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We've sourced the best manuscript editors in Atlanta who are ready to help you with all your developmental editing needs.

Penny M.

Penny M.

Atlanta, GA, USA

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I'm an agent at ACM and a part-time freelance editor experienced in breakout fiction across multiple genres and age groups. How can I help?


Work experience:

  • Aevitas Creative Management
  • Empire Literary
  • FinePrint Literary Management

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Children’s Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Middle Grade Children's Fiction Young Adult Fantasy Contemporary Fiction Contemporary Romance Romance Romantic Comedy Science Fiction

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 Query Letter Review

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

Jennifer Y.

Jennifer Y.

Atlanta, GA, USA

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20 years' experience editing architecture and design books. I help authors make their books the best they can be.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Industrial Designers Society of America
  • The Greenway Group

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Architecture Non-Fiction Design History Humanities & Social Sciences Home & Garden Nature Art Travel Writing & Publishing

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

Margaret N.

Margaret N.

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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I edit cookbooks, craft titles, gift-y nonfiction. I've worked on everything from astrophysics texts to NYT-bestselling literary mashups.


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Quirk Books
  • Beacon PreMedia Global (now Lumina Datamatics)
  • East Falls Bakery
  • Police Legal Sciences
  • The Writing Center at Kenyon College
  • Zanesville Art Museum

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

Genres: Humor & Comedy Fiction Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits DIY & Crafts Mashups Writing & Publishing Calendars Comics & Graphic Novels Design Photography Architecture

Patricia H.

Patricia H.

Sacramento, United States

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I provide careful, intelligent, and sensitive copyediting, developmental editing, ghost writing, and coaching services.


Work experience:

  • Patricia L. Heinicke Jr.
  • Westview Press
  • Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley
  • Central Florida Community College

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry Math & Science Religion & Spirituality

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. I love first-time authors.


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

Will T.

Will T.

Chicago, United States

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Trusted copy editor and proofreader for fantasy, sci-fi, romance, mystery, suspense, and weird short stories.


Work experience:

  • University of Iowa Press
  • Kirkus Editorial
  • American Literary Review
  • Crab Orchard Review
  • Berkley / Penguin Random House
  • Scribe Media

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Short Story Fiction Romance Science Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Fantasy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult

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But what is a developmental editor?

In a nutshell, a developmental editor is a professional who will help you zero in on the story that you’re actually trying to tell. Developmental editors will identify all of the weaknesses in the "big-picture" elements of your story (including the plot, characterization, structure, and theme) and work with you to fix all of them. All books who go through this important process come out leaner, sharper, and much better — which means that, for the next John Grisham's and Flannery O'Connor's out there, a strong developmental editor is a key to boosting you to bestseller status.

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