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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Editor with a passion for YA fiction. Current MFA candidate, Columbia Publishing Course alum, and former literary agency assistant.


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

PJ S.

PJ S.

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Nationally recognized author and editor helping writers get published.


Work experience:

  • Wren Cottage Writing & Editing
  • Dalmatian Press/Intervisual Books/Piggy Toes Press/Spirit Press

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

Genres: Poetry Fiction Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Biographies & Memoirs History Humanities & Social Sciences Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction Picture Books Children's

Kathryn S.

Kathryn S.

Chicago, United States

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Experienced developmental book editor specializing in parenting books as well as children's PB, MG and YA fiction.


Work experience:

  • Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • The Purcell Literary Agency
  • Entangled Publishing
  • Author Claudia Gray

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Middle Grade Children's Parenting & Families Non-Fiction

Jill G.

Jill G.

Boston, United States

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I offer a decade of editorial experience in textbooks, nonfiction trade titles, and literary fiction. I also write essays and like donuts.


Work experience:

  • Bedford/St. Martin's, Macmillan Learning
  • Routledge
  • Cengage Learning
  • Adams Media

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Career Guides Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Women's Fiction Weddings Entertainment Short Story Self-help & Self-improvement Education & Reference

Steven B.

Steven B.

Vermont, United States

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Intuitive, expert editor with 30 yrs experience teaching fiction writing at a major university. Well-published, knowledgeable, honest, kind.


Work experience:

  • Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • Colby College, Waterville,ME
  • Hollow Tree Literary Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Short Story Middle Grade Children's Fantasy

Christine M.

Christine M.

Chester, United States

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Experienced editor of cookbooks and home/lifestyle books; my editing and proofreading work includes James Beard and IACP Award winners.


Work experience:

  • Christine McKnight Editorial Services
  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Career Guides Christian (Non-Fiction) Religion & Spirituality Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & wellbeing Home & Garden Weddings Parenting & Families

Philip S.

Philip S.

Lakewood, United States

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The How-To Guru. If your book teaches readers how to do something, I can help — with editing, rewriting, images, and technical review.


Work experience:

  • Philip Schmidt LLC
  • Ultimate Electronics
  • Creative Publishing International

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: DIY & Crafts Non-Fiction Home & Garden

Christopher R.

Christopher R.

Gallatin, United States

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Accomplished editor specializing in general and Christian non-fiction. Editor of 60 published books. Here to help you tell your story!


Work experience:

  • B&H Academic
  • Moody Publishers
  • Lexham Press and Kirkdale Press
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Christian (Non-Fiction) Religion & Spirituality History Humanities & Social Sciences Political Science & Current Affairs Philosophy Education & Reference Inspirational Writing & Publishing

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