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Julia

Julia

Philadelphia, PA, USA

7+ years experience teaching writing and editing client manuscripts. I'm also the author of the YA novel THE LAST TRUE POETS OF THE SEA.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Author Accelerator
  • Blue Stoop

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Short Story, Contemporary Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction

Jesse

Jesse

Philadelphia, PA, USA

With 20 years' experience, I hone your rhetoric and make your nonfiction project as persuasive, impactful, and enjoyable as it can be.


Work experience:

  • aha! Process, Inc.
  • Northern Illinois University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Education & Reference, Non-Fiction, Sociology, Humanities & Social Sciences

Peggy

Peggy

Philadelphia, United States

Food and Lifestyle Writer | Cookbook Editor and Consultant | Content Strategist | Recipe Developer and Tester


Work experience:

  • Self Employed
  • Clarkson Potter/Random House

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

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, DIY & Crafts, Health & Wellbeing, Home & Garden, Weddings, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Education & Reference

Caitlyn

Caitlyn

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Former Big 5 children's/YA editor with experiencing working with NYT bestselling authors such as James Patterson and Jennifer Lynn Barnes.


Work experience:

  • Hachette Book Group (JIMMY Patterson Books)
  • Hachette Book Group (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/JIMMY Patterson Books)
  • Self-employed
  • Hachette Book Group (Running Press)

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Middle Grade Fantasy, Young Adult, Contemporary Fiction

Meg

Meg

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Garden Design Magazine
  • Women's Health magazine
  • Rathalla Review
  • Rosemont College

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review Book Coaching

Genres: Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Music, Psychology, Biographies & Memoirs, Writing & Publishing, Nature, Poetry, Fiction

Rick

Rick

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Developmental editor; 30+ years commercial publishing experience; currently taking only graphic novel/graphic nonfiction or prior clients.


Work experience:

  • Quirk Books
  • Self-employed
  • Insight Editions

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Fiction, Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Humor & Comedy, Biographies & Memoirs, Health & Wellbeing, Science Fiction

Larissa

Larissa

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Queer Latinx editor, literary agent, and sensitivity reader with 9+ years experience in adult/children's genre fiction and literary fiction.


Work experience:

  • Dottir Press
  • Self-employed
  • Tessera Editorial
  • Hub City Press
  • Jill Grinberg Literary Management

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

Genres: LGBTQ Fiction, Fiction, Cultural & Ethnic, Literary Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Social & Family Issues, Young Adult, Chick Lit, Women's Fiction, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime

Hannah

Hannah

Philadelphia, PA, USA

I am a publishing professional with 10 years experience editing, polishing, and selling highly reviewed and bestselling books to publishers.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • KT Literary
  • Trident Media Group

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review Book Coaching

Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, LGBTQ Fiction

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Hire the best developmental editors in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Once you’re done with your manuscript, you’ll probably be looking for ways to fine-tune it. You want a partner who will help you strengthen your book’s structure and content — and that is why you need to hire a developmental editor.


A developmental editor will look through your manuscript and identify its greatest strengths and weaknesses. They will then create a blueprint on how to fix up your manuscript, starting from the ground up. This may include ideas on how to improve your plot, characters, conflict, and more. Basically, a developmental editor knows how to make your book reader-worthy, and will ensure that your book flows well from beginning to end.


This is a highly specialized skill, as these professionals will give you specific, detailed instruction on how to enhance your work. Therefore, you will need to hire only the most skilled developmental editors. Luckily, we have the best developmental editors in Philadelphia at your fingertips at Reedsy. Sign up today and be on your way to creating a masterpiece.

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