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.

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Overview

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

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 (over 7 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

A shapeshifter who possesses magic shouldn’t exist—and some people want to keep it that way.Sky has finally accepted that her life will never be simple again. As a werewolf who is a host to a powerful spirit shade, Sky has the ability to manipulate magic, among other things—and that means she has many enemies in the otherworld. In need of allies, Sky joins the Midwest Pack.Being part of the pa... read more

A shapeshifter who possesses magic shouldn’t exist—and some people want to keep it that way.Sky has finally accepted that her life will never be simple again. As a werewolf who is a host to a powerful spirit shade, Sky has the ability to manipulate magic, among other things—and that means she has many enemies in the otherworld. In need of allies, Sky joins the Midwest Pack.Being part of the pa... read more

Darkness Unchained (Sky Brooks Series Book 2)

McKenzie Hunter

What happens when your only allies are your enemies?Just survive. That’s been Sky’s goal since uncovering a dangerous secret: she had died at birth and became host to a very powerful spirit shade. Now Skylar has the rare ability to manipulate magic—an ability some would kill for. Needing to lie low, she declines membership in the Midwest Pack, the most powerful pack in the country. Sky thinks ... read more

What happens when your only allies are your enemies?Just survive. That’s been Sky’s goal since uncovering a dangerous secret: she had died at birth and became host to a very powerful spirit shade. Now Skylar has the rare ability to manipulate magic—an ability some would kill for. Needing to lie low, she declines membership in the Midwest Pack, the most powerful pack in the country. Sky thinks ... read more

The Martian Conspiracy

John Read

A rouge interplanetary cargo ship impacts central California, devastating the west coast of the United States. In the chaos and destruction, NASA engineer, John Orville, searches for his wife and son in the ruins near San Francisco. Time passes, and he transfers to the Martian colony. But troubles follow. A paramilitary unit arrives, a dome explodes, and John Orville discovers the true nature ... read more

A rouge interplanetary cargo ship impacts central California, devastating the west coast of the United States. In the chaos and destruction, NASA engineer, John Orville, searches for his wife and son in the ruins near San Francisco. Time passes, and he transfers to the Martian colony. But troubles follow. A paramilitary unit arrives, a dome explodes, and John Orville discovers the true nature ... read more

The Infernal Aether: Book 1 in the Infernal Aether Series

Peter Oxley

The Aether always held the universe together… but in the nineteenth century, it just might tear it apart.“Steampunk meets sci-fi fantasy horror with a great deal of magic weaving it all together in a real page-turner.” – Amazon reviewer“Epic, Epic, Epic, this story was so good I couldn't put it down and was sad that I reached the last page. It was action packed with adventures all around, para... read more

The Aether always held the universe together… but in the nineteenth century, it just might tear it apart.“Steampunk meets sci-fi fantasy horror with a great deal of magic weaving it all together in a real page-turner.” – Amazon reviewer“Epic, Epic, Epic, this story was so good I couldn't put it down and was sad that I reached the last page. It was action packed with adventures all around, para... 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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