Hire a Manuscript Editor in Columbus

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

Mary C.

Mary C.

Columbus, OH, USA

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I have experience from proposal through finished manuscript and sales. Editing is my service, but I know sales are your ultimate goal.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Non-Fiction Education & Reference Home & Garden Music Humanities & Social Sciences Health & Wellbeing

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

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

Brooke M.

Brooke M.

Denver, United States

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Experienced (9 yrs in-house, 15 yrs freelance), nonfiction editor specializing in assessments, development editing & copy editing.


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

Brittany W.

Brittany W.

Rye, United States

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Experienced cookbook and spirits editor and proofreader with a background in nonfiction publishing.


Work experience:

  • Cider Mill Press Book Publishers
  • Book Passage Bookstore
  • Saint Mary's College of California
  • MARY: A Journal of New Writing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Non-Fiction Nature Education & Reference

Elizabeth Z.

Elizabeth Z.

Morristown, United States

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Former Senior Editor at Ballantine Books; specializes in content editing of non-fiction (self-help, parenting, wellbeing) & fiction.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • The Ballantine Publishing Group/Division of Random House, Inc.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Health & Wellbeing Parenting & Families Self-Help & Self-Improvement Sex & Relationships Religion & Spirituality Romance Fiction Women's Fiction

Meredith B.

Meredith B.

Bothell, WA, United States

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Writer, collaborative editor, and writing coach specializing in helping clients tell their best stories.


Work experience:

  • UW Medicine
  • Talaria, Inc.
  • Ashford University
  • Enclara Health
  • North Seattle Community College
  • Antioch University Seattle
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Health & Wellbeing Nature Women's Fiction Psychology Humanities & Social Sciences Short Story Education & Reference

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Paranormal Romance Romance Contemporary Romance Women's Fiction Children's Young Adult Urban Fantasy Fantasy

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Developmental Editor Columbus

Once you’re done with your manuscript, you may be looking into ways to refine your content. If you think your structure or overall narrative needs a professional overview, you may require the services of a developmental editor!

A good developmental editor will work with you to ensure your manuscript has direction and can carry through to the end. They will look at its structure to make sure that your content flows from beginning to the end, chapter by chapter. Your developmental editor will then guide you through the editing process by creating a plan of big-picture ways you can strengthen your manuscript, and how to put them into action.

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