Diane Miller-Espada

Diane Miller-Espada - Editor Tick

Harrisburg, PA, USA

I have been a professional proofreader since 1986; I have freelanced on over 1,200 books in a wide variety of genres.

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Overview

Don't worry about correct apostrophes and pronoun cases: I'll do that for you! In my 30 years as a proofreader I have helped fine-tune everything from children's books and romance novels to college textbooks and law books.

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
History
Law
Religion & Spirituality
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Romance
Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Proofreader, Copy Editor

Self-employed
August, 1994 – Present (over 24 years)

After working in-house at a university press, two technical training corporations, and a direct marketing firm (while freelancing on the side), I struck out on my own in 1994. I have provided freelance services to Hachette, Macmillan, Harvard UP, and Cengage, among others.

Portfolio (14 selected works)

Happiness for Humans

P.Z. Reizin

When Tom and Jen, two lonely people, are brought together by an intriguing email, they have no idea their mysterious benefactor is an artificial intelligence who has decided to play Cupid. "You, Tom and Jen, don't know one another-not yet-but I think you should." Jen, an ex-journalist who now works at a London software development company, spends all day talking to "Aiden," an ultra- sophistic... read more

When Tom and Jen, two lonely people, are brought together by an intriguing email, they have no idea their mysterious benefactor is an artificial intelligence who has decided to play Cupid. "You, Tom and Jen, don't know one another-not yet-but I think you should." Jen, an ex-journalist who now works at a London software development company, spends all day talking to "Aiden," an ultra- sophistic... read more

The Secrets of My Life

Caitlyn Jenner

In this remarkable memoir former Olympian and Kardashian family member Caitlyn Jenner reveals shocking and heartbreaking stories from her journey to become a transgender woman and fight for the LGBTQ+ community."Imagine denying your core and soul. Then add to it the most impossible expectations that people have for you because you are the personification of The American Male Athlete." Bruce Je... read more

In this remarkable memoir former Olympian and Kardashian family member Caitlyn Jenner reveals shocking and heartbreaking stories from her journey to become a transgender woman and fight for the LGBTQ+ community."Imagine denying your core and soul. Then add to it the most impossible expectations that people have for you because you are the personification of The American Male Athlete." Bruce Je... read more

Bad Romance

Heather Demetrios

Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director―anything but scared and alone.Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and... read more

Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director―anything but scared and alone.Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and... read more

Perfect Escape

Jennifer Brown

Kendra has always felt overshadowed by her older brother, Grayson, whose OCD forces him to live a life of carefully coordinated routines. To Kendra, the only way she can stand out next to Grayson is to be perfect, and she has perfection down to an art -- until a cheating scandal threatens her flawless reputation. Behind the wheel of her car, with Grayson asleep beside her, Kendra decides to dr... read more

Kendra has always felt overshadowed by her older brother, Grayson, whose OCD forces him to live a life of carefully coordinated routines. To Kendra, the only way she can stand out next to Grayson is to be perfect, and she has perfection down to an art -- until a cheating scandal threatens her flawless reputation. Behind the wheel of her car, with Grayson asleep beside her, Kendra decides to dr... read more

Finding You (Destination Love)

Jo Watson

For fans of USA Today bestselling authors Christina Lauren and Sally Thorne comes a hilarious romantic comedy about finding your family, finding yourself, and maybe finding love along the way. Being adopted never made Jane Smith feel unloved, just unlike the rest of her family. As her twenty-fifth birthday approaches, she is struck by an overwhelming longing to finally find her place in the wo... read more

For fans of USA Today bestselling authors Christina Lauren and Sally Thorne comes a hilarious romantic comedy about finding your family, finding yourself, and maybe finding love along the way. Being adopted never made Jane Smith feel unloved, just unlike the rest of her family. As her twenty-fifth birthday approaches, she is struck by an overwhelming longing to finally find her place in the wo... read more

Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution

Bernie Sanders

In the Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution, Independent congressman, presidential candidate and activist Bernie Sanders continues his fight against the imbalances in the nation’s status quo, and shows you how to make a difference to effect the changes America—and the world—need to create a better tomorrow. Throughout the Presidential campaign, Senator Bernie Sanders promised voters a ... read more

In the Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution, Independent congressman, presidential candidate and activist Bernie Sanders continues his fight against the imbalances in the nation’s status quo, and shows you how to make a difference to effect the changes America—and the world—need to create a better tomorrow. Throughout the Presidential campaign, Senator Bernie Sanders promised voters a ... read more

Blessed Life: My Surprising Journey of Joy, Tears, and Tales from Harlem to Hollywood

Kim Fields

From "Facts of Life" to "Living Single" to "Dancing with the Stars" to wife and mom, here's the BLESSED LIFE of Kim Fields, veteran actress, TV personality, and star. Kim Fields has lived most of her life with people thinking they know her, which is understandable. From her first job on a Mrs. Butterworth syrup commercial at age 7, she has spent 40 years in the public eye. There were 9 years a... read more

