Angel Butts

Angel Butts - Editor Tick

Westbrook, ME, USA

The devil is in the details! The Word Angel casts demons from social research, scifi, suspense, romance for Macmillan, Rutgers, nonprofits.

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Overview

After nearly two decades in the business, I've worked with just about everything. Dissertations in sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, philosophy. Pulitzer-prize-winning novels. Thrillers, mysteries, zombies, true crime, romance, erotica, scifi, and more zombies. Men who love dogs and the women who love them. Quantitative and qualitative research reports, journal articles, grant evaluations, and more.

I trained at MLA headquarters, I hold an MA (ABD) in sociology, and I love what I do. When I handle your copyediting or proofreading project, you can expect the highest quality service.

Languages
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Horror
LGBTQ
Romance
Science Fiction
Thriller
Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Politics & Current Affairs
Social & Behavioral Sciences
True Crime

Work experience

Owner & Senior Copy Editor

Self-employed
March, 2015 – Present (over 3 years)

Converted decade-plus "side gig" into a successful full-time endeavor. I copyedit, proofread, and correct files for print and online publication, build and maintain client list, generate and track all invoices, and maintain financial records.

Adjunct Instructor, Sociology

Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York (SUNY)
September, 2008 – December, 2008 (3 months)

Taught one section of Introduction to Sociology.

Adjunct Instructor, Sociology

College of Staten Island, City University of New York (CUNY)
September, 2008 – June, 2009 (9 months)

Taught Introduction to Sociology.

Test Item Writer

Educational Testing Service
July, 2004 – July, 2012 (about 8 years)

Generated test items for the Sociology Teaching Licensure Exam (PRAXIS II/2012) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL/2004). Developed items within strict content guidelines to ensure each exam’s fairness and accessibility.

Part-time Lecturer in Sociology & English Composition

Rutgers University
June, 2003 – December, 2015 (over 12 years)

Courses Taught: Expository Writing, Mass Communication in Modern Society, Introduction to Sociology, Criminology, Sexuality and Society, Sociology of Deviant Behavior, Sociology of Sex and Gender

Assistant to the Managing Editor, Production Assistant, Assistant to the Executive Director

Modern Language Association (MLA)
August, 1997 – December, 2008 (over 11 years)

Duties under the managing editor of MLA publications included selecting reviewers and ensuring the timely review of submissions to literary journal PMLA and both corresponding with and preparing correspondence for journal editors, editorial board members, authors, and reviewers.
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Duties under the production director included proofreading and correcting electronic files of MLA publications for the in-house electronic production department (formerly the typesetting department).
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Duties under the executive director included generating correspondence related to grant funding, governance, awards, and professional publications as well as creating and maintaining a historical archive of MLA actions.

Portfolio (27 selected works)

Double Lucky

Jackie Collins

DROP DEAD BEAUTIFULFrom Miami to Beverly Hills, from Mexico City to Acapulco to Las Vegas, dynamically sexy Lucky Santangelo and sweet-as-sin daughter, Max, are turning up the heat. So is Anthony Bonar, the son of Lucky's one-time godfather and lethal enemy, Enzio Bonatti. Lucky is preparing for the opening of her multibillion-dollar hotel complex in Las Vegas, The Keys, but Bonar-a vicious ki... read more

DROP DEAD BEAUTIFULFrom Miami to Beverly Hills, from Mexico City to Acapulco to Las Vegas, dynamically sexy Lucky Santangelo and sweet-as-sin daughter, Max, are turning up the heat. So is Anthony Bonar, the son of Lucky's one-time godfather and lethal enemy, Enzio Bonatti. Lucky is preparing for the opening of her multibillion-dollar hotel complex in Las Vegas, The Keys, but Bonar-a vicious ki... read more

Pablo Escobar: My Father

Juan Pablo Escobar

THE POPULAR SERIES NARCOS CAPTURES ONLY HALF THE TRUTH. HERE, AT LAST, IS THE FULL STORY.THE INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLER!Until now, we believed that everything had been said about the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, the most infamous drug kingpin of all time, but these versions have always been told from the outside, never from the intimacy of his own home.More than two decades after the full-fl... read more

THE POPULAR SERIES NARCOS CAPTURES ONLY HALF THE TRUTH. HERE, AT LAST, IS THE FULL STORY.THE INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLER!Until now, we believed that everything had been said about the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, the most infamous drug kingpin of all time, but these versions have always been told from the outside, never from the intimacy of his own home.More than two decades after the full-fl... read more

