Horror Developmental Editing Services

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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 editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review query-letter-review

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

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

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 editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, LGBTQ Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Denver, CO, USA

Literary Agent and Freelance Editor with a decade of experience in traditional publishing, specializing in manuscript development.


Work experience:

  • Maria Carvainis Agency
  • Summit Editorial
  • Copps Literary Services, LLC

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Women's Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction

Anja

Anja

Long Beach, NY, USA

25 years' experience editing nonfiction—including food/drink, memoirs, history, wellness—and fiction. Efficient, timely, and professional.


Work experience:

  • Tiller Press/Simon & Schuster
  • Time Inc. Books/Oxmoor House
  • Kyle Books/Quarto Books
  • DK Publishing Inc./Penguin Random House
  • Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins

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

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, DIY & Crafts, Health & Wellbeing, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, LGBTQ Non-Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime

Jennifer

Jennifer

Hoboken, NJ, USA

Editor specializing in adult fiction, especially mysteries, historicals, and fantasies. I can't wait to help make your manuscript stronger!


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • St. Martin's Press, Macmillan
  • Various

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

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Historical Mysteries, Horror, Thriller & Suspense

Lindsay

Lindsay

New York, NY, USA

Freelance editor specializing in YA, SFF, & query packages. Former literary agent with over a decade of experience in NYC publishing.


Work experience:

  • Sanford J. Greenburger Associates

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

Genres: Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, Urban Fantasy, LGBTQ Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Middle Grade, Children's, Science Fiction, Young Adult, Action & Adventure

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 editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

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

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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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