Hire a Developmental Editor in New York

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

Julie T.

Julie T.

New York, United States

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I'm an editor with nearly two decades of experience in publishing, most recently at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.


Work experience:

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Historical Fiction Short Story Middle Grade Children's Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Dystopian

Matthew S.

Matthew S.

New York, United States

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Editor and ghostwriter specializing in literary fiction, thrillers, memoir, business books, children's lit, and self-help books.


Work experience:

  • Graduate Writing Program, Columbia University
  • Self-employed
  • Matthew Sharpe

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management Short Story Mystery & Crime Self-Help & Self-Improvement Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense

Fran L.

Fran L.

New York, United States

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Former Agent, Writers House, now Expat; two Newbery & NBA authors. I take a holistic, highly customized approach with a plan


Work experience:

  • Writers House
  • youbloom music festival

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Romance Young Adult Humor & Comedy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Horror Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction Music Humanities & Social Sciences Entertainment Middle Grade Children's Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction

Lila S.

Lila S.

New York, United States

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I specialize in editing nonfiction and academic books, and I'll work with you based on your specific writing style, voice, needs, and goals.


Work experience:

  • Lila M. Stromer Editorial Services
  • Law & Social Inquiry

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Law Political Science & Current Affairs Plays & Screenplays Fiction Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Nicole C.

Nicole C.

New York, NY, United States

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Associate at a Manhattan literary agency with a passion for collaboration and a love of fiction. Always thoughtful, engaged, and optimistic.


Work experience:

  • The Book Group
  • The Reading Room
  • ICM Partners

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Short Story Women's Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Sex & Relationships Literary Fiction

Amy E.

Amy E.

New York, United States

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Literary agent with a particular passion for all things YA, romance, and historical.


Work experience:

  • Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

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

Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Fantasy Romance Coming of Age Literary Fiction Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult Chick Lit Women's Fiction Social & Family Issues

Megan M.

Megan M.

New York, NY, United States

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Formerly of Simon and Schuster, I love being able to work more directly with authors with honest and thoughtful collaborative editing.


Work experience:

  • Simon & Schuster
  • Freelance

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Romance Young Adult Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Urban Fantasy Fantasy Paranormal Romance

Grace R.

Grace R.

New York, NY, United States

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Literary agent, experienced proofreader, line editor with experience in literary fiction, nonfiction, and academic work!


Work experience:

  • Denise Shannon Literary Agency
  • St. Martin's Press
  • Lowenstein Associates
  • Oxford University Press
  • Regal Hoffmann & Associates LLC

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Romance Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management Technology History Humanities & Social Sciences Historical Fiction Women's Fiction

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