Author, Editor, Writing Coach

BRENDA HILL
 

 

EDITING INFORMATION

Have you hit a wall in your writing? Are you uncertain of what to write next? Is your pacing off? 


Perhaps you need a  WRITING COACH to personally work with you. If so, check my page and contact me. I can help you.


Fee Schedule:

 

DON'T MAKE THIS COMMON MISTAKE with your manuscript.


Discover why it's essential to hire a BOOK EDITOR and not rely solely on a school teacher or your Aunt Betty to edit for you.   

What is the MOST IMPORTANT CHAPTER in your novel?


Each chapter has a unique job to perform, but your 1st Chapter is CRITICAL to your success as a writer.


If you haven't incorporated at least 3 of the

5 ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS in your opening pages, you risk losing the agent/publisher/reader long before they get to that fantastic last chapter.


DO YOU KNOW WHAT THEY'RE LOOKING FOR?

FREE writing tips, grammar hints, & editing tips:

TESTIMONIALS

Most of my editing clients request and receive anonymity; however, the writers below have been gracious enough to allow me to publish their impression of my work. For that I thank them..

 

"About half an hour ago, I received another request for a partial from a literary agency. Brenda, I have to say a huge thanks. If it hadn't been for your advice on restructuring chapter one of my manuscript, none of this interest would be possible. I now have three agents and one publisher all interested in reading more.

"If you're reading this post and have suffered rejection in the past, but think your WIP is worthy of publication, I would recommend Brenda's service and suggest you have your first chapter reviewed by her for a small fee as I did. It's worth every cent and you certainly won't regret it."
Jenny Woodall,
writing as Victoria Howard

Pushcart Prize nominee

 

"Brenda Hill has helped me with several writing projects.  She offers invaluable advice and editorial critique to help me present my best possible writing.  I would recommend her services to anyone."
Candace Simar,
Spur Award winning author

Western Writers of America

Women Writing the West

"Your class on "Critical First Chapter" was so helpful. It's now engrained in my writer's mind how important that is. Grab the reader while he's looking at your book, and you have a follower for life.”

Dodie Cross

Author of: A Broad Abroad in Thailand,

A Broad Abroad in Iran

"I attended a workshop Brenda conducted for the Palm Springs Writers' Guild and it was very helpful. The workshop was about the important first page and it really opened my eyes. Any aspiring writer will benefit from Brenda's workshops. She is entertaining and insightful."

Ted Wakefield,

Palm Springs Writers' Guild

"Brenda Hill's knowledge is extensive.  She has a talent for spotting sentence structure errors and word usage problems.  She also has a keen eye for strong writing."
Wendy Rosnau,
A Thousand Kisses Deep and The Spy Wore Red

Writer of the Year, Midwest Fiction Writers

 

"I have attended a number of sessions on writing that all-important first chapter, but none as useful and informative as Brenda Hill's 'Critical First Chapter' workshop.  Her information hit all the right topics and was invaluable in the retooling of my novel's opening page and first chapter.”   

Jim McFarlin, President

Palm Springs Writers Guild

"Brenda provided valuable insight that proved instrumental in the publication and success of my first novel, The Burning Hills. She has a  keen eye for a good story, understands sound literary structure and pays attention to detail. I welcome her input on my work anytime."
Will Garret,
The Burning Hills

"Thank you for editing my last four short stories. I appreciate not only your attention to detail, but also the leading questions that you asked. I was able to better communicate my characters when you asked what they were feeling, why she acted in such a way, or demanded a better ending. Your active reading makes my work stronger."

Sherri Cook Woosley

 

“A good workshop should be informative, practical, and well organized.  Brenda Hill’s 1st Chapter Workshop met the criteria in every aspect.  I was motivated to look carefully at the first chapter of each of my novels and implement Hill’s advice.” 

Libby Grandy,

Author of Desert Soliloquy


"Brenda has a wonderful way of showing the best way to present your story. But what I liked most was she did not change my story--she only took out the parts that were redundant or of no use. Though she has been in business for many years, it is a gift, not just a learned skill, to edit without changing  your characters or storyline."
Shanice Thibedeau,
Beyond the Rock

 

WORKSHOPS: local writers social circle

Redlands, CA


We meet once a month at a local restaurant and relax, have a casual dinner, snack, or dessert, and share our love of writing, our accomplishments, our disappointments, our hopes and dreams as we pursue this wonderful, maddening profession of writing.

All writers - beginners, pros, commercially published, self-published, and those not yet published, are welcome. We might even ask some pros to share their publishing journey with us.

It's free, so join us, and let's talk writing. See you there!