Jacky Dahlhaus

Jacky Dahlhaus - Editor

Aberdeenshire

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

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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
Languages
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (NZ)
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Fantasy
Romance
Science Fiction
Young Adult
Thriller & Suspense
Horror
Romance
Paranormal Romance
Fantasy
Urban Fantasy

Awards

  • Twisted50 Volume 2 Entry

Work experience

Proofreader

Self-employed
June, 2018 – Present (over 1 year)

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.

Author

Jacky Dahlhaus
August, 2015 – Present (over 4 years)

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.

Office Manager

DMS
April, 2006 – December, 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.

High School Science Teacher

Australian Government
February, 2005 – April, 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.

Secretary

Setllers Hills Residents' Association
September, 2002 – December, 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.

Veterinary Surgeon

David Clare Vets
October, 1998 – August, 1999 (10 months)

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

Editor

Study Association Archaeopteryx
September, 1989 – June, 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.

Medical/Legal Secretary

Various
January, 1985 – January, 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 (9 selected works)

The Watson Letters Volume 4: Revenge of the Hooded Claw

Colin Garrow

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 fish , as well as facing old enemy Moriarty, who plans to finish off Sherlock Holmes for good. Adult humour throughout. Revenge of the Ho... 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 fish , as well as facing old enemy Moriarty, who plans to finish off Sherlock Holmes for good. Adult humour throughout. Revenge of the Ho... read more

Twisted 50 volume 2: A second serving of 50 contemporary shockers

Chris Jones, Lee Burgess, Kendall Castor-Perry, Phil Chard, Dee Chilton, Simon Cluett, Jacky Dahlhaus, Karen Davison, Freya Eden-Ellis, Maryna Gaidar, TR Guest, Penegrin Shaw, Rachael Howard, Fiona Hunnisett, Stephanie Hutton, Maggie Innes, James Jay, Chris Jeal, Fiona Leitch, Matt George Lovett, SV MacDonald, Dean Marriner, Ben Marshall, Scott Merrow, Robbie Mori, Tom Nolan, Andy Perry, Steve Pool, Emma Pullar, Lewis Rice, Ann Richardson, Leo X. Robertson, Paul Shearer, Gordon Slack, Juliet Sneed, Madeleine Swann, Melissa Szydlek, Bruce Thomas, Milethia Thomas, Phil Town, Hillier Townsend, N.W. Twyford, Mark Walker, Eileen Wilson, Nick Yates, Jane Badrock, Lee Betteridge, Ricardo Bravo, Richie Brown, Jessica Brown, Lucy V Hay

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, wrapped in freshly garrotted fear. Fifty new dishes, from fifty master chefs of the contemporary unspeakable. Settle in and sharpen your... 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, wrapped in freshly garrotted fear. Fifty new dishes, from fifty master chefs of the contemporary unspeakable. Settle in and sharpen your... read more

The Penllyn Chronicles Collection 1: The Prequels to The Cup of Blood Series

Troy A. Hill

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 forced to play a game for control of the land. Her choices will determine where and when the climax of the game will occur.But, if her oppon... 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 forced to play a game for control of the land. Her choices will determine where and when the climax of the game will occur.But, if her oppon... read more

Blue Murder: Fame. Fortune. Murder. (Tyler and Mills)

Mark L. Fowler

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. But the dead man is not Johnny Richards.DCI Jim Tyler leads the investigation into the brutal murder of Adam Lane, ex band member and fri... read more

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. But the dead man is not Johnny Richards.DCI Jim Tyler leads the investigation into the brutal murder of Adam Lane, ex band member and fri... read more

Releasing A Vampire (Suckers Trilogy Book 0)

Jacky Dahlhaus

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 it happens? How does she deal with her perfect world falling apart? Learn what happened in the months leading up to the start of the exci... read more

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 it happens? How does she deal with her perfect world falling apart? Learn what happened in the months leading up to the start of the exci... read more

Short Shockers: 20 Short Stories

Jacky Dahlhaus

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.

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.

Living Like A Vampire (Suckers Book 1)

Jacky Dahlhaus

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 into vampires, roaming the world in packs and killing everybody they can get their hands on. Kate has to pretend to be one of them to s... 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 into vampires, roaming the world in packs and killing everybody they can get their hands on. Kate has to pretend to be one of them to s... read more

Raising A Vampire (Suckers Book 2)

Jacky Dahlhaus

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 colleague into her home. He betrays her trust and commits an act of violence. When Kate's daughter comes to the rescue, she exposes herse... 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 colleague into her home. He betrays her trust and commits an act of violence. When Kate's daughter comes to the rescue, she exposes herse... read more

Killing A Vampire (Suckers Trilogy Book 3)

Jacky Dahlhaus

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 foul play at hand she’s on her own to find him. A horrifying parcel on Kate’s doorstep brings the situation to a whole new level. The p... 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 foul play at hand she’s on her own to find him. A horrifying parcel on Kate’s doorstep brings the situation to a whole new level. The p... read more

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