Maybe it's my background as a high school English teacher...or the years of editing my husband's poetry books...or a basic but deep appreciation for the art of words and communication that fosters my love of editing.
I do freelance editing for Penguin Random House, personal clients, and Mezcalita Press.
I'm the editor and writer for Wimberley Living, a lifestyle magazine for the residents of my magical hometown, and the Hill Country View.
I'm a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association...
And I have years of experience helping writers hone their craft (and ensure commas are in the right place!).
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:
Reimagining Christmas 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
Letters to the One-Armed Poet by Nathan Brown
Honest Day’s series (3 books) by Nathan Brown
Ladder to the Light by Beth Wood
Orphan Poems by Jenni Finlay
Agave: A Celebration of Tequila (Anthology)
"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