Hire a Developmental Editor in Indianapolis

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Traci C.

Traci C.

Indianapolis, IN, USA

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Obsessed with making writing better. Guiding your ideas into effective story, your manuscript into publishable content.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Well Done Marketing
  • Wiley Publishing
  • MacDonald Advertising Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Health & wellbeing

Vicki A.

Vicki A.

Indianapolis, IN, United States

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A former editor of For Dummies books, I enjoy working with writers of all levels of experience to help them publish quality books.


Work experience:

  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Small-business owner

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Romance Young Adult Christian (Non-Fiction) Religion & Spirituality Non-Fiction DIY & Crafts Health & wellbeing Women's Fiction Middle Grade Children's Self-help & Self-improvement Thriller & Suspense

Kathie-Jo A.

Kathie-Jo A.

Indianapolis, IN, USA

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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

Danielle V.

Danielle V.

Indianapolis, IN, United States

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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

Kirby G.

Kirby G.

Louisville, United States

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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

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

Sandra W.

Sandra W.

Omaha, United States

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Skilled editor for your nonfiction book, primarily memoir, self-help/health, business/leadership, and true crime. How may I help you?


Work experience:

  • Metropolitan Community College
  • Write On, Inc., Editorial services company

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management Health & wellbeing History Humanities & Social Sciences Psychology Self-help & Self-improvement True Crime

Brooke M.

Brooke M.

Denver, United States

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Experienced (9 yrs in-house, 13 yrs freelance), nonfiction editor specializing in content editing, copy editing, and proofreading.


Work experience:

  • Chicago Review Press
  • Perseus Books Group (now Hachette)
  • Westview Press in the Perseus Books Group (now Hachette)
  • Word Hawk Editing, LLC

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

Genres: History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Music Philosophy Entertainment Parenting & Families Biographies & Memoirs Children's - Non-fiction

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Developmental Editor Indianapolis

Upon completing your manuscript, you’ll need to ensure that the structure and the content of your story are well developed — otherwise you’ll have no chance of making it in the competitive publishing world. A professional developmental editor can help you achieve this by taking a big-picture look at your manuscript and sorting out the major issues!

Though most authors come to them after writing a first draft, developmental editors can work with you at various stages. They can help you edit your finished manuscript, or they can work with you from conception to completion. They’ll evaluate your style and structure, constantly keeping you in check. Overall, they will look through your book to make sure you do not 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 is not light work, and you will need to hire only the most qualified developmental editor to accomplish these tasks. On Reedsy, we’ve already vetted them for you — sign up today and hire the best developmental editor in Indianapolis!

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