Jacky Dahlhaus

Jacky Dahlhaus – Editor

I'm meticulous in finding typos, formatting problems, inconsistencies, and sentences that don't flow.

Overview

I have written four novels, a novelette, and two short story bundles. At the moment, I'm a self-taught proofreader, but I am currently working on getting official accreditation as a proofreader through the society for proofreaders and editors. I have taught adult and child workshops on grammar, punctuation, and prose in 2018. I have edited/proofread several novels in the past six months, receiving extremely positive feedback from my customers (see my website). I am meticulous, fast, and have pride in my work. I prefer to work in UK or US English, but can also work in CAN and AUS English. I can work on paper, Word docs, or PDFs. I prefer using the Oxford comma.
Services
Fiction
Fantasy Horror Paranormal Romance Romance Science Fiction Urban Fantasy Young Adult
Languages
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (NZ) English (UK) English (US)
Awards
  • Twisted50 Volume 2 Entry

Work experience

Self-employed

Jun, 2018 — Present

In June 2018, I began proofreading for fellow authors. I received such good feedback and enjoyed the work so much that I decided to do it professionally. Hence I created Folla Fiction Publishing in November 2018. My website shows the work I provide and the reviews I have received so far. I am currently working on getting official accreditation as a proofreader through the society for proofreaders and editors, aiming to become a copy-editor in the long run.

Jacky Dahlhaus

Aug, 2015 — Present

I began writing novels in August 2015. As English isn't my first language (although I've always been surrounded by English as I grew up in The Netherlands and lived in Australia for thirteen years [2000-2013]), I had to re-educate myself in the English grammar and prose.

DMS

Apr, 2006 — Dec, 2009 (over 3 years)

I did the usual thing an office manager does, including being the manager's assistant, being in charge of employees time sheets, petty cash, the stationery cupboard, and filing, as well as organizing staff meetings, accommodation, and employee interviews.

Australian Government

Feb, 2005 — Apr, 2006 (about 1 year)

After receiving my graduate degree as a Science Teacher, I was a relief teacher at various high schools south of Perth, Western Australia.

Setllers Hills Residents' Association

Sep, 2002 — Dec, 2006 (about 4 years)

I was Secretary for the local residents' association for three years, gathering agenda items, distributing meeting agendas, taking notes during meetings, and distributing meeting notes.

David Clare Vets

Oct, 1998 — Aug, 1999 (10 months)

I worked as a veterinarian for David Clare Vets, having surgeries in three different locations and doing

Study Association Archaeopteryx

Sep, 1989 — Jun, 1995 (over 5 years)

Not sure of the dates anymore (as it was such a long time ago), but I wrote veterinary articles on exotic animals for the student magazine for a couple of years.

Various

Jan, 1985 — Jan, 2002 (about 17 years)

During my studies and after, I have worked as a legal audio-typist in The Netherlands as well as a medical secretary, receptionist, and audio-typist for various hospitals, in The Netherlands and Australia.

Portfolio

Highly acclaimed crime series featuring the inimitable DCI Jim Tyler and DS Danny Mills.Fame. Fortune. Murder.Johnny and the Swamp Seeds are on the cusp of success when singer Johnny Richards goes missing. The body of a young man is found in the local canal. B... read more
Arthur is dead, and a dangerous game for Britain’s soul beginsThe prequel series of novellas to the exciting new Cup of Blood seriesThe goddess of Britannia must choose a new champion. One that will protect Britain as well as Arthur, Bran and Mabon.She is forc... read more
Twisted 50 volume 2 is your second sitting at the table of contemporary horror. Prepare for an forbidden feast of fifty courses… A slice of terror, grilled to perfection. Ripened dread, stewed in a sensual broth of dark delights. Followed by succulent wonder, ... read more
Intrepid investigators Holmes and Watson continue their fight against crime in a not quite Post-Victorian, steampunk parallel universe.In three more adventures, the tenacious twosome encounter an ocean-going iceberg, an American werewolf and a gigantic metal f... read more
The past is back to haunt Kate. Will her partner survive this evil?Kate thinks her relationship is on the rocks because of her past infidelity. She’s wrought with guilt and wants nothing more than her missing partner back. When the police don’t believe there’s... read more
Who is friend and who is foe?Kate and her little family lead an extremely quiet life. This life is thrown into chaos when the true identity of their daughter gets out. Can Kate keep her family and her wits together?One day, Kate makes the mistake to invite a c... read more
Staying alive is hard in a world full of bloodsuckers. What do you do to survive?Kate has just begun her new job as a high school teacher and is looking forward to living her suburban dream life. All her hopes and dreams turn into smoke as a virus turns people... read more
This bundle contains twenty short stories of about one thousand words each. They were written by Jacky Dahlhaus as assignments for a local writing club. Most stories have a shocking twist at the end. A great little gem to read when you don't have a lot of time.
Settle into a cozy corner and find out in this novelette how the deadly 'Succedaneum' virus was created. Who engineered it and what was it supposed to do? How did it escape into the world? What is Kate, the main protagonist of the Suckers Trilogy, doing when i... read more

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