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Katy

Katy

London, United Kingdom

A senior commissioning editor and content developer with ten years of experience in professional, educational and trade publishing.


Work experience:

  • Kogan Page
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Hodder Education
  • Routledge/ Taylor and Francis
  • Open University Press/ McGraw Hill

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

Genres: Business & Management, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Political Science & Current Affairs, Philosophy, Psychology, Writing & Publishing, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Education & Reference

Shelley

Shelley

London, United Kingdom

An experienced, insightful developmental editor with 12 years of solid commercial success. Transforming manuscripts into bestselling novels!


Work experience:

  • The Eve White Agency
  • Shelley Instone Literary Consultancy/Agency
  • The Book Editorial Expert

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Young Adult, Espionage, Chick Lit, 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
  • N/A

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

Allison

Allison

London, UK

Non-fiction editor with extensive experience in many subjects, gained over 25 years from publishers including Routledge and Palgrave


Work experience:

  • Financial Gazette, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Human & Rousseau Publishers
  • Struik Publishers
  • self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Education & Reference, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Political Science & Current Affairs, Religion & Spirituality, Nature, Life Sciences, Math & Science, Fashion & Textiles

Madeleine

Madeleine

London, United Kingdom

Assistant Editor (fiction) at Penguin Michael Joseph. I have experience in structural editing, proofreading and reviewing submissions.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Hodder & Stoughton

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Coming of Age, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Short Story

Emily

Emily

London, United Kingdom

A Bookseller Rising Star and commercial fiction editor with ten years editing experience at Penguin Random House, Hachette and HarperCollins


Work experience:

  • Quercus (Hachette UK)
  • Ebury & Del Rey (Penguin Random House)
  • Orion Publishing (Hachette UK)
  • Avon (HarperCollins)

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

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Gillian

Gillian

London, United Kingdom

An editor with nearly thirty years experience working on commercial fiction and non-fiction.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Anthologies, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense

Max

Max

London, UK

Experienced and versatile editor; former Commissioning Editor at Bloomsbury and Oberon Books. Fiction, non-fiction and academic writing.


Work experience:

  • Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Oberon Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Architecture, Non-Fiction, Design, Home & Garden, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Photography, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits

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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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