Freelance Editors

Sometimes it’s necessary or desirable to work with a freelance editor to improve your writing skills or help make your manuscript more saleable. 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 simply recommendations based on our knowledge of their previous work.

Editors for Both Fiction and Non-Fiction

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

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

→ Elisa & Eric Stanford, Edit Resource. Click here.

→ Mary DeMuth, The Writing Spa. Click here.

→ Alice Crider, Author Coaching. Click here.

→ Beth Jusino, Publishing Consultant. Click here.

→ Andy Meisenheimer, Writing Mentor. Click here.

→ Susan Martins Miller. Click here.

Editors for Fiction

→ Susan May Warren. Click here.

→ Meredith Efken. Click here.

→ Camy Tang. Click here. Special expertise in women’s humorous fiction.

→ Jeff Gerke, Where the Map Ends. Click here. Special expertise in speculative fiction.

→ Lissa Halls Johnson. Click here. Special expertise in YA and women’s fiction.

→ Susanne Lakin. Click here.

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  • Sharon A. Lavy

    >I recognize some of the names on this list.

    Good advice as usual.

  • Precision Editing Group

    >I own an editing company as well, but I was just at a fantasy/sci-fi convention and a writer who just landed a 3-book deal with Random House shouted the praises of an editor he had work on his book before submission.

    It was good to hear for all of us editors out there.

  • eiszoe

    >Thanks for this. I’m definitely stuck and need someone like this. Off to set up a bake sale to raise funds… :)

  • Horrible Sanity

    >I would love to offer my services as well. I am a writer and an editor. Please have a look at my website at http://www.daniellebuffardi.com

    Mention that you saw me here, and I will edit your first ten pages FREE.

  • DOakley

    >Thank you Rachelle for the great links. I will certainly be coming back here to research some more.

    In the meantime, I would like to ask if you would be willing to add my name to your list. I will have a listing in the next Christian Writers' Market Guide and am also listed on Preditors&Editors (nothing exceptional mentioned there, but I am listed).

    I am a freelance editor that works on most genres both mainstream and Christian. My website has a full listing of my preferences, skills and rates: http://www.darscorrections.com.

    Please let me know if you need any further information.

  • Tara

    >Great list.

    Inspiration for Writers, Inc. (http://www.inspirationforwriters.com/editing/manuscript.html) also offers a variety of editing services.

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  • http://cheryl0117-randomrantings.blogspot.com/ Madison Johns

    I’m not so much into by the hour. I mean really how would you even know how long they were even working on you manuscript, you wouldn’t.

  • http://cheryl0117-randomrantings.blogspot.com/ Madison Johns

    I do believe in hiring an editor, but there are many that have lower rates for self published authors. If an editor really wants to make money they need to charge lower, it’s all about volume.

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      Quality versus quantity? I have learned in life that you get what you pay for. I don’t want an overpriced, pompous editor but I do want someone good enough at their job to be valued enough and experienced enough to charge a reasonable rate. Reasonable not cheaper looking for more business.

  • http://rebeccaluellamiller.wordpress.com/ Rebecca LuElla Miller

    Hi, Rachelle,

    I’m not sure if I ever drew to your attention that I also do freelance editing. My rates and services are listed on my editing blog, Rewrite, Reword, Rework. Thanks.

    Becky

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    Check out my blog post from Guest Blogger, Editor Jennifer Moody, on “The Importance of Editing – From an Editor’s Viewpoint”

    **Jennifer is also offering a discounted rate for a limited time for authors who may need her services**

    link to page, http://tdeniseclarybooks.blogspot.com/2011/10/guest-blogger-editor-jennifer-moody.html

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