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Beth Lake

Beth Lake - Editor

Tucson, AZ, United States

With over 25 years of editing experience, I specialize in romance, paranormal, YA, and mysteries. Quality edits and personal service.

Overview

As a member of Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA), American Copy Editors Association (ACES), Romance Writers of America (RWA), I will help you polish your manuscript while maintaining your unique voice. With my reasonable rates and flexible payment plans, your manuscript can get the high-quality edit it deserves.


Services
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fantasy Paranormal Romance Romance Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • BFA University of Arizona
  • Developmental Editing Editorial Freelancers Association
  • Editing American Copy Editors Society

Work experience

Editor and Writer

Self-employed
June, 2000 – Present (over 17 years)

Providing quality editing services at an affordable price
Developmental, copyediting, and proofreading
Book formatting and covers
Available by phone or email to personally review the editing report and answer any questions at no additional charge

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Courted by Karma (The Adventures of Anabel Axelrod, Book 2)

Tracy Ellen

ATTENTION READERS! COURTED BY KARMA HAS A NEW COVER DESIGN!New to THE ADVENTURES OF ANABEL AXELROD ongoing series? Read the first book in the series, A DATE WITH FATE, for free! COURTED BY KARMA, Volume 2....Anabel Axelrod is back…and so is Luke Drake. First it was Her Turn. Now it is His Turn. Anabel’s life was sizzling before, but now its on fire! Will Anabel be able to handle the heat? Afte... read more

ATTENTION READERS! COURTED BY KARMA HAS A NEW COVER DESIGN!New to THE ADVENTURES OF ANABEL AXELROD ongoing series? Read the first book in the series, A DATE WITH FATE, for free! COURTED BY KARMA, Volume 2....Anabel Axelrod is back…and so is Luke Drake. First it was Her Turn. Now it is His Turn. Anabel’s life was sizzling before, but now its on fire! Will Anabel be able to handle the heat? Afte... read more

Guarded (The Enforcers Series Book 1)

Roux Cantrell

The vengeance Reign seeks for the slaughter of an innocent friend has led her through hell and back. A rash decision to help two guardians brings he face to face with the Guardian King. Will her temporary lapse in judgment be something she will come to regret?As King of the guardians Knox never wanted-nor had time for-love,until a female warrior stands to defend him What he sees in her, he see... read more

The vengeance Reign seeks for the slaughter of an innocent friend has led her through hell and back. A rash decision to help two guardians brings he face to face with the Guardian King. Will her temporary lapse in judgment be something she will come to regret?As King of the guardians Knox never wanted-nor had time for-love,until a female warrior stands to defend him What he sees in her, he see... read more

The Kitchen

Elizabeth Fellers

When Julianne Girard suddenly finds herself a widow she also finds her perfect suburban existence was a sham. How could she not know her husband was leading another life? Jock is her second husband of twelve years. As a successful businessman everyone saw them as the perfect couple. He built her a fabulous home with the gourmet kitchen of her dreams. They retired early. Each had a daughter who... read more

When Julianne Girard suddenly finds herself a widow she also finds her perfect suburban existence was a sham. How could she not know her husband was leading another life? Jock is her second husband of twelve years. As a successful businessman everyone saw them as the perfect couple. He built her a fabulous home with the gourmet kitchen of her dreams. They retired early. Each had a daughter who... read more

A Dead Red Alibi (The Dead Red Mystery Series, Book 4)

RP Dahlke

A lonely young artist with a dangerous sidelineA wanna be lawman and his shotgun toting grampaA priceless antique race car and an unfortunate Emu~~~"Stephanie Plum step aside," by Alana Woods blogger~~~"When I see a book come up on my reading lists by RP Dahlke, I dive for them. I love her wit in her story telling. She develops great, believable characters that are easy to get to know ..." Pam... read more

A lonely young artist with a dangerous sidelineA wanna be lawman and his shotgun toting grampaA priceless antique race car and an unfortunate Emu~~~"Stephanie Plum step aside," by Alana Woods blogger~~~"When I see a book come up on my reading lists by RP Dahlke, I dive for them. I love her wit in her story telling. She develops great, believable characters that are easy to get to know ..." Pam... read more

A DEAD RED MIRACLE (The Dead Red Mystery Series Book 5)

RP Dahlke

Thinking to jump start their careers as private investigators, cousins Lalla and Pearlie Bains partner up with an unscrupulous P.I. Unfortunately, their nifty plan starts circling the drain when they discover he's a blackmailing, two-timing, client stealing dirtbag. But when he dies under suspicious circumstances, the duo must catch the killer if they want to save their business...and their li... read more

Thinking to jump start their careers as private investigators, cousins Lalla and Pearlie Bains partner up with an unscrupulous P.I. Unfortunately, their nifty plan starts circling the drain when they discover he's a blackmailing, two-timing, client stealing dirtbag. But when he dies under suspicious circumstances, the duo must catch the killer if they want to save their business...and their li... read more

