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John Harten

John Harten - Editor

San Diego, CA, United States

I was a Literature and Fiction Writing teacher for many years. Now I help authors make their books the best they can be.

Overview

I'm an experienced editor that specializes in developmental editing and story consulting.

Services
Fiction
Adventure Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Horror Literature Science Fiction Short Story Thriller Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Christian (Non-Fiction) Economics Health & wellbeing History Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement

Work experience

Owner, EditworksUSA

EditworksUSA

December, 2010 – Present (about 6 years)

I'm a one-man editing shop. I work very closely with my clients to make sure their vision makes it onto the page.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Island

John Harten

Fifteen-year-old Jack has been looking forward all year long to a summer of adventure. He’s spending it on an outdoor education course, camping and sailing with his friends Lisa, Pete and Amy. When a storm shipwrecks the four of them on an island that has been off-limits for decades, they will have to use everything they have learned about survival to stay alive, and even that may not be enoug... read more

Fifteen-year-old Jack has been looking forward all year long to a summer of adventure. He’s spending it on an outdoor education course, camping and sailing with his friends Lisa, Pete and Amy. When a storm shipwrecks the four of them on an island that has been off-limits for decades, they will have to use everything they have learned about survival to stay alive, and even that may not be enoug... read more

Midnight Falls (Sky Brooks Series Book 3)

McKenzie Hunter

Skylar has finally accepted that her life will never be simple again. As a host to a spirit shade and a werewolf with the ability to manipulate magic, she has many enemies in the otherworld just for being what she is—an anomaly. In possession of dark magic that she can barely control, she lived in constant fear for her life until she joined the Midwest Pack. The Midwest Pack was supposed to ke... read more

Skylar has finally accepted that her life will never be simple again. As a host to a spirit shade and a werewolf with the ability to manipulate magic, she has many enemies in the otherworld just for being what she is—an anomaly. In possession of dark magic that she can barely control, she lived in constant fear for her life until she joined the Midwest Pack. The Midwest Pack was supposed to ke... read more

Darkness Unchained (Sky Brooks Series Book 2)

McKenzie Hunter

Just try to survive. That had been Skylar’s goal since she discovered that she had died at birth and become a host to a very powerful spirit shade. She was a werewolf with the ability to manipulate magic, and that made Skylar an enigma that most viewed as either an asset or a danger. Being an anomaly in the otherworld was a hazard, and last year she had barely survived. After declining members... read more

Just try to survive. That had been Skylar’s goal since she discovered that she had died at birth and become a host to a very powerful spirit shade. She was a werewolf with the ability to manipulate magic, and that made Skylar an enigma that most viewed as either an asset or a danger. Being an anomaly in the otherworld was a hazard, and last year she had barely survived. After declining members... read more

The Martian Conspiracy

John Read

The year is 2071. Devastated by the loss of his wife and son, NASA engineer John Orville signs up for a new life on Mars, implementing Project Bakersfield, a plan to neutralize troublesome Martian dust storms. After a military unit lands on Mars, supposedly for a training exercise, Orville discovers the true purpose of Project Bakersfield. With the military unit going rogue, and a massive supe... read more

The year is 2071. Devastated by the loss of his wife and son, NASA engineer John Orville signs up for a new life on Mars, implementing Project Bakersfield, a plan to neutralize troublesome Martian dust storms. After a military unit lands on Mars, supposedly for a training exercise, Orville discovers the true purpose of Project Bakersfield. With the military unit going rogue, and a massive supe... read more

The Infernal Aether

Peter Oxley

“I am in every shadow behind every door. I am every nightmare you never quite remember. I am that itching feeling at the back of your neck but when you look round there’s no one there. You are but mayflies to me, flickering and dying in the blink of an eye. I am Andras. I am forever, and this is my world!” London, 1865. Betrayed by his closest friend and rapidly drinking his way through his in... read more

“I am in every shadow behind every door. I am every nightmare you never quite remember. I am that itching feeling at the back of your neck but when you look round there’s no one there. You are but mayflies to me, flickering and dying in the blink of an eye. I am Andras. I am forever, and this is my world!” London, 1865. Betrayed by his closest friend and rapidly drinking his way through his in... read more

In Your Dreams (The Aldaya Series Book 1)

John Swan

On an ancient planet within our galaxy, a dark and fearsome terror has awoken from its long slumber. Its task is to work quietly from the unseen, spreading dissent through the vulnerable territories of the free races; weakening them for its master. By a chance meeting, it comes across a young girl in the swampy and mist choked lands of Endmoor. Her name is Mim, and the pairing of her platinum ... read more

On an ancient planet within our galaxy, a dark and fearsome terror has awoken from its long slumber. Its task is to work quietly from the unseen, spreading dissent through the vulnerable territories of the free races; weakening them for its master. By a chance meeting, it comes across a young girl in the swampy and mist choked lands of Endmoor. Her name is Mim, and the pairing of her platinum ... read more

The Wishing Well: An Amish Romance

Alyson Manes

*** Read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited *** Charming, reckless, and stubborn, Levi was always an incorrigible “bad boy,” his wildness and daring a concern to nearly everyone in his small devout religious community. The only one with the power to “tame” him was Emma, a shy, dutiful Amish daughter with strong Christian values whose talent for baking was renowned throughout the settlement. Now, hav... read more

*** Read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited *** Charming, reckless, and stubborn, Levi was always an incorrigible “bad boy,” his wildness and daring a concern to nearly everyone in his small devout religious community. The only one with the power to “tame” him was Emma, a shy, dutiful Amish daughter with strong Christian values whose talent for baking was renowned throughout the settlement. Now, hav... read more

On Signals: Profiting from signs from the future

John Sutherland

A book of tweets that capture key thoughts of how to profit from signs from the future. Comprised of the key thoughts of the book Disruptive Leaders: profiting from signs from the future.

A book of tweets that capture key thoughts of how to profit from signs from the future. Comprised of the key thoughts of the book Disruptive Leaders: profiting from signs from the future.

Parenting Solo- A Guidebook for Busy Single Parents

Mary O'Connor

INTRODUCTIONBecause we want you to have a new happily-ever-after story, we compiled a handbook with helpful tools and activities for you to bring along on your travels so you will have a healthier journey in Single Parent Land. If you can’t even imagine your life getting better after the disaster of your breakup, perhaps by reading some success stories you will see how you can climb out of the... read more

INTRODUCTIONBecause we want you to have a new happily-ever-after story, we compiled a handbook with helpful tools and activities for you to bring along on your travels so you will have a healthier journey in Single Parent Land. If you can’t even imagine your life getting better after the disaster of your breakup, perhaps by reading some success stories you will see how you can climb out of the... read more

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