Erin Liles

Erin Liles - Editor

Kyle, TX, United States

Freelance editor for Macmillan Children's Division and independent authors. YA writer represented by Mansion Street Literary.

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Overview

As a lover of writing, both the process and the end product, I love to help others achieve their writing goals--whether those goals are to submit their work to traditional publishers or to self-publish.

I believe that editing is a collaborative process between writer and editor. I seek first to understand the writer's intent for his or her work by asking questions and thinking critically about every manuscript. Only through a solid understanding can I edit most effectively. While some things like grammar and spelling are indefensible, others like voice, tone, and organization are much more subjective. To best help an author's work shine, it's important for the editor and author to have good two-way communication.

As a writer myself, I understand the heart and soul that gets put into written work. Therefore, I believe in treating every author with the utmost respect. And I know how costly publishing a book (or getting one to the publishing stage) can be, so I offer reasonable rates.

I am a member of the Professional Editor's Network, the Association for Independent Publishing Professionals, and the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's Picture Books
Fantasy
Romance
Science Fiction
Themes & Motifs
Women's Fiction
Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • Copyediting Certification
  • (Pursuing) Certification in Children's Book Writing
  • SCBWI Member

Work experience

Editor/Owner

Self-employed
November, 2013 – Present (over 4 years)

Freelance editing for various publishing houses including Macmillan Children's Division and independent authors. I specialize in children's and young adult novels.

Editor

Legal Zoom
September, 2011 – May, 2013 (over 1 year)

Edited all legal documents.

Portfolio (18 selected works)

All the Feels: All is Fair in Love and Fandom

Danika Stone

Readers who understand the power of fandom will devour this funny and emotional novel about nerd culture, struggling with college, and falling in love with your best friend. College freshman Liv is more than just a fangirl: The Starveil movies are her life. When her favorite character is killed off, Liv Just. Can't. Deal. She launches an online campaign to bring her hero back to life. Step one... read more

Readers who understand the power of fandom will devour this funny and emotional novel about nerd culture, struggling with college, and falling in love with your best friend. College freshman Liv is more than just a fangirl: The Starveil movies are her life. When her favorite character is killed off, Liv Just. Can't. Deal. She launches an online campaign to bring her hero back to life. Step one... read more

The Detour

S. A. Bodeen

Livvy Flynn is a big deal - she's a New York Times-bestselling author whose YA fiction has sold all over the world. She's rich, she's famous, she's gorgeous, and she's full of herself. When she's invited to an A-list writer's conference, she decides to accept so she can have some time to herself. She's on a tight deadline for her next book, and she has no intention of socializing with the othe... read more

Livvy Flynn is a big deal - she's a New York Times-bestselling author whose YA fiction has sold all over the world. She's rich, she's famous, she's gorgeous, and she's full of herself. When she's invited to an A-list writer's conference, she decides to accept so she can have some time to herself. She's on a tight deadline for her next book, and she has no intention of socializing with the othe... read more

The Inquisition: Summoner: Book Two (The Summoner Trilogy)

Taran Matharu

Fletcher and his demon must prove themselves to be heroes in this New York Times-bestselling fantasy adventure. A year has passed since the Tournament. Fletcher and Ignatius have been locked away in Pelt's dungeons, but now they must face trial at the hands of the Inquisition, a powerful institution controlled by those who would delight in Fletcher's downfall. The trial is haunted by ghosts fr... read more

Fletcher and his demon must prove themselves to be heroes in this New York Times-bestselling fantasy adventure. A year has passed since the Tournament. Fletcher and Ignatius have been locked away in Pelt's dungeons, but now they must face trial at the hands of the Inquisition, a powerful institution controlled by those who would delight in Fletcher's downfall. The trial is haunted by ghosts fr... read more

Ignite (Midnight Fire Series Book 1)

Kaitlyn Davis

**Over 200,000 Copies of The Midnight Fire Series Sold!****Over 2000 5-Star Reviews on Goodreads!**Kira Dawson has the power to burn vampires to a crisp. The problem is, she doesn't know it yet. The even bigger problem is, she's dating one.When Kira Dawson moves to South Carolina, she meets Luke, a blond goofball who quickly becomes her best friend, and Tristan, a mysterious bad boy who sends ... read more

**Over 200,000 Copies of The Midnight Fire Series Sold!****Over 2000 5-Star Reviews on Goodreads!**Kira Dawson has the power to burn vampires to a crisp. The problem is, she doesn't know it yet. The even bigger problem is, she's dating one.When Kira Dawson moves to South Carolina, she meets Luke, a blond goofball who quickly becomes her best friend, and Tristan, a mysterious bad boy who sends ... read more

Simmer (Midnight Fire Series Book 2)

Kaitlyn Davis

**Over 200,000 Copies of The Midnight Fire Series Sold!**FOR A LIMITED TIME: Simmer is on sale for only 99cents! Save $2!From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes a paranormal romance perfect for fans of Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Simmer is the second book in the thrilling Midnight Fire Series."Slowly, like a whisper almost blown away in the wind, two words ... read more

