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Alison

Alison

Kansas City, MO, USA

Award-winning editor with years of experience in traditional and indie publishing. Specialisms: sci-fi, fantasy, and speculative fiction.


Work experience:

  • Pleiades Magazine
  • Status Quill

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Science Fiction, Fiction, Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Romance, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult

Jon

Jon

Kansas City, MO, USA

Professional book editor and writer with a soft spot for non-fiction. I'm also a frequent traveler and (occasional) travel writer.


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Skyhorse Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Travel, Music, Humanities & Social Sciences, History, Geography, DIY & Crafts

Elisabeth

Elisabeth

Iowa City, IA, United States

Award-winning and New York Times bestselling editor of nonfiction and memoir.


Work experience:

  • University of Iowa Press
  • University of Nebraska Press
  • Freelance
  • Iowa Writers’ House Editing Services

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

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Nature, Travel, Comics Non-Fiction

Griffin

Griffin

Park City, UT, USA

Book Editor | Fiction Developmental Editor | Copyediting and Proofreading Services.


Work experience:

  • GS Editing

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

Genres: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Thriller & Suspense, History, Humanities & Social Sciences

Kate

Kate

New York City, NY, USA

Children’s book editor with 8+ years of experience (currently at Simon & Schuster) editing top-selling projects from picture books - YA


Work experience:

  • Simon & Schuster
  • Sourcebooks
  • The Bent Agency

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Young Adult, Middle Grade Fantasy

Darryl

Darryl

Jersey City, NJ, USA

Experienced editor with Penguin Random House and former educator with an excellent editorial eye and content creation ability.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • The Wesley School
  • Kimball Publishing
  • Pasadena Black Pages
  • La Salle High School
  • Orange Media Network

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, African American Fiction, Romance, Mystery & Crime, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Biographies & Memoirs

Elana

Elana

New York City, NY, USA

Elana is an independent editor with a decade of experience in the publishing world.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • New Moon Editorial

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Inspirational, Non-Fiction, Women's Fiction, Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Thriller & Suspense

Alex

Alex

New York City, NY, USA

Assistant Editor at Macmillan Publisher's St. Martin's Press; Sensitivity/Authenticity Proofreader; Freelance Editor and Copy Writer


Work experience:

  • Macmillan Publishers
  • Success Academy Charter Schools

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Coming of Age, Fiction, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Sociology

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Hire the best developmental editors in Kansas City


Every manuscript has to be edited before publication. The developmental edit is the first part of this process, and the one that most drastically changes a manuscript, as it involves extensively evaluating plot development, character arcs, pacing, and story structure. From changing the order of events to rewriting entire scenes or condensing action for a faster pace, a manuscript emerges on the other side of developmental editing as a much sharper version of itself.


A developmental editor in Kansas City will be able to use their inside understanding of publishing trends and genre tropes to advise you on the specific areas that need improvement in your own project. This is a collaborative process, where you and your editor work consider solutions to problems together, and arrive at a tighter, more controlled manuscript.


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