I edit fiction and non-fiction books. They include thrillers, adventure, romance, science fiction and fact, memoirs, and history. The books I've edited have been getting great reviews. I also edit for ESL (English as a second language) authors and writers. I work with publishers, independents, and self-published authors, offering proofreading, copy editing, and substantive editing to help with structure. I have experience as an author, ghostwriter, copywriter, and website content manager.
Book Editor/Writer of fiction and non-fiction books.
Growing up in Sea Bright, New Jersey, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, Gregory Martinez became engrossed with living by the sea. One day, he received a very distinguished letter addressed to him from the President of the United States. The Selective Service Department of the United States, had directed him to serve in the Armed Forces and report for active duty on July 14, 1970. Seeking gu... read more
Natasha Dubrova is a young woman, struggling to survive in an impoverished country that may soon be facing war with Russia. Her dream is to find a man she can build a life with, but most men in Ukraine are unwilling to commit, and her attempts to find a meaningful relationship have been fruitless. Her college education is of little use in an economy that is weak and corrupt, and paying the mon... read more
Prejudice, murder and intrigue beset Nancy O’Leary, who at the age of 17, journeys from Ireland to America. The crossing was hard, but the life before her has its share of hardships as well. Rough Ahead Seas follows not only the difficult and uplifting lives of intrepid Irish settlers in the late 1800s, but also intertwines the stories of all immigrants as the turn of the century unfolds durin... read more
In the tradition of Catch 22 and MASH, Each One a Hero stretches the limits and dynamics of serving in the military. By some odd chance, should the Big Lebowski and Platoon unite and decide to procreate, this tale of fiction, taking place during the Vietnam War, would be the product of such an imperfect union.In July of 1967, a rebellious college dropout finds himself serving with the Eleventh... read more
On an otherwise serene 1989, June night, FBI agents are hustling to load up two large tractor-trailers. Their cargo is unusual. It consists of heavy filing cabinets, laboratory equipment, and chattering chimpanzees. Their motivation is far from altruistic. Their target of the operation is Doctor Cyrus Markum, a brilliant microbiologist. With the fortune bequeathed by his former life-partner, h... read more
Nine-year-old Kayla Ahmetaj is the only grandchild of a notorious mafia boss. The day she arrives in California is the day she truly begins to run for her life. Fearful of ending up like her parents, she calls the one man her grandfather trusts. Not sure of who her enemies are, she hopes the world-class contract killer, Padukshëm, can keep her alive. Jacqueline Spencer is an ex-army ranger liv... read more
Shelley Young’s The Blood Feud is the first book of the Dardian Dreshaj novels. When the highest paid killer in America falls in love with the daughter of a homicide detective it incites a war among law agents, the mafia, and a criminal organization called The Association. Homicide Detective Jesse Richards is facing the murder case of his career. With hardly any evidence, no witnesses and no i... read more
Shelley Young’s second book in the Dardian Dreshaj’s novels, The Blood Tie, is riveting, erotic and entertainingly dark.It’s been two years since Dardian Dreshaj has wrestled control of Harlow Industries. Now a legitimate business owner, husband and father things couldn’t get better. And they don’t. New enemies have come forward, enemies that may be Padukshëm’s equal. Leaving very little clues... read more
On September 22, 1979, in an empty stretch of the southern ocean, a nuclear bomb exploded. In spite of being recorded by U.S. spy satellites, the event never gained world attention. Nor has it ever been explained. To this day, no country has acknowledged responsibility for the explosion. (More information, search using “Vela Incident”)My Bridge over the River Kwai is a fictional account chroni... read more
The Dream Chaser, a novel of hopeful perseverance in the face of continual adversity, combines dark humor, tragic intensity and suspense. Blake Doyle, a handsome, smart New York City newspaper writer, is haunted by memories of a horrific childhood trauma. As compensation, he drinks too much, ignores his responsibilities, and pins his hopes of fame and fortune on selling a board game he created... read more
Some experiences simply lack scientific explanation as do these true stories which read like fiction... TRUE stories of psychic and paranormal events that will send shivers racing up your spine. You can only imagine a life barraged by ghosts, angels, spirits and the phenomenal vibrational energies that surround her. A Rare Glimpse Into the World of the Unseen! Vibrations - A Psychic Journey he... read more
A small rural town that uses rumors as all the proof they need as evidence is turned upside down when a local nurse is found after being missing three days. In a town so small, where everyone knows every intimate detail about each other, thanks to the town’s ever-churning gossip mill, it should be easy to find the killer amongst them. From the beginning, fingers point at Dr. Tell, the owner an... read more
Meet Khalid Saleem—a young, African-American Muslim growing up in a mostly typical suburban family, who, in 1998 at the age of seventeen, makes a major decision that will affect the rest of his life in ways he could not even begin to imagine. Without consulting his parents, he joins the U.S. Army —the “Green,” as he calls it. And it turns out to be the best decision he could have possibly made... read more
Millie has come a long way from her life in New York City as a former Detective in the elite TARU unit of the NYPD. She has a life she could never have imagined, married to the handsome and successful Adrian Zaragosa and a growing family. A beautiful winery is the backdrop to their idyllic life at their Luna Llena estate. Millie and Adrian are the perfect couple living the perfect life. That i... read more
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Experienced copyeditor, proofreader, and fact checker proficient with Chicago style. I specialize in literary and historical fiction.
In-house editor for the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency (Literary Agent of the Year 2018); freelance editor, proofreader and copywriter.