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Josh Mitchell

Josh Mitchell - Editor

Katy, TX, United States

I'm a copy editor with experience in fiction novels (horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and others). I fix the grammar errors that others miss.

Overview

You are a great writer, but your grammar… well, grammar is a whole different animal. It’s okay, though. That’s what I’m here for. You can concentrate on writing your great American novel or college essay or whatever you’re doing, and I’ll go over it with a fine-toothed comb to ensure that the punctuation is right, the words are used appropriately, and the sentences flow smoothly. Let my obsession with grammar work in your favor.

I've been obsessed with grammar since third grade, and I’ve been editing novels for Grey Gecko Press since 2013. Currently, 11 books have been published with my edits, including Asperger’s on the Inside, Addleton Heights, and A Wing and a Prayer, with more on the way.

I copy edit according to the Chicago Manual of Style, the style accepted by most companies that publish fiction in the United States.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Crime & Mystery Fantasy Horror Literature Science Fiction Thriller Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs

Work experience

Editor

Self-employed
March, 2013 – Present (almost 5 years)

I've edited twelve books that have been published. I've been trained in copy editing according to the Chicago Manual of Style, which includes the proper use of punctuation, capitalization, numerals, word order, word choice, and much more. I make notes of things that I think need changing, and I also make notes of things in the story that stand out in a positive way. My focus is on the details that require a careful perusal of each and every word to give the literary work a polish that preserves the author's individual style.

Portfolio (11 selected works)

Addleton Heights

George Wright Padgett

New Year’s Eve 1901: Six hundred feet above the Atlantic Ocean, the platform city of Addleton Heights balances on massive, soot-covered metal stilts. A grisly double murder interrupts the party in the floating mansion of the city’s most powerful man, and for reasons unknown, he coerces detective-for-hire T.H. Kipsey into taking the enigmatic case. George Wright Padgett weaves a cat-and-mouse m... read more

New Year’s Eve 1901: Six hundred feet above the Atlantic Ocean, the platform city of Addleton Heights balances on massive, soot-covered metal stilts. A grisly double murder interrupts the party in the floating mansion of the city’s most powerful man, and for reasons unknown, he coerces detective-for-hire T.H. Kipsey into taking the enigmatic case. George Wright Padgett weaves a cat-and-mouse m... read more

Asperger's on the Inside

Michelle Vines

Asperger's on the Inside is an acutely honest and often highly entertaining memoir by Michelle Vines about life with Asperger's Syndrome. The book follows Michelle in exploring her past and takes the reader with her on her journey to receiving and accepting her diagnosis. Instead of rehashing widely available Asperger's information, Michelle focuses on discussing the thoughts, feelings and ide... read more

Asperger's on the Inside is an acutely honest and often highly entertaining memoir by Michelle Vines about life with Asperger's Syndrome. The book follows Michelle in exploring her past and takes the reader with her on her journey to receiving and accepting her diagnosis. Instead of rehashing widely available Asperger's information, Michelle focuses on discussing the thoughts, feelings and ide... read more

Beginning (The Dying of the Light Book 3)

Jason Kristopher

Enjoy the triumphant finale of the series that's been called the "best since World War Z!"He awoke and, for the first time in almost twenty-five years, remembered who he was.Twenty years after Z-Day, a handful of survivors are left ​in massive underground bunkers. It's finally time to take back the surface... and yet​, as always,​ the worst enemy is not the walkers, but each other. When a new ... read more

Enjoy the triumphant finale of the series that's been called the "best since World War Z!"He awoke and, for the first time in almost twenty-five years, remembered who he was.Twenty years after Z-Day, a handful of survivors are left ​in massive underground bunkers. It's finally time to take back the surface... and yet​, as always,​ the worst enemy is not the walkers, but each other. When a new ... read more

A Wing and a Prayer (The John Morano Eco-Adventure Series Book 1)

John Morano

Lupé might be the very last Guadalupe petrel alive, and he knows the best way to save his flock is to find the Islands of Life and a mate. The problem is the well-meaning man-flock that's decided to keep him safe... in a cage. But Lupé has hatched an escape plan all his own!Told in a 'Disneyesque' style, "A Wing and a Prayer" will have you smiling and laughing as you're introduced to wonderful... read more

Lupé might be the very last Guadalupe petrel alive, and he knows the best way to save his flock is to find the Islands of Life and a mate. The problem is the well-meaning man-flock that's decided to keep him safe... in a cage. But Lupé has hatched an escape plan all his own!Told in a 'Disneyesque' style, "A Wing and a Prayer" will have you smiling and laughing as you're introduced to wonderful... read more

Conquest of Greystone Valley

Charlie Brooks

Sarah is a teenage wizard, and she learned her magic from her mom. But where did her mom learn it? When her best friend gets kidnapped by sword-wielding monsters, Sarah finds herself confronting a past she's been made to forget. She must journey to the magical world-between-worlds known as Greystone Valley, with many deadly dangers of its own. Joined by friends both new and old, Sarah finds he... read more

