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Courtenay Dodds

Courtenay Dodds - Editor

Exeter, NH

Developmental, substantive and line editor, I work mostly with Independent and Self-Published Authors.

Overview

As a writer, reader and editor I have decades of experience working with people in an wide number of industries, from the more traditional publishing and graphic design, to the more outlandish – road side rug salesmen and traveling artists. My extensive business background enables me to offer budding novelists and story tellers a professional experience with the encouragement and thoughtfulness of someone who’s been in their shoes. I work from my home in New Hampshire where I do freelance editing, write fiction and dabble in backyard farming.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Anthologies Crime & Mystery Fantasy Horror Romance Science Fiction Short Story Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Career Guides Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Economics Education & Reference Home & Garden Self-help & Self-improvement

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Beyond the Threshold (Collection of Short Stories) (The Ink Slingers Guild presents Book 1)

Grant Boshoff, Robert Broughton, Willow Jaffe, Nicole DragonBeck, Rhiannon Matlock, Lisa Barry, Dominique Nelson, Anne Cargile, Dan Neuman, David Dempster

The Ink Slingers Guild was born when two aspiring writers decided they wanted to create a group of like minded individuals for help and support. This collection is based on one of the practice exercises done at every meeting. The exercise is to have three members each pick one word. Those words are shared and a timer is set for five minutes. Laying pen to paper or tapping with fervor on their ... read more

The Ink Slingers Guild was born when two aspiring writers decided they wanted to create a group of like minded individuals for help and support. This collection is based on one of the practice exercises done at every meeting. The exercise is to have three members each pick one word. Those words are shared and a timer is set for five minutes. Laying pen to paper or tapping with fervor on their ... read more

Into the Abyss (Short Stories) (The Ink Slingers Guild presents Book 2)

Lisa Barry, Anne Cargile, Nicole Dragonbeck, Robert Broughton, Erika Lance, Rhiannon Matlock, Alden Scott, JM Paquette, Angel Woolery, Desiree Matlock

The Ink Slingers Guild is a group of like-minded individuals who come together for support and encouragement. Since its inception the Ink Slingers have continued to expand membership, filling their ranks with some of the best and brightest up and coming authors of our time. This, the Ink Slinger's second anthology, is aptly named Into the Abyss. As with the first anthology, Beyond the Threshol... read more

The Ink Slingers Guild is a group of like-minded individuals who come together for support and encouragement. Since its inception the Ink Slingers have continued to expand membership, filling their ranks with some of the best and brightest up and coming authors of our time. This, the Ink Slinger's second anthology, is aptly named Into the Abyss. As with the first anthology, Beyond the Threshol... read more

The Death of Jimmy

Lisa Barry, Dalia Lance, D.J. Kemp, Erika Lance, J.M. Paquette, Laura Price, Nicole DragonBeck, Rhiannon Matlock, Anne Cargile

Dear Reader, My name is Jimmy and I am going to die. Not to worry, I haven't given away anything important. I instead wanted to talk about, what you will soon see, is the inevitable. In the following pages you will glimpse my many lives. Some were filled with adventure, some with love, and some danger. You shouldn’t feel bad for me. I have loved living and more importantly, I know I am going t... read more

Dear Reader, My name is Jimmy and I am going to die. Not to worry, I haven't given away anything important. I instead wanted to talk about, what you will soon see, is the inevitable. In the following pages you will glimpse my many lives. Some were filled with adventure, some with love, and some danger. You shouldn’t feel bad for me. I have loved living and more importantly, I know I am going t... read more

Behind the Veil

Nicole DragonBeck, Lisa Barry, Angel Woolery, Erika Lance, JM Paquette, Laura Price, Rhiannon Matlock, Dahlia Lance

Dearest Reader, I hope you're comfortable all snuggled up in the apparent comfort of your own home. Perhaps you are enjoying a crackling fire, a hot cup of cocoa, or maybe you're wrapped in a warm blanket. Have you ever felt like you are being watched, only to turn and find no one there? Do you ever hear whispers and dismiss them as the wind? Footsteps in an otherwise empty house? The trail of... read more

Dearest Reader, I hope you're comfortable all snuggled up in the apparent comfort of your own home. Perhaps you are enjoying a crackling fire, a hot cup of cocoa, or maybe you're wrapped in a warm blanket. Have you ever felt like you are being watched, only to turn and find no one there? Do you ever hear whispers and dismiss them as the wind? Footsteps in an otherwise empty house? The trail of... read more

The Guardians (Book One Gargoyles Den)

Lisa Barry

Sloane Jacobs has been on the edge of crazy for a long time now. That happens when you can read everyone’s aura, not what they show on the outside but what they’re really like. Knowing that sharing her curse would get her a one-way ticket to the loony bin, Sloane lives alone and trusts no one. That changes when she meets Liam McDougall, a Gray One; the only kind that she can’t read. She doesn'... read more

Sloane Jacobs has been on the edge of crazy for a long time now. That happens when you can read everyone’s aura, not what they show on the outside but what they’re really like. Knowing that sharing her curse would get her a one-way ticket to the loony bin, Sloane lives alone and trusts no one. That changes when she meets Liam McDougall, a Gray One; the only kind that she can’t read. She doesn'... read more

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