Hire Manuscript Editors in the United Kingdom

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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

Sarindar

Sarindar

United Kingdom

I have more than 20 years experience in writing/editing educational books, magazines, technical editing and web editing/writing


Work experience:

  • Macmillan UK
  • Multimedia Communications, Singapore
  • Marshall Cavendish, Singapore
  • Educational Publishing House, Singapore
  • Horizon Knowledge Solutions Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Shing Lee Publishers Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Chacon Publishing Inc, Calgary, Canada

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Education & Reference, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Math & Science, Writing & Publishing

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

Roisin

Roisin

London, United Kingdom

Publisher & Development Editor. I run Oneworld Children's, previously set up Quercus Children's. Worked at Faber, Macmillan, Hachette.


Work experience:

  • Quercus Children's Books
  • Faber & Faber
  • Macmillan Children's Books
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Humor & Comedy, Picture Books, Children's, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Middle Grade, Fantasy, Thriller & Suspense

Tom

Tom

Plymouth, United Kingdom

I am an editor, a prize-winning author and creative writing lecturer with more than ten years' experience.


Work experience:

  • Short Fiction Literary Journal
  • Plymouth University
  • Arvon

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Story, Mystery & Crime, True Crime, Non-Fiction, Thriller & Suspense

Aida

Aida

United Kingdom

Editor and proofreader of academic and non-fiction texts, with an interest in literary fiction, poetry and plays.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Gingko Library
  • Haus Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Short Story, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, Humanities & Social Sciences, Art, History, LGBTQ Non-Fiction, Plays & Screenplays

Tom

Tom

London, United Kingdom

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

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

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You’ve done it — after months or maybe even years of hard work, you’ve finally completed your manuscript. What are you going to do next? Well, if you’re a savvy author, you'll hire a developmental editor.


What does a developmental editor do, you ask? It’s really all in the name: they develop your book’s plot, characters, and prose until all the pieces fit together and the story runs smoothly. And while you may not think you need it, developmental editing is a key part of the process for every author — it ensures you don’t end up with gaping plot holes or inconsistencies when your work goes to print.


But where can you find someone you trust with that level of responsibility? Here at Reedsy, we have all the best developmental editors for hire in the UK, and you can look through their portfolios as soon as you sign up. Some of our developmental editors have even worked with bestselling authors like Neil Gaiman. So don’t spend another second deliberating — discover your dream developmental editor today.

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