Janet Angelo

Janet Angelo - Editor

Florida, USA

Janet Angelo has more than a decade of experience as a freelance editor and is the founder, editor, and publisher of IndieGo Publishing.

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Overview

I was one of the first indie publishers to adopt the hybrid publishing model, even before it became known as such, and before specific guidelines were set forth by the IBPA. My indie-hybrid publishing model strikes the perfect balance between traditional publishing (where you're lucky to earn 8% of your royalties) and self-publishing (where you can get lost in the morass of options coupled with a huge learning curve). IndieGo Publishing offers you the worldwide distribution of traditional publishing and initial book promotion and marketing initiatives to launch your book with success right out of the gate, but you have control over your books published with the largest retailers, and thus the ability to earn 100% of your retail royalties. I guide my authors through this process and make intelligent use of metadata, keywords, beta readers, and early reviews to enhance the book's visibility and discoverability online. I would love to help you perfect and publish your book too. Let's get started today!

Janet Angelo
of the Independent Book Publishers Association
Member of the Editorial Freelancers Association
Showcased in Dell's Your [More] Gallery of Entrepreneurs in 2014
Showcased in the IBPA e-newsletter Spotlight column in 2014

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
African American fiction
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Science Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Christian (Non-Fiction)
Health & wellbeing
Parenting & Families

Work experience

Editor and Publisher

Self-employed
June, 2011 – Present (about 7 years)

IndieGo Publishing is the brainchild of Janet Angelo, a longtime book editor who has edited solely for independent authors since 2005. Yes, that’s me! I founded my company in 2011 as a natural outgrowth of my commitment to help authors achieve their publishing goals and dreams after editing their books. I have many repeat clients who love my collaborative approach and open communication style. Many authors bring me repeat business, for which I am truly thankful. But book publishing is only part of what I do. My main income and first love will always be editing because I love perfecting story arcs, character development, plots, and all the details, large and small, that comprise a well-edited book.

Thank you for considering me for the treasured role of being your book editor. Many authors have told me that I’m the best editor they’ve ever worked with, and several have given me repeat business. Because of my extensive experience as an editor — thirteen years and hundreds of books — I have the unique ability to catch small errors while solving big-picture problems such as plot holes and weak character development. I am naturally intuitive at understanding what an author is struggling to say. Authors often tell me that my notes spark new ideas and help them determine exactly how to improve troublesome sections of their books.

Book Editor

Self
May, 2005 – Present (over 13 years)

Since 2005, I have edited 450+ books, fiction and nonfiction, for independent authors. I have also edited hundreds of academic dissertations and theses, as well as scholarly journal articles. I love working collaboratively with authors to make their books the best they can be.

My experience as a freelance editor is unique because I have solely edited books by independent authors, which is why I understand their needs so well. Many freelance editors only go freelance because they've lost their positions in the traditional publishing industry, and they will always have the trad-pub mindset. I truly understand the challenges and joys that independent authors experience, and I am uniquely positioned to partner with them to develop their books from rough-draft manuscripts to perfectly edited, designed, and published books.

I truly enjoy perfecting the written word, designing beautiful books, and helping authors achieve their publishing goals.

Portfolio (20 selected works)

Limehouse Boys

Patrick G. Cox

When young Ned Farrier is committed to the Shadwell Workhouse, he is thrust into a regime of harsh punishment and corruption orchestrated by the local Beadle, who has spent years enriching himself at the expense of widows and orphans, making several enemies in the process. Beadle Hewlett has earmarked Ned and his friends George and Ben as prime recruits for his unsavoury trade, but a daring pl... read more

When young Ned Farrier is committed to the Shadwell Workhouse, he is thrust into a regime of harsh punishment and corruption orchestrated by the local Beadle, who has spent years enriching himself at the expense of widows and orphans, making several enemies in the process. Beadle Hewlett has earmarked Ned and his friends George and Ben as prime recruits for his unsavoury trade, but a daring pl... read more

A Baltic Affair

Patrick G Cox

Captain Petroc Gray, commander of the ship-rigged sloop of war, HMS Kestrel, is drawn into diplomacy, intrigue, and espionage when he rescues the Freiherr von Dieffenbach and his family off the island of Rügen in the Baltic. The Freiherr is an important and valuable connection in the struggle to beat the Napoleonic Continental blockade of British trade, and his daughter, Silke, is a delightful... read more