The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury (The Walking Dead Series)

Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga

The first book explained how the Governor was created; this thrilling sequel to The New York Times bestseller further reveals his ruthless, inhuman conquest of WoodburyThe zombie plague unleashes its horrors on the suburbs of Atlanta without warning, pitting the living against the dead. Caught in the mass exodus, Lilly Caul struggles to survive in a series of ragtag encampments and improvised ... read more

The first book explained how the Governor was created; this thrilling sequel to The New York Times bestseller further reveals his ruthless, inhuman conquest of WoodburyThe zombie plague unleashes its horrors on the suburbs of Atlanta without warning, pitting the living against the dead. Caught in the mass exodus, Lilly Caul struggles to survive in a series of ragtag encampments and improvised ... read more

The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor: Part One (The Walking Dead Series)

Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga

The third book in Robert Kirkman's New York Times bestselling series: The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor – Part One!The Walking Dead original novel series, set in the universe of Robert Kirkman's iconic comic book, continues with The Fall of the Governor – Part One. From co-authors Kirkman, creator of the Eisner Award-winning comic as well as executive producer of AMC's blockbuster TV ... read more

The third book in Robert Kirkman's New York Times bestselling series: The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor – Part One!The Walking Dead original novel series, set in the universe of Robert Kirkman's iconic comic book, continues with The Fall of the Governor – Part One. From co-authors Kirkman, creator of the Eisner Award-winning comic as well as executive producer of AMC's blockbuster TV ... read more

Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Descent (The Walking Dead Series)

Jay Bonansinga, Robert Kirkman

Written by Jay Bonansinga, based on the original series created by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead: Descent follows the events of The Fall of the Governor, and Lilly Caul's struggles to rebuild Woodbury after the Governor's shocking demise. Out of the ashes of its dark past, Woodbury, Georgia, becomes an oasis of safety amidst the plague of the walking dead - a town reborn in the wake of its ... read more

Written by Jay Bonansinga, based on the original series created by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead: Descent follows the events of The Fall of the Governor, and Lilly Caul's struggles to rebuild Woodbury after the Governor's shocking demise. Out of the ashes of its dark past, Woodbury, Georgia, becomes an oasis of safety amidst the plague of the walking dead - a town reborn in the wake of its ... read more

Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Invasion (The Walking Dead Series)

Jay Bonansinga

The smash-hit series continues! Now, from out of the ashes of a devastated Woodbury, Georgia, two opposing camps of ragtag survivors develop―each one on a collision course with the other… Underground, in the labyrinth of ancient tunnels and mine shafts, Lilly Caul and her motley crew of senior citizens, misfits, and children struggle to build a new life. But a secret ambition still burns in Li... read more

The smash-hit series continues! Now, from out of the ashes of a devastated Woodbury, Georgia, two opposing camps of ragtag survivors develop―each one on a collision course with the other… Underground, in the labyrinth of ancient tunnels and mine shafts, Lilly Caul and her motley crew of senior citizens, misfits, and children struggle to build a new life. But a secret ambition still burns in Li... read more

Pushing Up Daisies

M. C. Beaton

New York Times bestseller M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin—now the star of a hit show on Acorn TV and public television—is back on the case and poking around where she doesn't belong.Agatha Raisin, private detective, resident in the Cotswold village of Carsely, should have been a contented and happy woman...But in M.C. Beaton's Pushing Up Daisies, things are about to get a little less cozy... read more

New York Times bestseller M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin—now the star of a hit show on Acorn TV and public television—is back on the case and poking around where she doesn't belong.Agatha Raisin, private detective, resident in the Cotswold village of Carsely, should have been a contented and happy woman...But in M.C. Beaton's Pushing Up Daisies, things are about to get a little less cozy... read more

Strikeout of the Bleacher Weenies: And Other Warped and Creepy Tales (Weenies Stories)

David Lubar

More than 2.7 million Weenies sold! Don't be a weenie. Read these stories. If you dare!Strikeout of the Bleacher Weenies is the eighth collection of spooky short stories for ages 8 to 12 by popular author David Lubar. This is the perfect pick for young readers who like a few chills and a lot of laughs.Welcome to the Weenie Zone! Here are thirty hilarious and harrowing stories that will scare y... read more

More than 2.7 million Weenies sold! Don't be a weenie. Read these stories. If you dare!Strikeout of the Bleacher Weenies is the eighth collection of spooky short stories for ages 8 to 12 by popular author David Lubar. This is the perfect pick for young readers who like a few chills and a lot of laughs.Welcome to the Weenie Zone! Here are thirty hilarious and harrowing stories that will scare y... read more

