Sorchia DuBois

Sorchia DuBois - Editor

Winona, MO, USA

Published author, experienced editor. Your words--your choice! I can help you find your voice and polish your prose.

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Overview

I'm a writer and editor with over 25 years experience. As a teacher, I know how to guide with kind words and suggestions. Your editing experience should be a learning experience.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference
Home & Garden
Fiction
Fantasy
Mystery & Crime
Thriller & Suspense
Young Adult
Romance
Paranormal Romance
Fantasy
Urban Fantasy

Work experience

Editor in Chief

Self-employed
October, 2018 – Present (about 1 year)

After years as an educator and as an editor for a virtual education provider--not to mention four years as an author--I've taken my show on the road. The WordWitch Editing specializes in fantasy, mystery, horror, and romance--but we don't discriminate against other genres. We love romance, science fiction, and thrillers, too! In addition to editing, I create suspenseful blurbs, efficiently-worded synopses, and eye-catching promotional graphics.

Copy Editor

Wild Rose Press
January, 2015 – August, 2015 (7 months)

I did copy editing for Wild Rose Press. While the company is wonderful to work with, I left to pursue my own business.

Editor

K12
September, 2010 – Present (about 9 years)

I edit professional development documents for a virtual education company. My job entails formatting Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other documents as well as editing. I have created videos and audio presentations and continue to develop new skills in graphic design.

Teacher and College Professor

Drury University, Missouri State University, Ozarks Technical College
January, 2000 – May, 2013 (over 13 years)

I taught college-level English composition, creative writing, and literature courses for over a quarter of a century. I've seen it all AND I know how to fix it.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones (Zoraida Grey Series)

Sorchia DuBois

Granny’s dying, but Zoraida can save her with a magic crystal of smoky quartz. Too bad the crystal is in Scotland—in a haunted castle—guarded by mind-reading, psychopathic sorcerers.Getting inside Castle Logan is easy. Getting out––not so much. Before she can snatch the stone, Zoraida stumbles into a family feud, uncovers a wicked ancient curse, and finds herself ensorcelled by not one but two... read more

Granny’s dying, but Zoraida can save her with a magic crystal of smoky quartz. Too bad the crystal is in Scotland—in a haunted castle—guarded by mind-reading, psychopathic sorcerers.Getting inside Castle Logan is easy. Getting out––not so much. Before she can snatch the stone, Zoraida stumbles into a family feud, uncovers a wicked ancient curse, and finds herself ensorcelled by not one but two... read more

Zoraida Grey and the Voodoo Queen

Sorchia DuBois

Zoraida Grey needs help. With the witchy Logan clan holding her best friend hostage in a haunted Scottish castle, she can’t trust anyone—certainly not beguiling but dangerous Shea Logan. And Al, her overprotective boyfriend, doesn’t believe in magic.Only one creature strikes fear in the blackened hearts of the Logan witches. Trouble is Jock disappeared five centuries ago leaving a trail of des... read more

Zoraida Grey needs help. With the witchy Logan clan holding her best friend hostage in a haunted Scottish castle, she can’t trust anyone—certainly not beguiling but dangerous Shea Logan. And Al, her overprotective boyfriend, doesn’t believe in magic.Only one creature strikes fear in the blackened hearts of the Logan witches. Trouble is Jock disappeared five centuries ago leaving a trail of des... read more

Just Like Gravity

Sorchia DuBois

This paranormal romance set in Scotland combines reincarnation, mystery, ghosts, and a fair portion of single-malt whisky to tell a story of true love that lasts three lifetimes.Take one fortuneteller driven half-mad by nightmares. Add one large, arrogant Scotsman on the run from Glasgow gangsters, a crazy ex-wife, and a brother-in-law who wants him dead. Stir in murder, lost treasure, tarot c... read more

This paranormal romance set in Scotland combines reincarnation, mystery, ghosts, and a fair portion of single-malt whisky to tell a story of true love that lasts three lifetimes.Take one fortuneteller driven half-mad by nightmares. Add one large, arrogant Scotsman on the run from Glasgow gangsters, a crazy ex-wife, and a brother-in-law who wants him dead. Stir in murder, lost treasure, tarot c... read more

If I Make My Bed In Hell

Ava Norwood

Reared in the harsh discipline and judgment of the Tabernacle of the Living Word, young Annabeth Showers endures unspeakable humiliation and physical abuse. She fears her church, her parents, and the vicious God the Tabernacle reveres. She believes marriage to Roger Hogan is her door to freedom.But matrimony to an older man she barely knows is not the escape Annabeth imagined, and she is irrev... read more

Reared in the harsh discipline and judgment of the Tabernacle of the Living Word, young Annabeth Showers endures unspeakable humiliation and physical abuse. She fears her church, her parents, and the vicious God the Tabernacle reveres. She believes marriage to Roger Hogan is her door to freedom.But matrimony to an older man she barely knows is not the escape Annabeth imagined, and she is irrev... read more

Sheer Madness: A Buffalo Steampunk Adventure

Laura Strickland

All her life, Topaz Hathor has denied her ability to see the spirits of the dead. She despises her father'an infamous spiritualist'for exploiting his wealthy patrons and the souls that flock to him. But when the spirit of an attractive man appears in her bedroom claiming he's been drawn to Topaz rather than her father, she sits up and takes notice.Though not dead, Romney Marsh has been banishe... read more

All her life, Topaz Hathor has denied her ability to see the spirits of the dead. She despises her father'an infamous spiritualist'for exploiting his wealthy patrons and the souls that flock to him. But when the spirit of an attractive man appears in her bedroom claiming he's been drawn to Topaz rather than her father, she sits up and takes notice.Though not dead, Romney Marsh has been banishe... read more

How the River Ruined Me: The Ending of an Ozarks Childhood

K. Lawson

Water ruined me. Water bubbling over rocks, carving caves into the rock bones of Missouri. Water frozen in icicles a hundred feet long. Floating on quiet water with a spinning leaf beside me. Jumping into cold water on July days. Drinking pure, sweet glacier-cold spring water. The river was freedom and at the same time stability. I spent hours alone but never lonely with water whispering to me... read more

Water ruined me. Water bubbling over rocks, carving caves into the rock bones of Missouri. Water frozen in icicles a hundred feet long. Floating on quiet water with a spinning leaf beside me. Jumping into cold water on July days. Drinking pure, sweet glacier-cold spring water. The river was freedom and at the same time stability. I spent hours alone but never lonely with water whispering to me... read more

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