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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

Eric

Eric

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Traditionally published middle grade author with experience in editing, mentoring, teaching, coaching, and brainstorming.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Highlights Foundation

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

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Middle Grade Fantasy, Young Adult

Deeba

Deeba

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Senior editor with 10 years experience in publishing (Simon and Schuster, Disney). Specializes in picture books/MG/YA/graphic novels.


Work experience:

  • Simon & Schuster
  • Disney Publishing Group
  • The Bent Agency
  • Glasstown Entertainment

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

Genres: Middle Grade Fantasy, Children's, Fiction, Picture Books, Comics & Graphic Novels, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction

Matt

Matt

Philadelphia, PA, USA

A meticulous, versatile editor with expertise distilling complex, transformative ideas from a range of subjects into engrossing narratives.


Work experience:

  • Viking Penguin
  • Penguin Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Political Science & Current Affairs, Sports & Outdoors, Health & Wellbeing, Life Sciences, Math & Science

Benjamin

Benjamin

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Devoted publisher and editor specializing in horror, sci-fi, and literary fiction.


Work experience:

  • Apocalypse Party Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction, Short Story

Holly

Holly

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • 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, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Health & Wellbeing

Susan

Susan

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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

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

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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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