**Over 200,000 Copies of The Midnight Fire Series Sold!**FOR A LIMITED TIME: Simmer is on sale for only 99cents! Save $2!From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes a paranormal romance perfect for fans of Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Simmer is the second book in the thrilling Midnight Fire Series."Slowly, like a whisper almost blown away in the wind, two words ... read more

Blaze (Midnight Fire Series Book 3)

Kaitlyn Davis

**Over 200,000 Copies of The Midnight Fire Series Sold!**From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes a paranormal romance perfect for fans of Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Blaze is the third book in the thrilling Midnight Fire Series."Kira gulped, unable to stop the growing sense that everything in her world was about to change."With Aldrich's note burning a hole... read more

**Over 200,000 Copies of The Midnight Fire Series Sold!**From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes a paranormal romance perfect for fans of Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Blaze is the third book in the thrilling Midnight Fire Series."Kira gulped, unable to stop the growing sense that everything in her world was about to change."With Aldrich's note burning a hole... read more

Scorch (Midnight Fire Series Book 4)

Kaitlyn Davis

**A Top 100 Customer Favorite in Kids & Teens Kindle Books of 2013!****Over 200,000 Copies of The Midnight Fire Series Sold!**From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes a paranormal romance perfect for fans of Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Scorch is the fourth and final book in the thrilling Midnight Fire Series."All it did was remind Kira that time was running ... read more

**A Top 100 Customer Favorite in Kids & Teens Kindle Books of 2013!****Over 200,000 Copies of The Midnight Fire Series Sold!**From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes a paranormal romance perfect for fans of Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Scorch is the fourth and final book in the thrilling Midnight Fire Series."All it did was remind Kira that time was running ... read more

Confessions of a Virgin Sex Columnist!

Kay Marie

"The new Bridget Jones!" - Broc's Bookcase"I absolutely couldn't put it down!" - Riddle's Reviews"Bloody hilarious from the very beginning." - Books Glorious Books Two hot guys. One big lie. What's a virgin sex columnist to do?My name is Skylar Quinn. I just moved to New York with my best friend Bridget, and I have a confession. Well, more than one. Okay, quite a few really. Fine, here goes!Co... read more

"The new Bridget Jones!" - Broc's Bookcase"I absolutely couldn't put it down!" - Riddle's Reviews"Bloody hilarious from the very beginning." - Books Glorious Books Two hot guys. One big lie. What's a virgin sex columnist to do?My name is Skylar Quinn. I just moved to New York with my best friend Bridget, and I have a confession. Well, more than one. Okay, quite a few really. Fine, here goes!Co... read more

Frost (Midnight Ice) (Volume 1)

Kaitlyn Davis

"A snarky, action-packed, and entertaining read!" - Betwixt the Pages"I am in love with Pandora, she is badass!" - E.A. Walsh"A story of teenage love, betrayal, double crossing and danger..." - Splashes Into BooksEven the hottest love can turn a girl cold-blooded... Don't miss FROST, a fantasy romance from bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis that twists vampire lore and ancient Greek myths into a... read more

"A snarky, action-packed, and entertaining read!" - Betwixt the Pages"I am in love with Pandora, she is badass!" - E.A. Walsh"A story of teenage love, betrayal, double crossing and danger..." - Splashes Into BooksEven the hottest love can turn a girl cold-blooded... Don't miss FROST, a fantasy romance from bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis that twists vampire lore and ancient Greek myths into a... read more

Fracture (Midnight Ice) (Volume 3)

Kaitlyn Davis

When you fall for the devil, you're bound to get burned.Pandora Scott's world has blown up once again, but this time she's learned her lesson--saving the world isn't a job she can do solo. She needs friends. But when her strongest ally also happens to be the boy who shattered her heart, it's not as easy as it sounds. Especially since the person she has to destroy might just be the love of her ... read more

When you fall for the devil, you're bound to get burned.Pandora Scott's world has blown up once again, but this time she's learned her lesson--saving the world isn't a job she can do solo. She needs friends. But when her strongest ally also happens to be the boy who shattered her heart, it's not as easy as it sounds. Especially since the person she has to destroy might just be the love of her ... read more

Shatter (Midnight Ice) (Volume 4)

Kaitlyn Davis

Pandora Scott just saved the world...or did she? Fresh off her victory, Pandora thinks life is finally starting to look up. No one is trying to kill her. A few people actually consider her a close friend. The future is wide open with possibilities. And she's in love with the boy next door. But when the titans come crashing into Sonnyville, adamant that the monster she destroyed still lives, Pa... read more

Pandora Scott just saved the world...or did she? Fresh off her victory, Pandora thinks life is finally starting to look up. No one is trying to kill her. A few people actually consider her a close friend. The future is wide open with possibilities. And she's in love with the boy next door. But when the titans come crashing into Sonnyville, adamant that the monster she destroyed still lives, Pa... read more

