I began writing bad poetry in Des Moines, Iowa and continued to hone my writing chops in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, New Mexico, Wales, and Kenya, which serves me well as chief wordwhacker at Starstone Lit Services and Tootie-Do Press, Los Angeles. I treasures the appearance of the extraordinary in ordinary daily life and try always to dance with paradox and absurdity.
Publishing intelligent sci-fi fiction with a romantic twise.
Why hire an editor?
Sometimes writers need a fresh pair of eyes, some pre-pub polish, or coaching to hone their writing chops.
::: Starstone Lit Services specializes in proofreading, editing, evaluation, and creative consultation for fiction, memoir, and narrative nonfiction writers. Experienced, thoughtful evaluation and editing of soft sci-fi / fantasy, slipstream, magical realism, historical, chick lit, thriller, mystery, and literary works; poetry, memoir, and young adult / juvenile fiction and nonfiction.
::: Consultation, editing, and proofing for publishers and business professionals: journal articles, narrative nonfiction and textbook manuscripts, resumes, brochures, business letters, print or internet advertising, press releases, blog and website copy. Indexing services for selected nonfiction topics. All style guides honored.
::: Experienced, ethical editing and proofreading of MA & PhD theses and dissertations. Academic journal and text editing and proofreading.
::: Print book interior designs to match your cover design, and e-book conversions for all standard manuscripts. Amazon and Smashwords manuscript and cover download assistance.
::: UK, US, and Aus English.
::: Reasonable per page rate, reasonable turnaround.
::: Free 5-page sample edit/evaluation/estimate for book-length manuscripts, 1-3 pages for academic papers / short manuscripts.
::: Blocked? On a budget? Inquire about econo-evals and self-editing coaching.
Whether you're an emerging or an expert writer, author / editor Kate Robinson will assist you in polishing your prose or birthing your award-winning book!
You heard nothing happened on December 21, 2012, right?Not exactly. Here’s where the cosmic shift began:As election year 2008 unfolds, Tess Vaughn’s deepest desire is to give up romance and live a quiet life in rural Arizona. But when the former investigative journalist jogs into the arms of married presidential candidate Senator Harris Cantrell Henry, she finds trouble galore.Not only does He... read more
Cryonic Man melds seventeenth-century swordplay and sorcery with twenty-first-century sci-fi in an unforgettable romantic adventure.Jim Jackson is just one fight away from winning the 1976 World Heavyweight Championship when he suffers debilitating headaches. Diagnosed with a fatal brain tumor, Jackson seeks relief in a radical medical procedure. Dr. Joseph Callahan Jackson, an aging physician... read more
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I am a former senior editor at Little, Brown with over a decade of experience editing acclaimed and bestselling children's and YA fiction.
An editor with sixteen years’ industry experience; I work with lots of self-publishing authors, big publishers and small publishers.