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Andrea Hurst and Associates provides comprehensive developmental editing for both bestselling and emerging new authors to help polish their work for pitching and publication. Our expansive suite of author services are specifically tailored to your personal writing needs and specific writing goals. Whether you are planning to go traditional or self-publishing, our constructive, professional, and compassionate feedback will help polish and elevate your work!
We specialize in developmentally editing:
Adult—Women’s fiction, Romance, Historical, Literary, Mystery/Thriller/Suspense, Fantasy and Sci-Fi
YA—Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Contemporary
Nonfiction – Memoir, Self-Help/Personal Growth, Health & Prescriptive
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• Developmental Editing
• Editorial Evaluations
• First Fifty Pages Editorial Service
• Query review
• Consulting/Book Coaching
• Self-Publishing & Marketing Consultations
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WHAT AUTHORS ARE SAYING:
"Special thanks to Andrea Hurst, my superb developmental editor and fellow animal lover, who applies both sensitivity and a tough eye to make my books better, faster, stronger"
~Nancy Herkness, bestselling, award-winning author of The Place I Belong and the Whisper Horse Series.
"Thanks to my developmental editor, Andrea Hurst, who suggested ALL THE CHANGES. She made me rewrite the stuff that sucked until it didn’t, and it’s a much better novel for that."
~Marko Kloos bestselling author of Terms of Enlistment and the Frontline Series.
"After many years working with Andrea, I find her very approachable, easy to communicate with, capable, and caring."
~ Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of Love, Medicine & Miracles, The Book of Miracles, 365 Prescriptions for the Soul, The Art of Healing and many more.
"I am the luckiest author to have Andrea Hurst and Sean Fletcher on my side. I really mean that. They are both outstanding, extremely dedicated and have worked hard to get the best results for me. They are true professionals with a wealth of experience and I am not ashamed to say that both Andrea and Sean have helped take my writing to the next level. My first book, Stiger’s Tigers, won an Independent Publisher Book (IPPY) Award for Best Fantasy. They provided not only their expert guidance but also editorial advice above and beyond my editor to help make this happen. I would not be the author I am today without them!"
~Marc Alan Edelheit author of Stiger's Tigers and The Tiger: Chronicles of an Imperial Legionary Officer
"Grateful for...Andrea Hurst for her editing skills."
Catherine Ryan Hyde, International Best-selling author
"I feel very privileged to have Andrea Hurst as my agent, not only because of her wealth of experience in the publishing industry, which helps me navigate through the marketplace, but because she also offers great expertise in developing my manuscripts and helping me create a strong vision for my long term career. Her vision and ongoing support have resulted in making my book and publishing career the success it is today"
~Suzanne Kelman author of The Rejected Writers’ Book Club and A View Across The Rooftops
ABOUT ANDREA & THE TEAM
Andrea Hurst has worked with clients ranging from beginning writers to massively bestselling and multiple award-winning authors at every stage of their writing and publishing careers. Her past and current clients include Catherine Ryan Hyde, Boo Walker, Ashley Farley, Dr. Bernie Siegel, Marko Kloos, Nancy Herkness, DM Pulley, Marc Allen Edelheit, Evan Currie, Lyn Butler, and many more. She enjoys working with enthusiastic new authors who have a desire to learn, grow, and succeed in the publishing business and her constructive, compassionate feedback and detailed eye helps to tease out the best in an authors’ work.
She is available throughout the entire editorial process by email and offers a final phone consult with all edits. Consulting is available to go over publishing options, query letter editing and pitching and self-publishing.
In addition to being an author and developmental editor, Andrea has worked as an instructor for MFA creative writing programs, a conference teacher, and a webinar presenter for Writers’ Digest. As a literary agent, books she’s worked with, both well-crafted fiction and high-profile adult nonfiction have gone on to publication, appeared on the Oprah Show, Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, National Geographic network, and in the NY Times. She works with Penguin Random House authors, St. Martins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sourcebooks, Hay House, Lake Union Publishing, 47 North, Montlake, Thomas & Mercer, New World Library, Kensington, and many more.
Sean Fletcher is the director of Author Services, a developmental editor, and agent scout for Andrea Hurst and Associates. Sean works directly with Andrea managing editorial and consulting services for clients, teaching classes, and running general operations for the literary business. He has taught and co-taught workshops on writing at the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference, RWA, Northwest Institute of Literary Arts MFA residency, Rutgers Writers Conference, Chuckanut Writers Conference, numerous library systems, and many more, as well as co-authoring a feature article for Writers Digest. He is the award-winning and Amazon bestselling author of numerous young adult fantasy series.
Sean specializes in developmentally editing YA fiction, specifically in: Fantasy, sci-fi, thriller, and most areas of contemporary fiction. He assists authors in building multidimensional characters, engaging plots, original voices, and deep themes across all age groups that will help your story leap off the page.
Andrea Hurst and Associates Literary Agency is actively scouting for:
Upmarket Commercial fiction--Women's fiction, Book Club fiction, Domestic Drama, Psychological Suspense, and Historical fiction.