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Lourdes

Lourdes

San Diego, CA, USA

Creative, collaborative editor, with more than 35 years of editing experience in publishing and journalism.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • University of California, San Diego
  • Newsday
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • The Miami Herald
  • Chicago Tribune

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

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, African American Fiction, Anthologies, Cultural & Ethnic, Mystery & Crime, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction

Gail

Gail

San Diego, CA, USA

As an English major and a former educator, I'm an excellent and fastidious collaborator who can keep your project on time and on budget.


Work experience:

  • Open Book Editorial Services
  • Annals of Botany Company
  • University of California Press
  • Academic Press/Elsevier

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Life Sciences, Math & Science, Non-Fiction

Dan

Dan

San Diego, CA, USA

Copy editor with 12 years' professional experience with Scholastic, Klutz, Penguin, and Hachette; 5-year copy chief of San Diego Magazine.


Work experience:

  • Desert Owl Press
  • San Diego Magazine
  • Klutz
  • Columbia University Seminars
  • Columbia Art and Literary Journal

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Science Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences, Math & Science, Non-Fiction, Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry, Travel, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits

Annie

Annie

San Diego, CA, USA

I’m a literary agent w/ over 17 years of experience in the publishing industry. I work on a range of adult and YA fiction and nonfiction.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Margret McBride Literary Agency
  • Zoetrope: All-Story

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

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Mystery & Crime

Sabine

Sabine

San Diego, CA, USA

After more than 20 years as a newspaper writer/editor, I can make your book on food, drink, travel, and interior design come to life.


Work experience:

  • Cox Enterprises
  • McClatchy
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction

Andrew

Andrew

San Diego, CA, United States

Editor of commercial fiction and nonfiction, e.g., thrillers, mysteries, science fiction and fantasy, history, politics and memoir.


Work experience:

  • Author Coach, LLC
  • Company Name Redacted. Please contact through Reedsy for editorial service.
  • Berkley Publishing Group, Donald I Fine, Inc, Dell, Avon and Tom Doherty Associates, LLC
  • Scovil Chichak Galen Literary Agency, Inc.
  • The Berkley Publishing Group

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Entertainment

Kathy

Kathy

San Diego, United States

Freelance copyeditor and proofreader offering 25 years of experience in scientific and educational publishing


Work experience:

  • Academic Press (Elsevier Science/Harcourt)
  • Academic Press
  • Brian F. Smith and Associates (Archaeologist)
  • Converse Consultants West
  • Cajon Valley, Mountain Empire, and Palm Middle Schools
  • Self-Employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Health & Wellbeing, Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry, Math & Science, Nature, Action & Adventure, Classics, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Comics & Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Education & Reference, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Design, Architecture

Gregory

Gregory

San Antonio, TX, USA

I am an experienced nonfiction editor specializing in art publications, academic titles, educational materials, and self-help/trade books.


Work experience:

  • Gregory A. Dobie

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Architecture, Non-Fiction, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Photography, ELT, Health & Wellbeing, History, Education & Reference

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Developmental editor for hire in San Diego

If you’re from San Diego, chances are that, at one time in your life, you’ve hung out in the Gaslamp Quarter to catch a play or poetry reading. And if you’re a writer, maybe you’ve asked around for a developmental editor for hire in San Diego while traipsing through its neighborhoods, cafe to cafe. Well, such exhausting treks are needed no longer: here at Reedsy, we've got an elite group of developmental editors at your disposal with the gusto and reputation that San Diego creatives are known for.

But you may be asking, what’s a developmental editor and why should I hire one? While most editors are known for correcting grammar and punctuation, these editors are like the beat poets: they will snap and clap you to success even through soggy rough drafts. They will work with you to fix up everything from the structure of your story to plot holes and characterization — all while keeping you positive and motivated. They may suggest re-writes or recommend which “darlings” to kill off, as Stephen King once so famously put it.

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