Anjanette Fennell

Anjanette Fennell – Editor

A passionate publishing professional, I love empowering writers by offering manuscript appraisal and mentoring. Upmarket fiction specialist!


A former Literary Agent, I focus on helping writers prepare the manuscript and mindset for submission to agents and publishers. Whether you're looking for developmental editorial support, tips on query letters and synopses or overall mindset work to get through the submissions process with success, I happily bring to you all of my experience selling both debut and mid-career authors into Big 5 and indie publishers in Australia and the US. Have you written commercial women's fiction, memoir, narrative non-fiction, true crime, suspense, thrillers (crime or psychological) or YA that packs a punch? Pick me, pick me! ;)
Biographies & Memoirs Health & Wellbeing
Contemporary Fiction Romantic Comedy Young Adult
English (AUS) English (UK) English (US)

Work experience


Aug, 2013 — Present

- Working with clients to provide editorial support (structural edits and copy edits )
- General manuscript appraisal with feedback on tone, pace, voice and overall story effectiveness
- Assistance in preparing synopses, query letters and book proposals for agents and publishers

I especially love helping writers to further develop their unique voice and find their writerly flow so they can create with more enjoyment and ease!

Rick Raftos Management

Mar, 2011 — Feb, 2013 (almost 2 years)

Anjanette has 3 reviews





Jules F.

Jules F.

Dec, 2021

Anj gave insightful, specific advice that helped me get the best out of my manuscript. She completed the task early, was easy to schedule a meeting with to discuss the feedback and was a complete professional the whole way through. I'd work with her again in a flash :)
Anjanette F.
Thanks for such a lovely review, Jules! It was a pleasure to work with you and I can't wait to see this story (and future stories) making an impact out in the world. :)
Sam D.

Sam D.

Nov, 2021

Anjanette did a fantastic job at editing my manuscript for my novel. She read the entire piece and fixed all my grammatical errors and added some helpful notes to parts that made little sense or parts that could be improved. She also offered a 1 hour Zoom meeting where she went over everything with me and touched upon the strengths and weaknesses of the novel. All feedback was delivered in ...
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Anjanette F.
Thanks for such a beautiful review, Sam! It was a pleasure to work with you and I can’t wait to see your novel on bookstore shelves 😊 Kindest, Anjanette
Nadine V.

Nadine V.

Oct, 2021

Working with Anjanette has been a true pleasure. From our first introduction she was both personable and professional. Her feedback was honest and clear. I received exactly what I needed to determine how I should proceed with my project. I appreciate her critical review of my work and I am thankful she felt compelled to make sure I found value in everything she provided. I highly recommend her ...
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Anjanette F.
Thanks for your review, Nadine! It has been wonderful to work with you on this manuscript and I can't wait to see more from you in the future (in progress AND at the bookstore)!

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