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Louise

Louise

London, United Kingdom

Friendly and experienced 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 Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review Book Coaching

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

Anna

Anna

London, United Kingdom

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, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Short Story, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Women's Fiction

Rachel

Rachel

London, UK

Children's/YA specialist and agent with 15 years' experience commissioning and editing. Ex-Penguin Random House, S&S and Roald Dahl HQ


Work experience:

  • Simon & Schuster UK
  • Random House Children's Books
  • Puffin Books, Penguin Children's
  • Scholastic Clubs & Fairs
  • Egmont UK Ltd
  • Roald Dahl Story Company UK Ltd
  • Self-employed
  • Jo Unwin Literary Agency

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

Genres: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Contemporary Fiction, Social & Family Issues, Young Adult, Young Adult Fantasy, LGBTQ Fiction, Romantic Comedy, Romance

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

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

Salome

Salome

London, UK

Fiction editor with 15+ years experience. Genres include fantasy - especially urban fantasy - historical fiction, and more. Friendly.


Work experience:

  • Ghostwoods Books
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Historical Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Time Travel, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Military Science Fiction

Richard

Richard

London, UK

Novelist published by Penguin (US), Orion (UK), translated into 20 languages. Formerly senior non-fiction commissioning editor at Hachette.


Work experience:

  • Headline (Hachette UK)
  • Orion (UK), Penguin (US)

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

Genres: Humor & Comedy, Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Romantic Comedy, Romance, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, True Crime, Sports & Outdoors, Thriller & Suspense, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Pascal

Pascal

London, UK

Friendly non-fiction editor with ten years' experience developing projects, copy-editing and proof-reading at a top non-fiction press.


Work experience:

  • Polity Books
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Philosophy, Political Science & Current Affairs, Education & Reference, Geography

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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.


So where can you find a great developmental editor in London? Right here on Reedsy. Reedsy is home to a diverse roster of editors based in London, some of whom have worked with bestselling authors like Stephen King and Neil Gaiman. Sign up and start browsing their portfolios today, or simply request a quote from an editor who looks like they could be your collaborative soulmate.

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