Children's Developmental Editing Services

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Gene

Gene

Houston, United States

Creative, experienced editor of novels, children's books, and poetry. Let's prepare your manuscript for publication together.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Uptown Stories
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Scholastic
  • HarperEntertainment
  • Daniel Weiss Associates/17th Street Productions
  • Denver Quarterly
  • San Jacinto College South

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Action & Adventure, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Comics & Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Poetry, Literary Fiction

Kathryn

Kathryn

Chicago, United States

Experienced developmental book editor specializing in parenting books as well as children's PB, MG and YA fiction.


Work experience:

  • Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • The Purcell Literary Agency
  • Entangled Publishing
  • Author Claudia Gray

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Parenting & Families, Non-Fiction

Rebecca

Rebecca

New York, NY, United States

With 10+ years of experience working at NYC publishers, I've edited 100s of books across genres. Thorough, candid, and easy to work with!


Work experience:

  • Disney Publishing Worldwide
  • McGraw-Hill Education
  • Penguin Random House
  • Self-employed
  • Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Education

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Picture Books, Young Adult, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Education & Reference, Women's Fiction

Estelle

Estelle

New York, United States

Senior Content Development Editor at one of New York's top agencies, specializing in children's literature.


Work experience:

  • Folio Literary Management
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Middle Grade Fantasy, Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction

Kate

Kate

Baltimore, United States

Former S&S editor w/15+ yrs experience editing NYT bestselling & award-winning authors such as Nova Ren Suma & Kekla Magoon.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Simon & Schuster Children's Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Book Coaching

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Chick Lit, Women's Fiction, Middle Grade Fantasy, Children's, Romantic Comedy, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, New Adult

Jenn

Jenn

Leawood, KS, United States

I am an award-winning author and editor of books for children and young adults. I specialize in humor, fantasy, and scifi.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Picture Books, Children's, Action & Adventure, Middle Grade, Fantasy, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction

Sean

Sean

Denton, TX, United States

Editor of bestselling, award-winning middle grade, YA, and adult books, specializing in fantasy and sci-fi. Let's make your book stand out!


Work experience:

  • Andrea Hurst and Associates, LLC
  • Self-employed
  • Andrea Hurst and Associates
  • Relay Publishing, LLC
  • The Editorial Department

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Middle Grade Fantasy

Angela

Angela

Los Angeles, United States

Editor of more than 800 books. I specialize in sci-fi, fantasy, supernatural, horror, mystery, thriller, YA, and dystopian fiction.


Work experience:

  • Alyson Books
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, LGBTQ Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction

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Hire the best children's book developmental editors


Congratulations! You’ve finished writing your children’s book, and wrapped it up by typing “THE END”! Now the real challenge starts: editing everything that you’ve written.


The editing process always begins with the developmental edit, which is a thorough review of your story’s “big picture,” from its structure to its characters to its pace. This is arguably the most important stage of editing — which is why you may want to consider hiring a children’s book developmental editor. These developmental editors have the experience and knowledge to make sure that your story is structurally sound and wonderfully readable by the time it hits the shelves.


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