Hire a Manuscript Editor in London

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

Dan H.

Dan H.

London, United Kingdom

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London-based freelance editor of cookery and illustrated non-fiction books


Work experience:

  • Random House
  • Phaidon Press
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & Wellbeing Home & Garden Architecture Agriculture Parenting & Families

Diane F.

Diane F.

London, United Kingdom

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Experienced non-fiction ghostwriter, structural editor (book doctor) and copyeditor, specialising in the arts, humanities and biography.


Work experience:

  • Phaidon Press Ltd.
  • Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East
  • Academy Projects LLP
  • Macmillan Publishers
  • various

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction History Photography Biographies & Memoirs

Karen B.

Karen B.

London, United Kingdom

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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

Tom B.

Tom B.

London, United Kingdom

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Highly experienced academic and educational book editor, previously worked as Senior Book Production Editor for a leading publishing house.


Work experience:

  • Tom Bedford | Editorial Services
  • SAGE

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Psychology Humanities & Social Sciences Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry Math & Science Political Science & Current Affairs History Sociology Education & Reference

Lisa G.

Lisa G.

London, UK

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With 10 years' experience in academic publishing, I specialise in translating complex information into engaging text that is a joy to read.


Work experience:

  • Clear cut copy
  • Touch Group
  • Biba
  • Burson-Marsteller

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Physics & Chemistry Math & Science LGBTQ Non-Fiction Entertainment

Kate B.

Kate B.

London, UK

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I've edited more than 30 non-fiction books, on subjects as diverse as Shakespeare and serial killers, Terry Pratchett and Arsenal.


Work experience:

  • Freelance

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction True Crime Biographies & Memoirs Health & Wellbeing Education & Reference Entertainment

Lisa E.

Lisa E.

London, UK

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Freelance editor with 25 years' experience in UK children's publishing. Published The Hunger Games, His Dark Materials, Horrible Histories.


Work experience:

  • Hachette Children's Books group
  • Publishing Training Centre
  • Templar Publishing
  • Carlton Books
  • Scholastic UK
  • Redwood Tree Publishing

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

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Children’s Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs 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

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Hire a Developmental Editor in London

Whew! 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 watch your draft get polished 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 take a bird’s eye view of your book to ensure everything from the structure to character developmental and prose is all as fine-tuned as possible.

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

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