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.

Mike K.

Mike K.

Boulder, CO, USA

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I'm a longtime freelancer who has authored more than 2 dozen books and served as the editor on literally 10 times that many titles.


Work experience:

  • The Write Guy, Inc.
  • Black Book Partners, LLC

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

Genres: Sports & Outdoors Non-Fiction

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

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

Kelly L.

Kelly L.

Phoenix, United States

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I am passionate about the written word! I have 15+ years in editing in all genres, with special attention to business and travel.


Work experience:

  • Immanence Journal
  • Gently Read Literature (GRL)
  • International Artist Publishing
  • Perseus Books Group
  • The Story Laboratory

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

Genres: Romance Fiction Business & Management Non-Fiction Travel Poetry Mystery & Crime

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

Harrison D.

Harrison D.

Hyattsville, United States

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The world's most thorough content editor. Expert in fiction and memoir. More than 70 books and 60 authors guided toward publication.


Work experience:

  • Freelance Editorial Boutique
  • Really Good Editing
  • Bancroft Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Romance Young Adult Humor & Comedy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Action & Adventure Horror Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction Plays & Screenplays Short Story Middle Grade Children's Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction

Lindsay S.

Lindsay S.

New Jersey, United States

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I'm an enthusiastic freelance editor with experience across the industry--bookselling, marketing, publicity, agency, editorial, and writing.


Work experience:

  • Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency
  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Margaret K. McElderry Books at Simon & Schuster's Children's Publishing Division
  • Abrams Books for Young Readers/Amulet Books
  • Candlewick Press
  • Borders Books and Music
  • Verily Magazine

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Picture Books Children's Christian Fiction Women's Fiction Short Story Middle Grade Dystopian Science Fiction

Lindsey R.

Lindsey R.

New York, United States

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Experienced editor from a Big Five publisher specializing in mystery, suspense, and thrillers.


Work experience:

  • Grand Central Publishing
  • Crooked Lane Books

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Action & Adventure Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

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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!

Developmental editors are trained professionals who have spent years studying the structure of books. As such, they can easily spot the problems that may be elusive to your eyes. And here at Reedsy, we’ve gathered the best developmental editors in Boulder all in one place. Each of our professionals has been vetted to make sure they have the training, experience, and skills to take your book to the next level. It’s free to sign up and request quotes, so why not come and meet some of them today?

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