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Shazeen

Shazeen

Birmingham, UK

I provide developmental and copyediting services to nonfiction authors looking to polish their work for publication.


Work experience:

  • BBC News
  • University of Birmingham
  • Packt Publishing
  • The Writer Vending Machine

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, Health & Wellbeing, Technology

Melissa

Melissa

Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Highly experienced editor specialising in children's books. From critiques to copy-editing, my skills are here to help your story shine.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Piccadilly Press, London

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Middle Grade, Children's, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Karen

Karen

London, United Kingdom

The Bookseller Rising Star. I edit adult, YA & children's fiction with empathy & vigour. Published author.


Work experience:

  • Speckled Pen
  • Little, Brown Books For Young Readers
  • Working Partners

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

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

Joanne

Joanne

London, United Kingdom

Editor, copy-editor and proofreader, formerly editor at Orion Books. Now working with authors to help them achieve their writing goals.


Work experience:

  • Hodder & Stoughton
  • Headline Publishing (Hachette UK)
  • John Murray (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Orion Books
  • Gledhill Editorial & Literary Consultancy

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

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Young Adult, Humor & Comedy, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense

Liz

Liz

Wells, United Kingdom

I have worked as an editor since 1998, across a range of genres. I enjoy finding practical ways to help your project shine.


Work experience:

  • Responsive Editing
  • Quarto
  • Scholastic (Educational Division)
  • Usborne
  • Miles Kelly Publishing
  • CIEP

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, DIY & Crafts, Home & Garden, Writing & Publishing, Mystery & Crime, Education & Reference, Children’s Non-Fiction, Design, Architecture

Dick

Dick

London, United Kingdom

Experienced London-based editor of fiction (novels, short stories, plays), biography, art and culture and personal statements.


Work experience:

  • Shape London
  • Variorum Text Services
  • Waltham Forest Council
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political Science & Current Affairs, Religion & Spirituality, Classics, Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Humor & Comedy

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

Thalia

Thalia

London, United Kingdom

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 Editorial Assessment

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

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When you start writing a book, your thoughts are clear and focused — you practically live in the pages of your story. When you finish writing, though, it’s difficult to remain objective. Consequently, some structural issues can slip through the cracks.


That’s why, before you even consider copy editing, you need a developmental editor. They take a “big picture” look at your manuscript to help fix plot holes, character issues, and any other issues or major inconsistencies. A developmental editor will help you follow through on a subplot that got lost along the way, or better develop a character. They’ll ensure your scenes are clear, and descriptions aren’t confusing.


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