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.

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Overview

Cayce Berryman is an editor with a passion for words. Helping writers refine and discover their voice is what she does best, but when she’s not editing, reading, or designing newspapers and writing headlines, she’s outside. Sometimes, she’s outside on Facebook Live talking about editing, but usually she’s gawking over what grows in her yard, taking a scenic drive to church, or just enjoying the sunshine in sunny Kentucky with her dog, Autumn. "Cayce’s edit of my upcoming novel was precise, concise, and helped me sharpen things I’d overlooked in a manuscript I’d read a million times. She kept in contact with me throughout the process, and I was thrilled with the results!" — James D.F. Hannah, HENRY MALONE SERIES "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, KEEPER'S WAY SERIES; CIRQUE DU SHADOW SERIES; STRATUS "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
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Christian Fiction
Fantasy
Themes & Motifs
Young Adult
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Christian (Non-Fiction)
Inspirational

Certifications

  • AWAI - Copywriting Certification

Work experience

Senior editor

Authors' Tale Publications
March, 2016 – Present (over 4 years)

An annual anthology brings authors together for a collaborative experience that includes a workshop and an anthology to add to their list of publications. After the stories are chosen and compiled, I am one of three copyeditors on the project to review and edit the anthology prior to sending through to the next step in the publication process.

Page editor/designer

USA TODAY Network
March, 2016 – Present (over 4 years)

For more than one hundred newspapers across the country, I design pages, proofread copy, and write headlines and cutlines for multiple daily and non-daily publications.

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 6 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 (19 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

She Talks to Angels (The Henry Malone Novels)

James D.F. Hannah

"A tight, sharp story with brutal—and brutally funny—moments. Buckle up." — S.G. Redling, author of FLOWERTOWN and BAGGAGEHomecoming queen. Cheerleader. Heroin addict.Meadow Charles was a girl with all the promise in the world—and secrets to hide. Someone else tried to hide Meadow's secrets when they murdered her and left her body at the Parker County landfill. Five years later, the murder sti... read more

"A tight, sharp story with brutal—and brutally funny—moments. Buckle up." — S.G. Redling, author of FLOWERTOWN and BAGGAGEHomecoming queen. Cheerleader. Heroin addict.Meadow Charles was a girl with all the promise in the world—and secrets to hide. Someone else tried to hide Meadow's secrets when they murdered her and left her body at the Parker County landfill. Five years later, the murder sti... read more

Midnight Lullaby (The Henry Malone Novels Book 1)

James D.F. Hannah

A missing woman. A suitcase full of drug money. An ex-cop with nothing to lose."... Hannah walks the line between the action-packed and witty style of Robert B. Parker with the dark style of ... James Lee Burke and Andrew Vachss. He manages to tick every box I like in PI fiction ..." Jochem Vandersteen, Son of SpadeA roadside shooting ended both his career and his marriage and sent ex-state tr... read more

A missing woman. A suitcase full of drug money. An ex-cop with nothing to lose."... Hannah walks the line between the action-packed and witty style of Robert B. Parker with the dark style of ... James Lee Burke and Andrew Vachss. He manages to tick every box I like in PI fiction ..." Jochem Vandersteen, Son of SpadeA roadside shooting ended both his career and his marriage and sent ex-state tr... read more

The Righteous Path: A Parker County Novel (The Parker County Novels Book 1)

James D.F. Hannah

"James D.F. Hannah is the real deal ... (He) shows with this book he has no trouble holding his own against Robert B. Parker and Lawrence Block." — Dave Zeltserman, author of SMALL CRIMES and PARIAH, on SHE TALKS TO ANGELSSheriff Matt Simms' days are numbered. Diagnosed with liver cancer, and waiting for a transplant, Simms remains steadfast to the things that matter: his friends, his wife, an... read more

"James D.F. Hannah is the real deal ... (He) shows with this book he has no trouble holding his own against Robert B. Parker and Lawrence Block." — Dave Zeltserman, author of SMALL CRIMES and PARIAH, on SHE TALKS TO ANGELSSheriff Matt Simms' days are numbered. Diagnosed with liver cancer, and waiting for a transplant, Simms remains steadfast to the things that matter: his friends, his wife, an... read more

Friend of the Devil (The Henry Malone Novels Book 4)

James D.F. Hannah

"(James D.F. Hannah) shows ... he has no trouble holding his own against Robert B. Parker and Lawrence Block." — Dave Zeltserman, author of SMALL CRIMES and PARIAH, on SHE TALKS TO ANGELSGetting a guy out of a bar should be a simple thing. Should be. But it’s Henry Malone and his well-armed A.A. sponsor Woody, so of course, things get complicated. Bar fight with bikers-level complicated. Thing... read more

