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Amber Biesecker

Amber Biesecker - Editor

Winter Park, FL, United States

Author, editor, and proofreader with 11 years of experience in both the traditional and indie markets.

Overview

From Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to best-selling fiction authors and even NASA, I've provided editing and proofreading services for over a decade. Writing and editing are not just my passions, but my life's work, and I'm here to ensure you're putting your best work into the world.

Your vision is important, and that's why I work closely with you to help you realize your goals. I'm not just blunt—I'm honest, and I know what it takes to make your story a successful one.

I've worked on a wide range of projects, including but not limited to screenplays (feature-length and short-form), comics, short stories, novellas, non-fiction books, all manner of fiction (specializing in romance, sci-fi, horror, and fantasy), textbooks K-12, legal documents, investigative reports, studies conducted by NASA, and software manuals. My clients find me communicative, easy to work with, insightful, and able to provide them with a level of service they've not received elsewhere.

Let me put my experience and skill to work for you.

Services
Languages
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (NZ) English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Horror Paranormal Romance Romance Science Fiction
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference Psychology Self-help & Self-improvement

Work experience

Editor-in-Chief

Wyrmwood Publishing & Editing
November, 2014 – Present (about 3 years)

Editing, proofreading, and curating content for publication with an emphasis on fiction.

Freelance Editor and Author

Self-employed
October, 2007 – Present (about 10 years)

Editing, proofreading, and ghostwriting materials for a wealth of clientele, including Ashwood Publishing, LO Pictures, Standalone Pictures, NASA, and several best-selling fiction and non-fiction authors. Published titles of my own include The Spellbound Spirit and The Bejeweled Bottle under the pen name Lana Hart.

Editor

GlobalOptions, SIU
July, 2007 – October, 2007 (3 months)

Proofreading investigative reports to be used in criminal trials.

Editor/Proofreader

Aquent
September, 2006 – July, 2007 (10 months)

Proofreading and editing material from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt according to the publisher's unique standards and style guides.

Portfolio (27 selected works)

ARROGANT BASTARD

Winter Renshaw

The last time my father beat me to a bloody pulp was the night he walked in on me with his woman in his bed.To be fair, she seduced me. And to be honest, I liked it. But to CPS, I was a victim. They shipped me to Utah where my estranged mother lived with her husband and two sister-wives. And that’s when I met her. My innocent, wholesome, perfect step-sister. Well, one of many. But Waverly stoo... read more

The last time my father beat me to a bloody pulp was the night he walked in on me with his woman in his bed.To be fair, she seduced me. And to be honest, I liked it. But to CPS, I was a victim. They shipped me to Utah where my estranged mother lived with her husband and two sister-wives. And that’s when I met her. My innocent, wholesome, perfect step-sister. Well, one of many. But Waverly stoo... read more

Finding Eve: A Time Travel Novel

Mark Spears

Upon entering the city’s most popular carwash, three friends are whisked away through a time portal that drops them back to 1983, where they have a run in with cosmic Time Keepers, old girlfriends, and a chance to change the future by changing the past.Together the three begin a voyage through time and space, aided by nothing more than a sense for adventure and the desire to make the universe ... read more

Upon entering the city’s most popular carwash, three friends are whisked away through a time portal that drops them back to 1983, where they have a run in with cosmic Time Keepers, old girlfriends, and a chance to change the future by changing the past.Together the three begin a voyage through time and space, aided by nothing more than a sense for adventure and the desire to make the universe ... read more

The Legend of Catfish Joe and Other Stories

Mark Spears

In his first collection of stories, spanning the 1950’s to present day, Mark Spears chronicles the changing family landscape, the lasting effects of family disputes, and the onset of artificial life. Each story, set in Kentucky, offers poignant insight into the lives of those who cherish growing up in a state that is like no other. Two young boys discover the legend of Catfish Joe while fishin... read more

In his first collection of stories, spanning the 1950’s to present day, Mark Spears chronicles the changing family landscape, the lasting effects of family disputes, and the onset of artificial life. Each story, set in Kentucky, offers poignant insight into the lives of those who cherish growing up in a state that is like no other. Two young boys discover the legend of Catfish Joe while fishin... read more

Darkness: The Complete Series

Nora Ash

If there was an award for Worst Ever Choice of Lover, curvy blogger Kathryn Smith would have won it. Twice.When Kathryn inadvertently stumbles into a tangled web of politics, corruption and lies, there are only two men powerful enough to get her out of it alive. Only problem is that both of them demand more than a polite “thank you” in return. They want her, every ounce and every curve. And th... read more

