Hire a Developmental Editor in Indianapolis

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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

Lindsay C.

Lindsay C.

Indianapolis, IN, USA

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I edit travel guides and DIY/craft books, and have written several sewing books. Worked with Wiley, Frommer Media, C&T Publishing.


Work experience:

  • Wiley Publishing
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Travel Non-Fiction DIY & Crafts

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

Jennifer S.

Jennifer S.

Indianapolis, IN, USA

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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

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

Diane B.

Diane B.

Lawrence, United States

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My sweet spot is MG and YA fiction. I'll help you find your story (ornery manuscripts don't scare me!) and figure out how to tell it.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Middle Grade Children's Children’s Non-Fiction Non-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

Marcy D.

Marcy D.

Montclair, NJ, United States

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I am a published novelist. I want you to become one, too. I specialize in literary fiction, YA, women's fiction, thrillers and memoir.


Work experience:

  • Marcy Dermansky
  • Liveright/Norton
  • Dow Jones
  • About.com

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Humor & Comedy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Short Story Fantasy Dystopian Science 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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