I've always had a deep appreciation for the art of putting words together to communicate effectively and tell good stories. This is why I love editing, working to help other writers with interesting ideas and stories create beautiful essays and articles, books, and even poems.
Freelance editor for Penguin Random House, personal clients, and Mezcalita Press
Editor and writer for Wimberley Living, a lifestyle magazine for the residents of my magical hometown
Assistant Editor of the Hill Country View
Member of the Editorial Freelancers Association
Copy editing: Editing for grammar, punctuation, general correctness and clarity
Line editing: Copy editing with attention to style and wording
Developmental editing: Deep editing focused on content, structure, flow, and language
Rates depend on manuscript/project scope and length and range from .01/word to .03/word. Firm word/page rates provided after a discussion and sample edit. See Home Page to contact.
Selected List of Edited Published Works:
What I Wish I Knew About Love by Kirstie Taylor
Reimagining Christmas by Laura Keller-Wolff
Reimagining 2020 by Laura Keller-Wolff
The Grim Reader by Kate Carlisle
Out Past the Wires by Rod Picott
The Prosper Chronicles by Bob Wood
Murmuration by Rod Picott
Don’t Try by Jon Dee Graham and Nathan Brown
You’ve Changed by Jonathan Byrd
God in His Slippers by Rod Picott
Habits for Healthy Eating by Joe Markley
Letters to the One-Armed Poet by Nathan Brown
Honest Day’s series by Nathan Brown
Ladder to the Light by Beth Wood
Egg Shooters by Laura Childs
Agave: A Celebration of Tequila (Anthology)
Their Lives Reflected by Arielle Sara Galinsky
"When I came to Ashley, I needed someone who could help me see what parts of my book didn’t make sense and what parts needed further elaboration. She went above and beyond in helping me with both of those with her developmental editing services. Not to mention Ashley was a pleasure to work with...great communication and timely! I’d highly recommend her services!"
--Kirstie Taylor, Author
“Ashley Brown’s eagle eye for detail and the slightest misstep makes her an enormously valuable editor, bringing your project to a high shine.”
“Ashley, I wanted to thank you again for the honest, direct and professional quality of your work in this editing process. I know the book is so much more than it would have been because of your help. I will be contacting you when I am ready with my next book (or possibly before for some developmental advice). It was a pleasure working with you!”
"Ashley Brown was the perfect editor for my book, The Prosper Chronicles. Not only did she exhibit a keen eye for copy editing (spelling, grammar, format), but also she was extremely helpful in leading me to develop conventions to facilitate consistency in a work that was, by its nature, somewhat disjointed. She made the whole work better while leaving the final voice mine. Meticulous, responsive and prompt, she was a joy to work with."
—Bob Wood, Author The Prosper Chronicles