Fantasy Developmental Editing Services

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Julia

Julia

Franklin, United States

Experienced editor of MG and YA fiction and non-fiction. Formerly with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins.


Work experience:

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Simon & Schuster
  • HarperCollins Childrens Books
  • Disney Press/Hyperion Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction

Aja

Aja

Austin, United States

Making sure your prose sings, your facts and story are straight, and your unique voice shines through.


Work experience:

  • Simon & Schuster
  • on my porch, at a coffee shop, in far-flung places . . .

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Music, Entertainment, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Thriller & Suspense, Photography

Angela

Angela

Los Angeles, United States

Editor of more than 700 books. I specialize in sci-fi, fantasy, supernatural, horror, mystery, thriller, YA, and dystopian fiction.


Work experience:

  • Alyson Books
  • Self

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

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:

  • Freelance
  • 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

Lisa

Lisa

Berkley, MI, United States

Every sentence matters! My passion is helping your words shine, whether you're at the beginning of your project or you need a final polish.


Work experience:

  • Poignant Pen LLC

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

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Sex & Relationships, Fantasy, Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Science Fiction, Travel, Home & Garden

Fran

Fran

New York, United States

Former Agent, Writers House, now Expat; two Newbery & NBA authors. I take a holistic, highly customized approach with a plan


Work experience:

  • Writers House
  • youbloom music festival

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult, Humor & Comedy, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Women's Fiction, Music, Humanities & Social Sciences, Entertainment, Middle Grade, Children's, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Megan

Megan

New York, NY, United States

Formerly of Simon and Schuster, I love being able to work more directly with authors with honest and thoughtful collaborative editing.


Work experience:

  • Simon & Schuster
  • Freelance

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Tera

Tera

South Bend, United States

Editor with 10+ years of experience specializing in developmental edits and copy editing, with a focus on romance and all romance subgenres.


Work experience:

  • Entangled Publishing
  • Samhain Publishing
  • Kensington Lyrical
  • Cuskaden Editorial and Publishing Services

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

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Young Adult, LGBTQ Fiction, Women's Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction

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Hire the best fantasy developmental editors


There are a lot of moving parts for authors to juggle in the fantasy genre. It’s a genre that requires rich and original imagination, and requires its writers to think carefully about setting, characterization, and wielding the two in parallel to craft an intriguing and satisfying narrative arc.


From identifying redundant scenes to spotting crucial transitions currently lacking, a fantasy developmental editor can help you deal your story’s big picture. Is the plot’s resolution plausible and persuasive? Have you left any loose threads? Does the beginning hook the reader in enough?


Hiring one of our fantasy developmental editors can help you answer all of these questions. The professionals on our marketplace have been carefully vetted, and have extensive experience working with Big 5 publishers and bestselling authors. Sign up to Reedsy today to browse their profiles and talk to them about your project.

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