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.
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.
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.
Worked as a copy editor on short-term digital publishing project with fiction author Sean Platt and editor Matt Gartland.
Providing editorial services to nonfiction and fiction authors. Southern Road Publishing Partners provides publishing support to self-publishing authors.
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A seasoned non-fiction editor with 27 years' experience in the publishing industry, 11 of which in-house before going freelance.
Experienced editor of cookbooks and home/lifestyle books; my editing and proofreading work includes James Beard and IACP Award winners.