I am a freelance copy editor and proofreader with five years of industry experience. I edit primarily fiction novels and novellas. I have edited material across most genres.
I have an MA from the University of Cambridge, where I studied Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic. I have freelanced as a copy writer, copy editor and proofreader since 2013. Between 2016 and 2017, I worked as an editorial assistant/copy editor for the American Economic Association in Pittsburgh, PA. In this role I performed copy editing and proofreading for academic articles in the American Economic Journals.
As a freelance copy editor and proofreader, I have worked with a large number of self-published authors. I have extensive experience in the genres of post-apocalypse, fantasy, science fiction and thriller, though I have edited almost every genre. I have worked on novels, novellas and short stories.
I am currently a full-time freelance editor. I am a member of ACES and IAPWE. I hold dual U.S. and UK citizenship and edit in both languages.
-Performing intake for article submissions
-Copy editing and proofreading economics books and journals
-Checking manuscripts for style, format and accuracy
-Using Adobe InDesign and Chicago Manual of Style
-Performing content edits to assist authors with the development of their fiction novels
-Line editing, copy editing and proofreading fiction and non-fiction novels and short stories
-Knowledge of style guides and comprehensive use of Microsoft Word
-Updating and maintaining business website and sourcing new clients
FBI Agent Mitch Kearns had just finished teaching a mantracking course and was looking forward to time off when the daughter of a former black-ops mentor shows up on his doorstep in desperate need of help. The Aeneid Corporation, a military contractor that provides mercenaries to third-world governments, wants Devorah Leitner dead and the secrets she carries buried. With his life taking a dras... read more
Azria is a mage of Miz, trained to wield the magic her country is famous for. When her estranged mother, alleged pirate Captain Apzana of the Hen & Chick, shows up on her 16th birthday offering her adventure, Azria leaves the life she knows for the promise of riches, renown and danger at her mother’s side. But more mysteries than answers surface when Apzana reveals why she's called on Azria af... read more
“When we discover within ourselves that we are stronger because of struggle, we take power away from the pain itself and the hold it has over us.” - Victoria Volk, excerpt from The Guided Heart: Moving Through Grief and Finding Spiritual SolaceEvery one of us experiences grief at some point in life. There’s a tendency to think of grief as losing a loved one; however, one can also experience gr... read more
Being a form-shifting assassin is useful when you have a limitless price on your head.Screft has stolen secrets from the planet Nastrophen that could change worlds. Once a ‘True Kendrii’ - the highest honour in the planet’s army, he’s now on the run and hiding on neighbouring Carnathia. He’s promised himself he’s done with killing and can lead a better life, but he’s not done with fighting. Pr... read more
An unfinished prophecy. A diabolical witch. Another high-octane adventure.Jordan has an ancient prophecy to fulfill. She’s led her people out of Mysterium and now their ships are traveling north on the River Elin. But they must fight off enemies at every bend, and figure out a way to get through the Rankin Canal to the promised land.Jordan learns that somewhere in the city of Endor is the only... read more
An ancient prophecy. A chosen leader. A warlock who will stop at nothing. Magic is illegal in the city of Mysterium, so Jordan must keep her secret buried deep. If anyone discovers the truth about her powerful and extraordinary magic, it would destroy everyone she cares about. When Jordan uses illegal magic to protect others from a terrorist attack, she becomes a person of interest for the dia... read more
Will Jordan complete the final task and be able to join her people? There is still more work to do. This final installment of the Mysterium Chronicles sends Jordan on a suspenseful and action-packed adventure throughout the Confederated Six. She must journey to all six cities to gather the remaining people to fight in one last battle. After they will be sent to the promised land. But not every... read more
Evil is hidden among us, and Sibyl can see it all. But will she use her supernatural sight to save her town? Losing her parents and her sight in a car accident changes everything for Sibyl Forsyth. Terrified and refusing to accept the gift that she can now "see" into the supernatural realm, Sibyl stays at home with her Aunt Ruthie and guide dog, Vago, closed off from the outside world.When she... read more
Pick up the second book in this exciting supernatural suspense!"Edge of the seat action from start to finish.”"Paranormal writing that hits you right in the feels.”"A roller coaster of a ride with new experiences around every corner."Sibyl Forsyth doesn't know which is harder: navigating the supernatural realm or staying afloat at Hillside University. After all, she can't seem to register for ... read more
Shadow Hatcher is determined to change his life.Despite his unusually high aptitude for his dream career as an astronaut, Shadow’s lowly status in 23rd century England makes it nearly impossible to attain. This changes when Shadow witnesses a murder near his family’s farm. His daring witness testimony earns him the attention and respect of society’s most powerful people, the Talented, whose li... read more
Three years on from the birthday party that left him crippled for life, Shadow is well on the way to wrecking what’s left of himself. Just as he’s finally getting his life back on track, an unexpected visitor turns up at Shadow’s home, with a new idea about how to get his body restored.Everything comes at a price though, and the elusive Blake Stanford’s price is a little more than Shadow barga... read more
Following the bloodbath that ended his life on Earth and cost him the people he loved, Shadow is on a mission to destroy Daniel Penhallow’s criminal empire. After months of struggling to get inside it, an unexpected ally suggests a simpler plan: Shadow must tell the world the truth about who he is, and admit he’s killed to keep it secret. When the truth shakes the world to its core, powerful S... read more
