developmental editing

Help turn your idea into a book proposal and/or manuscript; offer strategies to improve structure, clarity, and pacing; suggest rewrites

Melissa Killian | Killian Creative
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Killian Creative has worked with both authors and publishers since 1999 to complete over 75 manuscripts that combined have sold over 3 million copies, including two NYT's bestsellers. Our passion is helping mission-driven entrepreneurs magnify their message in the marketplace.
Maggie McReynolds | Un-Settling Books
[email protected]303-955-8282
A longtime editor, journalist, and published author, Maggie guides writing clients and their manuscripts from foundational planning and multiple draft iterations through book design, formatting, and the self-publishing process. With a client roster of writers all over the world, Un-Settling Books also holds virtual and in-person writing retreats to support a cause near and dear to Maggie’s heart, the “care and feeding of creatives.” Subject expertise: nonfiction (general, narrative nonfiction, memoir, self-help), fiction (adult, YA, children), and social media rewriting/editing.
Amber Byers, JD | Tadpole Press
[email protected]303-668-8812
Do you have a story that’s burning inside of you but can’t seem to get it out? Are you looking for someone to help you craft your story in a way that maintains your unique voice? We meet you where you are—wherever you are in your writing journey—and work with you to identify and overcome the obstacles standing in your way. Our suggestions are tailored to meet your specific goals so that your voice shines through clearly and powerfully.

Linda Tate, PhD | Tate Communications
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A former English professor, I have provided quick, efficient, eagle-eyed editing for both short and long projects for 35 years. Specialties: business, nonprofit, physical sciences, academic (humanities, social sciences), memoir, children’s issues, health/wellness, K-16 education.
[email protected]303-415-9022
I collaborate with experienced writers, businesses/nonprofits, and publishers to help produce standout material of outstanding quality. Areas of expertise include health/nutrition, self-help/how-to, business, spirituality, education, history, environment, fiction/narrative nonfiction, and much more.
Sandra Jonas | Sandra Jonas Publishing
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Experienced editor/designer and award-winning publisher eager to collaborate with you to fulfill your goals. I offer personal attention and the highest standards of quality and accuracy. Specialties: memoir, fiction, self-development, business, history.
Caitlin Berve, MFA | Ignited Ink Writing, LLC
[email protected]505-402-4599
As an editor, I make your story linger with readers to keep them turning pages until dawn. As a content creator, I ensure your ideal clients know how you can help them reach their burning desires. Specialties: fiction (especially fantasy, mystery, YA), memoir, health care, blogs, tutorial videos.