Freelance Developmental Editor

work from home
Jan 16, 2019
Editor / Editorial
Metro Area
New York

Freelance Developmental Editor

Who We Are

Callisto Media is a venture-backed publishing and technology company revolutionizing the industry by using proprietary data and tools, coupled with deep publishing expertise, to identify and meet consumer demand. We produce books in self-help, psychology, diet, health and wellness, mind/body/spirit, Christian, cookbook, and children’s categories.


Your Profile

We are looking for seasoned nonfiction developmental editors with specialization in one or more of the areas we publish in: self-help, psychology, diet, health and wellness, mind/body/spirit, Christian, cookbooks, and children’s. Working from guidelines and expectations set forth by the editor, the freelance developmental editor will edit manuscripts thoroughly and efficiently, meet tight deadlines (turnaround time for full-length book projects, generally between 35K and 50K words, is typically 10 days), and communicate effectively with editor and author while simultaneously producing a clean manuscript ready for copyediting. Publishing over 150 titles per year, we have a high volume of consistent work for qualified developmental editors.


The Freelance Developmental Editor will

·      Provide substantive editing including: line editing, organization, smoothing out language, rewriting/rewording when necessary, and pointing out missing content

·      Prepare the manuscript for copyediting

·      Problem-solve and make editorial decisions quickly

·      Communicate directly with the author

·      Send the author clear and efficient queries

·      Update the in-house editor with any concerns or questions



·      5+ years of developmental editing experience in one or more of the categories we publish in: self-help, psychology, diet, health and wellness, mind/body/spirit, cookbooks, and children’s

·      Extremely organized and detailed

·      Effective and clear verbal and written communication skills


Send your resumé and cover letter outlining your editing experience and subject matters you’ve worked with. Please put Freelance Developmental Editor in the subject line and send via the link provided.

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