Cozy Mysteries Developmental Editing Services

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Laura

Laura

Westfield, NJ, USA

Romance and Mystery/Thriller Editor prev. for Penguin Random House (Berkley), Hachette (James Patterson), and Hooked. Let's perfect a story.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Hachette, James Patterson's BookShots
  • Hooked
  • LMA Editorial

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

Genres: Romantic Suspense, Romance, Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Espionage, Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Comedy

Jennifer

Jennifer

Hoboken, NJ, USA

Editor specializing in adult fiction, especially mysteries, historicals, and fantasies. I can't wait to help make your manuscript stronger!


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • St. Martin's Press, Macmillan
  • Various

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

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Historical Mysteries, Horror, Thriller & Suspense

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 editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading 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

Megan

Megan

New York, NY, United States

Former Kensington editor with 15 years' experience, specializing in romance and mystery (adult and YA). Let's make your project shine!


Work experience:

  • Kensington Publishing
  • Harlequin
  • Kaplan
  • Megan Records Editorial

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

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance, Fiction, Historical Romance, Romantic Comedy, Paranormal Romance, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, New Adult, Romantic Suspense

Kirsiah

Kirsiah

New York, NY, USA

Attentive editor with experience from several NYC publishers focusing on thriller, women's fiction, romance, YA, and middle grade fiction.


Work experience:

  • Hachette Book Group
  • Penguin Random House

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

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Middle Grade Fantasy, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, New Adult, Contemporary Fiction

Holly

Holly

East Rutherford, NJ, USA

Former Editor at St. Martin's Press with over 12 years of industry experience, now freelancing with a focus on Romance, WF, YA and Mystery


Work experience:

  • St. Martin's Press
  • Holly Ingraham Editorial
  • BookEnds, LLC

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

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

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 editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review 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

Dori

Dori

Yakima, WA, USA

Full-time editor specializing in memoirs, nonfiction and fiction, esp. Christian contemporary and historical | Debut to best-selling authors


Work experience:

  • Breakout Editing
  • Redemption Press
  • Kregel

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

Genres: Christian Fiction, Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Romance, Christian Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs

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