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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 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

Lauren

Lauren

Atlanta, GA, USA

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


Work experience:

  • Scribner
  • Weinstein Books
  • Self-Employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Short Story

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 Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment 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

Rebecca

Rebecca

Boston, United States

Creative, compassionate, precision-based developmental editing and supportive, no-nonsense book coaching since 2009.


Work experience:

  • Rebecca Faith Editorial

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Fantasy

Philip

Philip

Lakewood, United States

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

Brittany

Brittany

Rye, United States

Experienced cookbook and spirits editor and proofreader with a background in nonfiction publishing.


Work experience:

  • Cider Mill Press Book Publishers
  • Book Passage Bookstore
  • Saint Mary's College of California
  • MARY: A Journal of New Writing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Nature, Education & Reference

Jenna

Jenna

Bangor, United States

10+ years as a nonfiction editor—everything from vegan desserts to plant magic to training for your first marathon.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Home & Garden, Nature, Children’s Non-Fiction, DIY & Crafts, Sports & Outdoors, New Age

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

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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 who go through this important process come out leaner, sharper, and much better — which means that, for the next John Grisham's and Flannery O'Connor's out there, a strong developmental editor is a key to boosting you to bestseller status.

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