The Atlas of Forgotten Places

Jenny D. Williams

From author Jenny D. Williams, a fresh new voice in fiction, comes her stunning debut novel The Atlas of Forgotten Places. Set against the backdrop of ivory smuggling and civil war in Uganda and the DR Congo, it is a story of two women from different worlds, bound in a quest to save their loved ones.“Every page of The Atlas of Forgotten Places resonates with an intimate knowledge of life in ‘A... read more

From author Jenny D. Williams, a fresh new voice in fiction, comes her stunning debut novel The Atlas of Forgotten Places. Set against the backdrop of ivory smuggling and civil war in Uganda and the DR Congo, it is a story of two women from different worlds, bound in a quest to save their loved ones.“Every page of The Atlas of Forgotten Places resonates with an intimate knowledge of life in ‘A... read more

Everybody Curses, I Swear!

Carrie Keagan, Dibs Baer

She’s been called vulgar, crass, sophomoric, offensive and dirty...and that was just in one article. But there’s so much more to talk show host, internet entrepreneur, and original YouTube sensation, Carrie Keagan. You may know her as host, writer, and producer of VH1’s hit morning show Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan, but before Judd Apatow made being dirty mainstream, she was pionee... read more

She’s been called vulgar, crass, sophomoric, offensive and dirty...and that was just in one article. But there’s so much more to talk show host, internet entrepreneur, and original YouTube sensation, Carrie Keagan. You may know her as host, writer, and producer of VH1’s hit morning show Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan, but before Judd Apatow made being dirty mainstream, she was pionee... read more

The Debt of Tamar

Nicole Dweck

A USA TODAY Best seller!Bestselling author Nicole Dweck brings to life one of history's greatest yet overlooked stories of love and resilience.In 2002, thirty-two-year-old Selim Osman, the last descendant of Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, flees Istanbul for New York. In a twist of fate he meets Hannah, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor and an artist striving to understand a father... read more

A USA TODAY Best seller!Bestselling author Nicole Dweck brings to life one of history's greatest yet overlooked stories of love and resilience.In 2002, thirty-two-year-old Selim Osman, the last descendant of Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, flees Istanbul for New York. In a twist of fate he meets Hannah, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor and an artist striving to understand a father... read more

Watch Me

Jody Gehrman

"Riveting, chilling, and page-turning. Be prepared to stay up all night." -- New York Times bestselling author Lisa ScottolineFor fans of dark and twisty psychological thrillers, Watch Me is a riveting novel of suspense about how far obsession can go.Kate Youngblood is disappearing. Muddling through her late 30s as a creative writing professor at Blackwood college, she’s dangerously close to n... read more

"Riveting, chilling, and page-turning. Be prepared to stay up all night." -- New York Times bestselling author Lisa ScottolineFor fans of dark and twisty psychological thrillers, Watch Me is a riveting novel of suspense about how far obsession can go.Kate Youngblood is disappearing. Muddling through her late 30s as a creative writing professor at Blackwood college, she’s dangerously close to n... read more

The Prada Plan 5

Ashley Antoinette

In this explosive addition to the New York Times bestselling series, Ashley Antoinette brings you pain, pleasure, love, hate, as YaYa struggles to hold it all together before life blows up in her face, in The Prada Plan 5.Disaya finally has it all. The man she fought for is hers at last. Her name is Mrs. Indie Perkins and their daughter is safe. Leah is gone. Life is supposed to be good. So wh... read more

In this explosive addition to the New York Times bestselling series, Ashley Antoinette brings you pain, pleasure, love, hate, as YaYa struggles to hold it all together before life blows up in her face, in The Prada Plan 5.Disaya finally has it all. The man she fought for is hers at last. Her name is Mrs. Indie Perkins and their daughter is safe. Leah is gone. Life is supposed to be good. So wh... read more

Collecting the Dead

Spencer Kope

Magnus "Steps" Craig is part of the elite three-man Special Tracking Unit of the FBI. Called in on special cases where his skills are particularly needed, he works as a tracker. The media dubs him "The Human Bloodhound," since Steps is renowned for his incredible ability to find and follow trails over any surface better than anyone else. But there's a secret to his success. Steps has a special... read more

