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Ameesha G.

Ameesha G.

Birmingham, United Kingdom

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A nonfiction book coach & editor with 11 years’ experience in books that make the world better: personal dev, philosophy, & business


Work experience:

  • Packt Publishing
  • The Book Shelf LTD.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Career Guides Philosophy Humanities & Social Sciences Psychology Self-help & Self-improvement Atheism Religion & Spirituality Inspirational Writing & Publishing

Kim Y.

Kim Y.

Norfolk, United Kingdom

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Non-fiction editor offering extensive experience across a wide variety of arts, humanities, social sciences, and general trade lists.


Work experience:

  • Yarwood Editorial Services
  • Antique Collectors' Club
  • Martin Books, Simon & Schuster (UK)
  • The Ilex Press (Octopus Publishing Group)
  • The Stationery Office (TSO; HMSO, privatized)
  • Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO)
  • Henderson Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Indexing

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Business & Management Antiques & Collectibles Writing & Publishing Design Travel Political Science & Current Affairs Psychology

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

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

Andrew L.

Andrew L.

London, United Kingdom

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Friendly and precise editor/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 Query Letter Review

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

Thalia S.

Thalia S.

London, United Kingdom

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Editor with over a decade's experience working with best-selling authors at Pan Macmillan and HarperCollins . I'd love to hear from you.


Work experience:

  • Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation
  • HarperCollins
  • Pan Macmillan

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Health & wellbeing Coming of Age

Kelly D.

Kelly D.

Maryport, United Kingdom

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I have edited and proofread many non-fiction books for Hachette and HarperCollins, and have also worked on memoirs for individual clients.


Work experience:

  • Francis and Davis Editorial Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Health & wellbeing Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Math & Science Education & Reference Children's - Non-fiction Biographies & Memoirs Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Entertainment

Laura J.

Laura J.

Bristol, United Kingdom

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An experienced writer, editor and proofreader specialising in children's storybooks, activity books, annuals and reference books.


Work experience:

  • Parragon
  • Self-employed
  • Egmont Publishing
  • HarperCollins Children's Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Action & Adventure Fiction Picture Books Children's Comics & Graphic Novels Young Adult Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction

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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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