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.

Amy D.

Amy D.

London, United Kingdom

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I am an experienced editor who has worked for five years in digital publishing. Particularly love crime, women's & historical fiction.


Work experience:

  • Endeavour Press
  • Sapere Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Romance History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime True Crime Thriller & Suspense Dystopian Science Fiction

Keith M.

Keith M.

London, United Kingdom

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Nonfiction publisher (25 years) specializing in science; author of one nonfiction book, three scifi novels and many TV entertainment shows.


Work experience:

  • Oxford University Press
  • Addison-Wesley/Pearson Education
  • Pergamon Press
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Science Fiction Fiction Computers & Internet Non-Fiction Children’s Non-Fiction Math & Science Philosophy Humanities & Social Sciences Technology Physics & Chemistry Entertainment Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences

Diane F.

Diane F.

London, United Kingdom

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Experienced non-fiction ghostwriter, structural editor (book doctor) and copyeditor, specialising in the arts, humanities and biography.


Work experience:

  • Phaidon Press Ltd.
  • Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East
  • Academy Projects LLP
  • Macmillan Publishers
  • various

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction History Photography Biographies & Memoirs

Emily Y.

Emily Y.

London, United Kingdom

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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)

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

Philip C.

Philip C.

London, United Kingdom

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Experienced commissioning editor, enthusiastic about literary fiction and narrative non-fiction. Competitive rates and publishing advice.


Work experience:

  • Unbound
  • Faber & Faber
  • Waterstones
  • Charlie Byrne's Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Humor & Comedy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Nature Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Short Story Thriller & Suspense

Andrew L.

Andrew L.

London, United Kingdom

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Friendly and precise editor and writing coach. Lots of experience with various genres. I'm an author, too. So I know what it's like.


Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Horror Thriller & Suspense Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction Dystopian Urban Fantasy Gaming & LitRPG

Richard A.

Richard A.

London, UK

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A 10-year track record at Hachette UK, editing Booker-nominated authors and Sunday Times bestsellers. Memoir, Lit Fiction, Crime/Thriller.


Work experience:

  • Quercus Books
  • Janklow & Nesbit UK
  • Profile Books
  • Penguin Random House UK

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

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Mystery & Crime Fiction Contemporary Fiction Sports & Outdoors Short Story Travel Thriller & Suspense Entertainment

Victoria O.

Victoria O.

London, UK

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Approachable, experienced and enthusiastic fiction book editor. 10 years publishing experience working for HarperCollins & Hachette.


Work experience:

  • Orion Fiction
  • Avon, HarperCollins UK
  • HQ Digital
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Coming of Age Fiction Historical Fiction Holiday Magical Realism Literary Fiction Contemporary Fiction Mystery & Crime Romance Women's 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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