Fiction Developmental Editing Services

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Dawn

Dawn

Hoboken, NJ, United States

Deep experience editing memoir, narrative nonfiction, novels and short stories.


Work experience:

  • Reader's Digest
  • O, The Oprah Magazine
  • More Magazine
  • The Literarian
  • Independent editor

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Literary Fiction, Fiction

Holly

Holly

Springfield, United States

Experienced fiction editor, formerly with Samhain Publishing. I specialize in romance and other genre fiction.


Work experience:

  • Samhain Publishing, Ltd
  • Self-employed
  • Mundania Press
  • Lyrical Press

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

Genres: Women's Fiction, Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Contemporary Fiction

Kathy

Kathy

San Diego, United States

Freelance copyeditor and proofreader offering 25 years of experience in scientific and educational publishing


Work experience:

  • Academic Press (Elsevier Science/Harcourt)
  • Academic Press
  • Brian F. Smith and Associates (Archaeologist)
  • Converse Consultants West
  • Cajon Valley, Mountain Empire, and Palm Middle Schools
  • Self-Employed

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry, Math & Science, Nature, Action & Adventure, Classics, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Education & Reference, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense

Jessica

Jessica

Jacksonville, United States

Award-winning freelance editor Jessica provides practical, marketable revision advice to clients on all six habitable continents.


Work experience:

  • Writers House
  • St. Martin's Press
  • Fox Literary LLC
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Historical Fiction, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Women's Fiction, LGBTQ Non-Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Matthew

Matthew

New York, United States

Editor and writing coach specializing in literary fiction, thrillers, memoir and other narrative nonfiction, business books, and self-help.


Work experience:

  • Graduate Writing Program, Columbia University
  • Self-employed
  • Matthew Sharpe

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, Short Story, Mystery & Crime, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense

Jodi

Jodi

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Editor with an MFA and a business background. Favorites: memoir, fiction, humor, psych, and YA. My forte: lean prose that moves.


Work experience:

  • Slammin Productions
  • SheWritesPress, PenguinRandomHouse, McGraw-Hill, & more. . .

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

Genres: Entertainment, Non-Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Young Adult, Children’s Non-Fiction

Rebecca

Rebecca

Boston, United States

Creative, compassionate, precision-based developmental editing and supportive, no-nonsense book coaching since 2009.


Work experience:

  • Rebecca Faith Editorial

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Fantasy

Tammy

Tammy

California, United States

Editor specializing in fantasy and science fiction and their many subgenres. As dedicated to words as a hobbit to breakfast.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Epic Fantasy

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