Editing Projects

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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 date TBD.

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. 

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Line editing from transcript

"Ethical Wisdom: The Examined Life" Psychology Today online blog by Mark Matousek.

Over three dozen interviews with writers, psychologists, philosophers, and other thought leaders such as Thomas Moore, Natalie Goldberg, Roshi Joan Halifax, Sharon Salzberg, Mark Nepo, Elizabeth Lesser, Dr. Gabor Maté, Stephen Batchelor, Tara Brach, Mirabai Starr, Roger Housden, Mark Wolwynn and Esther Perel. Editing began 2015 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.

Book length collection of essays substantive and line editing

Title: to be determined. Project began  Oct. 2017, completed Feb. 2018.

Things to consider before hiring an editor:

Book length memoir substantive and line editing

Title: Jonathan Apples. Project began Aug. 2017, completed Mar. 2018.