Devon Glenn

Devon Glenn - Editor Tick

San Diego, California

Copyeditor and proofreader for independent authors and publishers. Classically trained singer. Ghostwriter for Amazon-bestselling authors.

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Overview

As an editor, I believe that good feedback isn't positive or negative - it's actionable. Beyond spotting typos and plot holes, I'll ask questions, suggest revisions, and offer alternatives to allow your true voice to shine through. I'll never tell you to show, not tell. I'll just show you how.

I've helped a variety of clients - from bestselling authors to first-time authors - with just about every genre, including literary fiction, historical fiction, women's fiction, romance, fantasy, horror, thriller, poetry, memoir, and self-help. I've also proofread reprints of classic literature and prepared manuscripts for audiobook narration.

My background as a classically trained singer is helpful for editing manuscripts involving music or other performing arts. I earned my bachelor's degree in music from Pepperdine University and my master's degree in vocal performance from Cal State Fullerton. Since then, I've performed with the Pacific Chorale, the New York Choral Society, and the Pacific Lyric Association Opera. I practiced, practiced, practiced my way to Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and venues all over the world, including multiple national tours with Andrea Bocelli and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. As a former journalist, I've written about the arts for the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Register.

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Classics
Humor & Comedy
Literature
Mashups
Romance
Non-Fiction
Music
New Age
Self-help & Self-improvement

Work experience

Ghostwriter

Self-employed
April, 2018 – Present (10 months)

I coauthor contemporary romance novels for USA Today- and Amazon-bestselling authors.

Freelance Production Editor

Kirkus Editorial Services
February, 2014 – Present (almost 5 years)

The services include production editing, collaborative editing, line editing, copyediting, proofreading, audiobook prep, and copywriting for both independent and published authors.

Managing Editor

RT Book Reviews
August, 2013 – January, 2014 (5 months)

RT was a pioneering voice in women's fiction.

Editor, SocialTimes

Mediabistro (now Adweek)
June, 2010 – August, 2013 (about 3 years)

My blog covered social media trends with an emphasis in startup companies.

Portfolio (11 selected works)

Mantras in Motion: Manifesting What You Want through Mindful Movement

Erin Stutland

Mind-body wellness and fitness expert combines mantra, self-reflection, and movement into an accessible 14-day routine for manifesting your best self.Holistic wellness and fitness expert Erin Stutland harnesses all the body's mental, physical, and spiritual energy in her tri-fold approach to creating change. When you move your body while repeating mantras--speaking your desires aloud--manifest... read more

Mind-body wellness and fitness expert combines mantra, self-reflection, and movement into an accessible 14-day routine for manifesting your best self.Holistic wellness and fitness expert Erin Stutland harnesses all the body's mental, physical, and spiritual energy in her tri-fold approach to creating change. When you move your body while repeating mantras--speaking your desires aloud--manifest... read more

Mindful

Mindful is the groundbreaking new magazine dedicated to helping you live mindfully. The simple practice of being in the moment brings out the best in who you are.

Mindful is the groundbreaking new magazine dedicated to helping you live mindfully. The simple practice of being in the moment brings out the best in who you are.

Crystal Blueprint: Reconnect with Your Authentic Self Through the Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science of Quartz Crystals

Beatriz Singer

A guide to quartz crystals from both an ancestral and scientific point of view, with the mission of helping readers identify their mind patterns and wounds to reconnect with the authentic self.It's estimated that 10 billion quartz crystals are used every year in electronic devices--from smartphones to computers, credit cards, watches, digital cameras, TVs, cars, and much more. When you think a... read more

A guide to quartz crystals from both an ancestral and scientific point of view, with the mission of helping readers identify their mind patterns and wounds to reconnect with the authentic self.It's estimated that 10 billion quartz crystals are used every year in electronic devices--from smartphones to computers, credit cards, watches, digital cameras, TVs, cars, and much more. When you think a... read more

How to Write Anything: A Complete Guide

Laura Brown

“There has never been a guide as comprehensive as this to writing in all its forms. . . . Useful, clear and encyclopedic, this book is an essential guide for every household.”―ExaminerNeed to know how to format your résumé for that job application? How do you write a cover letter that will stand out? Wondering how to request a letter of recommendation for graduate school? Trying to craft a get... read more

“There has never been a guide as comprehensive as this to writing in all its forms. . . . Useful, clear and encyclopedic, this book is an essential guide for every household.”―ExaminerNeed to know how to format your résumé for that job application? How do you write a cover letter that will stand out? Wondering how to request a letter of recommendation for graduate school? Trying to craft a get... read more

Neon Green: A Novel

Margaret Wappler

It's the summer of 1994 in suburban Chicago: Forrest Gump is still in theaters, teens are reeling from the recent death of Kurt Cobain, and you can enter a sweepstakes for a spaceship from Jupiter to land in your backyard. Welcome to Margaret Wappler's slightly altered 90s. Everything's pretty much the way you remember it, except for the aliens.When a flying saucer lands in the Allens' backyar... read more

It's the summer of 1994 in suburban Chicago: Forrest Gump is still in theaters, teens are reeling from the recent death of Kurt Cobain, and you can enter a sweepstakes for a spaceship from Jupiter to land in your backyard. Welcome to Margaret Wappler's slightly altered 90s. Everything's pretty much the way you remember it, except for the aliens.When a flying saucer lands in the Allens' backyar... read more

The Weird Mother

Nicole Sloan

This children's board book explores what it is like to have a weird mother that is also cool, confident and kind.

This children's board book explores what it is like to have a weird mother that is also cool, confident and kind.

Black Wave: A Novel

Devon Glenn

In 1893, psychic medium Darthilda Crossing meets the love of her life, Rahul Kajaria, while hosting a séance at her parents’ summer cottage in Cape May, New Jersey. Her Ouija board reading foretells their passionate union but also spells their d-o-o-m. Darthilda will go bravely to her grave, but she refuses to cross to the other side without her beloved.More than a century later, ghosts still ... read more

In 1893, psychic medium Darthilda Crossing meets the love of her life, Rahul Kajaria, while hosting a séance at her parents’ summer cottage in Cape May, New Jersey. Her Ouija board reading foretells their passionate union but also spells their d-o-o-m. Darthilda will go bravely to her grave, but she refuses to cross to the other side without her beloved.More than a century later, ghosts still ... read more

RT Book Reviews Magazine December 2013

Lindsay McKenna & much more!!

Lindsay McKenna & much more!!

Polaris Learning Curriculum: Einstein & a Wrinkle in Time (Stellar Reading & Star Power Writing, series five)

Rebecca Santa Cruz & Devon Glenn

paperback textbook with black plastic binding, 217 pages, both b/w & color illustrations

paperback textbook with black plastic binding, 217 pages, both b/w & color illustrations

Mindful Magazine (October, 2017) Jewel Cover

Mindful Magazine

Mindful Magazine (October, 2017) Jewel Cover

Mindful Magazine (October, 2017) Jewel Cover

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