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.

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

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

bruce G.

bruce G.

San Diego, CA, USA

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Development and content editor that can help your manuscript with whatever it needs, from a deep rewrite to a straightforward polish.


Work experience:

  • Georgian Bay Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Children’s Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Writing & Publishing

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

Stephanie T.

Stephanie T.

San Diego, California, USA

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Writer, editor, teacher. Copyeditor for publications and manuscripts. Ready to shape your writing to be the best it can be.


Work experience:

  • The Steady Editor
  • San Diego Magazine
  • RAC Monitor / ICD10 Monitor

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Mystery & Crime Romance Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Travel

Kate L.

Kate L.

San Diego, CA, USA

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Current Readerlink children’s editorial director. Formerly with HMH, Scholastic. Guidance and developmental editing to get your work sold!


Work experience:

  • Silver Dolphin Books, Readerlink
  • Klutz, Scholastic
  • Hameray Publishing
  • Houghton Mifflin

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Children’s Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Children's Fiction

Avalon R.

Avalon R.

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Book editor and author coach with 10+ years in publishing, turning debut novelists into award-winners. Memoir, lit fic, thriller, and more!


Work experience:

  • Inkshares
  • Umano

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

Genres: Romantic Comedy Romance Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Travel Contemporary Fiction Historical Mysteries Mystery & Crime Horror Thriller & Suspense Entertainment

Andrew Z.

Andrew Z.

San Diego, CA, United States

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Editor of commercial fiction and nonfiction, e.g., thrillers, mysteries, science fiction and fantasy, history, politics and memoir.


Work experience:

  • Author Coach, LLC
  • Company Name Redacted. Please contact through Reedsy for editorial service.
  • Berkley Publishing Group, Donald I Fine, Inc, Dell, Avon and Tom Doherty Associates, LLC
  • Scovil Chichak Galen Literary Agency, Inc.
  • The Berkley Publishing Group

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Action & Adventure Fiction Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Entertainment

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Developmental editor for hire in San Diego

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