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Holly

Holly

Springfield, United States

Experienced fiction editor, formerly with Samhain Publishing. I specialize in romance and other genre fiction.


Work experience:

  • Samhain Publishing, Ltd
  • Self-employed
  • Mundania Press
  • Lyrical Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Women's Fiction, Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Contemporary Fiction

Christopher

Christopher

Gallatin, United States

Accomplished editor specializing in general and Christian non-fiction. Editor of 60 published books. Here to help you tell your story!


Work experience:

  • B&H Academic
  • Moody Publishers
  • Lexham Press and Kirkdale Press
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Christian Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Political Science & Current Affairs, Philosophy, Education & Reference, Inspirational, Writing & Publishing

Joseph Ross

Joseph Ross

Baltimore, MD, United States

Published author. Award-winning screenwriter. University writing professor. Experienced editor. Offering critical feedback on your novel.


Work experience:

  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • Towson Univeristy
  • Gotham Writing Workshop, New York City
  • Angelella Editorial

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Contemporary Fiction

Abby

Abby

Portland, United States

Dedicated editor of children's books specializing in middle grade and YA fiction. Worked at HarperCollins, Disney-Hyperion, and Scholastic.


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins
  • Disney-Hyperion
  • Scholastic
  • Abby Ranger Editorial, LLC

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

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

Jessica

Jessica

Jacksonville, United States

Award-winning freelance editor Jessica Hatch provides practical, marketable revision advice to clients on all six habitable continents.


Work experience:

  • Writers House
  • St. Martin's Press
  • Fox Literary LLC
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Historical Fiction, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Women's Fiction, LGBTQ Non-Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Chersti

Chersti

Provo, United States

15+ yrs experience editing SciFi/Fantasy/YA and more with NY Times best-selling authors such as Brandon Sanderson and Dan Wells.


Work experience:

  • Writer Therapy
  • Cedar Fort
  • Leading Edge

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime

Jodi

Jodi

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Editor with an MFA and a business background. Favorites: memoir, fiction, humor, psych, and YA. My forte: lean prose that moves.


Work experience:

  • Slammin Productions
  • SheWritesPress, PenguinRandomHouse, McGraw-Hill, & more. . .

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Entertainment, Non-Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Young Adult, Children’s Non-Fiction

Anne

Anne

Los Angeles, CA, United States

I’m a developmental editor who has worked with star writers and beginners. I specialize in memoir, personal growth, and LGBTQ+ projects.


Work experience:

  • The Advocate
  • Senior Arts & Entertainment Editor
  • Well Again
  • self

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

Genres: LGBTQ Fiction, Fiction, Plays & Screenplays, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Inspirational, LGBTQ Non-Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Humor & Comedy

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Hire the best developmental editors in the United States


Finally finished a draft of your manuscript, but still have some kinks to work out? That’s where a developmental editor comes in — someone who will perform a “big picture” edit on your story and tell you what needs fixing in your next draft, along with suggestions for how to fix it. They’ll cover everything from plot holes to character issues to prose style, ensuring your story is consistent and compelling from start to finish.


Developmental editing is especially important for first-time authors, who may not even realize they’ve left something out. You certainly don’t want to go all the way to press with a book that has serious developmental issues. Fortunately, daunting as that might sound, it’s actually pretty easy to work with a developmental editor — once you’ve found the right person to do the job.


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