Short Story Developmental Editing Services

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Meredith

Meredith

Bothell, WA, United States

Writer, collaborative editor, and writing coach specializing in helping clients tell their best stories.


Work experience:

  • UW Medicine
  • Talaria, Inc.
  • Ashford University
  • Enclara Health
  • North Seattle Community College
  • Antioch University Seattle
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Nature, Women's Fiction, Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Short Story, Education & Reference

Uche

Uche

Exeter, NH, USA

Writer (MFA) and editor (5+ years) with a keen interest in storytelling. I specialize in literary and multicultural fiction.


Work experience:

  • Kachifo Limited (publishers of Farafina Books)

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Short Story, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Picture Books, Children's, Anthologies

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

Ally

Ally

St. Louis, MO, USA

Experienced copyeditor and proofreader with a background in independent, literary, and academic publishing.


Work experience:

  • David R. Godine, Publisher
  • Yale University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Classics, Fiction, Writing & Publishing, Non-Fiction, Humanities & Social Sciences, Contemporary Fiction, Poetry, Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Story

Constance

Constance

Charlotte, NC, USA

Professional editor specializing in literary and historical novels, YA, and speculative fiction.


Work experience:

  • Three Rooms Press
  • Skyhorse Publishing

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Short Story, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense

Jill

Jill

Boston, United States

I offer a decade of editorial experience in textbooks, nonfiction trade titles, and literary fiction. I also write essays and like donuts.


Work experience:

  • Bedford/St. Martin's, Macmillan Learning
  • Routledge
  • Cengage Learning
  • Adams Media

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Career Guides, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Women's Fiction, Short Story, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Education & Reference

Jennifer

Jennifer

Boulder, CO, USA

Versatile editor with more than a decade of experience. Focused on making your writing the best it can be! Self-help. Anthologies. Memoir.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry, Math & Science, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Religion & Spirituality, Career Guides, Short Story, Fiction, Anthologies

Pam Elise

Pam Elise

New York, NY, USA

I am a Development Editor for novels, scripts, and nonfiction, specializing in guiding new authors through the editorial process.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Cambridge University Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Middle Grade Fantasy, Children's, Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Plays & Screenplays, Short Story, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, ELT, Non-Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Romantic Comedy

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Hire the best short story developmental editors


Writing and publishing a short story might seem easier than writing a novel, but in truth they can still be very hard to put together. A short novel means you've got to play your cards (or better say, words) right. That's why you should consider to hire a short-story developmental editor to revise your structure, form, plot, and character development.


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