Hire a Developmental Editor in London

We've sourced the best developmental editors in London who are ready to help you with all your developmental editing needs.

Thalia S.

Thalia S.

London, United Kingdom

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Editor with over a decade's experience working with best-selling authors at Pan Macmillan and HarperCollins . I'd love to hear from you.


Work experience:

  • Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation
  • HarperCollins
  • Pan Macmillan

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Health & Wellbeing Coming of Age

Roisin H.

Roisin H.

London, United Kingdom

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Publisher & Development Editor. I run Oneworld Children's, previously set up Quercus Children's. Worked at Faber, Macmillan, Hachette.


Work experience:

  • Quercus Children's Books
  • Faber & Faber
  • Macmillan Children's Books
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Humor & Comedy Picture Books Children's Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Middle Grade Fantasy Thriller & Suspense

Laurie J.

Laurie J.

London, United Kingdom

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Editor specialising in romance, dedicated to helping authors find their voice, hone their talent and create outstanding books!


Work experience:

  • Iris Blu Editing
  • Harlequin Mills & Boon UK
  • Various

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Women's Fiction Fiction Holiday Romance

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

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

Joanne G.

Joanne G.

London, United Kingdom

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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

Nicola L.

Nicola L.

London, United Kingdom

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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

Sasha C.

Sasha C.

London, UK

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Editor and author with expertise in allied health and cultural history. A series editor for Elsevier, I'm also a trained historian.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Elsevier

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Religion & Spirituality Non-Fiction Health & Wellbeing History Humanities & Social Sciences Education & Reference Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry Math & Science

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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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