Julie Breihan

Julie Breihan - Editor

Franklin, TN, USA

Editor with over twenty-five years’ experience. Thorough and diligent, I strive to be fun to work with and to make your book shine!

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I am a freelance editor who has been in the publishing business for over twenty-five years. I got my undergrad in elementary education at Texas A&M. I realized pretty quickly teaching eight-year-olds was not in my wheelhouse and went back to school to get my master's in English. Shortly afterward began working as a freelance proofreader and editor. Over the years I have worked for multiple publishing houses and with many individual clients.

I specialize in line editing, copy editing, and substantive editing, but I also do some proofing on the side. I work on lots of different genres, including novels (historical and contemporary), picture books, Christian living, humor, business, finance and business, politics, cookbooks. I really love it all, and I have found that working on a variety of genres and topics keeps me sharp and entertained, which makes work a pleasure and every new project an adventure.

My passion is to work with authors to make their books the very best they can be and to make their voice and vision for their work come alive. It's no small thing to finally put pen to page and write the book you've always been dreaming of writing, and then it's even more stressful to turn your baby over to a stranger to take their red pen to it and critique it. It's a very vulnerable position to be in, and I consider it a privilege when someone entrusts their work to me. It's my job to hone a story so that your work can shine!

Getting a quote: I prefer to work with a flat fee, so when you contact me if you would give me a word count and a time frame and some idea of the kind of work you are looking for, that would an awesome starting place. If you don't know the answer to that last question, that's okay. We can figure that out together and then I can give you more details about the process and what it would cost.

I am looking forward to helping you make your dream of being a published author come true with a quality of work you can always be proud of!
English (US)
Business & Management
Christian (Non-Fiction)
Christian Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
Historical Fiction
Picture Books

Work experience

Freelance editor

January, 1992 – Present (over 28 years)

HarperCollins (formerly for Thomas Nelson): 1992 to present
Hatchett (formerly for Worthy): 2014 to present
Harvest House: 2016 to present
LifeWay: 2014 to present
Creative Enterprise Studios: 2015 to present
Chartwell Literary Group: 2015 to present
Richmond & Williams (book design and editorial): 2015 to present
Turner Publishing: 2015 to present
Bible Belles: 2014 to present

Portfolio (21 selected works)

The Bright Unknown

Younts, Elizabeth Byler


James, Steven

The Summer House

Denton, Lauren K.

The DeVine Devils

Spillman, Jeremy

The Piper's Pursuit

Dickerson, Melanie

Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service

Sinise, Gary, Brotherton, Marcus

Built, Not Born: A Self-Made Billionaire's No-Nonsense Guide for Entrepreneurs

Tom Golisano, Mike Wicks, Mike Terry, HarperCollins Leadership

The Perfect Love Song

Henry , Patti Callahan

Julie has 2 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Anne Thomas
Julie was kind, gentle and quick to respond. I enjoyed working with her immensely.

Anne Thomas, June 2020

Julie Breihan
Thank you, Anne! I loved working with you!

Reply from Julie Breihan

Jaime Suber
Julie was very professional, friendly, helpful and willing to answer questions. I appreciate the quality of her work! I highly recommend Julie.

Jaime Suber, May 2020

Julie Breihan
Thank you so much, Jaime! It was a delight to work with you and on your book! I look forward to seeing how it comes out!

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