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.

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

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

Luke G.

Luke G.

New York, NY, USA

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Developmental editor with fifteen years experience. Have worked in memoir, literary fiction, music, religion, social sciences, and more.


Work experience:

  • Voice of Witness
  • Soft Skull Press
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Music LGBTQ (non fiction) Short Story Comics & Graphic Novels Life Sciences Math & Science Science Fiction

Kerry C.

Kerry C.

New York, NY, USA

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I have experience editing novels and stories spanning many genres, from short stories and upmarket fiction to literary sci fi and horror.


Work experience:

  • Henry Holt & Company
  • Curtis Brown, Ltd.
  • One Story Magazine

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: LGBTQ (Fiction) Fiction Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction Dystopian Science Fiction Short Story Horror Thriller & Suspense

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

Christopher I.

Christopher I.

New York, NY, USA

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A creative developmental and copy editor specializing in art books (catalogues, monographs, surveys, etc.).


Work experience:

  • Counterpoint Literary
  • Karen Marta Editorial Consulting
  • Bleacher Report (B/R)

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Fiction Literary Fiction History

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

Olivia F.

Olivia F.

New York, NY, USA

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Champion of diverse stories & detail-oriented editor of over 200 books for Scholastic. I'll help you captivate readers of all ages!


Work experience:

  • Scholastic Inc.
  • Counterpoint Magazine, Wellesley College
  • Department of Africana Studies, Wellesley College
  • HarperCollins Publishers

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

Genres: Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction African American fiction Fiction Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction Young Adult Children's Coming of Age Contemporary Romance Romance Cultural & Ethnic

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