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Molly

Molly

Columbus, OH, USA

I am an arts and humanities editor with over ten years of experience and have a PhD in musicology.


Work experience:

  • The Ohio State University
  • Self-employed
  • Wexner Center for the Arts

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

Genres: Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction

Mary

Mary

Columbus, OH, USA

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

Joel

Joel

Oakland, CA, United States

Ace dev editor; seasoned copy/line/proofer. 45+ titles for Amazon Pub and I'm genre friendly. Show me your book so we can talk about it


Work experience:

  • Amazon Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction, Sports & Outdoors, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs

Kirby

Kirby

Louisville, United States

From crime and thrillers to memoirs and short stories—accomplished editor/author with over 20 years of experience in publishing and teaching


Work experience:

  • Sarabande Books
  • Self-employed
  • MFA in Writing Program at Spalding University

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

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Short Story, Thriller & Suspense, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Writing & Publishing

Gene

Gene

Houston, United States

Creative, experienced editor of novels, children's books, and poetry. Let's prepare your manuscript for publication together.


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Uptown Stories
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Scholastic
  • HarperEntertainment
  • Daniel Weiss Associates/17th Street Productions
  • Denver Quarterly
  • San Jacinto College South

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Action & Adventure, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Comics & Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Poetry, Literary Fiction

Brittany

Brittany

Rye, United States

Experienced cookbook and spirits editor and proofreader with a background in nonfiction publishing.


Work experience:

  • Cider Mill Press Book Publishers
  • Book Passage Bookstore
  • Saint Mary's College of California
  • MARY: A Journal of New Writing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Nature, Education & Reference

Philip

Philip

Lakewood, United States

The How-To Guru. If your book teaches readers how to do something, I can help — with editing, rewriting, images, and technical review.


Work experience:

  • Philip Schmidt LLC
  • Ultimate Electronics
  • Creative Publishing International

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: DIY & Crafts, Non-Fiction, Home & Garden

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

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Hire the best developmental editors in Columbus


Once you’re done with your manuscript, you may be looking into ways to refine your content. If you think your structure or overall narrative needs a professional overview, you may require the services of a developmental editor.


A good developmental editor will work with you to ensure your manuscript has direction and can carry through to the end. They will look at its structure to make sure that your content flows from beginning to the end, chapter by chapter. Your developmental editor will then guide you through the editing process by creating a plan of big-picture ways you can strengthen your manuscript, and how to put them into action.


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