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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
  • SmartBox Dental Marketing
  • 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

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

Jessica Lee

Jessica Lee

Austin, TX, USA

I'm an award-winning author with over 50 publications (from early readers to young adult) with 17 years of editing experience.


Work experience:

  • Institute of Children's Literature
  • St. Edward's University
  • self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Picture Books, Children's, Middle Grade, Coming of Age, Middle Grade Fantasy

Britta

Britta

Austin, Texas, USA

I'm the award-winning author of three books. I have edited books and taught creative writing for the past eighteen 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

Carmen

Carmen

Austin, Texas, USA

NEA speaker. Published author. I've put NYTimes bestselling authors and Amazon #1 bestsellers through my self-help and memoir boot camp.


Work experience:

  • The Timbre Co
  • Northern Illinois University
  • National Endowment of the Arts

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, LGBTQ Non-Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Poetry, Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Management, Inspirational

Mary-Theresa

Mary-Theresa

New York, United States

Award winning editor with 25+ years in traditional publishing. Specializing in genre fiction. Looking to help make good stories well told.


Work experience:

  • Harlequin

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

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

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: Women's Fiction, Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Contemporary Fiction

Brooke

Brooke

Denver, United States

Experienced (9+ yrs in-house, 16+ yrs freelance), nonfiction editor specializing in assessments, development editing, and copyediting.


Work experience:

  • Chicago Review Press
  • Perseus Books Group (now Hachette)
  • Westview Press in the Perseus Books Group (now Hachette)
  • Word Hawk Editing, LLC

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

Genres: History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Music, Philosophy, Entertainment, Parenting & Families, Biographies & Memoirs, Children’s Non-Fiction

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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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