Beth Dorward

Beth Dorward - Editor

Maineville, United States

Seasoned editor and proofreader with experience in multiple genres. I am devoted to making your manuscript the best it can be!

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I am a seasoned professional editor and proofreader with more than two decades of experience. I have worked with Amazon imprints, smaller publishers, and indie authors crafting both fiction and non-fiction print and eBooks for publication. My projects have included the genres of mystery, science fiction, fantasy, YA, dystopian, crime, self-discovery, romance, political, fitness, and more.


Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure
Crime & Mystery
Dystopian
Fantasy
Horror
LGBTQ
Science Fiction
Non-Fiction
Health & wellbeing
Politics & Current Affairs
Self-help & Self-improvement

Work experience

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

Self-Employed
July, 1994 – Present (about 25 years)

I focus on making each manuscript the best it can be in every aspect. When editing a manuscript I will make the author think about issues he/she may not have contemplated. As a writer myself, I understand that each manuscript is a part of the writer and I am sensitive to that while still nudging the author to create the best possible finished product. When proofreading a manuscript, nothing escapes my attention. I pride myself on being thorough and a bit obsessive.

Freelance Proofreader

Harvey Whitney Books
June, 1994 – January, 1998 (over 3 years)

Reviewed articles and abstracts for various pharmaceutical journals.

Editor

Music Teachers National Association
August, 1989 – February, 1992 (over 2 years)

While at the association, I edited and proofread feature articles for the bimonthly, national journal. I was also responsible for the content of all departments, columns, special sections, and inserts. I was also tasked with compiling the lengthy program for the annual convention and various programs for on-site convention master classes and performances.

Portfolio (50 selected works)

Bulletproof

Maci Bookout

*** NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ***Maci Bookout was just a normal, slightly overachieving high school girl in Chattanooga, Tennessee. But then she got pregnant, and everything turned upside down. Even as she rose to fame on MTV's hit series Teen Mom, Maci was struggling to balance life as a single teen mom with her own hopes and dreams...all while honoring her own sense of independence.Thi... read more

*** NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ***Maci Bookout was just a normal, slightly overachieving high school girl in Chattanooga, Tennessee. But then she got pregnant, and everything turned upside down. Even as she rose to fame on MTV's hit series Teen Mom, Maci was struggling to balance life as a single teen mom with her own hopes and dreams...all while honoring her own sense of independence.Thi... read more

Guys Don't Rat on Guys

Matt Baier

An edgy, powerful, and moving debut novel about a childhood lost—and found again.Kevin Hurley’s younger days were something to survive, rather than celebrate, so it’s no mystery why he is reluctant to return to his hometown. After nearly twenty years of keeping skeletons in the closet, his visit stirs up old memories, haunted by the people who made them. His encounters with those from his past... read more

An edgy, powerful, and moving debut novel about a childhood lost—and found again.Kevin Hurley’s younger days were something to survive, rather than celebrate, so it’s no mystery why he is reluctant to return to his hometown. After nearly twenty years of keeping skeletons in the closet, his visit stirs up old memories, haunted by the people who made them. His encounters with those from his past... read more

Cat and Mouse: Mind Games With a Serial Killer

Brian Lane, Bill Suff

Based on interviews with William "Billy" Lester Suff, convicted in 1995 of torturing, maiming, and murdering twelve prostitutes in California, a psychological study of Suff traces his sordid career and explores his unflappable duplicity.

Based on interviews with William "Billy" Lester Suff, convicted in 1995 of torturing, maiming, and murdering twelve prostitutes in California, a psychological study of Suff traces his sordid career and explores his unflappable duplicity.

Contagious (The Contagium Series Book 1)

Emily Goodwin

I can't give this post-apocalyptic story six stars but I wish I could! -Tamara Rose Blodgett, USA Today and NY Times bestselling author"I wasn’t afraid of death. If I died, it would be over. My worst fear wasn’t of dying, it was of living. Living, while everyone around me had their flesh savagely torn from their bodies to be shoved into the festering and ever-hungry mouths of zombies. It terri... read more

I can't give this post-apocalyptic story six stars but I wish I could! -Tamara Rose Blodgett, USA Today and NY Times bestselling author"I wasn’t afraid of death. If I died, it would be over. My worst fear wasn’t of dying, it was of living. Living, while everyone around me had their flesh savagely torn from their bodies to be shoved into the festering and ever-hungry mouths of zombies. It terri... read more

Deathly Contagious (The Contagium Series Book 2)

Emily Goodwin

Orissa Penwell will do anything in the zombie plagued world to keep her friends safe. After the discovery of a zombie-proof safe house, she thinks things may actually work out and they can get through the apocalypse together. The compound offers more than just shelter. It gives her and her friends a sense of community and purpose. It gives them a reason to keep living in the dead world. But he... read more

Orissa Penwell will do anything in the zombie plagued world to keep her friends safe. After the discovery of a zombie-proof safe house, she thinks things may actually work out and they can get through the apocalypse together. The compound offers more than just shelter. It gives her and her friends a sense of community and purpose. It gives them a reason to keep living in the dead world. But he... read more

