Cassandra Dunn

Cassandra Dunn – Editor

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


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. I charge $75/hour, I work fast, and I'm passionate about preserving your voice and vision while helping your work shine. I've edited dozens of books across all genres: women's fiction, literary, historical fiction, fantasy, young adult, middle-grade, children's books, memoirs, and self-help. I'm featured in Kindlepreneur's list of "Best Book Editors."

Biographies & Memoirs
Fantasy Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Middle Grade Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction Young Adult
English (US)
  • Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award semifinalist
  • Glimmer Train short story award finalist

Work experience


Jan, 2005 — Present

UC Berkeley

Aug, 1994 — Jan, 2005 (over 10 years)


Face the Night

Lastufka, Alan

Hand-me-down Dreams

Wilhite, Phillip

The Fall of a Man

Thompson, Ryder


Gelfand, Joan

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 fa... 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 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 no... 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 shar... 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 be... 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 wh... read more

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