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Shelley

Shelley

London, United Kingdom

An experienced and highly skilled editor with 12 years of solid commercial success, I assist authors to fulfil their publishing ambitions.


Work experience:

  • The Eve White Agency
  • Shelley Instone Literary Consultancy/Agency
  • The Book Editorial Expert

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Chick Lit, Women's Fiction, Espionage, Literary Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Action & Adventure

Nicola

Nicola

London, United Kingdom

An editor with over twenty years’ industry experience, I work with lots of self-publishing authors, big publishers and small publishers.


Work experience:

  • Constable & Robinson
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Transworld
  • The Orion Publishing Group
  • Me, Myself and I

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Historical Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Women's Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Romance, Paranormal Romance

Kate

Kate

London, UK

I've edited more than 30 non-fiction books, on subjects as diverse as Shakespeare and serial killers, Terry Pratchett and Arsenal.


Work experience:

  • Freelance

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, True Crime, Biographies & Memoirs, Health & Wellbeing, Education & Reference, Entertainment

Jenny

Jenny

London, United Kingdom

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

Clare

Clare

London, United Kingdom

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

Anna

Anna

London, UK

A passionate editor with 5 years in literary agencies under my belt - I love escapism, authentic human relationships & the fantastical.


Work experience:

  • WME
  • Abner Stein

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Children's, Fiction, Fantasy, Thriller & Suspense, Women's Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, True Crime

Faith

Faith

London, UK

Romance fiction and visual arts editor, works for Bloomsbury, formerly of Choc Lit, Routledge, Hodder Ed., development, line and copy edits


Work experience:

  • Bloomsbury
  • Hodder education
  • Faithful Publishing Services
  • Routledge books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Women's Fiction, Fashion & Textiles, Non-Fiction, Photography, Humanities & Social Sciences

Joanne

Joanne

London, United Kingdom

Editor, copy-editor and proofreader, formerly editor at Orion Books. Now working with authors to help them achieve their writing goals.


Work experience:

  • Hodder & Stoughton
  • Headline Publishing (Hachette UK)
  • John Murray (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Orion Books
  • Gledhill Editorial & Literary Consultancy

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

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Young Adult, Humor & Comedy, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense

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Hire a Developmental Editor in London

Whew! You’ve finally finished your manuscript, and it’s been a long road getting this far. Congratulations! Next up is the revision process, which might sound daunting, but is actually a gratifying experience, as you get to watch your draft get polished into a literary gem.

However, whether you’ve written fiction or non-fiction, it can often be tough to spot your book’s potential “big picture” issues, because you’re too close to the content. This is where a developmental editor comes in: someone who will take a bird’s eye view of your book to ensure everything from the structure to character developmental and prose is all as fine-tuned as possible.

Working with a developmental editor is beneficial for all authors — but especially first-time authors who might not yet know what sorts of things to keep an eye out for when going through the revision process.

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