Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith – Editor

Multi Bram Stoker Awards® Winner+, publisher of Space and Time and Authortunities, a free weekly calendar of author opportunities.

Overview

**Currently booking


Award winning full-time editor and book coach with over three decades of experience with copy and content editing, as well as proofreading. A recognized and active author in speculative prose and poetry, I have worked for individuals, publishers, corporations, magazines, newspapers, and children's books as well as non-fiction. I am proficient in publishing using Reedsy or InDesign for layout.


I've coached writers from a wide variety of genres through the writing, publishing and promotion process. My goal is to help you and your work become the best possible. My promise is to offer you a quick response, and expert skills at competitive prices.


Note: I will be honest and if I think you need to do more work before hiring an editor, I'll tell you.


A multi-genre, published author, I'm familiar with the industry and can help you boost the visibility of your work. A member of HWA, SFPA, SFWA, and ALLi, I currently serve as a Trustee on the Horror Writer Association's Board of Directors. I've also instructed for two years in a row on writing at Crystal Lake Publishing/Entertainment.


TESTIMONIALS


Angela is a patient and experienced mentor. She has a unique approach to help writers find their voice and encourages writers to be themselves on the page. Her feedback was constructive to the story/characters/structure. She pointed out patterns in my language and grammar. I loved brainstorming ideas with her and getting to know more about the publishing industry. Working with her, built confidence in my writing. —Pauline Chow


Working with Angela was an absolute pleasure. Her edits strengthened my book. Her encouragement helped me soldier on through my writing slumps. I would recommend Angela’s services to any writer who is seeking an editor that can provide the honest but fair feedback necessary to improve their work and grow as a writer. —Harold Hull


Angela has been my book coach since 2016. Her attention to detail and concise, well focused advice has given me the confidence to self publish. Angela's expertise is extensive and she is a joy to work with; always positive and gentle with her editing, tough as nails when it comes to learning the trade literally from cover to cover. I highly recommend her. —Laura Kester Duerrwaechter


Angela is an award-winning experienced expert in the writing, editing and publishing field. I could genuinely trust her with my writing to take it to the next level and create a beautiful book. Her diverse skill sets, real-world proven expertise, her attention to detail; as well as her professionalism, work ethic, and her understanding of writers needs, made her a pleasure to work with. —Pixie Bruner


Angela’s enthusiasm for literary projects is second to none! She is a diligent worker and full of inspiring ideas. Her positive nature makes her a pleasure to work with. She is an excellent listener, kind, trustworthy, and open to possibilities. I always enjoy the opportunity to work with Angela. She makes things better. —Amy Zoellers

Services
Fiction
Anthologies Horror Poetry Short Story
Non-Fiction
Writing & Publishing
Languages
English (US)
Awards
  • Bram Stoker Awards® Winner for Poetry 2021
  • Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist for Long Fiction 2018
  • Horror Writer Association Mentor of the Year 2020
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association 2nd Place Elgin Award for Poetry Collection 2021
  • Missouri Writers Guild President’s Award in Best Short Story 2020
  • Missouri Writers Guild President’s Award in Best Magazine Article 2020
  • Missouri Writers Guild President’s Award 2nd Place in Poetry 2020
  • Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist for Nonfiction 2023
  • Bram Stoker Awards® Winner for Short Nonfiction 2021
  • SLF’s Older Writers Grant for 2021
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association Winner for Dwarf Form 2019
  • Forward INDIES Book of the Year Award Finalist 2023
  • Rhysling Award Finalist 2024
Certifications
  • Oral Storytelling Certification
  • Written Storytelling Certification
  • Writers Police Academy

Work experience

Space and Time Magazine

Nov, 2019 — Present

Publishing an international speculative fiction publication. I do graphics, editing and layout work. Some content writing, selecting stories, managing staff, social media and promotion. Promote the magazine and literacy with regular, open mic events. Published by Authortunities Press, an imprint of Yuriko Publishing. Proficient in Chicago Manual Style and AP Style.

MCPL North Independence

Dec, 2019 — Dec, 2020 (about 1 year)

Guide customers in the use of library resources while respecting their intellectual freedom. Shelve material, assist customers and co-workers as needed. Be aware of potentially harmful situations in my surroundings and monitor. Clean as needed or report hygiene issues to custodial staff.

Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, Florida

Aug, 2016 — Sep, 2017 (about 1 year)

Adjunct instructor in the Continuing Education program. Duties included creating class curriculum, instructing and following up with students. Class topics covered Creative Writing, Self Publishing and Social Media.

Panhandle Focus

Aug, 2015 — Aug, 2016 (about 1 year)

Published an online regional publication. Did all graphics and layout work as well as a majority of articles and photography. Also ran publicity. Proficient in Chicago Manual Style and AP Style.

Bay Beacon Newspapers, Niceville, Florida

Mar, 2013 — Jun, 2016 (over 3 years)

Employed as the Editorial Assistant for a company that publishes two weekly newspapers, one monthly newspaper and a number of special publications such as The Newcomer Guide. Duties include gathering and producing copy, providing graphic art when necessary, covering and photographing local events and personalities, layout of “B” section of The Bay Beacon and editing all copy as well as generating new stories. Proficient in Chicago Manual Style and AP Style.

Militarylifestyle.com, sponsored by Downey Publications

Feb, 2002 — Mar, 2007 (about 5 years)

Provided weekly articles and photographs for publication. Reported on war in Afghanistan/Iraq from the perspective of a military spouse that included interviews with military personnel and their families. Additional interviews included Joan Jett, John Nance, Amy Dacyczyn and Randy’l Teton as well as coverage of 9/11. I also conceptualized and wrote well received weekly column entitled SAHMM I AM (Stay At Home Military Mom) that focused on issues facing military spouses. Contributions garnished many positive responses from readers. Proficient in Chicago Manual Style and AP Style.

Portfolio

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading
Made with Reedsy
Spoken Words From the Mirror: (Raw Poetry)

Dougherty, Mark R.

Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Book Coaching
Made with Reedsy
The Body As Haunted

Bruner, Pixie

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Book Coaching
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Book Coaching
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Book Coaching
Space and Time Winter #135

Smith, Angela Yuriko

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading
The Panhandle Focus Archives

Smith, Angela Yuriko

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading
Space and Time Summer #137

Smith, Angela Yuriko

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading
Space and Time Fall #134

Smith, Angela Yuriko

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading
Space and Time Winter #139

Smith, Angela Yuriko

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading
HWA Poetry Showcase Volume IX

Smith, Angela Yuriko

Copy Editing Proofreading
Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading
HWA Poetry Showcase Volume X

Smith, Angela Yuriko

Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Angela Yuriko has 1 review

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Mark D.

Mark D.

Jun, 2024

I couldn't ask for a better collaboration. Angela went above and beyond to help me launch my poetry book.. A true professional!
Angela Yuriko S.
Thank you, Mark! It was such a pleasure to get to know you and your poetry. Another beautiful book has been released into the world: mission accomplished!

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