Contagious Chaos (The Contagium Series Book 3)

Emily Goodwin

Contagious Chaos, the highly anticipated third book in the Contagium Series, winner of the Contagious Reads Horror Con’s 2014 best horror series, follows Orissa and her friends as they struggle through a zombie filled world. When the compound starts to fill and food supplies dwindle, Fuller’s soldiers and Marines have no choice but to venture out into the lawless wastelands of America where th... read more

Contagious Chaos, the highly anticipated third book in the Contagium Series, winner of the Contagious Reads Horror Con’s 2014 best horror series, follows Orissa and her friends as they struggle through a zombie filled world. When the compound starts to fill and food supplies dwindle, Fuller’s soldiers and Marines have no choice but to venture out into the lawless wastelands of America where th... read more

The Truth is Contagious (The Contagium Series Book 4)

Emily Goodwin

The Truth is Contagious…the epic conclusion to the award winning Contagium Series…"A mysterious virus has infected most of the world’s population. This sickness transforms the living into violent “crazies” and eventually into the flesh-eating undead.Orissa and Hayden have survived in this new harrowing world. They have watched heroes fall, lost friends, and waged war—both against the living an... read more

The Truth is Contagious…the epic conclusion to the award winning Contagium Series…"A mysterious virus has infected most of the world’s population. This sickness transforms the living into violent “crazies” and eventually into the flesh-eating undead.Orissa and Hayden have survived in this new harrowing world. They have watched heroes fall, lost friends, and waged war—both against the living an... read more

Torrance (Scars of Tomorrow Book 1)

Tom Calen

In the year 2060—after decades of war, famine and financial collapse—individual nations ceased to exist, borders were blurred, different currencies were abandoned, and the new world order was complete. The dominion of the Global Alliance, ruled by the heads of the Five Families, had begun.Now, over a century later, the power of the Global Alliance is absolute. Every aspect of daily life brings... read more

In the year 2060—after decades of war, famine and financial collapse—individual nations ceased to exist, borders were blurred, different currencies were abandoned, and the new world order was complete. The dominion of the Global Alliance, ruled by the heads of the Five Families, had begun.Now, over a century later, the power of the Global Alliance is absolute. Every aspect of daily life brings... read more

The Ignota (Scars of Tomorrow Book 2)

Tom Calen

Assassination has rocked the Global Alliance. As one Family falls, the others rush to claim the spoils. The victims of treason seek revenge, but the layers of manipulation and deceit thicken around them.The unrest the Alliance was so desperate to suppress has spread. Enemies are forced to align, though mistrust gnaws the bonds of their fragile alliances. Torrance, the man from the woods, a fig... read more

Assassination has rocked the Global Alliance. As one Family falls, the others rush to claim the spoils. The victims of treason seek revenge, but the layers of manipulation and deceit thicken around them.The unrest the Alliance was so desperate to suppress has spread. Enemies are forced to align, though mistrust gnaws the bonds of their fragile alliances. Torrance, the man from the woods, a fig... read more

Tears of the Sowilo (Scars of Tomorrow Book 3)

Tom Calen

“When he comes to his enemies,their houses will tremble.When he comes to his allies,they will stand in awe and fear.And when the Dagaz comes to his people,his people will weep.”For more than a century, the fervent believers of the Cohors Ignota sect known as the Sowilo have waited for their savior to arrive. Prophecy promises that the Dagaz’s most dedicated followers will weep when he comes to... read more

“When he comes to his enemies,their houses will tremble.When he comes to his allies,they will stand in awe and fear.And when the Dagaz comes to his people,his people will weep.”For more than a century, the fervent believers of the Cohors Ignota sect known as the Sowilo have waited for their savior to arrive. Prophecy promises that the Dagaz’s most dedicated followers will weep when he comes to... read more

Never Too Late

Amber Portwood

When Amber Portwood debuted on MTV’s hit reality series 16 & Pregnant, no one could have predicted that the teenager from Anderson, Indiana with the dry sense of humor would go on to become one of the most controversial young celebrities in reality TV history. But soon after Amber stepped into the public eye, her life spiraled into chaos. From her struggles with anxiety, depression and addicti... read more

When Amber Portwood debuted on MTV’s hit reality series 16 & Pregnant, no one could have predicted that the teenager from Anderson, Indiana with the dry sense of humor would go on to become one of the most controversial young celebrities in reality TV history. But soon after Amber stepped into the public eye, her life spiraled into chaos. From her struggles with anxiety, depression and addicti... read more

My Townie Heart

Diana Sperrazza

Laura DiStefano is torn between dreams of a new counter-cultural life and the undertow of a dysfunctional family.Laura DiStefano has flunked out of the University of Massachusetts just as the counterculture reaches its peak in the 1970s. Reluctantly, Laura returns to live back home with her parents and sister in the blue collar town she so hoped to escape. But she soon learns that her sister, ... read more

