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Julie Phelps

Julie Phelps - Editor

Wales, UK

Friendly and experienced linguistic consultant, copy-editor and proofreader. Reliable. Thorough.

Overview

With a background in education, I now apply my language skills to the world of publishing, and very much enjoy helping authors, students and business people to work with their text, to say exactly what they want, and in the best way to reach their audience. My specialism is in working with translated materials which need the special touch of a native English speaker to make them really flow. I have worked with authors from Canada, Israel, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Great Britain and the United States. It is always delightful to meet them, even if it must sometimes be via Skype.

Attention to detail and good relationships are key to this process, as evidenced by my many repeat clients. I really enjoy working with authors, and they seem to enjoy working with me! I work in both US and UK English, and have extensive experience in editing academic papers in a variety of subjects andstyles - Harvard, APA, MLA, Chicago and Oxford. My portfolio here on Reedsy reflects some of the variety of my work: thrillers, children's fiction, romance, memoirs, action adventure, YA and teenage fiction, science fiction, politics, comedy and history. In addition, I have extensive experience in British military history.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Children's Picture Books Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Horror Humor & Comedy Romance Science Fiction Short Story Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • Chapterhouse
  • Proofamatics

Work experience

Chief Editor

Proof Readeri
May, 2013 – Present (over 4 years)

Proof Readeri is a small, but talented, firm that provides individual service, a wealth of knowledge and experience in a broad variety of fields. We always meet our deadlines with a friendly, thorough and detailed service.

Lecturer

Military training college
September, 2001 – September, 2014 (about 13 years)

Teaching and lecturing in Key Skills. Main focus on military history, language and presentation skills.

Portfolio (18 selected works)

A Jew in the "service" of the Reich

Jacob Ingerman

A JEW IN THE “SERVICE” OF THE REICH Jacob Ingerman was a young Jewish communist, a mathematics teacher, when WWII broke out. After being wounded in a battle against the Nazi invaders, he was recruited by the Red Army Intelligence and sent on an assignment behind enemy lines. The book’s focus is the long period during which Ingerman functioned as a German soldier in the service of the Soviet in... read more

A JEW IN THE “SERVICE” OF THE REICH Jacob Ingerman was a young Jewish communist, a mathematics teacher, when WWII broke out. After being wounded in a battle against the Nazi invaders, he was recruited by the Red Army Intelligence and sent on an assignment behind enemy lines. The book’s focus is the long period during which Ingerman functioned as a German soldier in the service of the Soviet in... read more

My Love Affair (Confession of an Abandoned Wife Book 2)

Michal Hartstein

THE FIRST BOOK OF THE TRILOGY IS FREE - DOWNLOAD IT NOW!!!Sharon Moskovitz knows two things: she will no longer forgive her husband for allowing his work to take her place in his life; nor does she want to find love online.Bitterly disappointed with the furtive online dating world, she discovers that the love she dreamed of is right under her nose. A routine visit to the doctor takes a surpris... read more

THE FIRST BOOK OF THE TRILOGY IS FREE - DOWNLOAD IT NOW!!!Sharon Moskovitz knows two things: she will no longer forgive her husband for allowing his work to take her place in his life; nor does she want to find love online.Bitterly disappointed with the furtive online dating world, she discovers that the love she dreamed of is right under her nose. A routine visit to the doctor takes a surpris... read more

Codename: Zosha: A Woman Fighter Against the Nazis (World War 2 Memories)

Yehudit Kafri

An unsung Jewish heroine of World War IIHer daring activity in the Red Orchestra and the heroic struggle in a Gestapo prison.Zosha Poznanska was recruited into the Soviet spy network known as the Red Orchestra, which operated in Western Europe. It was on the eve of World Rar II and Zosha was part of the inner core of the network, a third of whose members were Jews. Apparently unaware of the Je... read more

