Hire a Manuscript Editor in Los Angeles

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Savannah A.

Savannah A.

Los Angeles, United States

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Collaborative editor and bestselling ghostwriter with 15 years of publishing experience, specializing in memoir and how-to.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Workman Publishing
  • Arcade Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Career Guides Health & Wellbeing Psychology Humanities & Social Sciences Weddings Sex & Relationships Self-Help & Self-Improvement Parenting & Families

Josh R.

Josh R.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Experienced, passionate, and versatile non-fiction editor. Clients include Al Gore, Garth Brooks, and Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket).


Work experience:

  • Melcher Media
  • theNewerYork Press (tNY.Press)
  • The Industry L.A.
  • Penguin Random House Publishers
  • Raab & Co

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Political Science & Current Affairs Business & Management Biographies & Memoirs Technology Sex & Relationships Self-Help & Self-Improvement Psychology

Lily M.

Lily M.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Publishing professional with 6+ years experience in education professional development, food and drink, comedy, and women's fiction.


Work experience:

  • North Atlantic Books
  • Springer Publishing Company
  • Weldon Owen
  • John Wiley and Sons
  • PBLWorks

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Non-Fiction Education & Reference Writing & Publishing Self-Help & Self-Improvement Humor & Comedy Fiction Mashups Short Story Women's Fiction

Ilia E.

Ilia E.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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I'm a Developmental Editor with 6+ years of experience in Romance, Mystery, and SF genres. Author of Crescent Earth - a SF murder mystery


Work experience:

  • Creator Institute
  • Freelance

Services: Editing Developmental Editing

Genres: Romance Fiction Mystery & Crime Science Fiction

Auriane D.

Auriane D.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Editor specialized in YA, MG, and PB Fiction ▪ Published Author ▪ English Teacher ▪ MFA in Creative Writing ▪ MA in English Lit


Work experience:

  • Paper Plane Editorial
  • Brawerman School (Previous: Explore Charter School, WriteOn Creative Writing)

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Coming of Age Fiction Middle Grade Children's Picture Books LGBTQ Fiction New Adult Young Adult Social & Family Issues Young Adult Fantasy Middle Grade Fantasy

Marisa S.

Marisa S.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Book coach and developmental editor • 22 years in publishing • Self-help, wellness, psychology • First-time authors


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • BabyCenter.com
  • New Harbinger Publications
  • Weldon Owen
  • Chronicle Books
  • Avalon Travel Publishing (Hatchette Book Group)
  • Seal Press (Hatchette Book Group)

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Health & Wellbeing Non-Fiction Psychology Humanities & Social Sciences Self-Help & Self-Improvement Parenting & Families Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits

Claire W.

Claire W.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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I've served as a developmental editor on over 30 non-fiction titles, specializing in psychology, personal development and media subjects.


Work experience:

  • Wit & Spark
  • Scribe Media
  • At large

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Career Guides Non-Fiction Health & Wellbeing Entertainment Psychology Humanities & Social Sciences Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Daniel J.

Daniel J.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Editor and proofreader specializing in self-help, spiritual, poetry, non-native/translated English, graphic novels, first-time authors.


Work experience:

  • Fantagraphics Books Inc.
  • self-employed
  • self-employed/personal practice

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Health & Wellbeing Non-Fiction Religion & Spirituality Poetry Fiction New Age Comics & Graphic Novels Self-Help & Self-Improvement Travel Science Fiction

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