Angela Wade

Angela Wade - Editor

Chattanooga, TN, United States

I have one goal: to create and shape cohesive, fluid, and accessible copy that shifts perspective and makes a connection.

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Overview

With more than fifteen years of experience in the writing and editing industry, I bring a passion for brainstorming, researching, planning, writing, and editing everything from manuscripts (both fiction and nonfiction) to grants, marketing materials, and websites.

I’m a conscientious, detail-oriented editor with a strong work ethic and a serious amount of dedication. A natural problem solver, I’m at my best analyzing issues and creating bold yet sensible solutions.

As a writer, my articles, interviews, poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in various print and online publications, including The Mighty, Calyx Journal, Inkwell Magazine, Mindful Homeschooler, and Home Education Magazine.

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Nature
Parenting & Families
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Historical Fiction
Poetry
Romance
Science Fiction

Work experience

Freelance Researcher, Editor, and Writer

Self-employed
January, 2003 – Present (over 15 years)

Perform extensive development of various projects, working in concert with authors to produce polished, reader-friendly manuscripts, biographies, and cover copy.

• Successful publication of titles in various fiction and nonfiction genres, including history, science, health and well-being, memoir, business, sci-fi, thriller, inspirational, poetry, children’s, self-help, and romance.
• Co-creator of and main contributor to educational articles that provide authors with a deeper understanding the writing process for Dog Ear Publishing. Editor's Corner topics include plagiarism, grammar mistakes, thoughts and dialogue, first sentences, commas, and preface/foreword/introduction.

Portfolio (15 selected works)

It's Not Destiny: An Abby Story (Second Chance Ranch)

Kelsey Abrams

Dog-crazy Abby has her hands full when an anxious German shepherd, Destiny, shows up at the Ranch. While Abby helps Destiny learn to trust people again, Abby has to learn to overcome old habits of her own. She’s on the autism spectrum and has always hated swimming at the beach. Can Abby use the skills she used on Destiny to overcome her fear of the ocean in time for the Ramirez family beach tr... read more

Dog-crazy Abby has her hands full when an anxious German shepherd, Destiny, shows up at the Ranch. While Abby helps Destiny learn to trust people again, Abby has to learn to overcome old habits of her own. She’s on the autism spectrum and has always hated swimming at the beach. Can Abby use the skills she used on Destiny to overcome her fear of the ocean in time for the Ramirez family beach tr... read more

Two to Tango (Second Chance Ranch)

Kelsey Abrams

Natalie has a lot on her plate. She can't seem to get Second Chance Ranch's newest rescued horse, Tango, to barrel race. She's also missing her best friend Sophia who recently moved away. A new girl in town, Darcy, seems like she could be bestie material, but she doesn't like to do any of the things Natalie and Sophia did together - and she's allergic to animals! Can Natalie help Tango learn a... read more

Natalie has a lot on her plate. She can't seem to get Second Chance Ranch's newest rescued horse, Tango, to barrel race. She's also missing her best friend Sophia who recently moved away. A new girl in town, Darcy, seems like she could be bestie material, but she doesn't like to do any of the things Natalie and Sophia did together - and she's allergic to animals! Can Natalie help Tango learn a... read more

Hatchling Hero (Science Squad)

J. A. Watson

Clarita Rosita Santiago Romero hasnt made many friends since moving to North Carolina last year. But that changes when she joins her local Science Squad and simultaneously gets sucked into a quest to defend a sea turtle and her eggs from poachers. But how much impact can a group of kids have on one sea turtles life? Welcome to the Science Squad, a citizen science organization for curious kids ... read more

Clarita Rosita Santiago Romero hasnt made many friends since moving to North Carolina last year. But that changes when she joins her local Science Squad and simultaneously gets sucked into a quest to defend a sea turtle and her eggs from poachers. But how much impact can a group of kids have on one sea turtles life? Welcome to the Science Squad, a citizen science organization for curious kids ... read more

Navigating Your Cancer Journey: A Handbook for Cancer Patients and Caregivers by an Oncology Nurse Navigator

Jenny Marais

Navigating your Cancer Journey is a book that dares to understand the unique challenges that exist for cancer patients and caregivers at home, during treatment. This book was written by an oncology nurse navigator to empower cancer patients and caregivers with knowledge on topics like:• Financial Resources• Exercise and the Cancer Patient• Nutrition• Complementary and Alternative Therapies• Cl... read more