An unsung Jewish heroine of World War IIHer daring activity in the Red Orchestra and the heroic struggle in a Gestapo prison.Zosha Poznanska was recruited into the Soviet spy network known as the Red Orchestra, which operated in Western Europe. It was on the eve of World Rar II and Zosha was part of the inner core of the network, a third of whose members were Jews. Apparently unaware of the Je... read more

Afterlife: A LitRPG dystopian science fiction novel (Afterlife: a dystopian cyber science fiction LitRPG Book 1)

L. L. Fine

In the year 2102, only the poor must die. The rich can afford to upload their consciousness into a cyber realm called Heaven, and live there happily ever after. Or do they?You wake up in Heaven, but you don't know where you are. You don't even know WHO you are. Surrounded by astonishing landscapes and overly friendly, dead people, you start poking around for some answers… but nothing prepares ... read more

In the year 2102, only the poor must die. The rich can afford to upload their consciousness into a cyber realm called Heaven, and live there happily ever after. Or do they?You wake up in Heaven, but you don't know where you are. You don't even know WHO you are. Surrounded by astonishing landscapes and overly friendly, dead people, you start poking around for some answers… but nothing prepares ... read more

Night Shitf

L. L. Fine

A city hospital. A night shift. What can possibly go wrong?Moses is a lonely fifty-one-year-old hospital orderly, wasting his genius in an urban hospital. He gave up long ago on his hopes and dreams, and now walks the long corridors as he deals with doctors from hell, cynical nurses and annoying patients.Tonight, one bizarre graveyard shift changes that forever. After he loses (literally) a pa... read more

A city hospital. A night shift. What can possibly go wrong?Moses is a lonely fifty-one-year-old hospital orderly, wasting his genius in an urban hospital. He gave up long ago on his hopes and dreams, and now walks the long corridors as he deals with doctors from hell, cynical nurses and annoying patients.Tonight, one bizarre graveyard shift changes that forever. After he loses (literally) a pa... read more

At God's Mercy

L. L. Fine

Can she save her twins?Poland, World War II. A desperate young Jewish woman sacrifices her life to save her baby twins from the terrible death that awaits them. Decades later, the two brothers travel to Poland to find her. Page by page they uncover the terrible secret of their bloodcurdling heritage. A long-dormant Nazi evil is resurrected, and once again threatens to take the twins’ lives. Wi... read more

Can she save her twins?Poland, World War II. A desperate young Jewish woman sacrifices her life to save her baby twins from the terrible death that awaits them. Decades later, the two brothers travel to Poland to find her. Page by page they uncover the terrible secret of their bloodcurdling heritage. A long-dormant Nazi evil is resurrected, and once again threatens to take the twins’ lives. Wi... read more

Writer's Block Buster: Smash your writer’s block with those two magic Q’s (Smart Writing Tips Book 1)

L. L. Fine

Those darn writer's blocks!There is no author, screenwriter or copywriter who hasn’t found their creative process blocked at one point or another. What now? What's next? They call it writer's block, but I think it's more like writer's confusion, or like losing your writer's way. Usually it happens in the middle of a book. The beginning is behind us, we know more or less where we want to go, bu... read more

Those darn writer's blocks!There is no author, screenwriter or copywriter who hasn’t found their creative process blocked at one point or another. What now? What's next? They call it writer's block, but I think it's more like writer's confusion, or like losing your writer's way. Usually it happens in the middle of a book. The beginning is behind us, we know more or less where we want to go, bu... read more

Death Watch

Michael Sedge

How does the mind of an international terrorist work? Particularly when that terrorist is former American DELTA Force commando George Hadden who is on a mission to strike a blow against the United States that will leave the world aghast. Follow Jason Blake, Special Agent, Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS), as he tracks Hadden through Europe, Africa, and abroad the aircraft carrier U... read more

How does the mind of an international terrorist work? Particularly when that terrorist is former American DELTA Force commando George Hadden who is on a mission to strike a blow against the United States that will leave the world aghast. Follow Jason Blake, Special Agent, Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS), as he tracks Hadden through Europe, Africa, and abroad the aircraft carrier U... read more

