Hannah Bauman

Hannah Bauman - Editor

Raleigh, NC, USA

Word nerd with a passion for all things fantasy and science fiction. Developmental, substantive, copy editing, and proofreading are my jam.

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Overview

I'm an editor specializing in all genres of fantasy, science fiction, young adult fiction, and new adult fiction. After a few years editing law books and government proposals, I decided to go into business for myself and do what I love - creative writing and editing. I've been freelancing for over a year, providing a variety of editorial services for indie authors.

Working to self publish your book? Want feedback before submitting to agents and editors? Trying to revise after beta reads, critiques, and a few rejection letters? I can help. I truly enjoy helping authors polish their work and improve their craft. Let's make something awesome!

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Dystopian
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • Graduate Certification in Editing & Publishing
  • B.A. in English

Work experience

Editor

Self-employed
May, 2016 – Present (over 2 years)

I'm a freelance editor for fiction, non-fiction, and blogs. I've edited everything from science fiction to high fantasy to travel blogs to self-help books. While I can (and will) edit anything, sci-fi and fantasy are the genres closest to my heart.

Technical Editor

Ace Info Solutions, Inc.
August, 2015 – November, 2016 (over 1 year)

As an editor, one of my main responsibilities was providing technical editing for the proposal team. This included, but was not limited to, checking grammar, punctuation, syntax, diction, mapping to federal proposal requirements, and ensuring consistency in writing styles. Additionally, I supported the proposal team, including coordinating meetings, reviewing graphics, and taking detailed notes at reviews.

Editor

Municode
July, 2014 – August, 2015 (about 1 year)

As an editor at Municode, I was responsible for incorporating ordinances from local governments into existing code books. This included reviewing ordinances for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and hierarchy, as well as preparing and coding the new laws for publication.

Editor and Proofreader

Florida State Senate
January, 2014 – June, 2014 (5 months)

As an editor and proofreader at Florida Senate, I was responsible for preliminary editing of bill drafts including, but not limited to, bills, resolutions, proclamations, and amendments. Bills that I edited covered a variety of topics and this type of editing requires an understanding of both legal and technical writing, as well extensive knowledge of grammar and style.

Additionally, I assisted with the compilation and editing of the Senate Journal, a collection of minutes and notes from each daily Senate session, as well as messages sent and received by the Senate.

Intern

Dods Parliamentary Communications
May, 2013 – August, 2013 (3 months)

My responsibilities included writing and editing content for online and e-mail publication, as well as assisting the team maintain the event website.

I also worked with the Dods publication Civil Service World. I interviewed non-executive directors, wrote profiles, assisted in researching topics for governmental conferences, and helped edit the Civil Service Companion.

Editorial Assistant at the Kudzu Review

Florida State University
January, 2013 – June, 2013 (5 months)

While working at the Kudzu Review, a publication at Florida State University, I worked with other students in assisting the poetry editor to select best poems from submissions for the final publication.

Portfolio (15 selected works)

Fractured Past (A Talnarin Novel Book 1)

D.E. Chapman

Alanna isn’t sure what she is anymore. After the experiments, she’s cursed with a power she can’t control. Now, Alanna must seek out the very species that ruined her life; the talnarins. These creatures are capable of doing things no human can do, but she’s desperate for their help. Alanna finds herself in an unknown world, her very existence a threat. Now she needs to prove her innocence or s... read more

Alanna isn’t sure what she is anymore. After the experiments, she’s cursed with a power she can’t control. Now, Alanna must seek out the very species that ruined her life; the talnarins. These creatures are capable of doing things no human can do, but she’s desperate for their help. Alanna finds herself in an unknown world, her very existence a threat. Now she needs to prove her innocence or s... read more

Finding Your Equine Soulmate: A Guide to Buying Your First Horse

Michele Cook

Buying your first horse is so exciting, but the process can be long and confusing.This guide walks you through every step, from choosing your discipline to walking your new horse into your barn. You will be informed, encouraged and even entertained as you read, until your new horse comes home.

Buying your first horse is so exciting, but the process can be long and confusing.This guide walks you through every step, from choosing your discipline to walking your new horse into your barn. You will be informed, encouraged and even entertained as you read, until your new horse comes home.

