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 Query Letter Review

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

Karen B.

Karen B.

London, United Kingdom

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The Bookseller Rising Star. I edit adult, YA & children's fiction with empathy & vigour. Published author.


Work experience:

  • Speckled Pen
  • Little, Brown Books For Young Readers
  • Working Partners

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

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Women's Fiction Middle Grade Children's Fantasy Paranormal Romance Romance Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

Lisa E.

Lisa E.

London, UK

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Freelance editor with 25 years' experience in UK children's publishing. Published The Hunger Games, His Dark Materials, Horrible Histories.


Work experience:

  • Hachette Children's Books group
  • Publishing Training Centre
  • Templar Publishing
  • Carlton Books
  • Scholastic UK
  • Redwood Tree Publishing

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

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Young Adult

Nicole K.

Nicole K.

London, UK

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I am a freelance editor, with over 25 years' experience in social sciences and humanities and with a passion for social justice.


Work experience:

  • International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
  • Nicole Kenton /HAND Edit and Design

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Agriculture Non-Fiction Education & Reference Humanities & Social Sciences Political Science & Current Affairs

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

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

Britt C.

Britt C.

London, UK

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Bestselling author, veteran journalist and editor with a passion for storytelling and 25 year’s experience contributing to top publications


Work experience:

  • Simon & Schuster
  • The Guardian, Observer, Condé Traveller, Harper’s Bazaar, the Sunday Times, Travel + Leisure, the Independent, the Metro, Marie Claire, Wanderlust and Billionaire magazine
  • FST Publishing
  • Centurion Publishing
  • Ink Publishing
  • TIME INC
  • Self-employed
  • Founder + creator
  • Green Guides publishing

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

Genres: Action & Adventure Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Entertainment Travel Inspirational Coming of Age Mystery & Crime Literary Fiction

James R.

James R.

London, UK

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Experienced non-fiction editor and researcher with a decade's experience at large publishers. Focused on technology, politics and society.


Work experience:

  • Packt Publishing
  • Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
  • Springer Nature
  • Mossycoat Theatre Company
  • JRP Editorial

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Sociology Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Political Science & Current Affairs Technology Business & Management Plays & Screenplays Fiction

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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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