Screft’s scam is working perfectly. Money is pouring in, the research to make him permanently human is almost complete, and his psychotic brother appears to have left Sentago for good.Except it’s not all as perfect as Screft thinks. The arrival of an unwanted visitor is about to start a bloody chain of events that could unravel Screft’s well-laid plans fast. Some humans are not as easy to tric... read more
"Meet Amy. Should she live, or should she die? Her fate is in your hands! Vote now…"Reclusive website designer Thaddeus Webb thinks he knows the internet, but a brief excursion into its shadier regions throws up more than he bargained for. He stumbles across a harrowing video of a captive girl, her destiny to be decided by paying voters.When it becomes clear the authorities aren’t taking the p... read more
Thaddeus Webb has run away. Again. On the edge of Edinburgh he’s trying hard to stay out of trouble. Now it looks like trouble has found him.When Thad stumbles across someone who’s been scamming innocent tourists, he feels he must put a stop to their nefarious activities. But things are not all they seem, and before long he finds himself mired in a murder case and entangled in a terror plot.Th... read more
In Greece’s capital city, men are disappearing from migrant camps, and the police don’t seem to care. But someone else does. Reclusive former website designer Thaddeus Webb, on vacation with his new girlfriend, finds himself reluctantly caught up in the search for the missing men. Everything points to a mysterious benefactor smuggling refugees to Germany. But as the trail hots up, a more distu... read more
They narrowly escaped the end of world, but the real problems for the three thousand souls aboard cruise ship Spirit of Arcadia have only just begun.Now their priority is to find enough food to sustain the whole community; possibly the last humans alive.Captain Jake Noah has a plan, but there’s barely time to put it into action before a new menace threatens the lives of everyone: a deadly viru... read more
In the two months since the world ended, the survivors aboard the Spirit of Arcadia have endured more than their fair share of challenges. Dwindling supplies, a deadly virus, and of course, the terrible toxic ash that has rendered all land uninhabitable.Now, finally, there is reason for hope when a strange signal shows up on the radar. Could it be that others have survived too? Might it shed l... read more
As Captain Jake Noah and his team struggle to unravel and understand recent events, a new hope for the future emerges. Now Jake must lead his community of survivors on their longest journey yet. But a shocking revelation from his past threatens to undermine his authority, and throws his life into disarray.They say every cloud has a silver lining. The survivors aboard cruise ship Spirit of Arca... read more
Time has run out for the embattled community aboard the cruise ship Spirit of Arcadia. Their options for survival have dwindled, leaving only one viable course of action. With their outlook bleak, civil unrest threatens to destroy everything they’ve worked for. Yet all hope is not lost. One among them could hold the secret to a brighter future.What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, or so th... read more
Oh, to stop the voices in her head. Other people's voices, that is. As a pub owner with an extra-special gift, all Cait Gallagher craves is a moment of silence. That, and to own the building her pub is housed in along with the heart of the building's landlord, Shane MacAuliffe. Though she is irresistibly drawn to Shane, her vulnerabilities cause her to put up a tough exterior. When the two but... read more
Love was never her strong suit. Aislinn is used to living life on her terms. As an artist with an extra-sensory gift, she allows her moods, and those of the natural world, to inspire her paintings for her gallery set in small town Grace's Cove. Running her business as she pleases, Aislinn has danced around serious commitments her whole life. When Dr. Baird Delaney moves his psychiatry practice... read more
Morgan McKenzie has been on her own since she ran away from a nightmarish foster home at the age of 16. Afraid to put down roots again only to be hurt once more, Morgan prefers to be constantly on the move until she is inexplicably pulled to the small Irish town of Grace's Cove. Before she knows it, Morgan is settling in and forming relationships for the first time in her life. Determined to k... read more
It is time...An ancient book, a power untouched, and a heart unloved lead Keelin O'Brien from her graduate studies in Boston to a small village on the coast of Southern Ireland. Determined to unearth the secrets lying hidden in the enchanted waters of the cove, Keelin has little time for a surly Irishman who infuriates her during the day and haunts her fantasies at night.Inexplicably drawn to ... read more
May 1st: the Earth is scorched by a stray asteroid, wiping out almost all life. Almost, but not quite all. Three thousand souls aboard a cruise ship visiting the north pole are spared by a freak of nature.The ship’s first officer, Jake Noah, was looking forward to getting back to dry land once and for all. But then the world ended, and now he finds himself reluctantly in charge of the last han... read more
This is the third book in the First Wave Series of post-apocalyptic thrillers by author JT Sawyer. As Travis Combs and his band of fighters head for the secret lab in Durango, they face the convergence of powerful forces bent on securing the vaccine. With a traitor in their midst, and with the emerging threat of faster moving zombies, he must lead his weary group through the mountains and take... read more
After training and leading his small band of survivors through the desert, Travis Combs just wants to get back home to his son in Denver. However, an emerging force in the mountains of Flagstaff poses a threat to his plans, and they will stop at nothing to obtain what he has. This novella is the second installment in the First Wave series. Approximately 111 pages. JT Sawyer is the pen name for... read more
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Professional editor of more than 250 published books; specializing in nonfiction, specifically health & wellness, business, and history.
3+ years copyediting and proofreading romance, historical fiction, and mystery for Amazon's 47North, Lake Union, and Thomas & Mercer.