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Erica Ellis

Erica Ellis - Editor

Parrish, FL, United States

Freelance editor offering friendly but thorough editing to independent authors.

Overview

I work collaboratively with authors to help them say what they want to say in the best way possible. Whether you need help with big-picture story issues like character development and plot pacing, or you are looking for someone to smooth and polish your writing line by line, I can help!

I hold a copyediting certification from the University of California San Diego, and I have developmental editing training from the Editorial Freelancers Association and the Author-Editor Clinic. I have edited over 30 books in the last year and have helped numerous authors prepare their books for publication.
I would love to be your partner as you bring your stories to the world

Services
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fantasy Literature Romance Science Fiction Thriller Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • Copyediting Certificat, UC San Diego

Work experience

Professional Book Editor

Erica Ellis is self-employed

May, 2013 – Present (over 3 years)

Provide manuscript review, line editing, and copyediting for independent authors and publishers.

“Thank you so much for being a part of the Archangel Ink team. I can’t adequately convey how grateful I am to have someone of your skill, diligence, and character as our chief editor. I feel confident every time we have clients’ work go to you.” ~Rob Archangel, cofounder of Archangel Ink

“I enjoyed working with you… Your edits and comments have helped me significantly polish and strengthen my manuscript. I will keep in touch on future projects and refer other writers to you if I am ever asked for a referral. Feel free to list me as a very satisfied client.” ~Ed Sheehy, author of Cade’s Rebellion

“Your work on my stories has been a real blessing. I am doing my best to imbed what you are teaching me and to extrapolate further. Your worth, to me, Erica, far exceeds the cost of your services. Thank you.” ~Jim Schoen, author of a short story collection

"Erica is wonderful to work with. She asks clarifying questions, fixes my comma abuse, and points out anything that doesn't make sense. I can't express how happy I am with the speed of her work and how detailed it is. I'm looking forward to finishing my next novel and sending it to her." ~Renee Lovins, author of Ink Deep

"Thanks so much for the edits. I have a few other books in the pipeline. I'll be keeping you in mind for editing them too; your work has seriously improved this work." ~E.L Ryan, author of Final Praxis

"Erica's web pages 'Editing' and 'FAQ: How Does the Editing Process Work?' neatly and accurately describe her process. However, seeing her work on your own writing is beyond thrilling. Erica transformed Haylee and the Travelers' Stone from a VW into a Jaguar....ready to hit the Indy road! No question about it - she'll be editing the sequel." ~Lisa Redfern, author of Haylee and the Travelers' Stone

"Erica has a remarkable grasp for those pesky rules and a great eye for story consistencies! I'd use her again in a heartbeat!" ~June Kramin, author of I've Got Your Back, Hailey and other novels

“Erica Ellis has been a huge help in correcting my English. I’m a speed typist, so when I started writing books, I needed a lot of help with corrections. Erica came to my rescue. Thank goodness! If you’re an author looking for an editor, let me just say, shop no further.” ~ Jill Sanders, author of The Pride Series, The West Series, The Grayton Series and many more.

“Wow. Just finished working through your edits. Thanks! You found many grammatical issues that I had missed through several rounds of self-editing, plus had a lot of good points about places that could get confusing to a reader. I feel my manuscript is much more readable now.” ~ Daniel Rice, author of This Side of a Wilderness

Portfolio (8 selected works)

Ink Deep: Fairy Modern: Beauty & the Beast

Renee Lovins

Most of Briony Carmichael's body was tragically burned as a child. Deeply hurt by the reactions of those closest to her, Briony believes her scars render her unlovable. She hides in her apartment, secluding herself from the outside world. Tattoo artist Corbin Franklin has everything - including a brain tumor that will kill him. Determined to not let his art die with him, he seeks someone to be... read more

Most of Briony Carmichael's body was tragically burned as a child. Deeply hurt by the reactions of those closest to her, Briony believes her scars render her unlovable. She hides in her apartment, secluding herself from the outside world. Tattoo artist Corbin Franklin has everything - including a brain tumor that will kill him. Determined to not let his art die with him, he seeks someone to be... read more

I Got Your Back, Hailey

June Kramin

When Hailey stumbles upon a backpack full of money on her nightly jog, she is forced to flee the security of her secret identity. Although the sudden appearance of a man that had been flirting with her earlier seems odd, Hailey accepts Parker’s help in getting the heavy bag home. Within moments of arriving, they escape under gunfire. The men it was intended for want it back, and Hailey has now... read more

When Hailey stumbles upon a backpack full of money on her nightly jog, she is forced to flee the security of her secret identity. Although the sudden appearance of a man that had been flirting with her earlier seems odd, Hailey accepts Parker’s help in getting the heavy bag home. Within moments of arriving, they escape under gunfire. The men it was intended for want it back, and Hailey has now... read more