If there was an award for Worst Ever Choice of Lover, curvy blogger Kathryn Smith would have won it. Twice.When Kathryn inadvertently stumbles into a tangled web of politics, corruption and lies, there are only two men powerful enough to get her out of it alive. Only problem is that both of them demand more than a polite “thank you” in return. They want her, every ounce and every curve. And th... read more

Catching Courage: Understand Your Fears, Control Your Anxieties and Make Better Decisions - Use Obstacles To Your Benefit

Zoe McKey

Do you often feel discouraged to act upon your values because you fear rejection and judgment ? Are feelings of inadequacy and self-sabotage preventing you from living the life you want?How can you solve these problems? By Catching Courage. This book will guide you through all the levels of fear, discouragement, and lack of confidence and tells you how can you get out of them. Stand tall in ev... read more

Do you often feel discouraged to act upon your values because you fear rejection and judgment ? Are feelings of inadequacy and self-sabotage preventing you from living the life you want?How can you solve these problems? By Catching Courage. This book will guide you through all the levels of fear, discouragement, and lack of confidence and tells you how can you get out of them. Stand tall in ev... read more

The Science of Likability: 27 Studies to Master Charisma, Attract Friends, Captivate People, and Take Advantage of Human Psychology

Patrick King

100% scientific and proven ways to make friends quickly, turn enemies into friends, gain trust, and be flat-out likable.Some of the most interesting, shocking, and counterintuitive scientific conclusions to simply make people want to be around you.In The Science of Likability, you'll get all that and more. I've taken 27 seminal scientific and psychological studies and broken them down so you c... read more

100% scientific and proven ways to make friends quickly, turn enemies into friends, gain trust, and be flat-out likable.Some of the most interesting, shocking, and counterintuitive scientific conclusions to simply make people want to be around you.In The Science of Likability, you'll get all that and more. I've taken 27 seminal scientific and psychological studies and broken them down so you c... read more

Magnetic Charisma: How to Build Instant Rapport, Be More Likable, and Make a Memorable Impression – Gain the It Factor

Patrick King

Develop your own personal gravity with concrete skills to stand out, be noticed, and captivate people.If you (1) walk into a room and feel invisible, or (2) want to ensure you make a powerful personal impact – NEWSFLASH: you need better advice than “fake it ‘til you make it” or “just be yourself.” Confidently approach and excel in any social setting.Magnetic Charisma is a book that just might ... read more

Develop your own personal gravity with concrete skills to stand out, be noticed, and captivate people.If you (1) walk into a room and feel invisible, or (2) want to ensure you make a powerful personal impact – NEWSFLASH: you need better advice than “fake it ‘til you make it” or “just be yourself.” Confidently approach and excel in any social setting.Magnetic Charisma is a book that just might ... read more

Dragon Splendor (Immortal Dragons Book 3)

Ophelia Bell

Nobody said finding your fated mates meant an instant happily ever after. But for Aurum, an immortal gold dragon gifted with the power of psychic empathy, love has never been simple.Night after night, she has endured prophetic dreams about her pair of lovers, but finding them brings her no respite—the beautiful satyr, Calder, abandons her upon their first meeting, forsaking love for revenge, w... read more

Nobody said finding your fated mates meant an instant happily ever after. But for Aurum, an immortal gold dragon gifted with the power of psychic empathy, love has never been simple.Night after night, she has endured prophetic dreams about her pair of lovers, but finding them brings her no respite—the beautiful satyr, Calder, abandons her upon their first meeting, forsaking love for revenge, w... read more

Dangerous: (A Mafia Bad Boy Romance) (Made & Broken Book 1)

Nora Ash

Killer. Heartbreaker. Husband…?BlaineI hurt, break and kill for a living. The Family point, I deliver.But this time, they ask too much. This time, they want me to marry the one woman who knows my secret. She has reason to hate me, I know, but I'll take her, I'll break her, and I'll make her mine.That's the only way I can keep my secret.MiraWhen I ran away eight years ago, I thought I’d escaped... read more

Killer. Heartbreaker. Husband…?BlaineI hurt, break and kill for a living. The Family point, I deliver.But this time, they ask too much. This time, they want me to marry the one woman who knows my secret. She has reason to hate me, I know, but I'll take her, I'll break her, and I'll make her mine.That's the only way I can keep my secret.MiraWhen I ran away eight years ago, I thought I’d escaped... read more

