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

Seven-Island-Flavored-Ramen

Amador-Rosales, Giovanni

It's Up To You

Carroll II, Nolan

Devil's Way Out

Dixon, Nika

Dangerous Desires

Altieri, Dawn

Hot Nights in Morocco

Wiltcher, Catherine

White Hot

Bruhns, Nina

Nina has 26 reviews

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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.
mike P.

mike P.

Feb, 2024

Nina was awesome. Going through this process for the first time, I was looking for someone who could give me a detailed breakdown of the good and the bad about my manuscript. She gave me a very in-depth summary of my strengths and weaknesses and was very patient in answering my questions. Highly recommend her.
Phil B.

Phil B.

Dec, 2023

Nina has been a wonderful editor. She is not only finding and fixing various problems...but teaching me along the way. She is very professional, and supportive.
Nina B.
Thanks Phil! I absolutely love working with you, and your writing is superb! Looking forward to continuing!
Connie Z.

Connie Z.

Dec, 2023

Nina was just what I needed. She was encouraging for me as an author, helpful and responsive to questions. I will use her again and refer others to her as well.
Nina B.
Thanks so much Connie! It was terrific working with you, and I look forward to the next time!
Mary Lou S.

Mary Lou S.

Dec, 2023

Nina provided exactly the critique I needed to hear, and more! Unfortunately, I hadn't known that just providing a .doc manuscript would be adequate, and some of the manuscript did not come through for her. For example, my sub-titles of time and place were completely invisible. It would have been good to know I needed to submit the document using Styles.
Nina B.
It was great working with you Mary Lou!

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