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Aja P.

Aja P.

Austin, United States

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Making sure your prose sings, your facts and story are straight, and your unique voice shines through.


Work experience:

  • Simon & Schuster
  • on my porch, at a coffee shop, in far-flung places . . .

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Humor & Comedy Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs History Travel Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Music Entertainment Mystery & Crime Fantasy Thriller & Suspense Photography

Ashley D.

Ashley D.

Austin, TX, USA

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Editor, creative thinker, strategist, learner. I help authors bring ideas to life!


Work experience:

  • Pearson

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Humanities & Social Sciences

Leis P.

Leis P.

Austin, TX, USA

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Freelance editor with over 15 years of experience in publishing, primarily with Penguin Random House, specializing in all genres of fiction


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Berkley Publishing Group - Penguin Random House
  • Self

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Mystery & Crime Fiction Fantasy Historical Fiction Paranormal Romance Romance Science Fiction Urban Fantasy Women's Fiction

Jenna N.

Jenna N.

Bangor, United States

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10+ years as a cookbook and wellness editor—everything from Texas BBQ to vegan desserts to training for your first marathon.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Indexing

Genres: Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Home & Garden

Susannah N.

Susannah N.

Montpelier, United States

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Enthusiastic, friendly editor at Macmillan for 25 years. Favorite genres are women's fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, thrillers, YA.


Work experience:

  • Noel Editorial
  • Wiley-Blackwell
  • nSight
  • Vermont College of Fine Arts
  • Maponics (Pitney Bowes)
  • Clariant Creative Agency
  • Union Street Media Interactive
  • Self-Employed
  • Editorial Arts Academy

Services: Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Thriller & Suspense Finance & Accounting Math & Science Religion & Spirituality

Kelly L.

Kelly L.

Phoenix, United States

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I am passionate about the written word! I have 15+ years in editing in all genres, with special attention to business and travel.


Work experience:

  • Waking the Dream, LLC
  • Immanence Journal
  • Gently Read Literature (GRL)
  • International Artist Publishing
  • Perseus Books Group
  • The Story Laboratory

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Romance Fiction Business & Management Non-Fiction Travel Poetry Mystery & Crime

Will T.

Will T.

Chicago, United States

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Trusted copy editor and proofreader for mystery, suspense, sci-fi, fantasy, and weird short stories.


Work experience:

  • University of Iowa Press
  • Franciscan Media
  • Kirkus Editorial
  • Girl Friday Productions
  • American Literary Review
  • Crab Orchard Review

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Short Story Romance Science Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

Abby S.

Abby S.

Chicago, United States

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I'm a literary agent who specializes in commercial/genre and literary fiction and select nonfiction (cooking, narrative)


Work experience:

  • The Lark Group
  • Browne & Miller Literary Associates
  • Sourcebooks
  • John Wiley & Sons

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Romance Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction Christian Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

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Book Editor Austin

So you’ve just written “THE END” and put the finishing touches on your book-to-be. Congratulations! Now what?

Well, now it’s time for the editing to begin. Every editing round must begin with the developmental edit: a systematic examination of all of the “big picture” elements of your manuscript, including the plot, characters, setting, and theme. As you can imagine, this kind of an edit is absolutely critical if your goal is to produce a great, compulsively readable book that can match the traditionally-published books on bookshelves.

That said, developmental edits can become expensive, simply because they’re so thorough — which is where an editorial assessment comes in. To put it simply, an editorial assessment is a condensed report that a professional editor compiles after reading your story, full of detailed notes on the areas in which your story can improve.

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