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Dave Clingman

Dave Clingman - Editor

Wellington, New Zealand

I've been editing books, articles and newsletters for over 20 years. Specializing in finding inconsistencies, as well as the grammar, etc.

Overview

For 23 years, I have been editing books, both fiction and non-fiction, and have been managing editor for two websites and main editor for seven more. I have also edited other short articles and blogs. I am a native English speaker, proficient in both US and UK English.

I excel at finding all the little things that editing programs and even other editors miss, such as consistency issues and correctly spelled but misused words. And of course I find all the usual stuff as well. There’s very little I miss, so you can trust me with your masterpiece.

I am adept with all manner of editing programs, including Word, Scrivener, Google Docs and GatherContent. I have clients in the USA, Europe, Canada, Mexico and Australasia. I'm based in New Zealand but can work whatever hours are needed.

I can work with all genres though I like editing fiction better than non-fiction. Science fiction and fantasy are my favorites, because a good editor can greatly assist an author in developing his characters and the storyline.

You’ll notice I have few Amazon-published books at this time. The reason for that is I’ve usually worked with non-Amazon publishers who sell their books and reports on their own websites. Please ask for examples of those, including ones mentioned below under my work experience section.

Thank you for reading.

Services
Languages
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (NZ) English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller

Work experience

Editor and Proofreader of Finance Book: The Lifeboat Strategy

The Nestmann Group

May, 2016 – July, 2016 (2 months)

Edited copy of book, critiqued images, verified information, and am presently proofing the PDF copy.

I also did the same for the first version of "The Lifeboat Strategy" five years ago, which is still available (but not for long) on Amazon. (See below for the link.)

Editor of Techno-Thriller: The Shooter Act

Turner Thomlinson

April, 2016 – May, 2016 (about 2 months)

Edited and proofread.

Website Editor

Investor Junkie

November, 2015 – Present (about 1 year)

Edit all articles, reports, reviews and books before publication.

Editor of Sci-Fi Thriller

Paul Rosenberg - The Breaking Dawn

August, 2015 – October, 2015 (2 months)

Three rounds of edits of this trilogy published on Amazon. (See below for the link.)

Website Editor

The Nestmann Group

July, 2013 – Present (over 3 years)

Edit all articles, newsletters, Alerts, and promotional material; preview all materials before they are published, to ensure formatting is correct.

Website Editor

Freeman's Perspective

December, 2012 – Present (about 4 years)

Edit all articles and newsletters and preview them before publishing; communicate with subscribers; send out specialty reports; transact Bitcoin payments; oversee the subscriber databases.

Proofreader and Writer

Casey Research

October, 2012 – July, 2015 (almost 3 years)

Proofread all articles and newsletters; verify statements made in articles and newsletters; write the weekly specialty newsletter for Casey Club members, the "Casey Compendium."

Managing Editor

International Man

October, 2011 – October, 2012 (about 1 year)

Managing editor for International Man prior to its being incorporated under the Casey Research umbrella; communicated with authors for new articles; scheduled the publishing of all articles; edited all articles before and after sending them to proofreaders; moderated the website's forum.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

The Shooter Act

Turner Tomlinson

Once upon a time, mass shooters achieved fame and infamy for their terrible misdeeds. But since the Shooter Act was passed, they get something else: a guarantee they’ll be forgotten. Now, it’s illegal to talk about or even speak the name of any of these killers. Their bodies are burned, and all evidence that they ever existed is destroyed. A punishment to fit the crime. But there are forces ou... read more

Once upon a time, mass shooters achieved fame and infamy for their terrible misdeeds. But since the Shooter Act was passed, they get something else: a guarantee they’ll be forgotten. Now, it’s illegal to talk about or even speak the name of any of these killers. Their bodies are burned, and all evidence that they ever existed is destroyed. A punishment to fit the crime. But there are forces ou... read more

Forbidden World

Vicki Wootton

When the colony ship Pacific Unity emerges from the interstellar portal, the colonists discover they have arrived in the wrong system. While the system does have an Earth-like planet, it is already occupied and their charter forbids settlement on inhabited worlds. After negotiating with the inhabitants, the Pacificans set up a temporary colony on a remote continent. They are confronted with ma... read more

When the colony ship Pacific Unity emerges from the interstellar portal, the colonists discover they have arrived in the wrong system. While the system does have an Earth-like planet, it is already occupied and their charter forbids settlement on inhabited worlds. After negotiating with the inhabitants, the Pacificans set up a temporary colony on a remote continent. They are confronted with ma... read more

THE LIFEBOAT STRATEGY

Mark Nestmann

On every front, 24 hours a day, you and your wealth face threats of an intensity that would have been unimaginable only a few short years ago. A sinister marriage of law and technology has made the pervasive and continuous surveillance that George Orwell warned of a reality. Identity thieves, greedy lawyers and the government have been quick to exploit this fast-evolving global surveillance ne... read more

On every front, 24 hours a day, you and your wealth face threats of an intensity that would have been unimaginable only a few short years ago. A sinister marriage of law and technology has made the pervasive and continuous surveillance that George Orwell warned of a reality. Identity thieves, greedy lawyers and the government have been quick to exploit this fast-evolving global surveillance ne... read more

The Breaking Dawn

Paul Rosenberg

The Breaking Dawn begins with an attack that crashes the investment markets, brings down economic systems and divides the world into two parts. One part is dominated by mass surveillance and massive data systems: clean cities and empty minds... where everything is assured and everything is ordered. The other part is abandoned, without services, with limited communications, and shoved fifty yea... read more

The Breaking Dawn begins with an attack that crashes the investment markets, brings down economic systems and divides the world into two parts. One part is dominated by mass surveillance and massive data systems: clean cities and empty minds... where everything is assured and everything is ordered. The other part is abandoned, without services, with limited communications, and shoved fifty yea... read more

Where Have all the Young Girls Gone?

Vicki Wootton

In the 2020s the female birthrate starts to decline. By 2059 only one newborn in twenty is female. This drop in the number of females in the population causes serious social upheavals: changes in sexual mores, the lives of both men and women, occupations, marriage traditions, commerce, and crime. By 2040, the year Julia is born, there is only one female birth for every five males. The situatio... read more

In the 2020s the female birthrate starts to decline. By 2059 only one newborn in twenty is female. This drop in the number of females in the population causes serious social upheavals: changes in sexual mores, the lives of both men and women, occupations, marriage traditions, commerce, and crime. By 2040, the year Julia is born, there is only one female birth for every five males. The situatio... read more

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