This is how it stands, people.

I’m a perfectionist when it comes to storytelling. Perfectionism is a good thing, if you’re an editor. How good am I? When I send my own books past my beta readers–many of whom are excellent writers and editors themselves–entire chapters go by with no red marks.


Would you like that same level of attention applied to your book? Would you like to bring your indie published book to a professional level? Or really grab the attention of agents and editors with your professional copy? I’d love to help you! Get in touch with me any time to see what I can do for you.

~Danielle Lincoln Hanna


  • Book Coach
  • Editing: Developmental Editing
  • Editing: Line Editing

Work Samples

Journaling to Become a Better Writer: Seven Keys to More Authentic Fiction

I am the author of this creative writing guide, which has an average customer review of 4.9 stars on Amazon.com. Your life is not boring. It is the key to great fiction. How do you capture that spark of life that lifts your story off the page and resonates with readers in their very soul? You delve into your own soul and learn how to wrap words around your unique human experience, that’s how. And the best way to do that is to keep a journal. These seven techniques to apply to your journal will help you marry the authenticity of the real world to the imaginations of your story worlds.

Mailboat: Book One

I am the author of this mystery/suspense novel, the first in a series. When I sent this book past my editors, entire chapters went by with no red marks. Bailey Johnson landed the coolest summer job ever: mail jumper on the historic Lake Geneva Mailboat. Falling into the lake is pretty much a hazard of the job. Finding a dead body underwater is pretty much not. One mistimed jump restarts a manhunt, unsolved since before she was born, and reopens old wounds that were only half healed. As if that weren't bad enough, she's stuck in the most epically abysmal foster home ever, since she first entered "the system" eleven years ago. Abuse at home, bullets flying in the street ... and she thought prom was bad. All she wants is a family of her own. Is that so much to ask for? A forever family--provided she survives the summer.

Self-Made Success

By Shaan Patel. I was Shaan's proofreader and interior formatter. Shaan appeared on the popular TV show Shark Tank, where he scored a business deal with billionaire Mark Cuban. Mr. Cuban commented that he saw in Shaan "a young Tony Robbins." Taking that comment to heart, Shaan wrote this book, detailing his life and business success practices. The book has an average customer review of 4.6 stars on Amazon.com.

Killing Me Softly

By Devyn Dawson. I was Devyn's proofreader. "She was fast (yay!), informative (double yay!), and her attention to detail was spot-on. I’ve already told my author friends about her editing service. I highly recommend her if you’re looking for professional quality for your book.”

The Belgrave Legacy

By Zara Hoffman. I was Zara's line editor and proofreader. Her review: "I loved working with Danielle. She was thorough and constructive in her criticism. She adhered to the time schedule she set: started reading my manuscript when she said she would and finished it within the given time estimate. She was also very accessible and easy to reach, which I appreciated. I’d give her editing 5 stars and will definitely use her service again in the future.”

The Yakuza Path

By Amy Tasukada. I was Amy's proofreader. Amy's thoughts on our work together: “Danielle was wonderful to work with. She answered my e-mails promptly and was always friendly and professional. Not only did she give me a proof read but she also cleaned up some of my muddled sentences for me. Her edits were very helpful and I would recommend her as a final proofreader.”

Numbers and the Tango

By Michelle Dalton. I was Michelle's line editor. Michelle's thoughts on our work together: "Danielle is a great editor. She has a great eye for detail and her work is professional and honest. I have approached a few editors but none whose work was a s thorough as hers. I feel safe and confident leaving my work in her magic hands."