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Sirah

Sirah

Boston, MA, USA

Careful inspections, thorough explanations, and considerate guidance for inclusive picture books and middle grade novels.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Middle Grade Fantasy, Picture Books, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels

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

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

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 Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading 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

Emily

Emily

Boston, MA, USA

Editor specializing in romance, fantasy, and YA. Experience editing NYT bestsellers. YA author with Simon and Schuster + HarperCollins.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Orlans PC

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

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

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

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 Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

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

Jennifer

Jennifer

Boston, MA , USA

Big dreams + ideas, those are the books for me! I specialize in historical, romance, fantasy, and contemporary novels + nonfiction history.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • NYC Board of Education

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Book Coaching

Genres: Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Picture Books, Children's, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Historical Fiction, Middle Grade Fantasy, Contemporary Fiction, Romantic Comedy, Romance

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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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