Editing Projects

Book length nonfiction complete editing services:

Selecting 36 podcast transcripts from 60 possible selections, editing into essays, creating structure of 2 parts and 12 chapters. Line editing & copy editing.

Publication summer 2020.

Book length nonfiction line editing:

Title: Writing to Awaken by Mark Matousek. Editing in Oct. 2016, publication in July 2017. 5-star status on Amazon.

"I've been a journalist and writer for over 30 years and Rena is the best line editor I've ever worked with." Mark Matousek, bestselling author, teacher and speaker. 

Interviews line editing from  transcript

Psychology Today interviews for Mark Matousek's "Ethical Wisdom: The Examined Life" column include riveting discussions with writers, psychologists, philosophers and other current thought leaders. September 2015 - ongoing.

See complete list of edited interviews.

Book length collection of essays substantive and line editing

Title: to be determined. Project began  Oct. 2017 and is ongoing.

"I'm working on a collection of talks from The Seekers Forum (2013-2018) with my friend and colleague, Rena Graham, and am quite happy with how it's coalescing! Rena is a samurai with a red pencil, and strong on structure." 

Mark Matousek, bestselling author, teacher and speaker. 

Working with Rena is a study in mutual respect. She refines the structure of my writing to better focus its purpose while still maintaining my voice. I look forward to receiving her notes, which are on target, compelling, with a sharp sense of nuance. She is an essential aid in improving the strength of my stories.

S.F. (editing client)

“Rena has done a fabulous job of understanding and articulating my story.”   J.S. (editing client)

Specializing in:

Creative nonfiction: personal stories and essays, memoir and biography. Ghostwriting services available. Contact Rena directly with inquiries.

Things to consider before hiring an editor:

Book length memoir substantive and line editing

Title: Jonathan Apples. Project began Aug. 2017 and is ongoing.


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