About me

My story

D. Ann Williams (she/her) is a Black American writer, editor, and diversity consultant. She loves to read and edit romance, kidlit (picture books, MG, and YA), thrillers, and science fiction/fantasy.

Her editing career started in undergrad as the editor-in-chief of two academic journals. Since then, she has edited non-fiction, business writing, and academic (dissertations) before expanding into fiction editing with Tessera Editorial.

D. Ann provides developmental editing, copyediting, and sensitivity reads for Black American culture, LGBTQ+ representation (specifically asexual, bisexual, and wlw), and depression.

She holds a BA in History and a BA in African-American Studies from UCLA. 

My services

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Developmental Edits

Big Picture

 Detailed letter noting issues with character development, plot, pacing, and flow.

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Copy Edits

Detailed Review 

In-text edits for word choice, consistency, style, and grammar using CMOS and Merriam-Webster. 

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Sensitivity Reads

Authenticity Review

Detailed letter reviewing for misrepresentation, stereotypes, and  macro/micro aggressions.