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Maria

Maria

Kansas City, MO, United States

Insightful, inspiring Developmental Editor of 25+ years specializing in Historical fiction, Self-Help, Spec fiction. Tailored-to-you edits.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Non-Fiction, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Post-Apocalyptic, Philosophy, Humanities & Social Sciences, Psychology

Claire

Claire

Kansas City, MO, USA

Passionate editor w/15+ years experience - USA Today / NYT / National Bestselling and Award-Winning authors of sci-fi, fantasy, and romance.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Wordfire Press
  • The Wild Rose Press
  • Entangled Publishing

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

Genres: Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense

Ann Leslie

Ann Leslie

New York City, NY, United States

Over 25 years' editorial experience at a Big 5 publisher and a literary agency, specializing in commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction.


Work experience:

  • Harlequin Books
  • Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Historical Romance, Contemporary Fiction, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Romantic Comedy, Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense

Jen

Jen

Kansas City, MO, USA

Experienced editor with 9+ years working with indie authors. 4+ years editing for Hallmark Publishing.


Work experience:

  • Hallmark Publishing
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Comedy, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Romantic Fantasy

Kate

Kate

New York City, NY, USA

Children's book editor of multiple NYT bestsellers (PB, MG, and YA) with 10+ years of experience - let me help you optimize your story!


Work experience:

  • Simon & Schuster
  • Sourcebooks
  • The Bent Agency

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Young Adult, Middle Grade Fantasy

Cynthia-Marie

Cynthia-Marie

New York City, NY, USA

Award-winning writer and experienced editor who is passionate about helping others perfect projects, whether generating or polishing ideas.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction

Shelly

Shelly

Oklahoma City, OK, USA

Over 15 yrs editing for both new and bestselling fiction authors. I guide and teach, while empowering you to keep your voice. Let's chat!


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Book Coaching

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Chick Lit, Women's Fiction, Holiday, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime

Sophia

Sophia

New York City, NY, USA

I currently work as an editor at HarperCollins. I love working collaboratively with writers, at all stages of the process!


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • The Paris Review
  • MAYDAY Magazine
  • Book Culture

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Coming of Age, Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Romantic Comedy, Romance, Biographies & Memoirs

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Hire the best developmental editors in Kansas City, Missouri


Every manuscript has to be edited before publication. The developmental edit is the first part of this process, and the one that most drastically changes a manuscript, as it involves extensively evaluating plot development, character arcs, pacing, and story structure. From changing the order of events to rewriting entire scenes or condensing action for a faster pace, a manuscript emerges on the other side of developmental editing as a much sharper version of itself.


A developmental editor in Kansas City will be able to use their inside understanding of publishing trends and genre tropes to advise you on the specific areas that need improvement in your own project. This is a collaborative process, where you and your editor work consider solutions to problems together, and arrive at a tighter, more controlled manuscript.


Hire a developmental editor in Kansas City today to give your book its best chance of success. Reedsy has a large selection of talented and experienced editors, all individually vetted, so why not sign up and request a free quote today?

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