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Kathie-Jo

Kathie-Jo

Indianapolis, IN, USA

If you're a first-time book author who needs some hand-holding, I can guide the way to success with expert advice and precision editing.


Work experience:

  • Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education
  • BYSIS Education Services
  • Macmillan Computer Publishing
  • Precision Editing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Education & Reference, Non-Fiction, Finance & Accounting, Math & Science, Business & Management, Career Guides, Computers & Internet, Writing & Publishing, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Technology

Danielle

Danielle

Indianapolis, IN, United States

Editor and writing coach specializing in education, test-prep, how-to, and reference guides


Work experience:

  • Self-Employed
  • John Wiley & Sons
  • The Write Place (University of Dayton)
  • Today's Catholic News
  • Orpheus Literary Magazine (University of Dayton)

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, DIY & Crafts, Nature, Poetry, Fiction, Math & Science, Education & Reference

Jennifer

Jennifer

Indianapolis, IN, USA

Detail-oriented editor with over a decade of experience working with some of the most recognizable brands in gaming and entertainment.


Work experience:

  • jennifersims.me, LLC
  • Prima Games, a division of Penguin Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Gaming & LitRPG, Science Fiction, Entertainment, Non-Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Short Story

Allison

Allison

Indianapolis, IN, USA

Longtime editor and novelist with a passion for helping new writers bring their fiction to the next level.


Work experience:

  • High Line Literary
  • MFA Program, Butler University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction

Mary-Theresa

Mary-Theresa

New York, United States

Award winning editor with 25+ years in traditional publishing. Specializing in genre fiction. Looking to help make good stories well told.


Work experience:

  • Harlequin

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

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Holly

Holly

Springfield, United States

Experienced fiction editor, formerly with Samhain Publishing. I specialize in romance and other genre fiction.


Work experience:

  • Samhain Publishing, Ltd
  • Self-employed
  • Mundania Press
  • Lyrical Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Women's Fiction, Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Contemporary Fiction

Lindsay

Lindsay

Indianapolis, IN, USA

I edit travel guides and DIY/craft books, and have written several sewing books. Worked with Wiley, Frommer Media, C&T Publishing.


Work experience:

  • Wiley Publishing
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Travel, Non-Fiction, DIY & Crafts

Brooke

Brooke

Denver, United States

Experienced (9+ yrs in-house, 16+ yrs freelance), nonfiction editor specializing in assessments, development editing, and copyediting.


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

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Upon completing your manuscript, you’ll need to ensure that the structure and the content of your story are well fleshed-out, complete, and satisfactory to your reader. A professional developmental editor can help you achieve this by taking a big-picture look at your manuscript, identifying major issues and suggesting possible solutions.


A developmental editor will evaluate your style and structure, constantly keeping you in check. Overall, they will look through your book to make sure that you don't have any plot holes, that your characters are well-developed and three-dimensional, and that your work is organized in a way that flows naturally for readers.


Needless to say, this requires serious skill, and you will need to hire only the most qualified of developmental editors. On Reedsy, we’ve already vetted them for you — sign up today and hire one of the best developmental editors in Indianapolis.

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