Freelance Editor Recommendations

Updated 1/11/18.

Sometimes it’s necessary or desirable 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.

*Please note our agency is NOT connected financially or any other way with these editors. These are recommendations based on my knowledge of their previous work.

You may also want to read this post: 5 Things to Do Before Hiring a Freelance Editor.

 

Editors 

→ Ami McConnell. Click here. Also offers manuscript viability review and coaching/consulting.

→ Karli Jackson. Click here. Developmental & line editing; jacket copy preparation; manuscript viability review.

→ Natalie Hanemann. Click here. Also does proofreading and helps with writing a synopsis.

→ Chuck Sambuchino. Click here. Also edits query letters, synopses, and proposals.

→ The Novel Doctor. Click here. Also edits proposals.

→ Dave King. Click here. Co-author of Self Editing for Fiction Writers.

→ Mike Loomis. Click here. Nonfiction developmental editing, co-writing, and ghostwriting.

→ 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.

→  Margot Starbuck. Click here. Non-fiction and memoir.

→  Lisa Samson. Click here to contact her. Lisa is a multi-published novelist and highly skilled writing coach for fiction.

Rachelle Gardner

Literary agent at Books & Such Literary Agency. Coffee & wine enthusiast (not at the same time) and dark chocolate connoisseur. I've worked in publishing since 1995 and I love talking about books!

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