Tag: developmental editor

Andrea Robb

Andrea Robb

Developmental Editing, Substantive Editing, Line Editing, Manuscript Evaluation, Publishing Consultation Fiction and nonfiction: literary, historical, mystery/suspense, adult, young adult, fantasy, sci-fi, horror, paranormal, erotica, humor, and new age/spirituality   Andrea Robb spent over a decade as an acquiring editor at Penguin Random House, working on key titles for Knopf, Doubleday, Pantheon, Vintage and Anchor Books. …

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S. J. Sutton

S. J. Sutton

Script Consultant and Book Editor for Independent Authors and Writers of Screenplays and Teleplays S.J. Sutton has worked in the book publishing and the film industries for thirty years—on the front lines and behind the scenes—finding projects to publish and/or produce, and developing and editing them, seeing them through to completion on the page or …

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E. M. Levy

Substantive Editing, Developmental Editing, Line Editing, Copy Editing, Rewriting, Ghostwriting, Evaluations E. M. Levy, a professional editor for over thirty years, has edited books for Doubleday, Random House, Princeton University Press, Macmillan, Paulist Press, Prentice-Hall, SUNY Press, Scholastic, Scholars Press, Praeger, Solution Tree Press, and many other publishers and private individuals. His projects have received …

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Linda Trollinger

Copy editor, APA editor, technical editor, fiction editor, developmental editor, proofreader, researcher, technical writer, business and marketing writer, and generalist. Linda Trollinger has been a writer and editor for nearly 30 years and has edited thousands of documents for clients around the world. She is a versatile award-winning copy editor with a diverse array of …

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Don White

Don White

Developmental Editing, Ghost Writing, Copy Editing, Proofreading   Memoir/General nonfiction, Literary fiction, Commercial fiction, Mystery, LGBT/Gender/Women's Studies Don White is an award-winning editor with more than twenty years' publishing experience. He's worked on three New York Times bestsellers and three Los Angeles Times bestsellers. Among the notable writers he's edited are Gore Vidal, Edward Albee, …

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The Logic of Literature

Alan Jeffries

by Alan Jeffries, Developmental Editor – Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult Adventure I am a developmental editor specializing in genre fiction, and have been for most of my life in publishing (which began as a journalist and small press editor/publisher back in the early Eighties). Aside from a work’s core concept (this key bit of …

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Alan Jeffries

Alan Jeffries

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror Author and Editor Substantive editing, copyediting, rewriting, book production Genre fiction (everything except romance); novels and short stories Horror, dark fantasy, young adult adventure, neo-pulp, military science fiction Alan Jeffries started out in newspaper journalism and small press publishing, working for grizzled editors on weekdays and then posing as one on …

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Ghostwriting vs. Heavy Developmental Edit

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Kelly Lynne Book Editor | Paranormal Romance At a recent panel discussion with the Central Oregon Writer’s Guild, I fielded a question I hadn’t heard before: What is the difference between ghostwriting and a heavy developmental edit? The knee-jerk answer is that one is writing for someone else, the other is fixing someone else’s writing, …

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How Does A Developmental Editor Work With A Writer?

by Ana Howard For a writer seeking to find an agent and/or publisher, working with a developmental editor before submission is an invaluable advantage. Once a writer has gone through the process of writing and rewriting, then fine-tuning numerous times, it’s often difficult to see what else needs to be done to make his or …

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David Rose

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DAVID ROSE has edited more than seventy published books, both fiction and nonfiction. Dave appreciates the interdependence of clear writing with clear thinking. He enjoys helping writers clarify their language and their thoughts, analyzing arguments, plot lines, and pointing out issues or inconsistencies that detract from a good story. Dave likes how the process of …

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Laura Harvey – Developmental Editor and Proofreader

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LAURA HARVEY is passionate about reading and producing high-quality books, and she is the perfect editor to take a manuscript from rough draft to finished, polished product. Since 2006, she has edited for numerous publishers, including Common Ground Publishing, Mayhaven Publishing, and Northwestern University Press. Her interests include nonfiction, children’s literature (picture books through young …

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Amy Bennet: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror

Amy Bennet

Developmental Editing Manuscript Critiques Work-in-Progress Beta Reading Query Letters and Book Proposals Career Mentoring   Amy Bennet is a critically acclaimed and agented novelist with a deep knowledge of both the craft and the business of science fiction, fantasy, and horror publishing. Clients and students of hers say they appreciate her supportive and generous style, …

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David Alan: Book Editor, Sports, Memoirs, History, Politics

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The author and editor of more than 150 books, David Alan knows what it takes to get a book published. “Excellence is his habit,” publisher Les Krantz wrote, and it’s reflected in the numbers: David’s Goodreads.com rating of 4.24 (2,000-plus ratings) places him in the top 1 percentile of authors/editors. Civil rights icon Myrlie Evers-Williams, …

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Lisa Balthazar | Best Selling Children’s Book Editor

LISA BALTHAZAR has published over 100 books, including several award-winning and bestselling titles. She is also a publishing executive and editor with over 20 years of professional experience in the industry. She has been Editorial/Publishing Director for Golden Books, Price Stern Sloan-Penguin Random House, Intervisual Books, Gateway Learning Corp (Hooked on Phonics), and other established …

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Marie Valentine, Copy Editor and Proofreader

  Editor of Literary Fiction, Short Stories, Memoir, Science Fiction, Young Adult & Kid Lit, Romance, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Business, Esoteric, Spiritual, & Experimental Literature Offering Copyediting, Manuscript Evaluation, Proofreading, Formatting, Style Editing, Developmental Editing & More Marie holds a master’s degree in communications. She has served as a book editor, news editor, business technology writer, …

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Caroline T.

