Hire Manuscript Editors in the United States

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Peggy

Peggy

Philadelphia, United States

Editor, writer, and publishing consultant specializing in cookbooks and other illustrated lifestyle/craft book categories.


Work experience:

  • Self Employed
  • Clarkson Potter/Random House

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

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, DIY & Crafts, Health & Wellbeing, Home & Garden, Weddings, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Education & Reference

Abby

Abby

Chicago, United States

I'm a literary agent who specializes in commercial/genre and literary fiction and select nonfiction (cooking, narrative)


Work experience:

  • The Lark Group
  • Browne & Miller Literary Associates
  • Sourcebooks
  • John Wiley & Sons

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense

Geoffrey

Geoffrey

D.C., DC, United States

20 years experience editing nonfiction books for publishers (Thomas Nelson and Running Press). I love helping authors tell their story.


Work experience:

  • Running Press
  • ClearWords Group
  • Thomas Nelson Publishers

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

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Christian Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Sarah

Sarah

Springfield, United States

Nonfiction editor formerly of Wiley and Pearson. I help authors create AWESOME books, including a #1 bestseller on Amazon


Work experience:

  • Independent Publishing Professional
  • Pearson Learning Solutions
  • John Wiley and Sons
  • Arnerich Massena
  • New Riders/Peachpit

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Education & Reference, Health & Wellbeing, Home & Garden, Finance & Accounting, Math & Science, Technology

Stephanie

Stephanie

Bedford, United States

Don't ever fall for the trap of thinking you can be rigorous and academic OR engaging and clear--you can absolutely be both. I'll help you.


Work experience:

  • Keep Learning
  • National Center for Science Education
  • BiteScis

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Nature, Non-Fiction, Life Sciences, Math & Science, Children’s Non-Fiction

Gene

Gene

Houston, United States

Creative, experienced editor of novels, children's books, and poetry. Let's prepare your manuscript for publication together.


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Uptown Stories
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Scholastic
  • HarperEntertainment
  • Daniel Weiss Associates/17th Street Productions
  • Denver Quarterly
  • San Jacinto College South

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Action & Adventure, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Comics & Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Poetry, Literary Fiction

Nevin

Nevin

Portland, OR, United States

My goal is to guide writers to their best work, to coach them in eloquence and clarity, to lead them to their best stories and storytelling.


Work experience:

  • Scholastic
  • Penguin Random House
  • Government Technology magazine
  • Nevin Mays Editorial
  • Green Bean Books
  • Portland State University

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

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Young Adult, Picture Books, Children's, Women's Fiction, Middle Grade, Fantasy, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction

Brooke

Brooke

New York, NY, United States

Passionate children's book editor with 15+ years experience in picture books and middle grade fiction for companies like Disney and Penguin.


Work experience:

  • BV Books
  • Disney Publishing Worldwide
  • Penguin Random House
  • Sterling Publishing

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

Genres: Picture Books, Children's, Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction

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Hire the best developmental editors in the United States


Finally finished a draft of your manuscript, but still have some kinks to work out? That’s where a developmental editor comes in — someone who will perform a “big picture” edit on your story and tell you what needs fixing in your next draft, along with suggestions for how to fix it. They’ll cover everything from plot holes to character issues to prose style, ensuring your story is consistent and compelling from start to finish.


Developmental editing is especially important for first-time authors, who may not even realize they’ve left something out. You certainly don’t want to go all the way to press with a book that has serious developmental issues. Fortunately, daunting as that might sound, it’s actually pretty easy to work with a developmental editor — once you’ve found the right person to do the job.


And where can you find a great developmental editor for hire in the United States? Right here on Reedsy. We have hundreds of top-notch editors based in the United States, who have worked with bestselling authors like Stephen King and Neil Gaiman. Sign up and start browsing their portfolios today, or simply request a quote from any editor who looks like they could be your collaborative soulmate.

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