Captain Petroc Gray, commander of the ship-rigged sloop of war, HMS Kestrel, is drawn into diplomacy, intrigue, and espionage when he rescues the Freiherr von Dieffenbach and his family off the island of Rügen in the Baltic. The Freiherr is an important and valuable connection in the struggle to beat the Napoleonic Continental blockade of British trade, and his daughter, Silke, is a delightful... read more

Kitty Hawk and the Icelandic Intrigue (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series Book 3)

Iain Reading

Following in the footsteps of her hero Amelia Earhart, Kitty Hawk sets off on an epic flight around the world and arrives in Iceland's capital city of Reykjavik where she finds herself immersed in a beautiful alien world of volcanoes, Vikings, elves and trolls. Before she knows it Kitty is plunged head first into an amazing adventure that sweeps her across a rugged landscape where humans and n... read more

Following in the footsteps of her hero Amelia Earhart, Kitty Hawk sets off on an epic flight around the world and arrives in Iceland's capital city of Reykjavik where she finds herself immersed in a beautiful alien world of volcanoes, Vikings, elves and trolls. Before she knows it Kitty is plunged head first into an amazing adventure that sweeps her across a rugged landscape where humans and n... read more

Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series Book 4)

Iain Reading

Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic is the thrillingly cryptic fourth installment of the exciting Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series featuring the intrepid teenage seaplane pilot Kitty Hawk and her various adventures of mystery and intrigue as she follows in the footsteps of Amelia Earhart on an epic flight around the world. This fourth book in the series brings Kitty to the e... read more

Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic is the thrillingly cryptic fourth installment of the exciting Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series featuring the intrepid teenage seaplane pilot Kitty Hawk and her various adventures of mystery and intrigue as she follows in the footsteps of Amelia Earhart on an epic flight around the world. This fourth book in the series brings Kitty to the e... read more

Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway's Ghost (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series Book 2)

Iain Reading

Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway's Ghost is the exciting second installment in a new series of adventure mystery stories that are one part travel, one part history and five parts adventure. This second book in the series continues the adventures of Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot who has decided to follow in the footsteps of her hero Amelia Earhart and make an epic flight around the... read more

Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway's Ghost is the exciting second installment in a new series of adventure mystery stories that are one part travel, one part history and five parts adventure. This second book in the series continues the adventures of Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot who has decided to follow in the footsteps of her hero Amelia Earhart and make an epic flight around the... read more

the dragon of the month club

Iain Reading

The Dragon Of The Month Club is the exciting first installment in a new book series that tells the story of Ayana Fall and Tyler Travers, two best friends who stumble across an extraordinarily magical book and soon find themselves enrolled as members of a very special and exclusive club - The Dragon of the Month Club.On the thirteenth of every month a new dragon conjuring spell is revealed and... read more

The Dragon Of The Month Club is the exciting first installment in a new book series that tells the story of Ayana Fall and Tyler Travers, two best friends who stumble across an extraordinarily magical book and soon find themselves enrolled as members of a very special and exclusive club - The Dragon of the Month Club.On the thirteenth of every month a new dragon conjuring spell is revealed and... read more

The Guild of the Wizards of Waterfire (The Wizards of Waterfire Series Book 1)

Iain Reading

This first book of the Wizards of Waterfire series tells the story of Memphis Grey, a teenage girl with an extraordinary secret. Born with a special gift to summon and control the elemental building blocks of nature - Earth, Air, Fire and Water - Memphis and the other members of her ancient guild of wizards have the power to shape these elements and use the resulting energy to weave a form of ... read more

This first book of the Wizards of Waterfire series tells the story of Memphis Grey, a teenage girl with an extraordinary secret. Born with a special gift to summon and control the elemental building blocks of nature - Earth, Air, Fire and Water - Memphis and the other members of her ancient guild of wizards have the power to shape these elements and use the resulting energy to weave a form of ... read more

Courage of the Spirit

Norbert Weinberg

Courage of the Spirit portrays the spiritual struggle of one man during the first half of the twentieth century—the author’s father, Rabbi Dr. William Weinberg, who survived Nazi and communist tyranny to become the first State Rabbi of the community of Holocaust survivors in the German State of Hesse. Rabbi Weinberg’s journey spanned thousands of physical miles by freight train and on foot, fr... read more

Courage of the Spirit portrays the spiritual struggle of one man during the first half of the twentieth century—the author’s father, Rabbi Dr. William Weinberg, who survived Nazi and communist tyranny to become the first State Rabbi of the community of Holocaust survivors in the German State of Hesse. Rabbi Weinberg’s journey spanned thousands of physical miles by freight train and on foot, fr... read more

