Legal Developmental Editing Services

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Cassandra

Cassandra

Cranford, NJ, USA

Development editor and writing coach with 8+ years of experience, specializing in mysteries, fantasy, and non-fiction books.


Work experience:

  • Oxford University Press
  • Berghahn Books
  • Self-employed
  • New Degree Press

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

Genres: Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Law, Business & Management, Biographies & Memoirs, Philosophy, Fantasy, Fiction, Legal Thriller, Thriller & Suspense

Marya

Marya

Chicago, IL, USA

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


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Duncan Associates
  • American Planning Association

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

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

Paul

Paul

Vancouver, WA, USA

I have copy-edited academic manuscripts (in the humanities) for university presses for 18 years


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

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

Genres: History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Sociology, Political Science & Current Affairs, Atheism, Religion & Spirituality, Buddhism, Christian Non-Fiction, Philosophy, Law

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 editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

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

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

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

David

David

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Expert editor of NYT bestselling and award-winning nonfiction books who helps craft compelling stories about complex topics.


Work experience:

  • Hachette Books
  • Scribner

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

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Economics, Humanities & Social Sciences, History, Law, Political Science & Current Affairs, Sociology, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Technology

Lila

Lila

New York, United States

I specialize in editing nonfiction and academic books, and I'll work with you based on your specific writing style, voice, needs, and goals.


Work experience:

  • Lila M. Stromer Editorial Services
  • Law & Social Inquiry

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

Genres: History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Law, Political Science & Current Affairs, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

zakia

zakia

New York, NY, USA

Seasoned editor with eight years in trade book publishing.


Work experience:

  • The New Press

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

Genres: Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Law, History, Sociology, Music, Biographies & Memoirs

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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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