Karolyn Herrera

Karolyn Herrera - Editor

Olympia, WA, USA

Personal, professional book editing for fiction and nonfiction titles. My goal is to prepare and refine your manuscript for self-publishing.

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Overview

As a book editor, my passion is to enable clients to communicate their words and ideas in the most appealing way. I enjoy helping clients refine and sharpen their content for publication or personal satisfaction. My featured solution is a complete Book Overhaul.

I am an editor, published author, current and former small business owner, Associate degree graduate, blog writer, avid reader, and native English speaker, with over 25 years of related business, academic and personal experience.

When editing books, I go through the manuscript from start to finish, making copyediting and line editing corrections as I read. Along the way, I insert side comments with questions regarding anything that needs clarification. I will also note any issues regarding images and quotation sources, provide suggestions for additional content, and provide targeted feedback. If relevant front and back matter are missing, I will add them to the book and highlight any missing information. For nonfiction titles, I will provide suggestions for reorganization and subheadings when necessary.

My Book Overhaul is all-inclusive; thus, I do not offer each element of editing as a separate service. The Overhaul also includes formatting for either eBook or paperback publication (choose one). If you plan on self-publishing your book in both formats, the second type of formatting will be handled after the Overhaul is complete. Editing of book cover text (front, back, spine), and marketing copy that you've written is included.

I edit both fiction and nonfiction manuscripts from many genres. My favorite fiction genres to edit include science fiction/dystopia, mysteries, westerns and historical. My favorite nonfiction genres to edit include business, nutrition/health, instruction/how-to, and poetry.

I do NOT provide ghostwriting, cover design, marketing or publication.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Espionage
Mystery & Crime
Science Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Health & Wellbeing
Travel

Work experience

Book Editor

Self-employed
April, 2015 – Present (over 6 years)

Editing and preparing manuscripts for self-publishing.

The Truth About Weight Loss: Blowing the Whistle on the Corrupt Industry that Massively Profits from the Overweight, Even from Kids

Dr. Steve Czys

Why is there so much conflicting advice when it comes to healthy eating and weight loss? Because if you are confused and looking for answers people can sell you their products! If you ask the right questions and get the right answers there is no way you'd pay for all the crazy weight loss gimmicks out there. The Weight Loss Industry does not want you to have these answers! This book will show ... read more

Why is there so much conflicting advice when it comes to healthy eating and weight loss? Because if you are confused and looking for answers people can sell you their products! If you ask the right questions and get the right answers there is no way you'd pay for all the crazy weight loss gimmicks out there. The Weight Loss Industry does not want you to have these answers! This book will show ... read more

Happiness Roars: Wisdom from an Executive Assistant turned world-traveling entrepreneur (Happiness Series)

Armelle Cloche

The 1st week of January 2020, "Happiness Roars" spent several days at the No.1 New Kindle Release spot!THE PURPOSE OF THIS BOOKOur lives are quite easy to improveEven in developing nations, this couldn’t be a better time to enjoy the abundance of opportunities, knowledge and tools offered to us.How can I be so sure?I arrived in the USA when I was twenty with nothing but a suitcase and a strong... read more

The 1st week of January 2020, "Happiness Roars" spent several days at the No.1 New Kindle Release spot!THE PURPOSE OF THIS BOOKOur lives are quite easy to improveEven in developing nations, this couldn’t be a better time to enjoy the abundance of opportunities, knowledge and tools offered to us.How can I be so sure?I arrived in the USA when I was twenty with nothing but a suitcase and a strong... read more

The Dead-End Road Devotional: Fishing for Principles and Truths on Life's Journey

Bill Fix

The Dead End Road Devotional is a collection of simple life principles with profound wisdom. If you are currently or have experienced a sudden interruption in life read this book. When a part of life comes to an unexpected end most people panic, at least for the moment. Everything on earth eventually comes to an end: marriages, job assignments, employment, relationships and life. I began learn... read more

The Dead End Road Devotional is a collection of simple life principles with profound wisdom. If you are currently or have experienced a sudden interruption in life read this book. When a part of life comes to an unexpected end most people panic, at least for the moment. Everything on earth eventually comes to an end: marriages, job assignments, employment, relationships and life. I began learn... read more

Shift Change

Mark Hunter

Anyone can work in a convenience store, but some people really shouldn't... James Sims is a recent college graduate who has done everything by the book, but that doesn't mean that he has actually done anything right. With an expensive coffee coaster for a degree and no idea what he is going to do with the rest of life, James finds himself working nights at the busiest gas station in his small ... read more

Anyone can work in a convenience store, but some people really shouldn't... James Sims is a recent college graduate who has done everything by the book, but that doesn't mean that he has actually done anything right. With an expensive coffee coaster for a degree and no idea what he is going to do with the rest of life, James finds himself working nights at the busiest gas station in his small ... read more

The Praying Nun (Slave Shipwreck Saga Book 1)

Michael Smorenburg

You've discovered corroding iron cannons that mark an uncharted shipwreck. Lengths of chain that seem to be stirrups crumble to your touch. Amid them, a mysterious carving resists extraction.A book in two parts - now, and then.In 1985 two divers discovered an ancient uncharted shipwreck off the infamous Cape of Storms. Salvaged artifacts only inflame the enigma. Countless vessels, some crammed... read more