Children of the Lily (Order of the Lily Book 3)

Cait Ashwood

What began as an uneasy peace has brought about a new era. Men no longer fight over moldy scraps, thanks to the revived Order of the Lily. Sixteen years after their rescue, the half-breeds of the Order have proved themselves to the world and earned their place in society. However, not everyone is at peace within the Order’s walls. The children of the Lillies are bound by birth to their destiny... read more

What began as an uneasy peace has brought about a new era. Men no longer fight over moldy scraps, thanks to the revived Order of the Lily. Sixteen years after their rescue, the half-breeds of the Order have proved themselves to the world and earned their place in society. However, not everyone is at peace within the Order’s walls. The children of the Lillies are bound by birth to their destiny... read more

Spilt Secrets (A Talnarin Novel Book 2)

D.E. Chapman

Her secret is out. Alanna did the one thing she swore she couldn't do.After missing her chance at revenge, she's back at Craforian under Malik's constant guard. It's there that Alanna discovers she can wield more than one affinity. Just as she regains a sense of normalcy, her past catches up with her. But Malik has secrets too, and when Alanna stumbles upon his biggest one, she's at a loss. Wi... read more

Her secret is out. Alanna did the one thing she swore she couldn't do.After missing her chance at revenge, she's back at Craforian under Malik's constant guard. It's there that Alanna discovers she can wield more than one affinity. Just as she regains a sense of normalcy, her past catches up with her. But Malik has secrets too, and when Alanna stumbles upon his biggest one, she's at a loss. Wi... read more

Marked For The Hunt (A Diana Warren Novel Book 1)

Leah Chiasson

***For fans of the Mercy Thomspon Series by Patricia Briggs***After witnessing the murder of her father, Diana Warren chose the life of a lone female Faoladh, werewolf, and promised herself she would never go back to Wolf’s Head. Eight years later, Diana is returns home to attend her Granfather's funeral, only to find herself in the middle of a civil war. On one side is the man who murdered he... read more

***For fans of the Mercy Thomspon Series by Patricia Briggs***After witnessing the murder of her father, Diana Warren chose the life of a lone female Faoladh, werewolf, and promised herself she would never go back to Wolf’s Head. Eight years later, Diana is returns home to attend her Granfather's funeral, only to find herself in the middle of a civil war. On one side is the man who murdered he... read more

The Bottom Of The Spiral - B&W

Pablo Castelo

Accompany a disciple on his journey of initiation through exotic landscapes, mysterious environments, splendid buildings, shady mountains and mortal traps. Travel with him along the edges of a spiral that sinks into the riddles of the most puzzling adventure ever revealed. Walk hand-in-hand with his master and learn from him his wisdom while they unveil, one by one, the folds of the most jealo... read more

Accompany a disciple on his journey of initiation through exotic landscapes, mysterious environments, splendid buildings, shady mountains and mortal traps. Travel with him along the edges of a spiral that sinks into the riddles of the most puzzling adventure ever revealed. Walk hand-in-hand with his master and learn from him his wisdom while they unveil, one by one, the folds of the most jealo... read more

The Watchers (Order of the Lily Book 4)

Cait Ashwood

Death. Destruction. Hopelessness.The river feeding the farmlands is tainted, destroying all it touches. Without Audrey to lead them, Brana and the Order strive to cleanse the river, only to fail again and again. Town leaders struggle to maintain control as dwindling water supplies throw the populace into a panic. The Watchers are on riot control, but they've bitten off more than they can chew.... read more

Death. Destruction. Hopelessness.The river feeding the farmlands is tainted, destroying all it touches. Without Audrey to lead them, Brana and the Order strive to cleanse the river, only to fail again and again. Town leaders struggle to maintain control as dwindling water supplies throw the populace into a panic. The Watchers are on riot control, but they've bitten off more than they can chew.... read more

Dawn of the Shaman (Shaman Wars Book 1)

Cait Ashwood

It takes a blind man to see the truth.Physical perfection is a requirement for life in the Aquila clan. When a blind infant is presented to the clan's shaman for culling, the spirits stay his hand, spirits the boy can see. Tozall, abandoned by his parents, now has only the clan's shaman for comfort.Blind as a bat in the physical realm, Tozall excels at all tasks linked to the spirit world. Dee... read more

