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Dena A.

Dena A.

Austin, TX, USA

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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

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

P. J. H.

P. J. H.

Austin, TX, USA

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I’m the award-winning author of over 30 books for kids, teens, and adults. I'd love to edit your book. Let's talk!


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Action & Adventure Fiction Middle Grade Children's Middle Grade Fantasy Epic Fantasy Fantasy Dystopian Science Fiction Post-Apocalyptic Time Travel Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult

John R.

John R.

Austin, TX, USA

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Experienced editor of scholarly and academic writing in the humanities, arts, and social sciences


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

Sandra S.

Sandra S.

Austin, TX, USA

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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

Leila S.

Leila S.

Austin, TX, USA

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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

Sarah C.

Sarah C.

Springfield, United States

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Nonfiction editor formerly of Wiley and Pearson


Work experience:

  • Independent Publishing Professional
  • Pearson Learning Solutions
  • John Wiley and Sons
  • Arnerich Massena
  • New Riders/Peachpit

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing

Genres: Health & Wellbeing Non-Fiction

Christine M.

Christine M.

Chester, United States

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Experienced editor of cookbooks and home/lifestyle books; my editing and proofreading work includes James Beard and IACP Award winners.


Work experience:

  • Christine McKnight Editorial Services
  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Career Guides Christian Non-Fiction Religion & Spirituality Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & Wellbeing Home & Garden Weddings Parenting & Families

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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 book is the best version of itself it can possibly be — and the best way to do that is with the trained eyes of a developmental editor right here in Austin.

After months of even years of looking at the same book, it’s easy for you as the writer to start missing details. A developmental editor is the 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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