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Keith Morrill

Keith Morrill - Editor

Vermont

Experienced editor and proofreader specializing in speculative fiction.

Overview

Both as a writer and an editor, I've dabbled with a little bit of everything from newsprint and magazine glossies to the pages of novels and academic journals.

Though I can and do edit everything, at the end of the day the place I hang my hat, my true dwelling, is the home of the strange, the unreal, the fantastic—that broad umbrella known as speculative fiction. Whether it's fantasy, sci-fi, horror, supernatural, I feel most at ease when things are slightly askew.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Classics Comics & Graphic Novels Crime & Mystery Fantasy Horror Science Fiction Short Story Thriller Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs

Certifications

  • Copyediting

Work experience

Senior Editor

Zig Zag Lit Mag
January, 2016 – Present (over 1 year)

Collaborated with editorial board in designing, marketing, and launching a biannual literary and arts magazine for Addison Count, VT. Defined house style. Reviewed submissions. Copyedited premiere issue.

Copyeditor

Strange Horizons
August, 2015 – Present (almost 2 years)

Proofread fiction, poetry, and non-fiction for a weekly Hugo-nominated speculative fiction magazine.

Owner

Self-employed
September, 2014 – Present (almost 3 years)

Provided developmental, content, line, copy editing for authors and clients. Edited manuscripts (fiction and non-fiction), journalistic work, business materials, and academic articles.

Managing Editor & Founder

Otter Creek Current
September, 2014 – May, 2015 (8 months)

Founded and served as managing editor and reporter for the Otter Creek Current, an online hyperlocal news source for Addison County, Vermont.

Editing Intern

Comma Sense Editing
September, 2014 – March, 2015 (6 months)

Provided line and copy editing for full-length manuscripts, both non-fiction and fiction.

Writer

Freelance
September, 2007 – Present (almost 10 years)

Contributed articles to a number of publications including Business People–Vermont, Seven Days, Destination VT, the Shelburne News and The Citizen. Wrote for several businesses including BzzAgent and Trouve/Dog Day Publishing.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Waves of Reprisal

Malcolm Little

Hanyma, a spirited young woman from the remote village of Kepler, is at a crossroads in her life. She wants to explore the unfamiliar, wide-open country outside her croft. But rumblings of dark, inexorable forces terrorizing the sparsely-populated continent dampen her aspirations. That was before devastation gripped her. Now, driven by a wandering quest for vengeance, the headstrong survivalis... read more

Hanyma, a spirited young woman from the remote village of Kepler, is at a crossroads in her life. She wants to explore the unfamiliar, wide-open country outside her croft. But rumblings of dark, inexorable forces terrorizing the sparsely-populated continent dampen her aspirations. That was before devastation gripped her. Now, driven by a wandering quest for vengeance, the headstrong survivalis... read more

Unnatural Encounters: Only in Trinidad and Tobago

Amber Drappier

Step into a world of Trinidadian folklore and fantasy, where supernatural characters come to life. This collection of stories highlights the rich and diverse culture of Trinidad and Tobago, bringing to life some of our local customs and traditions. Immerse yourself in a world where fantasy and Caribbean life intertwine, and indulge in the vibrancy that is the Trini life.

Step into a world of Trinidadian folklore and fantasy, where supernatural characters come to life. This collection of stories highlights the rich and diverse culture of Trinidad and Tobago, bringing to life some of our local customs and traditions. Immerse yourself in a world where fantasy and Caribbean life intertwine, and indulge in the vibrancy that is the Trini life.

Publishing For Beginners: What First-Time Authors Need to Know

Lourdes Venard

Are you publishing a book? The road to publishing, whether you are seeking an agent and publisher or whether you are self-publishing, can be a rocky road. This book, for new authors just entering the publishing landscape, will guide you through the different choices, with advice and tips on editing, preparing your manuscript, querying agents, self-publishing, marketing, financial matters, and ... read more

Are you publishing a book? The road to publishing, whether you are seeking an agent and publisher or whether you are self-publishing, can be a rocky road. This book, for new authors just entering the publishing landscape, will guide you through the different choices, with advice and tips on editing, preparing your manuscript, querying agents, self-publishing, marketing, financial matters, and ... read more

Fast Draw: One Bullet to Hell

D.W. Collins

The talented and beloved Bob Mayes of Medicine Lodge, KS, lives a contented life. His Fast Draw show pays the bills and wows the tourists. His wife makes him happy. What more could he ask for? One fateful night, his contented life is no more. An incident after a show thrusts him into a life or death battle with an evil force called the Faction. They stop at nothing to inflict pain and chaos ov... read more

The talented and beloved Bob Mayes of Medicine Lodge, KS, lives a contented life. His Fast Draw show pays the bills and wows the tourists. His wife makes him happy. What more could he ask for? One fateful night, his contented life is no more. An incident after a show thrusts him into a life or death battle with an evil force called the Faction. They stop at nothing to inflict pain and chaos ov... read more

