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I'm Hannah, an editor, author, and writing coach.

The only thing I love more than a large mocha with soy? Helping writers polish their stories and get published.

I’ve been obsessed with stories since childhood and insisted I’d grow up to be an author. In high school, I actually enjoyed analyzing assigned readings. Once I got to university, I discovered my true calling: editing.

Now, I use my passion and expertise to help writers around the world pursue their writing goals and tell the stories in their hearts.



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Editing & Critiques

Polishing your draft is crucial before publication. Choose from a range of editorial services to suit your budget and needs.

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Whether you want to workshop specific scenes or need guidance through the drafting process, I’m here to help.

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What clients have said about between the lines editorial

  • Hannah worked with me on developmental edits for my debut novel Forgotten Scars. She was very professional and personable. She made me feel very comfortable and made sure I understood what to expect from her services right off. She did the work quickly and was available for any questions I had afterward which was really helpful as a first-time author trying to get the lay of the land. If you are looking for someone who will take a clear interest in your work and give you honest feedback try out Hannah from Between the Lines Editorial!

    – Natalie J. Reddy, Author of Forgotten Scars
  • Hannah has helped me so much with my first novel. I knew it needed a serious revamp, but I didn’t know where to start. Not only did she assist me with character development, but she helped me find ways to add depth to the world and to the plot. Her editorial assessment was very detailed, and she answered every question I had. Thanks to her help, I finally feel confident with the direction my book is headed. Thank you Hannah!

    – Shara Fish, fantasy author
  • Working with Hannah was an absolutely pleasure! Hannah was very open and friendly, and she communicated clearly and on the schedule she provided for me at the beginning of the project. I never felt lost or unsure of the next steps while working with Hannah. Her feedback always included comments about things she liked along with the constructive comments, which I found both helpful and encouraging. Hannah’s thoughtful feedback has helped me tell a better story, and I plan to work with her again on my next book.

    – Lindsey Brounstein, fantasy author
  • Hannah at Between the Lines is a true gem. She’s kind and encouraging but knows exactly when I need the tough love and how to deliver it. Her editing and feedback is detailed, well organized, and easy to implement. I was nervous about this entire process because it was my first developmental edit. However, I can honestly say the experience has been positive and helpful beyond my expectations. I feel confident about how to improve my story and about the steps between where I am now and what I need to do before publication. Beyond the editing itself, Hannah offers time to talk about the feedback and is always open to questions through email. Her generosity with her time and attention is wonderful. I enjoyed working with Hannah thoroughly and cannot recommend her enough.

    – J M Lasley, fantasy author
  • Hannah’s insight on my writing project was invaluable! She highlighted what I was doing well and what needed improvement, giving me the drive and confidence I needed to start the editing process.

    – Elira Barnes, author
  • Very very professional. Hannah edited my advice book and my guided meditation recording. It was so much fun and helpful. She is so devoted and punctual. If you want an editing service, it’s only Hannah Bauman.

    – Avishai Maimon, author
  • Working with Hannah has been wonderful. She has now been my editor for two of my books and i plan on working with her again in the future. She is so very nice and honest, but not in an incredibly mean way. She was also very understanding and willing to work with me concerning my Job, and the odd hours I am awake.

    10/10 would recommend her to ANYONE who is looking for a hard working, nice editor.

    – Nicole Jordan, author of the A Highway Away series
  • It took me 4 years to find an editor who I was compatible with. I went through two previous editors who didn’t completely get what I was looking for. So when I found Hannah I felt like I struck gold. Her quality, care, and professionalism show in her work. You can tell she’s passionate about what she does. Hannah is patient, kind, communicative, and does a really great job of helping improve my manuscript while allowing me to keep my voice.

    I was highly impressed with her work on the first manuscript I sent her. She completes her work in a timely manner and her feedback is constructive and honest without compromising the integrity of her work.

    I trust any future manuscripts to her capable hands. Anyone who uses her editorial services is really lucky to have her.

    – Darla Lark, author of Blood, Ties, & Alibis
  • I had a great experience working with Hannah and Between The Lines Editorial. She did a wonderful job with my manuscript. Overall, a professional experience and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her services.

    – Ethan Stone, author
  • I want to thank [Hannah] for [her] excellent comments and advice on the manuscript. [She is] an outstanding editor, and I feel encouraged to get at this at long last.

