Horror Developmental Editing Services

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Angela

Angela

Los Angeles, United States

Editor of more than 800 books. I specialize in sci-fi, fantasy, supernatural, horror, mystery, thriller, YA, and dystopian fiction.


Work experience:

  • Alyson Books
  • Self-employed

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

Ross

Ross

Baltimore, MD, United States

Editor w/20+ years experience, specializing in literary, contemporary, romance, historical, sci-fi, supernatural, crime, thriller and YA.


Work experience:

  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • Towson Univeristy
  • Gotham Writing Workshop, New York City
  • Self-employed
  • University of Maryland College Park

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Book Coaching

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction

Caroline

Caroline

Cleveland, OH, USA

Developmental editor specializing in romance, thrillers, and mysteries. My clients have been published by Kensington, Skyhorse, and more.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Cleveland State University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Humor & Comedy, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Historical Romance, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

Chelsey

Chelsey

Denver, CO, USA

With 15 years of experience as an editor and agent, I can help you polish and prepare your work to catch the eye of industry professionals!


Work experience:

  • Crooked Lane Books
  • Keen Editorial and Literary Services
  • Skyhorse Publishing
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Copps Literary Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Humanities & Social Sciences, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Chick Lit, Women's Fiction, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction

Joshua

Joshua

Farmington, ME, USA

Editor/Writer WIP: 5-book series on the most-common issues I see writers struggling with as a full-time editor with over a decade of XP.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Query Letter Review

Genres: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Space Opera, Short Story, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Urban Fantasy

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

Sara

Sara

Nashua, NH, USA

Flexible, fierce, efficient editor with decades of experience in editing everything from horror to science fiction to literary fiction.


Work experience:

  • Ascend Learning
  • Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Short Story, Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Contemporary Fiction, Time Travel, Science Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Military Science Fiction, Literary Fiction

Kirsten

Kirsten

New York, NY, USA

I am an award-winning novelist who teaches at Yale Writers' Workshop, with 25 years experience as a writing coach and developmental editor.


Work experience:

  • Yale Writers' Workshop
  • Self-employed
  • Self employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Steampunk, Science Fiction, Short Story, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Women's Fiction, Mashups

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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.


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