EDITING

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.

Experience:

  • 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

Services:

  • 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:

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)

“Ashley Brown’s eagle eye for detail and the slightest misstep makes her an enormously valuable editor, bringing your project to a high shine.”

—Rod Picott, Author Out Past the Wires, Murmuration, God in His Slippers

“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!”

—Laura Keller-Wolff, Author Reimagining Christmas and Reimagining 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"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

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