Christina Kaye

Christina Kaye - Editor

Lexington, KY, USA

Freelance Editor for Fiction Authors

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Overview

I'm a well-established, professional freelance editor, and I also am a staff editor for a large publisher. I have worked with hundreds of authors from newbies to best-sellers. I offer affordable rates and fast turnaround times. I'm also an award-winning author, so I know what authors want and need when working with an editor.

I edit all categories and genres of books, from YA to adult, from romance to thrillers, and more! I even edit picture books and poetry books.

~TESTIMONIALS~

"I found Christina in a writing group and I’m so happy I did. She was very easy to communicate and work with. She has not only edited my work into a beautiful piece of art, but she helped me along the way through advice and tips to help me with my future projects. Christina was patient, especially since I’m a new author, and she helped me grow so much that my next book was easier to write. I highly recommend Christina for editing service and I plan to use her for all my projects. She wasn’t just my editor, she was a mentor." "

DL Blade, Author of The Chosen Coven Series

"I couldn't ask for a more supportive and communicative project partner than Christina. She has a great eye for detail and always delivers feedback when promised. I wouldn't hesitate to work with her again." ​

Jen Davis, Author of The Cooper Construction Series

"As a published author, I have worked with many different editors. The best thing an editor can do for an author is to inspire, and Christina Kaye absolutely inspires. She is also correct, educated, invested, and thorough. Whenever I had a question she was easy to reach and quick to respond. She stays in communication throughout the editorial process and asked smart questions about my manuscript as she combed through it in order to offer editorial advice that was in keeping with my goals for the plot and characters. Her prices are competitive and her turnaround times are prompt. She was actually ahead of schedule in returning my manuscript to me at every interval. My weakness as a writer is in the query process. I often write complex, layered stories, and have a difficult time offering enough summary without giving too much away, all the while keeping the information fluid and compelling. Christina Kaye is a Query Whisperer. Her advice and edits on my query letter not only made the specific letter shine but also showed me where I kept going wrong and how to fix it so that I can write more effective queries on my own in the future. Having my manuscripts professionally edited before querying them is my secret weapon to publishing success, and Christina Kaye is who I will use from now on. She was worth every penny I spent and more. She still checks in on me from time to time, just to see how I’m doing and what I’m working on next. I feel very fortunate to have discovered her."

Casey Dunn, RULE OF THREE (Pegasus Books, 2020) (aka Best-Selling Author Jadie Jones)

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Talk Soon,
Christina Kaye
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Dystopian
Fantasy
Horror
Paranormal Romance
Thriller
Women's Fiction
Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • Copyediting Fiction
  • Developmental Editing of Fiction
  • Writers Digest

Awards

  • National Indie Excellence Award

Work experience

Proofreader/Back Cover Blurb Writer

Limitless Publishing
February, 2016 – Present (over 3 years)

Owner

Self-employed
January, 2013 – Present (almost 7 years)

I provide line editing and developmental editing, as well as proofreading and ghostwriting services to newbie authors through best-sellers. I offer affordable rates and fast turnaround times. Every potential author gets a free sample edit. Every paying client gets free, unlimited counseling and advice by phone, text, or email.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Brick: Cooper Construction, Book 1

Jen Davis

I'm used to getting my hands dirty. During the day it's mud and grime on the construction site. At night...it's the blood I spill. A drug lord's enforcer does what needs to be done. It's my obedience, my loyalty to the boss that keeps my family alive. I know I'm teetering on the edge. I'm losing my humanity, I can feel it. It's changing me, and it's only a matter of time before the darkness ta... read more

I'm used to getting my hands dirty. During the day it's mud and grime on the construction site. At night...it's the blood I spill. A drug lord's enforcer does what needs to be done. It's my obedience, my loyalty to the boss that keeps my family alive. I know I'm teetering on the edge. I'm losing my humanity, I can feel it. It's changing me, and it's only a matter of time before the darkness ta... read more

Like Father Like Daughter (Flesh & Blood Trilogy) (Volume 1)

Christina Kaye

Suspense Finalist for the 2017 Indie Excellence Awards! Libby Carter is pretty sure she didn’t kill her husband… When Libby wakes up to find her husband Ryan murdered in bed next to her with no memory of how it happened, she can only assume the worst. Daughter of the infamous I-75 Strangler, Libby is afraid that becoming a serial killer is in her DNA. Is she truly capable of killing the man sh... read more