Laura DiStefano is torn between dreams of a new counter-cultural life and the undertow of a dysfunctional family.Laura DiStefano has flunked out of the University of Massachusetts just as the counterculture reaches its peak in the 1970s. Reluctantly, Laura returns to live back home with her parents and sister in the blue collar town she so hoped to escape. But she soon learns that her sister, ... read more

Sundowners

Tonia Brown

Sundowners is a backwoods southern horror about the importance of family, the power of gossip and the nature of the artistic muse. Fifteen years ago, siblings Coil and Cassiopeia suffered an incident in the woods behind their family home. An incident that neither of them are willing to remember. Something that nearly killed Cass and left Coil accused as her abuser. An act that robbed young Coi... read more

Sundowners is a backwoods southern horror about the importance of family, the power of gossip and the nature of the artistic muse. Fifteen years ago, siblings Coil and Cassiopeia suffered an incident in the woods behind their family home. An incident that neither of them are willing to remember. Something that nearly killed Cass and left Coil accused as her abuser. An act that robbed young Coi... read more

The Information Thieves

M.L. Katz

Dallas in the near future–a city full of high-tech companies, sprawling tent cities, miracles, and dangerous secrets. Eli's family thinks he just plays computer games with a group of harmless nerds called the Merry Men. But when he disappears, the CIA, an underworld ninja, and worse yet, World Tech corporate security start chasing him. Now the race is on as his family, a shady art dealer, a cl... read more

Dallas in the near future–a city full of high-tech companies, sprawling tent cities, miracles, and dangerous secrets. Eli's family thinks he just plays computer games with a group of harmless nerds called the Merry Men. But when he disappears, the CIA, an underworld ninja, and worse yet, World Tech corporate security start chasing him. Now the race is on as his family, a shady art dealer, a cl... read more

Indian Hill: The Michael Talbot Adventures 1 and 2

Mark Tufo

Alien warfare is no match for Michael Talbot and his best friend; from gladiator flights to amassing an army, they are a force to be reckoned with.A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step and for Michael Talbot that step is taken at Indian Hill with his best friend Paul Ginson by his side. Together they grow up, meet girls, and go off to college. And that's where everything chan... read more

Alien warfare is no match for Michael Talbot and his best friend; from gladiator flights to amassing an army, they are a force to be reckoned with.A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step and for Michael Talbot that step is taken at Indian Hill with his best friend Paul Ginson by his side. Together they grow up, meet girls, and go off to college. And that's where everything chan... read more

The Curse Keepers (Curse Keepers Series)

Denise Grover Swank

The wall between our world and that of vengeful spirits has protected humanity for more than 400 years. It’s about to come crashing down.Ellie Lancaster has lived her whole life by the site of the mysterious Lost Colony of Roanoke, the North Carolina settlement that vanished without a trace around 1590. Only the descendants of the two men who banished the spirits of an enemy tribe from the mat... read more

The wall between our world and that of vengeful spirits has protected humanity for more than 400 years. It’s about to come crashing down.Ellie Lancaster has lived her whole life by the site of the mysterious Lost Colony of Roanoke, the North Carolina settlement that vanished without a trace around 1590. Only the descendants of the two men who banished the spirits of an enemy tribe from the mat... read more

King of the Grey (City of Shadows Book 1)

Richard A. Knaak

From best-selling author Richard Knaak comes a tale of the Grey. They are the shadows we see out of the corner of our eyes, the visions flickering past in the middle of the night. They are the elves, the fairies, and the other legends of our minds. They are the Grey. They are all around us, and they are a part of us, forever tied to our innermost thoughts. They seek to be truly real, to truly ... read more

From best-selling author Richard Knaak comes a tale of the Grey. They are the shadows we see out of the corner of our eyes, the visions flickering past in the middle of the night. They are the elves, the fairies, and the other legends of our minds. They are the Grey. They are all around us, and they are a part of us, forever tied to our innermost thoughts. They seek to be truly real, to truly ... read more

Frostwing (City of Shadows Book 2)

Richard A. Knaak

From the best-selling author of the Dragonrealm comes the shadowy fantasy of Grigori Nicolau, a wizard whose dreams have been haunted for centuries by the malevolent gargoyle he calls Frostwing. From Publishers Weekly:Elements of gothic romance, epic fantasy and horror story blend in this intriguing tale of a centuries-old curse destined to be fulfilled in, of all places, Chicago. Grigori Nico... read more

From the best-selling author of the Dragonrealm comes the shadowy fantasy of Grigori Nicolau, a wizard whose dreams have been haunted for centuries by the malevolent gargoyle he calls Frostwing. From Publishers Weekly:Elements of gothic romance, epic fantasy and horror story blend in this intriguing tale of a centuries-old curse destined to be fulfilled in, of all places, Chicago. Grigori Nico... read more

Dutchman (City of Shadows Book 3)

