Horror Developmental Editing Services

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Beth

Beth

Maineville, United States

Seasoned editor and proofreader with more than 20 years' experience in multiple genres. I have worked with several best-selling authors!


Work experience:

  • Self-Employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Health & Wellbeing, Non-Fiction, Action & Adventure, Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, LGBTQ Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Science Fiction, Dystopian

Joseph Ross

Joseph Ross

Baltimore, MD, United States

Published author. Award-winning screenwriter. University writing professor. Experienced editor. Offering critical feedback on your novel.


Work experience:

  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • Towson Univeristy
  • Gotham Writing Workshop, New York City
  • Angelella Editorial

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Contemporary Fiction

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

Parisa

Parisa

Brooklyn, NY, United States

Editor with over ten years of experience, formerly of one of the big five. Specializing in all genres of fiction!


Work experience:

  • Self Employed
  • Simon & Schuster

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

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Young Adult, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Michael

Michael

Los Angeles, CA, USA

New York Times Bestselling fiction editor with a dozen years of publishing industry experience, specializing in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror.


Work experience:

  • Skybound Entertainment
  • Penguin Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Science Fiction, Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Historical Fiction

Harrison

Harrison

Washington D.C., DC, USA

The world's most thorough content editor. Expert in fiction and memoir. More than 70 books and 60 authors guided toward publication.


Work experience:

  • Freelance Editorial Boutique
  • Really Good Editing
  • Bancroft Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult, Humor & Comedy, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Women's Fiction, Plays & Screenplays, Short Story, Middle Grade, Children's, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Isabella

Isabella

New York, NY, USA

Formerly with S&S. Passionate about stories. Experience with YA and Adult science fiction/fantasy, literary, and speculative fiction.


Work experience:

  • Simon & Schuster, Touchstone/Atria
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, New Adult, Young Adult, Young Adult Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense

Mike

Mike

Macungie, PA, USA

An award-winning editor and writer who collaborates daily with the world's biggest book and magazine publishers.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Weight Watchers
  • Rodale Books
  • Men's Health magazine
  • Bantam Dell / Random House
  • Putnam Berkley / Penguin

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Plays & Screenplays, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Entertainment, Health & Wellbeing, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

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Hire the best horror developmental editors


Do you know what’ll send a shiver down your spine more than any horror book? Avoidable mistakes tainting readers’ views of your work and distracting from the story you want to tell. If you felt the hairs on the back of your neck rise at the thought, don’t worry. There’s a way to save yourself: hire a horror book developmental editor.


They’ll analyze your horror book to identify (and fix) issues with your pacing, structure, and character building. While changing large aspects of something you’ve spent hours working on might haunt you at first at first, these large-scale rewrites are a literary life saver.


You’ll want to hire a developmental editor with specialism in horror books, who won’t be spooked by genre nuances — and we’ve got your back. The Reedsy Marketplace is home to the top editors in the industry, who’ve worked with bestselling horror authors like Stephen King, so you can always trust their expertise. What are you afraid of? Join us and connect with them today.

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