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

Baylie S.

Baylie S.

Columbus, OH, USA

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Developmental Editor, Copy Editor, and Proofreader. I'm also a creative and professional writer.


Work experience:

  • 614 Media Group
  • Coventry House Publishing
  • The Journal, The Ohio State University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Writing & Publishing Non-Fiction Short Story Fiction

Mary C.

Mary C.

Columbus, OH, USA

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I have experience from proposal through finished manuscript and sales. Editing is my service, but I know sales are your ultimate goal.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction Education & Reference Home & Garden Music Humanities & Social Sciences Health & wellbeing

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

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

Chersti N.

Chersti N.

Provo, United States

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15+ yrs experience editing SciFi/Fantasy/YA and more with NY Times best-selling authors such as Brandon Sanderson and Dan Wells.


Work experience:

  • Writer Therapy
  • Cedar Fort
  • Leading Edge

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Mystery & Crime Fiction Young Adult Thriller & Suspense Science Fiction Plays & Screenplays Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction Fantasy Historical Fiction

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