Natalie: life as an editor

“What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway . . .

In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”
—St. Teresa
​of Calcutta

Photo taken by Annalise Kozin

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Natalie Hanemann is an award-winning editor who has worked for more than fifteen years in book publishing. In 2012, she left her position as an in-house editor at a book publisher to stay home with her four children and began her freelance editing business. Before moving to Nashville, Tennessee, in 2003, she worked at Duke University Press in Durham, North Carolina. She earned her degree from Appalachian State University. In 2017 she began working on her Masters in Theology from Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH.  Natalie has a passion for the written word. She enjoys the various stages of editing a full-length manuscript from brainstorming the concept, coaching during the writing process, providing substantive feedback, and copy editing the completed work. She most enjoys working on Christian Fiction and Christian Living books as well as memoirs. 

​She has mentored young writers, been interviewed on author blogs, and contributed articles for books on writing. What she loves most about her profession is working closely with the authors to help make the book that has lived in their imagination come to life on the page.