Romance Editing Services

Hire top freelance romance 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!

Melissa

Melissa

New York, United States

Editor of award-winning, bestselling YA, romance, and genre fiction, with 13+ years experience at Macmillan


Work experience:

  • Tor Books (Macmillan)
  • Self-employed
  • Samhain Publishing

Services: Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Comedy, Fantasy, New Adult, Young Adult, Young Adult Fantasy

Julie

Julie

New York, United States

Seasoned copyeditor and proofreader, supporting authors of high-quality fiction and nonfiction. (Helping authors look good since 1993).


Work experience:

  • Open Road Integrated Media
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Disney Publishing Worldwide
  • HarperCollins Children's Books
  • Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books
  • HarperCollins Publishers, HarperPaperbacks and HarperPrism
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Historical Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's

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

Tera

Tera

South Bend, United States

Editor with 10+ years of experience specializing in developmental edits and copy editing, with a focus on romance and all romance subgenres.


Work experience:

  • Entangled Publishing
  • Samhain Publishing
  • Kensington Lyrical
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Young Adult, LGBTQ Fiction, Women's Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Ellen

Ellen

Brooklyn, NY, United States

I'm a publishing professional with more than 20 years of experience in NYC providing services to HarperCollins, Hyperion, and many others.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Literary Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Holly

Holly

Springfield, United States

Experienced fiction editor, formerly with Samhain Publishing. I specialize in romance and other genre fiction.


Work experience:

  • Samhain Publishing, Ltd
  • Self-employed
  • Mundania Press
  • Lyrical Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Contemporary Fiction, Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Psychological Thriller, New Adult, Young Adult

Will

Will

Chicago, United States

Trusted copy editor and proofreader for romance, mystery, fantasy, sci-fi, and suspense.


Work experience:

  • Berkley Publishing (Penguin Random House)
  • Harlequin Romance (HarperCollins)
  • Orbit Books / Redhook (Hachette)
  • University of Iowa Press

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mysteries, Romantic Comedy, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Espionage, Thriller & Suspense, Chick Lit, Women's Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult

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

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 romance book editors


To make some sparks fly with your latest romance romp, hire a romance book editor who knows exactly what readers are looking for and can help you get there. Whether it’s to create the perfect balance in a love-hate relationship or a believable third act crisis followed by a dramatic resolution, a professional editor will help you reshape and rewrite your manuscript into the masterpiece you had in mind.


To really tug at those heartstrings, you want the best the industry has to offer. Reedsy’s marketplace boasts some of the most talented editors in the business. Sign up for a free account today to meet professionals with experience working with household names such as Victoria Hislop, Nicholas Sparks, and Taylor Jenkins Reid, to name just a few.

Find Other Romance 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.

Work with the best editors in the industry

Sign up to request quotes from editors who shape bestsellers.