From "Facts of Life" to "Living Single" to "Dancing with the Stars" to wife and mom, here's the BLESSED LIFE of Kim Fields, veteran actress, TV personality, and star. Kim Fields has lived most of her life with people thinking they know her, which is understandable. From her first job on a Mrs. Butterworth syrup commercial at age 7, she has spent 40 years in the public eye. There were 9 years a... read more

Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble

Dan Lyons

An instant New York Times bestseller, Dan Lyons' "hysterical" (Recode) memoir, hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "the best book about Silicon Valley," takes readers inside the maddening world of fad-chasing venture capitalists, sales bros, social climbers, and sociopaths at today's tech startups.For twenty-five years Dan Lyons was a magazine writer at the top of his profession--until one Frid... read more

An instant New York Times bestseller, Dan Lyons' "hysterical" (Recode) memoir, hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "the best book about Silicon Valley," takes readers inside the maddening world of fad-chasing venture capitalists, sales bros, social climbers, and sociopaths at today's tech startups.For twenty-five years Dan Lyons was a magazine writer at the top of his profession--until one Frid... read more

The President's Shadow (The Culper Ring Series Book 3)

Brad Meltzer

A severed arm, found buried in the White House Rose Garden.A lethal message with terrible consequences for the Presidency.And a hidden secret in one family's past that will have repercussions for the entire nation.Following The Inner Circle and The Fifth Assassin, #1 bestselling author Brad Meltzer returns with . . . THE PRESIDENT'S SHADOWThere are stories no one knows. Hidden stories. I find ... read more

A severed arm, found buried in the White House Rose Garden.A lethal message with terrible consequences for the Presidency.And a hidden secret in one family's past that will have repercussions for the entire nation.Following The Inner Circle and The Fifth Assassin, #1 bestselling author Brad Meltzer returns with . . . THE PRESIDENT'S SHADOWThere are stories no one knows. Hidden stories. I find ... read more

Trying Your First Case: A Practitioner's Guide

Trying Your First Case is important not just for the individual lawyer, but for the justice system as a whole. The rationale for our adversarial system of justice―that truth is more reliably determined by the clash of opposing viewpoints―presupposes a basic level of competency between advocates. For the system to produce the best results, the players must play their roles well. Trying Your Fir... read more

Trying Your First Case is important not just for the individual lawyer, but for the justice system as a whole. The rationale for our adversarial system of justice―that truth is more reliably determined by the clash of opposing viewpoints―presupposes a basic level of competency between advocates. For the system to produce the best results, the players must play their roles well. Trying Your Fir... read more

An Invitation to Health (MindTap Course List)

Dianne Hales

In this new edition of the market-leading personal health text, Dianne Hales invites you to a future of healthy living by providing the information and tools they need to make healthy changes NOW. Delivering the most current and thorough coverage available, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: Live it Now! integrates a comprehensive range of health concepts related to body, mind, and spirit with a wealth ... read more

In this new edition of the market-leading personal health text, Dianne Hales invites you to a future of healthy living by providing the information and tools they need to make healthy changes NOW. Delivering the most current and thorough coverage available, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: Live it Now! integrates a comprehensive range of health concepts related to body, mind, and spirit with a wealth ... read more

Hammerhead Six: How Green Berets Waged an Unconventional War Against the Taliban to Win in Afghanistan's Deadly Pech Valley

Ronald Fry

Two years before the action in Lone Survivor, a team of Green Berets conducted a very different, successful mission in Afghanistan's notorious Pech Valley. Led by Captain Ronald Fry, Hammerhead Six applied the principles of unconventional warfare to "win hearts and minds" and fight against the terrorist insurgency. In 2003, the Special Forces soldiers entered an area later called "the most dan... read more

Two years before the action in Lone Survivor, a team of Green Berets conducted a very different, successful mission in Afghanistan's notorious Pech Valley. Led by Captain Ronald Fry, Hammerhead Six applied the principles of unconventional warfare to "win hearts and minds" and fight against the terrorist insurgency. In 2003, the Special Forces soldiers entered an area later called "the most dan... read more

The Happiness Prayer: Ancient Jewish Wisdom for the Best Way to Live Today

Evan Moffic

What makes us happy? It's not what you think. Stress is everywhere.Clever marketing has led us to believe in chasing happiness down a path that doesn't lead anywhere. There is an answer.It's not a secret.An ancient formula can help.2000 years ago there was a prayer.A prayer for happiness.You can follow these ten practices in it. The prayer has helped thousands of people. No matter where you ar... read more

What makes us happy? It's not what you think. Stress is everywhere.Clever marketing has led us to believe in chasing happiness down a path that doesn't lead anywhere. There is an answer.It's not a secret.An ancient formula can help.2000 years ago there was a prayer.A prayer for happiness.You can follow these ten practices in it. The prayer has helped thousands of people. No matter where you ar... read more

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