Richard A. Knaak

The Dutchman is destined to travel through realities, the harbinger and—as so many believe—the cause of the end of one variation of the earth after another. Ahead of each devastation flee the Scattered Ones, refugees from one of those lost earths. Yet in our world, the Dutchman and one of those refugees must come together to face not only the coming catastrophe, but a dark hunter intent on the... read more

The Dutchman is destined to travel through realities, the harbinger and—as so many believe—the cause of the end of one variation of the earth after another. Ahead of each devastation flee the Scattered Ones, refugees from one of those lost earths. Yet in our world, the Dutchman and one of those refugees must come together to face not only the coming catastrophe, but a dark hunter intent on the... read more

Who Really Killed Kennedy?: 50 Years Later: Stunning New Revelations About the JFK Assassination

Jerome Corsi

Almost nothing gives rise to more national intrigue than the murder of an American president. And on November 22, 2013, the nation remembered the 50th anniversary of one of the most traumatic events in modern American history, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. From day one, the truth behind JFK s assassination has been mired in controversy and dispute. The Warren Commission, esta... read more

Almost nothing gives rise to more national intrigue than the murder of an American president. And on November 22, 2013, the nation remembered the 50th anniversary of one of the most traumatic events in modern American history, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. From day one, the truth behind JFK s assassination has been mired in controversy and dispute. The Warren Commission, esta... read more

Voices of the Stars (Volume 1)

Rowena Whaling

The lost chronicles of King Arthur - before the legends grew.Voices of the Stars is the true chronicle of King Arthur and his star-crossed love for Morgan. Woven into its rich Dark Age tapestry are ancient rites, Goddesses, Seers, Enchantresses, Druids, Dragons, and the Leonardo DaVinci of his day, Gwyddion the Merlin. Immerse yourself in this Otherworldly saga. Live its Magic Circle of legend... read more

The lost chronicles of King Arthur - before the legends grew.Voices of the Stars is the true chronicle of King Arthur and his star-crossed love for Morgan. Woven into its rich Dark Age tapestry are ancient rites, Goddesses, Seers, Enchantresses, Druids, Dragons, and the Leonardo DaVinci of his day, Gwyddion the Merlin. Immerse yourself in this Otherworldly saga. Live its Magic Circle of legend... read more

Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder

Dyane Harwood

When a new mother becomes manic overnight from a rare form of bipolar disorder, she stops at nothing to find the mental stability she needs to stay alive.After the birth of her baby triggers a manic maelstrom, Dyane Harwood struggles to survive the bewildering highs and crippling lows of her brain’s turmoil. Birth of a New Brain vividly depicts her postpartum bipolar disorder, an unusual type ... read more

When a new mother becomes manic overnight from a rare form of bipolar disorder, she stops at nothing to find the mental stability she needs to stay alive.After the birth of her baby triggers a manic maelstrom, Dyane Harwood struggles to survive the bewildering highs and crippling lows of her brain’s turmoil. Birth of a New Brain vividly depicts her postpartum bipolar disorder, an unusual type ... read more

Your Healthcare Playbook: Winning the Game of Modern Medicine

Dr. Dennis Deruelle

Most Americans are facing higher premiums and spending more of their own money on healthcare. To make things worse, the laws and rules are confusing and change almost daily. Dr. Dennis Deruelle uses the NFL like a Rosetta Stone, using simple football analogies to help you get the highest quality care at the lowest cost.Teams are the future of healthcare. Many of the new changes to healthcare a... read more

Most Americans are facing higher premiums and spending more of their own money on healthcare. To make things worse, the laws and rules are confusing and change almost daily. Dr. Dennis Deruelle uses the NFL like a Rosetta Stone, using simple football analogies to help you get the highest quality care at the lowest cost.Teams are the future of healthcare. Many of the new changes to healthcare a... read more

Bartender (Hey Bartender Book 1)

William Vitka

Junkie ex-con Kieron Palmer will do anything for his son. Hell, that's why he got off drugs in the first place. But being buried under an avalanche of doctors' bills is pushing Kieron in some very illegal directions. Like hitting a little Russian mob score.NYPD Officer Saim Dajani is good with a gun–maybe too good. Soon, both men's intertwined lives take dark, bloody turns–and then Kieron's ps... read more

Junkie ex-con Kieron Palmer will do anything for his son. Hell, that's why he got off drugs in the first place. But being buried under an avalanche of doctors' bills is pushing Kieron in some very illegal directions. Like hitting a little Russian mob score.NYPD Officer Saim Dajani is good with a gun–maybe too good. Soon, both men's intertwined lives take dark, bloody turns–and then Kieron's ps... read more

Hitman (Hey Bartender Book 2)

William Vitka

It's always about the boy.NYPD Officer Saim Dajani is on a mission. He's fighting to save the son of a junkie ex-con bartender, and bring down a psychotic Russian drug kingpin named Borovinsky. What he didn't count on was the involvement of a brutal hitman named Dallas. Dallas is only playing for one side: his own.Soon, both men will find themselves betrayed and in the clutches of a madman's t... read more

