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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

Emily M.

Emily M.

Boston, MA, USA

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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 Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Psychological Thriller Thriller & Suspense Social & Family Issues Young Adult Young Adult Fantasy Fantasy Romance Literary 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

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

Alyssa M.

Alyssa M.

Boston, MA, USA

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Passionate book editor who's worked with bestselling authors at Penguin Random House on thrillers, historical fiction, and book club reads.


Work experience:

  • ASM Editorial
  • Gibson Square Books
  • Macmillan (Henry Holt and Company)
  • The Book Group
  • Penguin Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Romantic Suspense Romance Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Historical Mysteries Mystery & Crime Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction Dystopian Science Fiction Psychological Thriller Thriller & Suspense Espionage

Rachael S.

Rachael S.

Boston, MA, USA

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Enthusiastic and Proficient Editor and Writer with the experience to develop a variety of titles for publication


Work experience:

  • Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Salve Regina University
  • Post Road Magazine
  • Chapel Hill Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Education & Reference Humanities & Social Sciences Travel Children's Fiction Romance

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

Alison D.

Alison D.

Boston, MA, USA

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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

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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.

The purpose of a developmental editor is to see your story from start to finish. Developmental editors will look at the “big picture” of your story, fixing such overarching and fundamental things like theme, plot, character development, and setting. Your editor should be able to work alongside your creative voice to help you tell your tale without interrupting your individual needs as a writer. Indeed, having an editor look at your story could mean the difference between publishing a flop and a bestseller.

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