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Cayce Berryman

Cayce Berryman - Editor

Louisville, KY, United States

As an editor and writing coach, I have one of the best jobs ever! I specialize in fantasy and literary, and raw voices are my favorite.

Overview

Cayce is an editor with a passion for words. Helping writers discover and refine their voice is what she does best. She believes that every writer’s voice is important, and every voice is worth hearing. Cayce seeks a partnership with each of her clients, which creates a casual atmosphere in which neither feel uncomfortable with discussion. A novel can't properly improve if the writer doesn't learn, and Cayce takes her time to help the writer as well as the writing.

Cayce is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, and she works as a finisher and newspaper designer for Gannett (USA Today Network). She has an associate degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in creative writing and English.

Previously, she worked with the Collaborative Writing Challenge, which brought together writers from all over the world to put together a single novel in eight months.

Cayce offers a variety of editing services, as well as a consultation service, both for fiction and non-fiction works. Contact her to get started.

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What have others said about Cayce's editing services?

"Cayce Berryman is excellent! The editing she did on my manuscript was phenomenal. She is very thorough and went above and beyond to make sure my novel would be the best it could be. She was very interactive throughout the process. I didn’t feel like she just went through my manuscript and tore it up with a red pen. Instead, I felt like she helped me grow as a writer by pointing out what wasn’t working as well as the good points of my work. Cayce worked in a very timely manner, even finishing the editing earlier than expected. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for professional, thorough, and efficient editing."
— Miranda Brock, SOULS ASUNDER

"I really don’t know where to begin. This was actually my very first manuscript. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing when I started writing my memoir, and I was looking for an editor to guide me from the beginning to the end, and Cayce did just that! She guided me step by step. She told me what my readers would be looking for. Because I was a victim of a crime, she told me when I needed to add more feelings and ask more questions of “why.” She also wasn’t afraid to tell me when something just wasn’t right or needed to be omitted, or changed. I kept an open mind and was willing to listen. I learned so much from her. If you’re looking for someone who will take time out and really give your manuscript the full undivided attention it deserves, I recommend Cayce Berryman's Services. I was very pleased with the results and will use her again in the future."
— Donna Robinson, COURAGEOUS AND STRONG

"I stumbled upon Cayce randomly and extremely ungraciously with a manuscript that I had completed the day before that I didn’t go back and look over…not once. That being so, I’m fairly certain there was A TON of work to be done on her part, and she did it in such a timely manner, and the changes she suggested helped make my book the best that it could be. I will not use any other editor for my upcoming projects! She’s thorough, creative, and patient when need be. I highly recommend her services!"
— Erika Blount, LUCIFER'S HOUNDS

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Children's - Middle Grade Christian Fantasy Inspirational Science Fiction Themes & Motifs Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Christian (Non-Fiction)

Certifications

  • AWAI - Copywriting Certification

Work experience

Managing Editor

Del Mar College Foghorn
August, 2015 – May, 2016 (8 months)

As the managing editor, I oversee the assigned stories and ensure they are completed on time. I help design the newspaper and copy edit the content, as well as the page design before the newspaper is sent to print.

Story Coordinator

Collaborative Writing Challenge
August, 2015 – May, 2016 (9 months)

Choose "best fit" from weekly chapter submissions, copy edit, line edit, weekly chapter summary writing, update reference notes for writers, notify scheduled writers with chapter information, weekly newsletter, writer assistance and consult, story streamlining.

