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Erin Liles

Erin Liles - Editor

Kyle, TX, United States

I'm a formally trained editor who specializes in young adult and children's fiction. I've worked with publishers as well as Indy authors.

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.

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 are indefensible, others like voice, tone, and organization are much more subjective. To best help an author's work shine, it's important for editor and author to have good two-way communication.

Everyone needs an editor. It is nearly impossible to be objective about our own work. 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 Editorial Freelancers Association. As an author, I am represented by Mansion Street Literary.

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

Certifications

  • Copyediting Certification

Work experience

Editor/Owner

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

In addition to working with Indy authors, I have edited for Macmillan Publishing, Create Space, and Muse It Up Publishing.

Portfolio (15 selected works)

A Friend for Freckles

Erin Liles

Freckles is a good friend to everyone at the shelter. Although he has lots of friends, Freckles wants a home more than anything. Everyone who sees him however, only sees a three legged dog. Will they ever look past what he doesn’t have, and see what he does have-- friendship?Suggested ages for readers: 4-8

Freckles is a good friend to everyone at the shelter. Although he has lots of friends, Freckles wants a home more than anything. Everyone who sees him however, only sees a three legged dog. Will they ever look past what he doesn’t have, and see what he does have-- friendship?Suggested ages for readers: 4-8

A Dance of Dragons: Series Starter Bundle

Kaitlyn Davis

**More Than 500 5-Star Reviews for A DANCE OF DRAGONS On Goodreads!**"If you want to set out on a journey, read this." - We do Write"Mind. BLOWN." - Spiced Latte Reads"Wow. My more extensive review: Just wow." - Brooke BlogsAn ancient evil awakens.Three unlikely heroes rise.An age of myth is reborn.Try the A DANCE OF DRAGONS series today, perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Kristin Cashore, and... read more

**More Than 500 5-Star Reviews for A DANCE OF DRAGONS On Goodreads!**"If you want to set out on a journey, read this." - We do Write"Mind. BLOWN." - Spiced Latte Reads"Wow. My more extensive review: Just wow." - Brooke BlogsAn ancient evil awakens.Three unlikely heroes rise.An age of myth is reborn.Try the A DANCE OF DRAGONS series today, perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Kristin Cashore, and... read more

The Spirit Heir (A Dance of Dragons Book 2)

Kaitlyn Davis

**More Than 500 5-Star Reviews for A DANCE OF DRAGONS On Goodreads!**From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes the second book in the thrilling A Dance of Dragons series--perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Kristin Cashore, and Tamora Pierce!Drenched in darkness and surrounded by the echo of screams, Jinji waits deep in the dungeons of Rayfort, haunted by the memory of the knife stabbing Rhen... read more

**More Than 500 5-Star Reviews for A DANCE OF DRAGONS On Goodreads!**From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes the second book in the thrilling A Dance of Dragons series--perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Kristin Cashore, and Tamora Pierce!Drenched in darkness and surrounded by the echo of screams, Jinji waits deep in the dungeons of Rayfort, haunted by the memory of the knife stabbing Rhen... read more

The Phoenix Born (A Dance of Dragons Book 3)

Kaitlyn Davis

**More Than 500 5-Star Reviews for A DANCE OF DRAGONS On Goodreads!** From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes the final book in the thrilling A Dance of Dragons series--perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Kristin Cashore, and Tamora Pierce!For the first time in a thousand years, the fire dragon has been awakened and Rhen is its rider. But after destroying the armies that threatened the city... read more

**More Than 500 5-Star Reviews for A DANCE OF DRAGONS On Goodreads!** From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes the final book in the thrilling A Dance of Dragons series--perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Kristin Cashore, and Tamora Pierce!For the first time in a thousand years, the fire dragon has been awakened and Rhen is its rider. But after destroying the armies that threatened the city... read more

The Iron Rider (A Dance of Dragons #3.5)

Kaitlyn Davis

From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes the fourth and final companion novella to the thrilling A Dance of Dragons series--perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Kristin Cashore, and Tamora Pierce!Princess Leena has finally discovered her fate--she's a dragon rider, humanity's only protection against the shadow. But deep in her heart, Leena hasn't forgotten about her homeland and the promises ... read more

From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes the fourth and final companion novella to the thrilling A Dance of Dragons series--perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Kristin Cashore, and Tamora Pierce!Princess Leena has finally discovered her fate--she's a dragon rider, humanity's only protection against the shadow. But deep in her heart, Leena hasn't forgotten about her homeland and the promises ... read more

Gathering Frost (Once Upon A Curse Book 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

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

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

The Candle Witch

Allison Van Rooy

In the outskirts of London in 1606, a witch hunt is underway. The tyrannical King Edmund has ordered the capture of the so-called Candle Witch, an unidentified woman who assists in the deaths of those who are terminally ill. When Sage Reed is caught with a vial of toxic leaves and a dead woman in her home, King Edmund is convinced he has found his witch. Without a way to prove her innocence, S... read more

In the outskirts of London in 1606, a witch hunt is underway. The tyrannical King Edmund has ordered the capture of the so-called Candle Witch, an unidentified woman who assists in the deaths of those who are terminally ill. When Sage Reed is caught with a vial of toxic leaves and a dead woman in her home, King Edmund is convinced he has found his witch. Without a way to prove her innocence, S... read more

Elspeth, The Living Dead Girl

Stuart R. West

If you’re dead already, can you die again? Elspeth’s been summoned from limbo. Her new assignment? Track down the culprit in the mysterious death of a student at Clearwell High. And incidentally, uncover the identity of the new drug dealer prowling the halls. Only one problem—the body she has to co-inhabit has a different agenda. Elizabeth just wants to be prom queen, marry Prince Charming, an... read more

If you’re dead already, can you die again? Elspeth’s been summoned from limbo. Her new assignment? Track down the culprit in the mysterious death of a student at Clearwell High. And incidentally, uncover the identity of the new drug dealer prowling the halls. Only one problem—the body she has to co-inhabit has a different agenda. Elizabeth just wants to be prom queen, marry Prince Charming, an... 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

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

Dream Shade

Heather Fraser Brainerd

As if high school wasn't tough enough, sophomore Sarah Pasmore has one extra little problem: ghosts have started appearing to Sarah and they seem to want something from her. With help from her brainy best friend, as well as a few new friends (including the hottest guy in school), Sarah must solve the mystery of what the spirits want in order to put them back to rest. To complicate matters furt... read more

As if high school wasn't tough enough, sophomore Sarah Pasmore has one extra little problem: ghosts have started appearing to Sarah and they seem to want something from her. With help from her brainy best friend, as well as a few new friends (including the hottest guy in school), Sarah must solve the mystery of what the spirits want in order to put them back to rest. To complicate matters furt... read more

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