Monster: (A Bad Boy Mafia Romance) (Made & Broken Book 2)

Nora Ash

I’ll kill to protect her. And then I’ll make her mine.MarcusThey always called me crazy. Sociopath. A monster without a conscience.I always thought they were right. I've never backed down from anything, and the only thing that has ever soothed the monster in my chest was killing.Then she walked into my life. The woman who seduced me so she could sell my secrets to my enemy.I should have killed... read more

I’ll kill to protect her. And then I’ll make her mine.MarcusThey always called me crazy. Sociopath. A monster without a conscience.I always thought they were right. I've never backed down from anything, and the only thing that has ever soothed the monster in my chest was killing.Then she walked into my life. The woman who seduced me so she could sell my secrets to my enemy.I should have killed... read more

Axe's Fall: Insurgents Motorcycle Club (Insurgents MC Romance Book 4)

Chiah Wilder

The first time Axe saw her at his friend’s wedding, he knew she’d have her long legs wrapped around his waist, moaning and begging for more.A member of the Insurgents Motorcycle Club, Axe has the tattoos, the ripped body, and the badass attitude. He’s great in bed and always leaves women pleading for more. But…Don’t ask him to commit.Don’t ask for a phone call.Don’t expect anything but wild, m... read more

The first time Axe saw her at his friend’s wedding, he knew she’d have her long legs wrapped around his waist, moaning and begging for more.A member of the Insurgents Motorcycle Club, Axe has the tattoos, the ripped body, and the badass attitude. He’s great in bed and always leaves women pleading for more. But…Don’t ask him to commit.Don’t ask for a phone call.Don’t expect anything but wild, m... read more

Devondale

Mark Spears

It was always there. Thirty years ago, Carter Springer left behind Devondale, a sleepy neighborhood in Lexington, Kentucky, for a big-city life in Atlanta. But he didn’t just leave behind his family—he also left behind his friends, a group the adults of the neighborhood once referred to as the Devondale Five. They were legends back then. They ran the neighborhood. They were inseparable.Until C... read more

It was always there. Thirty years ago, Carter Springer left behind Devondale, a sleepy neighborhood in Lexington, Kentucky, for a big-city life in Atlanta. But he didn’t just leave behind his family—he also left behind his friends, a group the adults of the neighborhood once referred to as the Devondale Five. They were legends back then. They ran the neighborhood. They were inseparable.Until C... read more

CRUSH (A Hounds of Hell Motorcycle Club Romance)

Nikki Wild

The one thing he can't have is the only thing he wants.CrushSo when I'm saddled with taking care of Chrissy Falcone, daughter to a Vegas mafia don, my first instinct is to turn the job down. She's beautiful and all, and she's been through a hell of a tragedy, but I'm no good with women outside the bedroom.Of course, you can't just say no to Nicky Falcone, and if I do, it's the Hounds of Hell t... read more

The one thing he can't have is the only thing he wants.CrushSo when I'm saddled with taking care of Chrissy Falcone, daughter to a Vegas mafia don, my first instinct is to turn the job down. She's beautiful and all, and she's been through a hell of a tragedy, but I'm no good with women outside the bedroom.Of course, you can't just say no to Nicky Falcone, and if I do, it's the Hounds of Hell t... read more

Retribution: A Motorcycle Club Romance (Black Dogs MC Book 2)

Sienna Valentine

Completely stand-alone follow up to the bestselling Sanctum…Deeply handsome, with endless brown eyes and a jawline square and cut like marble. His white t-shirt fit snugly over his chest and arms, revealing lean muscle lines that nonetheless exuded a strength of something predatory…WillI was a different man two years ago. I was soft, too easy-going. Look where that got me. Death and destructio... read more

Completely stand-alone follow up to the bestselling Sanctum…Deeply handsome, with endless brown eyes and a jawline square and cut like marble. His white t-shirt fit snugly over his chest and arms, revealing lean muscle lines that nonetheless exuded a strength of something predatory…WillI was a different man two years ago. I was soft, too easy-going. Look where that got me. Death and destructio... read more

Coven's Calling (Night Hunters Book 2)