    And I love that Hannah is personable and accessible. You can ask her questions anytime. She just might be the best book editor I’ve worked with. Thank you, Hannah!

    – Judy Hopkins, author
  • I’m the Queen of Typos, I almost feel bad for Hannah, but she always gets the job done. She’s incredibly fast, and super accurate. She’ll fix your typos, clean up the grammar, root out style inconsistencies, and fix awkward phrases. If you aren’t working with her already, you should be. Hannah will polish your work and put the finishing touches on it so that your message takes center stage.

    – Eman Zabi of The Scribesmith
  • I hired Hannah to do a critique for one of my books and couldn’t be more pleased with her professionalism, thoroughness and amazing personality. Her criticisms were helpful, and her suggestions made the book a much better version of itself. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an editor.

    – Yvette Bostic, fantasy author
  • Working with Between the Lines Editorial was such a pleasure as Hannah was extremely professional, friendly, timely, and flexible. I was amazed at how quickly she was able to edit the articles I sent to her and I found her recommendations to be very adequate and thorough. Hannah has an eye for detail and wonderful communication skills. She stayed in close contact with me, so she was able to respond swiftly whenever I had questions for her. I am also impressed with how well she was able to edit papers from non-native English speakers, which focused on various complex topics. I would definitely seek Hannah’s expertise again in the future and I am sure that others who seek her editorial skills for their projects will find working with her to be a delight!

    – Whitney Buchanan
  • Hannah has been a pleasure to work with! She is not only your editor, but your friend! I love that we clicked right from the start, helping me to bring down my defensive walls and really work on my book synopsis so that it is the best that it can be before I send it off to prospective literary agents. Hannah helped me define my tense in regards to a synopsis and strengthen my syntax for ease of reading. Hannah is always there to answer any questions you might have and works to create a unique support group with her clients. That level of interaction makes you feel special in a day and age where the internet can feel like a barrier to personal relationships.

    – Leah Davis, ghostwriter & author
  • As a non-native speaker, I always struggle with writing in English. Hannah helped me A LOT with proofreading materials for my business. She corrected my email templates and random pieces of text that I use on the site. Some parts she had to re-write completely to make them clear for native speakers and she managed to keep my voice. I am fully satisfied with her service and recommend it to anybody who needs help editing materials. The work was done very quickly, way before the deadline. The communication has been very quick and easy, I got answers to all my questions. Hannah even gave me some advice on how to improve my text. Totally recommended, Hannah knows her stuff!

    – Kristina Malidovskaya, founder of News in Slow Russian
  • I’d become blinded by immersion into my own story. I sent the revised draft to Hannah for a Manuscript Critique—and happy I did. She’s a professional and sent me a report of her impressions along with my file highlighted with suggestions. She stayed in contact with me and continues to answer questions. Whoever said writing a novel is hard work, wasn’t lying. To have someone with Hannah’s experience guide you through the process, is invaluable to a writer at any level, but especially novice writers.

    – Ronnie Gunhouse, writer
  • I took BTL up on [her] sample edit consultation for my forthcoming book. The service was professional, and the sample given the utmost care and diligence. I will definitely be employing this service for a future project.

    – Nicholas Gagnier, author of the Olivia & Hale series and the Chronicles of Vee series
  • Hannah is simply amazing. Never late, always finishes on schedule, even if you throw her all sorts of problems. She’s great at catching even the little things, and not only does she catch grammatical errors, but suggests rewordings that can reduce passive voice use, and sometimes just little tweaks that make a sentence have so much more impact. At one point I was afraid I couldn’t afford to continue using her, but she’s proven time and again that I can’t afford -not- to use her.

    – Cait Ashwood, Author of the Order of the Lily series and the Shaman War series
  • Finding Ms. Bauman was a miracle! After working with others that did not share my vision or passion for Science Fiction, she came into my life and changed it for the better. She works with your ideas and allows the creative process to happen with professional guidance and a collaborative approach. Ms. Bauman is kind in her remarks and constructive in her feedback. I couldn’t imagine working with a more caring and intelligent editor––she really knows her stuff! It’s been fun and informative to work with her and I have nothing but respect for her craft.

    – Samantha Heuwagen, Author of the Starless series

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