Jerry Shaw

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Vero Beach, FL, United States

An editor with more than 20 years of experience in books, covering a variety of genres in fiction and nonfiction.

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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.

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure
Crime & Mystery
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Science Fiction
Thriller
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Economics
Entertainment
Health & wellbeing
Life Sciences
Mathematics & Statistics
Politics & Current Affairs
Self-help & Self-improvement
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Work experience

Book Editor/Writer

Gerald William Shaw
January, 2004 – Present (almost 15 years)

Book Editor/Writer of fiction and non-fiction books.

Portfolio (14 selected works)

Connie: The USS Constellation and the Last 50-Star Union Jack

Gregory Martinez

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

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's Ukraine

Rob Ottesen

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

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

Rough Seas Ahead

Anne Higgins Petz

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

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

Each One A Hero: A Novel of War and Brotherhood

Michael March

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

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

Formula Seven: And Genesis of the New World Order

Michael March

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

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

The Blood Trail

Shelley Young

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

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

The Blood Feud: A Dardian Dreshaj Novel (Volume 1)

Shelley Young

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 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

The Blood Tie

Shelley Young

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

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

My Bridge Over the River Kwai: A Thriller

J.H. Allen

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

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

Anne Higgins Petz

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

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

Vibrations - A Psychic Journey

Tammie Whalen Buckler

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

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

Plain Dealing

Shelley Young

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

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

Growing Up Green: Or How to Survive U.S. Army Basic Training and Live to Write About It

Khalid Saleem

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

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

The Black Calla Lily (Millie and Adrian Trilogy) (Volume 2)

Isabel Pietri

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

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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Fred Evans

I should have negotiated the final payment to be made after the editing was complete. This was not a problem because Jerry completed the review as promised and did a fine job, but it made me a bit anxious. Overall Jerry's editing was quite helpful. He had a very good idea of how to start the book and draw the reader in more quickly, and divided the book into three parts. This reorganization imp...

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Fred Evans, December 2018

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