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Sally

Sally

Atlanta, GA, USA

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

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

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 editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

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

Penny

Penny

Atlanta, GA, USA

I'm an agent at ACM and a part-time freelance editor experienced in breakout fiction across multiple genres and age groups. How can I help?


Work experience:

  • Aevitas Creative Management
  • Empire Literary
  • FinePrint Literary Management

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

Genres: Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy, Contemporary Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Science 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

Dawn

Dawn

Hoboken, NJ, United States

Deep experience editing memoir, narrative nonfiction, novels and short stories.


Work experience:

  • Reader's Digest
  • O, The Oprah Magazine
  • More Magazine
  • The Literarian
  • Independent editor

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

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Literary Fiction, Fiction

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 editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

Genres: Women's Fiction, Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Contemporary Fiction

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

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

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 editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading 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

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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.


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