Britta Jensen

Britta Jensen – Editor

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Overview

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 respects 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!


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 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

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Contemporary Romance Epic Fantasy Magical Realism Middle Grade Mystery & Crime Science Fiction Young Adult
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Awards
  • 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
Certifications
  • MA-Teaching of Literature & Composition
  • New York State Teaching Certificate (Secondary English Literature)

Work experience

Self-employed

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)

Portfolio

Copy Editing Query Letter Review
Developmental Editing
The Fall of Kings

Williams, E. A.

Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing
Copy Editing
Book Coaching
Copy Editing Proofreading Book Coaching
Project: N.A.N.A.

Vondel, Sisu M

Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing
Copy Editing
Book Coaching
The Line of Tepes

Williams, E.A.

Copy Editing
Ghosts of Yokosuka

Jensen, Britta

Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Eloia Born

Britta Jensen

"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... read more
Developmental Editing
Copy Editing
Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing

Britta has 25 reviews

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DT S.

DT S.

Jan, 2024

I worked with Britta through her writing coaching offering, which I highly recommend. Working with Britta on my manuscript has been more valuable than I ever imagined possible. Britta provided me with honest feedback and highlighted issues in the manuscript and areas for improvement I would never have found on my own. Britta called out things that I was doing right that I wasn't even aware of...
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Shermon K.

Shermon K.

Dec, 2023

Britta was a joy to work with! She is warm, supportive, and highly professional. Her revelational and instructive insights allowed me to hone my practice and skills. I am a better writer for having worked with her. Highly recommend!
Britta J.
Thank you so much Shermon! It was a delight to work with you and I'm so excited to hear what you do with your book next. You're off to a really great start!
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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