Hire a Manuscript Editor in Indianapolis

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

Danielle V.

Danielle V.

Indianapolis, IN, United States

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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

Kathie-Jo A.

Kathie-Jo A.

Indianapolis, IN, USA

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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
  • Self-employed

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

Jennifer S.

Jennifer S.

Indianapolis, IN, USA

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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

Julia R.

Julia R.

Franklin, United States

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Experienced editor of MG and YA fiction and non-fiction. Formerly with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins.


Work experience:

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Simon & Schuster
  • HarperCollins Childrens Books
  • Disney Press/Hyperion Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Young Adult Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Children’s Non-Fiction

Stephen S.

Stephen S.

Maplewood, United States

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Top editor for 30 years, novelist, sf/f story writer, poet. Specializes in nonfiction and SF/F. I'll help you write a book you're proud of.


Work experience:

  • Avon Books
  • Wiley
  • Amacom
  • Thomas Dunne Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management History Humanities & Social Sciences Historical Fiction Short Story Fantasy Sports & Outdoors Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences Math & Science Science Fiction

Jenna N.

Jenna N.

Bangor, United States

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10+ years as a nonfiction editor—everything from vegan desserts to plant magick to training for your first marathon.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Indexing

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Non-Fiction Health & Wellbeing Home & Garden Nature Children’s Non-Fiction DIY & Crafts Sports & Outdoors

Kendall D.

Kendall D.

Colorado Springs, United States

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Writer at Nerdist, HelloGiggles, and Geek & Sundry. Editor at Penguin Random House for 5 1/2 years working in fiction and non-fiction.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Legendary LLC (Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls)
  • Petful
  • Kendall Ashley Creative

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Religion & Spirituality Historical Fiction Fiction Women's Fiction Self-Help & Self-Improvement Science Fiction Fantasy Entertainment

Jessica H.

Jessica H.

Jacksonville, United States

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Award-winning freelance editor Jessica Hatch provides practical, marketable revision advice to clients on all six habitable continents.


Work experience:

  • Writers House
  • St. Martin's Press
  • Fox Literary LLC
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Health & Wellbeing Historical Fiction Fiction LGBTQ Fiction Women's Fiction LGBTQ Non-Fiction Self-Help & Self-Improvement

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Developmental Editor Indianapolis

Upon completing your manuscript, you’ll need to ensure that the structure and the content of your story are well developed — otherwise you’ll have no chance of making it in the competitive publishing world. A professional developmental editor can help you achieve this by taking a big-picture look at your manuscript and sorting out the major issues!

Though most authors come to them after writing a first draft, developmental editors can work with you at various stages. They can help you edit your finished manuscript, or they can work with you from conception to completion. They’ll evaluate your style and structure, constantly keeping you in check. Overall, they will look through your book to make sure you do not 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 is not light work, and you will need to hire only the most qualified developmental editor to accomplish these tasks. On Reedsy, we’ve already vetted them for you — sign up today and hire the best developmental editor in Indianapolis!

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