Cassandra Dunn

Cassandra Dunn - Editor

Walnut Creek, California, USA

Developmental editor/traditionally published author/20+ years of editing experience. Together we'll bring out the best in your manuscript.

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Overview

I'm a traditionally published author (The Art of Adapting: Touchstone/Simon & Schuster) with an MFA in creative writing and over 20 years of experience as an editor. I offer book doctor, developmental editing, and copyediting services for novels and memoirs. My rates are competitive, I work fast, and I'm passionate about preserving your voice and vision while helping your work shine. I've edited 13 books (adult and middle-grade novels, a children's book, memoirs, and self-help books) in the past 4 months, and look forward to adding links to them once they are published. I'm featured in Kindlepreneur's list of "Best Book Editors."

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Literature
Plays & Screenplays
Thriller
Women's Fiction
Young Adult & Teen

Awards

  • Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award semifinalist
  • Glimmer Train short story award finalist

Work experience

Freelance editor

Self-employed
January, 2005 – Present (almost 14 years)

Senior Editor

UC Berkeley
August, 1994 – January, 2005 (over 10 years)

Portfolio (16 selected works)

The Art of Adapting: A Novel

Cassandra Dunn

In this “intriguing and moving” (Examiner.com) first novel, a recently separated woman rises to the challenge and experiences the exhilaration of independence with the unlikely help of her brother with Asperger’s.Seven months after her husband leaves her, Lana is still reeling. Being single means she is in charge of every part of her life, and for the first time in nineteen years, she can do t... read more

In this “intriguing and moving” (Examiner.com) first novel, a recently separated woman rises to the challenge and experiences the exhilaration of independence with the unlikely help of her brother with Asperger’s.Seven months after her husband leaves her, Lana is still reeling. Being single means she is in charge of every part of her life, and for the first time in nineteen years, she can do t... read more

Home Again in Paris: Oscar, Leo and Me

Matthew Fraser

Matthew Fraser never imagined that one day he would find himself living in Paris again. France was part of his past, not his future. But following the sudden death of his wife, he moved back to France – this time with two bichons, Oscar and Leo, and no idea what lay ahead.After taking a flat in Paris’ posh 7th arrondissement – “Poodleland” – it doesn’t take long for him to realise that somethi... read more

Matthew Fraser never imagined that one day he would find himself living in Paris again. France was part of his past, not his future. But following the sudden death of his wife, he moved back to France – this time with two bichons, Oscar and Leo, and no idea what lay ahead.After taking a flat in Paris’ posh 7th arrondissement – “Poodleland” – it doesn’t take long for him to realise that somethi... read more

Breathwork

Cassandra Dunn

A brittle young woman juggles her overbearing mother, her pregnant sister, her adoring father, and the intrigue of a handsome stranger she keeps running into. Angie's passive role in her own life, while acting as her sister's support and her mother's adversary, is upended in both the unlikeliest and likeliest of ways.

A brittle young woman juggles her overbearing mother, her pregnant sister, her adoring father, and the intrigue of a handsome stranger she keeps running into. Angie's passive role in her own life, while acting as her sister's support and her mother's adversary, is upended in both the unlikeliest and likeliest of ways.

The Diplomacy of Marriage

Cassandra Dunn

An intimate portrait of the inner workings of one woman's life as a wife, mother, daughter, and friend. Theresa ponders the ways her morning-chipper husband both soothes and infuriates her, the challenges of parenting a toddler while pregnant, and the benefit of having family to rely on in hard times.

An intimate portrait of the inner workings of one woman's life as a wife, mother, daughter, and friend. Theresa ponders the ways her morning-chipper husband both soothes and infuriates her, the challenges of parenting a toddler while pregnant, and the benefit of having family to rely on in hard times.

Pines

Cassandra Dunn

This story of love and loss begins with a childhood romance between a city girl and a farm boy up in the mountains for a summer vacation and ends on a battlefield in Iraq.

This story of love and loss begins with a childhood romance between a city girl and a farm boy up in the mountains for a summer vacation and ends on a battlefield in Iraq.

New York Fall

Cassandra Dunn

A young California woman visits upstate New York to meet her boyfriend's teenage children for the first time, reminding her of her own post-divorce childhood, and shifting her perception of her current relationship.

A young California woman visits upstate New York to meet her boyfriend's teenage children for the first time, reminding her of her own post-divorce childhood, and shifting her perception of her current relationship.

Real-Life Stories of Supernatural Experiences (Haunted Encounters)

Paranormal experiences told by the people who lived them are revealed in these three collections of haunting encounters. Skeptics will ponder where reality stops and another dimension begins after reading these spine-tingling and compelling stories. Real-Life Stories of Supernatural Experiences includes personal stories of an old sea captain who always leaves a puddle of seawater in the kitche... read more

Paranormal experiences told by the people who lived them are revealed in these three collections of haunting encounters. Skeptics will ponder where reality stops and another dimension begins after reading these spine-tingling and compelling stories. Real-Life Stories of Supernatural Experiences includes personal stories of an old sea captain who always leaves a puddle of seawater in the kitche... read more

Bearing North

Contributing Authors

Great Christmas Gifts! (Shipping is fast!) $24.95 (Slightly higher price because this is a big weighty book) Bearing North is Midwest Literary Magazine's largest offering to date, featuring works by both established and emerging authors, including: A.J. Velde, Aaron Beyer, Aaron Dick, Aaron Posey, Alex Artukovich, Alexander Ray, Anjoli Roy, Annam Manthiram, Ash Krafton, Ashley Maser, BJ Hollar... read more