Helena Shaw

Book Two in the Complete Night Hunters SeriesDawn Garrett has left behind the horrors she faced in Goosemont for a life on the road with Jase Byrnes. With his guidance, she’s started her training as a hunter of the things that hide in the shadows.But that training is interrupted when another hunter needs help on a case. Together, Dawn and Jase head south to Louisiana to discover just what is b... read more

Book Two in the Complete Night Hunters SeriesDawn Garrett has left behind the horrors she faced in Goosemont for a life on the road with Jase Byrnes. With his guidance, she’s started her training as a hunter of the things that hide in the shadows.But that training is interrupted when another hunter needs help on a case. Together, Dawn and Jase head south to Louisiana to discover just what is b... read more

Pulse: A Stepbrother Romance

D.G. Whiskey

PULSE is a standalone, full romance novel with no cliffhanger and a HEA.Leah AllenThe last thing I needed was another bad boy.Hard muscles. Handsome. Hot tattoos. He had a dangerous, I don't give a f*** attitude that made him irresistible. It was supposed to be a one-night stand, but when Dad introduced Chris as my new stepbrother, I knew I was in trouble. His world of gangs and violence would... read more

PULSE is a standalone, full romance novel with no cliffhanger and a HEA.Leah AllenThe last thing I needed was another bad boy.Hard muscles. Handsome. Hot tattoos. He had a dangerous, I don't give a f*** attitude that made him irresistible. It was supposed to be a one-night stand, but when Dad introduced Chris as my new stepbrother, I knew I was in trouble. His world of gangs and violence would... read more

Taking Flight (A Billionaire Romantic Suspense)

D.G. Whiskey

Handsome. Wealthy. Famous.Derek Devereux is a larger-than-life figure, a billionaire socialite whose influence dominates Los Angeles. He and his brothers have captivated the country since they emerged from anonymity. The Devereux brothers have a secret—no one knows where their wealth came from. The investigative journalist Sara Flight is determined to find out and uses her skills to sneak into... read more

Handsome. Wealthy. Famous.Derek Devereux is a larger-than-life figure, a billionaire socialite whose influence dominates Los Angeles. He and his brothers have captivated the country since they emerged from anonymity. The Devereux brothers have a secret—no one knows where their wealth came from. The investigative journalist Sara Flight is determined to find out and uses her skills to sneak into... read more

The Rising Sons Motorcycle Club: Biker Romance

Davida Lynn

No woman had ever joined the Rising Sons...until now. *A standalone novel in the Rising Sons universe with a bonus novella!*Raven is tough, strong, and she lives for the rush of the open road. She's trying for something that no woman has ever done, and the Rising Sons aren't going to make it easy for her. When trouble comes to the Rising Sons, though, she might be the only one man enough to st... read more

No woman had ever joined the Rising Sons...until now. *A standalone novel in the Rising Sons universe with a bonus novella!*Raven is tough, strong, and she lives for the rush of the open road. She's trying for something that no woman has ever done, and the Rising Sons aren't going to make it easy for her. When trouble comes to the Rising Sons, though, she might be the only one man enough to st... read more

Never Kiss a Stranger (Never Series Book 1) (Never Say Never)

Winter Renshaw

It was an innocent mistake…All workaholic real estate broker Addison Andrews wanted was one night of pleasure, and picking the right guy was no different than shopping from a catalog thanks to the dating app on her phone. His name was Wilder, and his profile was blank – just a sexy picture of a man who promised every wicked intention of a one-night stand.The agreement was simple. One night. No... read more

It was an innocent mistake…All workaholic real estate broker Addison Andrews wanted was one night of pleasure, and picking the right guy was no different than shopping from a catalog thanks to the dating app on her phone. His name was Wilder, and his profile was blank – just a sexy picture of a man who promised every wicked intention of a one-night stand.The agreement was simple. One night. No... read more

JAX: A Rockstar Stepbrother Romance (Ruthless Book 0)

Vivian Lux

He's JAX.He's a rockstar. He's a screw-up. He broke my heart. He's my new stepbrother.Jaxson Blue is rock royalty: the son of one of the biggest names on the planet. He was my first...everything.Then he broke my heart in the most public way possible.I never want to think about Jax again. Too bad his music seems to follow me wherever I go.Now my hard-living roadie of a father is marrying Jax's ... read more

