Hire a Developmental Editor in Oakland

We've sourced the best developmental editors in Oakland who are ready to help you with all your developmental editing needs.

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

Boris S.

Boris S.

Oakland, CA, USA

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An experienced content and copy editor ready to help you improve your academic writing and enhance your voice in creative spaces.


Work experience:

  • The University of California, Berkeley
  • Stanford University
  • University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, University of Arizona

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Picture Books Children's Fiction Philosophy Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction History Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences Math & Science Life Sciences Sociology Short Story

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

Kate A.

Kate A.

Baltimore, United States

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Former Simon & Schuster editor with over a decade of experience editing YA & MG novels by award-winning and bestselling authors.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Simon & Schuster Children's Books / Aladdin Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Paranormal Romance Romance Contemporary Romance Women's Fiction Children's Young Adult Urban Fantasy Fantasy

Kirby G.

Kirby G.

Louisville, United States

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From crime and thrillers to memoirs and short stories—accomplished editor/author with over 20 years of experience in publishing and teaching


Work experience:

  • Sarabande Books
  • Self-employed
  • MFA in Writing Program at Spalding University

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

Genres: Mystery & Crime Fiction Literary Fiction Short Story Thriller & Suspense Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Writing & Publishing

Margaret N.

Margaret N.

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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I edit cookbooks, craft titles, gift-y nonfiction. I've worked on everything from astrophysics texts to NYT-bestselling literary mashups.


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Quirk Books
  • Beacon PreMedia Global (now Lumina Datamatics)
  • East Falls Bakery
  • Police Legal Sciences
  • The Writing Center at Kenyon College
  • Zanesville Art Museum

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

Genres: Humor & Comedy Fiction Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits DIY & Crafts Mashups Writing & Publishing Calendars Comics & Graphic Novels Design Photography Architecture

Sandra W.

Sandra W.

Omaha, United States

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Skilled editor for your nonfiction book, primarily business/leadership, true crime, self-help/health, and memoir. I love first-time authors.


Work experience:

  • Metropolitan Community College
  • Write On, Inc., Editorial Services company

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management Health & Wellbeing History Humanities & Social Sciences Psychology Self-Help & Self-Improvement True Crime

Steven B.

Steven B.

Vermont, United States

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Intuitive, expert editor with 30 yrs experience teaching fiction writing at a major university. Well-published, knowledgeable, honest, kind.


Work experience:

  • Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • Colby College, Waterville,ME
  • Hollow Tree Literary Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Short Story Middle Grade Children's Fantasy

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Developmental Editor Oakland

Developmental editors are miracle-workers that can turn good books into bestsellers. Rather than editing your prose, they dive into the complex issues of your book, from the flow of the plot to the many facets of the characters. They help you spot and eliminate plot holes, inconsistencies, and improper pacing, asking you tough questions about the character development and structure, so as to revise and improve everything, helping you create a masterpiece. If you’re worried that developmental editors will somehow take your creation from you, then don’t: an excellent editor will know how to collaborate with the author to reshape a novel without losing sight of its essence

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