Shaundale Rénā

Shaundale Rénā - Editor

Arlington, TX

I am a celebrity-endorsed international award-winning writer and a multi-award-winning editor ready to help develop stories that inspire.

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"Thank you because I would not have rewritten this story, in the manner that I did, had it not been for your input and guidance. I trusted your feedback and so, for me, it felt comfortable to rethink the story and make the necessary changes so that the story was more meaningful, and the book could read better." Sipiwe Sikwila, South Africa

Having edited professionally for almost 10 years, I provide stellar developmental editing services with moderate line editing (because I have OCD tendencies), paying close attention to structure, style, pace, setting, and tone (sometimes, grammar, punctuation, and spelling too).

Okay, let me be honest...

While I do not intentionally look for technical errors, I cannot leave them if I see them. They're like nails on a chalkboard! (Screeccchhh!) Now, if you're alright with that, then maybe you have OCD tendencies too!

I have edited titles released under Adam's Media (a subsidiary of Simon and Schuster) and Lake Union Press (a subsidiary of Amazon Publishing). I am also the author of several books, as well as a contributing author for two additional publications, including one that debuted at #16 on Amazon Self-Help/Self-Esteem. Endorsed by 50-year veteran health and wellness expert Queen Afua for my work on "Impeccable Listening," my clients range from indie to traditionally published authors who can be found working regular day jobs or featured on Facebook's Red Table Talk with Jada Pinkett Smith. However, I'm most proud of my work on multi-#1 Amazon bestseller "Scarlet Carnation" by Laila Ibrahim, IPPY award-winner "Dear White Woman" by Kimberlee Williams, and the internationally acclaimed "Self-Care for Black Women" by Oludara Adeeyo.

If you're looking to perfect your historical fiction or self-help/self-improvement manuscript, then look no further... Because, even the best copyeditor can't fix a bad story.
English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Historical Fiction


  • Technical Writing
  • Technical Editing


  • Multi-Amazon Bestseller
  • IPPY Award-winner
  • Chystal Award-winner, Best Newcomer

Work experience

Freelance Developmental Editor

October, 2013 – Present (about 9 years)

1099 Contract Developmental Editor for Simon & Schuster, KN Literary, and Greatheart Consulting

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Redemption Rising

Washington, Ricardo , Rena, Shandale, Washington, Gregory

Secrets Before Salvation

Crosby, Allison, Middleton, Dominique, Rena, Shaundale

Born and Raised on a Farm

Keller, Audrey M.

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