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We've sourced the best manuscript editors in Birmingham who are ready to help you with all your developmental editing needs.

Sofi R.

Sofi R.

Birmingham, UK

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Meticulous Content Editor, ghostwriter and bibliophile who aspires to edit compelling fiction.


Work experience:

  • Packt
  • WeAreWordNerds

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Technology Non-Fiction

Kieran D.

Kieran D.

Birmingham, UK

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Experienced editor, copy editor and proofreader of crime fiction, thrillers, literary fiction and creative nonfiction.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • York St John University

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

Genres: Contemporary Fiction Fiction Thriller & Suspense Mystery & Crime Romance Humor & Comedy Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs

Caroline M.

Caroline M.

London, United Kingdom

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Non-fiction editor specialising in illustrated books, cookery, craft, home and garden. Experience includes Vintage Publishing and BBC Books.


Work experience:

  • Caroline McArthur
  • Vintage Publishing, Penguin Random House
  • BBC Books, Ebury Publishing, Random House
  • Duckworth Publishers

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & Wellbeing History Travel Home & Garden Music Entertainment Mystery & Crime Fiction Parenting & Families Thriller & Suspense Design Photography

Anna J.

Anna J.

London, United Kingdom

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Award-winning editor and publisher with a near-obsessive eye and over fifteen years experience in the industry.


Work experience:

  • The Pigeonhole
  • Random House
  • Peters, Fraser & Dunlop
  • Curtis Brown
  • The Bookseller

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Historical Fiction Horror Thriller & Suspense Short Story Fantasy Science Fiction Women's Fiction

Anna B.

Anna B.

London, United Kingdom

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I have 10+ years' experience working on children's and YA writing at UK publishers including Hachette and HarperCollins.


Work experience:

  • Octopus (Hachette)
  • Carlton Books
  • Orchard (Hachette)
  • Egmont
  • N/A

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

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Fantasy Middle Grade Fantasy Science Fiction Contemporary Fiction Coming of Age Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult

Hannah S.

Hannah S.

London, United Kingdom

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Development Editor and Literary Agent with fifteen years' experience of trade publishing.


Work experience:

  • Macmillan Children's Books
  • Headline (Hachette Group)
  • DHH Literary Agency
  • N/A

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

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

Donna H.

Donna H.

London, United Kingdom

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Freelance publishing consultant and editor (based in the UK) with a huge amount of experience in publishing, from editing to commissioning


Work experience:

  • Harlequin UK Ltd
  • Little, Brown
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Romance Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Humor & Comedy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Contemporary 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

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Developmental Editor Birmingham

When you start writing a book, your thoughts are clear and focused, your enthusiasm is through the roof, and your characters and plot lines practically form themselves. By the time you finish writing a book, however, you’ll no longer have quite as much creative energy — and as a consequence, some things may have slipped through the cracks.

This is why every author who’s completed a book can benefit from a developmental edit: a “big picture” look at your manuscript that points out plot holes, character issues, and any other weak areas or major inconsistencies. A developmental editor might help you follow through on a subplot that got lost around page 100, or develop a character who’s a little flat. They’ll even work with you on your prose to make it more effective, and ensure that you’re conveying scenes properly. (Though keep in mind that if you want someone to work on a line-by-line basis, you’ll need a copy editor as well.)

Basically, a developmental editor will make your book a much better piece of literature. If you’ve finished your first draft, but worry it’s not up to snuff, you can’t go wrong getting a developmental editor in Birmingham to take a look. And the developmental editors you’ll find on Reedsy are the best in the biz — some have even worked with Big 5 editors across the globe! So if you need a developmental editor in Birmingham, just sign up to Reedsy and start looking now.

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