Augustin Kendall

Augustin Kendall
Clarify Editing

I offer developmental, line, and copy editing, and have been editing books for eight years. My fiction specialties include literary fiction, science fiction, fantasy, LGBTQ+, and action/adventure/thriller. My nonfiction specialties include psychology, self-help, social issues, environment, animals, and LGBTQ+ topics. These are not the only areas I work in, however.

My clients appreciate my precision and my ability to identify the nuances of their stories and make edits that support their vision.

I have a certificate in editing from NYU’s School for Publishing and Editing and ongoing training from the EFA.

“Augustin has the uncanny ability to let the heart of your work stand, even when inevitable changes need to be made, which is something most editors I vetted seemed to fall short of.”

“He is a grammar expert and a sentence structure maven. I would recommend Augustin for any and all of your writing needs.”

“Augustin helped me with a developmental edit of my book. His comments on my manuscript were comprehensive and invaluable. … I gained new insight into my book and was able to improve it, feel more confident in it, and learn the next steps I needed to grow as a writer.”

For more info about my experience and testimonials, see my portfolio page.

Ask me for a free sample edit or a conversation about your developmental needs.

My academic background includes a degree in gender studies (minor in philosophy) and a master’s in psychology.

Editing Services:
Copyediting, Developmental editing, Line editing, Series, Substantive
Fiction Genres:
Action/adventure, Drama, Fanfiction, Fantasy, Science fiction, Suspense/thriller
Nonfiction Genres:
Creative nonfiction, Essay, Self-help
Age Levels:
Young adult, New adult, Adult
Style Manuals:
American Psychological Association (APA), Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS), Modern Language Association (MLA)
Software:
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, PerfectIt
Other Memberships:
Editorial Freelancers Association