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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

Emily

Emily

London, United Kingdom

A Bookseller Rising Star and commercial fiction editor with ten years editing experience at Penguin Random House, Hachette and HarperCollins


Work experience:

  • Quercus (Hachette UK)
  • Ebury & Del Rey (Penguin Random House)
  • Orion Publishing (Hachette UK)
  • Avon (HarperCollins)
  • Boldwood Books

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

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Fantasy, Historical Fiction

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

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

Sonny

Sonny

London, UK

Editor and pitch writer for fiction and personal memoir. I will shape your manuscript and offer guidance on how to get it published.


Work experience:

  • Hachette
  • Penguin Random House

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

Genres: Women's Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Holiday, Romance, Young Adult

Nicky

Nicky

London, United Kingdom

Developmental editor specialising in women's commercial fiction, crime and thrillers. 20 years' experience. Book agent at WGM International.


Work experience:

  • Constable & Robinson
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Transworld
  • The Orion Publishing Group
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing

Genres: Thriller & Suspense, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime

Laure

Laure

London, UK

Creative editor specialising in children’s books, travel guides and educational resources, with over six years of experience in publishing.


Work experience:

  • DK Travel
  • Pearson Education

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Children's, Fiction, Travel, Non-Fiction, Education & Reference

Tim

Tim

London, UK

Specialist nonfiction editor with 30+ years experience. I've worked on everything from gardening to fashion and children's education.


Work experience:

  • Time Life
  • Marshall Cavendish
  • Brown Reference Group/Windmill Books
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Education & Reference, Fashion & Textiles, History, Photography, Home & Garden, Geography

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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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