Hire a Developmental Editor in San Diego

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Martin Roy H.

Martin Roy H.

San Diego, CA, USA

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Professional editor and national award-winning author with a wide range of experience in fiction and nonfiction publishing.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Naval Health Research Center
  • San Diego Business Journal
  • San Diego Magazine
  • The Log Newspapers
  • Palm Springs Desert Sun

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Thriller & Suspense Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Action & Adventure Historical Mysteries Mystery & Crime Cozy Mysteries Military Science Fiction Science Fiction Short Story Writing & Publishing

Lourdes V.

Lourdes V.

San Diego, CA, USA

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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

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

Rebecca W.

Rebecca W.

San Diego, CA, USA

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Experienced illustrated nonfiction editor in print & digital products for children & adults.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Health & wellbeing Entertainment Home & Garden Writing & Publishing Travel DIY & Crafts

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 Query Letter Review

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

Karrin V.

Karrin V.

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

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Editorial professional for 10+ years, specializing in educational content and personal nonfiction. You write. I polish. You shine.


Work experience:

  • Weber Shandwick
  • Bedford/St. Martin's
  • AuntMinnie.com

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Education & Reference Entertainment Writing & Publishing

Genoveva L.

Genoveva L.

San Francisco, CA, USA

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I'm an editor with 18 years of experience helping experts, thought leaders, and professors write books that matter.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Jossey-Bass, a division of Wiley
  • HarperCollins
  • Ten Speed Press
  • Crown, a division of Random House
  • Harvard Business Review Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Self-help & Self-improvement Humanities & Social Sciences

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 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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