Cozy Mysteries Developmental Editing Services

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Kevin

Kevin

Olympia, Washington, USA

Associate Editor at Latah Books. I edit crime, thriller, and literary fiction. I also love working on memoirs and PNW nonfiction.


Work experience:

  • Latah Books
  • Willow Springs Books
  • Dev Spotlight
  • New England Review
  • Eastern Washington University Writers' Center

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Action & Adventure, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Short Story

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

Kristen

Kristen

New York, NY, USA

Developmental Editor with 20+ years of experience. I know exactly what it takes to get your manuscript ready for the world.


Work experience:

  • Kristen Weber Editorial Services
  • New American Library, Penguin Random House
  • Mysterious Press, Warner Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Legal Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Medical Thriller, Psychological Thriller

Michelle

Michelle

Minneapolis, MN, USA

YA and Mystery expert, savvy in both traditional and independent publishing. Encouraging, motivating and committed.


Work experience:

  • UnitedHealthcare
  • SW Content
  • Associated Press
  • Llewellyn Worldwide Publishing

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

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Calendars, Non-Fiction, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Historical Mysteries, Time Travel Romance, Romance, Travel, Time Travel, Science Fiction

Misty

Misty

Nashville, TN, USA

I'm Misty—a professional word nerd specializing in TTRPGs (especially 5E Dungeons and Dragons) and other complex content.


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins
  • Misty Bourne Editorial

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: New Age, Non-Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Writing & Publishing, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Gaming & LitRPG, Fantasy, Epic Fantasy

Anja

Anja

Long Beach, NY, USA

25 years' experience editing nonfiction—including food/drink, memoirs, history, wellness—and fiction. Efficient, timely, and professional.


Work experience:

  • Tiller Press/Simon & Schuster
  • Time Inc. Books/Oxmoor House
  • Kyle Books/Quarto Books
  • DK Publishing Inc./Penguin Random House
  • Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, DIY & Crafts, Health & Wellbeing, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, LGBTQ Non-Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime

Ty

Ty

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Fiction Editor and your creative confidante. Nearly a decade of working at a top literary agency. I can help bring your book to life!


Work experience:

  • Idea Architects
  • Edge of August

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Middle Grade Fantasy, Children's, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult

Mary

Mary

New York, NY, USA

Formerly with Penguin Random House, I specialize in romances and cozy mysteries. I can help take a story from good, to great!


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance, Fiction, Historical Romance, Romantic Comedy, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime

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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.


These literary investigators step back and analyze the big picture to identify problems in your structure, characterization, and pacing. This can even lead to intensive rewrites, so you’ll want to be sure your cozy mystery developmental editor has professional experience and knowledge of cozy mystery books to back up their proposals. At Reedsy, we assure that quality. All of our professionals are vetted thoroughly, we only accept the strongest portfolios. So, why wait? Sign up for free to connect today.

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