Editing

I specialize in developmental editing of books, articles, essays, and online content.

As a developmental editor, I help you improve your project by refining your words, organizing your message, and clarifying your voice.

I’ve worked in the article, content, and book market for over 25 years and have a keen eye for what works. I can read a project and see the potential and underlying message of a book, article, essay, or post and help you bring it fully to light. Having another set of eyes read your work can pick up inconsistencies, key in on how to better organize information, and locate places where additional details and explanation can be useful. For fiction, it’s helpful to have an experienced editor examine pacing, flow, and character development so that your story can shine.

I work closely with my authors and clients and am committed to helping them bring their projects to successful completion. I have worked on a variety of proposals and manuscripts for Hay House submission and one of my clients won the Hay House Workshop Grand Prize. In addition to self-help, I love to work on fiction, memoir, children’s books, non-fiction, articles, and essays. I work with individual authors as well as a few select agents and publishing houses, including Lucid House and KN Literary.

What People Are Saying

“Brette Sember is the most thoughtful content/copy editor with whom I’ve ever worked, and I’ve written 22 books. She is my go-to person as the publisher of Lucid House Publishing, and has done excellent work in several different genres. I’ve also used her services as an Indexer. Again, her attention to detail and timeliness are impeccable. I highly recommend her. In almost 40 years of working in
publishing, she is the best I have ever encountered.”


Echo Garrett
co-founder/co-publisher Lucid House Publishing

“Brette has become one of my favorite go-to freelance editors and fact-checkers for MoneyGeek.com. Her ability to turn around copy in a reliably quick amount of time with thorough edits has made her an incredibly valuable asset to our company. On top of that, she’s a pleasure to work with! Professional and meticulous, Brette would be a beneficial addition to any team that needs rigorous content fact-checking.”


Chanelle Bessette
Content Editor at ABUV Media

“After participating in a Hay House writer’s workshop, I came to Brette with an idea, but it was her magic touch that helped me make it a book. Not only she has many years of experience and can spot immediately what can make the book more fun, engaging and easier to understand, she knew exactly what Hay House would want to see in my book proposal and how to make it a great value proposition.

She helped me keep pace with her very prompt response and clear guidance.

Brette was my editor, my book coach and my cheerleader. I am now happy to say that thanks to her amazing help my book won the grand prize and will be published by Hay House! I couldn’t be more grateful for Brette’s advice.”


Sandra Hinojosa Ludwig
author of Chica, Why Not? How to Live with Intention and Create a Life That Loves You Back
Grand prize winner of the Hay House Writer’s Workshop Contest

“Brette is a great writing coach, cheerleader and editor in one. She helped me to work on big enough pieces of my book proposal to feel like ( and make ) great progress while keeping it from feeling overwhelming. From concept to proposal in just over 8 wks! Wahoo! I look forward to working with her again- on the full book when it gets accepted in the next few months.”


Mary Meston
VP of Talent Management at Concentrix and author of the upcoming book Intuitive Leadership

“Brette was a huge part of my book writing process. She gave so much incredibly helpful feedback and helped me bring my book together. The advice I was given was to DEFINITELY get a book editor, and I’m so glad I got to have Brette as mine!”


Felicia Broccolo
Impossible Goal Coach
author of the upcoming Create the Impossible Life

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Brette on several editing and writing projects. She has a fluid style, mega editorial chops, and legal writing acumen. Brette is also easy to work with and always open to feedback–I highly recommend her services.


Adam Kosloff
CEO & Founder, Virtuoso Content, LLC

“I hired Brette to help me with an ebook project and was quite satisfied with her work. She asked intelligent questions and gave good feedback as I provided first drafts of written text and she edited the content. Would be happy to work with her again on future projects of a similar nature and can recommend her to others seeking a freelance writer or editor.”


Deborah Regen

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