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Marci Rae

Marci Rae

Chicago, IL, USA

I'm a longtime editor with experience in unusual niche genres—particularly Christian books and poetry collections.


Work experience:

  • Ancient Faith Publishing
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing

Genres: Parenting & Families, Non-Fiction, Christian Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Poetry, Fiction

Cassie

Cassie

Chicago, IL, USA

Experienced fiction, YA, and children's editor focused on precision, constructive criticism, and lots of Parks and Rec references.


Work experience:

  • Sourcebooks
  • Open Road Integrated Media

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

Genres: Children's, Fiction, Young Adult, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, True Crime, Romance, Children’s Non-Fiction

Kathryn

Kathryn

Chicago, United States

Experienced developmental book editor specializing in parenting books as well as children's PB, MG and YA fiction.


Work experience:

  • Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • The Purcell Literary Agency
  • Entangled Publishing
  • Author Claudia Gray

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Parenting & Families, Non-Fiction

Travis

Travis

Chicago, IL, USA

A seasoned editor of sports titles and literary fiction, Travis has partnered with acclaimed authors, trusted insiders, and Hall of Famers.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Beijing Language and Culture University
  • Sports Publishing LLC
  • TrueHoop

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Plays & Screenplays, Short Story, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Inspirational, Literary Fiction

Madison

Madison

Chicago, IL, USA

Honest, constructive, and compassionate feedback from a full-time editor and published author. I edit kid lit, from picture books to YA.


Work experience:

  • Albert Whitman & Company
  • Albert Whitman & Compaby
  • C&T Publishing

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

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

Jennifer

Jennifer

Chicago, IL, USA

Editor with 21+ years of experience in biography, memoir, history, and fiction for adults and children at various publishing companies.


Work experience:

  • Heinemann-Raintree
  • Quarasan
  • McGraw-Hill
  • Publications International, Ltd.
  • Capstone Publishers
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, True Crime, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Children’s Non-Fiction, Action & Adventure, Historical Mysteries, Mystery & Crime

Joe

Joe

Chicago, IL, USA

Fast. Friendly. Experienced. Thorough. I'm here to help you be your best. Sample edits available.


Work experience:

  • Solution Tree Press
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Science Fiction, Fiction, Fantasy, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Entertainment, Sex & Relationships, Literary Fiction

Bryn

Bryn

Chicago, IL, USA

Former executive editor in publishing, specializing in romance and mystery. I give detailed but encouraging edits, and I help with querying!


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Hallmark Publishing at the Hallmark Channel

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Query Letter Review

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance, Fiction, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Time Travel Romance, Romantic Comedy, Paranormal Romance

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The unsung sibling of the trio of edits, a developmental edit might actually be the most important type of editing that you need. Whereas a copy edit and a proofread only examines your book on a sentence level, a developmental edit focuses on the addressing "big picture" problems in your manuscript first — such as pacing, weak character development, and the strength of your themes. In short, they improve the parts of your book that could make the difference between an average book and a future bestseller.


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