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Rick

Rick

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Developmental editor; 30+ years of commercial publishing experience; specializing in self-help, memoir, and unusual fiction. Let's talk!


Work experience:

  • Quirk Books
  • various clients
  • Insight Editions

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Fiction, Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Contemporary Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Humor & Comedy, Biographies & Memoirs, Health & Wellbeing

Meg

Meg

Philadelphia, PA, USA

20 yrs journalist + editor for top publications. MFA poetry/nonfiction. I shoot straight + I'm kind. My clients win awards + sell books.


Work experience:

  • Ryan Editorial Studio
  • Garden Design Magazine
  • Women's Health magazine
  • Rathalla Review
  • Rosemont College

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Music, Psychology, Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Management, Children’s Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits

Rose

Rose

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Developmental editor for higher-ed print & digital products. Specialties: nursing, medical assisting, medical terminology, allied health


Work experience:

  • Freelance editorial services
  • Nursing journal/Wolters Kluwer
  • Association of Educational Publishers
  • Learning magazine

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry, Math & Science, Non-Fiction

Jessica

Jessica

Philadelphia, PA, USA

I've edited 50+ nonfiction books for Big 5 publishers, focusing on entertainment/pop-culture, sports, humor, and memoir. Let's collaborate!


Work experience:

  • Hachette Book Group / Running Press
  • Rodale Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Entertainment, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Inspirational, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Children’s Non-Fiction

Shana

Shana

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Editor specializing in health education, African-American life, Womanist studies, and Black theology. More than 20 years of experience.


Work experience:

  • FA Davis
  • Wolters Kluwer
  • David C Cook
  • TeleTech
  • Perseus Books Group
  • Elsevier
  • The Navigators
  • Revise and Rewrite Editorial LLC

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Writing & Publishing, Non-Fiction, Education & Reference, African American Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry, Math & Science, Inspirational

Larissa

Larissa

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Queer Latine editor, lit agent, and sensitivity reader w/ years of experience in literary fiction, women's/upmarket fiction, kidlit, etc.


Work experience:

  • Dottir Press
  • LMP Editorial
  • Tessera Editorial
  • Hub City Press
  • Jill Grinberg Literary Management

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

Genres: LGBTQ Fiction, Fiction, Cultural & Ethnic, Middle Grade, Children's, Coming of Age, Literary Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction, Contemporary Fiction

Julia

Julia

Philadelphia, PA, USA

7+ years experience teaching writing and editing client manuscripts. I'm also the author of the YA novel THE LAST TRUE POETS OF THE SEA.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Author Accelerator
  • Blue Stoop

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Coming of Age, Short Story, Contemporary Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction

Holly

Holly

Philadelphia, PA, USA

I specialize in history and topics in the humanities. I have a PhD in History. Worked at Wiley and Enslow Publishers, Inc.


Work experience:

  • manuscripted.ink
  • Chestnut Hill College
  • University of Delaware
  • Susquehanna University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Health & Wellbeing

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Hire the best developmental editors in Philadelphia


Once you’re done with your manuscript, you’ll probably be looking for ways to fine-tune it. You want a partner who will help you strengthen your book’s structure and content — and that is why you need to hire a developmental editor.


A developmental editor will look through your manuscript and identify its greatest strengths and weaknesses. They will then create a blueprint on how to fix up your manuscript, starting from the ground up. This may include ideas on how to improve your plot, characters, conflict, and more. Basically, a developmental editor knows how to make your book reader-worthy, and will ensure that your book flows well from beginning to end.


This is a highly specialized skill, as these professionals will give you specific, detailed instruction on how to enhance your work. Therefore, you will need to hire only the most skilled developmental editors. Luckily, we have the best developmental editors in Philadelphia at your fingertips at Reedsy. Sign up today and be on your way to creating a masterpiece.

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