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Jenna

Jenna

Boston, MA, USA

Acquiring and Developmental Editor. I work on YA, romance, narrative nonfiction, essay compilations, cookbook, and lifestyle titles.


Work experience:

  • Page Street Publishing Co.
  • Page Street Publishing
  • Hachette Books Group
  • Aevitas Creative Management
  • Browne & Miller Literary Associates

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Young Adult, Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits

Emily

Emily

Boston, MA, USA

Editor specializing in romance, fantasy, and YA. Experience editing NYT bestsellers. YA author with Simon and Schuster + HarperCollins.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Orlans PC

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

Genres: Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction, Romantic Comedy, Romance, Contemporary Romance, Women's Fiction, Young Adult, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Contemporary Fiction

Jennifer

Jennifer

Boston, MA , USA

Big dreams + ideas, those are the books for me! I specialize in historical, romance, fantasy, and contemporary novels + nonfiction history.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • NYC Board of Education

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Book Coaching

Genres: Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Picture Books, Children's, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Historical Fiction, Middle Grade Fantasy, Contemporary Fiction, Romantic Comedy, Romance

Alexandra

Alexandra

Boston, MA, USA

Children’s book editor; experience with picture books, early readers, middle grade, and NF


Work experience:

  • Charlesbridge Publishing
  • HMH
  • Boston Renaissance Charter Public School
  • EdSights

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

Genres: Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Picture Books, Children's, Fiction, Middle Grade, Middle Grade Fantasy, Young Adult

Erin

Erin

Boston, MA, USA

A former Scholastic editor with over a decade of experience, who loves kidlit and delights in text.


Work experience:

  • Scholastic Inc.
  • Self-employed
  • Viable Paradise

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure

Lori

Lori

Boston, MA, USA

Published author of five novels and ROMANTIC FRICTION (Harper Collins, Spring '25). Query and fiction specialist. Grub Street instructor.


Work experience:

  • Charlesbridge Publishing
  • Grub Street

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

Genres: Children's, Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Chick Lit, Women's Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs

Sarah

Sarah

Boston, MA, USA

Seasoned nonfiction editor specializing in Christian living, theology, history, biography, and devotionals.


Work experience:

  • Hendrickson Publishing Group

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Christian Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Judaism

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

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The best books require a lot of structural changes, even when you're truly pleased with your first draft. A developmental editor in Boston can turn your work into a bestseller — and they’re the first type of editor you should look at hiring, before you even think about smaller changes.


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