Runaway 2: On the Run

Aubrey Kendall

Braxton, a six foot two God with dark hair and eyes, holds the key to Courtney’s heart. But, it’s not without a price. The son of a drug lord, who has recently killed himself because his time has ran out, left everything he had to Braxton. The problem, Braxton wasn’t told and now that he is beginning his life with Courtney, he doesn’t want what his father left him. However, it’s not about him ... read more

Braxton, a six foot two God with dark hair and eyes, holds the key to Courtney’s heart. But, it’s not without a price. The son of a drug lord, who has recently killed himself because his time has ran out, left everything he had to Braxton. The problem, Braxton wasn’t told and now that he is beginning his life with Courtney, he doesn’t want what his father left him. However, it’s not about him ... read more

Stone Hearts (The Crescent City Sentries Book 1)

Diana Marie DuBois

**Time and distance matter not Set in Stone Love never stops.**Jasper Lafavre, a thirteen centuries old gargoyle in hiding from his brother and a tragedy he can’t seem to get over, heads to New Orleans with hopes he can start fresh. Walking along the city streets, he stumbles upon an antique shop. Inspired by an object in the window and the woman who owns the store, he realizes a destiny foret... read more

**Time and distance matter not Set in Stone Love never stops.**Jasper Lafavre, a thirteen centuries old gargoyle in hiding from his brother and a tragedy he can’t seem to get over, heads to New Orleans with hopes he can start fresh. Walking along the city streets, he stumbles upon an antique shop. Inspired by an object in the window and the woman who owns the store, he realizes a destiny foret... read more

An Unexpected Hero (A Legacy Falls Romance)

Diana Marie DuBois

PART OF THE LEGACY FALLS ROMANCE PROJECT Sergeant Jackson Hamilton Ledet didn’t want to be a burden. Not to Bex, the woman he left behind to serve his country. Not to anyone. But returning home with an injury he fears he’ll never recover from Jackson faces the bitter knowledge that life as he knew it is over. One Dear Jane letter to Bex and the deal is done, knowing he could never let her care... read more

PART OF THE LEGACY FALLS ROMANCE PROJECT Sergeant Jackson Hamilton Ledet didn’t want to be a burden. Not to Bex, the woman he left behind to serve his country. Not to anyone. But returning home with an injury he fears he’ll never recover from Jackson faces the bitter knowledge that life as he knew it is over. One Dear Jane letter to Bex and the deal is done, knowing he could never let her care... read more

Acadia's Law: Book One, Undying Love Series

Tracy Ellen

A virus of unknown origins has been released into the world. People are turning into homicidal crazies. How would YOU survive a sudden pandemic?Acadia King is a young widow about to discover her inner warrior when she is suddenly faced with answering this question, in ways she could have never dreamed possible at the start of her evening!It has been two long years since the death of her husban... read more

A virus of unknown origins has been released into the world. People are turning into homicidal crazies. How would YOU survive a sudden pandemic?Acadia King is a young widow about to discover her inner warrior when she is suddenly faced with answering this question, in ways she could have never dreamed possible at the start of her evening!It has been two long years since the death of her husban... read more

All Jazzed Up (Book One: Love, Lies, & Ninja Missions)

Tracy Ellen

(All Jazzed Up has a new cover!)A PRETEND MARRIAGE. A REAL DESIRE. FRIENDS WITH NO BENEFITS HAS NEVER BEEN HOTTER!All Jazzed Up by Tracy Ellen is the first book in a brand new series Love, Lies, & Ninja Missions. A wickedly delicious, stand-alone, HEA romance you’ll want to read again and again!Jazy is freaking out. But waking up one day to the gut-wrenching realization she’s fallen in love wi... read more

(All Jazzed Up has a new cover!)A PRETEND MARRIAGE. A REAL DESIRE. FRIENDS WITH NO BENEFITS HAS NEVER BEEN HOTTER!All Jazzed Up by Tracy Ellen is the first book in a brand new series Love, Lies, & Ninja Missions. A wickedly delicious, stand-alone, HEA romance you’ll want to read again and again!Jazy is freaking out. But waking up one day to the gut-wrenching realization she’s fallen in love wi... read more

In Love by Design (The Adventures of Anabel Axelrod, Book 3)

Tracy Ellen

ATTENTION READERS! IN LOVE BY DESIGN HAS A NEW LOOK!New to THE ADVENTURES OF ANABEL AXELROD ongoing series? Read the first book in the series, A DATE WITH FATE, for free!IN LOVE BY DESIGN, Volume 3... The sexy, blonde bookstore owner with a sassy attitude and a brain that never stops doesn't get to prove what a fabulous girlfriend she'll make for even one day before Luke disappears out of town... read more

ATTENTION READERS! IN LOVE BY DESIGN HAS A NEW LOOK!New to THE ADVENTURES OF ANABEL AXELROD ongoing series? Read the first book in the series, A DATE WITH FATE, for free!IN LOVE BY DESIGN, Volume 3... The sexy, blonde bookstore owner with a sassy attitude and a brain that never stops doesn't get to prove what a fabulous girlfriend she'll make for even one day before Luke disappears out of town... read more

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