Ann Aubrey Hanson



"Ann Aubrey Hanson has been my critique partner for more than a decade. Her editorial judgment is first rate. She has a sharp eye, a clear head, and a wealth of knowledge about what makes for gripping fiction. Working with her is a pleasure."
Meg Gardiner, Edgar-winning author of UNSUB and INTO THE BLACK NOWHERE

"Ann always makes my story a thousand percent better. I work for weeks writing and rewriting, trying to improve my story, and she blinks her eyes a couple of times and makes it a world better."
Doug M.

"I'm so glad that I have Ann in my corner! Her idea of a "skeleton" is a great way to build a story. She always sees the crux of a situation and improves on it. Her insights are amazing."
Kayla B.

"Ann's Memoir Writing class has given me an inlet, an outlet, and a new purpose to my life in retirement. The prompts she provides, the constructive criticism she gives, and the enthusiasm with which she approaches each class have given me an opportunity to take a fresh look inward at my life, both past and present, an outlet in the wonderful world of writing, and a new purpose to my life -- the hope of publishing my memoirs to help others reflect on their lives. Do no miss an opportunity to experience the tutelage of this phenomenal woman of letters."
Anne Trevethan Birkhoff

"Ann has been an instructor in UC San Diego Extension's Writing Program since 2009 and has taught courses in creative writing, specifically in scene and character development, including a very fun course called Vile, Evil Villains. She has consistently received high reviews from her students for being well prepared, engaging, and supportive. For our courses, it is very important that instructors provide a safe environment for students to celebrate creativity and to keep students on task for their writing development. Ann has achieved this atmosphere in her classes and her students greatly enjoy her courses and teaching style. I highly recommend Ann as a creative writing instructor. She is a pleasure to work with and to learn from!"
Allison Maderia, Writing Program, Program Representative, University of California, San Diego Extension

"Ann is a creative writer who offers superlative work along with a deep sense of integrity."
Patricia Ann Born

"Ann Aubrey Hanson really deserves my gratitude for patience, guidance, and professionalism in writing and editing this manuscript. She put forth an extraordinary effort to help me understand the things I missed in my narration of the stories."
Dr. Alex Kodiath, author of Elder Care: Precious Presence

Copy Editing

"I would like to commend Ann Aubrey Hanson for her excellent skills as a copy-editor, and for her professionalism. Ann worked with me on the copy-editing for my volume Hellenisms: Culture, Identity, and Ethnicity, now published by Ashgate, UK. This is an interdisciplinary work with fifteen chapters written by a distinguished group of historians, classicists, anthropologists, ethnographers, and cultural studies and comparative literature scholars on the variegated mantles of Greek ethnicity and the legacy of Greek culture for the ancient and modern Greeks in the homeland and diaspora, as well as for the ancient Romans and the modern Europeans."Ann read the 500 pages of this volume not only with an eye to inconsistencies in style but also with special sensitivity to issues of grammar and syntax. She read the whole document a number of times and also paid attention to content, a rare quality in copy-editors."Ann was also instrumental in the creation of a glossary of foreign words and an extensive index, a task she quickly developed the necessary skills for. Ann worked tirelessly with me to complete a thorough index at the required scholarly level."I recommend Ann Aubrey Hanson unreservedly to anyone working with tight deadlines. Ann will work efficiently and will not rest until she has completed the task to her client's satisfaction."
Dr. Katerina Zacharia, Chair of the Department of Classics and Archaeology, Loyola Marymount University

"Ann Aubrey Hanson balances a variety of distinct disciplines with fluidity. Of the various manuscripts we have worked on, both monographs and edited editions, Ann has navigated tight deadlines with professionalism and ease."
Sargon Donabed, Associate Professor, Department of History, Roger Williams University

"I cannot thank Ann Aubrey Hanson enough for all her help in editing and proofreading my manuscript. Ann took my 400-page Ph.D. dissertation and helped me turn it into a 300-page book which will be published by SUNY Press. She read my manuscript a number of times, paying attention to grammar, syntax, and content. My manuscript had a glossary of foreign words that I had defined. Ann, of course, found words in my manuscript that I myself did not realize I had missed. That shows her wonderful attention to detail. Plus, she finished editing my manuscript two weeks before the deadline I gave her. She is an excellent editor and she is incredibly efficient and professional. I wholeheartedly recommend her to everyone!"
Dr. Saba Soomekh, Theological Studies Department, Loyola Marymount University, winner of the SUNY Press Gold Medal in the 2013 Independent Publisher Book Award, Religion.

