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Garrett Marco

Garrett Marco - Editor

Boise, ID, United States

I specialize in novel-length line editing with a goal of helping authors improve their manuscripts and get them ready for agent querying or

Overview

With over eight years of editing experience -- including literary journals, publishers, and individual authors -- I offer a variety of services. Please visit marcoediting.com for more information.

Though I work mainly with literary and genre fiction, I have experience with memoirs, travelogues, creative non-fiction, and many niche genres. I enjoy working closely with authors, preferring long-term professional relationships over one-time jobs.

Services
Fiction
Adventure Children's - Middle Grade Fantasy Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy Literature Mashups Romance Science Fiction Short Story Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Self-help & Self-improvement Travel

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Marco Editing

May, 2013 – Present (over 3 years)

I specialize in novel-length speculative fiction, including sci-fi, fantasy, and slipstream. I also have extensive experience with romance (with many cross-genre variants), erotica, and adventure, as well as non-fiction like travelogue, memoir, and self-help/motivational. My short-fiction chops come from both the literary side (journal/magazine editor), but I've also done many short pieces in other genres.

Acquiring Editor

Soul Mate Publishing

February, 2013 – Present (almost 4 years)

I acquire manuscripts and edit said manuscripts on contract for this independent cross-genre publisher.

Portfolio (18 selected works)

Dark & Day - Book 1

Israel Grey

Jonothon Wyer trembled beneath his desk as the sirens blared their dreaded warning: Magic is coming! His entire life, he had been told to fear the wizards from across the Dawn, but never did his small town expect to be the epicenter of the next world war of machines against magic! Sickly and friendless, Jono’s only hope was to enlist into the mechanized army of the Dark End. He was promised th... read more

Jonothon Wyer trembled beneath his desk as the sirens blared their dreaded warning: Magic is coming! His entire life, he had been told to fear the wizards from across the Dawn, but never did his small town expect to be the epicenter of the next world war of machines against magic! Sickly and friendless, Jono’s only hope was to enlist into the mechanized army of the Dark End. He was promised th... read more

Dark & Day 3: The Angels' Masquerade

Israel Grey

A pox of space and time is ravaging the lands of magic and machine. As the Windom Academy accepts squires from the Day into its student exchange program, Jono and his team must question what they believe in if they are to have any hope at defeating an enemy they know so little about...

A pox of space and time is ravaging the lands of magic and machine. As the Windom Academy accepts squires from the Day into its student exchange program, Jono and his team must question what they believe in if they are to have any hope at defeating an enemy they know so little about...

Dark & Day 2: The Withering Mark

Israel Grey

As the world struggles to rebuild a new peace between Dark & Day, a secret terrorist organization is plotting to unleash an ancient plague that could destroy more than the fragile peace... Jonothon Wyer continues to train his amazing Cloaks powers at the Windom Military Academy in the Dark End. He will have to learn how to lead his team of friends, and navigate the deeply ingrained fears of hi... read more

As the world struggles to rebuild a new peace between Dark & Day, a secret terrorist organization is plotting to unleash an ancient plague that could destroy more than the fragile peace... Jonothon Wyer continues to train his amazing Cloaks powers at the Windom Military Academy in the Dark End. He will have to learn how to lead his team of friends, and navigate the deeply ingrained fears of hi... read more

Bleddyn Hall

Amanda L.V. Shalaby

After a whirlwind romance during the London Season, Lady Isabel Sutton finds herself quickly engaged to the handsome Lord Tresham Bleddyn, Earl of Dancy. When his father passes away suddenly, however, his period of mourning delays their marriage and ruins the season for Tresham’s younger, twin sisters, Annalise and Rosamund. After the girls invite Isabel to their Yorkshire home, Bleddyn Hall, ... read more

After a whirlwind romance during the London Season, Lady Isabel Sutton finds herself quickly engaged to the handsome Lord Tresham Bleddyn, Earl of Dancy. When his father passes away suddenly, however, his period of mourning delays their marriage and ruins the season for Tresham’s younger, twin sisters, Annalise and Rosamund. After the girls invite Isabel to their Yorkshire home, Bleddyn Hall, ... read more

Fallen: First Seal of the Apocalypse (Seals of the Apocalypse Book 1)

Kerrigan Bane

Lucy is cursed with the ability to see demons. For most of her life, there was only the all-consuming terror of seeing things no one else could. But with the help of a generous grant, Lucy is finally able to open a shelter to feed and house the homeless—the same community of people who raised and protected her as a street orphan. The grant money proves she can be more than her cursed ability, ... read more

