Cortni Merritt

Cortni Merritt - Editor

Orlando, FL, United States

Results-driven word nerd. Copy polisher, typo corrector. I value the voice in your prose and challenge every sentence to command attention.

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Overview

I'm a Content Marketing Strategist and Fiction & Non-Fiction Editor

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
African American fiction
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Literature
Science Fiction
Short Story
Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Psychology
Self-help & Self-improvement

Certifications

  • HubSpot Inbound Marketing

Work experience

Senior Copywriter

Rule Your Kingdom
June, 2015 – Present (over 3 years)

I enjoy crafting on-page copy for local businesses with aggressive SEO campaigns.

Freelance Writer and Editor

Self-employed
December, 2010 – Present (almost 8 years)

Through Upwork, I provide freelance writing and editing services for a variety of businesses and indivuals. From blogs and online articles to full editing for PhD dissertations. I specialize in SEO optimization for on-page business website copy.

I am an insatiable reader of both fiction and non-fiction from writers around the world and topics that span every shelf in the library. I am truly passionate about helping writers polish their prose for publication.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

The Light of Nimbdell (The Hosttowers of Nimbdell Book 2)

J Welch

Upon earning her title as Master, Secile must now search for the lost daughter of her late friend Lucimina, the one she intends to take as her first apprentice in the Hosttowers, if the girl is still alive. Further, the region is no longer duly ruled, but split between the southern invaders under Queen Raekehl and the northern school of magic known as the Hosttowers of Nimbdell. Worse, the evi... read more

Upon earning her title as Master, Secile must now search for the lost daughter of her late friend Lucimina, the one she intends to take as her first apprentice in the Hosttowers, if the girl is still alive. Further, the region is no longer duly ruled, but split between the southern invaders under Queen Raekehl and the northern school of magic known as the Hosttowers of Nimbdell. Worse, the evi... read more

Blood of a Queen: Book 1

Toi Powell

A secret so deadly, she should have stayed hidden.A young woman’s newfound independence takes her into the heart of a dangerous city in New York; a place her parents forbade her to return to. Ruby, beautiful, yet, sheltered and naive, unearths a web of deception, betrayal and love triangles. She stumbles upon a family secret so deadly, she makes it her mission to prove the serious accusations ... read more

A secret so deadly, she should have stayed hidden.A young woman’s newfound independence takes her into the heart of a dangerous city in New York; a place her parents forbade her to return to. Ruby, beautiful, yet, sheltered and naive, unearths a web of deception, betrayal and love triangles. She stumbles upon a family secret so deadly, she makes it her mission to prove the serious accusations ... read more

Hello God: How to Get Your Kids to Heaven and Grow Your Ministry

JJ Vasquez

75% of the teenagers and young adults who have dropped out of church say they have never heard Jesus speak to them in a personal way. Are your children doomed to die without Christ? Is Christianity no longer relevant to this generation? Is it not cool enough? Has it finally become too opposed to the cultural norms? Or is it simply just unbelievable? No, we misjudged what this generation wants ... read more

75% of the teenagers and young adults who have dropped out of church say they have never heard Jesus speak to them in a personal way. Are your children doomed to die without Christ? Is Christianity no longer relevant to this generation? Is it not cool enough? Has it finally become too opposed to the cultural norms? Or is it simply just unbelievable? No, we misjudged what this generation wants ... read more

Go Deeper: Inspirational Life Lessons That Took Me From Merely Surviving to Purposeful Living

Tina Jackson

Years of abuse and neglect created in me the desire to grant mercy and forgive quickly. My prayer is that Go Deeper will open up a dialogue within you that will begin your own journey towards a greater sense of compassion and understanding. As you take this journey with me, allow your walls of selfishness, anger, and strife to fall completely down. This will make way for an awakening in your s... read more

Years of abuse and neglect created in me the desire to grant mercy and forgive quickly. My prayer is that Go Deeper will open up a dialogue within you that will begin your own journey towards a greater sense of compassion and understanding. As you take this journey with me, allow your walls of selfishness, anger, and strife to fall completely down. This will make way for an awakening in your s... read more

Ride Like the Wind

Luann Reynolds

Ride Like the Wind is the fifth book of the series "Let the Wildflowers Bloom." The heroine, Victoria Alexandra Highland, receives enlightening information from her dead mother, Sarah Margaret Mathieson, which ignites a journey west for Edwin Morgan and Inspector Southerland, hunting the slayer Frances Highland. Lorenzo Dow Parrish is hired to keep a watchful eye on Alex. Time with Lorenzo ini... read more

Ride Like the Wind is the fifth book of the series "Let the Wildflowers Bloom." The heroine, Victoria Alexandra Highland, receives enlightening information from her dead mother, Sarah Margaret Mathieson, which ignites a journey west for Edwin Morgan and Inspector Southerland, hunting the slayer Frances Highland. Lorenzo Dow Parrish is hired to keep a watchful eye on Alex. Time with Lorenzo ini... read more

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