Hire a Developmental Editor in Atlanta

We've sourced the best developmental editors in Atlanta who are ready to help you with all your developmental editing needs.

Jamie E.

Jamie E.

Atlanta, GA, USA

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Detailed and approachable editor, specializing in YA and romance. Current MFA candidate and former in-house editor at The Knight Agency.


Work experience:

  • Jamie Evans Editorial
  • Forbes Travel Guide
  • The Knight Agency

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Contemporary Romance Romance Time Travel Romance Historical Romance

Sally A.

Sally A.

Atlanta, GA, USA

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Literary agent specializing in children's lit. I edit and sell General Market (big NY houses) and Christian Market (Tyndale, etc.) books.


Work experience:

  • My Company
  • My Agency
  • Self-employed
  • Udemy

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

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Picture Books Fantasy Children’s Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Writing & Publishing Christian Non-Fiction Religion & Spirituality Young Adult

Kelly L.

Kelly L.

Phoenix, United States

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I am passionate about the written word! I have 15+ years in editing in all genres, with special attention to business and travel.


Work experience:

  • Immanence Journal
  • Gently Read Literature (GRL)
  • International Artist Publishing
  • Perseus Books Group
  • The Story Laboratory

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

Genres: Romance Fiction Business & Management Non-Fiction Travel Poetry Mystery & Crime

Stephen S.

Stephen S.

Maplewood, United States

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Top editor for 30 years, novelist, sf/f story writer, poet. Specializes in nonfiction and SF/F. I'll help you write a book you're proud of.


Work experience:

  • Avon Books
  • Wiley
  • Amacom
  • Thomas Dunne Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management History Humanities & Social Sciences Historical Fiction Short Story Fantasy Sports & Outdoors Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences Math & Science Science Fiction

Lindsey R.

Lindsey R.

New York, United States

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Experienced editor from a Big Five publisher specializing in mystery, suspense, and thrillers.


Work experience:

  • Grand Central Publishing
  • Crooked Lane Books

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Action & Adventure Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

Nevin M.

Nevin M.

Portland, OR, United States

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My goal is to guide writers to their best work, to coach them in eloquence and clarity, to lead them to their best stories and storytelling.


Work experience:

  • Scholastic
  • Penguin Random House
  • Government Technology magazine
  • Nevin Mays Editorial
  • Green Bean Books
  • Portland State University

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

Genres: Romance Fiction Young Adult Picture Books Children's Women's Fiction Middle Grade Fantasy Children’s Non-Fiction Non-Fiction

Sarah C.

Sarah C.

Springfield, United States

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Nonfiction editor formerly of Wiley and Pearson


Work experience:

  • Independent Publishing Professional
  • Pearson Learning Solutions
  • John Wiley and Sons
  • Arnerich Massena
  • New Riders/Peachpit

Services: Editing Developmental Editing

Genres: Health & Wellbeing Non-Fiction

Harrison D.

Harrison D.

Hyattsville, United States

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The world's most thorough content editor. Expert in fiction and memoir. More than 70 books and 60 authors guided toward publication.


Work experience:

  • Freelance Editorial Boutique
  • Really Good Editing
  • Bancroft Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Romance Young Adult Humor & Comedy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Action & Adventure Horror Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction Plays & Screenplays Short Story Middle Grade Children's Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction

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