Hire a Manuscript Editor in San Diego

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

Lourdes V.

Lourdes V.

San Diego, CA, USA

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Creative, collaborative editor, with more than 35 years of editing experience in publishing and journalism.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • University of California, San Diego
  • Newsday
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • The Miami Herald
  • Chicago Tribune

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

Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction African American Fiction Anthologies Cultural & Ethnic Mystery & Crime Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Non-Fiction

Gail R.

Gail R.

San Diego, CA, USA

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As an English major and a former educator, I'm an excellent and fastidious collaborator who can keep your project on time and on budget.


Work experience:

  • Open Book Editorial Services
  • Annals of Botany Company
  • University of California Press
  • Academic Press/Elsevier

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Life Sciences Math & Science Non-Fiction

Dan L.

Dan L.

San Diego, CA, USA

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Copy editor with 12 years' professional experience with Scholastic, Klutz, Penguin, and Hachette; 5-year copy chief of San Diego Magazine.


Work experience:

  • Desert Owl Press
  • San Diego Magazine
  • Klutz
  • Columbia University Seminars
  • Columbia Art and Literary Journal

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Science Fiction Fiction Young Adult Literary Fiction Historical Fiction Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences Math & Science Non-Fiction Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry Travel Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits

Annie B.

Annie B.

San Diego, CA, USA

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I’m a literary agent w/ over 17 years of experience in the publishing industry. I work on a range of adult and YA fiction and nonfiction.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Margret McBride Literary Agency
  • Zoetrope: All-Story

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

Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Literary Fiction Business & Management Non-Fiction Self-Help & Self-Improvement Mystery & Crime

Sabine M.

Sabine M.

San Diego, CA, USA

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After more than 20 years as a newspaper writer/editor, I can make your book on food, drink, travel, and interior design come to life.


Work experience:

  • Cox Enterprises
  • McClatchy
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Non-Fiction Thriller & Suspense Fiction

Laura P.

Laura P.

San Diego, CA, USA

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Collaboration and a quick turnaround are my specialties. I'll apply my expertise in psychology and in publishing to help your writing shine!


Work experience:

  • Laura E. Pasquale Consulting
  • Cognella Academic Publishing

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

Genres: Self-Help & Self-Improvement Non-Fiction Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry Math & Science Humanities & Social Sciences

Laura M.

Laura M.

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Experienced book editor specializing in lifestyle, self-help, inspiration, health, wellness, creative business, and women's interest.


Work experience:

  • Chronicle Books
  • HarperOne - an imprint of HarperCollins
  • Broadway Books / Penguin Random House
  • Mattingly Editorial

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Career Guides Health & Wellbeing Nature Travel Home & Garden New Age Self-Help & Self-Improvement Parenting & Families

Kathy N.

Kathy N.

San Diego, United States

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Freelance copyeditor and proofreader offering 25 years of experience in scientific and educational publishing


Work experience:

  • Academic Press (Elsevier Science/Harcourt)
  • Academic Press
  • Brian F. Smith and Associates (Archaeologist)
  • Converse Consultants West
  • Cajon Valley, Mountain Empire, and Palm Middle Schools
  • Self-Employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Health & Wellbeing Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry Math & Science Nature Action & Adventure Classics Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Education & Reference Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Design Architecture

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Developmental editor for hire in San Diego

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