"Working with tight time constrictions, Ann Aubrey Hanson delivered both of my manuscripts with detailed corrections. She cast a legion of typos out of my books and helped correct errors that had been for me unseen. I appreciated her professionalism and alacrity in getting my editing work done. If I had my way, she'd work full time for my university, helping me with all my other projects as well."
Dr. Christopher Kaczor, Philosophy Department, Loyola Marymount University

"Working with Ann Aubrey Hanson has been a pleasure. Her work is accurate and thought-provoking, exactly the kind of editor that peer scholars should have to refine and develop further their ideas. Ann has edited an article of mine which will appear shortly in my field's leading peer-review journal hosted by Harvard University and published by MIT Press. I warmly recommend her."
Aryo Makko, Visiting Fellow: University of Oxford


"Ann did an outstanding job in creating a very thorough, complex, and lengthy index for my 450-page book on the history of US national security strategy. Her index met my requirements and expectations for the book, and it will play a significant role in encouraging the public sale of the book. This is my 20th published book in the national security field, and I have worked with many editors and indexers at RAND, the Department of Defense, and for-profit publishers. I can say, without qualification, that Ann is at the top of her profession for editing and indexing. I plan to use her for future books and I encourage other writers and researchers to do the same."
Richard Kugler, A Search for Strategic Wisdom: Guiding the Twists and Turns of US National Security Strategy

"Ann, I wish I had hired you as my initial editor. Your indexing was great. I cannot wait to have it part of my book, and I would recommend your services to anyone."
Judge Arthur Capaldi, Thirty Missions to Marie

"Ann did a very comprehensive job on the index for our book, Creative Economy Entrepreneurs. She was a joy to work with, informative, and very accommodating to our timeline. We will definitely use her again shall the need arise."
The Creative Startups Team/Ginny Sterpka, Program Manager

"Ann indexed a very long, very dense book on a very tight schedule. She did a fantastic job, including catching errors within the text that we missed. The index was thorough and professional, and increased the value and usability of the book. We will absolutely contact her again for her services in the future."
Sarah Heneghan, Program Manager, Post Hill Press

"Ann worked tirelessly with me to complete a thorough index at the required scholarly level. I recommend Ann Aubrey Hanson unreservedly to anyone working with tight deadlines."
Katerina Zacharia, Loyola Marymount University, Chairman Department of Classics and Archaeology

"No matter the subject and jargon, Ann's eye for detail procures the most important elements needed to compile a thorough index, regardless of time constraints."
Sargon Donabed, Associate Professor, Department of History, Roger Williams University

Technical Writing

"I contracted and supervised Ann at Sony Electronics. As Technical Writer for Sony, her work was always top-notch. Initially, she impressed me with her unparalleled ability to quickly understand all of the nuances of the project. Subsequently, she proved to be a dynamic member of the team, providing important analysis and insight that helped us to meet and exceed our goals. Ann's intrinsic ability to understand complex issues and personalities within and beyond the context of the assignment contributed significantly to our ongoing success. She is smart, intuitive, industrious, and passionate about her work. Ann is very talented, and I would welcome the opportunity to work with her again."
Mary Cortina, Project Manager, Sony Electronics USA

"It is with great pleasure that I recommend Ann Aubrey Hanson as an editor. I have worked with Ann since 2007 as she edited several of my scholarly papers. This includes my final Masters in Nursing Project and, most recently, my Doctorate level papers and Capstone book project. Ann has always displayed a high degree of integrity, responsibility, and accessibility in helping me to accomplish my objectives. She provides thorough feedback and is organized and sensitive when providing suggestions for changes in my research papers to enhance their quality. Ann is a wonderful editor. I am happy to give her my wholehearted endorsement."
Maria Rodriguez, RN, MSN, CNS-BC