Non Fiction Developmental Editing Services

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Julia

Julia

Franklin, United States

Experienced editor of MG and YA fiction and non-fiction. Formerly with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins.


Work experience:

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Simon & Schuster
  • HarperCollins Childrens Books
  • Disney Press/Hyperion Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction

Aja

Aja

Austin, United States

Making sure your prose sings, your facts and story are straight, and your unique voice shines through.


Work experience:

  • Simon & Schuster
  • on my porch, at a coffee shop, in far-flung places . . .

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Music, Entertainment, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Thriller & Suspense, Photography

Jeff

Jeff

New York, United States

I'm an experienced publishing consultant and editor specializing in science, technology, business, memoir, and health/self-improvement.


Work experience:

  • W. W. Norton & Company
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Technology, Non-Fiction, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Physics & Chemistry, Math & Science, Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences, Life Sciences

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

Doug

Doug

Lago Vista, United States

Extensive experience with constructive editing and detailed proofreading for Manning Publications and interested in broader range of titles.


Work experience:

  • Manning Publications
  • Countrywide Financial (now Bank of America)
  • IBM Global Services
  • Countrywide Home Loans (now Bank of America)
  • IBM Advanced Technical Support
  • IBM
  • US Air Force

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Computers & Internet, Non-Fiction, Technology

Lauren

Lauren

New York, United States

Freelance food writer and editor, specializing in cookbook and recipes.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Epicurious
  • Bon Appétit

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction

Geoffrey

Geoffrey

D.C., DC, United States

20 years experience editing nonfiction books for publishers (Thomas Nelson and Running Press). I love helping authors tell their story.


Work experience:

  • Running Press
  • ClearWords Group
  • Thomas Nelson Publishers

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

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Christian Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

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

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Hire the best nonfiction developmental editors


Chances are, your non-fiction book is posing a problem and trying to help readers understand it better (e.g. economic inequality) or deal with it in a practical way (e.g. setting up a business). To do that successfully, you need to convince your reader that you’re worth listening to because of your experience or expertise, and then lay out your thoughts in an engaging, intuitive way.


By hiring a non-fiction developmental editor with experience in the genre, you'll get their help with several important aspects of your work: from organizing your thoughts in a more coherent order, to pointing out when something is hard to follow or identifying gaps in your logic, these editors can help you make sure that your book is as compelling and helpful as possible.


We carefully vet our non-fiction developmental editors to ensure they have extensive experience editing not just any kind of books, but books in your particular genre. The editors on our platform have worked with bestselling authors and large publishing houses, polishing non-fiction works just like yours. Make an account on Reedsy’s marketplace and browse their profiles to get a sense of what you could accomplish together.

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