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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 Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

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

Alison

Alison

Boston, MA, USA

Meticulous and dedicated development and copy editor of educational content, photography, and self-published teen/women's fiction.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Cengage
  • photo.net
  • Focal Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Education & Reference, Non-Fiction, Photography, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences

Sarah

Sarah

Boston, MA, USA

Seasoned nonfiction editor specializing in Christian living, theology, history, biography, and devotionals.


Work experience:

  • Hendrickson Publishing Group

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Christian Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Judaism

Celia

Celia

Boston, MA, USA

Mystery/suspense/true crime editor, over a decade of experience at major houses, New York Times bestselling and award-winning titles.


Work experience:

  • Grand Central Publishing
  • Random House
  • Slice Literary
  • Godine
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing

Genres: True Crime, Non-Fiction, Legal Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction, Medical Thriller, Psychological Thriller, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Historical Mysteries

Adrienne

Adrienne

Boston, MA, USA

I prefer books to dessert, and that's saying something. Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Thriller, LGBTQ, Women's Fiction, YA, Middle Grade: Yes, Please!


Work experience:

  • SNHU
  • Wheelock College
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: LGBTQ Fiction, Fiction, Christian Fiction, Chick Lit, Women's Fiction, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Technothriller, Thriller & Suspense, Middle Grade, Children's, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Contemporary Fiction

George

George

Boston, MA, USA

Highly experienced editor specializing in sci-fi and fantasy across all ages. Published author with HarperCollins. Let's level up your book!


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Gotham Writers Workshop
  • Angelella Editorial
  • HarperCollins

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Middle Grade Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction

Kit

Kit

Boston, MA, USA

Queer editor of a New York Times and Tor best book of 2023 ▪ interested in LGBTQ+ fiction and genre (sff, spec fic, romance) ▪ she/her


Work experience:

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

Services: Editing Developmental Editing

Genres: LGBTQ Fiction, Fiction, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Young Adult, Coming of Age, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, LGBTQ Non-Fiction, Fantasy

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:

  • Self-employed
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

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

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Hire the best developmental editors in Boston, Massachusetts


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.


Developmental editors will look at the “big picture” of your story, fixing overarching and fundamental issues or inconsistencies with theme, plot, character development, and setting. Your professional will work alongside your creative voice to help you convey your story in the clearest way possible.


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