Spy Thriller: Protocol 15: A Novel of Espionage and Counter-terrorism (The Special Agent Jana Baker Book Series 2)

Nathan Goodman

What do you see when the demons come? For Special Agent Jana Baker, fear has a face. Terrorist Waseem Jarrah steals a nuclear weapon, and Jana's swirling nightmare begins again. He's got the United States in his crosshairs, and Baker might be the only asset that can stop him. But Jarrah is way ahead in the game, and Jana's terrifying flashbacks begin to scratch at her psyche. If she doesn't ga... read more

What do you see when the demons come? For Special Agent Jana Baker, fear has a face. Terrorist Waseem Jarrah steals a nuclear weapon, and Jana's swirling nightmare begins again. He's got the United States in his crosshairs, and Baker might be the only asset that can stop him. But Jarrah is way ahead in the game, and Jana's terrifying flashbacks begin to scratch at her psyche. If she doesn't ga... read more

First Fruits

Amanda Carney

Reading minds can be dangerous. Parsley Walker can hear people’s thoughts and it’s made her a target. As a natural born telepath who’s also telekinetic—two things that can be disturbingly lucrative in the wrong person’s hands—she’s learned to hide who she is. To be always moving and never at ease. To run from that inevitable moment of discovery. She’s a nomad in a waitress’s uniform. This is h... read more

Reading minds can be dangerous. Parsley Walker can hear people’s thoughts and it’s made her a target. As a natural born telepath who’s also telekinetic—two things that can be disturbingly lucrative in the wrong person’s hands—she’s learned to hide who she is. To be always moving and never at ease. To run from that inevitable moment of discovery. She’s a nomad in a waitress’s uniform. This is h... read more

Second Coming (First Fruits Book 2)

Amanda Carney

There is no sanctuary without him. At last, she has it all. Everything she thought she’d never have. Acceptance. Friendship. Love. Parsley Walker is finally home. Allswell, the magical refuge for supernaturals, is all she’d imagined and more. She’s making friends. Learning not to hide her telepathic and telekinetic abilities. Learning not to fear. And most importantly, planning a future free f... read more

There is no sanctuary without him. At last, she has it all. Everything she thought she’d never have. Acceptance. Friendship. Love. Parsley Walker is finally home. Allswell, the magical refuge for supernaturals, is all she’d imagined and more. She’s making friends. Learning not to hide her telepathic and telekinetic abilities. Learning not to fear. And most importantly, planning a future free f... read more

A Wave From Mama: The Slavery and Beyond Series (Volume 2)

A. Robert Allen

1863 Weeksville, Brooklyn: The free Black community of Weeksville becomes home to an unusually small boy and his mother who fled Manhattan during New York’s Draft Riots. When his mother succumbs to her injuries, the boy swears revenge against everyone and everything that contributed to her death. His diminutive size and acrobatic climbing abilities make him a spectacle to behold, while his awk... read more

1863 Weeksville, Brooklyn: The free Black community of Weeksville becomes home to an unusually small boy and his mother who fled Manhattan during New York’s Draft Riots. When his mother succumbs to her injuries, the boy swears revenge against everyone and everything that contributed to her death. His diminutive size and acrobatic climbing abilities make him a spectacle to behold, while his awk... read more

Inharmonic (The Music Maker Series Book 1)

A. K. R. Scott

Can music really change the world?Nadja's life was perfectly planned: marry Luca, learn his trade, have their children. But the night of their betrothal celebration, her plans go up in smoke. Now on the run, she'll have to leave behind the only life she's ever known. And to stay alive, she'll have to become something that defies everything she's been taught to believe.But Nadja isn't the only ... read more

Can music really change the world?Nadja's life was perfectly planned: marry Luca, learn his trade, have their children. But the night of their betrothal celebration, her plans go up in smoke. Now on the run, she'll have to leave behind the only life she's ever known. And to stay alive, she'll have to become something that defies everything she's been taught to believe.But Nadja isn't the only ... read more

Breach of Protocol (The Special Agent Jana Baker Spy-Thriller Series) (Volume 3)

Nathan Goodman

A nuclear device, a ruthless terrorist, and only one asset that can stop him Special Agent Jana Baker’s worst fears are about to be realized. A terrorist has a nuclear device and intends to detonate deep within the San Andreas Fault line. The resulting explosion would kill millions. But when terrifying post-traumatic stress episodes threaten to pull her from active duty, Jana struggles to main... read more

A nuclear device, a ruthless terrorist, and only one asset that can stop him Special Agent Jana Baker’s worst fears are about to be realized. A terrorist has a nuclear device and intends to detonate deep within the San Andreas Fault line. The resulting explosion would kill millions. But when terrifying post-traumatic stress episodes threaten to pull her from active duty, Jana struggles to main... read more

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