It takes a blind man to see the truth.Physical perfection is a requirement for life in the Aquila clan. When a blind infant is presented to the clan's shaman for culling, the spirits stay his hand, spirits the boy can see. Tozall, abandoned by his parents, now has only the clan's shaman for comfort.Blind as a bat in the physical realm, Tozall excels at all tasks linked to the spirit world. Dee... read more

Death from Above (Shaman Wars Book 2)

Cait Ashwood

A home without a heart is no home at all.Tozall has finally earned a place among the Ruthien, a species far separate from the human tribe he was raised in. Along with his Roc Zriska, he now patrols the territory of his new people to ward against the gigantic Senzill. Being a Rider brings him some status among his new society, but not all Ruthien are willing to look past the stigma of his human... read more

A home without a heart is no home at all.Tozall has finally earned a place among the Ruthien, a species far separate from the human tribe he was raised in. Along with his Roc Zriska, he now patrols the territory of his new people to ward against the gigantic Senzill. Being a Rider brings him some status among his new society, but not all Ruthien are willing to look past the stigma of his human... read more

Passage: Book I of The Akasha Series

Indie Gantz

Uncover a Lifetime of Lies in this Fantasy Adventure!On day one, Charlie Damuzi and her mute twin brother Tirigan are blissfully unaware of the dangerous world they live in. They may be aliens living on Earth after the extinction of humans, but to Charlie, life is pretty mundane.On day two, the Damuzi family is ripped apart by a family secret that forces the twins to flee the only home they’ve... read more

Uncover a Lifetime of Lies in this Fantasy Adventure!On day one, Charlie Damuzi and her mute twin brother Tirigan are blissfully unaware of the dangerous world they live in. They may be aliens living on Earth after the extinction of humans, but to Charlie, life is pretty mundane.On day two, the Damuzi family is ripped apart by a family secret that forces the twins to flee the only home they’ve... read more

Light's Rise (Light in the Darkness Book 1)

Yvette Bostic

Demons are being summoned from hell.Darian, a scout in the Imperial Austrian Army, witnesses the people of his hometown being led to their deaths by enormous horned creatures.The war that is raging across Europe, thanks to Napoleon, has been dwarfed by this humanity-devouring threat. A man named Raphael provides Darian with two choices: stay and fight against the French, or join the Council of... read more

Demons are being summoned from hell.Darian, a scout in the Imperial Austrian Army, witnesses the people of his hometown being led to their deaths by enormous horned creatures.The war that is raging across Europe, thanks to Napoleon, has been dwarfed by this humanity-devouring threat. A man named Raphael provides Darian with two choices: stay and fight against the French, or join the Council of... read more

Book of Advice

Avishai Maimon

Life experiences, self help, healing, reflection, and growth.

Life experiences, self help, healing, reflection, and growth.

The Brightest Night: Book One in The Brightness Duet

Bri Stone

The complete series is now available! Thom Edwards never met a challenge he couldn't conquer, until the one woman he can't get out of his head doesn't fall for his enigmatic charm. Perrier Simmons doesn't believe in soul mates or fairy-tales--she's learned the hard way. With medical school and a promising career ahead of her, temptations like Thom aren't an option. When they met on that bright... read more

The complete series is now available! Thom Edwards never met a challenge he couldn't conquer, until the one woman he can't get out of his head doesn't fall for his enigmatic charm. Perrier Simmons doesn't believe in soul mates or fairy-tales--she's learned the hard way. With medical school and a promising career ahead of her, temptations like Thom aren't an option. When they met on that bright... read more

The Brightest Day: Book Two in The Brightness Duet

Bri Stone

"I would love you forever, if I only had the chance. I always knew we were a ticking time bomb..."Perrier Simmons has always lived life on the safety--never reckless, always careful. And now, as a resident in her pathology program, she is poised to become a double board certified forensic pathologist.Thom Edwards is caught in his fate when he learns he has cancer. But to tell Perrie, the woman... read more

"I would love you forever, if I only had the chance. I always knew we were a ticking time bomb..."Perrier Simmons has always lived life on the safety--never reckless, always careful. And now, as a resident in her pathology program, she is poised to become a double board certified forensic pathologist.Thom Edwards is caught in his fate when he learns he has cancer. But to tell Perrie, the woman... read more

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