, before you even consider copy editing, you need a developmental editor. They take a “big picture” look at your manuscript to help fix plot holes, character issues, and any other issues or major inconsistencies. A developmental editor will help you follow through on a subplot that got lost along the way, or better develop a character. They’ll ensure your scenes are clear, and descriptions aren’t confusing.


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