Ann Aubrey Hanson

Ann Aubrey Hanson – Editor

I edit fiction, nonfiction, academic, and memoir manuscripts. With 30 years of experience, you can trust that you are in capable hands.


I am a freelance editor with three decades of experience. I offer developmental editing (character development, plotting and story outlining, guidance on taking your writing to the next level, etc.), copy editing (the nitty-gritty of the language on the page, including grammar and punctuation), and proofreading (please don't let your manuscript go out into the world without a thorough proofread to catch those little errors that slip past your latest perusal).

My specialty lies in character development and story/plot development. I can instantly see where a story is missing impact or vital scenes, and I help writers (both published and newbies) to create their strongest masterpieces while retaining their own voice (never allowing my voice to impinge on theirs. I am excellent at creating evil, vile villains, as well.

With new writers, I offer feedback as a writing coach before we get to the editing, if they wish, so that the manuscript they send me is done to the best of their ability, so that my work will then raise the level of their writing.

I have edited hundreds of books, and have guided dozens of new authors through the process of completing their first book. I thoroughly enjoy working with new authors in any genre.
Action & Adventure Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense
Biographies & Memoirs History
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
  • MFA, Creative Writing
  • MA, English Literature
  • BA, English Literature

Work experience


Sep, 2008 — Present

I offer editing services for fiction, nonfiction, academic, and memoir manuscripts.


Jan, 2008 — Present

I help beginning and experienced authors to take their writing to the top level for publication. I work with fiction, nonfiction, and memoir.


Jan, 2008 — Present

I offer editing services in most realms of writing.

The Southern Cross

Sep, 1998 — Sep, 2008 (about 10 years)

Started as reporter, ended as editor of the Catholic newspaper of San Diego. Ten years of writing and editing experience.


This volume casts a fresh look at the multifaceted expressions of diachronic Hellenisms. A distinguished group of historians, classicists, anthropologists, ethnographers, cultural studies, and comparative literature scholars contribute essays exploring the var... read more
Thirty Missions to Marie

Arthur G. Capaldi

This is a true story that follows Captain Edouard J. Jacques, a WWII Bombardier and Distinguished Flying Cross recipient, and his crew from childhood through thirty bombing missions over Germany with the 755th Squadron, 458 Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force from... read more
Reclaiming the artist Ana Mendieta as a formally innovative maker of performative art who forged connections to the marginalized around the world.The artist Ana Mendieta (1948–1985) is remembered as the creator of powerful works expressing a vibrant and unflin... read more
Forging national security strategies is one of the most important and difficult challenges that the U.S. government faces. In this landmark book, Dr. Richard Kugler addresses the U.S. track record in this arena over the past century. For each president, from T... read more
Ninety percent of the population faces long-term care for their life or the life of a loved one. In Elder Care: Precious Presence, author Dr. Alex Kodiath presents personal, true stories of life in long-term care and reflects on the lessons that can be drawn f... read more
Under a Triumphant Sky is more than a bicycle narrative. It is a human story about facing your fears and overcoming adversity - all for the pursuit of a lifelong dream. Steve Garufi pedaled solo across America for forty-five days from Del Mar, California to Je... read more
Provides practical and vital information about Acrobat's features and capabilities and devotes an entire section to the application of Acrobat to such real-world functions as point-of-purchase displays, annual reports, online ads, and more. Original. (Beginner)
Precious Legacy

Maria M. Csanadi

With their 2-year-old son and 3-month-old daughter in their arms, and with little more than the clothes on their backs, Mária and Oswald Csanádi set out from Budapest on Nov. 19, 1956, on what would be the most important journey of their lives ... Precious Leg... read more
You Can't Run From Your Past, And You Can't Hide From It.Author Ray F. Ledon, M.D. didn’t ask to have a seat at the heart of the Cuban revolution―that seat just happened to be at his kitchen table. Ramon Calixto Fernandez-Ledon, Dr. Ledon’s father, a renowned ... read more
I am the youngest of a family of ten and during the 1940s I had the privilege of being raised on a 120-acre dairy farm a few miles outside of Warrens, a small town in central Wisconsin. Over a period of ten years, I had the good fortune of experiencing signifi... read more

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