It's always about the boy.NYPD Officer Saim Dajani is on a mission. He's fighting to save the son of a junkie ex-con bartender, and bring down a psychotic Russian drug kingpin named Borovinsky. What he didn't count on was the involvement of a brutal hitman named Dallas. Dallas is only playing for one side: his own.Soon, both men will find themselves betrayed and in the clutches of a madman's t... read more

Godless (Hey Bartender Book 3)

William Vitka

Beaten. Battered. The "good guys" escaped the crazed Russian Borovinsky's death dungeon. Though not without casualties. Now they're in hiding. Trying to figure out how to stop Borovinsky once and for all.But Borovinsky's failure to kill Saim and Dallas has garnered the attention of the powerful politician who's been bankrolling some of the mad Russian's endeavors. He wants 'em dead. At any cos... read more

Beaten. Battered. The "good guys" escaped the crazed Russian Borovinsky's death dungeon. Though not without casualties. Now they're in hiding. Trying to figure out how to stop Borovinsky once and for all.But Borovinsky's failure to kill Saim and Dallas has garnered the attention of the powerful politician who's been bankrolling some of the mad Russian's endeavors. He wants 'em dead. At any cos... read more

Joanne Trattoria Cookbook: Classic Recipes and Scenes from an Italian-American Restaurant

Joe Germanotta

A collection of recipes and anecdotes, inspired by the world famous restaurant Joanne Trattoria, owned by Joe Germanotta, father of Lady Gaga.Family, food, and love are the foundation upon which Joe and Cynthia Germanotta raised their daughters. Built on those same principles, the Germanottas family-run restaurant is world-renowned for its vibrant hospitality, delicious Southern Italian fare, ... read more

A collection of recipes and anecdotes, inspired by the world famous restaurant Joanne Trattoria, owned by Joe Germanotta, father of Lady Gaga.Family, food, and love are the foundation upon which Joe and Cynthia Germanotta raised their daughters. Built on those same principles, the Germanottas family-run restaurant is world-renowned for its vibrant hospitality, delicious Southern Italian fare, ... read more

The Cellulite Myth: It's Not Fat, It's Fascia

Ashley Black

As Seen on the Today Show! The USA Today Bestseller! The last book you’ll ever need about cellulite, and the first book you need to take control and change your health forever! Forget everything you’ve ever been told about cellulite—it’s a myth! Ashley Black, fascia pioneer, and body guru to the stars, unveils never before known secrets to obliterating cellulite and changing your personal heal... read more

As Seen on the Today Show! The USA Today Bestseller! The last book you’ll ever need about cellulite, and the first book you need to take control and change your health forever! Forget everything you’ve ever been told about cellulite—it’s a myth! Ashley Black, fascia pioneer, and body guru to the stars, unveils never before known secrets to obliterating cellulite and changing your personal heal... read more

She-ology: The Definitive Guide to Women's Intimate Health. Period.

Sherry A. Ross MD

She-ology shines a light on the vagina, answering our most embarrassing questions with the goal of healthier and happier vaginas for women of all ages.Many women still suffer a long-ingrained dissociation with their own vaginas and a misunderstanding of what goes on “down there.” With expertise and a dose of humor, leading ob-gyn, educator and women’s health advocate Dr. Sherry Ross addresses ... read more

She-ology shines a light on the vagina, answering our most embarrassing questions with the goal of healthier and happier vaginas for women of all ages.Many women still suffer a long-ingrained dissociation with their own vaginas and a misunderstanding of what goes on “down there.” With expertise and a dose of humor, leading ob-gyn, educator and women’s health advocate Dr. Sherry Ross addresses ... read more

The Elven Stones: Abundance: An Elven Legend Quest

P. A. Wilson

A quest to find a Stone of Power is a torturous ride hunt throughout the land for rare clues.Willowvine knows that the elves will finally accept her when she replaces all the Stones of Power. She refuses to believe otherwise. But this quest may break her. The only source of information doesn’t seem to care that time is ticking. He keeps researching and resents anything she does to speed their ... read more

A quest to find a Stone of Power is a torturous ride hunt throughout the land for rare clues.Willowvine knows that the elves will finally accept her when she replaces all the Stones of Power. She refuses to believe otherwise. But this quest may break her. The only source of information doesn’t seem to care that time is ticking. He keeps researching and resents anything she does to speed their ... read more

The Search

Clare Littlemore

Read this engaging tale of a woman's desperate search for her lost sister.When Kate Morgan sets off for the picturesque island of Menorca, she isn’t planning on an idyllic vacation: her visit has a far more serious purpose. Her frustrating older sister Penny has vanished whilst holidaying alone, and Kate has promised to find her.She arrives in Menorca to find no sign of Penny. Instead, she is ... read more

