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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 editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, DIY & Crafts, Nature, 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 editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction

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 editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

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

Dawn

Dawn

Hoboken, NJ, United States

Deep experience editing memoir, narrative nonfiction, novels and short stories.


Work experience:

  • Reader's Digest
  • O, The Oprah Magazine
  • More Magazine
  • The Literarian
  • Independent editor

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Literary Fiction, Fiction

Holly

Holly

Springfield, United States

Experienced fiction editor, formerly with Samhain Publishing. I specialize in romance and other genre fiction.


Work experience:

  • Samhain Publishing, Ltd
  • Self-employed
  • Mundania Press
  • Lyrical Press

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

Genres: Women's Fiction, Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Contemporary Fiction

Harlan

Harlan

United States

I am an award-winning developmental and structural book editor of multiple NYT, WSJ and Amazon bestsellers with four decades' experience.


Work experience:

  • HalClifford.com
  • Scribe Media
  • Orion Magazine

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

Genres: Nature, Non-Fiction, Sports & Outdoors, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Management, Biographies & Memoirs, Finance & Accounting, Math & Science

Kathy

Kathy

San Diego, United States

Freelance copyeditor and proofreader offering 25 years of experience in scientific and educational publishing


Work experience:

  • Academic Press (Elsevier Science/Harcourt)
  • Academic Press
  • Brian F. Smith and Associates (Archaeologist)
  • Converse Consultants West
  • Cajon Valley, Mountain Empire, and Palm Middle Schools
  • Self-Employed

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry, Math & Science, Nature, Action & Adventure, Classics, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Education & Reference, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense

Stephanie

Stephanie

Bedford, United States

Don't ever fall for the trap of thinking you can be rigorous and academic OR engaging and clear--you can absolutely be both. I'll help you.


Work experience:

  • Keep Learning
  • National Center for Science Education
  • BiteScis

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

Genres: Nature, Non-Fiction, Life Sciences, Math & Science, Children’s Non-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.


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