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Nicky

Nicky

London, United Kingdom

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


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

Roisin

Roisin

London, United Kingdom

Publisher & Development Editor. Editorial Director at Pan Macmillan, previously set up Quercus. Worked at Faber and 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

Parul

Parul

London, United Kingdom

Professional editor with 10 years of experience at Random House, Quercus. Cofounder: London Writers' Salon. Genre: Thrillers, NonFiction, YA


Work experience:

  • Random House
  • Quercus/ now Hachette
  • Cornerstones
  • London Writers' Salon
  • Eccles Fisher

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery & Crime, Middle Grade, Children's

Fritha

Fritha

London, UK

Highly experienced development and structural editor (non-fiction) with almost 20 years experience working in trade publishing.


Work experience:

  • Simon & Schuster Ltd.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Inspirational, Nature, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Sex & Relationships

Cat

Cat

London, UK

Fiction Editor of contemporary, historical, crime and thriller. Ex Penguin Random House Publishing Director and Hachette Associate Publisher


Work experience:

  • Transworld, Penguin Random House
  • Headline Publishing Group, Hachette UK
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Romance

Kat

Kat

London, UK

Experienced proofreader of children's, YA, and crime fiction for Hachette and Simon and Schuster. Richard and Judy Book Club author 2019.


Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Children's, Fiction, Coming of Age, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Young Adult

Holly

Holly

London, UK

Ruthlessly cheerful, aggressively optimistic: I'm an author's cheerleader, editor, advisor + promoter. Genres: thrillers, adventures + more


Work experience:

  • Bloomsbury
  • Canongate Books Ltd & Severn House
  • The Publishing Training Centre
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review Book Coaching

Genres: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Romance, Women's Fiction, Thriller & Suspense

James

James

London, UK

I'm a freelance editor specialising in developmental editing and editorial assessment. I was previously Publishing Director for Lume Books.


Work experience:

  • Lume Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Action & Adventure, Classics, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Short Story, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction

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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.


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