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.

Mary-Theresa H.

Mary-Theresa H.

New York, United States

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Award winning editor with 25+ years in traditional publishing. Specializing in genre fiction. Looking to help make good stories well told.


Work experience:

  • Harlequin

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

Genres: Romance Fiction Young Adult Action & Adventure Historical Fiction Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Urban Fantasy Paranormal Romance

Estelle L.

Estelle L.

New York, United States

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Agency Associate at one of New York's top agencies and acclaimed author specializing in developing and polishing Y.A. and middle grade.


Work experience:

  • Folio Literary Management
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Picture Books Children's Middle Grade

Jeff S.

Jeff S.

New York, United States

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I'm an experienced publishing consultant and editor specializing in science, technology, business, memoir, and health/self-improvement.


Work experience:

  • W. W. Norton & Company
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Technology Non-Fiction Political Science & Current Affairs Humanities & Social Sciences Self-Help & Self-Improvement Physics & Chemistry Math & Science Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences Life Sciences

Katie S.

Katie S.

New York, NY, United States

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I'm a book editor who specializes in narrative nonfiction, memoir, business, travel, and food.


Work experience:

  • Amazon Publishing
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Book of the Month
  • William & Park
  • Audible

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management History Humanities & Social Sciences Travel Sex & Relationships Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Julie M.

Julie M.

New York, NY, United States

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Fiction editor with eight years of experience at a major NY publishing house, specializing in romance, women's fiction, and mystery.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House

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

Genres: Women's Fiction Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Contemporary Romance Romance Historical Romance Romantic Comedy Paranormal Romance Romantic Suspense

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

Kate S.

Kate S.

New York, NY, USA

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I'm a freelance editor of children's and young adult fiction.


Work experience:

  • Bloomsbury Children's Books
  • Last Syllable Books
  • Bright Group USA
  • Random House Publishing Group
  • Quail Ridge Books and Music
  • Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
  • Sederstrom Creative

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Middle Grade Children's Children’s Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Picture Books Entertainment Art Humanities & Social Sciences Literary Fiction Science Fiction

Margay D.

Margay D.

New York, NY, USA

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Developmental editor working in fiction, nonfiction, and memoir.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Book Industry Guild of New York (BIGNY)
  • Oxford University Press
  • Clayton Christensen Institute

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Education & Reference Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Short Story Fiction

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