Read this engaging tale of a woman's desperate search for her lost sister.When Kate Morgan sets off for the picturesque island of Menorca, she isn’t planning on an idyllic vacation: her visit has a far more serious purpose. Her frustrating older sister Penny has vanished whilst holidaying alone, and Kate has promised to find her.She arrives in Menorca to find no sign of Penny. Instead, she is ... read more

Escape (The Search Book 2)

Clare Littlemore

Enjoyed THE SEARCH by Clare Littlemore? Want to hear Penny's story? Read this absorbing romantic thriller novella and steel yourself for a shocking twistEver wanted to just...start again?Desperate for a fresh start when her relationship ends, Penny Morgan moves to the peaceful island of Menorca for a year, but struggles to forget the past and move on. When she meets Anna and Grant, a glamorous... read more

Enjoyed THE SEARCH by Clare Littlemore? Want to hear Penny's story? Read this absorbing romantic thriller novella and steel yourself for a shocking twistEver wanted to just...start again?Desperate for a fresh start when her relationship ends, Penny Morgan moves to the peaceful island of Menorca for a year, but struggles to forget the past and move on. When she meets Anna and Grant, a glamorous... read more

Keep Swinging: A Memoir of Politics and Justice

Joseph L. Bruno

The story of how the son of a coal laborer of limited means fueled his journey to becoming a successful business man and politician through self-drive and a desire for change and the betterment of his country.Joseph L. Bruno is a small town American success story. As the son of immigrants, he worked his way out of Depression-era Glens Falls, NY, served in the United States Army in Korea, and a... read more

The story of how the son of a coal laborer of limited means fueled his journey to becoming a successful business man and politician through self-drive and a desire for change and the betterment of his country.Joseph L. Bruno is a small town American success story. As the son of immigrants, he worked his way out of Depression-era Glens Falls, NY, served in the United States Army in Korea, and a... read more

Digital Analytics 101: Your Shortcut to Marketing Analytics

April E. Wilson

If you have a passion for marketing and analytics and are looking for practical experiences to help you learn the science behind success, Digital Analytics 101 is the book for you. It is perfect for recent graduates and recognized marketers alike and provides you with information on topics such as marketing methodology, brand monitoring, SEM and SEO, content marketing, social media marketing a... read more

If you have a passion for marketing and analytics and are looking for practical experiences to help you learn the science behind success, Digital Analytics 101 is the book for you. It is perfect for recent graduates and recognized marketers alike and provides you with information on topics such as marketing methodology, brand monitoring, SEM and SEO, content marketing, social media marketing a... read more

The Near Enemy

John Ligato

Lone Wolf terrorists are about to kill 100,000 people at an Ohio State football game--can FBI agent John Booker stop the carnage?FBI Special Agent John Booker was in deep cover until a Mob guy was found fermenting in the Staten Island landfill. “It wasn’t ‘technically’ my fault,” did not cut the mustard with the bureaucrats, and Booker was banished to Cleveland. There, he is assigned to the Jo... read more

Lone Wolf terrorists are about to kill 100,000 people at an Ohio State football game--can FBI agent John Booker stop the carnage?FBI Special Agent John Booker was in deep cover until a Mob guy was found fermenting in the Staten Island landfill. “It wasn’t ‘technically’ my fault,” did not cut the mustard with the bureaucrats, and Booker was banished to Cleveland. There, he is assigned to the Jo... read more

The Devoted

Eric Shapiro

It’s the last day in the life of the cult.At 6PM, The Leader will pass out the knives and everyone in the cult will Ascend to the next level of existence.But Matthew Barrett begins to have second thoughts. He’s just a brainwashed kid trying to reclaim the ability to think for himself. He’s not sure he has the will to stand up to The Leader.Can he disrupt the careful balance that The Leader has... read more

It’s the last day in the life of the cult.At 6PM, The Leader will pass out the knives and everyone in the cult will Ascend to the next level of existence.But Matthew Barrett begins to have second thoughts. He’s just a brainwashed kid trying to reclaim the ability to think for himself. He’s not sure he has the will to stand up to The Leader.Can he disrupt the careful balance that The Leader has... read more

I Kill Monsters: Fury (Book 1) (Volume 1)

Tony Monchinski

The novel is set in the summer of 1998 in New York City. Beneath the surface of the city, gangs of vampires have been living, preying on the dregs of society--the homeless, destitute, prostitutes--no one cares about. A crew of thieves robs vampire families robs vampire gangs of their money and blood, playing the vampires off against one another. A job goes wrong and they mess with a vampire th... read more

The novel is set in the summer of 1998 in New York City. Beneath the surface of the city, gangs of vampires have been living, preying on the dregs of society--the homeless, destitute, prostitutes--no one cares about. A crew of thieves robs vampire families robs vampire gangs of their money and blood, playing the vampires off against one another. A job goes wrong and they mess with a vampire th... read more

I Kill Monsters: The Revenants (Book 2) (Volume 1)

