Hire a Developmental Editor in Los Angeles

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Katie M.

Katie M.

Los Angeles, United States

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Developmental editor and book coach. Helping authors grow their best stories for career growth, self-publishing, and/or pitching agents.


Work experience:

  • Freelance

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Women's Fiction Fiction Dystopian Science Fiction Romantic Suspense Romance Contemporary Romance Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult New Adult Self-help & Self-improvement

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

Claire W.

Claire W.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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I've served as a developmental editor on over 30 non-fiction titles, specializing in psychology, personal development and media subjects.


Work experience:

  • Wit & Spark
  • Scribe Media
  • At large

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Career Guides Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Entertainment Psychology Humanities & Social Sciences Self-help & Self-improvement

Shoshana S.

Shoshana S.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Savvy Children's Book Editor with 15 years experience’ working with authors and brands: Warner Bros., DC Comics, Disney, and Marvel.


Work experience:

  • Shoshana Stopek
  • Warner Bros. Global Publishing

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

Genres: Humor & Comedy Fiction Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction Comics & Graphic Novels Children's

John H.

John H.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Writer/editor with 10 years experience editing scholarly books and journal articles in literary studies, art history, and architecture.


Work experience:

  • Large museum/cultural institution in Los Angeles
  • large museum/cultural institution in Los Angeles
  • self employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Architecture Non-Fiction Art Humanities & Social Sciences Philosophy Poetry Fiction

Emma B.

Emma B.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Dedicated, creative editor with an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and years of experience at a top New York City literary agency.


Work experience:

  • McCormick Literary
  • The Iowa Writers' Workshop
  • Atheneum (a division of Simon & Schuster)

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Short Story Young Adult Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits History Humanities & Social Sciences Political Science & Current Affairs Women's Fiction

Daniel J.

Daniel J.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Editor and proofreader specializing in self-help, spiritual, poetry, non-native/translated English, graphic novels, first-time authors.


Work experience:

  • Fantagraphics Books Inc.
  • self-employed
  • self-employed/personal practice

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Health & wellbeing Non-Fiction Religion & Spirituality Poetry Fiction New Age Comics & Graphic Novels Self-help & Self-improvement Travel Science Fiction

Jess B.

Jess B.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Writer, editor, and proofreader with experience in the comic industry, particularly DC Comics. Other genres include poetry and fiction.


Work experience:

  • DC Comics
  • Re:Search, the literary criticism journal at the University of Illinois
  • The Daily Illini

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Classics Fiction Poetry Humor & Comedy Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction Short Story Comics & Graphic Novels

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