He's JAX.He's a rockstar. He's a screw-up. He broke my heart. He's my new stepbrother.Jaxson Blue is rock royalty: the son of one of the biggest names on the planet. He was my first...everything.Then he broke my heart in the most public way possible.I never want to think about Jax again. Too bad his music seems to follow me wherever I go.Now my hard-living roadie of a father is marrying Jax's ... read more

Clifton Manor (Season One)

Victoria Spencer

Clifton Manor, one of the most opulent—and perhaps infamous—estates in all the country, has opened its doors to one Anna Holden, a woman with a past she’d like to keep buried. But as she’s about to discover, nothing stays secret for long at Clifton Manor, and when the house begins to fall apart, so too do the lies that served as its foundation…Anna Holden’s arrival at Clifton Manor is hardly n... read more

Clifton Manor, one of the most opulent—and perhaps infamous—estates in all the country, has opened its doors to one Anna Holden, a woman with a past she’d like to keep buried. But as she’s about to discover, nothing stays secret for long at Clifton Manor, and when the house begins to fall apart, so too do the lies that served as its foundation…Anna Holden’s arrival at Clifton Manor is hardly n... read more

Perfectly Bad: Pierce : a bad boy Mafia romance

Alice May Ball

Kidnapped by a killerHe stepped closer and I backed against the wall. My voice shook, “Are you going to force me?”His nostrils flared.”Is that what you want?” His eyes gleamed and a shock beat through my body. I wanted to smack that grin right off his face.When I want something from somebody, I’ll take what they love the most. I wanted old man Grace’s club? So I kidnapped his curvy, sassy daug... read more

Kidnapped by a killerHe stepped closer and I backed against the wall. My voice shook, “Are you going to force me?”His nostrils flared.”Is that what you want?” His eyes gleamed and a shock beat through my body. I wanted to smack that grin right off his face.When I want something from somebody, I’ll take what they love the most. I wanted old man Grace’s club? So I kidnapped his curvy, sassy daug... read more

Stonetree Trilogy: (Black Mountain Bears)

Ophelia Bell

All three titles in the first "Black Mountain Bears" trilogy are now available in one volume, PLUS a bonus epilogue.Gaia save the Queen… Emma Stonetree’s father is missing. Worse yet, her uncle’s gone too, leaving her and her two cousins, Jasper and Jade, floundering for an explanation. All Emma can think of are their fathers’ stories—tall tales of magic, mystery, and a whole host of shifter r... read more

All three titles in the first "Black Mountain Bears" trilogy are now available in one volume, PLUS a bonus epilogue.Gaia save the Queen… Emma Stonetree’s father is missing. Worse yet, her uncle’s gone too, leaving her and her two cousins, Jasper and Jade, floundering for an explanation. All Emma can think of are their fathers’ stories—tall tales of magic, mystery, and a whole host of shifter r... read more

The Bejeweled Bottle (The Curious Collectibles Series Book 2)

Lana Hart

"This is not a fairytale for bedtime stories; this is the magic of Lana Hart’s words..."—Dianne Bylo, Tome TenderAnother curse descends on Sanctum Harbor…Nikki Brewer isn't looking for love. She rushes through life at breakneck pace, which is just how she likes it, and she has no plans to slow down for anyone. So when she goes home with a jewel-encrusted bottle from Mrs. Clathermont’s creepy a... read more

"This is not a fairytale for bedtime stories; this is the magic of Lana Hart’s words..."—Dianne Bylo, Tome TenderAnother curse descends on Sanctum Harbor…Nikki Brewer isn't looking for love. She rushes through life at breakneck pace, which is just how she likes it, and she has no plans to slow down for anyone. So when she goes home with a jewel-encrusted bottle from Mrs. Clathermont’s creepy a... read more

The Spellbound Spirit (The Curious Collectibles Series Book 1)

Lana Hart

The sleepy town of Sanctum Harbor is in for a rude awakening...Misty Ryder yearns for a love like the one she once had with Deputy Jack Snow. Working so closely with him at the sheriff’s department only twists the knife he left in her heart nearly a decade before.When she unintentionally disturbs the spirit of an old, forgotten crime and unearths a mystery that defies rational explanation, she... read more

The sleepy town of Sanctum Harbor is in for a rude awakening...Misty Ryder yearns for a love like the one she once had with Deputy Jack Snow. Working so closely with him at the sheriff’s department only twists the knife he left in her heart nearly a decade before.When she unintentionally disturbs the spirit of an old, forgotten crime and unearths a mystery that defies rational explanation, she... read more

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