I've worked in the publishing industry for over twenty-five years, first as a freelance journalist, then as an in-house editor for LexisNexis Canada. I currently work as a freelance editor and writer and am represented by the Serendipity Literary Agency.
My debut novel, Invisible, a young adult paranormal romance, was published by Solstice Publishing and optioned for film. Invisible is an Amazon bestseller both domestically and internationally and continues to receive wonderful reviews.
I have gone on to publish several more novels and am completing a post graduate course in creative writing under the mentorship of author, Nino Ricci.
As a freelance editor, I provide editing services (from substantive edits to line edits to proofreading) for professional publishers and individuals.
I'm accustomed to editing a wide range of projects from books (both fiction and non-fiction), looseleaf titles, journals, and newsletters, to on-line titles. I very much enjoy working closely with authors, helping them to make their work the best it can be.
I'm not just an editor, I'm an author as well. My promise is to provide expert service at reasonable prices. Making a living as an author is not easy and I don't want to make it harder than it has to be.
References and recommendations are available upon request.
Devon, England, 1633: Lizbet Warren’s parents are captured by Barbary Corsairs and carried off to the slave markets in Morocco. Desperate to help them, Lizbet sets out for London with the only other survivor of the raid, the red-haired orphan, Elinor, from the Workhouse for Abandoned and Unwanted Children. The unlikely pair are soon separated, and Lizbet is arrested for vagrancy. Rescued from ... read more
Hannah, Bride of Iowa is book twenty-nine in the unprecedented 50-book American Mail-Order Brides series.Samuel Morrison, a farmer from Iowa, is in need of a wife and a mother for Lizzie, his three-year old daughter. He reads an article from Massachusetts advertising mail order brides. He writes to the agency stating he’s looking for a partner who will work by his side and, hopefully, come to ... read more
Gabe Thornton inherits the Double Bar Ranch from good friend and neighbor Bill (Pappy) Thomas, but there are conditions. Last Will and Testament states five hundred acres have been set aside for his only niece, or interested heirs. The property must be lived on for a year or said acreage will revert back to Gabe.Molly Blackburn shows up in Bastrop, Texas, to claim the land her great uncle has ... read more
It doesn’t matter if you walked through a portal in time and space, used a magic spell or arrived as the result of some technological marvel that transported your blasted atoms in a focused beam of energy. The important thing is you have arrived.Imagine you have come to a strange land and an even stranger roadhouse. Not your run of the mill bed and breakfast nor a typical medieval inn, but a p... read more
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I read with an eye to the details of grammar and style but also give constructive support as the author brings ideas and characters to life.
Experienced editor within various genres, including Mind Body Spirit, travel, cookbooks, and fiction (YA, women's fiction & thrillers).