Business Developmental Editing Services

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Gail Naron

Gail Naron

New Orleans, United States

Editing of academic works, reports, and dissertations, with a focus on the social sciences, Jewish studies, humanities, and law


Work experience:

  • Aptara, Westchester Publishing Services
  • Jewish Communal Service Association

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Business & Management, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Law, Political Science & Current Affairs, Religion & Spirituality, Psychology, Economics

Stephanie

Stephanie

New York, NY, United States

Former HarperCollins Publishers and Delacorte Press acquisitions editor, specializing in mind-body-spirit. Award-winning indie clients.


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Delacorte Press, Bantam Doubleday Dell
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

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

Adam

Adam

Asheville, United States

Scholarly and nonfiction editor with over a decade of experience in digital and print publishing. Reader advocate and prose polisher.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Soomo Learning
  • Oxford University Press
  • HarperCollins Publishers

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

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

Gus

Gus

Waynesville, NC, USA

Highly experienced editor; expertise in technical publishing and general nonfiction. Currently Project Editor with Wiley Publishing, Inc.


Work experience:

  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Hungry Minds (formerly IDG Books, Inc.)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
  • Pearson Education (formerly Macmillan Publishing)
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Query Letter Review Book Coaching

Genres: Computers & Internet, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

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

John

John

Stockton, CA, USA

I have many years of experience in a wide array of editing and writing duties in a wide variety of genres.


Work experience:

  • Oxford University Press
  • MTKG, Inc.
  • University of California Press

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

Genres: Poetry, Fiction, Short Story, Agriculture, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, Computers & Internet, Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences, Math & Science, Geography, Humanities & Social Sciences, Philosophy

Ariel

Ariel

Chattanooga, TN, USA

Development and acquisitions editor with 10 years' experience in nonfiction publishing working with bestselling authors.


Work experience:

  • Corwin
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Education & Reference, Non-Fiction, Parenting & Families, Health & Wellbeing, Business & Management, Biographies & Memoirs, Inspirational, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Herb

Herb

Montclair, NJ, USA

Born editor with decades of the highest level experience. Launched over 100 authors, always friendly, creative, passionate about what I do.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • McGraw Hill

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Agriculture, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Management, Education & Reference, Health & Wellbeing, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Nature, Sports & Outdoors

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Actualizing your first business book manuscript alone is an accomplishment. But, what now? While you’re undoubtedly an expert in your field, it’s difficult to view the ‘big picture’ of your book objectively after working on it for so long. So, now’s the time to hire a developmental editor. This type of edit involves looking at the wider picture and identifying potential problems in your structure and pacing. A developmental editor will analyze your book overall and decide if it needs revising — this can even lead to intensive rewrites.


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