Hire Developmental Editors near Atlanta

Hire top professional developmental editors in Atlanta. Refine your book's content in three easy steps: sign up, upload your project brief, and request quotes from professionals of your choice!

Dakota

Dakota

Atlanta, GA, USA

Published and Experienced Editor with a passion for literature, especially poetry and children's books


Work experience:

  • Atmosphere Press
  • Crazyhorse Magazine
  • The Georgia Review
  • University of Bahrain

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Picture Books, Children's, Fiction, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction

Lauren

Lauren

Atlanta, GA, USA

Editor with Big 5 and international experience working with writers from Atlanta, Georgia.


Work experience:

  • Scribner
  • Weinstein Books
  • Self-Employed

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Contemporary Fiction

Peggy

Peggy

Philadelphia, United States

Editor, writer, and publishing consultant specializing in cookbooks and other illustrated lifestyle/craft book categories.


Work experience:

  • Self Employed
  • Clarkson Potter/Random House

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

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, DIY & Crafts, Health & Wellbeing, Home & Garden, Weddings, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Education & Reference

Erin L.

Erin L.

Seattle, Washington, United States

24+ awards in writing and editing • 30+ books edited • Specialties include nonfiction and poetry • Ph.D. student, lit and creative writing


Work experience:

  • Cavendish Square, Wiley, & other publishers
  • Open Books: A Poem Emporium
  • Killer Visual Strategies
  • Various magazines
  • The Kentucky Standard
  • Sarabande Books
  • Entre Ríos Books

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Short Story, Poetry, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, History, Nature, Children’s Non-Fiction

Beth

Beth

Maineville, United States

Seasoned editor and proofreader with more than 20 years' experience in multiple genres. I have worked with several best-selling authors!


Work experience:

  • Self-Employed

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Health & Wellbeing, Non-Fiction, Action & Adventure, Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, LGBTQ Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Science Fiction, Dystopian

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

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

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 developmental editors in Atlanta


Where can I find a developmental editor for hire in Atlanta?


Right here on Reedsy.


In a nutshell, a developmental editor is a professional who will help you zero in on the story that you’re actually trying to tell. Developmental editors will identify all of the weaknesses in the "big-picture" elements of your story (including the plot, characterization, structure, and theme) and work with you to fix all of them. All books that go through this important process come out leaner, sharper, and much better — which means that, for the next John Grishams and Flannery O'Connors out there, a strong developmental editor is a key to boosting you to bestseller status.


What should I look for in a developmental editor?


To become akin to Atlanta’s own Alan Ball (of American Beauty or Six Feet Under fame), you’ll need a developmental editor who is experienced in your genre and is honest while remaining constructive. It’s a dance of trust between the writer and the editor here. Luckily, by signing up here at Reedsy, you’ll gain exclusive access to vetted developmental editors who have worked in renowned publishing houses and educational institutions across the East Coast. Start today.

Find Developmental Editing Professionals Specializing in Your Genre

Other services available in Atlanta

Find professionals near Atlanta

Hire Developmental 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.