Tony Monchinski

Picks up where the first novel left off. Boone is being nursed back to health and trained by Rainford and the dark Lord's vampires. Olga Coyle finds the mutilated body of her dead son, Bowie, who used to run with Boone and Frank. Invoking the dark arts, Olga brings her son back to "life" as a shambling zombie-like being. As soon as his health allows, Boone tracks down the vampire that sold his... read more

Picks up where the first novel left off. Boone is being nursed back to health and trained by Rainford and the dark Lord's vampires. Olga Coyle finds the mutilated body of her dead son, Bowie, who used to run with Boone and Frank. Invoking the dark arts, Olga brings her son back to "life" as a shambling zombie-like being. As soon as his health allows, Boone tracks down the vampire that sold his... read more

The King's Hounds (The King's Hounds series)

Martin Jensen

The first in the bestselling Danish series of historical mysteries The newly crowned King Cnut of Denmark has conquered England and rules his new empire from Oxford. The year is 1018 and the war is finally over, but the unified kingdom is far from peaceful. Halfdan’s mixed lineage—half Danish, half Saxon—has made him a pauper in the new kingdom. His father, his brother, and the land he should ... read more

The first in the bestselling Danish series of historical mysteries The newly crowned King Cnut of Denmark has conquered England and rules his new empire from Oxford. The year is 1018 and the war is finally over, but the unified kingdom is far from peaceful. Halfdan’s mixed lineage—half Danish, half Saxon—has made him a pauper in the new kingdom. His father, his brother, and the land he should ... read more

Flow

Clare Littlemore

A world in tatters. A society where rebellion is not tolerated. A girl desperate to discover the truth.Sixteen year old Quin lives in The Beck, a saviour society. Her community has risen from the ruins of a land shattered by Mother Nature. But Beck law is tough. Quin knows that the rules must be followed in order to sustain life in a place where floodwaters constantly threaten existence. A sin... read more

A world in tatters. A society where rebellion is not tolerated. A girl desperate to discover the truth.Sixteen year old Quin lives in The Beck, a saviour society. Her community has risen from the ruins of a land shattered by Mother Nature. But Beck law is tough. Quin knows that the rules must be followed in order to sustain life in a place where floodwaters constantly threaten existence. A sin... read more

Break (The Flow Series Book 2)

Clare Littlemore

Broken.It’s been three months since Quin transferred to Patrol and discovered the terrifying truth about the community she lives in. Citizens of The Beck are disposable and those in charge are capable of terrible cruelty. Vowing to protect those around her, Quin has joined the Resistance. But she knows she is risking everything.Rebellion of any kind must be secretive and clever. Gathering enou... read more

Broken.It’s been three months since Quin transferred to Patrol and discovered the terrifying truth about the community she lives in. Citizens of The Beck are disposable and those in charge are capable of terrible cruelty. Vowing to protect those around her, Quin has joined the Resistance. But she knows she is risking everything.Rebellion of any kind must be secretive and clever. Gathering enou... read more

Drift (The Flow Series)

Clare Littlemore

She wanted freedom. But freedom comes at a price.Quin believed that a life away from The Beck would make her happy. But when a cruel twist of fate forces her to leave sooner than planned, she struggles to come to terms with her new reality. Haunted by memories of the people she left behind, she finds herself wishing she was back in Patrol, with Cam by her side.Cut off from The Beck, the escape... read more

She wanted freedom. But freedom comes at a price.Quin believed that a life away from The Beck would make her happy. But when a cruel twist of fate forces her to leave sooner than planned, she struggles to come to terms with her new reality. Haunted by memories of the people she left behind, she finds herself wishing she was back in Patrol, with Cam by her side.Cut off from The Beck, the escape... read more

Tilt: Upside Down Vol 1

Todd Simpson

Ayaka and Millicent are researchers on the planet Tilt. They believe, though they are having trouble proving, that they have developed a true general artificial intelligence; the problem is that these intelligences are so strange, so different, that it is hard to tell for sure. When Tilt is hailed by ships full of similar beings, announcing their intentions to land and lay claim to Tilt, Ayaka... read more

Ayaka and Millicent are researchers on the planet Tilt. They believe, though they are having trouble proving, that they have developed a true general artificial intelligence; the problem is that these intelligences are so strange, so different, that it is hard to tell for sure. When Tilt is hailed by ships full of similar beings, announcing their intentions to land and lay claim to Tilt, Ayaka... read more

Turn (Upside Down)

Todd Simpson

In the second book of the Upside Down series, Ayaka, Millicent, and the rest of the team return to Tilt in order to save their comrades, but things don't go as planned. A new menace, the Resurgence, are hot on their heals, and the team has to move quickly to save themselves. The artificial intelligences they developed are also in danger, but saving them may risk the rest of the team. When the ... read more

In the second book of the Upside Down series, Ayaka, Millicent, and the rest of the team return to Tilt in order to save their comrades, but things don't go as planned. A new menace, the Resurgence, are hot on their heals, and the team has to move quickly to save themselves. The artificial intelligences they developed are also in danger, but saving them may risk the rest of the team. When the ... read more

Twist (Upside Down)

Todd Simpson

Twist is the third installment in the Upside Down trilogy. The Tilt citizens conflict with humans heats up.

