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

Maria D.

Maria D.

Kansas City, MO, United States

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Empathetic, bespoke developmental editor specializing in YA, Self-Help, Historical Fiction, Romance. Tune in to the truth of your concept.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Historical Fiction Comics & Graphic Novels Self-Help & Self-Improvement Non-Fiction Dystopian Science Fiction Time Travel Psychological Thriller Thriller & Suspense Cozy Mysteries Mystery & Crime

Alison R.

Alison R.

Kansas City, MO, USA

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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

Allison G.

Allison G.

Jersey City, NJ, United States

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Jack-of-all-trades editor specializing in literary fiction and academic work (journal articles, book chapters, dissertations).


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Wiley

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Life Sciences Math & Science Writing & Publishing Sports & Outdoors

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

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

Alexandra H.

Alexandra H.

New York City, NY, USA

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NYC-based editor interested in speculative fiction, literary horror, and crime novels with editorial and publicity experience


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Skyhorse Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Horror Thriller & Suspense True Crime Non-Fiction

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
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

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

Crystal V.

Crystal V.

New York City, NY, USA

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As an editor, proofreader, copy editor, and writer with nearly 25 years of experience, I can help make your book the best it can be.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Working Partners Ltd.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Children’s Non-Fiction Action & Adventure Fantasy Literary Fiction Young Adult Mystery & Crime

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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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