Hire a Developmental Editor in Los Angeles

We've sourced the best developmental editors in Los Angeles who are ready to help you with all your developmental editing needs.

Josh R.

Josh R.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Experienced, passionate, and versatile non-fiction editor. Clients include Al Gore, Garth Brooks, and Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket).


Work experience:

  • Melcher Media
  • theNewerYork Press (tNY.Press)
  • The Industry L.A.
  • Penguin Random House Publishers
  • Raab & Co

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Indexing

Genres: Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Political Science & Current Affairs Business & Management Biographies & Memoirs Technology Sex & Relationships Self-Help & Self-Improvement Psychology

Christa B.

Christa B.

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Nonfiction editor and book coach with 18+ years of experience helping authors bring their visions to life


Work experience:

  • Various Publishers, Authors, and Corporate Clients
  • Google
  • John Boswell Book Packaging
  • Various Clients

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Health & Wellbeing Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry Math & Science Home & Garden Sex & Relationships Self-Help & Self-Improvement Parenting & Families

Darryl O.

Darryl O.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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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 Proofreading Query Letter Review

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

Lily M.

Lily M.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Publishing professional with 6+ years experience in education professional development, food and drink, comedy, and women's fiction.


Work experience:

  • North Atlantic Books
  • Springer Publishing Company
  • Weldon Owen
  • John Wiley and Sons
  • PBLWorks

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Non-Fiction Education & Reference Writing & Publishing Self-Help & Self-Improvement Humor & Comedy Fiction Mashups Short Story Women's Fiction

O. Marie D.

O. Marie D.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Meticulous editor & proofreader with experience working with both new and established authors. Specializing in romance genres.


Work experience:

  • Freelance

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Romance Fiction Contemporary Fiction African American Fiction

Kerianne S.

Kerianne S.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Former Scholastic production editor with over a decade of publishing experience, specializing in children's books and YA.


Work experience:

  • Kerianne Okie Steinberg Editorial Services
  • Scholastic Inc.
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Tufts Daily Newspaper

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Middle Grade Fantasy Comics & Graphic Novels Coming of Age LGBTQ Fiction Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult Cultural & Ethnic Social & Family Issues

George W.

George W.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Successful collaboration-oriented book editor in the memoir, history, education, business, social justice, and personal development genres.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • UCLA Center for Communications and Community
  • Los Angeles Times

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Education & Reference History Humanities & Social Sciences Career Guides Political Science & Current Affairs

Marisa S.

Marisa S.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Book coach and developmental editor • 22 years in publishing • Self-help, wellness, psychology • First-time authors


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • BabyCenter.com
  • New Harbinger Publications
  • Weldon Owen
  • Chronicle Books
  • Avalon Travel Publishing (Hatchette Book Group)
  • Seal Press (Hatchette Book Group)

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Health & Wellbeing Non-Fiction Psychology Humanities & Social Sciences Self-Help & Self-Improvement Parenting & Families Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits

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