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Jude

Jude

United Kingdom

Multi award writer and Editor with a Masters in Writing (Distinction). Published since 2004 - Collins, Hodder, Pearsons and more.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, ELT, Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Picture Books, Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Young Adult, Poetry

Jenny

Jenny

London, United Kingdom

Experienced editor of writing for children and adults (fiction, non-fiction, picture books, novelties) through all stages of editing.


Work experience:

  • Hot Key Books
  • Walker Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Picture Books, Children's, Middle Grade, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction

Kerry

Kerry

Hove, United Kingdom

An experienced editor, writer and publishing professional with 20+ years' experience of copy editing, development editing and proofreading.


Work experience:

  • Yes Educational Centre
  • Marvel Comics
  • Egmont Fleetway
  • Panorama Holiday Group
  • Pavilion Publishing
  • Pavilion Publishing and Media
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Health & Wellbeing, Non-Fiction, Travel, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Architecture, Humanities & Social Sciences, Young Adult, Mystery & Crime

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

Donna

Donna

London, United Kingdom

Fiction and non-fiction. Nearly 20 years' publishing experience (regular clients include HarperCollins, Penguin RH, Hachette, Pan Mac)


Work experience:

  • Harlequin UK Ltd
  • Little, Brown
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Humor & Comedy, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Contemporary Fiction

Ameesha

Ameesha

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Nonfiction book coach and editor with 13 years’ experience in books that make the world better, such as self-help, philosophy, and business.


Work experience:

  • Packt Publishing
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Philosophy, Humanities & Social Sciences, Psychology, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Inspirational, Biographies & Memoirs, Health & Wellbeing, Technology

Roisin

Roisin

London, United Kingdom

Publisher & Development Editor. Editorial Director at Pan Macmillan, previously set up Quercus. Worked at Faber and 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

Tamsin

Tamsin

England, United Kingdom

An expert in pairing words and pictures for internationally renowned institutions, galleries and publishers


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Phaidon Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Antiques & Collectibles, Home & Garden, Philosophy, Design, Photography, Architecture

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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.


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