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Natalie Hanemann

Natalie Hanemann - Editor

Franklin, United States

Former HarperCollins Christian/Thomas Nelson editor specializing in Christian Fiction and Christian Living titles.

Overview

Reviews (4)

I am a freelance book editor who works with publishing companies and individuals as a developmental editor and copyeditor. I work with new and established authors in both fiction and nonfiction. I have helped authors shape their proposals before submitting to an agent. I've developmentally edited and copyedited books that were then independently published. I am also hired by publishing companies to do developmental, line, copyedits, and occasionally, proofreading. I have a wide spectrum of experience from fiction romance to financial books to memoirs.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Christian (Non-Fiction) Health & wellbeing Parenting & Families
Fiction
Christian Historical Fiction Inspirational Romance Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen

Awards

  • Some awards that books I've edited have won include: The Carol Award, The Laurel Award, The Holt Medallion, The Inspirational Retailers' Choice Award

Work experience

Developmental Book Editor

Self-employed
October, 2012 – Present (about 5 years)

Fiction Book Editor

HarperCollins-Thomas Nelson
June, 2004 – September, 2012 (over 8 years)

I began as a production associate in 2004 with Thomas Nelson. After 18 months I moved over to Fiction Associate Editor. From there, every two years I was promoted, first to Fiction Editor, then Senior Editor, finally to Acquisition Editor.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Cain: The Story of the First Murder and the Birth of an Unstoppable Evil (The Fall of Man Book 1)

Brennan McPherson

A riveting and scripturally faithful retelling of the story of Cain and Abel that gives heart-wrenching depth to the world's first family. The world's first murder was just the beginning. . . Inflamed by jealousy and on the brink of madness, Cain--firstborn among men--brutally beats his twin brother, Abel, to death. As the family struggles to believe God hasn't abandoned them, Cain flees into ... read more

A riveting and scripturally faithful retelling of the story of Cain and Abel that gives heart-wrenching depth to the world's first family. The world's first murder was just the beginning. . . Inflamed by jealousy and on the brink of madness, Cain--firstborn among men--brutally beats his twin brother, Abel, to death. As the family struggles to believe God hasn't abandoned them, Cain flees into ... read more

The Reason: A Novel

William Sirls

WHAT DOES GOD LOOK LIKE?Welcome to southeast Michigan and the small town of Carlson where faith, hope, and struggle are defined by the different faces of those who live there. An addict that sits at a bar to forget.A mother whose five-year-old boy has leukemia. Two doctors. An atheist haunted by his past and a brilliant young oncologist that places all her hope in the power of modern medicine.... read more

WHAT DOES GOD LOOK LIKE?Welcome to southeast Michigan and the small town of Carlson where faith, hope, and struggle are defined by the different faces of those who live there. An addict that sits at a bar to forget.A mother whose five-year-old boy has leukemia. Two doctors. An atheist haunted by his past and a brilliant young oncologist that places all her hope in the power of modern medicine.... read more

How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Your House's Dirty Little Secrets

Dana K. White

Bring your home out of the mess it’s in and learn how to keep it under control.“The dirty little secret about most organizing advice is that it’s written by organized people,” says blogger, speaker, and decluttering expert Dana K. White. “But that’s not how my brain works. I’m lost on page three.” Dana blogs at A Slob Comes Clean, chronicling her successes and failures with her self-described ... read more

Bring your home out of the mess it’s in and learn how to keep it under control.“The dirty little secret about most organizing advice is that it’s written by organized people,” says blogger, speaker, and decluttering expert Dana K. White. “But that’s not how my brain works. I’m lost on page three.” Dana blogs at A Slob Comes Clean, chronicling her successes and failures with her self-described ... read more

STRANDED: A Novel

Don Prichard, Stephanie Prichard

First they had to survive the island … then each other … then their rescuer. All Marine Corps reservist Jake Chalmers wants is to give his dying wife a last, romantic cruise to the Philippines. Unable to save her in a mass murder aboard ship, he washes ashore a jungle island, where he discovers three other survivors. Heartbroken that he failed to save his wife, he is determined not to fail the... read more

First they had to survive the island … then each other … then their rescuer. All Marine Corps reservist Jake Chalmers wants is to give his dying wife a last, romantic cruise to the Philippines. Unable to save her in a mass murder aboard ship, he washes ashore a jungle island, where he discovers three other survivors. Heartbroken that he failed to save his wife, he is determined not to fail the... read more

The Prodigal: A Ragamuffin Story

Brennan Manning, Greg Garrett

From the inspirational author of The Ragamuffin Gospel and the acclaimed novelist of Free Bird comes a powerful contemporary retelling of the Parable of the Prodigal Son.Jack Chisholm is "the people's pastor." He leads a devoted and growing megachurch, has several best-selling books, and a memorable slogan, "We have got to do better." Jack knows how to preach, and he understands how to chastis... read more

