If you feel your story needs more professional attention before you're ready to submit to an agent. Consider using a freelance editor.
The Editorial Freelance Association has many quality recommendations. Visit them at www.the-efa.org
Although we only provide information to Freelance editors that we are familiar with, we cannot guarantee their work. Individuals are responsible for properly vetting any contractor whom they choose.
Marita Golden- Author of dozens of works across genres and a professor who has served on the faculties of Emerson College, Virginia Commonwealth University, George Mason University, John Hopkins University and the University of the District of Columbia,
Lauren Smulzki- Former Young Adult Editor at Inkyard (HarperCollins)
Arianne Lewin- Former Children's Editor at Putnam BFYR (Penguin Random House)
Catherine Knepper-MFA graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, she has been recommended to us by a number of writers.
Navah Wolfe- Hugo Award winning editor, formerly of Saga Press. She is a coeditor of The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales and Mythic Dream, along with Dominik Parisien.
Tessera Editorial- Editorial services promoted as the idea that publishing can and should be an accessible industry to all people.
Have you worked with an editor that you have loved? Let us know!
WEBSITES FOR AUTHORS
Authors Guild- The Authors Guild is the nation’s oldest and largest professional organization of writers. They are a non-profit organization whose mission is to support working writers through advocacy.
Author Accelerator- Offering coaching, retreats and editorial services
Jane Friedman- She covers all things writerly and is an invaluable resource for those at all stages of their career.
Grub Street- Providing both in person and online classes, resources, and conferences. They're a valuable resource for refining your skills at different budgetary stages.
Gotham Writing Group- Also provides in person and online classes. One of the premier writing workshops in the country.
We will continue to update our website as we continue to research the best resources for writers. At Ladderbird, we believe in giving everyone the opportunity to soar!