Freelance Editor Recommendations
Sometimes it’s necessary to work with a freelance editor to improve your writing skills or help make your manuscript more marketable. I’ve compiled a list of editors I know who are very good at what they do. There is a link to each individual website, so that you can see what services they offer and what they charge.
You may want to read this post: 5 Things to Do Before Hiring a Freelance Editor.
Please note, I offer coaching and consulting, including query letter critiques (click HERE to learn about coaching) but I don’t do editing.
→ Nathan Bransford. Click here. Also offers coaching and brainstorming.
→ Erin Healy. Click here. Developmental (content) editing, coaching, word crafting.
→ Karli Jackson. Click here. Developmental & line editing; jacket copy preparation; manuscript viability review.
→ Lindsay Harrel. Click here. Specializes in content or developmental edits for fiction.
→ Natalie Hanemann. Click here. Also does story coaching for fiction and nonfiction.
→ Chuck Sambuchino. Click here. Also edits query letters, synopses, and proposals.
→ Ami McConnell. Click here. Also offers manuscript viability review and coaching/consulting.
→ Noveldoctor. Click here. Edits fiction and memoirs. Also works on book proposals.
→ Mike Loomis. Click here. Nonfiction developmental editing, co-writing, and ghostwriting.
→ Staci Frenes. Click here. Developmental and line editing for memoir and fiction.
→ Christina E. Boys. Click here. Developmental & line editing of both fiction and non-fiction.
→ Edit Resource. Click here. This is a company that contracts with the best fiction and non-fiction editors in the business. They have a variety of editors available and they can connect you with the right editor for your project. Look over their list, then contact them.
→ Diane Higgins. Click here. Editor of several NY Times bestselling books.
→ Art Lizza. Click here. Specializing in conceptual-developmental editing.
→ Susanne Lakin. Click here. Specializing in fiction.
→ Kathleen Groom. Click here. Non-fiction and memoir, editing and copywriting.
→ Margot Starbuck. Click here. Non-fiction and memoir.
→ Robin Patchen. Click here. Offers critiques, mentoring, editing and proofreading.
The following are editors who come highly recommended, but with whom I have not worked personally.
→ Katie Wall. Specializes in fantasy and sci-fi. Click here.
→ Christy Callahan. Click here.
→ Ken Walker. Click here.
→ Christi McGuire. Click here.
→ Michelle Schacht. Click here.
→ Jenne Acevedo. Click here.
→ Kathi Ide. Click here.
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Our agency is NOT connected financially or any other way with these editors. These are recommendations based on my knowledge of their previous work.