Hire a Developmental Editor in Oakland

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Jed B.

Jed B.

Oakland, CA, USA

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I am an experieced nonfiction editor with a passion for reportage and for books that make an argument about how to make the world better.


Work experience:

  • The New Press
  • Callisto Media

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Political Science & Current Affairs Parenting & Families Self-Help & Self-Improvement Health & Wellbeing Economics Antiques & Collectibles

Andy R.

Andy R.

Oakland, CA, USA

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I am a literary agent and freelance developmental book editor. I also edit and consult on query letters and non-fiction book proposals.


Work experience:

  • Andy Ross Agency

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Literary Fiction Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction Young Adult History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Political Science & Current Affairs

Jill W.

Jill W.

Chicago, United States

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Experienced developmental editor - I love all genres! Dedicated to assessing and improving manuscripts for readability and marketability.


Work experience:

  • JWelsh Editorial and Writing Coaching
  • Goodheart-Willcox Publishers
  • University of Chicago Graham School

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Humor & Comedy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Computers & Internet Cultural & Ethnic Mystery & Crime Fantasy Self-Help & Self-Improvement Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense

Brooke M.

Brooke M.

Denver, United States

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Experienced (9 yrs in-house, 14 yrs freelance), nonfiction editor specializing in content editing, copy editing, and proofreading.


Work experience:

  • Chicago Review Press
  • Perseus Books Group (now Hachette)
  • Westview Press in the Perseus Books Group (now Hachette)
  • Word Hawk Editing, LLC

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

Genres: History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Music Philosophy Entertainment Parenting & Families Biographies & Memoirs Children’s Non-Fiction

Kelly L.

Kelly L.

Phoenix, United States

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I am passionate about the written word! I have 15+ years in editing in all genres, with special attention to business and travel.


Work experience:

  • Immanence Journal
  • Gently Read Literature (GRL)
  • International Artist Publishing
  • Perseus Books Group
  • The Story Laboratory

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

Genres: Romance Fiction Business & Management Non-Fiction Travel Poetry Mystery & Crime

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

Rudy L.

Rudy L.

Reno, NV, United States

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An experienced non-fiction editor and indexer. I craft particularly useful indexes and believe that language is for communicating.


Work experience:

  • Evoke: Words for Hire

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Political Science & Current Affairs Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction LGBTQ Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits

Sarah K.

Sarah K.

Saint Paul, United States

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Editor and publishing consultant with 11+ years in independent and traditional publishing. Nonfiction manuscript assessments also available.


Work experience:

  • Sarah Kolb-Williams Writing & Editing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Self-Help & Self-Improvement Education & Reference Music Humanities & Social Sciences Travel Science Fiction Fiction Children's Writing & Publishing

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