Hire a Developmental Editor in Boulder

We've sourced the best developmental editors in Boulder who are ready to help you with all your developmental editing needs.

Darcy E.

Darcy E.

Boulder, Colorado, USA

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Picturebook and children's literature expert with 8+ years of experience editing and reviewing books for Scholastic and HMH.


Work experience:

  • Editorial Manager
  • The Pratt Institute
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Picture Books Children's Fiction Middle Grade Young Adult Children’s Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Travel

Jenn L.

Jenn L.

Boulder, CO, USA

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Editor at Hachette Book Group, a Big Five publisher, specializing in psychology, memoirs, self-help, and health & wellness.


Work experience:

  • Hachette Book Group
  • ABC-CLIO

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing

Genres: Psychology Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Political Science & Current Affairs Biographies & Memoirs Health & Wellbeing Philosophy Sociology Self-Help & Self-Improvement Sex & Relationships

Stephen S.

Stephen S.

Maplewood, United States

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Top editor for 30 years, novelist, sf/f story writer, poet. Specializes in nonfiction and SF/F. I'll help you write a book you're proud of.


Work experience:

  • Avon Books
  • Wiley
  • Amacom
  • Thomas Dunne Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management History Humanities & Social Sciences Historical Fiction Short Story Fantasy Sports & Outdoors Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences Math & Science Science Fiction

Christine M.

Christine M.

Chester, United States

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Experienced editor of cookbooks and home/lifestyle books; my editing and proofreading work includes James Beard and IACP Award winners.


Work experience:

  • Christine McKnight Editorial Services
  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Career Guides Christian Non-Fiction Religion & Spirituality Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & Wellbeing Home & Garden Weddings Parenting & Families

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

Steven B.

Steven B.

Vermont, United States

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Intuitive, expert editor with 30 yrs experience teaching fiction writing at a major university. Well-published, knowledgeable, honest, kind.


Work experience:

  • Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • Colby College, Waterville,ME
  • Hollow Tree Literary Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Short Story Middle Grade Children's Fantasy

Greg B.

Greg B.

Portland, United States

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Book editor specializing in business, health, the arts. Experience in traditional, hybrid, self-publishing. Let's chat about your book.


Work experience:

  • Yellow Barn Creative LLC

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Business & Management Non-Fiction Health & Wellbeing Finance & Accounting Math & Science Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences Art Humanities & Social Sciences Nature Music

Abby R.

Abby R.

Portland, United States

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Experienced editor (12+ years at HarperCollins, Disney-Hyperion, Scholastic). Focus: kids' books, especially middle grade and YA fiction.


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins
  • Disney-Hyperion
  • Scholastic
  • Abby Ranger Editorial, LLC

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Picture Books Children's Fiction Middle Grade Children’s Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Middle Grade Fantasy Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult

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Developmental Editors in Boulder

Before you worry about whether you’ve missed a comma or begin sweeping your book for every last typo, you’re going to first want to give some consideration to the “big picture” of your work. Is the plot sound, do the character motivations feel real? In nonfiction, have you addressed all the points you wanted to discuss, and laid them out in a way that readers can follow your train of thought?
But sometimes it’s hard to see this kind of thing for yourself — you’re so deep into the work by the time you finish the draft that it’s difficult to step back and look at it the way a new reader would. Which is where a developmental editor comes in!

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