Hire a Developmental Editor in San Diego

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

Annie B.

Annie B.

San Diego, CA, USA

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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

Annie N.

Annie N.

San Diego, CA, USA

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Award-winning children's book editor. Specialties include: picture books, fantasy world building, character development, and multiple POVs.


Work experience:

  • Albert Whitman & Company
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Annie Nybo Editorial

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Children’s Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult Fiction Middle Grade Children's Picture Books Urban Fantasy Fantasy Contemporary Fiction

Andrew Z.

Andrew Z.

San Diego, CA, United States

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I work on commercial fiction and nonfiction, inc. thrillers, mysteries, SF&F, as well as military history, memoir, business, and more.


Work experience:

  • Author Coach, LLC
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  • 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

bruce G.

bruce G.

San Diego, CA, USA

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Development and content editor that can help your manuscript with whatever it needs, from a deep rewrite to a straightforward polish.


Work experience:

  • Georgian Bay Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Children’s Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Writing & Publishing

Carey J.

Carey J.

San Rafael, CA, United States

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I am an editor who loves helping authors revise and refine their work so it is clear, precise, and ready for publication.


Work experience:

  • Chronicle Books
  • Carey Jones

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

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Non-Fiction DIY & Crafts Health & Wellbeing Travel Sports & Outdoors Parenting & Families Design

Aidan M.

Aidan M.

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Passionate and dedicated developmental editor and copyeditor specializing in memoir and general nonfiction


Work experience:

  • HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
  • Santa Clara University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Humanities & Social Sciences Self-Help & Self-Improvement Sex & Relationships LGBTQ Non-Fiction

Ian C.

Ian C.

San Leandro, CA, USA

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A lifelong writer and creative with more than a decade of professional experience in trade publishing


Work experience:

  • Insight Editions
  • Weldon Owen
  • Cision US

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

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

Gregory D.

Gregory D.

San Antonio, TX, USA

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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

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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.

Finding the right developmental editor is hard because it depends on trust. It’s not a teacher-student relationship, but more like a co-working situation in which you improvise and feed off each other’s chemistry and excitement for the work. At Reedsy, you can submit offers to up to 5 developmental editors at once and interview them all – to be sure you’ve found the right fit. To get started, sign up now!

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