Hire a Developmental Editor in Boston

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Kit H.

Kit H.

Boston, MA, USA

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Queer editor and proofreader with experience working on novels, memoirs, and academic work. Formerly at the literary journal Ploughshares.


Work experience:

  • Macmillan
  • Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency
  • Self-employed
  • Ploughshares
  • Emerson College

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: LGBTQ (Fiction) Fiction Magical Realism Literary Fiction Short Story Young Adult Coming of Age Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction LGBTQ (non fiction) Education & Reference

Jenna F.

Jenna F.

Boston, MA, USA

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Acquiring and Developmental Editor. I work on YA, romance, narrative nonfiction, essay compilations, cookbook and lifestyle titles.


Work experience:

  • Page Street Publishing Co.
  • Page Street Publishing
  • Hachette Books Group
  • Aevitas Creative Management
  • Browne & Miller Literary Associates

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Young Adult Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits

Larissa M.

Larissa M.

Boston, MA, USA

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Professional book editor and sensitivity reader specializing in #OwnVoices literary fiction, YA, middle-grade, romance, and memoir.


Work experience:

  • Dottir Press
  • LMP Editorial
  • Tessera Editorial
  • Salt & Sage Books

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

Genres: LGBTQ (Fiction) Fiction Cultural & Ethnic LGBTQ (non fiction) Non-Fiction Middle Grade Children's Coming of Age Literary Fiction Romance Biographies & Memoirs

Brian H.

Brian H.

Boston, MA, USA

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I'm interested in working with writers - journalists, scholars, activists, memoirists - drive by social justice, with a passion for a cause.


Work experience:

  • University of Massachusetts Press
  • Beacon Press
  • Sayle Literary Agency

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Entertainment History Humanities & Social Sciences Law LGBTQ (non fiction) Nature Political Science & Current Affairs Writing & Publishing

Rebecca H.

Rebecca H.

Boston, United States

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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

Molly M.

Molly M.

Boston, MA, USA

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Writer/Editor/Communicator with a passion for science and storytelling. Let's get every word working for you!


Work experience:

  • Aforementioned Productions
  • Cengage
  • Elsevier

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Fantasy Fiction Literary Fiction Short Story Life Sciences Math & Science Non-Fiction Writing & Publishing

Nina D.

Nina D.

Boston, MA, USA

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Editor of books, magazines, digital content; Published in poetry and fiction; Pushcart Prize nominee; Columbia Publishing Course graduate


Work experience:

  • America's Test Kitchen
  • Zachary Shuster Harmsworth Literary and Entertainment Agency
  • Write My Wrongs, LLC

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

Genres: Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction Young Adult Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Literary Fiction Women's Fiction

Melissa D.

Melissa D.

Boston, MA, USA

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Experienced cookbook editor and copy editor with a master's degree in gastronomy. America's Test Kitchen alum.


Work experience:

  • self
  • TCK Publishing
  • America's Test Kitchen

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing

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Developmental Editor Boston

The best books require a lot of editing, even if you're truly pleased with your project. A developmental editor in Boston can turn your work into a bestseller — and even share tips and tricks with you along the process to hone your individual craft.

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