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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

Aja P.

Aja P.

Austin, United States

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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

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 Fantasy Fiction Young Adult Picture Books Children's Middle Grade

Jill W.

Jill W.

Chicago, United States

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Experienced developmental editor - I love all genres! Dedicated to assessing and improving manuscripts for readability and marketability.


Work experience:

  • JWelsh Editorial and Writing Coaching
  • Goodheart-Willcox Publishers
  • University of Chicago Graham School

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Humor & Comedy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Computers & Internet Cultural & Ethnic Mystery & Crime Fantasy Self-Help & Self-Improvement Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense

Kelly L.

Kelly L.

Phoenix, United States

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I am passionate about the written word! I have 15+ years in editing in all genres, with special attention to business and travel.


Work experience:

  • Immanence Journal
  • Gently Read Literature (GRL)
  • International Artist Publishing
  • Perseus Books Group
  • The Story Laboratory

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

Genres: Romance Fiction Business & Management Non-Fiction Travel Poetry Mystery & Crime

Julie T.

Julie T.

New York, United States

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I'm an editor with nearly two decades of experience in publishing, most recently at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.


Work experience:

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Historical Fiction Short Story Middle Grade Children's Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Dystopian

Brooke M.

Brooke M.

Denver, United States

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Experienced (9 yrs in-house, 14 yrs freelance), nonfiction editor specializing in content editing, copy editing, and proofreading.


Work experience:

  • Chicago Review Press
  • Perseus Books Group (now Hachette)
  • Westview Press in the Perseus Books Group (now Hachette)
  • Word Hawk Editing, LLC

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

Genres: History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Music Philosophy Entertainment Parenting & Families Biographies & Memoirs Children’s Non-Fiction

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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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