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Carrie Cuinn

Carrie Cuinn - Editor

Ithaca, NY, United States

Hi! I'm a freelance editor with over 20 years experience, providing a full range of editing services to new and indie authors in all genres.

Overview

NEW CLIENT? YOUR FIRST EDITING SERVICE IS 10% OFF!

I offer a full range of editing services for all types of projects: fiction, non-fiction, academic, corporate, and more. Whether I’m guiding your novel through developmental edits, giving your short story a beta read, carefully proofreading your graduate thesis, or processing line edits on your company’s quarterly reports — if you’ve written it, I can provide the edits that unlock the best version of your work.

I am a current member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, Interstitial Arts Foundation, Speculative Literature Foundation, and am an Active member of SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America), based on my professional fiction sales. You can view my resume, with over 20 years of experience, on my website.

Romance and erotica authors — show me what you’ve got! Whether you’re writing contemporary or historical, sweet or naughty, urban fantasy or inspirational, or maybe a novel with strong romantic elements… I can guide you in developing believable chemistry and sexual tension all the way from the "meet cute" to the climax.

Self-publishing? I offer packages and individual services tailored for the needs of indie and hybrid authors. My experience crafting quality ebooks and print-ready PDFs for CreateSpace, Kobo Writing Life, NookPress (and other self-hosted options) means I can support you in making your dreams come true.

Services
Languages
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (NZ) English (SA) English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference Religion & Spirituality
Fiction
Fantasy Historical Fiction LGBTQ Literature Romance Science Fiction Short Story Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • Member of SFWA (Active/professional author)
  • Member of Editorial Freelancers Association

Work experience

Workshop Teacher

Self-employed
March, 2013 – Present (almost 5 years)

Taught a variety of online workshops to students all over the world, via my private forum space. Responsible for designing, advertising, booking, and teaching multi-session classes to students of different skill and experience levels, while tailoring one-on-one guidance to each person.

Owner / Editor

Self-employed
June, 2008 – Present (over 9 years)

Substantive editing, line editing, copyediting, proofreading, page layout, typesetting, and critiquing manuscripts on a freelance basis. Experience includes both nonfiction and fiction work, ranging from newspaper and magazine, academic journal, dissertations, literary fiction, poetry, genre fiction, anthologies, and novels. Worked with medical professionals editing papers and PowerPoint presentations using the American Medical Association (AMA) style guide. Assisted with reorganization of the SFWA trade journal, the Bulletin, 2013-2014.

Writer, Freelance

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

Publications on a range of academic and technical subjects: how-to articles; computer advice for new users; critical essays on art history, film, pop culture, and fiction. Wrote press releases, web and print content for clients, including ghostwriting and collaboration on both fiction and non-fiction projects. Samples available upon request.

Portfolio (3 selected works)

Fish

Ken Liu, Camille Alexa, Cat Rambo, Claude Lalumière, M. Bennardo, Cate Gardner, Corinne Duyvis, Alex Shvartsman, Polenth Blake, Shay Darrach, Amanda C. Davis, Paul A. Dixon, Megan Engelhardt, Sam Fleming, H. L. Fullerton, Zachary George, Sarah Hendrix, Tim Kane

Science fiction and fantasy. Retold fairy tales and brand new myth. 33 original stories by some of today's best new writers, exploring a theme which is both simple, and impossible to understand, all at once. This anthology of slippery, flashy, delicate, dangerous, and beautiful tales features work by Camille Alexa, M. Bennardo, Corinne Duyvis, Cate Gardner, Sam Fleming, Andrew S. Fuller, Claud... read more

Science fiction and fantasy. Retold fairy tales and brand new myth. 33 original stories by some of today's best new writers, exploring a theme which is both simple, and impossible to understand, all at once. This anthology of slippery, flashy, delicate, dangerous, and beautiful tales features work by Camille Alexa, M. Bennardo, Corinne Duyvis, Cate Gardner, Sam Fleming, Andrew S. Fuller, Claud... read more

In Situ

Carrie Cuinn, Ken Liu, KV Taylor, Paul A. Dixon, R.S. Hunter, Mae Empson, Alex Shvartsman, Sarah Hendrix, Bear Weiter, Kelly C. Stiles, Graham Storrs, Jason Andrew, Greg Burch, Rebecca Lloyd, Dawn Vogel, David J. West

From independent publisher Dagan Books, IN SITU is a new anthology of science fiction stories featuring alien archeology, hidden mysteries, and things that are better off left buried. A quiet man finds more than he bargained for when he sets out with his metal detector on a lonely hill ... A soldier meets a new kind of enemy fighting an altogether different kind of war ... On a distant swamp p... read more

From independent publisher Dagan Books, IN SITU is a new anthology of science fiction stories featuring alien archeology, hidden mysteries, and things that are better off left buried. A quiet man finds more than he bargained for when he sets out with his metal detector on a lonely hill ... A soldier meets a new kind of enemy fighting an altogether different kind of war ... On a distant swamp p... read more

Cthulhurotica

Carrie Cuinn, Cody Goodfellow, Kenneth Hite, Steven J. Scearce, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Gabrielle Harbowy, Matthew Marovich, Kirsten Brown, Richard Baron, Don Pizarro, K.V. Taylor

REVISED EDITION! From independent publisher Dagan Books, Cthulhurotica is an exciting new anthology of erotic horror, inspired by the writing of H. P. Lovecraft. This decadent collection contains unique creations of Mythos fiction, plus thought-provoking academic essays. In addition, the revised edition contains more than 20 pieces of original art. With work by Cody Goodfellow, Kenneth Hite, S... read more

REVISED EDITION! From independent publisher Dagan Books, Cthulhurotica is an exciting new anthology of erotic horror, inspired by the writing of H. P. Lovecraft. This decadent collection contains unique creations of Mythos fiction, plus thought-provoking academic essays. In addition, the revised edition contains more than 20 pieces of original art. With work by Cody Goodfellow, Kenneth Hite, S... read more

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