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Ally Bishop

Ally Bishop - Editor

PA/NJ/NY

Professional editing, writer coaching, and author publicity you shouldn't publish without. I make it fun. ;)

Overview

A professional editor, writing coach, and author publicist. I've worked in the writing and publishing field for eight years, as a professional for three years, and I love what I do. I have an MFA in creative writing and publishing, and I've published two of my own books so far. Yes, even *I* pay for editing! ;)

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Holiday Humor & Comedy LGBTQ Literature Romance Science Fiction Short Story Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Self-help & Self-improvement

Certifications

  • MFA, creative writing
  • MA, creative writing
  • Proofreader, certified

Work experience

College Professor

Central Pennsylvania College
May, 2012 – Present (about 5 years)

I've taught English and writing to various levels of students, in addition to teaching psychology and marketing practices.

Professional Editor

Upgrade Your Story
February, 2011 – Present (over 6 years)

Developmental and line editing for new and seasoned authors. Upgrade Your Story also offers author publicity and writer coaching.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Waiting

Bonnie Dodge

Three generations of Foster women– senior citizen Maxine, attention seeker Grace, and aspiring artist Abbie–think they are nothing alike. But they all share a secret. They wait. For love, for attention, for life, for death, for Idaho’s warm, but promising summer to return. In their journeys between despair and happiness, they learn there are worse things than being alone, like waiting for the ... read more

Three generations of Foster women– senior citizen Maxine, attention seeker Grace, and aspiring artist Abbie–think they are nothing alike. But they all share a secret. They wait. For love, for attention, for life, for death, for Idaho’s warm, but promising summer to return. In their journeys between despair and happiness, they learn there are worse things than being alone, like waiting for the ... read more

Hitched

Karpov Kinrade

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas... or it changes your life forever. Disjointed images from the night before, the night I can't entirely remember, float into my mind. Meeting him in the bar. Sharing tidbits of our lives. I own a company that plans bachelor parties. He's a pediatric heart surgeon. We both live in Las Vegas, but we come from very different worlds. And then I remember that k... read more

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas... or it changes your life forever. Disjointed images from the night before, the night I can't entirely remember, float into my mind. Meeting him in the bar. Sharing tidbits of our lives. I own a company that plans bachelor parties. He's a pediatric heart surgeon. We both live in Las Vegas, but we come from very different worlds. And then I remember that k... read more

A Shift in the Air (Elemental Shifter Book 2)

Patricia D. Eddy

On the streets of Dublin, werewolf Liam O’Sullivan fell in love with Caitlin Brannigan...only to receive her suicide note days later. Lost in sorrow on the eleventh anniversary of Caitlin’s death, he meets a mysterious woman whom he can’t resist. In her arms, he discovers the secret that sent his love running from him long ago—and the truth behind her death. With his pack still recovering from... read more

On the streets of Dublin, werewolf Liam O’Sullivan fell in love with Caitlin Brannigan...only to receive her suicide note days later. Lost in sorrow on the eleventh anniversary of Caitlin’s death, he meets a mysterious woman whom he can’t resist. In her arms, he discovers the secret that sent his love running from him long ago—and the truth behind her death. With his pack still recovering from... read more

Gone for You: Sixth Street Band Contemporary Romance Series (Sixth Street Band Series Book 1)

Jayne Frost

As the guitarist for the rock band Caged, I know the rules: no relationships. No complications. Leave ‘em smiling when you go, but always go. Besides, it’s not like I’m ever in one place for more than a few days at a time. As the next hottest thing out of Austin, the band and I are riding the wave, and the music is all that matters. Until her… Lily Tennison has “complication” written across he... read more

As the guitarist for the rock band Caged, I know the rules: no relationships. No complications. Leave ‘em smiling when you go, but always go. Besides, it’s not like I’m ever in one place for more than a few days at a time. As the next hottest thing out of Austin, the band and I are riding the wave, and the music is all that matters. Until her… Lily Tennison has “complication” written across he... read more

A Decent Woman

Eleanor Parker Sapia

Ponce, Puerto Rico, at the turn of the century: Ana Belén Opaku, an Afro-Cuban born into slavery, is a proud midwife with a tempestuous past. After testifying at an infanticide trial, Ana is forced to reveal a dark secret from her past, but continues to hide an even more sinister one. Pitted against the parish priest, Padre Vicénte, and young Doctór Héctor Rivera, Ana must battle to preserve h... read more

Ponce, Puerto Rico, at the turn of the century: Ana Belén Opaku, an Afro-Cuban born into slavery, is a proud midwife with a tempestuous past. After testifying at an infanticide trial, Ana is forced to reveal a dark secret from her past, but continues to hide an even more sinister one. Pitted against the parish priest, Padre Vicénte, and young Doctór Héctor Rivera, Ana must battle to preserve h... read more

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