Editor for three New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling authors Caroline T. has been editing popular fiction for 20 years and has 200+ novels under her belt. Her ability to see the big picture, combined with an in-depth knowledge of today’s publishing market, makes her an invaluable partner in the editing and …

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Ted Gasner

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Writing Coach, Mentor, Collaborator, and Ghostwriter Editing Services | Contemporary/Mainstream Creative Nonfiction, Detective, Erotica, Gay/Lesbian, Literary Fiction, Memoir/Autobiography, Mystery, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult TED GASNER edited hundreds of award-winning fiction and nonfiction titles during his six years as a Supervising Editor for Scholastic Inc. Ted developed book series for print, eReaders, and websites, then assigned …

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James N. Powell

Literary fiction, creative nonfiction, contemporary-mainstream-trade, adventure, romance, science fiction, action/military, travel/lifestyle, erotica, gay/lesbian, ethnic culture, literary journalism, memoir/autobiography, New Age, religion, spirituality, poetry JAMES N. POWELL “James Powell examines the symbols of language the way a biologist examines cells.”  New York Times Review of Books “James Powell assures us that the universe is a silent …

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Kelly Lynne, Book Editor | Paranormal Romance

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Kelly Lynne is the proud “auntie” to over 80 published novels, novellas and short stories, which have sold to Kensington Publishing, Carina Press, Cerridwen Press, Awe-Struck Publishing, Samhain Publishing, Wings ePress, Bradley Publishing, Damnation Books, and The Wild Rose Press as well as author self-published titles. These books have gone on to earn high praise …

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Floyd Largent | Book Editor

Science fiction and fantasy, mainstream fiction, short stories, mysteries, anthropology, history, memoirs. Manuscript submission services: book proposals, and query letters. I’m your basic all-around generalist writer and content editor. Most things interest me, and if they interest me enough, I write about them. I’m firmly convinced that a good writer can write anything well, and …

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Sandra Judd

Sandra Judd, book editor

SANDY JUDD has edited or proofread over 300 published books, on topics that include politics, history, business, literary criticism, ethnic history, anthropology, science and medicine, industry manuals, memoirs, Christian and inspirational, parenting and relationships, humor, and fiction (additional topics/genres below). Her clients have included university presses, large, mainstream publishers, and smaller presses and professional organizations. …

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Ana Howard

ANA HOWARD specializes in fiction and, as the author of eight published novels, offers a unique editorial perspective.  Her books include contemporary and historical children’s, young adult, and adult literature. She has worked with both small independent publishers such as Roberts Rinehart and Brown Barn Books, and with large publishing houses such as Penguin Putnam and …

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Sara Hopkins

Copy Editor and Proofreader Fiction and Nonfiction Manuscripts Sara Hopkins has been working in the publishing industry since her first job out of college two decades ago—and actually started on that career path when she discovered library cards and Nancy Drew at age seven. Sara’s experience is as varied as her interests and she has …

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Caroline Hiley

Mystery | Crime | Adventure | Suspense | Historical | Westerns Science Fiction and Fantasy | Speculative Fiction Young Adult | Romance | Literary CAROLINE HILEY specializes in copyediting novels and works of nonfiction. She works with both traditional publishers and independent authors. Her focus in all editing is consistency, accuracy, and clarity, so that …

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Stacey Donovan

book editor Stacey Donovan

Fiction and Non-Fiction Developmental and Content Editing, Ghostwriting and Collaboration, Manuscript Evaluation and Critique, Writing Mentor & Coach, Book Proposal Preparation Before Stacey Donovan became a professional editor more than 20 years ago, she worked in a literary agency where she learned how to say no more often than yes, and include reasons why. A stint …

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Henry Denard

HENRY DENARD is a writer, ghost writer, and editor of commercial mainstream nonfiction and fiction. Denard co-founded and was editor in chief at a publishing company (distributed by Random House) where he oversaw (and often helped to write) dozens of books. Denard’s bestselling nonfiction and fiction authors include Chris Wallace, Catherine Crier, Matthew Modine, Brett …

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Rosanne Cornbrooks Catalano

*** Rosanne is booking for February 2017 *** On every job, Rosanne Catalano offers breadth and depth of knowledge as well as a passion for her work. She will be your ideal reader, looking at your work from the consumer’s point of view and letting you know exactly how to appeal to your market. Thanks …

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David Cathcart

David Cathcart

Christian Book Editor Screenplay Editing Services Mainstream Fiction – Christian Fiction Science Fiction – Fantasy – Screenplays DAVID CATHCART has worked as a writer, editor, publisher, journalist, screenwriter, blogger, copyeditor, copywriter, art director, and proofreader for almost 20 years. He has written, co-written and edited over 40 published books, both fiction and non-fiction. He has …

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Carly Cantor

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*** Carly is booking for March 2017 *** CARLY CANTOR, a former acquisitions editor at a New York publisher as well as a published author herself, is a meticulous, hands-on editor who “becomes one” with every project, paying close attention to both the big picture and the small details. She offers critiquing, development editing, and …

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Beth Bruno

BETH BRUNO Beth Bruno, Ed.M., M.A., began her literary career 20 years ago as a features writer and editor. Her weekly op-ed column, "Stand Up and Be Counted," became an instant hit when she invited readers to share their opinions about hot topics of the day and included them in her columns. In 2001 she …

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Sarah Anderson

Book Editor | Writing Coach *** Sarah is booking for May 2017 *** Women’s Fiction, Romance, Literary Fiction, Memoir, Biographies, Religion, New Age, Spirituality, Inspiration Self-Help, How-To Sarah Anderson is a freelance editor and writer, experienced in fiction and nonfiction. Her work has been called outstanding, and she was solely responsible for editing the three …

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