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Fran

Fran

New York, United States

Results driven editor, formerWriters House Bridgerton agent, edited major award winners, working from slush pile to success in publishing.


Work experience:

  • Writers House
  • youbloom music festival

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Thriller & Suspense, Historical Romance, Romance

Daniel

Daniel

Spokane, WA, USA

Seasoned and highly attentive. I really just love to learn and experience new stories, but I am most interested in education and history.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Brown Books Publishing Group
  • Irving ISD

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Education & Reference, Non-Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance, Gaming & LitRPG, Fantasy, Legal Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Math & Science, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Fiona

Fiona

Bronxville, NY, USA

With over 20 years of experience in NYC children’s publishing, I specialize in Middle-Grade. Together we can make your book standout.


Work experience:

  • Pubworks, Inc.
  • Scholastic, Inc.
  • Random House
  • Self-employed
  • Wattpad Webtoons Bookgroup

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Fantasy, Humor & Comedy, Mystery & Crime, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Historical Romance

Laura

Laura

Westfield, NJ, USA

Romance and Mystery/Thriller Editor prev. at 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
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment 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

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
  • Self-employed
  • BookEnds, LLC

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading 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

Claire

Claire

Kansas City, MO, USA

Passionate editor w/15+ years experience - USA Today / NYT / National Bestselling and Award-Winning authors of sci-fi, fantasy, and romance.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Wordfire Press
  • The Wild Rose Press
  • Entangled Publishing

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

Genres: Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense

Lauren

Lauren

New York, NY, USA

Specializing in genre and literary fiction since 2015, with publishers and imprints including Macmillan, Tor, St. Martin's, and Erewhon.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Hamilton College

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

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance, Horror, Thriller & Suspense

Tiffany

Tiffany

Fort Worth, TX, USA

An editor specializing in romantic fiction with ten years' experience. Worked for Penguin Random House, Macmillan, and Entangled.


Work experience:

  • Entangled Publishing
  • Macmillan Publishers
  • Penguin Random House
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Health & Wellbeing, Non-Fiction, Travel, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Fiction, Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, Time Travel Romance

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Stepping back and viewing your historical romance manuscript after that finished first draft is an unmatched feeling. If your next step is to polish your novel into a diamond, you may want to consider hiring a developmental editor. This type of edit involves looking at the wider picture and identifying problems in your overall structure, pacing, and character building, to then suggest fixes that will take your novel to the next level.


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