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Julie MacKenzie

Julie MacKenzie - Editor

Your editor, not your enemy.

Overview

I hold a B.S. in Journalism from Boston University and have been an editorial professional for more than fifteen years, including ten years as a copy editor at a major legal publisher. I am an avid reader of mysteries, thrillers, fantasy, and science fiction. My Kindle overflows with the work of dozens of independent authors.

I don’t believe in slavish adherence to any particular style guide, but of course I have Chicago on hand, and I use Merriam-Webster online as a resource. I will ensure your styling — hyphens, word compounding, capitalization, etc. — is consistent across the manuscript. If you have a favorite style guide, I’ll happily accommodate you.

I welcome new clients, but please understand I'm usually booked four months out. The earlier you contact me, the more likely I am to be able to accommodate you.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fantasy Humor & Comedy Literature Mashups Romance Science Fiction Thriller Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Law

Work experience

Copy Editor

Free Range Editorial

April, 2014 – Present (over 2 years)

In April 2014 I launched a freelance copy editing business called Free Range Editorial. Since then I have edited nearly twenty novels, the first five parts of a serial novel, a children's book, an illustrated young adult novella, books on business theory, rock music history, and bereavement, plus a number of short stories.

Through my affiliation with an international ebook company, I have developed a specialty in transforming foreign language translations into American English. I welcome more of this type of work.

Copy Editor

LexisNexis (Reed Elsevier)

May, 2006 – May, 2016 (about 10 years)

I prepared court opinions for official publication by editing for grammar, style, spelling and punctuation. I also fact checked and verified quotations and legal citations. I had an audited accuracy rate of over 99%.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Stealer

A.M. Yates

A Thief. A Portal. A New World. But can she get back home again? Home alone over spring break, Dee looks forward to a week free from worries about her sliding grades, her lack of friends, and her mom’s overbearing boyfriend. But when she chases a thief out of her house, she ends up with a whole new set of troubles . . . in a whole new world. The Crescent. Where everyday objects possess extraor... read more

A Thief. A Portal. A New World. But can she get back home again? Home alone over spring break, Dee looks forward to a week free from worries about her sliding grades, her lack of friends, and her mom’s overbearing boyfriend. But when she chases a thief out of her house, she ends up with a whole new set of troubles . . . in a whole new world. The Crescent. Where everyday objects possess extraor... read more

Yesterday's Thief: An Eric Beckman Paranormal Sci-Fi Thriller

Al Macy

Special Low Price! It’s the year 2020, and Eric Beckman is a mind-reading detective. Although he reads only the conscious thoughts of the people he interviews, it usually gives him enough of an edge to overcome his inexperience as a PI. But mind reading is hell on relationships. Trusting comes hard when you know what people are really thinking. The case of his life lands in his lap when a beau... read more

Special Low Price! It’s the year 2020, and Eric Beckman is a mind-reading detective. Although he reads only the conscious thoughts of the people he interviews, it usually gives him enough of an edge to overcome his inexperience as a PI. But mind reading is hell on relationships. Trusting comes hard when you know what people are really thinking. The case of his life lands in his lap when a beau... read more

Green Kills: A Medical Thriller (Mystery & Murder Book 1)

Avi Domoshevizki

What would you do if everybody expects you to do the “right” thing, and you think it’s wrong?Ronnie can be a hero. As chairman of the board of a high-tech start-up, all he has to do is sell the company. That is what his partners want, what his fiancée is begging him to do, and what is probably the smartest thing to do. But until Ronnie understands why everybody is pushing him in the same direc... read more

What would you do if everybody expects you to do the “right” thing, and you think it’s wrong?Ronnie can be a hero. As chairman of the board of a high-tech start-up, all he has to do is sell the company. That is what his partners want, what his fiancée is begging him to do, and what is probably the smartest thing to do. But until Ronnie understands why everybody is pushing him in the same direc... read more

Mourning: The Day After Loss: Insights and practical Advice on Coping with Grief

Dr. Tamar Ashkenazi

How to deal with the death of a loved one?The notification of the death of a loved one is a devastating event. Once a loved one is gone, family and friends are left to cope with his memory and absence. But how? Mourning: The Day After Loss offers practical advice and insight into the process of coping with grief and bereavement based on extensive experience and research. It leads the reader on... read more

How to deal with the death of a loved one?The notification of the death of a loved one is a devastating event. Once a loved one is gone, family and friends are left to cope with his memory and absence. But how? Mourning: The Day After Loss offers practical advice and insight into the process of coping with grief and bereavement based on extensive experience and research. It leads the reader on... read more

