About the Editor

Hello, I’m Chris Henderson-Bauer. I have been editing fiction and narrative nonfiction since 2009, and I spent a decade editing legal documents, articles, and books. I love stories of all sorts, and I specialize in fantasy, science fiction, and consensual romance.

As a writer myself, I understand how it feels to open a story up to criticism from a stranger. I strive to be honest, clear, and kind in my editing. Because authors often struggle to see their own strengths, I make sure to note what is working in a manuscript before I dig into what still needs work. I suggest solutions for the problems I identify, and I work with authors to create practical plans for moving their manuscripts forward.

I have been privileged to watch many beginning writers grow into experienced, successful authors. Whatever your level of skill is, I would be happy to help you improve your writing and achieve your goals for your stories.

Editing credits available on request.

Specialized Certificate in Copyediting. University of California at San Diego, 2014.
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Minor in English. Gettysburg College, 2004.

Northwest Independent Editors Guild
Wordsmith Studio