Great Christmas Gifts! (Shipping is fast!) $24.95 (Slightly higher price because this is a big weighty book) Bearing North is Midwest Literary Magazine's largest offering to date, featuring works by both established and emerging authors, including: A.J. Velde, Aaron Beyer, Aaron Dick, Aaron Posey, Alex Artukovich, Alexander Ray, Anjoli Roy, Annam Manthiram, Ash Krafton, Ashley Maser, BJ Hollar... read more

Literary House Review Fourth Edition 2010

Regally packaged Fourth Edition of Literary House Review 2010 presents a highly imaginative, mainstream collection of 20 engaging short stories of various genre. Captivating drama, mysterious thrillers, romance and heartwarming fiction are interwoven with twenty-seven exceptional pieces of brilliant poetry. Each contribution to Literary House is unique and expertly written. Readers will become... read more

Regally packaged Fourth Edition of Literary House Review 2010 presents a highly imaginative, mainstream collection of 20 engaging short stories of various genre. Captivating drama, mysterious thrillers, romance and heartwarming fiction are interwoven with twenty-seven exceptional pieces of brilliant poetry. Each contribution to Literary House is unique and expertly written. Readers will become... read more

Catcher's Keeper

JD Spero

Award Winner! Historical Thriller! What if Holden Caulfield were around when John Lennon was shot?It's 1979 and Holden Caulfield, at nearly forty, has yet to heal from his childhood trauma. When his older brother stumbles upon Holden's teenage "journal," he believes it will save his struggling writing career. That journal becomes "The Catcher in the Rye" -- published secretly under the brother... read more

Award Winner! Historical Thriller! What if Holden Caulfield were around when John Lennon was shot?It's 1979 and Holden Caulfield, at nearly forty, has yet to heal from his childhood trauma. When his older brother stumbles upon Holden's teenage "journal," he believes it will save his struggling writing career. That journal becomes "The Catcher in the Rye" -- published secretly under the brother... read more

EECS 2008 Research Summary Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences UC Berkeley

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Student manual soft cover as seen vg (.75). We ship worldwide from San Francisco bay area.

Student manual soft cover as seen vg (.75). We ship worldwide from San Francisco bay area.

Our Forgotten Allies: A Guide to Naturally Beat Health Crises with Seven Steps to Renewal

Rhea Iris Rivers

In 2015, Rhea Iris Rivers felt horrified, scared, sad, embarrassed, exhausted, and ungrateful after she learned she was facing a myriad of health challenges. In a thirty-day guidebook filled with personal experiences and the wisdom of Mother Earth, Rivers shares how she naturally beat her own health crisis with seven steps to renewal that transformed her life and healed her ailments through wh... read more

In 2015, Rhea Iris Rivers felt horrified, scared, sad, embarrassed, exhausted, and ungrateful after she learned she was facing a myriad of health challenges. In a thirty-day guidebook filled with personal experiences and the wisdom of Mother Earth, Rivers shares how she naturally beat her own health crisis with seven steps to renewal that transformed her life and healed her ailments through wh... read more

Day One: Birth Is a Death Sentence

Don Sedei

From the beginning, Kachada knew his life was destined to be anything but normal when his mother whispered in his ear at birth. "Kachada. Remember: Birth is a death sentence, so make every minute count." At an early age, Kachada is forced to live his future not by the years or months but by the minute. This unlikely tale, where two parallel universes--the chilling ancestral traditions of the C... read more

From the beginning, Kachada knew his life was destined to be anything but normal when his mother whispered in his ear at birth. "Kachada. Remember: Birth is a death sentence, so make every minute count." At an early age, Kachada is forced to live his future not by the years or months but by the minute. This unlikely tale, where two parallel universes--the chilling ancestral traditions of the C... read more

Serendipitous Rescue

Lowell Dunn

It was a time before computers, cell phones, DVD's or color television. Before microwave ovens, automatic doors, or diet sodas. Children played outside, and doctors made house calls. World War II had recently ended, and everyone was optimistic. These are the chronicles of Miss Nancy, JJ and Laddie, and others. It is a multi-generational story recounting the many ways in which accidental herois... read more

It was a time before computers, cell phones, DVD's or color television. Before microwave ovens, automatic doors, or diet sodas. Children played outside, and doctors made house calls. World War II had recently ended, and everyone was optimistic. These are the chronicles of Miss Nancy, JJ and Laddie, and others. It is a multi-generational story recounting the many ways in which accidental herois... read more

A Heart's Journey Home: The Adventures of Eli Benjamin Bear Vol. I (Volume 1)

Hal Price

Meet the Little Bear with a Big Heart! Eli Benjamin Bear is born with a heart that needs immediate care. Whisked off to a human hospital for kids, Eli must survive this perilous journey armed only with a special blanket his mother gave him – imbued with his father’s essential life lessons and her own farewell lullaby to bring him home safely. But Eli’s hopes to return home quickly to his paren... read more

Meet the Little Bear with a Big Heart! Eli Benjamin Bear is born with a heart that needs immediate care. Whisked off to a human hospital for kids, Eli must survive this perilous journey armed only with a special blanket his mother gave him – imbued with his father’s essential life lessons and her own farewell lullaby to bring him home safely. But Eli’s hopes to return home quickly to his paren... read more

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