Navigating your Cancer Journey is a book that dares to understand the unique challenges that exist for cancer patients and caregivers at home, during treatment. This book was written by an oncology nurse navigator to empower cancer patients and caregivers with knowledge on topics like:• Financial Resources• Exercise and the Cancer Patient• Nutrition• Complementary and Alternative Therapies• Cl... read more

Runway ZomBee (Science Squad)

J. A. Watson

It s summer vacation, but twelve-year-old Raksha isn t doing much relaxing. There is one project left before her Science Squad team earns their last badge (and a trip to Hawai i on the line!), when she gets an opportunity to attend a highly competitive fashion camp that is too good to pass up. It isn t long before her Science Squad work hunting for zombie bees is taking over her life. She hard... read more

It s summer vacation, but twelve-year-old Raksha isn t doing much relaxing. There is one project left before her Science Squad team earns their last badge (and a trip to Hawai i on the line!), when she gets an opportunity to attend a highly competitive fashion camp that is too good to pass up. It isn t long before her Science Squad work hunting for zombie bees is taking over her life. She hard... read more

Mo, Me and America: The Vanishing Rural Community

Randy Turk

Randy Turk, along with his dog, Mo, over a sixteen-month period traveling the country in search of the rural America of his past: a time when Main Street was crowded, family and neighbors lived just down the road, and communities pulled together in times of need. In conversational interviews with 105 residents in 32 states, Turk poses three guiding questions:Tell me about your town or communit... read more

Randy Turk, along with his dog, Mo, over a sixteen-month period traveling the country in search of the rural America of his past: a time when Main Street was crowded, family and neighbors lived just down the road, and communities pulled together in times of need. In conversational interviews with 105 residents in 32 states, Turk poses three guiding questions:Tell me about your town or communit... read more

How the Finch Got His Colors

Annemarie Riley Guertin

Many years ago, before the world bloomed in magnificent colors, the Earth lay stark and gray. The animals that graced its skies and roamed its lands were the colors of dirt, clay, and stone . . . . . . until Rainbow descended to bestow her colors on the creatures of the world. Each bird asked for a bright and beautiful color: green for Parrot, red for Cardinal, and yellow for Canary. But will ... read more

Many years ago, before the world bloomed in magnificent colors, the Earth lay stark and gray. The animals that graced its skies and roamed its lands were the colors of dirt, clay, and stone . . . . . . until Rainbow descended to bestow her colors on the creatures of the world. Each bird asked for a bright and beautiful color: green for Parrot, red for Cardinal, and yellow for Canary. But will ... read more

Expressive Writing for Healing: Journal Your Way from Grief to Hope

Mary Potter Kenyon

We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand. C. Day-Lewis Writing is one of the oldest and most effective means of self-exploration, self-expression, and self-discovery. In this new guided journal, Mary Potter Kenyon offers readers an opportunity to reflect on the meaning and significance of loss and allows the griever to sort through all the conflicting emotions... read more

We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand. C. Day-Lewis Writing is one of the oldest and most effective means of self-exploration, self-expression, and self-discovery. In this new guided journal, Mary Potter Kenyon offers readers an opportunity to reflect on the meaning and significance of loss and allows the griever to sort through all the conflicting emotions... read more

Eyeglasses are a Home Run

Barbara Lynn Potash

My purpose for writing Eyeglasses are a Home Run is to help children feel good about wearing glasses. By telling a story, the experience of going to an optometrist is easier to understand and lets children know both what to expect and how vision correction can impact their life in a positive way. Because vision is related to learning, all children should have a yearly eye exam.Eyeglasses are a... read more

My purpose for writing Eyeglasses are a Home Run is to help children feel good about wearing glasses. By telling a story, the experience of going to an optometrist is easier to understand and lets children know both what to expect and how vision correction can impact their life in a positive way. Because vision is related to learning, all children should have a yearly eye exam.Eyeglasses are a... read more

No Gold Watch: A Life Outside the Lines

Derrick Grubbs

In No Gold Watch: a Life Outside the Lines, he details that career: from humble beginnings as equipment manager of an eighth-grade football team to management positions in professional baseball and Division I college athletics.Beyond the rivalries, egos, and statistics, however, are the people he meets along the way who bring the most meaning to his life. And Grubbs has met some polarizing cha... read more

