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Galatea Maman

Galatea Maman - Editor

France

I love good writing, and can help you improve yours in every way. I work rapidly, but meticulously. Flexible, compassionate and thorough.

Overview

A long-time writer myself, I understand the "nuts and bolts" of writing. I know structure, plot, characterization, POV, etc., and I can immediately see if, and exactly where, anything has gone astray. My many years as an editor and book translator enable me to solve problems preventing your book from being the best it can be, or to simply give it that extra polish every author desires.
My method is to read a book all the way through, twice if necessary, to understand the story, know the characters and hear the author's "voice." If structural problems exist, I work with the author to correct these, then I edit page by page -- making as few changes as possible -- to leave your book's style, intent and beauty intact.
p.s. I especially love science fiction!

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fantasy Humor & Comedy Science Fiction Thriller Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Nature Technology Travel

Certifications

  • Master's degree in European Languages and Literatures

Awards

  • Etienne Gros Prize, European Literature
  • Carol Burnett Award for Responsible Journalism
  • Myle Clark Award for Creative Writing
  • Windward Oahu News, First Prizes in Fiction and Poetry

Work experience

Editor, English-language version of website

123ocean.com/en
January, 2013 – November, 2015 (almost 3 years)

Website content editor and writer.

Freelance Editor and Translator

French English Literary Translation
January, 2004 – Present (over 13 years)

Translate, edit and proofread books.

Writer and Editor

Variety of newspapers, magazines and literary reviews (list below)
September, 1982 – February, 1996 (over 13 years)

The Honolulu Advertiser - Reporter - 1 year
Ka Leo - Features Editor, City Editor, Senior Staff Writer - 5 years
Hawai’i Review - Non-Fiction Editor, Editor-in-Chief - 2 years
Mid-County Past - Reporter - 1 year
Windsurf Magazine - Features Writer - 3 years
Standup Journal - Features Writer - 4 years
CD Mag - Writer/Editor of English Content
One-time publications in numerous other magazines, papers and on websites...

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Hide and Seek PARIS-SXM

Valérie Lieko

Little lies can lead to huge suspense... Dr. Victoria Gray is fed up with her humdrum life in cold, dreary Paris, so she sets out for a vacation on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. She is determined to create a new identity for herself... After a radical makeover, she meets sailing instructor Massimo Baldini, the perfect mix of nonchalant Frenchman and hot-blooded Italian. But when he ask... read more

Little lies can lead to huge suspense... Dr. Victoria Gray is fed up with her humdrum life in cold, dreary Paris, so she sets out for a vacation on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. She is determined to create a new identity for herself... After a radical makeover, she meets sailing instructor Massimo Baldini, the perfect mix of nonchalant Frenchman and hot-blooded Italian. But when he ask... read more

Dr Tenace

Yves Bernas

In an abandoned part of the Falkennest's clinic, Dr Tenace passionately conducts semi-legal experiments to bring his patients back from coma. Not only does he struggle with science and medicine to discover the secret of consciousness and the essence of the soul but he also struggles with a much bigger enemy: himself! Deep inside he feels he should not be so ambitious endaring to climb the tree... read more

In an abandoned part of the Falkennest's clinic, Dr Tenace passionately conducts semi-legal experiments to bring his patients back from coma. Not only does he struggle with science and medicine to discover the secret of consciousness and the essence of the soul but he also struggles with a much bigger enemy: himself! Deep inside he feels he should not be so ambitious endaring to climb the tree... read more

coups de folie en mer

HUGO VERLOMME

Les amours de voyage

Yaël König

Le temps du voyage

Roland-C Wagner

Les Guerriers du silence: Les Guerriers du silence, T1

Pierre Bordage

Quelque cent mondes composent la Confédération de Naflin, parmi lesquelles la somptueuse et raffinée Syracusa. Or, dans l'ombre de la famille régnante, les mystérieux Scaythes d'Hyponéros, venus d'un monde lointain, doués d'inquiétants pouvoirs psychiques, trament un gigantesque complot dont l'instauration d'une dictature sur la Confédération ne constitue qu'une étape. Qui pourrait donc leur f... read more

Quelque cent mondes composent la Confédération de Naflin, parmi lesquelles la somptueuse et raffinée Syracusa. Or, dans l'ombre de la famille régnante, les mystérieux Scaythes d'Hyponéros, venus d'un monde lointain, doués d'inquiétants pouvoirs psychiques, trament un gigantesque complot dont l'instauration d'une dictature sur la Confédération ne constitue qu'une étape. Qui pourrait donc leur f... read more

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