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Louise

Louise

London, United Kingdom

Friendly and experienced fiction editor and former Literary Agent, with extensive experience editing most adult genres of fiction.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Zeno Agency Ltd
  • Pan Macmillan
  • Dorling Kindersley

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Query Letter Review

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Literary Fiction, Fantasy

Anna

Anna

London, United Kingdom

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
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Fantasy, Middle Grade Fantasy, Contemporary Fiction, Coming of Age, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Picture Books, Social & Family Issues

Clare

Clare

London, United Kingdom

A freelance copy-editor and proofreader specialising in cookery, craft and other lifestyle titles.


Work experience:

  • Cico Books
  • New Holland Publishers
  • Clare Sayer

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: DIY & Crafts, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Home & Garden, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits

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

Sonny

Sonny

London, UK

Editor and pitch writer for fiction and personal memoir. I will shape your manuscript and offer guidance on how to get it published.


Work experience:

  • Hachette
  • Penguin Random House

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

Genres: Women's Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Contemporary Fiction, Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Romance, Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense

Charles

Charles

London, UK

I edit fiction and non-fiction. I have also written several biographies and books on film. Worked for Penguin, Viking, Hamish Hamilton.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Hamish Hamilton
  • Penguin Books
  • Fourmat Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Entertainment, Humanities & Social Sciences, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Classics

Lucinda

Lucinda

London, UK

20+ years in non-fiction book editing. I offer full editorial reports, fact-checking. copy editing and proofreading.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Nature, Travel, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Mystery & Crime

Simran

Simran

London, UK

A creative and collaborative editor with 5 years experience in Children's and YA publishing.


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

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Middle Grade Fantasy, LGBTQ Fiction, Poetry, Coming of Age, Young Adult, Women's Fiction, Romance

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Hire the best developmental editors in London


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.


Working with a developmental editor is beneficial for all authors — but especially first-time authors who might not yet know what to keep an eye out for when going through the revision process.


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