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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: [email protected]
Edited books: The Secret of Abdu El Yezdi by Mark Hodder; The Thousand Names by Django Wexler

2. Ryan Quinn

Website: www.ryanquinnbooks.com
Email: [email protected]
Edited books: Hop Alley by Scott Phillips; Cementville by Paulette Livers

3. Julie Tibbott

Email: [email protected]
Edited books: Waste of Space by Gina Damico; The Special Ones by Em Bailey

4. Michelle Hope

Website: www.editormichelle.com
Edited books: The Short Drop by Matthew FitzSimmons; The Last Town by Blake Crouch

5. Scott Pack

Email: [email protected]
Edited books: Facing the Other Way by Martin Aston; The Tiny Wife by Andrew Kaufman

6. Roisin Heycock

Website: www.roisinheycock.com
Email: [email protected]
Edited books: The Island by Olivia Levez; Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick

7. Constance Renfrow

Email: [email protected]
Edited books: Warriors by William B. McCloskey; Exile on Bridge Street by Eamon Loingsigh

8. Chersti Nieveen

Website: www.cherstinieveen.com
Edited books: Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller; Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

9. Christina Roth

Website: www.christinarotheditorial.com
Edited books: War Front to Store Front by Paul Brinkley; The Divining by Barbara Wood

10. Aja Pollock

Email: [email protected]
Edited books: Fall of Giants by Ken Follett; Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

11. Parisa Zolfaghari

Website: www.yourlittlealien.com
Email: [email protected]
Edited books: Keeper of the King’s Secrets by Michelle Diener; The Hitwoman’s Downward Dog by JB Lynn

12. Gillian Holmes

Email: [email protected]
Edited books: The Skipper’s Dog’s Called Stalin by David Black; The Sanctuary Seeker by Bernard Knight

13. Anna Hogarty

Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Edited books: Return to Fourwinds by Elisabeth Gifford; The Children of Jocasta by Natalie Haynes

14. Mark Swift

Email: [email protected]
Edited books: Churchill’s Army by Stephen Bull; The Spy Who Painted the Queen by Phil Tomaselli

15. Erin Young

Website: www.eyedits.com
Email: [email protected]
Edited books: Ticket to India by N. H. Senzai; Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer

16. Mary-Theresa Hussey

Website: www.goodstorieswelltold.com
Edited books: Inside by Maria V. Snyder; The Paris Assignment by Addison Fox

17. Kendall Davis

Website: www.kendall-ashley.com
Edited books: Ignition by Andrew Smith and Brooke Estrada; The True Hero’s Journey by Andrea Hofman

18. Amy Elizabeth Bishop

Email: [email protected]
Edited books: Condemn Me Not by Heather B. Moore; The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller

19. Tricia Callahan

Website: www.about.me/callahantricia, www.coverspy.tumblr.com
Email: [email protected]
Edited books: Black Ink by Stephanie Stokes Oliver; The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin

20. Thalia Suzuma

Email: [email protected]
Edited books: Golda Slept Here by Suad Amiry; Blue Lorries by Radwa Ashour

Check out these additional resources for historical fiction authors:

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