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Melissa

Melissa

Atlanta, GA, USA

Expert recipe + cookbook editor. Skilled economics editor (dissertations, journal articles, books). 15 years experience.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Oxmoor House Books
  • Men's Health Magazine owned by Hearst

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Nature, Economics, Humanities & Social Sciences

Sara

Sara

Atlanta, GA, USA

Experienced copy editor and proofreader of contemporary fiction and nonfiction, with 50+ titles on Amazon's "New Hardcovers" list


Work experience:

  • Apollo Publishers
  • Counterpoint Press / Seal Press / Softskull / Avalon
  • Random House
  • Hearst Corporation
  • Condé Nast
  • Sourcebooks Landmark

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Women's Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Fantasy, Contemporary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Romance, Thriller & Suspense

Jamie

Jamie

Atlanta, GA, USA

Detailed and approachable editor, focusing on MG, YA, and romance. MFA. Associate managing editor at Holiday House/Peachtree/Pixel+Ink.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • The Knight Agency
  • Holiday House/Peachtree/Pixel+Ink
  • Forbes Travel Guide

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Middle Grade, Children's

Jennifer

Jennifer

Atlanta, GA, USA

20 years' experience editing architecture and design books. I help authors make their books the best they can be.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Industrial Designers Society of America
  • The Greenway Group

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Architecture, Non-Fiction, Design, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Home & Garden, Nature, Art, Travel, Writing & Publishing

Andrea

Andrea

Birmingham, United States

Editor and food writer with over 10 years of experience creating cookbooks on a wide range of cooking subjects.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Time Inc Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Writing & Publishing

Kathy

Kathy

San Diego, United States

Freelance copyeditor and proofreader offering 25 years of experience in scientific and educational publishing


Work experience:

  • Academic Press (Elsevier Science/Harcourt)
  • Academic Press
  • Brian F. Smith and Associates (Archaeologist)
  • Converse Consultants West
  • Cajon Valley, Mountain Empire, and Palm Middle Schools
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry, Math & Science, Nature, Action & Adventure, Classics, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Education & Reference, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense

Wayt

Wayt

Seattle, United States

Award-winning science writer, editor, and publishing consultant for high-profile media. Also produce videos, podcasts, and presentations.


Work experience:

  • Intellectual Ventures
  • Self-employed
  • Scientific American

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Computers & Internet, Non-Fiction, Technology, Engineering, Math & Science, Physics & Chemistry, Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences, Engineering & Materials Science, Life Sciences

Mary-Theresa

Mary-Theresa

New York, United States

Award winning editor with 25+ years in traditional publishing. Specializing in genre fiction. Looking to help make good stories well told.


Work experience:

  • Harlequin

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

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

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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?


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