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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

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

Chris

Chris

Austin, TX, USA

I specialize in books for kids — fiction and nonfiction alike. You don't have to be Willie Nelson to get me involved, but it worked for him.


Work experience:

  • The Reference Press/Hoover's, Inc./Dun & Bradstreet
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Book Coaching

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

Jana

Jana

Austin, TX, USA

Writer and editor with 10 years of freelance experience, specializing in Christian non-fiction and Bible studies.


Work experience:

  • B&H Publishing
  • Freelance

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

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

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:

  • Self-employed
  • Self-Employed
  • St. Edward's University and Austin Community College

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

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

Madeline

Madeline

Austin, TX, USA

I have been editing books for kids and teens for over 15 years. I'd love to look at yours next. Tell me all about your book!


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

Thea

Thea

Austin, TX, USA

Big 5 publishing house editor specializing in fiction, mystery/thriller, cookbooks, self help, design and lifestyle.


Work experience:

  • Hachette Book Group
  • SKLA

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

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense

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

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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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