Anjali Banerjee

Anjali Banerjee – Editor

Twenty years of experience as a developmental editor, and #1 Kindle bestselling author. I love helping writers strengthen their stories!


For 20 years, I've edited manuscripts for beginning and bestselling writers and have worked on conceptual and developmental editing for Andrea Hurst & Associates. I've taught workshops at conferences and MFA programs. As an alum of Hedgebrook, an esteemed retreat for women writers on Whidbey Island, I've given writing workshops and helped fellow writers develop their story ideas, scenes, and final manuscripts. I've been a speaker at the South Asian Literary and Theater Arts Festival (SALTAF®) at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and I've given presentations and writing classes at many schools and libraries.

I'm also a #1 Kindle and international bestselling author of 15 traditionally published novels under two names, with translations in many foreign languages. I'm fully versed in the complex process of creating, revising, editing and proofreading a book-length manuscript. I love to help writers reach their potential and become published authors!


"Anjali brings a wealth of knowledge to any creative writing project. Her notes are always supportive, imaginative, and encouraging." -Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Anjali has been immensely helpful to me as I've crafted my books, especially when I was working on my Life In Icicle Falls series. I always appreciated her insight into character and motivation. She is meticulous, detail oriented, and a very deep thinker and has a true gift for helping authors bring out the best in their stories." -Sheila Roberts, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author

Contemporary Fiction Contemporary Romance Romantic Comedy Women's Fiction
English (US)

Work experience


Jan, 2015 — Present

I provide editorial services to writers seeking help with their fiction manuscripts. I also write novels under my real name and under the pen name, A. J. Banner. My novels have been Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and #1 Kindle bestsellers.


Jan, 2003 — Dec, 2014 (almost 12 years)

I provided editorial services to many beginning and advanced writers, and I evaluated manuscripts and taught writing workshops at Hedgebrook, the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference, the Whidbey Island Writers Conference, and for the Whidbey Island Writers Association MFA program. My internationally bestselling novels, traditionally published between 2005 and 2014 by Random House, Penguin, Simon & Schuster, and Mirrorstone Books, received wonderful reviews in many national newspapers and journals and were translated into many foreign languages.

Anjali has 5 reviews





Dana P.

Dana P.

Mar, 2024

Anjali is amazing! She has helped direct me in the right path of writing a better book. I could not have done it without her awesome words of encouragement.
Sneha M.

Sneha M.

Feb, 2024

I’m glad to have found Anjali for editing my manuscript. She is very professional and responsive. Her editorial letter for my work was very helpful, she not only included detailed feedback on my current work but also suggestions to hone my writing skills, character and plot development etc. She is very approachable. I look forward to collaborating with her again in future.
Nalini W.

Nalini W.

Jan, 2024

This was such a mess and I’m stunned to say I didn’t see it as such. I thought I was done! Anjali Bannerji saw the diamond in the rough and prodded me to polish it into a shiny jewel. Her comments were spot on, timely and inspiring. All credit of my new novel’s readability, marketability and appeal goes to her. Her detailed editorial comments make this book stand out. And I’m certain the respon...
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Jesse S.

Jesse S.

Oct, 2023

I feel so lucky to have found Anjali. She is a true professional with scrupulous attention to detail, and her kindness, friendliness, and sincerity make her very approachable and easy to work with. Anjali is by leaps and bounds the best editor with whom I’ve worked, and I would recommend her to everyone.
Roger M.

Roger M.

Aug, 2023

Anjali was very helpful. She framed her comments in a positive light, and was specific about the issues that needed revision. I appreciated her input.

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