Biographies & Memoirs Editing Services

Hire top freelance biographies & memoirs book editing professionals on Reedsy. Get your manuscript polished in three easy steps: sign up, upload your project brief, and request quotes from professionals of your choice!

Home > United States > Book Editors > Biographies & Memoirs
Deborah

Deborah

Woodstock, United States

I have over 20 years' experience editing popular nonfiction and fiction, with a recent focus on psychology, philosophy, and current affairs.


Work experience:

  • Deborah Heimann, Editor
  • The Communication Initiative
  • Freelance
  • Alan Bernhard Creative Enterprises (ABCE)

Services: Editing editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading Indexing indexing

Genres: Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Nature, Philosophy, Psychology, Economics, Biographies & Memoirs, Health & Wellbeing, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Matthew

Matthew

New York, United States

Editor and writing coach specializing in literary fiction, thrillers, memoir and other narrative nonfiction, business books, and self-help.


Work experience:

  • Graduate Writing Program, Columbia University
  • Self-employed
  • Matthew Sharpe

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Book Coaching book-coaching

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, Short Story, Mystery & Crime, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense

Brooke

Brooke

New Jersey, United States

Career editor with a love of the perfectly crafted sentence. Travel, memoir, literary fiction, women's lit, health & well-being.


Work experience:

  • Brooke Goode Editing & Writing Services
  • Modern Africa magazine
  • West Africa magazine
  • Rowman & Littlefield
  • Drew Magazine
  • Rutgers University Press
  • Henry Holt & Co.
  • St. Martin's Press
  • IPC Media
  • Australian Broadcasting Corp
  • James Curry Publishers
  • Zed Books
  • KnoWEwell, PCB

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Travel, Women's Fiction, Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, Parenting & Families

Meredith

Meredith

Bothell, WA, United States

Writer, collaborative editor, and writing coach specializing in helping clients tell their best stories.


Work experience:

  • UW Medicine
  • Talaria, Inc.
  • Ashford University
  • Enclara Health
  • North Seattle Community College
  • Antioch University Seattle
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Nature, Women's Fiction, Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Short Story, Education & Reference

George

George

Virginia, United States

Experienced copy editor and proofreader of trade books in a wide variety of genres, for readers of all ages.


Work experience:

  • The Free Lance-Star
  • freelance
  • self-employed and for various companies
  • volunteer

Services: Editing editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading Indexing indexing

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Historical Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Fantasy, Children’s Non-Fiction

Emily

Emily

New York, United States

Bestselling nonfiction book editor. Formerly at Penguin Random House, Macmillan, and Callisto Media.


Work experience:

  • Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, Macmillan
  • Portfolio/Sentinel/Current, Penguin Random House

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, True Crime, Political Science & Current Affairs, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences, Math & Science, Sports & Outdoors

Anne

Anne

Los Angeles, CA, United States

I’m a developmental editor who has worked with star writers and beginners. I specialize in memoir, personal growth, and LGBTQ+ projects.


Work experience:

  • The Advocate
  • Senior Arts & Entertainment Editor
  • Well Again
  • self

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: LGBTQ Fiction, Fiction, Plays & Screenplays, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Inspirational, LGBTQ Non-Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Humor & Comedy

Maria

Maria

Sebastopol, CA, United States

I've completed 50+ projects in current events, leadership, thrillers/susp./mystery, YA, historical-fi, sci-fi, fantasy, contemporary ....


Work experience:

  • MHLM

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Political Science & Current Affairs, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Science Fiction, Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery & Crime, Cultural & Ethnic, Biographies & Memoirs, Romance

Meet our professionals and request free quotes

Create your Reedsy account to get started.

Sign in with Google Facebook Sign up via Email

📞 Chat with our team

We can help build a personalized team for your needs.

Hire the best biography and memoir book editors


Getting your facts straight while writing a novel is tough enough — but doing the same for a biography or a memoir is even tougher. How are you, for instance, supposed to fact-check every single detail about someone else’s life if you’re writing a biography? And if you’re writing a memoir, how are you supposed to know if your own life forms a coherent, satisfying story?


Enter every memoirist or biographer’s best friend, a biography or memoir editor. These editors have the knowledge and experience needed to take a rough draft and help you turn it into a manuscript that sings with life and heart. They can draw from their deep knowledge of the memoir and biography genres, seeing how your work can fit into the market, what readers will expect to find in the story you’re writing, and whether there are any issues with the way you’ve gone about it. Their guidance and expertise can help take your manuscript to the next level, as they can provide edits on big-picture elements as well as proofread all of your words, one at a time.


Hire the best biography and memoir editors in the industry are right here on Reedsy. We vet our editors very carefully, ensuring they’ve got the expertise and experience with esteemed publishers needed to guide their clients to success. Sign up for a free account to browse our editors’ profiles, read through their resumes, and reach out to request a quote today.

Find Other Biographies & Memoirs Genre Professionals

Hire Book Editors Professionals for Other Genres

Hire Book Editors from around the world

What is Reedsy?

Successful authors build talented teams around them to bring their book to life. Through the Reedsy Marketplace, you can meet the industry’s top professional book editors, cover designers, book marketers and ghostwriters. Reedsy professionals know the publishing landscape better than a writer knows the taste of hot coffee, come meet them. Create your free Reedsy account and start requesting free quotes and honest advice today.