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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

Kate

Kate

Austin, TX, USA

Award-winning editor. YA author: Simon Pulse. Copyeditor: Lerner Publishing. Coach: Breakthrough Writers. Loves YA, MG, and adult fiction


Work experience:

  • Entangled Publishing
  • Simon Pulse
  • Breakthrough Writers' Boot Camp
  • Lerner Publishing Group
  • Month9Books
  • Self-employed
  • Working Partners
  • Page Street Kids-Macmillan

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Women's Fiction, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Middle Grade, Children's, Fantasy, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction

Sandra

Sandra

Austin, TX, USA

15+ years editing fiction for publishers including HarperCollins and Penguin Random House. Love working on: fantasy, dystopian, and YA.


Work experience:

  • Various Publishing Companies
  • Penguin

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

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Fantasy, Contemporary Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Post-Apocalyptic

Jana

Jana

Austin, TX, USA

Writer and editor with 6 years freelance experience, specializing in Christian non-fiction and Bible studies.


Work experience:

  • B&H Publishing
  • Freelance

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Parenting & Families, Non-Fiction, Christian Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality

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

Salima

Salima

Austin, Texas, USA

I'm the award-winning author of over 20 books for kids, teens and adults. Creative writing professor, editor. I'd love to work with you!


Work experience:

  • Yellow Bird Editors
  • Self-Employed
  • St. Edward's University and Austin Community College

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Picture Books, Fantasy, Middle Grade Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic, Action & Adventure

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

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Middle Grade Fantasy, Picture Books, Romance, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult

Stephen

Stephen

Maplewood, United States

Top editor for 30 years, novelist, sf/f story writer, poet. Specializes in nonfiction and SF/F. I'll help you write a book you're proud of.


Work experience:

  • Avon Books
  • Wiley
  • Amacom
  • Thomas Dunne Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Historical Fiction, Short Story, Fantasy, Sports & Outdoors, Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences, Math & Science, Science Fiction

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Developmental Editor Austin

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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