Foxwood - Another Year

Jan Marsh

It’s a year since the Foxwood house was set up and the ‘community’ has grown. It’s still home to Maggie, Julia, Ann, Jeff, Josh, Viv and Lewis, but there are also new residents, leading to shifts in allegiance and fallings out, as well as more cosy and intimate times. Add to the mix online dating, a Murder Mystery and the joys of bread making and this second book in the Foxwood trilogy proves ... read more

It’s a year since the Foxwood house was set up and the ‘community’ has grown. It’s still home to Maggie, Julia, Ann, Jeff, Josh, Viv and Lewis, but there are also new residents, leading to shifts in allegiance and fallings out, as well as more cosy and intimate times. Add to the mix online dating, a Murder Mystery and the joys of bread making and this second book in the Foxwood trilogy proves ... read more

Not a Word About Love: A Novel

Hana Goldberg

From an Award-Winning AuthorAfter eleven years of marriage, Maya embarks on a journey and falls madly in love with a mysterious man. Through alleys fragrant with the pungent smell of fried rice, amid child beggars and vendors of psychedelic fabrics, she makes startling discoveries about the stranger, and about herself. How far will she be willing to go?"From the recipient of the prestigious Li... read more

From an Award-Winning AuthorAfter eleven years of marriage, Maya embarks on a journey and falls madly in love with a mysterious man. Through alleys fragrant with the pungent smell of fried rice, amid child beggars and vendors of psychedelic fabrics, she makes startling discoveries about the stranger, and about herself. How far will she be willing to go?"From the recipient of the prestigious Li... read more

The Abyss: Bridging the Divide between Israel and the Arab World

Eli Avidar

Eli Avidar looks into the abyss that divides Israel from its Arab neighbors, in order to understand the inherent flaws, prevailing misunderstandings, and tragic mistakes that characterize the relations and bloodletting, and how, if at all possible, to bridge the differences. In doing so, he offers a new perspective about the reality of the Middle East and all the clichés that have transformed ... read more

Eli Avidar looks into the abyss that divides Israel from its Arab neighbors, in order to understand the inherent flaws, prevailing misunderstandings, and tragic mistakes that characterize the relations and bloodletting, and how, if at all possible, to bridge the differences. In doing so, he offers a new perspective about the reality of the Middle East and all the clichés that have transformed ... read more

The Killing Rituals: Espionage & Terrorism Thriller (International Mystery & Conspiracy)

Nir Zamir

Who will stop the Middle Eastern terrorist organization?Before it launches its next catastrophic attack on the West.Michelle Ramsey, an African American CIA officer, and Ben Shimron, her Israeli MOSSAD partner, team up to intercept a Middle Eastern terrorist organization before it launches its next catastrophic attack on the West. Their lives get tangled as they lead the hunt of the terrorist ... read more

Who will stop the Middle Eastern terrorist organization?Before it launches its next catastrophic attack on the West.Michelle Ramsey, an African American CIA officer, and Ben Shimron, her Israeli MOSSAD partner, team up to intercept a Middle Eastern terrorist organization before it launches its next catastrophic attack on the West. Their lives get tangled as they lead the hunt of the terrorist ... read more

Hill of Secrets: An Israeli Jewish mystery novel

Michal Hartstein

On a blooming May morning, the five bodies of a religious family are found in their apartment in the quiet suburb of Samuel's Hill (Giv'at Shmuel). Detective Hadas Levinger, the renegade atheist daughter of a religious family, is put in charge of the police investigation. Slowly and skillfullym she peels away the shell protecting this unique community, and reveals hard and painful secrets.Can ... read more

On a blooming May morning, the five bodies of a religious family are found in their apartment in the quiet suburb of Samuel's Hill (Giv'at Shmuel). Detective Hadas Levinger, the renegade atheist daughter of a religious family, is put in charge of the police investigation. Slowly and skillfullym she peels away the shell protecting this unique community, and reveals hard and painful secrets.Can ... read more

