Our Roots

We were founded by one of the most experienced, and highly thought of book editors working in publishing today. Renni Browne has been in publishing for over 50  years now, and her experience with and passion for helping writers–both as a senior acquisitions editor for several major houses and as an independent editor–has helped TED become a unique resource for writers looking to hone craft and publish successfully.

Our Staff

We are writers and editors; people who understand the value of writing and how much of yourself you put into it. With this understanding, we support your endeavor through our experience, education, and passion for writing. You can check out our Editor Bios page to learn more about the talented editors and manuscript consultants available to you if you decide to work with us, including a rundown of each editor’s specialties and tastes in fiction and nonfiction.

Our Proven Track Record of Results

We have edited hundreds of manuscripts, many of which have gone on to be traditionally published, win awards, become national bestsellers, even been adapted into award-winning movies, and that number is growing all the time. Visit our Meet Our Authors page to read more about some of the books we’ve helped become successful.

Our Commitment to Candor

We’ll tell you the truth about your manuscript’s salability in its current form, even if that means telling you it’s not ready for editing. We would rather have you learn and develop your craft on your own than spend the money to have us work with you on a manuscript that won’t be ready for publication even with the editing. You only get one chance to make that all-important first impression, and nowhere is that more true than in publishing. We will never lead you to believe you’re ready to put yourself at the mercy of agents and publishers if we don’t think your work is as strong as it needs to be to earn their discriminating attention.

Our Focus

Books and stories! Period. That’s what we’re all about. Specifically the conceptual and stylistic development of fiction, non-fiction, and screenplays with an emphasis on bringing out their strengths and intensifying their appeal to as broad an audience as possible.

The Scope of Our Services

Working with TED means access to a truly comprehensive array of services and approaches to manuscript development that holds something for just about any writer, no matter what your experience or which stage you’re at in the writing process. Learn more


Because we’re a small company offering a highly personalized level of service, we can work with you to develop whatever combination of services, staff, and scheduling best fits your specific needs.


We’re here, easy to reach, and happy to talk you through any questions you may have. You won’t find any voice prompt menus or vague, misleading descriptions in our arsenal. Call us anytime at (520) 546-9992 if you have questions, and Ross Browne will be happy to walk you through any of our services, help you figure out what we can offer that suits what you need, or explain our pricing, assignment, or scheduling policies.

Our Consideration of Market

These are just a few of the reasons we hope you’ll consider giving us the opportunity to earn your business and your trust. IFor questions, contact Ross Browne at the Tucson office.