You've discovered corroding iron cannons that mark an uncharted shipwreck. Lengths of chain that seem to be stirrups crumble to your touch. Amid them, a mysterious carving resists extraction.A book in two parts - now, and then.In 1985 two divers discovered an ancient uncharted shipwreck off the infamous Cape of Storms. Salvaged artifacts only inflame the enigma. Countless vessels, some crammed... read more

Mirrors: Poetry Anthology

Karolyn Herrera, Teresa Hensley

Two teenage cousins loved to write poetry in the 1980s before the internet was a thing. Thirty years later, after marriages, divorces and children, Kari and Terrie's shared dream of publishing a book is finally realized.Topics near and dear to their hearts--crushes, breakups, friendship, pets, books and nature--are the focus of poems in this nostalgic collection. Beautiful, full-color illustra... read more

Two teenage cousins loved to write poetry in the 1980s before the internet was a thing. Thirty years later, after marriages, divorces and children, Kari and Terrie's shared dream of publishing a book is finally realized.Topics near and dear to their hearts--crushes, breakups, friendship, pets, books and nature--are the focus of poems in this nostalgic collection. Beautiful, full-color illustra... read more

Criminal Beware (The Lykanos Chronicles Book 1)

Joseph Stone

California, 1922. A growing coastal city is gripped by terror. The savaged remains of a third victim are discovered in the central park. Police find no suspect or motive to explain the violent deaths, nor any link between the victims. Signs are posted throughout the city's neighborhoods to warn: "CRIMINAL BEWARE - You Are Being Watched"When Daniel Archer arrives in San Diego, he is seized by a... read more

California, 1922. A growing coastal city is gripped by terror. The savaged remains of a third victim are discovered in the central park. Police find no suspect or motive to explain the violent deaths, nor any link between the victims. Signs are posted throughout the city's neighborhoods to warn: "CRIMINAL BEWARE - You Are Being Watched"When Daniel Archer arrives in San Diego, he is seized by a... read more

Memories of Miami Vice- Real Stories

Robert Fetner

The Miami Drug War of eighties was an exciting time where the drug cartels ruled and cocaine was king. These are some of my personal stories from the streets of Miami. Stories of what it was like to be a cop on the street and an undercover detective for the Miami Police Department.

The Miami Drug War of eighties was an exciting time where the drug cartels ruled and cocaine was king. These are some of my personal stories from the streets of Miami. Stories of what it was like to be a cop on the street and an undercover detective for the Miami Police Department.

Ragnarok (Worlds Collide) (Volume 1)

Mr Michael Smorenburg

Former investigative journalist, Tegan Mulholland, now a Hollywood Exec, is flying Paris to Los Angeles. Seated beside her is Pete, a charming stranger with a persistent intention to distract Tegan from her work. As the plane approaches Canada’s east coast, a top secret NASA experiment rips a hole in space-time, and through that portal sail a band of the most feared warriors in history. The se... read more

Former investigative journalist, Tegan Mulholland, now a Hollywood Exec, is flying Paris to Los Angeles. Seated beside her is Pete, a charming stranger with a persistent intention to distract Tegan from her work. As the plane approaches Canada’s east coast, a top secret NASA experiment rips a hole in space-time, and through that portal sail a band of the most feared warriors in history. The se... read more

Daily Moves: Affirmations for the Millennial

Sakina Ibrahim

How can we find peace under the demands of social media, relationships, and work? In today’s fast-paced society Daily Moves: Affirmations for the Millennial provides a series of daily meditations, affirmations and positive instructional directions that allow the everyday millennial to find a moment of solitude at the start of, or during, their day. This daily guide assists the reader to establ... read more

How can we find peace under the demands of social media, relationships, and work? In today’s fast-paced society Daily Moves: Affirmations for the Millennial provides a series of daily meditations, affirmations and positive instructional directions that allow the everyday millennial to find a moment of solitude at the start of, or during, their day. This daily guide assists the reader to establ... read more

A Beginner's Guide to Emotional Trauma

Akira D. Olsen

***BEST KINDLE SHORT BOOK THAT WILL HEAL TRAUMA***Are you someone who has suffered from an emotional trauma?Have you been permanently affected by something that has happened to you or someone you know?Would you like more information on how to tackle this issue?Trauma can manifest itself in many forms and can be the result of direct attacks on a person or simply witnessing another being subject... read more

***BEST KINDLE SHORT BOOK THAT WILL HEAL TRAUMA***Are you someone who has suffered from an emotional trauma?Have you been permanently affected by something that has happened to you or someone you know?Would you like more information on how to tackle this issue?Trauma can manifest itself in many forms and can be the result of direct attacks on a person or simply witnessing another being subject... read more

Time's Incinerator

Hunter, Mark

The Ornaments Of Love

Dazio, G. A., Stone, Joseph

The Write Way To Heal

Bovill, Joshua , Hunter, Rodrekous

Apostolic Doctrine and Practice

Smith, Karl F, Beda, Eric A.

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