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 will help you 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 and ALLi (Alliance of Independent Authors). 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!
PRAISE FOR MY EDITORIAL WORK
“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
“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
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 drafting.
I teach freshman composition focusing on rhetoric, composition and non-fiction writing.
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)
"Loved it! A well-written narrative of disability, dystopia, and exploration...consider it a spiritual successor to Lois Lowry's The Giver and M. Night Shyamalan's The Village."--Nicole Dieker, Discovery Reedsy"Britta Jensen's epic worldbuilding shines and the story is full of mystery, suspense, and heart. I'm looking forward to more stories in this universe."--Amanda Bennett, Midday Moonrise ... read more
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A former bookseller turned editor and literary agent, I specialise in childrens and commercial fiction. I love polishing raw literary gems!
Award-winning author of middle grade/adult fiction and non-fiction books/features about film and TV. Will copy edit and proofread for tea.