I've been editing genre fiction for over sixteen years and worked on over 150 successful novels, primarily in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Romance (both category and stand alone, and across all romance sub-genres.)
In Science Fiction and Fantasy, I've worked freelance and with Kevin J. Anderson's Wordfire Press, and pulp publisher Pro Se Productions. I'm proud to have worked on titles by Frank Herbert, Hugo-Nominated Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Peter J. Wacks, J.R. Boyett, DJ Butler, D.K. Holmberg, Kate Corcino, CS Humble, and many others. I'm a sucker for anything dragon related and fully realized magical systems.
My Romance background is vast with extensive experience in historical, contemporary, paranormal, and suspense. My credits include editing for Entangled Publishing, The Wild Rose Press, and authors such as: NYT and USA Today Bestselling authors Nana Malone, Barb Han, and Denise Grover Swank; Golden Heart Nominee Evie Anderson; National Bestselling author Saranna DeWylde, along with many other award-winning and bestselling authors.
I'm also a multi-Award Winning and National Bestselling author with titles published by TOR, Blackstone, Berkley, and Entangled. I've contributed to several science fiction / fantasy anthologies, including the highly successful Joe Ledger franchise. I also held the office of President for our local RWA chapter for many years until the organization became no longer viable for my career path.
Our mutual goal: a book you are proud to confidently promote.
I specialize in world-building, developing strong conflict, and three-dimensional characters. I believe in constructive feedback that is straightforward and includes potential solutions. Your story is special; it deserves to be treated as such. I also understand putting work out there isn't easy for everyone. For new authors, this is often a scary endeavor. While I'm honest, I deliver that honesty with grace and respect. My feedback is always designed to empower your writing and pave your career path. Feel free to ask me anything during the process, and I'll cheer lead when you need it, too! Developmentally, I believe in a collaborative, coaching approach that honors your vision and creativity. At a copy editing level, I'm detail-oriented and follow the thorough process New York publishers employ.
"Claire's insights into my novel helped me identify areas needing improvement--what was working, and what wasn't--allowing me to polish my novel and take it to the next level. Knowledgeable and easy to work with. I would recommend her to anyone." -- National bestselling author and Hugo-nominated editor Bryan Thomas Schmidt (Davi Rhii, John Simon, Fox's Predator)
- Best Paranormal Single Title
- Best Contemporary Romance
- USA Today Bestsellers
- NYT Bestsellers
Proofreading services and digital formatting for over 20 titles.
Developmental editor for contemporary and paranormal romance and a handful of cozies.
Numerous editing credits with NYT / USA Today / Bestselling and award-winning authors such as Nana Malone, Frank Herbert, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Barb Han, Saranna DeWylde, D.K. Holmberg, Peter J. Wacks, and many many more. I have edited for Entangled, Wordfire Press, Pro Se Publications, and worked with both indie and traditional authors in romance (all sub genres), fantasy, science fiction, urban fantasy, young adult, and more.
Award-winning, National Bestselling author of over 30 novels in romance, fantasy, and science fiction with more to come. Published by Tor, Entangled, and Berkley and well versed in indie publishing.
The Wild Rose Press
Acquired for contemporary romance, developmental and line-editing. Some proofreading. Some digital formatting. Maintained a strong stable of no less than 15 authors annually.
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