If you’re searching for the best editors for literary fiction, the following list is especially for you.
1. Joshua Grubb
Joshua Grubb is a freelance book editor with experience in developmental editing, copy editing, proofreading, editorial assessment, and query letter review. Based in San Jose, in the United States, he holds an undergraduate degree in kinesiology and a master’s degree in novel writing.
Joshua started freelancing as a writer and editor in 2010, working on anything from epic fantasy and literary fiction to non-fiction books on relationships, publishing, health and wellbeing, and self-improvement. For a better idea of his style as a writer and editor, take a look at his book “There was Music”, as well as his editing in “End Average: A Man’s Journey to Growth in Faith, Relationships, Health and Finances” by Ryan Hansen.
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2. Marina Brown
Located in San Diego, California, in the United States, Marina Brown is a professional writer, writing tutor, and freelance editor. Fluent in Russian and English and holding an MFA in writing, Marina provides editorial support to books written in Canadian English, British English, and American English.
Marina’s career in editing includes editing for Frontiers Saga Publishing and Cognella Academic Publishing, as well as working as an independent writer and editor, a business that she started in 2015. Her competencies include development editing, copy editing, and proofreading, and she focuses on mainly books of fiction such as literary fiction, poetry, science fiction, and short stories. She edited “California’s Best Emerging Poets: An Anthology” by Z Publishing, “Communicating Well: A Fundamental Toolkit” by Brecken Chinn, and “Social Policy and Social Justice: Meeting the Challenges of a Diverse Society” by Michael Reisch.
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3. Molly Spain
Molly Spain has been an assistant editor at TCU Press for the last six years and has also been a freelance editor since 2015, providing copy editing, editorial assessment, and proofreading for books written in American English. Certified in publishing from the Denver Publishing Institute at the University of Denver, writers can rely on her to provide accurate and valuable contributions to their writing.
Molly’s editing services include copy editing, proofreading, and editorial assessment for non-fiction books on history, music, and philosophy and fiction such as historical fiction and literary fiction. Books that she has edited include “Talking to the Stars: Bobbie’s Wygant’s Seventy Years in Television” by Bobbie Wygant, “Plum Creek” by W.W. McNeal, and “The Whole Damn Cheese: Maggie Smith, Border Legend” by Bill Wright.
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4. Evelyn Adler
Working out of her location in Philadelphia, in the United States, Evelyn Adler is an independent professional book editor of both fiction and non-fiction books. Since 2009, Evelyn has delivered copy editing, developmental editing, editorial assessment, and proofreading for books written in American English.
Formerly a resident of New York City, Evelyn continues the work that she started in her new home. Whether it is for books on art, history, or medicine, or literary fiction women’s fiction or other genres of fiction, she’s more than happy to start a conversation with the writer, to assess where and how she would be able to benefit them. For a better idea, take a look at “Tainted Blood” by Tinalynge, “To Love an Addict: In the Storm” by Gary Schultz, and “The Popcorn Colonel: There Is a Kernal of Truth to it” by Toni Anderson and Billy Carney.
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For over four years, Ryan Harrington has been a senior editor at Melville House, providing editorial services. From development editing to editorial assessment and query letter review, Ryan is an experienced independent editor who can edit a whole range of different genres including non-fiction books on the social sciences, as well as literary fiction, to name a few.
Prior to his position at Melville House, Ryan spent about four years working as an assistant editor at W. W. Norton, and therefore has a great deal of experience that writers can rely on. The Phoenix, Arizona-based editor has contributed to books like “How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy” by Jenny Odell, “The Making of Donald Trump” by David Cay Johnston, and “The Immortals of Tehran” by Ali Araghi.
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Julie Cantrell is an award-winning author who provides top-quality editing for both fiction and non-fiction writers. An award-winner with multiple accolades including being a New York Times bestselling author and winning the Christy Award “Book of the Year”, Julie provides developmental editing, editorial assessment, and query letter reviews for literary fiction, women’s fiction, and non-fiction books on travel, writing, and biographies.
Since 2001, the Houston, Texas-based publishing professional has operated as a self-employed editor, working with publishers like HarperCollins, Zondervan and other smaller presses such as ClearSky and Rockhaven. Her edited works include “Crescendo: The Story of a Musical Genius Who Forever Changed a Southern Town” by Allen Cheney, “Mississippians” by Neil White, “and Touch My Tears: Tales from the Trail of Tears” by Sarah Elisabeth Sawyer.
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7. Avner Landes
Chicago, Illinois, in the United States is home to Avner Landes, a professional editor with an MFA from Columbia University who provides developmental editing, copy editing, and query letter review for books in American English. He’s worked as a self-employed writer and editor since 2012, working on anything from contemporary fiction, literary fiction, and short stories, to non-fiction memoirs and books on political science and current affairs.
Clients describe Avner as knowledgeable and talented in his craft as an editor. He’s known as a great communicator and highly skilled at his craft. For a closer look at how he edits, look into books like “Doctrine of Distraction” by M.R. Ruth, “Innovation Starts With I: Increase Your Influence. Ignite Your Impact” by Saleema Vellani, and “Beyond a Million: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Expanding Wealth, Freedom and Time” by Jim Dew.
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8. Angela Brown
Angela Brown is an experienced freelance editor, with over 700 books credited to her. Located in Los Angeles, California, in the United States, Angela is capable of working on books in a variety of English accents, from American English to Australian English. She is capable of developmental editing, copy editing, proofreading, and query letter review.
Angela has been editing for over sixteen years, since starting out as a freelance editor in 2005. She is a specialist in editing fiction and can support writers working on fantasy, horror, LGBTQ fiction, literary fiction, and novels for young adults. “The Dream Fantasy” by John Simes, “Into the Dark of the Day” by Stu Jones, and “Before Bethlehem” by James J. Flerlage are a few of the books that she has helped edit.
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Working out of her base in Los Angeles, California, in the United States, Emma Borges-Scott is an independent editor who is capable of editing fiction like literary fiction, short stories, and women’s fiction, as well as non-fiction books including biographies and books on history and current affairs. She was awarded the Iowa Arts Fellowship and holds an MFA in fiction from The Iowa’s Writer’s Workshop.
Emma’s editorial services include developmental editing, copy editing, editorial assessment, and query letter review. She interned at Atheneum, of Simon & Schuster, before working at McCormick Literary as a literary agent from 2012 to 2019. More recent edits that she’s completed can be seen in books like “We the Animals” by Justin Torres, “Permanent Record” by Mary H. K. Choi, and “The Lifeboat” by Charlotte Rogan.
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10. Naomi Huffman
Naomi Huffman is a self-employed editor who has experience working with reputable companies like MCD, Curbside Splendor, and Featherproof Books. She holds an undergraduate degree in creative writing and currently offers developmental editing, editorial assessment, and query letter review as part of her editorial services.
Naomi’s former clients describe her as an astute editor who is able to deliver a clear plan and accommodate the writer’s original vision while making technical adjustments to create a more sound story. She’s able to work on non-fiction biographies, LGBTQ fiction and non-fiction, literary fiction, and short stories. Take a look at “High School” by Sara Quin and Tegan Quin, “Jillian” by Halle Butler, and “Mickey” by Chelsea Martin.
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