Diane Krause

Diane Krause - Editor

Mobile, AL, USA

Experienced copy and line editor with book publishing experience. Also work as a publishing partner for self-publishing authors.

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Overview

I love working with words, and I love working with authors who are serious about their stories and their craft.

Through the editing process, I help authors polish a manuscript so it's the best it can be. We plug holes in story lines or messages, we tweak language, we smooth out rough spots, and we search out every last punctuation and grammar error we can find. Editing can be tedious and painstaking, but is a profoundly rewarding process when an author beams over his finished product.

In 2014, I expanded my editing services to include a broader range of self-publishing services, and from that, Southern Road Publishing Partners was born. I serve as a publishing partner for independent authors who don't want to go it alone. As one client put it, "If I have to do all this **** by myself, it's just not worth it." Partnership services include anything the author can't, or doesn't want to, do themselves, which includes everything from working with freelancers to setting a book up for print-on-demand and managing social media.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Career Guides
Fiction
Christian Fiction
Humor & Comedy
Mystery & Crime
Thriller & Suspense

Work experience

Project Coordinator

WeGrowMedia
June, 2014 – Present (over 5 years)

Assist author consultant Dan Blank with management of his processes and projects. Responsible for the oversight of the company project management system, and assisting Dan with development and promotion of online courses.

Director of Publishing Services

Chart House Press
November, 2013 – October, 2014 (11 months)

Assisted with the start-up of a new small press. Helped develop systems and processes, worked directly with freelance editors and designers, launched company website, managed the publication of new books.

Copy Editor

Sterling & Stone
February, 2012 – August, 2012 (6 months)

Worked as a copy editor on short-term digital publishing project with fiction author Sean Platt and editor Matt Gartland.

Owner

Self-employed
January, 2011 – Present (almost 9 years)

I offer freelance copy editing but also work with many independent authors who want help with part--or all--of the self-publishing process. I help clients through the process from start to finishing, including project scheduling, securing cover design and book formatting, creating cover copy, purchasing ISBNs, writing book descriptions and author bios, and the book setup on publishing sites.
Freelance Editing Services: Copy editing, line editing, and proofreading for fiction and non-fiction.
Publishing Services for Independent Authors: Consultation or contract services for print setup on Kindle Direct Publishing and/or Ingram Spark. Ebook setup on Kindle Direct Publishing, Kobo, Draft2Digital, and other ebook publishers/retailers.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

SUPER: A Memoir

Jon Coffey

What if you could do things no one else could? Life would be so much easier if you could run faster than a train or leap over a building. You could go anywhere—be anything you wanted to be. Dating would be easier. Money would come freely. The world would be your playground. Everything would change for the better. Well, I’m here to tell you, that just isn’t true. And I would know...

What if you could do things no one else could? Life would be so much easier if you could run faster than a train or leap over a building. You could go anywhere—be anything you wanted to be. Dating would be easier. Money would come freely. The world would be your playground. Everything would change for the better. Well, I’m here to tell you, that just isn’t true. And I would know...

Blood Trails Across Texas (Texas True Crime) (Volume 1)

Brian R. Foster

This is a true crime book documenting multiple cops’ career cases. These are short stories written without filler or fluff.A career case is matter of pride or a pain in your gut when it comes to mind. You try not to internalize what you see, but at times you can’t help it.The events described here come from research andinterviews with uniformed street cops, Texas Rangers, deputy sheriffs, dete... read more

This is a true crime book documenting multiple cops’ career cases. These are short stories written without filler or fluff.A career case is matter of pride or a pain in your gut when it comes to mind. You try not to internalize what you see, but at times you can’t help it.The events described here come from research andinterviews with uniformed street cops, Texas Rangers, deputy sheriffs, dete... read more

They Were Graveyard Dead: Cases That Stay With You Forever (Texas True Crime)

Brian R. Foster

Book two in a true crime series, written by a twenty-three-year veteran of the Houston Police Department Homicide Division. These are the cases that have stuck with the investigators who worked them for years, if not for decades. Some are a matter of pride, others are just maddening and frustrating as sin for the investigating detectives. Some were cleared quickly, others have kept investigato... read more

Book two in a true crime series, written by a twenty-three-year veteran of the Houston Police Department Homicide Division. These are the cases that have stuck with the investigators who worked them for years, if not for decades. Some are a matter of pride, others are just maddening and frustrating as sin for the investigating detectives. Some were cleared quickly, others have kept investigato... read more

Emissary: A Novel

Chris Rogers

On a desperate mission to save his entire race from extinction, Emissary Ruell travels to Earth equipped with his two most powerful bargaining currencies - health and longevity - hoping to convince the most powerful leader in the free world that collaboration can save both their civilizations. Having no way to communicate directly with Humans, Ruell must inhabit President Addison Hale's body t... read more

On a desperate mission to save his entire race from extinction, Emissary Ruell travels to Earth equipped with his two most powerful bargaining currencies - health and longevity - hoping to convince the most powerful leader in the free world that collaboration can save both their civilizations. Having no way to communicate directly with Humans, Ruell must inhabit President Addison Hale's body t... read more

NAKED AMBITION: A Thriller

Rick Pullen

When newspaper reporter Beck Rikki receives an unsolicited call from a high-ranking government official sending him off to investigate a candidate for President of the United States, he doesn’t realize he’s stumbled onto the story of a lifetime. As he digs deeper, he follows a trail of murder, bribery, infidelity and deceit that runs from Canada to the Caribbean—but all signs point to the Whit... read more

