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

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

Meg R.

Meg R.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Your personal editor. Sensitive, honest manuscript critique, ghostwriting, editing, and project organization for nonfiction and memoir.


Work experience:

  • Meg Ryan | Editorial Studio
  • Garden Design Magazine
  • Women's Health magazine

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Religion & Spirituality Music Psychology Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences Math & Science

Morgan H.

Morgan H.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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A freelance book editor with a Big Five publishing background who focuses on cookbooks and other lifestyle and wellness titles.


Work experience:

  • Grand Central Publishing
  • Grand Central Life & Style
  • Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing DIY & Crafts Self-help & Self-improvement Home & Garden

Catherine N.

Catherine N.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Experienced children's book editor. Specialities include: picture books, easy readers, chapter books, and middle-grade novels.


Work experience:

  • Self Employed

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

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Picture Books Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction DIY & Crafts Mystery & Crime

Shana M.

Shana M.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Editor specializing in nursing education, Christian and African-American texts. More than 20 years of experience.


Work experience:

  • FA Davis
  • Wolters Kluwer
  • David C Cook
  • TeleTech
  • Perseus Books Group
  • Elsevier
  • The Navigators

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Christian (Non-Fiction) Religion & Spirituality Non-Fiction Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Math & Science Writing & Publishing Education & Reference Political Science & Current Affairs

Rose L.

Rose L.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Book doctor, editor, researcher. I love romance and historical fiction! (Areas of expertise: Regency, queer, Revolutionary War, Jewish.)


Work experience:

  • Rose Does The Research

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Romance Fiction Historical Fiction LGBTQ (Fiction)

Jessica R.

Jessica R.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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I've edited more than 50 nonfiction books in categories like pop-culture, self-help, sports, how-to, and humor. I'd love yours to be next!


Work experience:

  • Hachette Book Group / Running Press
  • Rodale Books

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

Genres: Entertainment Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Inspirational Self-help & Self-improvement

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