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We've sourced the best editors in Austin who are ready to help you with all your editorial assessment needs.

Dena A.

Dena A.

Austin, TX, USA

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Award-winning writer & editor at an academic press. I edit academic scholarship, fiction and poetry. Meticulous, thorough, flexible.


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 Young Adult Cultural & Ethnic History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Sociology Coming of Age Education & Reference

Ashley D.

Ashley D.

Austin, TX, USA

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Editor, creative thinker, strategist, learner. I help authors bring ideas to life!


Work experience:

  • Pearson

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Humanities & Social Sciences

Stephanie K.

Stephanie K.

Bedford, United States

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Don't ever fall for the trap of thinking you can be rigorous and academic OR engaging and clear--you can absolutely be both. I'll help you.


Work experience:

  • Keep Learning
  • National Center for Science Education
  • BiteScis

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Nature Non-Fiction Life Sciences Math & Science Children's - Non-fiction

Gene H.

Gene H.

Houston, United States

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Creative, experienced editor of novels, children's books, and poetry. Let's prepare your manuscript for publication together.


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Uptown Stories
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Scholastic
  • HarperEntertainment
  • Daniel Weiss Associates/17th Street Productions
  • Denver Quarterly
  • San Jacinto College South

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Action & Adventure Fiction LGBTQ (Fiction) Middle Grade Children's Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Science Fiction Poetry Literary Fiction

Will T.

Will T.

Chicago, United States

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Trusted copy editor and proofreader for romance, mystery, suspense, sci-fi, fantasy, and weird short stories.


Work experience:

  • University of Iowa Press
  • Franciscan Media
  • Kirkus Editorial
  • Girl Friday Productions
  • American Literary Review
  • Crab Orchard Review
  • Berkley / Penguin Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Short Story Romance Science Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

Joel B.

Joel B.

Oakland, CA, United States

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Ace dev editor & seasoned copy/line/proofer. 45+ titles for Amazon Pub and I'm genre friendly. Show me your book so we can talk about it


Work experience:

  • Amazon Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Mystery & Crime Fiction Action & Adventure Fantasy Horror Thriller & Suspense Literary Fiction Romance Women's Fiction

Chersti N.

Chersti N.

Provo, United States

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15+ yrs experience editing SciFi/Fantasy/YA and more with NY Times best-selling authors such as Brandon Sanderson and Dan Wells.


Work experience:

  • Writer Therapy
  • Cedar Fort
  • Leading Edge

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Mystery & Crime Fiction Young Adult Thriller & Suspense Science Fiction Plays & Screenplays Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction Fantasy Historical Fiction

Jim S.

Jim S.

Beaverton, United States

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An editor with over twenty years of publishing experience at major houses, who has a sweet spot for genre fiction and comic books.


Work experience:

  • Working Vacation Studios
  • Kirkus Media, LLC
  • Hachette Book Group
  • Time Warner Book Group/Hachette Book Group
  • DC Comics

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Action & Adventure Horror Thriller & Suspense Comics (non fiction) Non-Fiction Mashups Plays & Screenplays Mystery & Crime Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Science Fiction

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