Twist is the third installment in the Upside Down trilogy. The Tilt citizens conflict with humans heats up.

The Cult of St James (A James Webb Crime Thriller)

BL Burke

An organization has begun an assault on animal abusersThey think he’s dead. That isn’t the case. James is in hiding after the gladiatorial fighting ring that pitted animal abusers against each other is exposed. A part of him wishes to remain anonymous while rescuing dogs in paradise. Another wishes he could continue his previous work. A whaling ship is attacked, destroyed by a mysterious group... read more

An organization has begun an assault on animal abusersThey think he’s dead. That isn’t the case. James is in hiding after the gladiatorial fighting ring that pitted animal abusers against each other is exposed. A part of him wishes to remain anonymous while rescuing dogs in paradise. Another wishes he could continue his previous work. A whaling ship is attacked, destroyed by a mysterious group... read more

Pearl's Number: The Number Series

Bethany Atazadeh

Evalene Vandereth’s adventure continues in the fast-paced second installment of the Number Series.Evalene struggles to adjust to un-Numbered life, along with the rest of Eden. But the moment she learns her mother is still alive, it doesn’t matter anymore.Discovering Pearl Vandereth was smuggled out of the country during a failed rebellion ten years ago shakes Evalene’s whole reality. There is ... read more

Evalene Vandereth’s adventure continues in the fast-paced second installment of the Number Series.Evalene struggles to adjust to un-Numbered life, along with the rest of Eden. But the moment she learns her mother is still alive, it doesn’t matter anymore.Discovering Pearl Vandereth was smuggled out of the country during a failed rebellion ten years ago shakes Evalene’s whole reality. There is ... read more

Greedy Givers (FBI Philadelphia Corruption Squad)

Jerri Williams

She believes he's a con-man. He believes he's a victim of what happens when greed and giving collide. Special Agent Kari Wheeler refuses to accept the hero label, even after receiving the FBI and the City of Philadelphia's Medal of Bravery. She just wants to get back to work. Her new case has her investigating Cuthbert "Cuddy" Mullins, a self-described do-gooder who says he is changing the wor... read more

She believes he's a con-man. He believes he's a victim of what happens when greed and giving collide. Special Agent Kari Wheeler refuses to accept the hero label, even after receiving the FBI and the City of Philadelphia's Medal of Bravery. She just wants to get back to work. Her new case has her investigating Cuthbert "Cuddy" Mullins, a self-described do-gooder who says he is changing the wor... read more

Immediate Empire: Born and Raised

R.A. Doty

Calla Wilkinson should obey the rules of the immediate empire. There's no reason not to, considering they were made to keep her and the other members of the elite alive.But she can't.The year is 2145, and humans are starving. The world's livestock industry has been decimated, and governments begin to fall when they can no longer provide for their citizens. Amidst the turmoil, the wealthiest pe... read more

Calla Wilkinson should obey the rules of the immediate empire. There's no reason not to, considering they were made to keep her and the other members of the elite alive.But she can't.The year is 2145, and humans are starving. The world's livestock industry has been decimated, and governments begin to fall when they can no longer provide for their citizens. Amidst the turmoil, the wealthiest pe... read more

Famine (IMMEDIATE EMPIRE Book 2)

R.A. Doty

Calla surrendered everything she had ever known to save April from a fate worse than death, only to discover the world she and April now face may be just as horrific as the one they left.With an entire population facing the greatest famine humankind has ever known, the dangers of the mainland prove to be much worse than Calla could have imagined.From the moment they reach the rocky shoreline, ... read more

Calla surrendered everything she had ever known to save April from a fate worse than death, only to discover the world she and April now face may be just as horrific as the one they left.With an entire population facing the greatest famine humankind has ever known, the dangers of the mainland prove to be much worse than Calla could have imagined.From the moment they reach the rocky shoreline, ... read more

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Jim Swick
Beth is a pleasure to work with. She is a true professional and I look forward to future collaboration with her.

Jim Swick, September 2019


Kurt Allan
Beth's edits and feedback we very thorough and complete. She went beyond my expectations and delivered more than I had anticipated. Her comments were constructive and yet still encouraging. Thanks again for the help.

Kurt Allan, August 2019


Jim Swick
Beth Dorward is a highly competent professional. Her eye for detail and coaching are second to none. I have greatly enjoyed working with her to file off the rough edges of my second novel, giving it the finished quality which only comes with good editing. I would recommend Beth to anyone who values quality editing.

Jim Swick, July 2019


Channing Whitaker
I've worked with Beth a few times now, and on each project, she's delivered exceptional service and value. I won't hesitate to hire Beth again.

Channing Whitaker, June 2019


Ken Smith
It was a pleasure working with Beth. She went above and beyond the call of duty.

Ken Smith, May 2019

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