Suspense Finalist for the 2017 Indie Excellence Awards! Libby Carter is pretty sure she didn’t kill her husband… When Libby wakes up to find her husband Ryan murdered in bed next to her with no memory of how it happened, she can only assume the worst. Daughter of the infamous I-75 Strangler, Libby is afraid that becoming a serial killer is in her DNA. Is she truly capable of killing the man sh... read more

The Dark Awakening: A Paranormal Thriller (The Chosen Coven Book 1)

D.L. Blade

Discovering a secret, fulfilling a destiny.I stepped quickly to the side to walk by him, but he moved into my path, blocking me from going any further.“Mercy, relax. I’m not going to hurt you.”Everything around me froze in place and my heart stopped in its tracks. He knows me.How did he know my real name?—Just as Mercy pieces her life back together after a vicious attack, she notices a strange... read more

Discovering a secret, fulfilling a destiny.I stepped quickly to the side to walk by him, but he moved into my path, blocking me from going any further.“Mercy, relax. I’m not going to hurt you.”Everything around me froze in place and my heart stopped in its tracks. He knows me.How did he know my real name?—Just as Mercy pieces her life back together after a vicious attack, she notices a strange... read more

Just One Kiss (Oh Tequila Series Book 4)

C.A. Harms

What do you get when you mix Tequila with a house full of rowdy Fraternity brothers who have no boundaries? A cucumber, a pink thong, and a bottle of lube. Oh yeah, and super glue. There is always super glue…Parties, drinking, and plenty of mornings where you can’t remember what you did the night before...that was my life. Yet, there was one memory that lingered in my mind. Ten minutes in the ... read more

What do you get when you mix Tequila with a house full of rowdy Fraternity brothers who have no boundaries? A cucumber, a pink thong, and a bottle of lube. Oh yeah, and super glue. There is always super glue…Parties, drinking, and plenty of mornings where you can’t remember what you did the night before...that was my life. Yet, there was one memory that lingered in my mind. Ten minutes in the ... read more

The Italian Kitten Meets The Russian Wolf (Giovanni Family Book 1)

Grace Reagal

Do you know the story of Romeo and Juliet? Well, this isn’t their story. This is our story, Valentin’s story…my story.In the world of the filthy rich, two of the most infamous crime families rule with iron fists. Drug trafficking, gang killings, ruthless wars—these are the men who have no moral compass.Meet the Russian Mob, and the Italian Cosa Nostra. His family…and mine.My name is Caterina G... read more

Do you know the story of Romeo and Juliet? Well, this isn’t their story. This is our story, Valentin’s story…my story.In the world of the filthy rich, two of the most infamous crime families rule with iron fists. Drug trafficking, gang killings, ruthless wars—these are the men who have no moral compass.Meet the Russian Mob, and the Italian Cosa Nostra. His family…and mine.My name is Caterina G... read more

Cowgirl Crazy (Bad Girls Book 2)

Jennifer LaBelle

I’ve been pretty successful so far—in life that is, not love. Finding a man and falling in love wasn’t at the top of my priority list, not while raising my little brother. But he’s all grown up now, living his own life…and I plan on doing the same. See, I have a secret—a secret that hides all the naughty little tidbits of my deepest, most explicit sexual experiences and desires. It’s a world I... read more

I’ve been pretty successful so far—in life that is, not love. Finding a man and falling in love wasn’t at the top of my priority list, not while raising my little brother. But he’s all grown up now, living his own life…and I plan on doing the same. See, I have a secret—a secret that hides all the naughty little tidbits of my deepest, most explicit sexual experiences and desires. It’s a world I... read more

Chasing Butterflies (Bad Girls Book 1)

Jennifer Labelle

My life has been no joyride.Eight years ago my sister and I decided to leave our home and drug addict parents behind to build a new life somewhere else. Now that I’ve found my passion in art and tattooing I’m convinced that we’re finally happy…until tragedy changes everything.Deciding that going back to my roots is the best option for me, I return to the Hill Country of Texas, opening my own t... read more

