Sally Hanan

Sally Hanan - Editor

Austin, TX, United States

Editor of Christian fiction and nonfiction since 2007 and self-publishing coach

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I copy edit Christian fiction and nonfiction and have helped authors polish their manuscripts since 2007. I am a PEN Gold member, having passed the testing requirements of the Christian Editor Connection.

My list of clients includes Shawn Bolz, Jerame Nelson, Bill Vanderbush, and Alexis Maston-McClinton. Publishers and businesses I've worked for include Charisma Media, Orange & Gray, and HomeGuide.

I edit authors' finished manuscripts twice—once in Word and once on paper. I find I catch more errors that way. I edit according to the latest Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, along with other guides, should the genre require them.

I also coach authors through the self-publishing journey, and I have many resources to connect them to when it comes to typesetting, cover design, ISBNs, and eBook formatting. Most of the books I have edited over the last six years have been nonfiction—in the business/entrepreneur and Christian genres--but I love reading and editing women's fiction too.

An author of fiction and nonfiction myself, I have also experienced the author's side of self-publishing and will help you produce a book you can be proud of.

English (UK)
English (US)
Business & Management
Christian Non-Fiction
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Writing & Publishing
Christian Fiction
Humor & Comedy
Women's Fiction
Works with


  • PEN Gold member - approved for nonfiction editing by Christian Editor Connection
  • Leadership Coaching certificate


  • Numerous awards for flash fiction
  • 2021 Reader's Favorite Gold Medal Winner - Christian devo/study

Work experience

Editor, Publishing Coach, and Author

January, 2007 – Present (about 16 years)

I help authors turn their manuscripts into self-published books by providing a full range of self-publishing services.

• Substantive editor, copy editor, proofreader
• Typesetting (internal layout and design), cover design, ISBNs, barcodes
• Author bios and jacket copy
• Help publishing with KDP, Ingram Spark

• Additional content writer - to flesh out author's ideas
• Book manuscript ghostwriter - in author's voice and words

Copy Editor, Content Writer
• Medical content writer and copywriter for Orange & Gray
• Medical content writer for the Mental Health Foundation
• Former home remodeling content writer for Homeguide
• Magazine articles and interviews

The Roar: God's Sound In A Raging World

Bob Hazlett, Bill Johnson, Mark Chironna

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