Not Tonight I Have a Headache: Understanding Headache and Eliminating It From Your Life

Ravinder Singh

A major work in the ongoing science of headache treatment. “Not Tonight I Have a Headache” is the most comprehensive and exhaustive book to date integrating both Western and Eastern treatments of this widespread malady. Within you will find all categories of headache identified, with treatments that have helped people find comfort and relief from this devastating and life interrupting conditio... read more

A major work in the ongoing science of headache treatment. “Not Tonight I Have a Headache” is the most comprehensive and exhaustive book to date integrating both Western and Eastern treatments of this widespread malady. Within you will find all categories of headache identified, with treatments that have helped people find comfort and relief from this devastating and life interrupting conditio... read more

Better Body Wannabe: 12 Top Trainers Reveal the Real Skinny on Eating and Exercising for a More Healthy, Happy, and Fit YOU

Tiffany Youngren

"Better Body Wannabe" is a simple guide told straight from the mouths of some of today’s hottest health and fitness experts in a way that very simply, but bluntly, gives you the basics about what, when, where, why, and importantly how to start living your life the right way, the healthy way, to get a Better Body! It is a sampling of what some of today’s brightest, finest, most dedicated and mo... read more

"Better Body Wannabe" is a simple guide told straight from the mouths of some of today’s hottest health and fitness experts in a way that very simply, but bluntly, gives you the basics about what, when, where, why, and importantly how to start living your life the right way, the healthy way, to get a Better Body! It is a sampling of what some of today’s brightest, finest, most dedicated and mo... read more

A Wellness Revolution: It Starts with YOU!: Unveiling and Defeating the Silent Killer in the Body of Christ

Anita D. DelPrete Ph.D.

In her book, A Wellness Revolution: It Starts with You!, Anita DelPrete examines how our nation has developed habits that have opened the doors of sickness and disease into our homes, and the steps we can take to rehabilitate our approach to wellness and reclaim our health. Whether you want to shed unwanted pounds, increase your energy, or simply improve your overall health, A Wellness Revolut... read more

In her book, A Wellness Revolution: It Starts with You!, Anita DelPrete examines how our nation has developed habits that have opened the doors of sickness and disease into our homes, and the steps we can take to rehabilitate our approach to wellness and reclaim our health. Whether you want to shed unwanted pounds, increase your energy, or simply improve your overall health, A Wellness Revolut... read more

Finding Jesus on the Mat

Bethany B Connelly

This daily devotional unites faith in Jesus with traditional yoga teachings. Each entry contains Biblical passages combined with poses and practices.Connelly’s book will appeal to those who already have an intimate relationship with Jesus but have yet to try yoga. It will also appeal to advanced yoga students who may be skeptical of how their ‘time on the mat’ relates to Jesus.

This daily devotional unites faith in Jesus with traditional yoga teachings. Each entry contains Biblical passages combined with poses and practices.Connelly’s book will appeal to those who already have an intimate relationship with Jesus but have yet to try yoga. It will also appeal to advanced yoga students who may be skeptical of how their ‘time on the mat’ relates to Jesus.

The Most Important Lesson: What My Mother Taught Me That Will Change Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Forever

Laura Anthony

Are you caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia and longing for greater purpose and meaning? Are you tired of the ups and downs of daily challenges and looking for a new way to interact with your loved one? Do you wish you could connect more deeply with your loved one? Our society is buckling under the demands of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care, and now a simple b... read more

Are you caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia and longing for greater purpose and meaning? Are you tired of the ups and downs of daily challenges and looking for a new way to interact with your loved one? Do you wish you could connect more deeply with your loved one? Our society is buckling under the demands of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care, and now a simple b... read more

Set Your Students' Social Sails: Teaching Children to Navigate the Social World

C.A.G.S., Elizabeth Ann Hunt M.Ed.