Lucy is cursed with the ability to see demons. For most of her life, there was only the all-consuming terror of seeing things no one else could. But with the help of a generous grant, Lucy is finally able to open a shelter to feed and house the homeless—the same community of people who raised and protected her as a street orphan. The grant money proves she can be more than her cursed ability, ... read more

Chosen: Second Seal of the Apocalypse (Seals of the Apocalypse Book 2)

Kerrigan Bane

Demons surround the last few bastions of human civilization. All hope seems lost. But on the eve of the last stand, scientists unveil a weapon of mass destruction—a genetically engineered demon warrior. Eve is humanity’s last chance for survival. She’s the perfect soldier—eager to obey, ready to fight—until a masked man steals her away from the only life she knows. Dominic is human, not demon,... read more

Demons surround the last few bastions of human civilization. All hope seems lost. But on the eve of the last stand, scientists unveil a weapon of mass destruction—a genetically engineered demon warrior. Eve is humanity’s last chance for survival. She’s the perfect soldier—eager to obey, ready to fight—until a masked man steals her away from the only life she knows. Dominic is human, not demon,... read more

Barren: Third Seal of the Apocalypse (Seals of the Apocalypse Book 3)

Kerrigan Bane

A decade after the fall of modern civilization, the world is lawless and dangerous. The barrier between Earth and Hell has been destroyed, and people are dying in their sleep, their last moments trapped inside a deadly nightmare. Survival means selling your soul to Satan or taking Chimera—a mysterious drug that keeps your consciousness rooted to your body while you sleep. It means being faster... read more

A decade after the fall of modern civilization, the world is lawless and dangerous. The barrier between Earth and Hell has been destroyed, and people are dying in their sleep, their last moments trapped inside a deadly nightmare. Survival means selling your soul to Satan or taking Chimera—a mysterious drug that keeps your consciousness rooted to your body while you sleep. It means being faster... read more

What They Don't Teach You

Erin Osborne

A teacher's working environment is your child's learning environment. Don't you want to know what really happens behind those closed classroom doors? The truth is, America’s public school system is under attack. Teachers on the front lines have been battered fighting to protect it and themselves. Years of unrealistic education reforms, a faltering national curriculum roll-out called Common Cor... read more

A teacher's working environment is your child's learning environment. Don't you want to know what really happens behind those closed classroom doors? The truth is, America’s public school system is under attack. Teachers on the front lines have been battered fighting to protect it and themselves. Years of unrealistic education reforms, a faltering national curriculum roll-out called Common Cor... read more

Hearts Racing

Jim Hodgson

Riding in a near-future America languishing under the oppressive jackboot of the conquering French, Buck Heart is a professional cyclist on the New Lyon (formally Atlanta) team. Onward for the glory of New France, he charges. Losing is not an option. Left shoulder injuries force him to seek the training expertise of CrossFit instructor Faith Racing; his career and his life are crashing over th... read more

Riding in a near-future America languishing under the oppressive jackboot of the conquering French, Buck Heart is a professional cyclist on the New Lyon (formally Atlanta) team. Onward for the glory of New France, he charges. Losing is not an option. Left shoulder injuries force him to seek the training expertise of CrossFit instructor Faith Racing; his career and his life are crashing over th... read more

Ten Thousand Gods Episode 1

Jim Hodgson

Phineas Sealby is a deity beat reporter at the Atlanta Record in a time when gods walk the Earth, but not just religious gods. There are also gods of things that people do religiously. Phineas's heart-felt reporting style puts him in a bad position with his publisher, who is also his girlfriend's dad. If he has any hope of keeping his job and the love of his life, he must contact and interview... read more

Phineas Sealby is a deity beat reporter at the Atlanta Record in a time when gods walk the Earth, but not just religious gods. There are also gods of things that people do religiously. Phineas's heart-felt reporting style puts him in a bad position with his publisher, who is also his girlfriend's dad. If he has any hope of keeping his job and the love of his life, he must contact and interview... read more

Traveling the Two-Lane: A Memoir and Travelogue

Marilyn Berman

Inching through rush-hour traffic at the age of sixty-three, it dawned on Marilyn that she was also inching through life. At that moment, she decided to make the journey of her dreams—a long vacation, a year or more alone in a van. She spent months preparing to escape her settled home and habits, and in June of 2004, she got on the road. Destination: Alaska. A lifetime of memories accompanied ... read more

Inching through rush-hour traffic at the age of sixty-three, it dawned on Marilyn that she was also inching through life. At that moment, she decided to make the journey of her dreams—a long vacation, a year or more alone in a van. She spent months preparing to escape her settled home and habits, and in June of 2004, she got on the road. Destination: Alaska. A lifetime of memories accompanied ... read more

