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
Edited books: The Ice Monster by David Walliams; Head Kid by David Baddiel
2. Constance Renfrow
Edited books: Songs of My Selfie by Meagan Brothers; Weird Girl and What’s His Name by Meagan Brothers
3. Rachel Small
Edited books: Don’t Go There by Adam Fletcher; The Crossing: A Novel by Michael Doane
4. Mary-Theresa Hussey
Edited books: Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara; Goddess Test by Aimée Carter
5. Chersti Nieveen
Edited books: Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson; Shutter by Courtney Alameda
6. Erin Young
Edited books: Leave Me by Gayle Forman; The Fever Code by James Dashner
7. Thalia Suzuma
Edited books: Bitter Almonds by Lilas Taha; The Hidden Light of Objects by Mai Al-Nakib
8. Julie Tibbott
Edited books: The Special Ones by Em Bailey; Tentacle and Wing by Sarah Porter
9. Kate Angelella
Edited books: The Rock and the River by Kekla Magoon; Fake Me a Match by Lauren Barnholdt
10. Roisin Heycock
Edited books: The Island by Olivia Levez; Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
11. Anna Hogarty
Edited books: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman; The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor
12. Scott Pack
Edited books: The Exphoria Code by Antony Johnston; A Man With One of Those Faces by Caimh McDonnell
Check out these additional resources for YA and teen book authors:
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