Sarah is a teenage wizard, and she learned her magic from her mom. But where did her mom learn it? When her best friend gets kidnapped by sword-wielding monsters, Sarah finds herself confronting a past she's been made to forget. She must journey to the magical world-between-worlds known as Greystone Valley, with many deadly dangers of its own. Joined by friends both new and old, Sarah finds he... read more

The Bookshop Hotel

A. K. Klemm

The Bookshop Hotel took a deep breath... For so long, the building had longed for heavy hearts to grow light and for weary souls to find laughter.Returning to her hometown of Lily Hollow, AJ Rhys sets out to fulfill her childhood dream of restoring the old hotel on Aspen Court. Only after the renovations are in full swing does it become clear that the hotel is having an effect on the town and ... read more

The Bookshop Hotel took a deep breath... For so long, the building had longed for heavy hearts to grow light and for weary souls to find laughter.Returning to her hometown of Lily Hollow, AJ Rhys sets out to fulfill her childhood dream of restoring the old hotel on Aspen Court. Only after the renovations are in full swing does it become clear that the hotel is having an effect on the town and ... read more

Lily Hollow (The Bookshop Hotel Book 2)

A. K. Klemm

Return to the quintessential American small town, Lily Hollow. Learn more about our favorite complicated and lively locals, and about everyone's favorite bookstore, The Bookshop Hotel.In the first book, A. K. Klemm made us fall in love with the colorful and surprising folks of this cozy community. Come back and discover decades of heartache, a patriarch who hid some secrets until he died, and ... read more

Return to the quintessential American small town, Lily Hollow. Learn more about our favorite complicated and lively locals, and about everyone's favorite bookstore, The Bookshop Hotel.In the first book, A. K. Klemm made us fall in love with the colorful and surprising folks of this cozy community. Come back and discover decades of heartache, a patriarch who hid some secrets until he died, and ... read more

Chickens & Hens

Nancy-Gail Burns

When young Marnie loses her father to a sudden coronary, her grandmother moves in with Marnie and her mother. Now, all three women must create a meaningful new life together as Marnie fights through adolescence in 1960s small-town America.She witnesses unexpected lessons learned by family and townsfolk, and sees the older women in her life fall in love again. But will Marnie ever be able to fi... read more

When young Marnie loses her father to a sudden coronary, her grandmother moves in with Marnie and her mother. Now, all three women must create a meaningful new life together as Marnie fights through adolescence in 1960s small-town America.She witnesses unexpected lessons learned by family and townsfolk, and sees the older women in her life fall in love again. But will Marnie ever be able to fi... read more

Cruel Devices

George Wright Padgett

Renowned horror writer Gavin Curtis is in a rut until he stumbles upon a mysterious typewriter, a forbidden antique that ignites boundless inspiration within him. But everything has its price, and he will soon discover that his talent, charm, wealth, and fame are no match for the ruthless evil that he's unleashed. Pitted against a destructive entity from another realm, he races against time to... read more

Renowned horror writer Gavin Curtis is in a rut until he stumbles upon a mysterious typewriter, a forbidden antique that ignites boundless inspiration within him. But everything has its price, and he will soon discover that his talent, charm, wealth, and fame are no match for the ruthless evil that he's unleashed. Pitted against a destructive entity from another realm, he races against time to... read more

Face Behind the Mask (Sins of the Father Book 3)

Leo King

The Bourbon Street Ripper is dead, and the mastermind behind him stands revealed. His end game for both sets of killings is simple: Sam Castille cannot die.Now Sam lies in a coma as the remnants of the Knight Priory and Dr. Lazarus' fledgling group battle over her and all of New Orleans.Spanning five years and the intertwined lives of five characters, the explosive climax to this supernatural ... read more

The Bourbon Street Ripper is dead, and the mastermind behind him stands revealed. His end game for both sets of killings is simple: Sam Castille cannot die.Now Sam lies in a coma as the remnants of the Knight Priory and Dr. Lazarus' fledgling group battle over her and all of New Orleans.Spanning five years and the intertwined lives of five characters, the explosive climax to this supernatural ... read more

Absence of Mind

H. C. H. Ritz

Psychiatric nurse Phoebe Bernhardt loves her youngest brother with all her heart. When he becomes one of the first victims of a bizarre epidemic of paranoia and aggression, Phoebe will stop at nothing to save him. She'll even work with the strange, antisocial woman who literally crashed into her life.The stranger, a software engineer named Mila, blames the plague on technology... but she's hid... read more

Psychiatric nurse Phoebe Bernhardt loves her youngest brother with all her heart. When he becomes one of the first victims of a bizarre epidemic of paranoia and aggression, Phoebe will stop at nothing to save him. She'll even work with the strange, antisocial woman who literally crashed into her life.The stranger, a software engineer named Mila, blames the plague on technology... but she's hid... read more

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