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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

Audrey

Audrey

Boston, MA, USA

I am a highly versatile and experienced wordsmith with excellent editorial judgment and the skills to ensure your manuscript is error-free.


Work experience:

  • PennWell Publishing Co. (now Endeavor Business Media)
  • Freelance
  • Phillips Academy, Andover

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Computers & Internet, Non-Fiction, Design, DIY & Crafts, Health & Wellbeing, Technology

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, Weddings, Entertainment, Short Story, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Education & Reference

Jen

Jen

Boston, MA, USA

Copyeditor, proofreader, and development editor with over 11 years experience in freelance and traditional publishing houses.


Work experience:

  • National Geographic Learning
  • National Fire Protection Association
  • John Wiley & Sons
  • Callisto Media

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, New Age, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Parenting & Families

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 Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

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

Jeannine

Jeannine

Boston, MA, USA

I've been an editor for 20 years now, and I've done everything from line editing, copy editing, and proofreading from academia to fiction.


Work experience:

  • Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Anthologies, Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Romance, Short Story

Donna

Donna

Boston, MA, USA

Seasoned publishing executive taking on independent development and editorial projects.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Contemporary Fiction, Romance, Thriller & Suspense, Chick Lit, Women's Fiction, Historical Fiction, Cultural & Ethnic

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 Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

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

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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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