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Developmental Editor

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The art of writing is rewriting, but sometimes it can be hard to identify the weaknesses in your own work. 

Our editors are seasoned writers with experience across many mediums, from fiction or non-fiction books to screenplays or any other format you need edited to perfection. 
 

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15-40 hours

Creative Copywriter, Memoir Ghostwriter, Developmental/Line Editor, & Writing Coach

hourly rate: $65

Margaret Howe is an internationally produced playwright, copywriter, ghostwriter, and author. She is a sharp eyed wordsmith fascinated by the human experience. Margaret holds an MA in Playwriting and Screenwriting from City, University of London, and is a previous Edward Albee Fellow. Observant by nature, her mind is drawn to provocative details that would otherwise go unsung. Her goal is to listen, to learn, and to hone your words with clarity and impact in mind. Don’t just grip your audience, compel them.

Margaret cultivates her own narrative through travel, trips to the cinema, and by organizing local showcases to inspire new work from emerging writers and musicians.

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15-40 hours

Developmental/Line Editor, Writing Coach, & Academic Writer

hourly rate: $65

Tyler Jacobson is an editor, ghostwriter, and writing coach based in Los Angeles. He has a passion for analyzing the structure of projects, ensuring that they are both clear in their messaging as well as painless to create! Tyler prides himself on versatility and adaptability. His favorite part of editing is the planning stage, helping writers to refine their vision of what exactly they want to accomplish. However, he also brings a precise eye for tone to the later stages of revision. Whether you are pitching a conference presentation or trying to polish a dissertation, Tyler will find the heart of your vision and ensure that your message is communicated clearly.  When not writing, Tyler is also an accomplished acrobat, contortionist, pianist, and model. He is eager to help you express your own passions!

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15-40 hours

Creative Copywriter, Memoir Ghostwriter, Developmental/Line Editor, & Academic Writer

hourly rate: $85

Cheryl Laughlin is an award-winning screenwriter, multi-genre copywriter, and memoir/nonfiction ghostwriter based in Northern California. She's wired for words and edits with an eye on keeping your voice front and center. Clients include business owners, startups, screenwriting contest winners, online publications, and a musician with bipolar. Her industry and personal columns appear in Script Magazine, Stage 32, and Women You Should Know—while her own memoir garnered Top 25 in Roadmap Author’s Write Start. And her pitches have landed in national media such as USA Today, Nylon, Good Day Sacramento, HuffPost, Woman’s Day, and Woman’s World. Cheryl blends a collaborative work style with an inquisitive nature and enjoys the thrill of tracking story threads, themes, and callbacks. Discover her Beautiful Mind techniques to uncover your story’s true voice—and universal themes that will resonate with readers and press alike. Let’s connect … and learn more together.

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15-40 hours

Creative Copywriter, Memoir Ghostwriter, Developmental/Line Editor, & Writing Coach

hourly rate: $65

Jack Salvatore is a story editor, author and screenwriter based in Los Angeles. From ideating to actualization to fine-tuning, Jack’s got a drive for maximizing any project’s commercial viability at every step of the process. He loves rearranging thoughts to streamline pace and has a passion for articulating complicated, intriguing concepts in concise ways. Clarity and engagement of audiences are mission-critical for Jack, as he believes story exists at the heart of all written pieces, from passion projects to brand marketing strategies and everything in between.

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