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Jennifer

Jennifer

Indianapolis, IN, USA

Detail-oriented editor with over a decade of experience working with some of the most recognizable brands in gaming and entertainment.


Work experience:

  • jennifersims.me, LLC
  • Prima Games, a division of Penguin Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Gaming & LitRPG, Science Fiction, Entertainment, Non-Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Short Story

Danielle

Danielle

Indianapolis, IN, United States

Editor and writing coach specializing in education, test-prep, how-to, and reference guides


Work experience:

  • Self-Employed
  • John Wiley & Sons
  • The Write Place (University of Dayton)
  • Today's Catholic News
  • Orpheus Literary Magazine (University of Dayton)

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, DIY & Crafts, Nature, Poetry, Fiction, Math & Science, Education & Reference

Allison

Allison

Indianapolis, IN, USA

Longtime editor and novelist with a passion for helping new writers bring their fiction to the next level.


Work experience:

  • High Line Literary
  • MFA Program, Butler University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction

Kathie-Jo

Kathie-Jo

Indianapolis, IN, USA

If you're a first-time book author who needs some hand-holding, I can guide the way to success with expert advice and precision editing.


Work experience:

  • Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education
  • BYSIS Education Services
  • Macmillan Computer Publishing
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Education & Reference, Non-Fiction, Finance & Accounting, Math & Science, Business & Management, Career Guides, Computers & Internet, Writing & Publishing, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Technology

Harrison

Harrison

Hyattsville, United States

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

Peggy

Peggy

Philadelphia, United States

Editor, writer, and publishing consultant specializing in cookbooks and other illustrated lifestyle/craft book categories.


Work experience:

  • Self Employed
  • Clarkson Potter/Random House

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

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, DIY & Crafts, Health & Wellbeing, Home & Garden, Weddings, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Education & Reference

Adam

Adam

Asheville, United States

Scholarly and nonfiction editor with over a decade of experience in digital and print publishing. Reader advocate and prose polisher.


Work experience:

  • AMR Editorial
  • Soomo Learning
  • Oxford University Press
  • HarperCollins Publishers

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

Genres: Humor & Comedy, Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Political Science & Current Affairs, Sports & Outdoors, Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Business & Management, Religion & Spirituality

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Morristown, United States

Former Senior Editor at Ballantine Books; specializes in content editing of non-fiction (self-help, parenting, wellbeing) & fiction.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • The Ballantine Publishing Group/Division of Random House, Inc.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Parenting & Families, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Sex & Relationships, Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Fiction, Women's Fiction

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Upon completing your manuscript, you’ll need to ensure that the structure and the content of your story are well fleshed-out, complete, and satisfactory to your reader. A professional developmental editor can help you achieve this by taking a big-picture look at your manuscript, identifying major issues and suggesting possible solutions.


A developmental editor will evaluate your style and structure, constantly keeping you in check. Overall, they will look through your book to make sure that you don't have any plot holes, that your characters are well-developed and three-dimensional, and that your work is organized in a way that flows naturally for readers.


Needless to say, this requires serious skill, and you will need to hire only the most qualified of developmental editors. On Reedsy, we’ve already vetted them for you — sign up today and hire one of the best developmental editors in Indianapolis.

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