Alexandra McLaughlin

Alexandra McLaughlin – Editor

Editor and proofreader of romance, fantasy, and every niche in between. My clients are WSJ, NYT, and USA Today bestsellers.

Overview

Over the last 4 years, I've had the amazing opportunity to work with and edit for New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling authors. My specialty is romance (most notably romantic suspense), though I have also worked on a number of urban fantasy novels. I currently work for two independent publishing houses and have ample experience in the indie publishing process from start to finish should you need any tips. I love working with authors to make their stories as immersive as possible (bye-bye pesky typos)!

Some of the authors I've edited for include:
- Anna Zaires
- Charmaine Pauls
- Ava Lohan
- Misha Bell
- Dima Zales

As a copy editor and proofreader, my goal is to polish your draft. This means correcting any erroneous punctuation, misspellings, inconsistencies (it happens to the best of us), and syntax. I pore over your manuscript with a fine-toothed comb and make sure it flows as smoothly as possible while maintaining your individual voice. This keeps your readers engaged with the story, and not the words on the paper (or screen). There's nothing worse than being pulled out of an epic love scene by a syntax error!

My experience working in all facets of publishing (editing, formatting, design, marketing and promotion) gives me an edge when working on a manuscript. I know what the polished product should look and feel like. There's a certain magic present when a book is ready for publication. Let me help you create it!

"Thank you so much!!! Such great feedback and so helpful!" - Anna Zaires, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Devils' Lair

"Thank you so much, Alex! So happy you enjoyed it, and as always, great catches!" - Misha Bell, Amazon bestselling author of Hard Code


Services
Fiction
Contemporary Romance Paranormal Romance Romantic Comedy Romantic Suspense Urban Fantasy
Languages
English (US)
Certifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Visual Communication

Work experience

Grey Eagle Publications

Aug, 2021 — Present

Managing manuscripts as they pass through final edits/proofs and beta readers.

Mozaika Publications

Dec, 2018 — Aug, 2021 (over 2 years)

Editing/proofreading and creation of files for publication.

Self-employed

Jul, 2016 — Present

Portfolio

The Novice

Lohan, Ava

White Nights

Zaires, Anna

Darker Than Love

Zaires, Anna

Wall Street Titan

Zaires, Anna

Alexandra has 11 reviews

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Amy B.

Amy B.

Jan, 2024

I engaged Alex to copy-edit and proofread my contemporary romance novella. She was wonderful. She’s prompt and professional in all aspects of communication and technical skills. I was happy to see some extra helpful comments that assisted me in polishing the story. Alex has a delightful manner and very high attention to detail. I would not hesitate to recommend her.
Alexandra M.
Thank you for the kind words, Amy! I also enjoyed working with you!
Amy A.

Amy A.

Oct, 2023

Excellent work!
Alexandra M.
Thank you Amy!
Jack S.

Jack S.

Oct, 2023

She's the best editor!
Alexandra M.
Thanks Jack! I look forward to future collaborations with you!
Madison H.

Madison H.

Oct, 2023

Alexandra was a great proofreader for my book! She was very thorough and I could tell she really cared about making my book better.
Alexandra M.
Thanks, Madison! I hope we can work together again in the future.
Kelly Josephine C.

Kelly Josephine C.

Aug, 2023

Thorough and precise. Got it back in time I asked for and was very reasonably priced. I will definitely use her again.
Alexandra M.
Thank you for the review, Kelly! It was a pleasure working with you! :)

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