When newspaper reporter Beck Rikki receives an unsolicited call from a high-ranking government official sending him off to investigate a candidate for President of the United States, he doesn’t realize he’s stumbled onto the story of a lifetime. As he digs deeper, he follows a trail of murder, bribery, infidelity and deceit that runs from Canada to the Caribbean—but all signs point to the Whit... read more

The Ride on the Butterfield Trail

Bill Alcorn

Brothers Ed and Jimmy are traveling with their family to a new homestead in Texas. Along the way, they come across a big surprise--a stagecoach carved out of rocks! Dad explains to the boys that the carving is a monument to the Butterfield Trail, a former mail route which ran from the Midwest to California. After settling into their new homestead and helping Mom and Dad with chores, they retur... read more

Brothers Ed and Jimmy are traveling with their family to a new homestead in Texas. Along the way, they come across a big surprise--a stagecoach carved out of rocks! Dad explains to the boys that the carving is a monument to the Butterfield Trail, a former mail route which ran from the Midwest to California. After settling into their new homestead and helping Mom and Dad with chores, they retur... read more

The Lost Letter on the Butterfield Trail

Bill Alcorn

It's a new school year and Ed and Jimmy have made friends with sisters Maggie and Grace. While off on an adventure along the Brazos River, the four friends discover a broken-down, abandoned stagecoach partially submerged in the river. Inside the coach is a sealed jug containing a lost letter. Can the friends solve the mystery of the lost letter? Join Ed, Jimmy, Maggie, and Grace as they set of... read more

It's a new school year and Ed and Jimmy have made friends with sisters Maggie and Grace. While off on an adventure along the Brazos River, the four friends discover a broken-down, abandoned stagecoach partially submerged in the river. Inside the coach is a sealed jug containing a lost letter. Can the friends solve the mystery of the lost letter? Join Ed, Jimmy, Maggie, and Grace as they set of... read more

Grace Without Margins: A Journey Through Special Needs, Civil Rights, and above all, Grace

Deana C Boggess

After looking back over their lives, Deana and Bill Boggess knew they wanted to serve in disability ministry. They served as directors of a large ministry for fourteen years and have been training churches in disability ministry for five years. Their hope is a child will come through the door of your church this week and you will look at them differently. Hopefully, you will not look at them w... read more

After looking back over their lives, Deana and Bill Boggess knew they wanted to serve in disability ministry. They served as directors of a large ministry for fourteen years and have been training churches in disability ministry for five years. Their hope is a child will come through the door of your church this week and you will look at them differently. Hopefully, you will not look at them w... read more

A Grandmother to Remember

Deana Boggess

This book is for a very special group of women--grandmothers. If you are about to embark on the wonderful adventure of grandmothering, consider this book your guide to being intentional about leaving a meaningful imprint on the lives of your grandchildren. If you're already a grandmother, this book offers ideas for creating memories with your grandchildren, sharing your faith, and leaving an i... read more

This book is for a very special group of women--grandmothers. If you are about to embark on the wonderful adventure of grandmothering, consider this book your guide to being intentional about leaving a meaningful imprint on the lives of your grandchildren. If you're already a grandmother, this book offers ideas for creating memories with your grandchildren, sharing your faith, and leaving an i... read more

Homicidal Humor: Street Stories, Statements, Confessions and Quotes (Volume 1)

Sgt. Brian Foster

Welcome to the world of urban police legend and lore. Homicidal Humor offers a glimpse of life through the eyes of a homicide detective, whose ability to see the funnier side of tragedy has helped keep him sane. These fictional short stories, inspired by real cops and real cases, are set in areas along the Texas Gulf Coast and include historical facts and interesting tidbits about the city of ... read more

Welcome to the world of urban police legend and lore. Homicidal Humor offers a glimpse of life through the eyes of a homicide detective, whose ability to see the funnier side of tragedy has helped keep him sane. These fictional short stories, inspired by real cops and real cases, are set in areas along the Texas Gulf Coast and include historical facts and interesting tidbits about the city of ... read more

More Homicidal Humor: The Knife and Gun Club (Volume 2)

Sgt. Brian R. Foster

Welcome to the world of urban police legend and lore. Homicidal Humor offers a glimpse of life through the eyes of a homicide detective, whose ability to see the funnier side of tragedy has helped keep him sane. These fictional short stories, inspired by real cops and real cases, are set in areas along the Texas Gulf Coast and include historical facts and interesting tidbits about the city of ... read more

Welcome to the world of urban police legend and lore. Homicidal Humor offers a glimpse of life through the eyes of a homicide detective, whose ability to see the funnier side of tragedy has helped keep him sane. These fictional short stories, inspired by real cops and real cases, are set in areas along the Texas Gulf Coast and include historical facts and interesting tidbits about the city of ... read more

The Clot Thickens: Things Mom Never Told You About Street Animals (Homicidal Humor) (Volume 3)

Sgt. Brian Foster

Welcome to the world of urban police legend and lore. Homicidal Humor offers a glimpse of life through the eyes of a homicide detective, whose ability to see the funnier side of tragedy has helped keep him sane. These fictional short stories, inspired by real cops and real cases, are set in areas along the Texas Gulf Coast and include historical facts and interesting tidbits about the city of ... read more

Welcome to the world of urban police legend and lore. Homicidal Humor offers a glimpse of life through the eyes of a homicide detective, whose ability to see the funnier side of tragedy has helped keep him sane. These fictional short stories, inspired by real cops and real cases, are set in areas along the Texas Gulf Coast and include historical facts and interesting tidbits about the city of ... read more

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