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Kieran D.

Kieran D.

Birmingham, UK

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Experienced editor, copyeditor and proofreader of crime thrillers, and dark literary fiction.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • York St John University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction Fiction Thriller & Suspense Mystery & Crime

Helen T.

Helen T.

United Kingdom

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15 years of in-house editorial experience specialising in children's fiction (MG, teen and YA). Previously Editor-at-Large for Hachette.


Work experience:

  • Helen Thomas
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • Orion Children's Books
  • Scholastic Ltd
  • Columbia University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Middle Grade Fantasy Young Adult Women's Fiction Psychology Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction New Age Self-help & Self-improvement Writing & Publishing

Katy H.

Katy H.

London, United Kingdom

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A senior commissioning editor and content developer with ten years of experience in professional, educational and trade publishing.


Work experience:

  • Kogan Page
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Hodder Education
  • Routledge/ Taylor and Francis
  • Open University Press/ McGraw Hill

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

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Political Science & Current Affairs Philosophy Psychology Writing & Publishing Self-help & Self-improvement Education & Reference

Gillian H.

Gillian H.

London, United Kingdom

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I have worked with many authors, and I never get tired of helping someone write the very best book they can. It's always a thrill.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Romance Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Action & Adventure Historical Fiction Anthologies Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

Jenny J.

Jenny J.

London, United Kingdom

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Experienced editor of writing for children and adults (fiction, non-fiction, picture books, novelties) through all stages of editing.


Work experience:

  • Hot Key Books
  • Walker Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Picture Books Children's Travel Non-Fiction Middle Grade Parenting & Families Children's - Non-fiction

Tom B.

Tom B.

London, United Kingdom

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Highly experienced academic and educational book editor, previously worked as Senior Book Production Editor for a leading publishing house.


Work experience:

  • Tom Bedford | Editorial Services
  • SAGE

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Psychology Humanities & Social Sciences Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Math & Science Political Science & Current Affairs History Sociology Education & Reference

Colm B.

Colm B.

London, United Kingdom

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Freelance developmental editor, with a focus on thriller fiction, travel/memoir non-fiction, and LGBTQ+ writing.


Work experience:

  • Self-Employed
  • RateSetter

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: LGBTQ (Fiction) Fiction Thriller & Suspense LGBTQ (non fiction) Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction

Shelley R.

Shelley R.

London, United Kingdom

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A highly accomplished structural, creative and copy editor, with a solid track record of publishing success.


Work experience:

  • The Eve White Agency
  • Shelley Instone Literary Consultancy/Agency
  • Self employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Women's Fiction Middle Grade Children's

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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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