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P. J. H.

P. J. H.

Austin, TX, USA

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I’m the award-winning author of over 30 books for kids, teens, and adults. I'd love to edit your book. Let's talk!


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Action & Adventure Fiction Middle Grade Children's Middle Grade Fantasy Epic Fantasy Fantasy Dystopian Science Fiction Post-Apocalyptic Time Travel Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult

Leila S.

Leila S.

Austin, TX, USA

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12+ years experience in children's and YA book publishing as an editor at Penguin Random House and author of critically-acclaimed novels.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Macmillan, Chronicle, Simon & Schuster, Abrams, etc.
  • BookPeople

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Children's Fiction Young Adult Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction

Jessica Lee A.

Jessica Lee A.

Austin, TX, USA

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I'm an award-winning author with over 40 publications (from early readers to young adult) with 15 years of editing experience.


Work experience:

  • Institute of Children's Literature
  • St. Edward's University
  • self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction Action & Adventure Fiction Children's Fantasy Young Adult

Kirby G.

Kirby G.

Louisville, United States

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From crime and thrillers to memoirs and short stories—accomplished editor/author with over 20 years of experience in publishing and teaching


Work experience:

  • Sarabande Books
  • Self-employed
  • MFA in Writing Program at Spalding University

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

Genres: Mystery & Crime Fiction Literary Fiction Short Story Thriller & Suspense Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Writing & Publishing

Leis P.

Leis P.

Austin, TX, USA

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Freelance editor with over 15 years of experience in publishing, primarily with Penguin Random House, specializing in all genres of fiction


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Berkley Publishing Group - Penguin Random House
  • Self

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Mystery & Crime Fiction Fantasy Historical Fiction Paranormal Romance Romance Science Fiction Urban Fantasy Women's Fiction

Sandra W.

Sandra W.

Omaha, United States

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Skilled editor for your nonfiction book, primarily business/leadership, true crime, self-help/health, and memoir. How may I help you?


Work experience:

  • Metropolitan Community College
  • Write On, Inc., Editorial services company

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management Health & wellbeing History Humanities & Social Sciences Psychology Self-help & Self-improvement True Crime

Steven B.

Steven B.

Vermont, United States

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Intuitive, expert editor with 30 yrs experience teaching fiction writing at a major university. Well-published, knowledgeable, honest, kind.


Work experience:

  • Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • Colby College, Waterville,ME
  • Hollow Tree Literary Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Short Story Middle Grade Children's Fantasy

Kate A.

Kate A.

Baltimore, United States

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Former Simon & Schuster editor with over a decade of experience editing YA & MG novels by award-winning and bestselling authors.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Simon & Schuster Children's Books / Aladdin Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Middle Grade Children's Urban Fantasy Fantasy Paranormal Romance Romance Middle Grade Fantasy Young Adult Mashups Coming of Age

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Book Editor Austin

So you’ve just written “THE END” and put the finishing touches on your book-to-be. Congratulations! Now what?

Well, now it’s time for the editing to begin. Every editing round must begin with the developmental edit: a systematic examination of all of the “big picture” elements of your manuscript, including the plot, characters, setting, and theme. As you can imagine, this kind of an edit is absolutely critical if your goal is to produce a great, compulsively readable book that can match the traditionally-published books on bookshelves.

That said, developmental edits can become expensive, simply because they’re so thorough — which is where an editorial assessment comes in. To put it simply, an editorial assessment is a condensed report that a professional editor compiles after reading your story, full of detailed notes on the areas in which your story can improve.

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