"(James D.F. Hannah) shows ... he has no trouble holding his own against Robert B. Parker and Lawrence Block." — Dave Zeltserman, author of SMALL CRIMES and PARIAH, on SHE TALKS TO ANGELSGetting a guy out of a bar should be a simple thing. Should be. But it’s Henry Malone and his well-armed A.A. sponsor Woody, so of course, things get complicated. Bar fight with bikers-level complicated. Thing... read more

A Turn of Pandemonium (Cirque du Shadow Book 1)

Miranda Brock

The Cirque du Shadow isn’t your childhood circus. When Peyton Locke accepts a job in the menagerie, she isn’t expecting to be a handler for a half-demon, half-gryphon shifter with a bad attitude. Determined to be free, Ari wants nothing more than to live his own life. His new handler is just another person to control him, and he will tear the beautiful girl apart if given the chance. Unaware o... read more

The Cirque du Shadow isn’t your childhood circus. When Peyton Locke accepts a job in the menagerie, she isn’t expecting to be a handler for a half-demon, half-gryphon shifter with a bad attitude. Determined to be free, Ari wants nothing more than to live his own life. His new handler is just another person to control him, and he will tear the beautiful girl apart if given the chance. Unaware o... read more

Stratus (Fallen Skies Book 1)

Miranda Brock

"My crazy grandma always said thunder was caused by the clash of angels and demons, and lightning was the loser being cast to earth. So when I was hit by lightning I couldn't help but wonder, was I struck by an angel or a demon?"Lily Calhoun wants nothing more than some excitement on her quiet, small-town life. When she gets caught in a storm one afternoon she gets more than she bargained for.... read more

"My crazy grandma always said thunder was caused by the clash of angels and demons, and lightning was the loser being cast to earth. So when I was hit by lightning I couldn't help but wonder, was I struck by an angel or a demon?"Lily Calhoun wants nothing more than some excitement on her quiet, small-town life. When she gets caught in a storm one afternoon she gets more than she bargained for.... read more

Souls Tethered (The Keeper's Way Book 3)

Miranda Brock

Autumn has managed to defeat a powerful enemy but at a terrible price. The majority of the Searchers have been captured by the Masters but penetrating the Dehmon stronghold could be a task more difficult than the Keeper and her few remaining protectors could hope to accomplish.Fortunately, the once solitary group has found some new allies. Ties are formed and bonds strengthened. With powerful ... read more

Autumn has managed to defeat a powerful enemy but at a terrible price. The majority of the Searchers have been captured by the Masters but penetrating the Dehmon stronghold could be a task more difficult than the Keeper and her few remaining protectors could hope to accomplish.Fortunately, the once solitary group has found some new allies. Ties are formed and bonds strengthened. With powerful ... read more

Heart of a Child

Cayce Berryman, Crystal MM Burton, Jeanne Felfe, Ekta R. Garg, Richard Happerger, Cari Jehlik, M.W. King, Mitch Larkins, G Dean Manuel, J.C. O'Neil

Whether you want to take a trip through time, go on an adventure in your back yard, or feel a burst of excitement only to return to an adult reality, each story has something for every reader who wants to feel like a child or be part of a life many children have led before.Take a trip down memory lane or pull your child into your lap and see the world through their eyes. In this second antholo... read more

Whether you want to take a trip through time, go on an adventure in your back yard, or feel a burst of excitement only to return to an adult reality, each story has something for every reader who wants to feel like a child or be part of a life many children have led before.Take a trip down memory lane or pull your child into your lap and see the world through their eyes. In this second antholo... read more

Ace, Grace, and the Flying Suitcase Visit Jamaica (Ace and Grace Travel Books)

Kimberly A. Hemmings, Cassandra Bowen

Join Ace, Grace, and Skylar, the Flying Suitcase on a magical, rhyming adventure! Each book in the Ace and Grace Travel Books series focuses on a different country and is educational, entertaining, and combines both fact and fiction, using a fun, rhyming text. In each book, Ace, Grace, and Skylar the Flying Suitcase, visit actual sites, enjoy authentic foods, dance to the rhythms, and meet won... read more

Join Ace, Grace, and Skylar, the Flying Suitcase on a magical, rhyming adventure! Each book in the Ace and Grace Travel Books series focuses on a different country and is educational, entertaining, and combines both fact and fiction, using a fun, rhyming text. In each book, Ace, Grace, and Skylar the Flying Suitcase, visit actual sites, enjoy authentic foods, dance to the rhythms, and meet won... read more

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