Editing

Brette specializes in developmental editing of nonfiction books, articles, and posts. Developmental editing is an in-depth look at the content, organization, and cohesiveness of a work. This is in contrast to copyediting which is a close check of grammar. spelling, and punctuation. As a developmental editor, Brette helps you work through your project to improve it, tighten it, and bring out its true message and voice.

Brette has been working in the nonfiction article, content, and book market for over 20 years and has developed a keen eye for what works. She is able to read a project and see the potential and underlying message of a book, article, or post and help you achieve it. She works closely with her authors and clients, committed to having their voices shine through so their goals can be obtained. She has worked on a variety of proposals and manuscripts for Hay House submission and one of her client won the Hay House Workshop Grand Prize.

She also offers specialized high-end fact-checking for financial and legal sites, books, and white papers.

For information and rates, send an email.

“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.”

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

“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,
the grand prize winner of the Hay House Writer’s Workshop Contest, which will be published in both English and Spanish by Hay House.

“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
www.ecotourlinq.com

“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

“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.