Business Developmental Editing Services

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Harlan

Harlan

United States

I am an award-winning developmental and structural book editor of multiple NYT, WSJ and Amazon bestsellers with four decades' experience.


Work experience:

  • HalClifford.com
  • Scribe Media
  • Orion Magazine

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

Genres: Nature, Non-Fiction, Sports & Outdoors, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Management, Biographies & Memoirs, Finance & Accounting, Math & Science

Matthew

Matthew

New York, United States

Editor and writing coach specializing in literary fiction, thrillers, memoir and other narrative nonfiction, business books, and self-help.


Work experience:

  • Graduate Writing Program, Columbia University
  • Self-employed
  • Matthew Sharpe

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, Short Story, Mystery & Crime, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense

Pete

Pete

Tuscaloosa, AL, United States

Editor of national-award-winning non-fiction


Work experience:

  • Bloomsbury
  • Pete Beatty Editorial Services

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Political Science & Current Affairs, Entertainment, Writing & Publishing

Christa

Christa

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Nonfiction editor and book coach with 18+ years of experience helping authors bring their visions to life


Work experience:

  • Various Publishers, Authors, and Corporate Clients
  • Google
  • John Boswell Book Packaging
  • Various Clients

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Management, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Health & Wellbeing, Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry, Math & Science, Home & Garden, Sex & Relationships, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Parenting & Families

Edward

Edward

Murray, KY, United States

Experienced editor of nonfiction books (esp. spirituality/self-help). Development and copy edits draw on my work as an author and MDiv.


Work experience:

  • Ed Cyzewski Freelance Writer & Editor

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Christian Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Non-Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Inspirational, Business & Management, Writing & Publishing

Howard

Howard

Traverse City, MI, USA

I specialize in editing books on science, technology, business, and Jewish issues. I know how to help authors find their unique voices.


Work experience:

  • Alliance of Independent Authors
  • Self-employed
  • Foreword Reviews

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Writing & Publishing, Life Sciences, Math & Science, Science Fiction, Fiction, Business & Management, Judaism, Religion & Spirituality, Technology

Lauren

Lauren

Albany, NY, USA

Development and mechanical editing for prescriptive nonfiction books and proposals on personal growth and professional development topics.


Work experience:

  • Kaplan North America
  • Career Press / New Page Books

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Non-Fiction, Writing & Publishing, Health & Wellbeing, Business & Management

Nina

Nina

New York, NY, USA

Non-fiction editor with more than 15 years of experience in NYC publishing.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Thames & Hudson
  • Hyperion Books

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, Health & Wellbeing, Religion & Spirituality, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, New Age

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