Set Your Students' Social Sails is a springboard from which to dive in and teach children to navigate the social world. This easy to use curriculum provides educators and clinicians with a social skills program that spans a ten-month school year. The curriculum will: -Follow a scope and sequence that fits within a ten-month school year. -Provide a foundation of lessons for practitioners. -Conn... read more

Set Your Students' Social Sails is a springboard from which to dive in and teach children to navigate the social world. This easy to use curriculum provides educators and clinicians with a social skills program that spans a ten-month school year. The curriculum will: -Follow a scope and sequence that fits within a ten-month school year. -Provide a foundation of lessons for practitioners. -Conn... read more

I Want to Live Using ESSIAC: For Anyone Who is Fighting Cancer, Helping Others Who Have Cancer, Or Trying to Prevent Cancer. The Truth About ESSIAC

Caroline DeHarde Bennett

Does someone you know have cancer? Do you have cancer? Are you going to be taking care of someone who has cancer? Or, perhaps you want to prevent your family members and yourself from ever getting cancer. If these are any of the reasons for reading this book, you are making the best decision of your life. Are we winning the battle against cancer? Today, in the United States and Canada, the thr... read more

Does someone you know have cancer? Do you have cancer? Are you going to be taking care of someone who has cancer? Or, perhaps you want to prevent your family members and yourself from ever getting cancer. If these are any of the reasons for reading this book, you are making the best decision of your life. Are we winning the battle against cancer? Today, in the United States and Canada, the thr... read more

A Bronx Boy's Tale

Jimmy Newell

A Bronx Boy's Tale is the story of a boy growing up in a special place at a very special time. Providing a neighborhood context to historical events, A Bronx Boy's Tale helps you see America through the eyes of one boy who grew up in a time of tremendous change and strife, but who still had time to live a grand life in the greatest place on Earth. If you grew up in the Bronx, or only wish you ... read more

A Bronx Boy's Tale is the story of a boy growing up in a special place at a very special time. Providing a neighborhood context to historical events, A Bronx Boy's Tale helps you see America through the eyes of one boy who grew up in a time of tremendous change and strife, but who still had time to live a grand life in the greatest place on Earth. If you grew up in the Bronx, or only wish you ... read more

Cancer vs. The Hockey Mom

Rob Broadhead

Cancer is a disease that strikes fear in the hearts of many. It is not easy to hear that you or a loved one has been inducted into the fraternity of those battling cancer, but it is not life ending. This is the story of a mother of five that decided her disease would not stop her from being a mother or stop her children from being kids. She was a hockey mom that used her love of God, family, a... read more

Cancer is a disease that strikes fear in the hearts of many. It is not easy to hear that you or a loved one has been inducted into the fraternity of those battling cancer, but it is not life ending. This is the story of a mother of five that decided her disease would not stop her from being a mother or stop her children from being kids. She was a hockey mom that used her love of God, family, a... read more

If Horses Could Talk: Tails of Two Mustangs

Vickie L. Peach Wilkins

A Southwest Spanish Mustang narrates the story, giving his perspective, which sets a sweet tone that crawls into the heart of animal and non-animal lovers alike. Through trials and tragedies he shares meaningful life lessons woven through the story. He tells of the bond between horse and human while bringing some awareness of the needs of Mustangs to light. Take a journey with him and a friend... read more

A Southwest Spanish Mustang narrates the story, giving his perspective, which sets a sweet tone that crawls into the heart of animal and non-animal lovers alike. Through trials and tragedies he shares meaningful life lessons woven through the story. He tells of the bond between horse and human while bringing some awareness of the needs of Mustangs to light. Take a journey with him and a friend... read more

Even Me

Tanisha Stewart

PAIN . . . HOPE . . . CONFUSION . . . LOVE?Not long after a group of college friends start their junior year, a series of events are set in motion that will change their lives forever…Rondell is a good-looking, smart, confident young man who seems to have it all, but he hides the pain of his past. He grew up in the foster care system and experienced a series of traumatic incidents that rocked ... read more

PAIN . . . HOPE . . . CONFUSION . . . LOVE?Not long after a group of college friends start their junior year, a series of events are set in motion that will change their lives forever…Rondell is a good-looking, smart, confident young man who seems to have it all, but he hides the pain of his past. He grew up in the foster care system and experienced a series of traumatic incidents that rocked ... read more

Befriending the Wolf: The Guide to Living and Thriving with Lupus

Milly Diericx

Milly Diericx nearly died in a full-blown Lupus attack. But she not only survived – she learned to thrive. In these pages, she reveals the keys to her survival, how she reframed what was happening to her, and the practical ways to alleviate common physical symptoms and emotions related to this disease. Befriending The Wolf: A Guide to Living and Thriving with Lupus is a comprehensive guide to ... read more

Milly Diericx nearly died in a full-blown Lupus attack. But she not only survived – she learned to thrive. In these pages, she reveals the keys to her survival, how she reframed what was happening to her, and the practical ways to alleviate common physical symptoms and emotions related to this disease. Befriending The Wolf: A Guide to Living and Thriving with Lupus is a comprehensive guide to ... read more

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