Gathering Frost (Once Upon A Curse) (Volume 1)

Kaitlyn Davis

**A USA Today Must-Read Romance!**Will the prince's kiss be enough to revive her frozen heart? Don't miss GATHERING FROST, a dystopian romance from bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis that reimagines the classic fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty."I wish I could say I was the hero of the story. A resister. A rebel. Someone who lived to bring an end to the queen who stole my childhood--my mother, my li... read more

**A USA Today Must-Read Romance!**Will the prince's kiss be enough to revive her frozen heart? Don't miss GATHERING FROST, a dystopian romance from bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis that reimagines the classic fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty."I wish I could say I was the hero of the story. A resister. A rebel. Someone who lived to bring an end to the queen who stole my childhood--my mother, my li... read more

Withering Rose (Once Upon A Curse) (Volume 2)

Kaitlyn Davis

**A USA Today Recommended Series!**What if Beauty was cursed, and the Beast was the only one who could save her? Don't miss WITHERING ROSE, a dystopian romance from bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis that reimagines the classic fairy tale of Beauty & The Beast."As the heat finally disappeared, I felt the bloom blossom in the very core of my soul, a rose just like my name--a ticking clock hidden ... read more

**A USA Today Recommended Series!**What if Beauty was cursed, and the Beast was the only one who could save her? Don't miss WITHERING ROSE, a dystopian romance from bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis that reimagines the classic fairy tale of Beauty & The Beast."As the heat finally disappeared, I felt the bloom blossom in the very core of my soul, a rose just like my name--a ticking clock hidden ... read more

Life After: Beyond a Near Death Experience

Alex Myers

Life After: Beyond a Near Death ExperienceA GLIMPSE INTO HEAVENA beautiful look at life after death, “Life After” is an inspiring read that you will not want to put down until the end of the journey. -Wally WorldHold on for the ride of your life!! - Becki HawkinsLife After: LIFE IN THE HEREAFTERAndy Stewart died. This novel is about what happens the next day. He doesn’t know his name and doesn... read more

Life After: Beyond a Near Death ExperienceA GLIMPSE INTO HEAVENA beautiful look at life after death, “Life After” is an inspiring read that you will not want to put down until the end of the journey. -Wally WorldHold on for the ride of your life!! - Becki HawkinsLife After: LIFE IN THE HEREAFTERAndy Stewart died. This novel is about what happens the next day. He doesn’t know his name and doesn... read more

The Silver Key (A Dance of Dragons #1.5)

Kaitlyn Davis

From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes the second companion novella to the thrilling A Dance of Dragons series--perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Kristin Cashore, and Tamora Pierce!Weeks have passed since King Razzaq discovered Princess Leena's affair and banished her lover from the kingdom. So when Mikza suddenly appears in the golden palace, chained and bound, Leena is floored. Even mo... read more

From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes the second companion novella to the thrilling A Dance of Dragons series--perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Kristin Cashore, and Tamora Pierce!Weeks have passed since King Razzaq discovered Princess Leena's affair and banished her lover from the kingdom. So when Mikza suddenly appears in the golden palace, chained and bound, Leena is floored. Even mo... read more

The Bronze Knight (A Dance of Dragons #2.5)

Kaitlyn Davis

From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes the third companion novella to the thrilling A Dance of Dragons series--perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Kristin Cashore, and Tamora Pierce!Princess Leena arrives in Rayfort with one thought on her mind--getting the information that might stop her father's armies to Prince Whylrhen as soon as possible. But once there, she quickly realizes the situa... read more

From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes the third companion novella to the thrilling A Dance of Dragons series--perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Kristin Cashore, and Tamora Pierce!Princess Leena arrives in Rayfort with one thought on her mind--getting the information that might stop her father's armies to Prince Whylrhen as soon as possible. But once there, she quickly realizes the situa... read more

Leena's Story - The Complete Novellas (A Dance of Dragons Book 4)

Kaitlyn Davis

From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes the complete set of companion novellas to the thrilling A Dance of Dragons series--a fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Kristin Cashore, and Tamora Pierce!This bundle includes all four of the novellas following Princess Leena's side of the story as she teams up with Rhen and Jinji to end her father's reign and bring a new era of pea... read more

From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes the complete set of companion novellas to the thrilling A Dance of Dragons series--a fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Kristin Cashore, and Tamora Pierce!This bundle includes all four of the novellas following Princess Leena's side of the story as she teams up with Rhen and Jinji to end her father's reign and bring a new era of pea... read more

Guns and Bones: The Preliminary Gambit

J. Samuel

Set in the 1870s, at a time when outlaws and lawmen were battling for reverence, a small town in Texas is flanked by a wicked pirate and his fleet of famished men. It’s up to a small, diverse group of friends to save their town from complete obliteration.

Set in the 1870s, at a time when outlaws and lawmen were battling for reverence, a small town in Texas is flanked by a wicked pirate and his fleet of famished men. It’s up to a small, diverse group of friends to save their town from complete obliteration.

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