Kip the Quick

Clifton Hill

PRE-ORDER SALE: Buy now to save 66% (full price $2.99) Witty, fast-paced fantasy heist where morality is...debatable. Kip is a young thief on the hard streets of Tander in the middle of the Sparelands -- a dry, hot piece of hell, hit with frequent and terrible storms. All he wants to do is leave, but first he must save enough to cover fare for the only safe exit in town: the iron wain.With six... read more

PRE-ORDER SALE: Buy now to save 66% (full price $2.99) Witty, fast-paced fantasy heist where morality is...debatable. Kip is a young thief on the hard streets of Tander in the middle of the Sparelands -- a dry, hot piece of hell, hit with frequent and terrible storms. All he wants to do is leave, but first he must save enough to cover fare for the only safe exit in town: the iron wain.With six... read more

Eat, Pray, Die (An Eat, Pray, Die Humorous Mystery) (Volume 1)

Chelsea Field

Being an undercover poison taster for the rich and famous might sound glamorous, but for Isobel Avery it means stomaching bad clients and even worse coffee. The one side of the job that lives up to expectations is the money. Which is just as well for Izzy, since she needs an awful lot of it. Who knew when she made a lifelong commitment to a man that it would be one year living with him and the... read more

Being an undercover poison taster for the rich and famous might sound glamorous, but for Isobel Avery it means stomaching bad clients and even worse coffee. The one side of the job that lives up to expectations is the money. Which is just as well for Izzy, since she needs an awful lot of it. Who knew when she made a lifelong commitment to a man that it would be one year living with him and the... read more

50 Songs From The 70s & 80s That Still Hold Up

Brad Carl

The 50 classic rock and pop songs listed in this book are arguably some of the greatest of all-time. These tracks still sound good or "hold up" against today's popular music. The publication is intended to spark conversation and discussion. It is not a definitive list. Your opinions are welcome and encouraged. So get your stereo ready and listen while reading. Enjoy!

The 50 classic rock and pop songs listed in this book are arguably some of the greatest of all-time. These tracks still sound good or "hold up" against today's popular music. The publication is intended to spark conversation and discussion. It is not a definitive list. Your opinions are welcome and encouraged. So get your stereo ready and listen while reading. Enjoy!

Tombs of Lust: Romantic Women's Adventure (Contemporary Fiction)

Dorit Silverman

A passionate and forbidden love story between an Israeli woman and a Bedouin man in the heart of the Sinai Desert, are at the center of this dramatic erotic thriller.It tells the story a of a young woman in search of her own identity, and the journey that will transform her from "Leah" into "Layla," in which she will discover that beneath the desert's calm surface deep desires, fascinating fai... read more

A passionate and forbidden love story between an Israeli woman and a Bedouin man in the heart of the Sinai Desert, are at the center of this dramatic erotic thriller.It tells the story a of a young woman in search of her own identity, and the journey that will transform her from "Leah" into "Layla," in which she will discover that beneath the desert's calm surface deep desires, fascinating fai... read more

Grey Areas - The Saga (Books 1-4)

Brad Carl

This collection contains ALL 4 BOOKS in the Grey Areas Serial: * Grey Areas * Grey Areas 2: Ghosts of Winter * Grey Areas 3: The Wrong Side of Right * Grey Areas 4: Smoke and Mirrors & White Lies **************************************** "What would you do?" is a question you'll be asking yourself over and over again throughout Grey Areas - The Saga (Books 1-4). Description from Book 1 - Henry ... read more

This collection contains ALL 4 BOOKS in the Grey Areas Serial: * Grey Areas * Grey Areas 2: Ghosts of Winter * Grey Areas 3: The Wrong Side of Right * Grey Areas 4: Smoke and Mirrors & White Lies **************************************** "What would you do?" is a question you'll be asking yourself over and over again throughout Grey Areas - The Saga (Books 1-4). Description from Book 1 - Henry ... read more

Fire in a Haystack

Erez Aharoni

Ofer Angel’s life has never been simple. When he was a teenager – his father committed suicide after being rumored to be involved in shady business deals. When he became a man – he had to deal with difficulties at home, but thanks to his determination, he managed to finish law school and was admitted as an intern at a renowned law firm. Ofer is sent to spend the night with an expert witness fo... read more

Ofer Angel’s life has never been simple. When he was a teenager – his father committed suicide after being rumored to be involved in shady business deals. When he became a man – he had to deal with difficulties at home, but thanks to his determination, he managed to finish law school and was admitted as an intern at a renowned law firm. Ofer is sent to spend the night with an expert witness fo... read more

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