Magnus "Steps" Craig is part of the elite three-man Special Tracking Unit of the FBI. Called in on special cases where his skills are particularly needed, he works as a tracker. The media dubs him "The Human Bloodhound," since Steps is renowned for his incredible ability to find and follow trails over any surface better than anyone else. But there's a secret to his success. Steps has a special... read more

Rival Forces

D. D. Ayres

DESIRE IS A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITHWhen it comes to training K-9 patrol dogs, Yardley Summers always trusts her instincts. But when it comes to dating men, she keeps her heart on a very short leash. Mostly, she’s too busy with her four-legged trainees at Harmonie Kennels to commit to a relationship. Only two men have managed to distract her: a handsome Doctors Without Borders physician who’s... read more

DESIRE IS A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITHWhen it comes to training K-9 patrol dogs, Yardley Summers always trusts her instincts. But when it comes to dating men, she keeps her heart on a very short leash. Mostly, she’s too busy with her four-legged trainees at Harmonie Kennels to commit to a relationship. Only two men have managed to distract her: a handsome Doctors Without Borders physician who’s... read more

The Sisters of Blue Mountain

Karen Katchur

A sisters’ secret.A mysterious phenomenon.A murder that ties it all together.An emotional, suspenseful novel about the bond between sisters and the secrets we hold to keep our family safe, The Sisters of Blue Mountain by Karen Katchur is a thrilling mystery that hurtles towards an unexpected ending that will leave readers speechless.The small town of Mountain Springs, Pennsylvania thrives on t... read more

A sisters’ secret.A mysterious phenomenon.A murder that ties it all together.An emotional, suspenseful novel about the bond between sisters and the secrets we hold to keep our family safe, The Sisters of Blue Mountain by Karen Katchur is a thrilling mystery that hurtles towards an unexpected ending that will leave readers speechless.The small town of Mountain Springs, Pennsylvania thrives on t... read more

A Man of His Own

Susan Wilson

Rick Stanton was a promising professional baseball player with dreams of playing in the major leagues and starting a family with his young wife, Francesca, when World War II changed everything. Rick returns from the war with his body broken and his dreams shattered. But it was not just body and spirit he sacrificed for the war. He and Francesca volunteered their beloved dog, Pax, for the Army'... read more

Rick Stanton was a promising professional baseball player with dreams of playing in the major leagues and starting a family with his young wife, Francesca, when World War II changed everything. Rick returns from the war with his body broken and his dreams shattered. But it was not just body and spirit he sacrificed for the war. He and Francesca volunteered their beloved dog, Pax, for the Army'... read more

The Tsarina's Legacy

Jennifer Laam

Then...Grigory "Grisha" Potemkin has had a successful long association with the powerful Empress Catherine of Russia. But Catherine and Grisha are older now and face new threats, both from powers outside of Russia and from those close to them. Haunted by the horrors of his campaign against the Muslim Turks, Grisha hopes to construct a mosque in the heart of the empire. Unfortunately, Catherine... read more

Then...Grigory "Grisha" Potemkin has had a successful long association with the powerful Empress Catherine of Russia. But Catherine and Grisha are older now and face new threats, both from powers outside of Russia and from those close to them. Haunted by the horrors of his campaign against the Muslim Turks, Grisha hopes to construct a mosque in the heart of the empire. Unfortunately, Catherine... read more

The Greatest Risk

Kristen Ashley

A woman unable to connect, struggling to hide another part of her. A man burning to learn her truth, and make her whole. Through explosive passion and deep exploration, they are about to take the greatest risk of all. But will they be able to take that leap, and come out on the other side together? In this next passionate novel in the Honey series, New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ash... read more

A woman unable to connect, struggling to hide another part of her. A man burning to learn her truth, and make her whole. Through explosive passion and deep exploration, they are about to take the greatest risk of all. But will they be able to take that leap, and come out on the other side together? In this next passionate novel in the Honey series, New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ash... read more

And Then There Was Me

Sadeqa Johnson

Bea and Awilda have been best friends from the moment Awilda threw her fourteen year-old self across Bea’s twin-sized bed as if they had known each other forever. Bubbly, adventurous Awilda taught sheltered, shy Bea how to dress, wear her hair and what to do with boys. She even introduced Bea to her husband, Lonnie, in college, who pledged to take good care of her for the rest of their lives. ... read more

Bea and Awilda have been best friends from the moment Awilda threw her fourteen year-old self across Bea’s twin-sized bed as if they had known each other forever. Bubbly, adventurous Awilda taught sheltered, shy Bea how to dress, wear her hair and what to do with boys. She even introduced Bea to her husband, Lonnie, in college, who pledged to take good care of her for the rest of their lives. ... read more