Editor

Self-employed
June, 2014 – Present (over 3 years)

I offer common editing services for non-fiction and fiction books, and I also offer a verbal consultation for clients who want an in-depth discussion about a project (complete or in-progress) or my notes on a completed edit.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Wytch Born: CWC Collaborative Novel Written By 22 International Authors (Collaborative Writing Challenge Book 4)

Jason Pere, Kaylee Kosakowski, Jean Grabow, Evelyn Pentikis, Trenton Mabey, Sharon Flood, Eleftheria Chrysochoou, Zan McGreevey

Wytches and Paladins have been at war for centuries. The old feud exists beyond their history, deeply embedded in the blood of their ancestors. And as the last of the Taker bloodline of Wytches, Salem feels the call of battle all too fiercely. Simza Adenah is a Paladin, sworn to hunt down and kill every Wytch she can find. But when she meets Salem Taker, the man whose Wytchcraft is more closel... read more

Wytches and Paladins have been at war for centuries. The old feud exists beyond their history, deeply embedded in the blood of their ancestors. And as the last of the Taker bloodline of Wytches, Salem feels the call of battle all too fiercely. Simza Adenah is a Paladin, sworn to hunt down and kill every Wytch she can find. But when she meets Salem Taker, the man whose Wytchcraft is more closel... read more

Daughter of the Drackan: Book One of Gyenona's Children

Kathrin L Hutson

Book One of Gyenona's ChildrenBorn of humans but raised by beasts who despise the legacy of man, Keelin is the only one who can redeem, or destroy, the future of both races.Keelin is the only human fledgling, weaned by the drackans of the High Hills and given their instincts, ferocious strength, and fierce hatred for humankind. But even the drackans closest to her cannot explain why she has vi... read more

Book One of Gyenona's ChildrenBorn of humans but raised by beasts who despise the legacy of man, Keelin is the only one who can redeem, or destroy, the future of both races.Keelin is the only human fledgling, weaned by the drackans of the High Hills and given their instincts, ferocious strength, and fierce hatred for humankind. But even the drackans closest to her cannot explain why she has vi... read more

Courageous and Strong: A Survivor's Story of Hope and Healing

Donna G Robinson

Donna's life didn't always require constant fear and caution, and looking over her shoulder every moment she was alone. But, when a normal morning turned into a devastating murder attempt, her world changed forever and the justice she sought in her attack came with it."Courageous and Strong," a true story of setbacks, brokenness, courage and faith, will offer insight into a life trying to piec... read more

Donna's life didn't always require constant fear and caution, and looking over her shoulder every moment she was alone. But, when a normal morning turned into a devastating murder attempt, her world changed forever and the justice she sought in her attack came with it."Courageous and Strong," a true story of setbacks, brokenness, courage and faith, will offer insight into a life trying to piec... read more

Lucifer's Hounds

Erika Blount

Lilly Summers is behind on rent, the bar she works for is on a downward spiral toward closure, and she has no idea where life will take her. When she tries to escape her troubles, she meets a mystery biker who challenges her idea of a one-night stand, and she finds herself getting more of him and his life than she bargained for.

Lilly Summers is behind on rent, the bar she works for is on a downward spiral toward closure, and she has no idea where life will take her. When she tries to escape her troubles, she meets a mystery biker who challenges her idea of a one-night stand, and she finds herself getting more of him and his life than she bargained for.

Souls Asunder (The Keeper's Way Book 2)

Miranda Brock

“Autumn never thought she would be faced with this choice. She couldn’t lose everything. Not again. Only this time it was different; completely, devastatingly different. When faced with such a decision, though, what choice did she really have?”Following her purpose and picking up the pieces of her fractured heart is all Autumn wishes for. Increasing confrontations with Dehmons and the unveilin... read more

“Autumn never thought she would be faced with this choice. She couldn’t lose everything. Not again. Only this time it was different; completely, devastatingly different. When faced with such a decision, though, what choice did she really have?”Following her purpose and picking up the pieces of her fractured heart is all Autumn wishes for. Increasing confrontations with Dehmons and the unveilin... read more

Once Upon a Wednesday (Authors' Tale Book 1)

Cayce Berryman, M.W. King, Crystal MM Burton, Tyronica Smith, Lana Snow, E.R. Smo, Richard Happerger, CL Steele, A.M. Deese, Melody Greene, Jack A. Pewitt, Kyle Crawford, J.C. O'Neil, Terra Beilman, Ekta R. Garg

