Historical Romance Editing Services

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Ann Leslie

Ann Leslie

New York City, NY, United States

Over 25 years' editorial experience at a Big 5 publisher and a literary agency, specializing in commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction.


Work experience:

  • Harlequin Books
  • Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Historical Romance, Contemporary Fiction, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Romantic Comedy, Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense

Fran

Fran

New York, United States

Results driven editor, formerWriters House Bridgerton agent, edited major award winners, working from slush pile to success in publishing.


Work experience:

  • Writers House
  • youbloom music festival

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Thriller & Suspense, Historical Romance, Romance

Caroline

Caroline

Cleveland, OH, USA

Developmental editor specializing in romance, thrillers, and mysteries. My clients have been published by Kensington, Skyhorse, and more.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Cleveland State University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Humor & Comedy, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Historical Romance, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

Claire

Claire

Kansas City, MO, USA

Passionate editor w/15+ years experience - USA Today / NYT / National Bestselling and Award-Winning authors of sci-fi, fantasy, and romance.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Wordfire Press
  • The Wild Rose Press
  • Entangled Publishing

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

Genres: Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense

Fiona

Fiona

Bronxville, NY, USA

With over 20 years of experience in NYC children’s publishing, I specialize in Middle-Grade. Together we can make your book standout.


Work experience:

  • Pubworks, Inc.
  • Scholastic, Inc.
  • Random House
  • Self-employed
  • Wattpad Webtoons Bookgroup

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Fantasy, Humor & Comedy, Mystery & Crime, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Historical Romance

Mackenzie

Mackenzie

Loveland, OH, USA

Providing developmental edits, editorial assessments, and proofreading for all romance subgenres/heat levels, with 15+ years of experience.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Samhain Publishing
  • Ellora's Cave
  • Harris Publications

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance, Fiction, Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, New Adult, Young Adult

Nina

Nina

Summerville, SC, USA

Fast and supportive! 15+ years editing experience specializing in thrillers, romance, and memoirs. NYTimes and USA Today bestselling author.


Work experience:

  • Entangled Publishing
  • Palmetto Publishing
  • Self-employed
  • Penguin Random House, Berkley Imprint

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

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

Lauren

Lauren

New York, NY, USA

Specializing in genre and literary fiction since 2015, with publishers and imprints including Macmillan, Tor, St. Martin's, and Erewhon.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Hamilton College

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

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance, Horror, Thriller & Suspense

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You've completed your manuscript, and now have a heart-swelling, pulse-raising historical romance novel. But just because historical fiction is fictional, doesn't mean it doesn't require close attention to detail. Creating truly immersive historical romance stories requires extensive research, careful plotting, and an eagle-eyed editor ready to catch any mistakes that will ruin the immersion of your love story.


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