April Kelly

April Kelly - Editor

Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Over 15 years of experience in fiction (mostly romance, fantasy, and sci-fi works) and nonfiction, specializing in memoirs and bios.

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Overview

From proofreading to substantive editing, I have been involved in many aspects of preparing a manuscript for publishing, and have been in the industry for over fifteen years. Unwavering attention to detail is my greatest strength, alongside my determination to create beautiful, error-free copy.

Bottom line: your content is my priority.

Helping you bring your ideas into the world is my passion, and I strive to give my authors my undivided attention in order to make your dream a reality.

Here is some great info about the various types of editing and what you can expect for each, as well as general pricing guidelines:

https://reedsy.com/#/faq/service-information
https://blog.reedsy.com/cost-to-self-publish-a-book/
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Fantasy
Mystery & Crime
Romance
Science Fiction
Short Story
Young Adult
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs

Work experience

Content Coordinator

Best Version Media
July, 2018 – June, 2020 (almost 2 years)

Writes original content, from local calendar events to resident spotlights.

Edits and proofs submitted content from local residents.

QA Coordinator

Scribe Media
May, 2018 – July, 2020 (about 2 years)

Proofreads final manuscripts to ensure completely error-free copy before publishing.
Completed the final proof for 75+ Amazon Best Sellers

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
February, 2007 – Present (about 16 years)

Moonstomper

Hardt, Phil, Chavez, Alex

When Sinners Like Me Come Home: Searching for Life After War

Steele J. Kelly

While the tales of combat are loud, the stories of returning home are silent. While the effects of war on our veterans are seen, the collateral damage of war on our loved ones is hidden.This book confronts the uncomfortable conversation of mental health and the glaring need for platform reformation to educate both veterans and their loved ones desperate for hope.When Sinners Like Me Come Home ... read more

While the tales of combat are loud, the stories of returning home are silent. While the effects of war on our veterans are seen, the collateral damage of war on our loved ones is hidden.This book confronts the uncomfortable conversation of mental health and the glaring need for platform reformation to educate both veterans and their loved ones desperate for hope.When Sinners Like Me Come Home ... read more

According to Plan: a novel

Kessler, Kimberly

Untold

Jayender, Vasundhara

Moonstomper Book 2: The Hard Choices

Hardt, Phil, Chavez, Alex

Visiting Craft

Spinner, Dustin

April has 44 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality

James Yeager
This was my first time using Reedsy, or even finding an editor in general, and working with April was such a pleasure. She was excellent with communication, and made the whole process easy for me. My edited manuscript is clean as a whistle! April’s feedback was very helpful, and I’d recommend her to anyone.

James Yeager, March 2023


Nate Eckman
Professional in her edits and communication, and exceptionally punctual. Would recommend to anyone looking for a solid copy-editor.

Nate Eckman, March 2023


Mark Doppe
Quick response, quick turnaround, insightful comments.

Mark Doppe, March 2023


Haliey McInerney
I loved working with April. She was very informative, constructive, and really helped keep the focus of my novel. She is definitely stuck with me for all my future works!

Haliey McInerney, February 2023

April Kelly
I couldn’t be more happy to be stuck with you 😂. Thank you ☺️.

Reply from April Kelly


H J Reese
April was amazing to work with and helped a new author navigate how Reedsy works. She was on time and gave good feedback. Looking forward to working with her again!

H J Reese, December 2022

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