Cozy Mysteries Developmental Editing Services

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Ann Leslie

Ann Leslie

New York City, NY, United States

Over 25 years' editorial experience at a Big 5 publisher and a literary agency, specializing in commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction.


Work experience:

  • Harlequin Books
  • Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Historical Romance, Contemporary Fiction, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Romantic Comedy, Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense

D. Ann

D. Ann

Newark, NJ, USA

Editor/sensitivity reader with 10+ yrs of experience. Worked with all big 5 publishers. Specialize in genre: romance, historicals, mystery.


Work experience:

  • Tessera Editorial
  • Self-employed
  • Emerald City Literary Agency
  • Sourcebooks

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: African American Fiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Children's

Martin Roy

Martin Roy

San Diego, CA, USA

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

Lynsey

Lynsey

Missoula, United States

(She/they.) Over a decade of in-house and freelance editorial work for Big 5 publishers & private clients across genres.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Fordham University Press
  • City College of New York
  • Skadden-Arps Legal Studies Program at City College of New York
  • WHACK! Magazine
  • Penguin Group (USA)
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Science Fiction, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction

Steve

Steve

South Orange, New Jersey, USA

Former agent and developmental editor specializing in Thrillers and Mysteries. Will get you ready for publication!


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Curtis Brown, Ltd.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Legal Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction, Historical Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Cozy Mysteries, Psychological Thriller, Espionage

Robyn

Robyn

Abilene, Texas, USA

Specializing in YA, fantasy, comedy, mystery, and faith-based manuscripts through review, development, content editing, and author coaching.


Work experience:

  • (Texas-Based Publishing Service)
  • Creative Word Editing
  • HarperCollins/Blink YA
  • ACU Press & Leafwood Publishers
  • Self Employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Non-Fiction, Fantasy, Humor & Comedy, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Business & Management, Christian Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality

Chelsey

Chelsey

Denver, CO, USA

With 15 years of experience as an editor and agent, I can help you polish and prepare your work to catch the eye of industry professionals!


Work experience:

  • Crooked Lane Books
  • Keen Editorial and Literary Services
  • Skyhorse Publishing
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Copps Literary Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Humanities & Social Sciences, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Chick Lit, Women's Fiction, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction

Shire

Shire

Berkeley, CA, USA

A fiction/non-fiction editor with wide-ranging interests, I specialize in refining the elements of good writing: voice, style, and grammar.


Work experience:

  • Inkshares
  • Lost Roads Press
  • Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • New Directions

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Contemporary Romance, Romance

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Finished putting pen to paper for the first manuscript of your cozy mystery book? You might want to consider sleuthing out a developmental editor next. A cozy mystery developmental editor can see your work in the same way a detective fresh on the case might see a problem better than a DC who’s worked on it for years — free of bias.


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