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Harriet Darling

Harriet Darling - Editor

Sacramento, CA, United States

Many years spent reading, editing and writing books. I'd love to help get your book ready for the world. I'm fast, accurate and inexpensive.

Overview

I have an author page ( which showcases my books and a weekly blog. As an editor, I do proofreading, line editing, and some content/style editing.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Science Fiction Short Story Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
January, 2017 – Present (12 months)

Four years as Research Editor and Coordinator of Editorial Research at InfoWorld, a high-tech newspaper.

I also worked in San Jose, CA, as a freelance editor and resume writer for two years after I retired from InfoWorld.

Franchise Owner

The Homesteader
March, 1999 – June, 2000 (over 1 year)

Purchased franchise for monthly free newspaper for new homeowners. Mostly, my job was to edit syndicated articles, and arrange for publication and distribution to around 2000 new home owners in the San Jose area. I published 11 monthly editions, to great response, but found I was losing money in the process so I had to quit.

Coordinator, Editorial Research

InfoWorld
April, 1987 – March, 1996 (almost 9 years)

Main job was writing and processing high-tech surveys to subscribers (mostly senior IT people); I also processed requests for permission to quote from the newspaper, set up and oversaw reference library, hired and trained Street Pricing Researcher, and conducted technical research for staff and the public.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

The Wizard's Key

Harriett Darling

A fairy's dearest wish is to be a wizard, but she's unwilling to spend the time needed to learn the trade. She steals a magical key from the wizard's house, hoping she can learn by herself. She flies through a portal to another dimension, where she is chased across the mountains by dragons and loses the key. Home again, she is discovered by the wizard who commands her to find the key within th... read more

A fairy's dearest wish is to be a wizard, but she's unwilling to spend the time needed to learn the trade. She steals a magical key from the wizard's house, hoping she can learn by herself. She flies through a portal to another dimension, where she is chased across the mountains by dragons and loses the key. Home again, she is discovered by the wizard who commands her to find the key within th... read more

Adventures in Fyelda

Harriet Darling

Petulya salvages a magical key and graduates from wizardry classes. Hapgood uses his magic as best he can to help save Calliope, who has been grabbed by a mysterious rider. Lilyac appears to have run away with a young elf, but instead she has been kidnapped. Trink and Obrigay have gone missing. Petulya partially decodes a note that says Janolo is trapped on the dragon world. Petulya tries to r... read more

Petulya salvages a magical key and graduates from wizardry classes. Hapgood uses his magic as best he can to help save Calliope, who has been grabbed by a mysterious rider. Lilyac appears to have run away with a young elf, but instead she has been kidnapped. Trink and Obrigay have gone missing. Petulya partially decodes a note that says Janolo is trapped on the dragon world. Petulya tries to r... read more

The Haunting of Wicker House

Harriet Darling

This is a light-hearted ghost story, about a young girl who is also faced with a mystery and a scary antagonist. Kaitlyn North has spent most of her 14 years alone with her mother in a tiny Oakland apartment. When her mother dies, she must go to live with her only relative, a great-aunt, in Sacramento,Shaken when she meets the first of the four ghosts who haunt the mansion, she soon befriends ... read more

This is a light-hearted ghost story, about a young girl who is also faced with a mystery and a scary antagonist. Kaitlyn North has spent most of her 14 years alone with her mother in a tiny Oakland apartment. When her mother dies, she must go to live with her only relative, a great-aunt, in Sacramento,Shaken when she meets the first of the four ghosts who haunt the mansion, she soon befriends ... read more

OMNI: An Outer Space Adventure

Harriet Darling

Get your copy of this exciting new science fiction novella for Young AdultsA stimulating and sometimes dangerous journey through unknown space by a teenaged girl and her family. Iris must deal with her mother’s injury, a demanding toddler, and an alien pet that seems always to be somewhere he’s not supposed to be, as they search for a way home.Iris and her little family, on their way to the Mo... read more

Get your copy of this exciting new science fiction novella for Young AdultsA stimulating and sometimes dangerous journey through unknown space by a teenaged girl and her family. Iris must deal with her mother’s injury, a demanding toddler, and an alien pet that seems always to be somewhere he’s not supposed to be, as they search for a way home.Iris and her little family, on their way to the Mo... read more

THE TRIGGAMS: Jennifer's Journey

Harriet Darling

Buy this exciting new fantasy novella because you’ll find the Triggams delightful!In this intriguing new Middle Grade fantasy, 12-year-old Jennifer, who has been dealing with the death of her father for a year, is approached by three alien creatures in her darkened bedroom. Suddenly emerging from her closet, the three odd-looking “people” – Buck, Orrie and Hiram – beg for her help.These creatu... read more

Buy this exciting new fantasy novella because you’ll find the Triggams delightful!In this intriguing new Middle Grade fantasy, 12-year-old Jennifer, who has been dealing with the death of her father for a year, is approached by three alien creatures in her darkened bedroom. Suddenly emerging from her closet, the three odd-looking “people” – Buck, Orrie and Hiram – beg for her help.These creatu... read more

Heritage

Harriet Darling

Fixing up an old house, Karen finds a journal written in 1906. Then she meets the writer, a young ghost who needs to convey a secret to Karen before the city takes the house.

Fixing up an old house, Karen finds a journal written in 1906. Then she meets the writer, a young ghost who needs to convey a secret to Karen before the city takes the house.

THE LAST DRAGON: A Fantasy Collection

HARRIET DARLING

Do you love fantasy books? Buy this exciting new collection for readers of all ages!Enjoy these amazing adventures by new fantasy author, Harriet Darling (Omni: An Outer Space Adventure; The Triggams: Jennifer's Journey; The Wizard’s Key; Adventures on Fyelda; and The Haunting of Wicker House). Here there be not only dragons, but several fun and intriguing tales involving fairies; a future Cam... read more

Do you love fantasy books? Buy this exciting new collection for readers of all ages!Enjoy these amazing adventures by new fantasy author, Harriet Darling (Omni: An Outer Space Adventure; The Triggams: Jennifer's Journey; The Wizard’s Key; Adventures on Fyelda; and The Haunting of Wicker House). Here there be not only dragons, but several fun and intriguing tales involving fairies; a future Cam... read more

THE ALABASTERS: A Short Story Collection

Harriet Darling

Seven thrilling tales of fantasy for Young Adult readersWelcome to the incredible worlds of new fantasy author, Harriet Darling (Omni: An Outer Space Adventure; The Triggams: Jennifer's Journey; The Wizard’s Key; Adventures on Fyelda and The Haunting of Wicker House). Among these seven stories, short and a bit longer, are a tale of aliens invading an enchanted evening, a seemingly old-fashione... read more

Seven thrilling tales of fantasy for Young Adult readersWelcome to the incredible worlds of new fantasy author, Harriet Darling (Omni: An Outer Space Adventure; The Triggams: Jennifer's Journey; The Wizard’s Key; Adventures on Fyelda and The Haunting of Wicker House). Among these seven stories, short and a bit longer, are a tale of aliens invading an enchanted evening, a seemingly old-fashione... read more

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