Britta Jensen

Britta Jensen - Editor

Austin, TX, USA

Collaborate with a seasoned creative writing teacher, editor and fellow author. I love helping writers to achieve their writing vision!

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Overview

Becoming a great artist is a process. Having worked with many types of editors, I would classify myself as a combination of a teacher and an editor. When you're at the beginning of your writing career you need someone who doesn't believe you need to be instantly fully-formed with all the skills necessary to succeed. I hope to be a part of of that process by helping you define the vision for your story and your intended audience. Because of my teaching and publishing background (having worked with hundreds of writers) I love editing new stories and collaborating together with writers to make their manuscripts shine! Whether you are the beginning of an indie career or looking to submit to agents, I can offer additional insights into both processes. I look forward to working with you. I have my BA from Fordham University and my MA from Columbia University.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure
Dystopian
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Science Fiction
Urban Fantasy
Women's Fiction
Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • NY State Secondary English Teaching License
  • Gold Dust Mentoring

Awards

  • Long listed for the Exeter Novel Prize 2016
  • Short listed for the Retreat West Opening Chapter Award 2016

Work experience

Head of Editing & Mentoring

The Writing Consultancy, a division of Murasaki Press LLC
January, 2019 – Present (9 months)

Creative Writing Flag Award Judge

University of Texas at Austin School of Undergraduate Studies
September, 2018 – August, 2019 (11 months)

Editor & Mentor

Self-employed
January, 2015 – Present (over 4 years)

Head English Teacher & Creative Writing Instructor

The Department of Defense Education Activity
August, 2008 – June, 2018 (almost 10 years)

Head English Teacher

City College Academy of the Arts
September, 2005 – July, 2008 (almost 3 years)

Drama Therapist and Playwriting Coach

Postgraduate Center for Mental Health
May, 2002 – June, 2003 (about 1 year)

Portfolio (6 selected works)

Eloia Born: a YA Science Fiction Series

Britta Jensen

Lois Lowry’s The Giver meets Carve the Mark by Veronica RothLong-listed for the 2016 Exeter Novel PrizeTwo planets with a shared destiny.Four communities bound in disability.Two blind teens struggling to love each other.“If you love someone do you leave them behind?”On the remote planet of Eloia, Dex and Leanora live in two worlds that intersect: the world of seeing and the world of the blind.... read more

Lois Lowry’s The Giver meets Carve the Mark by Veronica RothLong-listed for the 2016 Exeter Novel PrizeTwo planets with a shared destiny.Four communities bound in disability.Two blind teens struggling to love each other.“If you love someone do you leave them behind?”On the remote planet of Eloia, Dex and Leanora live in two worlds that intersect: the world of seeing and the world of the blind.... read more

Stories for Homes - Volume Two (Volume 2)

Jacqyueline Ward, J. A. Ironside, Shell Bromley, Lorraine Wilson, Liam Hogan, Rachel Dunlop, Giselle Delsol, Santino Prinzo, Daniel Maitland

“Stories give our imaginations a home. It's good to see them helping to give people shelter in the real world, too...” - Joanne Harris, author of 'Chocolat' “A cornucopia of witty, tragic, elegant, raw, heart-warming and terrifying stories that take the idea of Home, play with it as only truly talented writers can, and all to help those who have no home at all." - Emma Darwin, author of 'The M... read more

“Stories give our imaginations a home. It's good to see them helping to give people shelter in the real world, too...” - Joanne Harris, author of 'Chocolat' “A cornucopia of witty, tragic, elegant, raw, heart-warming and terrifying stories that take the idea of Home, play with it as only truly talented writers can, and all to help those who have no home at all." - Emma Darwin, author of 'The M... read more

A Test of Time (Children's Anthology Book 3)

Vanessa Wester, Jules Anne Ironside, Katherine Hetzel, Malcolm Beanland, Matthew Willis, Britta Jensen, Madeline Dyer, Sara Price, Stephen Mark, Karen Ginnane

A TEST OF TIME is inspired by the theme of past, present and future.Lose yourself in stories that bring together different generations through time travel as well as exploring futuristic ideas. Explore worlds where determination and resolve overcome impossible feats. Let your imagination go as you read about adventures under the sea, a magician's chair, dragons, and mischievous girls on a miss... read more

A TEST OF TIME is inspired by the theme of past, present and future.Lose yourself in stories that bring together different generations through time travel as well as exploring futuristic ideas. Explore worlds where determination and resolve overcome impossible feats. Let your imagination go as you read about adventures under the sea, a magician's chair, dragons, and mischievous girls on a miss... read more

Stories for Homes

Amanda Block, Jackie Buxton, Jane Roberts

A world-class anthology of short stories inspired by the word 'home'. This collection features known and emerging writers contributing everything from flash fiction to extended short stories. All monies raised from sales of this book go directly to Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity.

A world-class anthology of short stories inspired by the word 'home'. This collection features known and emerging writers contributing everything from flash fiction to extended short stories. All monies raised from sales of this book go directly to Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity.

The Dark Below (The Darkness Within Book 1)

Aiden Kemp

Twelve year old Calvin Weiss is about to get sucked up into a whole new dimension, as he slowly but surely learns the arts of magic.

Twelve year old Calvin Weiss is about to get sucked up into a whole new dimension, as he slowly but surely learns the arts of magic.

The Chemical Detective

Fiona Erskine

For fans of Killing Eve and Orphan X comes the electrifying Chemical Detective Dr Jaq Silver. Skier, scientist, international jet-setter, explosives expert. She blows things up to keep people safe. Working on avalanche control in Slovenia, Jaq stumbles across a problem with a consignment of explosives. After raising a complaint with the supplier, a multinational chemical company, her evidence ... read more

For fans of Killing Eve and Orphan X comes the electrifying Chemical Detective Dr Jaq Silver. Skier, scientist, international jet-setter, explosives expert. She blows things up to keep people safe. Working on avalanche control in Slovenia, Jaq stumbles across a problem with a consignment of explosives. After raising a complaint with the supplier, a multinational chemical company, her evidence ... read more

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