Collaborative editing services for authors who want to publish their best ideas

Without sacrificing authenticity (or dreading the entire process)

Command+Z specializes in collaborative editing. I work with you, strengthening your ideas and refining your writing, and I commit to your book as much as you do. When your book needs to be as strong as your brand, when you want it to bring you closer to your goals, I'm the editor to help you get it all done. 

serving authors in colorado, the us, and beyond

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The Collaborative Edit

Make me your writerly wingwoman. We'll cowork, converse, and get your momentum rolling until your manuscript is (finally) where you need it to be.

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The Developmental Edit

Want to take the DIY route? I can supply the roadmap. Get the feedback you need to revise your draft and improve your writing. 

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The Manuscript Review

Get a fresh set of eyes, expert advice, and workable action steps. Let's troubleshoot a problem spot, soundboard ideas, and talk it all through 

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what we've done

We’re proud to have worked with many talented authors over the past decade. Check out a few of our favorite projects.

Named one of “the best technical editors in the game," I’m not just here to add red lines and tell you what to do. With a highly attuned ear, I’m here to listen, ask the right questions, and help you get to the heart of what you want to say and why it matters.

Together we’ll work to shape your book into a key piece of your brand and ensure it, and you, stand out from the crowd.

Ann Maynard

Owner, Lead Editor, Writerly Wingwoman

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“Command+Z taught me to organize my ideas and then provided the editing and structure to make the book a 6x bestseller.” 

— Chris Cooper

author of Founder, Farmer, Tinker, Thief: The Four Phases of the Entrepreneur’s Journey

"If you're publishing to tell your story, then your story deserves to be told well. If you're publishing a book to establish yourself as an authority, then you need an editor who will make you look like an expert."

“I never knew what a huge impact a good editor has on a final book. It’s the single best investment you can make in your book. Period.” 

— Max Frenzel

author of Time Off: A Practical Guide to Building Your Rest Ethic and Finding Success Without Stress

"Looking forward to working with Ann on our next one!"

“Before working on Will It Fly, I didn’t know developmental editors existed. Then I found out just how great it was to work with one.” 

— Pat Flynn

author of Will It Fly? How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don't Waste Your Time and Money

"I received invaluable feedback from Ann."

“Working with Ann will free you up to be the creative spirit you really are.” 

— Brigit Esselmont

author of Everyday Tarot: Unlock Your Inner Wisdom and Manifest Your Future

"Ann took my big lofty (and often wordy) ideas and distilled them down into a clear, crisp manuscript that was infused with my own unique energy and style."

“Writing can be a torturous affair. Working with Ann helped me overcome resistance and turn the misery into magic.” 

— Jonas Altman

author of Shapers: Reinvent the Way You Work and Change the Future

"If you want to get clear on the most pressing changes you can make for the biggest impact on your manuscript, Ann is the person you need to call."

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