Alex James

Alex James - Editor

Leeds, UK

Alex James is a freelance editor, proofreader, author and book reviewer who has a passion for science-fiction and fantasy!

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Overview

I am a freelance editor, proofreader, author and book reviewer who has a passion for science-fiction and fantasy!

I am a qualified freelance Proofreader and Editor with fiction as my speciality. I have experience working on projects for independent authors such as fantasy, dark fantasy, horror, and short stories. I also have experience working on non-fiction for organisations and companies: interviews, reviews, features, articles, book blurbs, blog posts, biographies, promotional copy, and press releases.

My most profound hobby is reading science-fiction and fantasy. I’ve read over one-hundred and fifty stories, and have reviewed over sixty, which I currently post on my blog: http://www.alexjamesnovels.com. As a writer, I create alienated protagonists that must be empowered, and in later works I have incorporated the idea of deception: ‘Nothing is as it seems!’ My writing inspirations are Asperger Syndrome, Star Wars, R Scott Bakker, Isaac Asimov, and Frank Herbert’s Dune.

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure
Fantasy
Horror
Science Fiction
Short Story

Certifications

  • Basic Proofreading - Publishing Training Centre
  • Proofreading Progress - Society for Editors and Proofreaders
  • Introduction to Copy Editing - Society for Editors and Proofreaders
  • Introduction to Fiction Editing - Society for Editors and Proofreaders

Work experience

Volunteer Editor

The State of The Arts
December, 2014 – July, 2015 (7 months)

Editing book and film reviews, interviews, informal news features, and events. I also drafted events and posts to Wordpress.

Portfolio (3 selected works)

Leros of the Underworld: The Tournament

Nathan Anton

Smart, handsome, and popular, Leros is as normal as it gets in public. However beneath the surface Leros must control extraordinary power, and satisfy the wicked curses that plague him. In a tragic event, Leros loses that which he holds dear, forcing a sinister alter ego, Demiro, to emerge and bring forth terrible destruction. In the aftermath Leros learns of his true nature and birth-right in... read more

Smart, handsome, and popular, Leros is as normal as it gets in public. However beneath the surface Leros must control extraordinary power, and satisfy the wicked curses that plague him. In a tragic event, Leros loses that which he holds dear, forcing a sinister alter ego, Demiro, to emerge and bring forth terrible destruction. In the aftermath Leros learns of his true nature and birth-right in... read more

Atkinson's Adversary (The Reaper Series) (Volume 3)

Mr John Paul Bernett

This is the 3rd book in the Reaper Series. It follows the surviving characters from Atkinson's Armageddon the Reaper Series book 2 as they team up with some new Characters to face The Reapers biggest challenge to date. His Adversary hails from the Dark Realm and is intent on revenge. An ancient wrong must be put right; placing hate into solitude breeds revenge…revenge to be unleashed upon an u... read more

This is the 3rd book in the Reaper Series. It follows the surviving characters from Atkinson's Armageddon the Reaper Series book 2 as they team up with some new Characters to face The Reapers biggest challenge to date. His Adversary hails from the Dark Realm and is intent on revenge. An ancient wrong must be put right; placing hate into solitude breeds revenge…revenge to be unleashed upon an u... read more

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