Early Byrd (Clan Gonther Cycle Book 1)

Phil Geusz

Lost wars have consequences, and it's usually the innocent who suffer most. Young Robert and Timothy Byrd learn this firsthand when empire-building aliens threaten the extinction of all humanity via asteroid strike. Resistance proves futile, and the twin brothers are ripped from the bosom of their loving family to grow up among the Artemu, mankind’s haughty new overlords. But is the fighting r... read more

Lost wars have consequences, and it's usually the innocent who suffer most. Young Robert and Timothy Byrd learn this firsthand when empire-building aliens threaten the extinction of all humanity via asteroid strike. Resistance proves futile, and the twin brothers are ripped from the bosom of their loving family to grow up among the Artemu, mankind’s haughty new overlords. But is the fighting r... read more

Fledgling Byrd (Clan Gonther Cycle Book 2)

Phil Geusz

"No matter what you do, never, ever piss off a Gonther! The results can be… Awe-inspiring.” Robert Herman Byrd and his brother Timothy have almost finished growing up among humanity’s alien masters. Raised in the violently militaristic Artemu fashion, they’ve survived harsh conditions, inhumanly strict discipline and endless forced marches. Ultimately, Clan Gonther means to rule Earth through ... read more

"No matter what you do, never, ever piss off a Gonther! The results can be… Awe-inspiring.” Robert Herman Byrd and his brother Timothy have almost finished growing up among humanity’s alien masters. Raised in the violently militaristic Artemu fashion, they’ve survived harsh conditions, inhumanly strict discipline and endless forced marches. Ultimately, Clan Gonther means to rule Earth through ... read more

Jail Byrd (Clan Gonther Cycle Book 3)

Phil Geusz

Robert Herman Byrd, now properly Prince Robertherman of Clan Gonther and a celebrated Hero, is sent again to a miserable, failing colony of the Empire. This one, however, is the domain of his adoptive brother, heir to the Imperial throne. Forced into the most morale-sapping service light-years from Earth, can Robert and his experimental platoon of human warriors ever return home with their liv... read more

Robert Herman Byrd, now properly Prince Robertherman of Clan Gonther and a celebrated Hero, is sent again to a miserable, failing colony of the Empire. This one, however, is the domain of his adoptive brother, heir to the Imperial throne. Forced into the most morale-sapping service light-years from Earth, can Robert and his experimental platoon of human warriors ever return home with their liv... read more

War Byrd (Clan Gonther Cycle Book 4)

Phil Geusz

Can any family survive a son's treachery? Reydripf, heir to Clan Gonther's Imperial throne, has in a fit of rage and jealousy broken away from his father and begun constructing a Fleet of his own. This is of course intolerable, and despite Rundual's genuine love and affection for his only child, rebellion must be put down. But quashing renegade heirs is an expensive undertaking in terms of tre... read more

Can any family survive a son's treachery? Reydripf, heir to Clan Gonther's Imperial throne, has in a fit of rage and jealousy broken away from his father and begun constructing a Fleet of his own. This is of course intolerable, and despite Rundual's genuine love and affection for his only child, rebellion must be put down. But quashing renegade heirs is an expensive undertaking in terms of tre... read more

Angry Byrd (The Clan Gonther Cycle Book 5)

Phil Geusz

Brotherly love is strong. But is the drive to power even stronger? Robert and Tim have come a long way together. Once they were frightened children taken hostage by aliens; now they're Co-Regents of a failing Empire. Confronted by challenges far exceeding any known by their predecessors, the fallible and all-too-human twins must make all the really difficult choices their antecedents lacked th... read more

Brotherly love is strong. But is the drive to power even stronger? Robert and Tim have come a long way together. Once they were frightened children taken hostage by aliens; now they're Co-Regents of a failing Empire. Confronted by challenges far exceeding any known by their predecessors, the fallible and all-too-human twins must make all the really difficult choices their antecedents lacked th... read more

Remain Free: A Memoir

Gautam Narula

I fight to live so you'll remain free. The year is 2011. Troy Anthony Davis, a black man convicted of murdering white police officer Mark MacPhail in cold blood, is the world s most famous death row inmate. In the twenty-two years since the murder, Davis had faced four execution dates. The day after one of those execution dates, a fifteen-year-old named Gautam Narula wrote Davis a letter.Virtu... read more

I fight to live so you'll remain free. The year is 2011. Troy Anthony Davis, a black man convicted of murdering white police officer Mark MacPhail in cold blood, is the world s most famous death row inmate. In the twenty-two years since the murder, Davis had faced four execution dates. The day after one of those execution dates, a fifteen-year-old named Gautam Narula wrote Davis a letter.Virtu... read more

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