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Peggy

Peggy

Philadelphia, United States

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

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

Ernie

Ernie

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Editor/writer with broad experience in book publishing, with specialties in mass market fiction and health /medical nonfiction.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance, Action & Adventure, Health & Wellbeing, Non-Fiction, Life Sciences, Math & Science, Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences

Meg

Meg

Philadelphia, PA, USA

With an MFA in CWR, an MA in publishing, and 3 years experience in a publishing house, I'm excited to use my skills to help craft your WIP!


Work experience:

  • Casemate Group

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: True Crime, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Middle Grade Fantasy, Historical Fiction, New Adult, Young Adult, Young Adult Fantasy, Social & Family Issues

Larissa

Larissa

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Queer Latine book editor, lit agent, and sensitivity reader with expertise in Own Voices literary fiction, genre fiction, MG, YA, and more.


Work experience:

  • Dottir Press
  • LMP Editorial
  • Tessera Editorial
  • Hub City Press
  • Jill Grinberg Literary Management

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

Genres: LGBTQ Fiction, Fiction, Cultural & Ethnic, Middle Grade, Children's, Coming of Age, Literary Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction, Contemporary Fiction

Chris

Chris

Philadelphia, PA, USA

I am an expert in genre fiction, with years of experience evaluating short fiction. I want your wildest stories to 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

Morgan

Morgan

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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

Eric

Eric

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Traditionally published middle grade author with experience editing, mentoring (Pitch Wars), teaching, coaching, and brainstorming.


Work experience:

  • Yellow Bird Editing, Pitch Wars, freelance
  • Freelance
  • KNoW: Kidlit Novel Workshop
  • Highlights Foundation

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

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

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Hire the best developmental editors in Philadelphia


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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