Nina Bruhns

Nina Bruhns – Editor

Fast and supportive! 15+ years editing experience specializing in thrillers, romance, and memoirs. NYTimes and USA Today bestselling author.

Overview

NINA has been a senior editor, acquiring editor, and developmental editor for over 15 years, working for major publishers as well as independently. In addition, she has done extensive line and copy editing for both fiction and non-fiction works, including thrillers, romantic suspense, romance, and memoirs, and for the past four years has also specialized in writing back cover and marketing copy.

As a NEW YORK TIMES Best Selling and multiple USA TODAY Best Selling author, Nina has previously published over 45 award-winning romantic suspense and thriller novels. She has also studied screenwriting with a host of Hollywood writers and directors, as well as privately with such screenwriting stars as Blake Snyder, Michael Hauge, and David Freeman. As a result, Nina brings unique insight and expertise to her work as a fiction editor.

For submissions, Nina specializes in editorial assessments and developmental editing for genre fiction, but she also invites proposals for line and copy editing for both fiction and non-fiction works. For fiction, she looks for stellar writing, awesome characters, and a compelling story to work with. For non-fiction, she looks for a professional standard in the writing and/or research.

Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure Historical Romance Mystery & Crime Romantic Suspense Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Languages
English (CAN) English (US)
Awards
  • New York Times Bestseller
  • USA Today Bestseller (5 times)
  • Daphne du Maurier Award for Best Mystery/Suspense of the Year (3 times)
  • RT Reviewers Choice Awards for Best Book of the Year (4 times)
  • Dorothy Parker Award for Women's Fiction (5 times)
  • RWA RITA Award nominee (2 times)
  • RWA Golden Heart Award (2 times)
Certifications
  • MA University of Chicago
  • Fil Kand Uppsala Universitat, Sweden

Work experience

Palmetto Publishing

Jan, 2018 — Present

Entangled Publishing

Apr, 2010 — Present

Penguin Random House, Berkley Imprint

Mar, 2008 — Dec, 2014 (almost 7 years)

Self-employed

Jan, 2004 — Present

Portfolio

Death Blossom: A Seth Bodin Novel

Maher, Kenneth

Palmetto Publishing

Seven-Island-Flavored-Ramen

Amador-Rosales, Giovanni

It's Up To You

Carroll II, Nolan

Dragonflies & Mandalas: An Adult Coloring Book with Affirmations (Transcendental Coloring Books)

Transcendental Coloring Group

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Devil's Way Out

Dixon, Nika

Dangerous Desires

Altieri, Dawn

Hot Nights in Morocco

Wiltcher, Catherine

White Hot

Bruhns, Nina

Nina has 29 reviews

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John D.

John D.

May, 2024

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Nina is an extraordinary editor. This was my first experience working with an editor on a work of fiction and I could not have been more pleased. It was clear from the mark up of the manuscript that she read it very carefully and pointed out so many small details that I never would have caught. Nina also identified a couple of significant plot points, which once corrected significantly impro...
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Phil B.

Phil B.

Mar, 2024

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Nina is fantastic. She did much more than edit my manuscript. She guided me in several ways. First, story content. She identified inconsistencies in my story. She offered alternative story lines. Second, she fixed my grammatical mistakes, but more than that, she tried to teach me how to find and fix them myself. Third, she helped me navigate software issues and some of the differences between M...
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J.L. B.

J.L. B.

May, 2023

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Nina's editorial remarks were incisive and clear, and all her advice is absolutely stellar. She communicated clearly and encouragingly the entire time. An absolute pleasure to work with, and I would recommend her to anyone looking to take their ms to the next level!
Nina B.
Thanks JL! Right back at you! You're an amazing writer and I really look forward to seeing you soar in your career as a published author. Keep writing!
Matthew M.

Matthew M.

Jun, 2024

Nina is a first class editor. Full stop. I highly recommend her services.
Kaitlyn M.

Kaitlyn M.

Feb, 2024

This is my second collaboration with Nina and I can't recommend her highly enough! My editorial assessment was full of insight and guidance, and Nina's tips and tricks are always SO helpful.

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