Historical fiction is a special genre—it requires not only a vivid imagination, but also a lot of historical research.
For a historical fiction book to be great, it must speak to the time period’s social norms, language, dress codes, and the greater historical context in which the book is set.
That’s why it’s so important to have a great editor in your corner. Editors that specialize in historical fiction can help ensure that your setting and characters make sense, help you avoid anachronisms, and give you experienced perspective on how to make your book the best (and most accurate) it can be.
Historical Fiction Editors
The 20 freelance historical fiction editors on this list can help you bring your readers to a different time.
If you’re not sure how to work with an editor, what questions to ask them, or how to choose the best editor for your project, check out our free
guide on how to find an editor. 1. Michael Rowley
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Edited books: by Mark Hodder; The Secret of Abdu El Yezdi by Django Wexler The Thousand Names 2. Ryan Quinn
Website: www.ryanquinnbooks.com Email: email@example.com Edited books: by Scott Phillips; Hop Alley by Paulette Livers Cementville 3. Julie Tibbott
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Edited books: by Gina Damico; Waste of Space by Em Bailey The Special Ones 4. Michelle Hope
Website: www.editormichelle.com Edited books: by Matthew FitzSimmons; The Short Drop by Blake Crouch The Last Town 5. Scott Pack
Email: email@example.com Edited books: by Martin Aston; Facing the Other Way by Andrew Kaufman The Tiny Wife 6. Roisin Heycock
Website: www.roisinheycock.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Edited books: by Olivia Levez; The Island by Ilsa J. Bick Ashes 7. Constance Renfrow
Email: email@example.com Edited books: by William B. McCloskey; Warriors by Eamon Loingsigh Exile on Bridge Street 8. Chersti Nieveen
Website: www.cherstinieveen.com Edited books: by Tricia Levenseller; Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller Daughter of the Pirate King 9. Christina Roth
Website: www.christinarotheditorial.com Edited books: by Paul Brinkley; War Front to Store Front by Barbara Wood The Divining 10. Aja Pollock
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Edited books: by Ken Follett; Fall of Giants by Bruce Springsteen Born to Run 11. Parisa Zolfaghari
Website: www.yourlittlealien.com Email: email@example.com Edited books: by Michelle Diener; Keeper of the King’s Secrets by JB Lynn The Hitwoman’s Downward Dog 12. Gillian Holmes
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Edited books: by David Black; The Skipper’s Dog’s Called Stalin by Bernard Knight The Sanctuary Seeker 13. Anna Hogarty
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Edited books: by Elisabeth Gifford; Return to Fourwinds by Natalie Haynes The Children of Jocasta 14. Mark Swift
Email: email@example.com Edited books: by Stephen Bull; Churchill’s Army by Phil Tomaselli The Spy Who Painted the Queen 15. Erin Young
Website: www.eyedits.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Edited books: by N. H. Senzai; Ticket to India by Aaron Starmer Spontaneous 16. Mary-Theresa Hussey
Website: www.goodstorieswelltold.com Edited books: by Maria V. Snyder; Inside by Addison Fox The Paris Assignment 17. Kendall Davis
Website: www.kendall-ashley.com Edited books: by Andrew Smith and Brooke Estrada; Ignition by Andrea Hofman The True Hero’s Journey 18. Amy Elizabeth Bishop
Email: email@example.com Edited books: by Heather B. Moore; Condemn Me Not by Diana Biller The Widow of Rose House 19. Tricia Callahan
Website: www.about.me/callahantricia, www.coverspy.tumblr.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Edited books: by Stephanie Stokes Oliver; Black Ink by N. K. Jemisin The Fifth Season 20. Thalia Suzuma
Email: email@example.com Edited books: by Suad Amiry; Golda Slept Here by Radwa Ashour Blue Lorries
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