Dan Cross

Dan Cross - Editor


2x shortlisted author & professional editor who loves adventure stories in any genre. Happy to give discounts, so just ask.

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I am a professional editor with over 10 years' experience. I have a particular passion for ADVENTURE stories, especially in the genres of historical fiction, literary, science fiction, fantasy, myth retellings, alternative history, and western.

Despite my experience, I am new to Reedsy, so am offering discounts on my prices. Please enquire to learn more.

Accepts: Novels; Novellas; Short Stories; Flash Fiction; Non-Fiction.

Services: Developmental Edit; Copyediting; Editorial Assessment; Proofreading; Query Letter Review.


I am a British editor and author living in Bogotá, Colombia. I am an expert in all forms of English, including British, American, Canadian and Australian.

I am an associate editor for Write On!, an industry-recommended magazine to champion creative writers of all backgrounds. He is a Fellow of the Historical Novel Society and an associate member of the Society of Authors. I was invited to judge the 2019 Pen to Print Book Challenge Competition.

My first novel, CAESAR OF MERCENARIES, was shortlisted for the 2018 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Award. My second novel, THE LIONESS & THE FLAME, was shortlisted for the 2020 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize.

English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (NZ)
English (SA)
English (UK)
English (US)
Action & Adventure
Gaming & LitRPG
Historical Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Science Fiction
Thriller & Suspense

Work experience

Associate Editor

Write On! Magazine
June, 2019 – Present (over 1 year)

Associate editor of print and digital editions of creative writing magazine, Write On! Showcase editor, feature writer, and author interviewer.

Managing Owner & Professional Editor

August, 2017 – Present (about 3 years)

Red Monster Writing offers professional editing services for books and manuscripts, including novels, novellas, short stories, and non-fiction. Our in-house editor, Dan Cross, is a shortlisted author with more than 8 years’ editing experience.

Professional Editor

February, 2017 – Present (over 3 years)

I edit a range of fiction and non-fiction documents, from short, single-page entries, to complete manuscripts of prose. I have worked with English-speaking clients from all over the world.

Freelance Editor

Freelance Editor
April, 2015 – August, 2017 (over 2 years)

Freelance editor. Experience editing fiction and non-fiction.

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