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

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

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

Jim S.

Jim S.

Beaverton, United States

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An editor with over twenty years of publishing experience at major houses, who has a sweet spot for genre fiction and comic books.


Work experience:

  • Working Vacation Studios
  • Kirkus Media, LLC
  • Hachette Book Group
  • Time Warner Book Group/Hachette Book Group
  • DC Comics

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Action & Adventure Horror Thriller & Suspense Comics (non fiction) Non-Fiction Mashups Plays & Screenplays Mystery & Crime Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Science Fiction

Lila S.

Lila S.

New York, United States

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I specialize in editing nonfiction and academic books, and I'll work with you based on your specific writing style, voice, needs, and goals.


Work experience:

  • Lila M. Stromer Editorial Services
  • Law & Social Inquiry

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Law Political Science & Current Affairs Plays & Screenplays Fiction Self-help & Self-improvement

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

Sarah K.

Sarah K.

Saint Paul, United States

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Editor and publishing consultant with 11+ years in independent and traditional publishing. Nonfiction manuscript assessments also available.


Work experience:

  • Sarah Kolb-Williams Writing & Editing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Self-help & Self-improvement Education & Reference Music Humanities & Social Sciences Travel Science Fiction Fiction Children's Writing & Publishing

Rudy L.

Rudy L.

Reno, NV, United States

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An experienced non-fiction editor and indexer. I craft particularly useful indexes and believe that language is for communicating.


Work experience:

  • Evoke: Words for Hire

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Political Science & Current Affairs Non-Fiction Humanities & Social Sciences LGBTQ (non fiction) Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits

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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!

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