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.
Tom Corson-Knowles is the founder of TCK Publishing, and the bestselling author of 27 books including Secrets of the Six-Figure author. He is also the host of the Publishing Profits Podcast show where we interview successful authors and publishing industry experts to share their tips for creating a successful writing career.