In No Gold Watch: a Life Outside the Lines, he details that career: from humble beginnings as equipment manager of an eighth-grade football team to management positions in professional baseball and Division I college athletics.Beyond the rivalries, egos, and statistics, however, are the people he meets along the way who bring the most meaning to his life. And Grubbs has met some polarizing cha... read more

A Saint Mark Contrition

Vincent Douglas

In 1938, fourteen-year-old John Taume is looking to escape a cold, distant father and an unwanted but predestined future. Too young to join the military, he grips his Catholic roots and chooses the seminary, surviving its strange, confusing rites of passage through his love of both the German language and the St. Louis Cardinals. Three years later when the world breaks into war, John is recrui... read more

In 1938, fourteen-year-old John Taume is looking to escape a cold, distant father and an unwanted but predestined future. Too young to join the military, he grips his Catholic roots and chooses the seminary, surviving its strange, confusing rites of passage through his love of both the German language and the St. Louis Cardinals. Three years later when the world breaks into war, John is recrui... read more

Ecce Homo: Jesus the Man

Enrico Nicoló

Enrico Nicoló's new book reveals the undiscovered history of Jesus' life.Many people are familiar with the New Testament and Jesus' role as a supernatural figure - the embodiment of God on Earth - described in those important books of the Bible. What may be less familiar is insight into Jesus as a man, thanks to the literary techniques used in the Gospel writings to obscure those facts. Unveil... read more

Enrico Nicoló's new book reveals the undiscovered history of Jesus' life.Many people are familiar with the New Testament and Jesus' role as a supernatural figure - the embodiment of God on Earth - described in those important books of the Bible. What may be less familiar is insight into Jesus as a man, thanks to the literary techniques used in the Gospel writings to obscure those facts. Unveil... read more

Choose Fitness Not Fatness Today!: Turn your life around in just one day and lose that excess body fat forever!

Matthew Wharton

CLINICAL PRAISE FOR Choose FITNESS not FATNESS Today!As a Board Certified Gastroenterologist, I see the effects of obesity on a daily basis. Most of my patients ask about how to “fix” the problem quickly; mainly through surgery. Unfortunately, I have to treat a lot of complications from surgery and many patients don’t have the long standing results they were hoping for. Imagine my surprise whe... read more

CLINICAL PRAISE FOR Choose FITNESS not FATNESS Today!As a Board Certified Gastroenterologist, I see the effects of obesity on a daily basis. Most of my patients ask about how to “fix” the problem quickly; mainly through surgery. Unfortunately, I have to treat a lot of complications from surgery and many patients don’t have the long standing results they were hoping for. Imagine my surprise whe... read more

All the Wrong Chords

Christine Hurley Deriso

Scarlett Stiles is desperate for a change of scenery after her older brother, Liam, dies of a drug overdose. But spending the summer with her grandfather wasn’t exactly what she had in mind. Luckily, Scarlett finds something to keep her busy—a local rock band looking for a guitarist. Even though playing guitar has been hard since Liam died, Scarlett can’t pass on an opportunity like this, and ... read more

Scarlett Stiles is desperate for a change of scenery after her older brother, Liam, dies of a drug overdose. But spending the summer with her grandfather wasn’t exactly what she had in mind. Luckily, Scarlett finds something to keep her busy—a local rock band looking for a guitarist. Even though playing guitar has been hard since Liam died, Scarlett can’t pass on an opportunity like this, and ... read more

To My Best Girl: Courage, Honor, and Love in the Civil War: The Inspiring Life Stories of Rufus Dawes and Mary Gates

Steve Magnusen

To My Best Girl: Courage, Honor, and Love in the Civil War: The Inspiring Life Stories of Rufus Dawes and Mary Gates by Steve MagnusenBehind all descriptions of historical events are the stories of real people. This is the extraordinary true story of a citizen soldier and the girl he loves, as both become embroiled in the cauldron of our nation's Civil War.Rufus R Dawes will emerge from a trou... read more

To My Best Girl: Courage, Honor, and Love in the Civil War: The Inspiring Life Stories of Rufus Dawes and Mary Gates by Steve MagnusenBehind all descriptions of historical events are the stories of real people. This is the extraordinary true story of a citizen soldier and the girl he loves, as both become embroiled in the cauldron of our nation's Civil War.Rufus R Dawes will emerge from a trou... read more

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