Jeanette Shaw

Jeanette Shaw – Editor

Freelance editor with more than a decade of experience in fiction and nonfiction developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading.

Overview

I am an experienced editor, copyeditor, and proofreader available for all editorial services. I work with writers to develop, refine, and position their work for publication. I offer a range of editorial services for writers, agents, and publishers, from proposal writing and line editing to consulting, ghostwriting, copyediting, and proofreading.

I was an editor for twelve years at Penguin Random House, where I worked in nonfiction categories including self-help, natural living, beauty, popular reference, travel, food writing, business motivation, career development, relationships, pop culture, and memoir. As a copyeditor and proofreader I have worked with a variety of publishers and private clients on a range of fiction including romance, science fiction, fantasy, young adult, picture books, and general fiction.
Services
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Career Guides Entertainment Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Fiction
Fantasy Romance Urban Fantasy Women's Fiction Young Adult
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Self-employed

Aug, 2016 — Present

Self-employed

Jan, 2008 — Present

Copyediting and proofreading for various publishers on a freelance basis. Subject areas include women's fiction, science fiction and fantasy, romance, young adult and middle grade, memoir, and picture books.

Penguin Random House

Mar, 2004 — Aug, 2016 (over 12 years)

Nonfiction editor at Perigee Books and TarcherPerigee. Categories included self-help, business motivation and career development, food writing, memoir, pop culture, pop reference and humor, natural living, beauty, pop history and pop science.

Portfolio

A charming and bittersweet first novel, set in the 1980's, about falling in love and marrying your best friend, then divorcing because you both have gently drifted apart, only to discover too late that you made a mistake that can’t be fixed because the love of... read more
Deception

Kris Kennedy

A beautiful silk merchant and a dashing con man join forces in the second scorching medieval romance from Kris Kennedy.Award-winning author Kris Kennedy brings the treacherous world of thirteenth-century England to life in this scorching romantic adventure! A ... read more
Rise Again marks a vivid and powerful fiction debut from an author who “balances kinetically choreographed scenes of zombie carnage with studies of well-drawn characters and enough political intrigue to give his tale more gravity and grounding than most zombie... read more
An immortal assassin is caught between desire and duty in this sizzling novel from Kresley Cole’s #1 New York Times bestselling Immortals After Dark series.A foundling raised in a world of humans Growing up, Josephine didn’t know who or what she was—just that ... read more
The Waiting Tree

Lindsay Moynihan

The real me? I thought. What was I now, the fake me? Would I suddenly wake up and discover I’d dreamt up this entire year or had been in some sort of coma? Eighteen-year-old Simon Peters wants to stand up for the truth about who he is. His love for Stephen is ... read more
ZERO-G is the nonstop sequel to Rob Boffard's Tracer, a brutal, gripping thrill-ride, where the hero moves like lightning and the consequences for failure are deadly.The clock is ticking down again for Riley Hale. She may be the newest member of Outer Earth's ... read more
He said . . . She said. Publicist Wendy Mann has always competed hotly with her rival Daniel Blackstone, but this time they’re headed for a collision. Wendy’s job is on the line if she doesn’t save the image of a spoiled young starlet who’s posting provocative... read more
Fellside

