Tristen Bakker

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Location based in Berlin, Germany, though I edit internationally
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I'm Tristen, an editor of fiction, memoir and arts-related non-fiction. Let me be the fresh eyes and creative collaborator that can help you to tell your story the way you want it told.


Copyediting, Line editing, Americanising, Developmental/substantive editing, Plain/clear English

Editing text translated into English or written by writers of non-English origin

Specialised knowledge in music, film and the arts


Fiction (genre, speculative, scifi, fantasy, horror, humour, historical, thriller, popular, erotic, juvenile, young adult)


Music (contemporary, pop, rock, jazz, blues, punk, experimental, dance, electronic, musicology)




Song lyrics

Personal development (self-help/popular psychology)


Various independent authors

Author Solutions


Archway Publishing

Balboa Press


Westbow Press

Modern Times Review magazine

UFZ Center for Environmental Research

Submariner Network

Musikinstrumenten-Museum (SIM PK)

Training and Qualifications

Switching to Fiction | Louise Harnby

How to Write the Perfect Fiction Editorial Report | Louise Harnby

The Art of Querying | CIEP

Introduction to Fiction Editing | CIEP

Efficient Editing webinar | CIEP

Editing with Word | CIEP

Copyediting Headway | SfEP

Intro to Copyediting | SfEP

Intro to Proofreading | SfEP

Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute for Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), UK | 2022

BFA, Film and Video Production, specialisation in Editing | York University, Toronto, Canada


I was very pleased with Tristen´s attention to detail and professionalism during her editing of my new historical novel Desperate Valour. Of equal importance, she understood my genre and the need to balance two-hundred-year-old dialogues and culture while making the book appealing for modern readers. She was in regular contact with me, asking questions to strengthen the text.

Timothy Ashby, PhD, JD, MBA · Author · Florida, USA

Tristen’s corrections are the most detailed ones I have ever seen. I’ve also learned a lot from her comments.

Anita Jóri · Author · Berlin, Germany

Tristen’s thorough and diligent work improved this book very much! Her commitment to this project, in combination with very good communication, made this a fine publication.

Dr. Benedikt Brilmayer · Research Associate, Musikinstrumenten-Museum (SIM PK) · Author · Berlin, Germany

I loved working with her the most because of her great respect for others and her willingness to cooperate in solving some demanding tasks. Very kind and generous personality, with words and deeds.

Marija Zdravkovic · Painter and Designer, Modern Times Review · Belgrade, Serbia

Tristen is an incredibly responsible and professional editor who made the editing process stress-free and easy. Her attention to detail and commitment to meeting deadlines is impressive.

Mayya Geo · Designer and Writer · Berlin, Germany