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The teen years can be tough, but the unique challenges of teenagers make great fodder for novelists. If your book’s main characters are teenagers, you’ll be glad to know that there are editors who specialize in this popular genre.

If you have written a YA book and are looking for a freelance editor to help you get your book ready to submit to literary agents or publishers, then this list is for you!

Young Adult and Teen Editors

Although YA characters generally range from about age 12 to 19, the genre itself can be interesting for people of all ages, which can widen your audience considerably. Here are some freelance editors with experience who can help you perfect your young adult and teen fiction. 

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 guide on how to find an editor.

1. Anna Bowles

Website: www.annabowles.co.uk
Email: [email protected]
Edited books: The Ice Monster by David Walliams; Head Kid by David Baddiel

2. Constance Renfrow

Website: www.constancerenfrow.com
Email: [email protected]
Edited books: Songs of My Selfie by Meagan Brothers; Weird Girl and What’s His Name by Meagan Brothers

3. Rachel Small

Website: www.rachelssmall.com
Email: [email protected]
Edited books: Don’t Go There by Adam Fletcher; The Crossing: A Novel by Michael Doane

4. Amy Elizabeth Bishop

Reedsy Profile: Amy Elizabeth Bishop
Edited books: Runaway Girl by Anne Eliot; Condemn Me Not by Heather B. Moore

5. Chersti Nieveen

Website: www.cherstinieveen.com
Edited books: Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson; Shutter by Courtney Alameda

6. Erin Young

Website: www.eyedits.com
Email: [email protected]
Edited books: Leave Me by Gayle Forman; The Fever Code by James Dashner

7. Thalia Suzuma

Email: [email protected]
Edited books: Bitter Almonds by Lilas Taha; The Hidden Light of Objects by Mai Al-Nakib

8. Julie Tibbott

Email: [email protected]
Edited books: The Special Ones by Em Bailey; Tentacle and Wing by Sarah Porter

9. Kate Angelella

Website: www.angelellaeditorial.com
Email: [email protected]
Edited books: The Rock and the River by Kekla Magoon; Fake Me a Match by Lauren Barnholdt

10. Roisin Heycock

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

11. Anna Hogarty

Email: [email protected]
Edited books: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman; The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor

12. Scott Pack

Email: [email protected]
Edited books: The Exphoria Code by Antony Johnston; A Man With One of Those Faces by Caimh McDonnell

13. Mary-Theresa Hussey

Website: www.goodstorieswelltold.com
Edited books: Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara; Goddess Test by Aimée Carter

Check out these additional resources for YA and teen book authors:

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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.

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