Legal Developmental Editing Services

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Gail Naron

Gail Naron

New Orleans, United States

Editing of academic works, reports, and dissertations, with a focus on the social sciences, Jewish studies, humanities, and law


Work experience:

  • Aptara, Westchester Publishing Services
  • Jewish Communal Service Association

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Business & Management, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Law, Political Science & Current Affairs, Religion & Spirituality, Psychology, Economics

Brian

Brian

Geneseo, NY, USA

An editor for four years with a Forbes Global 2000 company, Brian has a BFA from NYU and is licensed to practice law in NY and VA.


Work experience:

  • Thomson Reuters

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Plays & Screenplays, Fiction, Law, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Education & Reference, Mystery & Crime, Legal Thriller, Thriller & Suspense

Leslie

Leslie

Durham, NC, USA

I am best at structure, transitions, word usage, references, data presentation, and style. Humanities and law. I’d like to branch out.


Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Education & Reference, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, Christian Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Law

Bethany

Bethany

York, PA, USA

Thoroughly-Researched Editing That Elevates Your Content


Work experience:

  • Progressive Publishing Services
  • Self-employed
  • York Daily Record/Sunday News
  • The Sentinel, Ogden Newspapers Inc.
  • Easy Milano
  • Penn State Agriculture Information Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry, Math & Science, Non-Fiction, Law, Humanities & Social Sciences, Career Guides, History, True Crime, Business & Management, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Biographies & Memoirs

Marya

Marya

Chicago, IL, USA

Chicago-based writer & editor with 20+ yrs experience. I get up to speed on new topics quickly and enjoy supporting writers.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Duncan Associates
  • American Planning Association

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

Genres: Anthologies, Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Design, Geography, Law, Transportation

Jana

Jana

New York, NY, USA

Seasoned copy and developmental editor focusing across nonfiction, dedicated to working closely with authors to produce exceptional content


Work experience:

  • Ethics & International Affairs
  • Encounter Books
  • MDRC

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Economics, Humanities & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Law, Philosophy, Sociology, LGBTQ Non-Fiction, History

Jacoba

Jacoba

Portland, OR, USA

Specialist in nonfiction of all kinds and outdoorsy fiction. Bring me your natural histories, your kayak treatises, your adventures stories.


Work experience:

  • Timber Press
  • Trial Guides
  • Ooligan Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Home & Garden, Non-Fiction, Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences, Math & Science, Nature, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Law, Humanities & Social Sciences, History, Travel

Mohamad

Mohamad

Chicago, IL, USA

Ph.D level expertise with over 10 years of developmental, editing, and proofreading consulting experience.


Work experience:

  • Al-Hakim Advising & Consulting
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • International Network for Hate Studies

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Philosophy, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, Political Science & Current Affairs, Law, Writing & Publishing, Biographies & Memoirs, Christian Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality

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Hire the best legal developmental editors


Like any good legal case, a legal book has to combine three important things: professionalism, thorough research, and storytelling. If you’ve laid out your findings but feel you lack the momentum to make them appealing to the reader, or you aren’t sure that your structure is as intuitive as it should be, hiring a legal developmental editor should be your next step. 

A skilled editor will be able to help you walk the fine line between objective legal truth and readability, shaping your argument to be its most concise, easy to follow, and straightforward self.


By working with someone experienced in legal books, you can be sure they know exactly what faults to watch out for, as they’ll have read a great number of books in your genre and helped edit many titles personally. On Reedsy, our legal developmental editors have worked with academic publishers and institutions alike, and have been selected for their vigor and thoroughness. Sign up today to meet them.

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