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!
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
- 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)
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
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)
Department of Defense Education Activity
City College Academy of the Arts
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