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.

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

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

Lea B.

Lea B.

New York, NY, USA

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An editor of critically acclaimed books with fifteen years of experience in trade publishing (Bloomsbury, Random House)


Work experience:

  • Bloomsbury
  • Self-employed
  • Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Coming of Age Fiction Contemporary Fiction Magical Realism Literary Fiction Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction Women's Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Humanities & Social Sciences

Allie T.

Allie T.

New York, NY, USA

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Nonfiction book editor with 9 years of professional experience in trade and academic publishing


Work experience:

  • Taylor and Francis
  • The Experiment
  • Springer Nature
  • Pearson
  • Apex Covantage
  • Kirkus Indie

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Education & Reference Health & Wellbeing Humanities & Social Sciences

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

Matthew D.

Matthew D.

New York, NY, United States

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Book editor specializing in memoir, biography, and narrative (sports, music, culture, travel). Also reviewer and writer. Ah, stories...


Work experience:

  • Plume Books/Penguin Random House
  • Dey Street Books/HarperCollins

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Humor & Comedy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Poetry Music Humanities & Social Sciences Entertainment Sports & Outdoors

Molly A.

Molly A.

New York, NY, USA

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Senior editor specializing in non-fiction books focusing on Food and Drink, Personal Development, Popular Culture and Health and Wellness.


Work experience:

  • Hardie Grant
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Non-Fiction DIY & Crafts Entertainment Self-Help & Self-Improvement Sex & Relationships

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