Candace Havens

Candace Havens – Editor

Publishing executive with more than 17 years of experience in the industry. My strengths are content and line editing. Let me help you.

Overview

Throughout my years in publishing, I've helped create many best sellers. I'm a hands-on editor, who will help improve your craft and I do my best to make your book a best seller. I can be hands-off as well, it's your choice. I've been a book doctor, almost as long as I've been an author. I'm good at seeing what's missing, which is difficult for many of us with our own work.

When it comes to line edits, I'll help you smooth the prose and find ways to tighten the writing, show those emotions, deepen your characters, and make them unforgettable. I've been on both sides of the industry as an editor and author--and I bring a unique sensibility in that regard. I can edit any genre, and I have a great deal of experience with romance, paranormal, and mystery. Let me help you create the best book possible.

"Working with Candace is like a Master Class in writing. I've grown so much as a writer working with her." --Amanda Ashby


Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure Contemporary Fiction Humor & Comedy Magical Realism Middle Grade Romance Urban Fantasy Young Adult
Languages
English (US)
Awards
  • Holt Medallion, Write Touch Reader, RITAs

Work experience

Entangled Publishing

May, 2012 — Jun, 2020 (about 8 years)

Executive and Managing Editor: Responsible for overseeing editorial staff, editorial process, scheduling, and packaging for more than 120 books a year. Worked with literary agents and presented books to booksellers from around the world. Edited 3-7 titles monthly and created New York and USA Today best sellers.

Self-employed

Sep, 2005 — Present

I’ve written for many of the major houses in a variety of genres. I’ve been on both sides of the industry and I get it.

FYI Television

Jul, 2005 — Dec, 2018 (over 13 years)

Managing Editor: Worked with writing staff on feature stories and packages for newspapers and online outlets. Interviewed talent and wrote more than 4500 feature stories and columns covering T.V. and celebrities.

Candace has 2 reviews

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Chris K.

Chris K.

May, 2024

I was in the market for an editorial assessment having spent way too much time looking at my own writing to know where I stood. Candace was one of the first to respond to my request and the ONLY one not to try to upsell me a bunch a services I wasn't looking to purchase. Her critique was straight forward and to the point and exactly what I needed. I would highly recommend Candace to any one ...
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Kristen C.

Kristen C.

Oct, 2022

Worked within the timeline we agreed on, has a lot of good pointers, very professional

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