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Lindsay

Lindsay

Indianapolis, IN, USA

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

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

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

Abby

Abby

Chicago, United States

I'm a literary agent who specializes in commercial/genre and literary fiction and select nonfiction (cooking, narrative)


Work experience:

  • The Lark Group
  • Browne & Miller Literary Associates
  • Sourcebooks
  • John Wiley & Sons

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense

Mary-Theresa

Mary-Theresa

New York, United States

Award winning editor with 25+ years in traditional publishing. Specializing in genre fiction. Looking to help make good stories well told.


Work experience:

  • Harlequin

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

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

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

Lauren

Lauren

New York, United States

Freelance food writer and editor, specializing in cookbook and recipes.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Epicurious
  • Bon Appétit

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction

Patricia

Patricia

Sacramento, United States

I provide careful, intelligent, and sensitive copyediting, developmental editing, ghost writing, and coaching services.


Work experience:

  • Patricia L. Heinicke Jr.
  • Westview Press
  • Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley
  • Central Florida Community College

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry, Math & Science, Religion & Spirituality

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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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