M. R. Carey

A haunting and heartbreaking thriller from the author of the USA Today bestseller The Girl With All the Gifts.Fellside is a maximum security prison on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors. It's not the kind of place you'd want to end up. But it's where Jess Moulson... read more
Kid is trying to survive in a world gone mad. Hungry, thirsty and alone in a desert wasteland, she's picked up on the side of the road by Wolf, Dolly, Tank and Pretty Boy - outlaws with big reputations and even bigger guns. But as they journey across the wild ... read more
Jealousy, tragedy, survival, and revenge—the discovery of Christopher’s diary in the ruins of Foxworth Hall brings new secrets of the Dollanganger family to light and obsesses a new generation. With Flowers in the Attic and Petals on the Wind both now major Li... read more
It takes a strong woman to keep the peace in a city of endless night. . . . Deep beneath Underground, a cunning bid for power and revenge has begun—one that threatens to make Atlanta the new battleground in the ultimate confrontation between good and evil. The... read more
To save her sister, she must stop a silent killer. . . . Protecting Atlanta from the off-world criminals of Underground is tough enough, but now Detective Charlie Madigan and her siren partner, Hank, learn that the addicts of the offworld drug ash have begun t... read more
Between life and death lies a chasm of pain beyond imagining. . . . Elysia may be a heavenly off-world destination, but beyond it, in the siren city of Fiallan, the Circe have punished Charlie Madigan’s partner, Hank, into a torturous state between life and de... read more
Atlanta: it's the promised city for the off-worlders, foreigners from the alternate dimensions of heaven-like Elysia and hell-like Charbydon. Some bring good works and miracles. And some bring unimaginable evil.... Charlie Madigan is a divorced mother of one, ... read more
It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will... read more
What you may so cavalierly call useless information could prove invaluable to someone else. Then again, maybe not. But to The Useless Information Society, any fact that passes its gasp-inducing, not-a-lot-of-people-know-that test merits inclusion in this fasci... read more
This is not your grandma’s cookbook. Cooking should be as much fun as reading a comic book. Recipes should be cheap and easy. And the food has to taste good. That’s where Cooking Comically comes in. Tyler Capps, the creator of recipes like 2 a.m. Chili that to... read more
Stories and advice for creating a business out of the food you love. Do you have a passion for delicious food and want to create your own business out of it, but have no idea where to start? Cooking Up a Business is essential reading for aspiring entrepreneurs... read more
Style Eyes

Taylor Chang-Babaian

Everything you need to know to create beautiful eyes Trying to find the best way to accentuate and enhance the eyes can be a nerve-wracking experience for women of all ages. One of the most frequent questions celebrity makeup artist Taylor Chang-Babaian is ask... read more
Tom and Lorenzo began blogging in 2006 with a fansite for the show Project Runway. In response to demand from their readers, they expanded to cover celebrity fashion, couture, red carpet commentary and other TV shows and TLo (as their "bitter kittens" call the... read more
The Conquer Kit is a canvas for your dreams and goals. You are invited to sketch, scribble, collage, and write all over these pages, all while developing an airtight business plan with proven strategies for success. Author and entrepreneur Natalie MacNeil guid... read more
From award-winning musician turned communications expert Peter Himmelman, science-based techniques and simple exercises to get unstuck and unlock your creative potential. Do you want to stop procrastinating? Would you love to be more creative? Is there an idea... read more
A cheat sheet for vegans who want to stray the healthy wayPeople choose to become vegan for different reasons, but for some it's tough to stick to such a strict diet. Seagan Eating offers a healthy alternative by motivating you to adopt a "seagan" diet--largel... read more
The Vegan Cheat Sheet is a portable resource for vegan living that puts essential information right at readers' fingertips. It's packed with more than 100 everyday recipes, shopping lists, restaurant tips, and everything else you need to live a simple, easy ve... read more
Throughout history women have caused wars, defied the rules, and brought men to their knees. The famous and the infamous, queens, divorcées, actresses, and outlaws have created a ruckus during their lifetimes-turning heads while making waves. Scandalous Women ... read more
How do you actually find meaning in the workplace? How do you find work that makes your heart sing, creates impact, and pays your rent? After realizing that his well-paying, prestigious job was actually making him miserable, Adam "Smiley" Poswolsky started ask... read more
Business is a team sport. Learn how to win.Where would your career be if you could understand how your colleagues--especially men--succeed and win at work? And if, in understanding and applying the rules, you could win, too?In New Rules of the Game, business l... read more
Too short. Too weird. Too quiet. Not true. Let Internet superstar Jeffrey Marsh help you end those negative thoughts and discover how wonderful you are. An interactive experience, How to Be You invites you to make the book your own through activities such as c... read more
150 all-natural skin, hair and body care recipes that are inexpensive, toxin-free, and easy for readers to make themselves. Homemade Beauty is a beautifully packaged collection of 150 all-natural skin, hair and body care recipes. From turning blueberries into ... read more
Are You a Fangirl? • Do you survive boring classes or meetings by imagining your favorite TV couple making out? • Have you posted a lengthy diatribe on the Internet defending a fictional character? • Have you gotten carsick from reading fan fiction on your sma... read more

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