From the inspirational author of The Ragamuffin Gospel and the acclaimed novelist of Free Bird comes a powerful contemporary retelling of the Parable of the Prodigal Son.Jack Chisholm is "the people's pastor." He leads a devoted and growing megachurch, has several best-selling books, and a memorable slogan, "We have got to do better." Jack knows how to preach, and he understands how to chastis... read more

Sharing Jesus without Freaking Out: Evangelism the Way You Were Born to Do It

Alvin Reid

You were born for this. God hardwired you—yes, you—for this. I'm talking about sharing Jesus with others. What if I told you evangelism is less about delivering a polished presentation and more about having a real conversation? What if I told you that God has created you to bring glory to himself by sharing Jesus with others, and that you don’t need years of training to obey what he already ma... read more

You were born for this. God hardwired you—yes, you—for this. I'm talking about sharing Jesus with others. What if I told you evangelism is less about delivering a polished presentation and more about having a real conversation? What if I told you that God has created you to bring glory to himself by sharing Jesus with others, and that you don’t need years of training to obey what he already ma... read more

Business Boutique: A Woman's Guide for Making Money Doing What She Loves

Christy Wright

There is a movement of women stepping into their God-given gifts to make money doing what they love. If you're ready to join them, this is your handbook that will take the ideas in your head and the dream in your heart and turn them into action.* Help you create a step-by-step, customized plan to start and grow your business* Show you how to manage your time so you can have a business and life... read more

There is a movement of women stepping into their God-given gifts to make money doing what they love. If you're ready to join them, this is your handbook that will take the ideas in your head and the dream in your heart and turn them into action.* Help you create a step-by-step, customized plan to start and grow your business* Show you how to manage your time so you can have a business and life... read more

#Staymarried: A Couples Devotional: 30-Minute Weekly Devotions to Grow In Faith And Joy from I Do to Ever After

Michelle Peterson

“#staymarried: A Couple’s Devotional is filled with practical advice on what it takes to create a marriage that beats the odds. Every chapter of this couple’s devotional is a powerful reminder of how small changes in awareness and actions can be the tipping point in any relationship.”—Dave Nelson, Lead Pastor, Great Lakes Church, Kenosha, WIStrong marriages don’t just happen. They require comm... read more

“#staymarried: A Couple’s Devotional is filled with practical advice on what it takes to create a marriage that beats the odds. Every chapter of this couple’s devotional is a powerful reminder of how small changes in awareness and actions can be the tipping point in any relationship.”—Dave Nelson, Lead Pastor, Great Lakes Church, Kenosha, WIStrong marriages don’t just happen. They require comm... read more

Angels Among Us: Extraordinary Encounters with Heavenly Beings

Wanda Rosseland

A vision in a dream. A long-awaited healing. Protection from an accident waiting to happen. Angels Among Us is a collection of stories of everyday people—little children, old women, young men, and more—who had their lives stopped for a moment and redirected with a little help from above. Some came to help. Some to heal. Others stood as protectors and guardians. Some were prayed for and others ... read more

A vision in a dream. A long-awaited healing. Protection from an accident waiting to happen. Angels Among Us is a collection of stories of everyday people—little children, old women, young men, and more—who had their lives stopped for a moment and redirected with a little help from above. Some came to help. Some to heal. Others stood as protectors and guardians. Some were prayed for and others ... read more

Irreplaceable You: Bravely Living In The Skin You're In

J.K. Olson

In a busy, demanding, and competitive world, it is easy to get lost, to think that one person might not matter. But you do. God made each person according to His plan and with intention and purpose. You are who you are because that is who God wanted you to be. Short, tall, fair, dark, funny, dry, quiet, loud—only you are the exact combination of features, gifts, and callings that is you. These... read more

In a busy, demanding, and competitive world, it is easy to get lost, to think that one person might not matter. But you do. God made each person according to His plan and with intention and purpose. You are who you are because that is who God wanted you to be. Short, tall, fair, dark, funny, dry, quiet, loud—only you are the exact combination of features, gifts, and callings that is you. These... read more

Natalie has 4 reviews

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Donnie Stevens

I am an Author of three published novels and after working with Natalie on my latest, I can only wish I had Natalie's professional help for my first book. She was honest and thorough in her editing, with lots of comments to help guide me to making my good story great. She answered every question, answered every email I sent her, and was patient and encouraging through our process. She went abo...

, November 2017

Natalie Hanemann
Reply from Natalie Hanemann

Thank you, Donnie. I enjoyed working with you, too. We made a good editorial team!


Carol Kelso

Natalie was wonderful to work with. I worked with her with great ease and she was highly professional throughout the whole editing process. She is honest in her critic and brought out the best in my writing. I would highly recommend her and would have no hesitation in using her services again and in recommending her to other fellow writers. Carol J. Kelso

, October 2017


Lexi Davis

Natalie was such a great help with not only evaluating my work but also helping me make some additional decisions about what steps to take next as a novice author!

, May 2017


Nana K Twumasi

Natalie did wonderful work--not only with the technical aspects of copyediting, but also in the way she worked with the author of this book. She's very detail-oriented--no stone went unturned; no quote unsourced.

, February 2017

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