My life has been no joyride.Eight years ago my sister and I decided to leave our home and drug addict parents behind to build a new life somewhere else. Now that I’ve found my passion in art and tattooing I’m convinced that we’re finally happy…until tragedy changes everything.Deciding that going back to my roots is the best option for me, I return to the Hill Country of Texas, opening my own t... read more

Kane (Cooper Construction Book 2)

Jen Davis

I know how it feels to lose everything—to watch my world crash down around me, unable to do shit about it. I was a broken man when the Skulls took me in. They helped me pick up the pieces, became my family, earned my loyalty. Then my past storms back into my life with spiky heels and an attitude to match, and my loyalty is tested. Amanda doesn’t just own the company I work for, she owns my hea... read more

I know how it feels to lose everything—to watch my world crash down around me, unable to do shit about it. I was a broken man when the Skulls took me in. They helped me pick up the pieces, became my family, earned my loyalty. Then my past storms back into my life with spiky heels and an attitude to match, and my loyalty is tested. Amanda doesn’t just own the company I work for, she owns my hea... read more

Robby (Cooper Construction Book 3)

Jen Davis

No one knows me—not the true me shaped by my sordid past. I cover the scars on my soul as well as I hide the ones on my skin.I'm living proof that only the strongest survive on these streets. But I paid a heavy price for my survival.Now I'm ready to move on, to forget my past. In my dreams, I do it with Matt. I've had my eye on him ever since he joined Cooper Construction. Like me, he keeps hi... read more

No one knows me—not the true me shaped by my sordid past. I cover the scars on my soul as well as I hide the ones on my skin.I'm living proof that only the strongest survive on these streets. But I paid a heavy price for my survival.Now I'm ready to move on, to forget my past. In my dreams, I do it with Matt. I've had my eye on him ever since he joined Cooper Construction. Like me, he keeps hi... read more

Forever With You (Misfit Tattoo Book 1)

Jennifer Labelle

I know what it’s like to bleed. To have so much pain you can barely breathe. My entire life got burned down in flames, and now I’m nothing. My escape? Friends, booze, and willing women. They make me feel numb. Better yet, they keep me distracted from the memories that plague me. When a curvy brunette walks into my tattoo shop I immediately recognize the sad look in her eyes. Pain. Regret. Grie... read more

I know what it’s like to bleed. To have so much pain you can barely breathe. My entire life got burned down in flames, and now I’m nothing. My escape? Friends, booze, and willing women. They make me feel numb. Better yet, they keep me distracted from the memories that plague me. When a curvy brunette walks into my tattoo shop I immediately recognize the sad look in her eyes. Pain. Regret. Grie... read more

Dirty Damsels (DotComGirls Series Book 1)

Peggy Jaeger

What if Cynderella had a one-night stand with a man named Prince?When I first saw Cynderella all covered in soot in that sexy maid uniform, I knew I wanted to be her Prince.She's a smart and savvy businesswoman who's built her cleaning company from the ground up. But now that Dirty Damsels was booming, I've been hired to arrange a hostile takeover. But the temptation of having her was too much... read more

What if Cynderella had a one-night stand with a man named Prince?When I first saw Cynderella all covered in soot in that sexy maid uniform, I knew I wanted to be her Prince.She's a smart and savvy businesswoman who's built her cleaning company from the ground up. But now that Dirty Damsels was booming, I've been hired to arrange a hostile takeover. But the temptation of having her was too much... read more

Forgotten Love (Bound By Love Book 1)

J.M. Davies

I’m an ex-Navy SEAL. A wounded warrior with a hard-ass exterior and a checkered past to match. All I care about is my outdoor survival business—teaching others the skills they need to survive in the face of danger.But fate has a wicked sense of humor.From out of nowhere this brunette-beauty with the easy smile and doe-eyes walks into my life…and it’s not the first time.Summer doesn’t remember ... read more

I’m an ex-Navy SEAL. A wounded warrior with a hard-ass exterior and a checkered past to match. All I care about is my outdoor survival business—teaching others the skills they need to survive in the face of danger.But fate has a wicked sense of humor.From out of nowhere this brunette-beauty with the easy smile and doe-eyes walks into my life…and it’s not the first time.Summer doesn’t remember ... read more

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