Hire a Developmental Editor in Philadelphia

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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

Holly C.

Holly C.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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I work on history and topics in the humanities. I have a PhD in History. Worked at Wiley and Enslow Publishers, Inc.


Work experience:

  • manuscripted.ink
  • Chestnut Hill College
  • University of Delaware
  • Susquehanna University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Children’s Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Education & Reference

Chris U.

Chris U.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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An expert in all things genre fiction with years of experience evaluating short fiction. I want your wildest stories find a published home.


Work experience:

  • Clarkesworld Magazine
  • Geekadelphia

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Science Fiction Fiction Fantasy Short Story Horror Thriller & Suspense

Mark D.

Mark D.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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I'm a professional editor, writer, and poet. Assisting others with their writing and creative endeavors is extremely meaningful to me.


Work experience:

  • ONE ART/ a journal of poetry
  • Schuylkill Valley Journal
  • Versification
  • Cleaver Magazine

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Writing & Publishing Non-Fiction Art Humanities & Social Sciences Poetry Fiction Literary Fiction Contemporary Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Psychology

Meg R.

Meg R.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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20 yrs journalist + editor for top publications. MFA poetry/nonfiction. I shoot straight + I'm kind. My clients win awards + sell books.


Work experience:

  • Ryan Editorial Studio
  • Garden Design Magazine
  • Women's Health magazine
  • Rathalla Review
  • Rosemont College

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Health & Wellbeing Music Psychology Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Children’s Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits

Warren H.

Warren H.

Philadelphia, United States

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PhD with 10+years as editor and proofreader for nonfiction and plays. Author of two successful books and four plays.


Work experience:

  • Philadelphia Theatre Company
  • The Gershman Y
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
  • Association for Jewish Studies

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction History Religion & Spirituality Cultural & Ethnic Fiction LGBTQ Non-Fiction Entertainment Plays & Screenplays Short Story

Shana M.

Shana M.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Editor specializing in health education, African-American life, Womanist studies, and Black theology. More than 20 years of experience.


Work experience:

  • FA Davis
  • Wolters Kluwer
  • David C Cook
  • TeleTech
  • Perseus Books Group
  • Elsevier
  • The Navigators
  • Revise and Rewrite Editorial LLC

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Writing & Publishing Non-Fiction Education & Reference African American Fiction Fiction Literary Fiction Health & Wellbeing Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry Math & Science Inspirational

Rick C.

Rick C.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Seasoned, supportive editor with 20+ years of diverse experience who 's excited to help you clarify your vision and create your best work.


Work experience:

  • Quirk Books
  • various clients

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels Fiction Mashups Psychology Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Self-Help & Self-Improvement Entertainment

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