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.

Lindsey R.

Lindsey R.

New York, United States

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Experienced editor from a Big Five publisher specializing in mystery, suspense, and thrillers.


Work experience:

  • Grand Central Publishing
  • Crooked Lane Books

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Action & Adventure Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

Rachel S.

Rachel S.

New York, United States

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Literary agent turned editor of fiction & memoir where narratives and protagonists have distinct, identifiable voices.


Work experience:

  • Dystel & Goderich Literary Management
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Romance Young Adult Humor & Comedy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Middle Grade Children's

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

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

Deri R.

Deri R.

New York, United States

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Cookbook editor working with publishers and indie authors. Recent projects include Solomonov's Zahav and Samuelsson's Red Rooster Cookbook.


Work experience:

  • Deri Reed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Health & wellbeing

Emily A.

Emily A.

New York, United States

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Former non-fiction editor at Penguin Random House and Macmillan. I've edited business, true crime, history, and everything in between.


Work experience:

  • Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, Macmillan
  • Portfolio/Sentinel/Current, Penguin Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management History Humanities & Social Sciences True Crime Political Science & Current Affairs Self-help & Self-improvement Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences Math & Science Sports & Outdoors

Megan R.

Megan R.

New York, NY, United States

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Former Kensington Books editor with 14+ years' experience, specializing in romance, mystery, and YA. Let's make your project shine!


Work experience:

  • Kensington Publishing
  • Harlequin
  • Kaplan
  • Megan Records Editorial

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

Genres: Women's Fiction Fiction Young Adult Cozy Mysteries Mystery & Crime Contemporary Romance Romance Historical Romance Paranormal Romance Romantic Suspense Romantic Comedy

Jon D.

Jon D.

New York, NY, USA

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I'm an agent at Aevitas and a former editor at Penguin Random House who's looking forward to helping you through any stage of your book.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • The Park Literary Group (now Park & Fine Literary and Media)
  • Aevitas Creative Management

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

Genres: Mystery & Crime Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Entertainment History Humanities & Social Sciences LGBTQ (non fiction) Fantasy Literary Fiction Thriller & Suspense

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