Hire a Developmental Editor in Kansas City

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Jon A.

Jon A.

Kansas City, MO, USA

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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

Alison C.

Alison C.

Kansas City, MO, USA

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Senior Editor at Status Quill. Specialisms: science fiction, speculative fiction, and fantasy. Edited fiction which won 2019 Pushcart Prize.


Work experience:

  • Pleiades Magazine
  • Status Quill

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Science Fiction Fiction Fantasy Literary Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction

Elisabeth C.

Elisabeth C.

Iowa City, IA, United States

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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 Religion & Spirituality Nature Travel Entertainment

Faith B.

Faith B.

Jersey City, United States

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Insightful, collaborative editing from an award-winning NYC editor with 15+ years experience, formerly of Penguin Random House.


Work experience:

  • Berkley Publishing Group - Penguin Group USA
  • Avalon Books
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Severn House
  • Crooked Lane Books
  • Faith Black Ross Editorial

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Women's Fiction Thriller & Suspense Cozy Mysteries Mystery & Crime Historical Mysteries

Ann Leslie T.

Ann Leslie T.

New York City, NY, United States

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Experienced editor and agent in women's fiction/romance. I have worked with bestselling authors Sylvia Day/Julia London/Hank Phillippi Ryan.


Work experience:

  • Harlequin Books
  • Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Paranormal Romance Romance Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Middle Grade Children's Contemporary Romance Historical Romance

Rachael S.

Rachael S.

New York City, NY, USA

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Experienced children's book editor who's passionate about helping you bring your stories to life.


Work experience:

  • Sterling Publishing
  • Children's Book Academy

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction Picture Books Middle Grade Fantasy Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult Social & Family Issues

Adam R.

Adam R.

Jersey City, NJ, USA

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14 years experience editing graphic novels at Scholastic's Graphix imprint, as well as picture books, Middle-Grade novels, and YA novels.


Work experience:

  • Scholastic
  • Freelance

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Humor & Comedy Young Adult Action & Adventure Picture Books Science Fiction

Lia O.

Lia O.

New York City, NY, USA

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Experienced and creative editor specializing in business, self-help, memoir, true crime, psychology, and mind/body/spirit.


Work experience:

  • Callisto Media
  • Diversion Books
  • John Wiley and Sons

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

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management True Crime LGBTQ (non fiction) New Age Self-help & Self-improvement Religion & Spirituality

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Developmental Editor Kansas City

Writing a book is a nuanced process and it takes time to get to the finished product. It’s like crafting the exact measurements of a recipe so that you can achieve the best result. As a writer your creative process can evolve and your manuscript may need to go through several edits and tweaks before it’s complete.

A developmental editor in Kansas City can help you develop your craft. Many authors hire a professional to analyze their writing based on the editor’s years of experience, and the way they’ll challenge you to do better. This may involve looking in detail at the purpose and flow of your writing, but character development and structure could also be considered, including ways to improve and refine the story. In short, this type of professional will help you to make your writing better across the board.

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