Find love in a best friend after being trapped in a cabin, discover a new kind of magic after you run out of your own, or run from what you discover to be your greatest fear. The first volume of a series from Authors’ Tale offers a genre for every reader. Sixteen stories, along with three featured short collaborations, provide all readers with a reason to discover the authors inside. Experienc... read more

Find love in a best friend after being trapped in a cabin, discover a new kind of magic after you run out of your own, or run from what you discover to be your greatest fear. The first volume of a series from Authors’ Tale offers a genre for every reader. Sixteen stories, along with three featured short collaborations, provide all readers with a reason to discover the authors inside. Experienc... read more

There's No Such Thing As People

Michelle Williams-King

For Little Monster, bedtime is hard, especially when he's afraid that scary things lurk in his closet. His parents insist there's no such thing as people, but he isn't so easily convinced. For more information, visit: NoSuchThingAsPeople.com

For Little Monster, bedtime is hard, especially when he's afraid that scary things lurk in his closet. His parents insist there's no such thing as people, but he isn't so easily convinced. For more information, visit: NoSuchThingAsPeople.com

Think, Write, Publish: How to self-publish a book: Pre-writing, Writing, Publishing and Marketing Guide (How to Write a Book and Make a Living Writing)

Benjamin Chapin, T.K. Chapin

Have you ever wanted to write a book? Maybe you’ve got a great book idea but have no idea where to begin. “Think, Write, Publish” is the first and only book you’ll ever need to read.Life can be crazy with the demands of the world pressing against our every moment, but there’s hope. Writing and authorship might not be for everyone, but how do you know if you never give it a try? From start to F... read more

Have you ever wanted to write a book? Maybe you’ve got a great book idea but have no idea where to begin. “Think, Write, Publish” is the first and only book you’ll ever need to read.Life can be crazy with the demands of the world pressing against our every moment, but there’s hope. Writing and authorship might not be for everyone, but how do you know if you never give it a try? From start to F... read more

Ambition: CWC Collaborative Novel (CWC - Collaborative Writing Challenge Book 2)

Afiya Lahens, Moya Rooke, Victoria Abbott, Yenifer Sanchez, Sophie Southwood, Brittany Pomales, Lisa Bonnani, Kaylee Kosakowski

Set in the early 1920’s this is a beautiful tale of secrets, loss and lies. But the truth always comes out in the end whether it is forthcoming or forced. Madame Lockridge bears her soul to young Angelina, who’s own life is dramatically changed by what she learns whilst typing up the sensational memoir. Her goal to get it published leads her to Henry, and a family she never knew she would have... read more

Set in the early 1920’s this is a beautiful tale of secrets, loss and lies. But the truth always comes out in the end whether it is forthcoming or forced. Madame Lockridge bears her soul to young Angelina, who’s own life is dramatically changed by what she learns whilst typing up the sensational memoir. Her goal to get it published leads her to Henry, and a family she never knew she would have... read more

ARK: CWC Collaborative Novel Written By 20 international Authors (Collaborative Writing Challenege Book 3)

20 International Authors, Robert Mackey, Kaylee Kosakowski, Rachael Steele, Sharon Flood, Eleftheria Chrysochoou, Chris Donovan, Mike Smith

The renowned planetary zoologist, Dr. Forret, has always loved exploring new planets, discovering and cataloging new species, and returning to Earth with his new-found knowledge. His beloved Ark, the exploratory research vessel, serves as both mobile laboratory and home to the hundreds of her crew members, who have all put their lives in Dirk's hands on their mission to Santelli Minor.But this... read more

The renowned planetary zoologist, Dr. Forret, has always loved exploring new planets, discovering and cataloging new species, and returning to Earth with his new-found knowledge. His beloved Ark, the exploratory research vessel, serves as both mobile laboratory and home to the hundreds of her crew members, who have all put their lives in Dirk's hands on their mission to Santelli Minor.But this... read more

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