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Jenna

Jenna

Boston, MA, USA

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

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

Emily

Emily

Boston, MA, USA

Editor specializing in romance, fantasy, and YA. Experience editing NYT bestsellers. Published YA author with S&S and HarperCollins.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Orlans PC

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

Genres: Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction, Fantasy, Romantic Comedy, Romance, Contemporary Romance, Women's Fiction, Young Adult, Historical Fiction

Kit

Kit

Boston, MA, USA

Queer editor ▪ reader at Bywater Books ▪ copy editor at Ploughshares ▪ interested in LGBTQ+ fiction, magical realism, and YA ▪ she/her


Work experience:

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

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing

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

Lori

Lori

Boston, MA, USA

Query and fiction specialist, including adult, YA, and MG. Creative writing instructor and author of five novels from major publishers.


Work experience:

  • Charlesbridge Publishing
  • Grub Street

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, Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Chick Lit, Women's Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs

Margie

Margie

Boston, MA, USA

Editor specializing in fiction and nonfiction for children 4-12, including easy readers, early chapter books, and picture books.


Work experience:

  • Margie Markarian Editorial Services
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

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

Genres: Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Picture Books, Children's, Fiction, Middle Grade

Edwin

Edwin

Boston, MA, USA

Former VP and editorial director at Macmillan Learning and current author the Hester Thursby mystery series and freelance editor.


Work experience:

  • Macmillan Learning
  • Cengage Learning

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

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction

Jill

Jill

Boston, United States

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Career Guides, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Women's Fiction, Short Story, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Education & Reference

Adrienne

Adrienne

Boston, MA, USA

I love it all: Adult, MG, YA from sci fi to fantasy, from contemporary to thrillers or romance. Let's get your book ready to publish!


Work experience:

  • SNHU
  • Wheelock College
  • http://www.adriennekisner.com/writing-coach

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

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction, Romance, LGBTQ Fiction, Fantasy, Christian Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's

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The best books require a lot of structural changes, even when you're truly pleased with your first draft. A developmental editor in Boston can turn your work into a bestseller — and they’re the first type of editor you should look at hiring, before you even think about smaller changes.


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