Catherine Waring

Catherine Waring - Editor

Shropshire, UK

British, ex newspaper sub editor, pretty much unshockable. Loves a challenge, hates goats cheese.

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Overview

I am a journalist turned sub editor turned copy editor and proofreader, with 20+ years of experience. I've been in book editing for about six years, in which time I've worked on sci fi erotica, Regency Romance, chick lit, police dramas, transgender murder mysteries and even one where the heroine was a food fetishist. My particular speciality is helping writers create realistic British-sounding characters and helping turn fanfiction into original works.

Languages
English (AUS)
English (NZ)
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure
Crime & Mystery
Historical Fiction
Humor & Comedy
LGBTQ
Mashups
Short Story
Thriller
Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Politics & Current Affairs

Certifications

  • BA (Hons) English and Greek & Roman Studies

Awards

  • NVQs (Level 4) in newspaper journalism and newspaper sub editing

Work experience

Line editor and proofreader

The Writer's Coffee Shop
June, 2012 – January, 2014 (over 1 year)

Working remotely with a team of experienced editors from across the world to produce a library of novels

News sub-editor (copy editor)

MNA
January, 1994 – July, 2014 (over 20 years)

I started as a trainee reporter (NCTJ trained), then progressed to become a sub editor taking responsibility for news, features and sport at a number of weekly papers. I was eventually transferred to work for the local daily paper producing five editions a day, before being made redundant in 2014.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

Kiss Me, I'm Irish

Bee Stevens

Ireland calls to Hailey’s soul like an emerald siren. Her past is inextricably linked to this small island. Cillian is a jack of all trades with a musician’s restless soul. He loves his country - the history, the landscapes, the people and the traditions - but is it his forever home?With his Irish charm, his silken tongue and the weird effect he has on her nipples, Hailey struggles to resist.D... read more

Ireland calls to Hailey’s soul like an emerald siren. Her past is inextricably linked to this small island. Cillian is a jack of all trades with a musician’s restless soul. He loves his country - the history, the landscapes, the people and the traditions - but is it his forever home?With his Irish charm, his silken tongue and the weird effect he has on her nipples, Hailey struggles to resist.D... read more

No Ordinary Guy

Mary Whitney

I’m not a philosophical kind of bloke, but I know something about luck. A childhood on the wrong side of advantage will teach you that. It’s all a matter of chance. It’s both your circumstances and the chances you take. So I've always been a gambler and a ladies man — they love me and I love them. Now I've found one like no other — an American, Allison Wright. When I met her, the fates were on... read more

I’m not a philosophical kind of bloke, but I know something about luck. A childhood on the wrong side of advantage will teach you that. It’s all a matter of chance. It’s both your circumstances and the chances you take. So I've always been a gambler and a ladies man — they love me and I love them. Now I've found one like no other — an American, Allison Wright. When I met her, the fates were on... read more

Geoducks Are for Lovers (Modern Love Stories Book 2)

Daisy Prescott

Amazon Top 100 Best Seller #1 Women's Humorous Fiction Best Seller "... I think life is better when you have love. Not a friendly neighbor or old friends kind of love either, but a love that causes your heart to race and your toes to curl." Maggie Marrion is just getting back on her feet after a horrible year, or two, or three. With their twentieth reunion approaching, she invites four of her ... read more

Amazon Top 100 Best Seller #1 Women's Humorous Fiction Best Seller "... I think life is better when you have love. Not a friendly neighbor or old friends kind of love either, but a love that causes your heart to race and your toes to curl." Maggie Marrion is just getting back on her feet after a horrible year, or two, or three. With their twentieth reunion approaching, she invites four of her ... read more

A Matter of Trust

Q.T. Ruby

She’s stuck in a rut, stuck in life and stuck in an elevator with Hollywood’s hottest actor. And of course she’s just come from the gym. Claire Parelli just can’t seem to catch a break, well, except for heartbreak, that is. After a lifetime of following the rules, she winds up heartbroken, unfulfilled, and hiding from life. But she can’t hide for long. After getting stuck aboard a broken eleva... read more

She’s stuck in a rut, stuck in life and stuck in an elevator with Hollywood’s hottest actor. And of course she’s just come from the gym. Claire Parelli just can’t seem to catch a break, well, except for heartbreak, that is. After a lifetime of following the rules, she winds up heartbroken, unfulfilled, and hiding from life. But she can’t hide for long. After getting stuck aboard a broken eleva... read more

Broken: Edge of Darkness Book 2

Vanessa Skye

A mother is murdered in an apparent robbery. A young woman is raped and beaten in a home invasion. Chicago Detective Alicia "Berg" Raymond doesn't believe in random crime and is certain both cases are more than they seem-but can she trust her instincts, or is she too distracted by the feelings she has for former partner and new boss? For Berg, the need for justice burns deep and fills the empt... read more

A mother is murdered in an apparent robbery. A young woman is raped and beaten in a home invasion. Chicago Detective Alicia "Berg" Raymond doesn't believe in random crime and is certain both cases are more than they seem-but can she trust her instincts, or is she too distracted by the feelings she has for former partner and new boss? For Berg, the need for justice burns deep and fills the empt... read more

Over the Edge

Suzanne Carroll

In six weeks Zoe Harper will marry Dan Costi in an over-the-top Sydney society wedding, complete with fire-eaters and belly dancers. But when she receives an unexpected gift from her future mother-in-law, Zoe realizes she's making a huge mistake. In a blazing sidewalk argument, she breaks up with her fiancé, and his mother-who has joined the fight via conference call. Following the advice of f... read more

In six weeks Zoe Harper will marry Dan Costi in an over-the-top Sydney society wedding, complete with fire-eaters and belly dancers. But when she receives an unexpected gift from her future mother-in-law, Zoe realizes she's making a huge mistake. In a blazing sidewalk argument, she breaks up with her fiancé, and his mother-who has joined the fight via conference call. Following the advice of f... read more

Innocence (A Forbidden Love)

Elise De Sallier

Ignorance is supposed to be bliss, but in Anneliese Barlow's experience, it leads to unwise choices and unnecessarily tragic outcomes . . . and there is nothing blissful about either.Forced to flee her father's brutal heir, Anneliese masquerades as Lisa Brown, a servant, in the grand country mansion of the Duke of Worthington. Discovering the life of gentility she had known was a virtual fairy... read more

Ignorance is supposed to be bliss, but in Anneliese Barlow's experience, it leads to unwise choices and unnecessarily tragic outcomes . . . and there is nothing blissful about either.Forced to flee her father's brutal heir, Anneliese masquerades as Lisa Brown, a servant, in the grand country mansion of the Duke of Worthington. Discovering the life of gentility she had known was a virtual fairy... read more

A Moment of Truth (A Matter of Trust Book 2)

Q.T. Ruby

She's out of her rut, out of her sweatpants, and out on the town.Claire Parelli has been liberated! Back to living it up in the Big Apple with her best friends, Claire embarks upon her dream career during the day, and steams up her nights with Daniel Chase, a.k.a. Mr. Beautiful, Hollywood's hottest leading man. Life is simply perfect.But for how long?Claire knows all too well that fairy tales ... read more

She's out of her rut, out of her sweatpants, and out on the town.Claire Parelli has been liberated! Back to living it up in the Big Apple with her best friends, Claire embarks upon her dream career during the day, and steams up her nights with Daniel Chase, a.k.a. Mr. Beautiful, Hollywood's hottest leading man. Life is simply perfect.But for how long?Claire knows all too well that fairy tales ... read more

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