About 6figs Editing


Dr. Anita Holzhausen

An Editor with a Keen Eye for Writing with Heart.

Hi, I’m Anita, and I love working with people who appreciate the power of words.
As a developmental editor, I work directly with talented authors in the traditional and independent publishing sectors as well as with writers who are on the path to publication.

Every story is a puzzle, and it’s my job to make sure the pieces of that story fit together in the proper places to create a vividly clear, big picture.

My ability to utilize multiple vantage points to enhance clarity, depth of perspective, and character development in writing stems from my 18-year collective experience as a bilingual productivity coach, translator, cultural instructor at the University of Heidelberg, Germany,  and professor of German at California State University.

After seven years of freelance ghostwriting, I established my first boutique publishing company in 2018. Today, my small press has expanded to include two imprints. I’m the author of 10 published novels under two pen names with a devoted, international following. I’m traditionally published in nonfiction, and I’m the creator of the Beyond Beta Reading™ editing concept.

I’m an engaged member of the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA), The Society for Editing (ACES), Professional Editors Network (PEN), Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA), and the Nonfiction Authors Association (NFAA).

I’m devoted to supporting hungry children and their families through World Vision, Feeding America, and Father Joe’s Villages in San Diego, California. Connect with me and ask how you can help.

We’re called 6figs Editing because, like the fig tree, the path to publishing success is ever-winding, ever upward. Yet, the fruitful rewards are worth the hard work.

6figs Editing

6figs Editing offers quality editing services that support independent authors.

With us, you’ll get accessible, quality services that will help you reach your publishing goals and enhance reader engagement.

Dedicated Reading & Editing

You’ll receive unique insight that reflects the perspective of an experienced editor and the reactions similar to your future fans. 

At 6figs Editing, we want your manuscript to be a success. We’ll make real observations and provide feedback that you can immediately put to use as you further prepare your manuscript for editing.


  • Beta Reading and Sensitivity Reading
  • Developmental Editing
  • Translation Services
  • Productivity Coaching for Writers

6figs Editing

We’re called 6figs Editing because, like the fig tree, the path to publishing success is ever-winding, ever upward. Yet, the fruitful rewards are worth the hard work.

The fig tree rarely grows straight, and just as an author’s journey to success, there are twists and turns along the way. With the right conditions and care, the fig tree continues to grow and thrive, providing nourishment and comfort for those who rest beneath its branches.

Our goal is to provide services and support that will help transform your tiny seed of a story concept and develop it into a boundless ripe fruit that your audience will be eager to sink its teeth into.

By keeping the qualities of the fig tree in mind, 6figs Editing is committed to respecting and valuing your work from start to finish, guiding you through the creation of your first draft all the way to meticulously preparing your final revision before publication.

We’re honored to help you share the fruits of your labor with the world.

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