I'm passionate about helping authors tell their stories in the most compelling way they can. I guide writers to learn and develop while maintaining their unique voices.
My skills include manuscript evaluation, substantive editing, content editing, line editing, polishing, copyediting, and proofreading.
Kate Sherwood says, "It’s pretty rare to read edits that make me feel better about my writing, but Alicia manages to produce just that, without skimping on the suggestions for improvement. I offer an unqualified recommendation."
After job losses and the housing crash, the author and her family leave L.A. to start over in a most unlikely place: a nine-foot-wide back-alley house in one of Ho Chi Minh City's poorest districts, where neighbors unabashedly stare into windows, generously share their barbecued rat, keep cockroaches for luck, and ultimately help her find joy without Western trappings.Karin Esterhammer was an ... read more
Nick Colton was a spoiled rich kid when he ran away from Seattle, leaving his best friend and lover Alex Diaz behind. More than a decade later, he's back.He says he's there to donate bone marrow for his half-sister, but Alex knows there's more to it than that. Alex wants to protect himself and everyone else from Nick's plans, but he needs to spend time with the man in order to figure out what ... read more
Lucky Valentino didn't believe in love. It was nothing more than whispers, rumors and lies. His world was just fine with the men who passed by for a moment. Even when his brother Adam tried to convince him, he still didn't believe it. That is, until he saw an angel's silhouette in a window above the new dance club, Wings. Angelo Martin moved to Phoenix to start over. He was tired of the whispe... read more
How a Show, and the Support of Its Fandom, Changed—and Saved—Lives Supernatural, a three-time People’s Choice Award winner for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show and Tumblr’s 2015 Most Reblogged “Live Action TV,” has made a name for itself by supporting and encouraging its fans to “always keep fighting,” and a memorable line from early in the show’s run, “Family don’t end with blood,” became an i... read more
They say you can’t go home again, Adam Klay doesn’t intend to until the death of his father, a famous artist, forces his return to Skagit, Washington. Cleaning up his father’s chaotic life was never on Adam’s bucket list. Worse, Adam finds himself inexplicably drawn to the elusive, terminally-clumsy, gorgeous, Micah Ryan. No way is he getting involved with someone from his hometown, he’s alway... read more
Home is where the heart is, right? Except when it's not. Not when you're afraid for your life.Joey James has given up on finding his 'Prince Charming'. There is no such thing, he needs to be realistic about his chances of a lasting relationship. A chance encounter with a former school mate at the local grocery store changes everything-maybe. Before Joey can decide what to do about it, he is sw... read more
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Editor, copyeditor, proofreader. Experience with award-winning graphic novels, poetry, translated works, and non-native English writers.
Freelance book editor and writing/editing teacher with over fifteen years' publishing experience, specializing in manuscript development.