Britta Jensen

Britta Jensen – Editor

I'm the award-winning author of three books. I have edited books and taught creative writing for the past eighteen years. Let's talk!


I want your journey as a writer to include working with someone as enthusiastic about your story as you are! Writing is not a solo endeavor. It requires collaboration, revision and a willingness to learn. Often success is a matter of finding the right partner to help you. I'd love to share my eighteen years of combined teaching and publishing experience, as well as explore methods that have helped my clients win awards, get published and become better writers.

I want our editing partnership to include feedback that will help you reach your publishing vision, as well as an action plan that allows you to achieve your publishing goals. I have a lot of experience editing YA SFF, MG, Adult Fantasy and SF, Mystery/Thrillers, Contemporary/Women's Fiction, Multi-Cultural Fiction as well as short stories. The most important part of our work together is making sure that my feedback is crafted around your intended vision for your story so that the most essential threads of the narrative aren't lost or muddled when you receive edits.

I believe in a holistic editing process that respect your authorship, but with feedback that will help you reach that next stage on your publication journey! I'm also a member of SCBWI, EFA (Editorial Freelancers Association), The Writer's League of Texas. I'm also always reading, attending conferences and conducting industry research to make sure you have the most up to date information about the publishing industry!


“Every piece of Britta’s feedback felt invaluable, but really it was the questions that brought about the most important changes. Britta’s feedback made me feel like I had a partner working with me to make my manuscript the best version of itself.”

-Annie Williams, author of The Line of Tepes series

“I learned so much: keeping a consistent POV (point of view), setting the scene, getting rid of unnecessary detail, being precise. The best gift from Britta was validation of what I was doing right. I loved how she organized her feedback into manageable chunks: story development, voice, prose, etc. It made tackling the revisions a lot less daunting.”

-Chuck Preston Jr. author of Road Burn

“Britta has taught me how to look deeper into my characters and make them live and breathe on paper.”

-Eddie Bujans, short story author

Biographies & Memoirs
Contemporary Romance Epic Fantasy Magical Realism Middle Grade Mystery & Crime Science Fiction Young Adult
English (UK) English (US)
  • Writer's League of Texas YA Discovery Prize
  • General Sharp Award for Teaching of Creative Writing
  • Longlisted for the Exeter Novel Prize
  • Deep Vellum Publishing Grant 2020
  • Better Business Bureau Heart of Texas Grant 2021
  • MA-Teaching of Literature & Composition
  • New York State Teaching Certificate (Secondary English Literature)

Work experience


Jan, 2018 — Present

I developmental and copy-edit fiction and memoir for authors seeking both traditional and indie publication. I also offer writing coaching for authors desiring assistance with manuscript development and drafting.

St Edwards University

Aug, 2020 — Sep, 2023 (about 3 years)

I teach freshman composition focusing on rhetoric, composition and non-fiction writing.

Yellowbird Editors

May, 2019 — Present

I work with authors at a variety of stages of manuscript development in the following genres: Fiction: Sci-Fi/fantasy; Coming of age; Literary Fiction (particularly multi-cultural/cross cultural narratives); Mystery/Thriller; Romance; New Adult

Nonfiction: Memoir; University essays/Application essays

YA and Middle Grade (not chapter books)

Department of Defense Education Activity

Aug, 2008 — Aug, 2018 (about 10 years)

City College Academy of the Arts

Aug, 2005 — Aug, 2008 (about 3 years)

Britta has 23 reviews





Maria C.

Maria C.

Sep, 2023

Really good feedback, I feel I am improving as a writer.
Donna W.

Donna W.

Sep, 2023

Britta was great! Very friendly and easy to talk to. She not only helped me to understand some key elements needed to make my book cover more attractive but she also shared some valuable tips to perfect my blurb and synopsis. Thank you so much, Britta.
Mira W.

Mira W.

Sep, 2023

It was a great pleasure working with Britta. By reviewing my book in advance she helped me establish what kind of edit my book needed. Her developmental edit was very thorough and insightful and it helped me improve my book dramatically. Not only did she highlight the mistakes but also pointed out the areas that worked well, boosting my confidence. Also, in her editorial package, she included a...
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Jonathan F.

Jonathan F.

Aug, 2023

My relationship with Britta was excellent, professional and thorough throughout. As a former scriptwriter I had introduced a lot of screenwriting tropes into my MS which had to be excised. As a first time novelist, I did at times feel like I was at my first day in kindergarten and like most three year olds, I learned a lot. Britta was insightful and perceptive, gave great advice which I follow...
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Britta J.
Thank you so much Jonathan! Keep up the great work on your manuscript! You've got this!
Alejandra G.

Alejandra G.

Jul, 2023

I fully recommend working with Britta. My experience was very satisfactory. She was always responsive and very accommodating to my schedule and the needs of the manuscript, which I appreciated. The collaboration consisted of focusing on the first four chapters. Before the work, I highlighted some of the issues I was most concerned about to give them special attention. Britta provided a lot of ...
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Britta J.
I really appreciate your professionalism and artistry with your novel, Alejandra! I look forward to collaborating again and wish you the best with querying! Keep up the great work!!

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