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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, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Music, Entertainment, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Thriller & Suspense

Jessica Lee

Jessica Lee

Austin, TX, USA

I'm an award-winning author with over 50 publications (from early readers to young adult) with 17 years of editing experience.


Work experience:

  • Institute of Children's Literature
  • St. Edward's University
  • self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Picture Books, Children's, Middle Grade, Coming of Age, Middle Grade Fantasy

Maxine

Maxine

Austin, TX, USA

Empathetic editor specializing in children's picture books. Industry expertise beyond editorial, formerly in publicity and literary agency.


Work experience:

  • Callisto Media
  • HarperOne

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Picture Books, Children's, Fiction

Leila

Leila

Austin, TX, USA

12+ years experience in children's and YA book publishing as an editor at Penguin Random House and author of critically-acclaimed novels.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Macmillan, Chronicle, Simon & Schuster, Abrams, etc.
  • BookPeople

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Children's, Fiction, Young Adult, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction

Britta

Britta

Austin, Texas, USA

Find the courage to submit your book with confidence. Together, we'll identify the best way to get your book published. Let's talk!


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • 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 Book Coaching

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

Holly

Holly

Springfield, United States

Experienced fiction editor, formerly with Samhain Publishing. I specialize in romance and other genre fiction.


Work experience:

  • Samhain Publishing, Ltd
  • Self-employed
  • Mundania Press
  • Lyrical Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Contemporary Fiction, Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Psychological Thriller, New Adult, Young Adult

P. J.

P. J.

Austin, TX, USA

Editor with 16+ years experience. Love sci-fi, fantasy, adventure! Award-winning author of 40+ books. Let's make your book amazing!


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Middle Grade Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy

Abby

Abby

Portland, United States

Dedicated editor of children's books specializing in middle grade and YA fiction. Worked at HarperCollins, Disney-Hyperion, and Scholastic.


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins
  • Disney-Hyperion
  • Scholastic
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Picture Books, Children's, Fiction, Middle Grade, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Middle Grade Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult

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Hire the best developmental editors in Austin, Texas


Writing a book is an enormous accomplishment, but it's only the first step if you're looking to see it on the shelves one day. Before you can start looking at publishing options, you're going to need to make sure that your book is the best version of itself. And if you're deep in the heart of Texas, the best way to do that is with the trained eyes of a developmental editor right here in Austin.


After months (or even years) of looking at the same book, it's easy for you as the writer to start missing details. A developmental editor is a fresh perspective your story needs to reach its full potential. They'll read through and assess your whole manuscript, looking at plot arcs, character development, voice, and more, and guide you through all the necessary steps you'll want to consider to address the issues. But don't worry — they're not going to take away any of you from the story. Developmental editors work hard to make sure that your book stays true to your vision, while offering a guiding hand toward strengthening the parts that might need shoring up.


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