I love working one-on-one with authors to transform their manuscripts, help them fulfill their visions, and get their books into readers' hands. No matter what level of editing you need, I aim for a perfect, polished piece every time.
I've spent much of my ten-plus-year career in traditional publishing, but I enjoy the freedom of working with self-published authors. I’ve been fortunate to collaborate with Big Four editors, designers, agents, publicists, and marketers, as well as with many New York Times bestselling authors who've been featured on the TODAY show and in the New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, ELLE, and Publishers Weekly, to name a few.
As a professional editor, I’ll work closely with you to identify issues, resolve problem areas, clarify intended meanings, improve style, maintain your voice, and ensure your message gets across clearly to your target audience.
With my work background, proficiency in Chicago style, and attention to even the smallest details, you can be sure your book will meet professional industry standards—and, just as important, your readers' standards.
I love editing books of many genres, but I have a special interest in nonfiction, particularly health and wellness. Perhaps this is because I grew up in a family with many health care professionals and enjoy living an active, healthy lifestyle. I am also interested in the sciences and try to keep up with the latest research.
Although my job is to help coach you through the editing process, I intentionally collaborate with authors whose books will teach me something new or reveal an interesting perspective.
I spend much of my free time cooking, exercising, watching a good movie or TV show, exploring, traveling with friends and family, enjoying the outdoors, drinking coffee and tea, and, of course, reading—usually thrillers and general literature (especially British).
Edit onsite content, books, e-books, automated email marketing messages, and press releases for clients
Edit books, monthly magazine, press releases, podcasts, emails, white papers, and other company promotional materials
Research market competition and materials for clients and optimize content for SEO
Write and edit original, unique onsite content and blogs
Edited manuscripts for content
Copyedited using Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, fact-checked, and proofread manuscripts to ensure accuracy on a per-title basis and across each series
Created style sheets to reference when editing standalone books or subsequent books by the same author or in the same series
Oversaw production of entire print and digital frontlist of approximately 36 fiction and nonfiction titles per year for Turner, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Howell Book House, and Fieldstone Alliance imprints
Developed and edited manuscripts, including fact-checking and researching, to ensure clarity and accuracy while meeting tight deadlines
Worked closely with agents and authors, including New York Times bestselling authors, to ensure high-quality, error-free books appealing to target markets
Strategically developed seasonal lists in conjunction with marketing department
Wrote engaging and relevant jacket copy
Copyedited marketing materials and digital and print ads
Managed work, schedules, and budgets for a team of 20+ freelancers, including designers, typesetters, illustrators, copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers
Reviewed copyedits per The Chicago Manual of Style, house style, and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
Assisted in creating book titles
Provided art direction for covers and interiors
Prepared materials for and promoted titles at annual BookExpo America conference in New York
Proofread manuscripts, including New York Times bestselling author Frank Peretti's Monster, using The Chicago Manual of Style and house style, ensuring timely delivery for editor
Perform substantive/developmental editing, line editing, copy editing, proofreading, research, and fact-checking for book manuscripts
Guide authors through publishing process, from manuscript to production to print
Edit online sales copy for e-tailers and jacket copy for print books
Edit research papers, government reports, nonprofit organization literature, web copy, general marketing and ad copy, professional lecture and conference materials, dissertations, theses, and graduate school personal statements and admission essays
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In Becoming China’s Bitch, Peter D. Kiernan presents an unflinching manifesto in which he explores five factors that keep us frozen. He then uncovers the ten challenges that pose the greatest threat to our future. Presented from a fresh yet informative perspective, these ten impending catastrophes include our semiconscious dependency on China, our lack of a coordinated intelligence effort, our... read more
A lively tale of one young woman’s adventure to pass her Official Princess Test, discover a means of escape from her island, and reveal her true destiny.Thirteen-year-old orphan Black Bee Bright (B. B. for short) is funny, quirky, precocious, and adventurous. But B. B. has a secret. She’s captive on an island in “the middle of very tropical nowhere” because she’s forced to hide her true identi... read more
Set in the gritty allure of a Las Vegas casino, Deadly Faux is an unstoppable thriller of deceit and seduction.Wolfgang Schmitt, ex-underwear model, self-proclaimed wisecrack, and cynical copywriter turned undercover agent, is biding his time, unsure how to spend the millions he scored after his recent undercover mission for the FBI. Complicating matters is the fact that he might be called in ... read more
Fast and easy fixes for common dog problemsAs the owner of a puppy, professional dog trainer Victoria Schade is well aware how easily things can go awry. Frustration, confusion, and a basic lack of knowledge can make even a simple behavior problem blossom into something huge and??unwieldy. Now, in Secrets of a Dog Trainer, she gives pet parents a trainer's point of view, explaining why dog own... read more
An explosive courtroom thriller from bestselling novelist and former California deputy district attorney William P. Wood—now a major motion pictureA killer so savage (and so sly) that the brutal frenzy of his crimes makes an unassailable insanity defense—such is the opponent facing Tony Fraser, a young district attorney willing to risk anything, everything, for a sentence of death. Plotted aga... read more
America’s bestselling author and inspirational columnist Catherine Galasso-Vigorito brings practical Biblical advice and true, modern-day stories to serve as illuminatingencouragement in the face of life’s challenges.Filled with encouraging true stories, rich Biblical passages, and pragmatic words of wisdom, The Open Window provides workable suggestions and concrete ways to help deal with the ... read more
From New York Times bestselling author Barbara Wood: A riveting, historical tale set in first-century Rome, The Divining chronicles one young woman’s spiritual quest to discover her destiny through the powerful gift of second sight—and save entire future generations. Ancient Rome: 54 C.E. Nineteen-year-old Ulrika is plagued with strange visions and dreams. In order to discover the truth behind... read more
As the top-ranking official at the U.S. Department of Defense in charge of economic rebuilding, Brinkley and his organization of hundreds of business volunteers struggled against bureaucratic policies to revolutionize foreign aid by leveraging America's strength—its private sector. In doing so, his team demonstrated success in the midst of failure, and created hundreds of thousands of jobs in ... read more
Winner of the 2013 Nautilus Silver Award In the radical new book Transformed!, bestselling author Dr. Judith Wright and acclaimed speaker Dr. Bob Wright explore how individuals can achieve lifelong transformation—in their careers, their relationships, and their lives. Transformed! integrates cutting-edge findings across many fields with groundbreaking research about the highest performing stud... read more
This essential go-to guide reveals how women can enhance their lives by creating valuable friendships in today’s busy, mobile world, from nationally recognized friendship expert and CEO of GirlFriendCircles.com. Every woman is searching for a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life. Many realize the significant role that an intimate, tightly knit circle of friends plays in creating a more ful... read more
First Novel in the St. Simons TrilogyA compelling, vibrant saga of conflict, love, and a young man's search to fulfill his dreams.In this enthralling first novel of the St. Simons Trilogy, Eugenia Price shares the compelling story of James Gould, a young man with a passionate dream. Raised in post-Revolution Granville, Massachusetts, Gould could only imagine the beauty and warmth of lands to t... read more
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New Lines takes the pulse of a society increasingly drawn to the power of the digital map, examining the conceptual and technical developments of the field of geographic information science as this work is refracted through a pervasive digital culture. Matthew W. Wilson draws together archival research on the birth of the digital map with a reconsideration of the critical turn in mapping and c... read more
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I have been involved in publishing since 1986 and have operated as a freelancer since 2003. I am also a lecturer in history at QUB.
Grammar guru looking to help authors of YA, sci-fi and fantasy get their books into shape. I also love travel books and great memoirs!