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Karen

Karen

London, United Kingdom

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

Roisin

Roisin

London, United Kingdom

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

Julia

Julia

London, United Kingdom

Experienced and meticulous non-fiction editor with a keen eye. Passionate about great books.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Ebury Publishing, Random House UK
  • Anubis Literary Agency

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

Genres: Career Guides, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Sex & Relationships, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Parenting & Families, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Business & Management

Tom

Tom

London, United Kingdom

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

Dan

Dan

London, UK

History, politics and economics specialist with a long list of titles for the world's best publishers.


Work experience:

  • Dan Shutt
  • IB Tauris
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Bradshaw Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Economics, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, History, Philosophy, Political Science & Current Affairs, Art, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, Classics, Fiction, Poetry

Rachel

Rachel

London, UK

Conscientious and experienced editor with an in-depth understanding of both print and digital travel content.


Work experience:

  • DK Travel

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Travel, Non-Fiction

Gary

Gary

London, UK

Editor specialising in literary and speculative fiction. Founder of award-winning publisher Influx Press. Former editor at Titan Books.


Work experience:

  • Titan Books
  • Influx Press
  • Unsung Stories
  • Ambit Magazine

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction, Science Fiction, Anthologies, Short Story, Literary Fiction, Travel, Non-Fiction, Fantasy, Biographies & Memoirs

Natalie

Natalie

London, UK

Award-winning writer and versatile editor working in genre fiction publishing. Especially interested in fantasy, poetry and women's fiction.


Work experience:

  • Liverpool University Press
  • Rowman & Littlefield International
  • Sapere Books
  • The Windows Project

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Women's Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Poetry, Fantasy, Cultural & Ethnic, Romance

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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 polish your draft 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 look at your book from a bird’s eye view to ensure everything from the structure to character development and prose is all fine-tuned.


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


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