Polaris

Todd Tucker

“A riveting tale of warfare in the not too distant future. Tucker takes his technological know-how as a former nuclear submariner and masterfully weaves it into a sensational thriller that will leave you pondering the land- and sea-scape of armed conflicts yet to come. A gifted writer first, Tucker seamlessly maintains the perfect balance between exhilarating story-telling and edifying prose. ... read more

“A riveting tale of warfare in the not too distant future. Tucker takes his technological know-how as a former nuclear submariner and masterfully weaves it into a sensational thriller that will leave you pondering the land- and sea-scape of armed conflicts yet to come. A gifted writer first, Tucker seamlessly maintains the perfect balance between exhilarating story-telling and edifying prose. ... read more

Starlight Nights

Stacey Kade

In this sizzling companion to the critically acclaimed 738 Days, Stacey Kade once again creates a masterful combination of romance, angst, and thrills in the backdrop of a Hollywood film set.At twenty-two, Calista Beckett is trying to overcome her early fame and fortune. The former savior of the world on Starlight is now a freshman at college―miles away from L.A. and her former existence. She ... read more

In this sizzling companion to the critically acclaimed 738 Days, Stacey Kade once again creates a masterful combination of romance, angst, and thrills in the backdrop of a Hollywood film set.At twenty-two, Calista Beckett is trying to overcome her early fame and fortune. The former savior of the world on Starlight is now a freshman at college―miles away from L.A. and her former existence. She ... read more

The Evil That Men Do

Robert Gleason

Robert Gleason brings his A-game to The Evil That Men Do, a terrorism thriller steeped with equal parts terror and witIncome inequality and the offshore hoarding of illicit black funds have reached such extremes that the earth’s democracies are in peril. The oligarchs are taking over. The People worldwide, however, are rising up, and they demand that the UN seize and redistribute all that ille... read more

Robert Gleason brings his A-game to The Evil That Men Do, a terrorism thriller steeped with equal parts terror and witIncome inequality and the offshore hoarding of illicit black funds have reached such extremes that the earth’s democracies are in peril. The oligarchs are taking over. The People worldwide, however, are rising up, and they demand that the UN seize and redistribute all that ille... read more

My Sweet Angel

John Glatt

Lacey Spears made international headlines in January 2015 when she was charged with the “depraved mind” murder of her five-year-old son Garnett. Prosecutors alleged that the 27-year old mother had poisoned him with high concentrations of salt through his stomach tube.To the outside world Lacey had seemed like the perfect mother, regularly posting dramatic updates on her son’s harrowing medical... read more

Lacey Spears made international headlines in January 2015 when she was charged with the “depraved mind” murder of her five-year-old son Garnett. Prosecutors alleged that the 27-year old mother had poisoned him with high concentrations of salt through his stomach tube.To the outside world Lacey had seemed like the perfect mother, regularly posting dramatic updates on her son’s harrowing medical... read more

Cultivating Compassion: A Psychodynamic Understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Francine Conway

Cultivating Compassion offers an effective and highly sensitive psychodynamic approach for working with ADHD children and their parents. Conway seamlessly interweaves theory and practice to present a step-by-step guide to psychodynamic treatment that focuses on facilitating compassionate relationships with ADHD children. Also exploring neuropsychological and behavioral approaches, this text of... read more

Cultivating Compassion offers an effective and highly sensitive psychodynamic approach for working with ADHD children and their parents. Conway seamlessly interweaves theory and practice to present a step-by-step guide to psychodynamic treatment that focuses on facilitating compassionate relationships with ADHD children. Also exploring neuropsychological and behavioral approaches, this text of... read more

First Touch

Laurelin Paige

DESPERATE FOR THE TRUTH. OBSESSED BY DESIRE...Emily Wayborn is finally her own woman.After a string of shameful relationships and reckless partying with her best friend Amber, she’s now a successful voiceover actress, her wild past and everyone in it firmly behind her. Until she receives a cryptic voicemail from her former friend that sends her spiraling into the darkness she thought she had o... read more

DESPERATE FOR THE TRUTH. OBSESSED BY DESIRE...Emily Wayborn is finally her own woman.After a string of shameful relationships and reckless partying with her best friend Amber, she’s now a successful voiceover actress, her wild past and everyone in it firmly behind her. Until she receives a cryptic voicemail from her former friend that sends her spiraling into the darkness she thought she had o... read more

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