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Aja

Aja

Austin, United States

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

Dena

Dena

Austin, TX, USA

Award-winning writer, Ph.D. & editor with nearly a decade of editing experience. Specializing in academic books, fiction, and poetry.


Work experience:

  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Broken Pencil Editing

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Cultural & Ethnic, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, Sociology, Coming of Age, Education & Reference, Anthologies

Britta

Britta

Austin, Texas, USA

I'm the award-winning author of two YA novels, have edited books and taught creative writing for the past seventeen years. Let's talk!


Work experience:

  • The Writing Consultancy
  • Yellowbird Editors
  • St Edwards University
  • Department of Defense Education Activity
  • City College Academy of the Arts

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

Genres: Science Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Children's, Coming of Age, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Mystery & Crime, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction

Sandra

Sandra

Austin, TX, USA

From story and character arcs to word choice and diction, I can help your book put its best foot forward—history or mystery, edit or index.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • University of Texas Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Short Story, Women's Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Entertainment, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Mystery & Crime

Christina

Christina

Austin, TX, USA

Professional editor of more than 300 published books; specializing in nonfiction, specifically health and wellness, business, and history.


Work experience:

  • Christina Roth Editorial
  • Independent Marketing Company
  • Turner Publishing Company
  • HarperCollins Christian Publishing
  • Pediatric Neurosciences, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Thriller & Suspense, Religion & Spirituality

John

John

Austin, TX, USA

Experienced & communicative manuscript editor


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Raritan: A Quarterly Review, New Brunswick, NJ
  • English Department, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Undergraduate Writing Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • English Department, Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • Lubbock Meditation, Lubbock, TX
  • Programs for Academic Support Services, Texas Tech University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Buddhism, Religion & Spirituality, Poetry, Fiction, History, Philosophy, Sociology, Music

Lynne

Lynne

Austin, TX, USA

I've been working with authors for thirty-five years: editing, proofreading, indexing. Let me bring my wealth of experience to your project.


Work experience:

  • University of Texas Press
  • Self-employed
  • Dushkin Publishing Group
  • Windsor Publications
  • Mayfield Publishing Company

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Entertainment, Travel, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, History, Art, Sociology, Literary Fiction, Fiction

Mary Beth

Mary Beth

Orlando, United States

Sensitive, seasoned copy editor dedicated to strengthening each author's particular voice


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction

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