Auriane Desombre

Auriane Desombre - Editor

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Editor specialized in YA, MG, and PB Fiction ▪ Published Author ▪ English Teacher ▪ MFA in Creative Writing ▪ MA in English Lit

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Overview

I'm Auriane Desombre, and I'd love to be your partner throughout the revision process!

Throughout my career as a fiction editor, I have loved working with young adult, middle grade, and picture book writers to help make their projects shine. As an English teacher and published author with an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in English Literature, I am well-practiced in offering expert feedback that feels actionable, encouraging, and tailored to meet each unique writer’s needs. Whether you're a writing pro looking for fresh feedback or you've just finished your very first draft and aren't sure what to do next, I would love to help you achieve your writing goals.

In my approach to edits, your purpose and vision for the story are key. I hone in on character development, plot structure, writing style, and voice to flesh out your manuscript's strengths. My aim is to not only improve your current draft, but also help you grow as a writer by providing tailored-to-you tips and resources on everything from a deep understanding of plot structure and compelling character arcs to the details of rich word choice and purposeful sentence structure.

I view our work together as a true collaboration that doesn’t have to end when I send you feedback. When it comes to my clients, I'm all in, and I'll answer questions, brainstorm solutions, and cheerlead your progress as you work through revisions. No matter their goals, my clients walk away feeling excited about the revisions ahead, with a clear vision for the next draft.


Finding the right editorial fit for you and your work is a big step! It's always an honor to be trusted with your words, and a responsibility that I take to heart. I can't wait to hear from you and chat about your current project!

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Coming of Age
LGBTQ Fiction
Middle Grade
Middle Grade Fantasy
New Adult
Picture Books
Social & Family Issues
Young Adult Fantasy

Certifications

  • MFA in Creative Writing for Children & Young Adults
  • MA in English Literature
  • Pitch Wars Mentor

Work experience

Freelance Fiction Editor

Self-employed
December, 2017 – Present (over 4 years)

I provide thorough developmental edits and query preparation edits for authors of young adult, middle grade, and picture book fiction

Teacher

Brawerman School (Previous: Explore Charter School, WriteOn Creative Writing)
August, 2020 – Present (almost 2 years)

I have extensive experience teaching writing, and provide my students and clients of all experience levels with expert feedback that feels encouraging and actionable. My goal is always to make sure clients and students feel inspired and excited about the revision process!

Portfolio (11 selected works)

Love from Scratch

Hill, Kaitlyn

Today Tonight Tomorrow

Solomon, Rachel Lynn

Last Chance Books

Rodkey, Kelsey

Out of the Fire

Contos, Andrea

Not Your #Lovestory

Hartl, Sonia

We Can't Keep Meeting Like This

Solomon, Rachel Lynn

Hunt (North)

Warwick, Alexandria

The Sister Split

Desombre, Auriane

Auriane has 18 reviews

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natalie aller
She provided great feedback and was great to work with. Fast and prompt!

natalie aller, March 2022

Auriane Desombre
Thank you so much, Natalie! It was such a pleasure to work with you :)

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Kate Dramis
Auriane was amazing! She got feedback to me so quickly and was so encouraging!

Kate Dramis, March 2022

Auriane Desombre
Thank you so much, Kate! It was lovely to work with you :)

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Vanessa Zelenović
She did a wonderful job editing my novel! Not only did she get into the small details, but she made comments on how I can make my story more cohesive as a whole. I highly recommend her!

Vanessa Zelenović, January 2022

Auriane Desombre
Thank you so much, Vanessa! I had a wonderful time working with you!

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Ashley B. Davis
Auriane was very thoughtful in her editorial notes. She gave me helpful suggestions for considering big picture issues that have helped the overall structure of my novel and even showed me where to focus down in smaller areas like using scenery to ground the reader in a scene or zooming in on a character's feelings or reactions in a scene. It felt like she really engaged with my work. Thank you...
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Ashley B. Davis, January 2022

Auriane Desombre
Ashley, thank you so much! I had a wonderful time working with you and reading your work!

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Jasmine Dean
I am so happy that I hired Auriane to help me with my project! She was very responsive and always got back to me quickly. The quality of her work was beyond what I could have asked for. She was thorough and able to see the vision of my project and helped me get it where it needed to be. My confidence was boosted because of her kind words and exceptional editing! Thank you, Auriane!

Jasmine Dean, January 2022

Auriane Desombre
Thank you so much, Jasmine! It was so lovely to work with you and read your work :)

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