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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

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

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

Madeline

Madeline

Austin, TX, USA

From writing to editing and publishing, I have been involved in every aspect of publishing for over 15 years.


Work experience:

  • CBAY Books
  • St. Edward's University
  • Blooming Tree Press
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

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

P. J.

P. J.

Austin, TX, USA

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

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

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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 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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