The UnPeopled Season: Journal from a North Country Wilderness

Daniel J. Rice

"Today I am an unemployed writer living as a recluse in the great Northwoods." So begins this North Country journal from the author of This Side of a Wilderness. In the spring of 2011, Mr. Rice resigned from his career with the U.S. Geological Survey, and moved alone into a tent deep in the forests of northern Minnesota. The Unpeopled Season is his daily record of the four months in isolation.... read more

"Today I am an unemployed writer living as a recluse in the great Northwoods." So begins this North Country journal from the author of This Side of a Wilderness. In the spring of 2011, Mr. Rice resigned from his career with the U.S. Geological Survey, and moved alone into a tent deep in the forests of northern Minnesota. The Unpeopled Season is his daily record of the four months in isolation.... read more

Haylee Awakened Seed: an illustrated, paranormal, adventure (Haylee and the Traveler's Stone Book 1)

Lisa Redfern

An ancient pattern begins anew… Generations of oracles, seers, soothsayers and healers pass a relic of their lineage from hand-to-hand. They protect and prepare one another for the eventual blooming of a terrible secret… An oath made long ago has been broken. Haylee Garrett, a California teen growing up in the ‘70’s, is an expert at coping with things on her own. Before her mother died, her da... read more

An ancient pattern begins anew… Generations of oracles, seers, soothsayers and healers pass a relic of their lineage from hand-to-hand. They protect and prepare one another for the eventual blooming of a terrible secret… An oath made long ago has been broken. Haylee Garrett, a California teen growing up in the ‘70’s, is an expert at coping with things on her own. Before her mother died, her da... read more

Pride Series Box Set Books 1-5 (Pride Series Romance Novels)

Jill Sanders

Pride Series Romance Novels -- FINDING PRIDE Megan Kimble has finally freed herself from years of abuse at the hands of her ex. Now she can finally start a new life and figure out just who she really is. When her brother Matt dies suddenly, she takes a big risk and moves cross country to live in his house and take over his new business. This could be the chance she’s needed. There’s only one p... read more

Pride Series Romance Novels -- FINDING PRIDE Megan Kimble has finally freed herself from years of abuse at the hands of her ex. Now she can finally start a new life and figure out just who she really is. When her brother Matt dies suddenly, she takes a big risk and moves cross country to live in his house and take over his new business. This could be the chance she’s needed. There’s only one p... read more

The West (6 Book Series)

Jill Sanders

From Book 1: Lauren had been raised to not be afraid of anything, and she lived by that code, that is until her dad died and left everything in her hands. Now she’s not only in charge of her two younger sisters, but she’s running a full-blown Texas ranch. Caring for a thousand‑acre ranch has its ups and downs, physically, mentally, and financially. All she is looking for is a little break. Wha... read more

From Book 1: Lauren had been raised to not be afraid of anything, and she lived by that code, that is until her dad died and left everything in her hands. Now she’s not only in charge of her two younger sisters, but she’s running a full-blown Texas ranch. Caring for a thousand‑acre ranch has its ups and downs, physically, mentally, and financially. All she is looking for is a little break. Wha... read more

Secret Series Books 1-4 (Secret Series Romance Novels)

Jill Sanders

Secret Seduction To Katie life was simple, she wanted; a little house in upper Boston, and four kids, fathered by her best friend, who she’s been infatuated with since she was eight. After a devastating family secret is exposed, all she wants now is to escape the media hype that follows her everywhere she turns. Leaving her family, friends, and Jason behind, she travels to places she’s only re... read more

Secret Seduction To Katie life was simple, she wanted; a little house in upper Boston, and four kids, fathered by her best friend, who she’s been infatuated with since she was eight. After a devastating family secret is exposed, all she wants now is to escape the media hype that follows her everywhere she turns. Leaving her family, friends, and Jason behind, she travels to places she’s only re... read more

Starfish Prime (Blackfox Chronicles Book 2)

T.S. O'Neil

Michael Blackfox thought he'd left Marine Force Recon behind, but they had other ideas. The best trained man for a high risk mission is dead and Blackfox is uniquely qualified to be the heir apparent. The trouble is he and his father are currently fugitives on the run from the law. Marine Special Operations roughly brings Michael back into the fold, while allowing his father to be arrested and... read more

Michael Blackfox thought he'd left Marine Force Recon behind, but they had other ideas. The best trained man for a high risk mission is dead and Blackfox is uniquely qualified to be the heir apparent. The trouble is he and his father are currently fugitives on the run from the law. Marine Special Operations roughly brings Michael back into the fold, while allowing his father to be arrested and... read more

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