The Hidden Reality Behind The Scenes: Metaphysics And Spirituality

Yitzhak Segman

It is the first time ever that English speakers are exposed to information and insights as presented hereby. This knowledge is correct and truthful although it contradicts the current human way of thinking and paradigms. This novel and revolutionary information deals, among other things, with the following issues:The Enlightened Creation that was taken over and frozen by the Dark Intelligence.... read more

It is the first time ever that English speakers are exposed to information and insights as presented hereby. This knowledge is correct and truthful although it contradicts the current human way of thinking and paradigms. This novel and revolutionary information deals, among other things, with the following issues:The Enlightened Creation that was taken over and frozen by the Dark Intelligence.... read more

The Cub´s Mistress (The Lion of Judah Book 1)

S. Bohstrom, E. Bohstrom

Can a priest who has dedicated his life to the service of God resist the consuming flame of passion of the beautiful but married Miriam? Found on the doorstep of a Levite family as an infant, this is the story of Moses, a man of mysterious origins, engulfed by his inner conflict between humanity and the divine. A fatal encounter with Miriam amid the columns of Solomon´s Temple, lights a fire o... read more

Can a priest who has dedicated his life to the service of God resist the consuming flame of passion of the beautiful but married Miriam? Found on the doorstep of a Levite family as an infant, this is the story of Moses, a man of mysterious origins, engulfed by his inner conflict between humanity and the divine. A fatal encounter with Miriam amid the columns of Solomon´s Temple, lights a fire o... read more

So We Said Goodbye

Rama Marinov-Cohen

Young love cannot be left behindThe reunion of childhood sweethearts shakes up their world when passionate memories become a life-changing reality.Yaron has just turned fifty when he receives an unexpected phone call. Nearly thirty years ago, his childhood sweetheart slammed the door shut behind her and walked out of his life. Now, she calls him and asks to meet. What does she want? Can he ref... read more

Young love cannot be left behindThe reunion of childhood sweethearts shakes up their world when passionate memories become a life-changing reality.Yaron has just turned fifty when he receives an unexpected phone call. Nearly thirty years ago, his childhood sweetheart slammed the door shut behind her and walked out of his life. Now, she calls him and asks to meet. What does she want? Can he ref... read more

Improving Communication with children: Calm and Peaceful Home (Parenting Relationships Book 2)

Nurit Levi

is an essential continuation of your move to bring about change in your home, focusing on opening a fresh, new channel of communication between you and your child. It offers sound, straightforward advice on effective listening, managing communication wisely, and preserving that precious communication with your child. This guide offers clever advice on dealing with those problems your child bri... read more

is an essential continuation of your move to bring about change in your home, focusing on opening a fresh, new channel of communication between you and your child. It offers sound, straightforward advice on effective listening, managing communication wisely, and preserving that precious communication with your child. This guide offers clever advice on dealing with those problems your child bri... read more

Change Your Child`s Negative Behavior: A Calm & Peaceful Home (Parenting Relationships Book 1)

Nurit Levi

An immediate Amazon parenting guide success:“Definitely worth the read for any parent.”“This is a mama who wouldn't take "no" for an answer!”“I read this book and I swear angels started singing!”“She puts a lot of common sense advice into very real situations.”“Nurit Levi did a wonderful job of getting to the point and didn’t beat around the bush or sugarcoat anything in this book.”In Nurit Le... read more

An immediate Amazon parenting guide success:“Definitely worth the read for any parent.”“This is a mama who wouldn't take "no" for an answer!”“I read this book and I swear angels started singing!”“She puts a lot of common sense advice into very real situations.”“Nurit Levi did a wonderful job of getting to the point and didn’t beat around the bush or sugarcoat anything in this book.”In Nurit Le... read more

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