Alexandra McLaughlin

Alexandra McLaughlin - Editor

Flagstaff, AZ, USA

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

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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


Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Contemporary Romance
Paranormal Romance
Romantic Comedy
Romantic Suspense
Urban Fantasy

Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Visual Communication

Work experience

Head of Creative & Promotions

Grey Eagle Publications
August, 2021 – Present (over 1 year)

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

Marketing & Publishing Assistant

Mozaika Publications
December, 2018 – August, 2021 (over 2 years)

Editing/proofreading and creation of files for publication.

Editor & Designer

Self-employed
July, 2016 – Present (over 6 years)

Portfolio (26 selected works)

White Nights

Zaires, Anna, Pauls, Charmaine

The Novice

Lohan, Ava, Grace, Catherine

Dream Walker (Bailey Spade Book 1)

Zales, Dima, Zaires, Anna

Forever Mine (Tormentor Mine)

Zaires, Anna, Zales, Dima

Wall Street Titan

Zaires, Anna, Zales, Dima

Darker Than Love

Zaires, Anna, Pauls, Charmaine

Hard Ware: A Laugh-Out-Loud Romantic Comedy (Hard Stuff)

Bell, Misha, Zales, Dima, Zaires, Anna

Hard Byte: A Geeky Fake Date Romantic Comedy (Hard Stuff)

Bell, Misha, Zales, Dima, Zaires, Anna

Femme Fatale-ish: A Hidden Identity Romantic Comedy

Bell, Misha, Zaires, Anna, Zales, Dima

Royally Tricked: A Laugh-Out-Loud Royal Romance

Bell, Misha, Zaires, Anna, Zales, Dima

Of Octopuses and Men: Laugh-Out-Loud Romantic Comedy

Bell, Misha, Zaires, Anna, Zales, Dima

Billionaire Grump: A Fake Relationship Romantic Comedy

Bell, Misha, Zaires, Anna, Zales, Dima

Midnight Days (White Nights Book 2)

Zaires, Anna, Pauls, Charmaine

Dream Hunter (Bailey Spade Book 2)

Zales, Dima, Zaires, Anna

Dream Chaser (Bailey Spade Book 3)

Zales, Dima, Zaires, Anna

Dream Ender (Bailey Spade Book 4)

Zales, Dima, Zaires, Anna

Alexandra has 1 review

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Shelby Saville
Alexandra was simply an amazing editor. She cleared up many issues I had in my novel, but it wasn't just grammatical. She also make a character suggestion (actually based on grammar) that I loved. She gave me great feedback and her notes were all clear and useful. I appreciate the time she took to go through the novel in detail. Overall, I will absolutely look to collaborate with her again!

Shelby Saville, January 2023

Alexandra McLaughlin
Thank you so much for the amazing review, Shelby! I look forward to collaborating with you again too! :)

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