C.K. Brooke

C.K. Brooke - Editor

Washington Township, MI, USA

I offer affordable, friendly, and prompt copy editing and proofreading for indie authors and small presses.

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Overview

Since 2017, I've been fortunate to serve as a proofreader and copy editor for independent fiction authors and publishing houses alike. My clients have included #1 international bestselling author Mande Matthews, Angelita Gill/Verika Sloane, Chantal Gadoury, Holly M. Campbell, and many more, as well as publishers The Parliament House and 48fourteen. I have experience editing in the genres of paranormal and contemporary romance, young adult, fantasy, memoir, and historical fiction, among other genres.

As an author myself, I understand what it’s like to be on the writer’s end of the manuscript. That’s why I will handle your book baby with tact, kindness and professional care. With my affordable rates, prompt turnaround times, eagle eye for details, and friendly, helpful guidance, you can count on me to polish your work till it shines. Your copy editing package not only incorporates PUGS (punctuation, usage, grammar and spelling), but also clarity, tone, flow, consistency, and reader reaction.

References and/or sample edits are available upon request.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Writing & Publishing
Fiction
Fantasy
Middle Grade Fantasy
Romance
Young Adult

Certifications

  • Digital Marketing - Nanodegree, 2017
  • ACES Society For Editing Associate Member since 2020
  • Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing, 2020

Awards

  • Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion Award
  • Global Ebook Awards: Honorable Mention
  • Readers' Favorite: Five Stars
  • MMRWA Best Banter Contest: Finalist
  • RONE Award: Nominee
  • Shelf Unbound Magazine: Noteworthy

Work experience

Copy Editor, Proofreader

Self-employed
March, 2017 – Present (over 3 years)

Freelance copy editing and proofreading manuscripts for independent authors and publishing houses since 2017.

Publisher's Assistant

48fourteen
March, 2019 – February, 2020 (11 months)

Submissions and acquisitions editor, content and copy editor, social media manager, publishing assistant. Tasks include book editing, formatting, keyword and category research, using publishing software, and more.

Editor

48fourteen
June, 2017 – Present (about 3 years)

Content and copy editor for 48fourteen publications AWAKENED by Stacy R. Collins, THE SONGS IN OUR HEARTS and THE SONGS WE REMEMBER by Chantal Gadoury, THE BREAKOUT by Rachelle Harp, FORETOLD and GHOST MAGNET (TBR) by Holly M. Campbell.

Editor

The Parliament House
February, 2017 – January, 2018 (11 months)

Blurb editing, proofreading, copy editing, substantive editing on select titles in 2017, including NOCTURNAL MEETINGS OF THE MISPLACED by R.J. Garcia and CURSED by Casey M. Millette.

Author

Limitless Publishing
February, 2016 – Present (over 4 years)

Published author of CAPTURING THE CAPTAIN: AMERICAN PIRATE ROMANCES BOOK I (2016) and COMMANDING HIS HEART: AMERICAN PIRATE ROMANCES BOOK II (2017) at Limitless Publishing.

Author

Self-Published
June, 2015 – Present (about 5 years)

Self-published author of numerous YA fantasy-romance titles, including FOOL MOON: A NOVELLA (2015); Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion Award-Winner SECRETS OF ARTEMIS: MYTHIC MAIDENS BOOK 1 (2015); THE GOLDEN DOVE (2016); Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion Award-Winner I, GUINEVERE: MYTHIC MAIDENS BOOK 2 (2018); and MARIAN PRINCESS THIEF: MYTHIC MAIDENS BOOK 3 (2019). Self-published formats include ebooks, paperbacks, and audio books.

Author

48fourteen
April, 2014 – Present (over 6 years)

Published author of THE DUCHESS QUEST (48fourteen, 2014 and 2017 [second edition]).

Previous publications with 48fourteen include: THE DUCHESS INHERITANCE (2015-2018), THE RED PEARL (2015-2018), THE WRONG PRINCE (2016-2018), and THE DUCHESS'S DESCENDANTS (2017-2018).

Portfolio (40 selected works)

The Red Pearl

Brooke, C.K.

The Wrong Prince

Brooke, C.K.

Lady Greensleeves

Brooke, C.K.

Fool Moon

Brooke, C.K.

The Golden Dove

Brooke, C.K.

Dearest Mother and Dad

Thompson, Christina

Cursed: The Hunter Inside

Casey M. Millette

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