Hire a Developmental Editor in Philadelphia

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

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

Susan K.

Susan K.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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I'm a highly experienced editor and writer specializing in books for children and teens.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Little Fox, Inc
  • Editorial Services boutique
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell
  • Simon & Schuster
  • New American Library

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Children’s Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Picture Books Short Story Young Adult Women's Fiction Parenting & Families

Sara W.

Sara W.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Experienced Developmental Editor and Editorial Project Manager specializing in best sellers of all shapes, sizes and genres.


Work experience:

  • Cognella
  • Elsevier

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Education & Reference Non-Fiction Humanities & Social Sciences Poetry Fiction Young Adult Short Story Literary Fiction Fantasy Biographies & Memoirs

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

Peggy P.

Peggy P.

Philadelphia, United States

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Editor, writer, and publishing consultant specializing in cookbooks and other illustrated lifestyle/craft book categories.


Work experience:

  • Self Employed
  • Clarkson Potter/Random House

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

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

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 Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

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

Christine B.

Christine B.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Copy editor and proofreader for books on fitness and health, from training to memoir. I want to help your book be the best it can be.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Horizons: The Journal of the College Theology Society

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Health & Wellbeing Sports & Outdoors

Jill G.

Jill G.

Boston, United States

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I offer a decade of editorial experience in textbooks, nonfiction trade titles, and literary fiction. I also write essays and like donuts.


Work experience:

  • Bedford/St. Martin's, Macmillan Learning
  • Routledge
  • Cengage Learning
  • Adams Media

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Career Guides Non-Fiction Health & Wellbeing Women's Fiction Weddings Entertainment Short Story Self-Help & Self-Improvement Education & Reference

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Developmental Editor Philadelphia

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