Kelli Wallen

Kelli Wallen - Editor

Houston, TX, United States

I am a freelance editor specializing in all genres of romance fiction.

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Overview

My mission as an editor is to help romance writers connect with their readers through clear and vibrant prose.

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Fantasy
Paranormal Romance
Romance
Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Work experience

Project Manager

Blue Turtle Publishing
February, 2015 – Present (almost 4 years)

Provided copy-editing and proofreading services for upcoming publications.
Oversaw manuscript development and editorial processes during the entire project lifecycle.
Coordinated the review, approval, submission, and production of publications in accordance with project schedule.
Developed publicity and marketing strategy for upcoming and newly released publications.

Consultant, Medical Communications

Cardinal Health
October, 2015 – October, 2016 (about 1 year)

Provided medical writing and editing expertise for manuscripts, project reports, and abstracts on current oncology research and patient treatment protocols.
Designed tables and figures for publications to effectively communicate research data in accordance with journal requirements.
Interpreted data during manuscript development from various sources, including internal and external studies, research documentation, charts, graphs, tables, and published literature.

Team Lead, Engineering Information Management

KBR, Inc.
October, 2006 – December, 2014 (about 8 years)

Coordinated the publication and data handover of electronic and hard copy deliverables to internal and external project stakeholders.
Wrote and published technical content including project and department procedures, specifications, training and ‘how-to’ guides for both internal and customer use.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Dangerous: Delos Series, Book 10

Lindsay McKenna

Sloan Kennedy and Dan Malloy met at Bagram and shared a passionate month-long affair. Their relationship was supposed to be no strings, but Sloan fell hard for the strong soldier. Things changed after the two were involved in a rescue mission that ended in the death of Dan’s co-pilot. Riddled with guilt over the accident and the loss of his friend, Dan walked away from Sloan and his destroyed ... read more

Sloan Kennedy and Dan Malloy met at Bagram and shared a passionate month-long affair. Their relationship was supposed to be no strings, but Sloan fell hard for the strong soldier. Things changed after the two were involved in a rescue mission that ended in the death of Dan’s co-pilot. Riddled with guilt over the accident and the loss of his friend, Dan walked away from Sloan and his destroyed ... read more

Snowflake's Gift (Delos Series Book 6)

Lindsay McKenna

Novella: Two veterans—one human, one canine—have returned to Montana to recover from the traumas of war. Former Army Ranger Nick Conway depended on his WMD dog Snowflake to help him navigate IEDs on the battlefield. Now he needs his best friend to help him cope with his PTSD and acclimate to civilian life. When he meets Holly McGuire and agrees to help her deliver meals to the elderly, her inn... read more

Novella: Two veterans—one human, one canine—have returned to Montana to recover from the traumas of war. Former Army Ranger Nick Conway depended on his WMD dog Snowflake to help him navigate IEDs on the battlefield. Now he needs his best friend to help him cope with his PTSD and acclimate to civilian life. When he meets Holly McGuire and agrees to help her deliver meals to the elderly, her inn... read more

Trapped (Delos Series Book 7)

Lindsay McKenna

Aliyana Montero will do anything to rescue her sister from the ruthless kidnappers who took her from outside the school where she works. Even if that means accepting help from Ram Torres, the most infuriating—and sexy—man Ali has ever met. She and Ram first met on a mission in Afghanistan and they clashed instantly. Ram accused her of being hotheaded and impulsive. She thought he was cold and ... read more

Aliyana Montero will do anything to rescue her sister from the ruthless kidnappers who took her from outside the school where she works. Even if that means accepting help from Ram Torres, the most infuriating—and sexy—man Ali has ever met. She and Ram first met on a mission in Afghanistan and they clashed instantly. Ram accused her of being hotheaded and impulsive. She thought he was cold and ... read more

Sanctuary: Delos Series, Book 9

Lindsay McKenna

SECRETS FROM THE PAST…Shy country girl Teren Lambert is used to being in the background…and she likes it that way. Trapped by painful memories, she feels whole only when she's helping the women and children at the Delos Charity’s Safe House in Sudan. But her new bodyguard, Ex-Delta Force operator Nolan Steele, is having an unexpected impact on her--and she's not sure where these new feelings w... read more

SECRETS FROM THE PAST…Shy country girl Teren Lambert is used to being in the background…and she likes it that way. Trapped by painful memories, she feels whole only when she's helping the women and children at the Delos Charity’s Safe House in Sudan. But her new bodyguard, Ex-Delta Force operator Nolan Steele, is having an unexpected impact on her--and she's not sure where these new feelings w... read more

Redemption: Delos Series, Book 10B1

Lindsay McKenna

Sloan Kennedy and Dan Malloy have been to hell and back to be together. What was supposed to be a short fling when they were both stationed at Bagram in Afghanistan was rekindled four years later when Sloan was assigned to be Dan’s security escort on a mission to Sudan for Artemis. Sloan thought Dan was finally ready to open up to her and give their relationship a real chance…and for him to tr... read more

Sloan Kennedy and Dan Malloy have been to hell and back to be together. What was supposed to be a short fling when they were both stationed at Bagram in Afghanistan was rekindled four years later when Sloan was assigned to be Dan’s security escort on a mission to Sudan for Artemis. Sloan thought Dan was finally ready to open up to her and give their relationship a real chance…and for him to tr... read more

Boxcar Christmas: Delos Series, Book 8

Lindsay McKenna

One train car. Two lost souls. Five adorable puppies.Travis Ramsey is back in Hamilton, Montana, after 10 years serving as a Delta Force operator in Afghanistan. Now responsible for his dad’s fishing guide business, Travis has to deal with his increasingly distant and difficult father, and guilt over his brother’s death. His life takes a turn for the better when he meets Army vet Jesse Myers. ... read more

One train car. Two lost souls. Five adorable puppies.Travis Ramsey is back in Hamilton, Montana, after 10 years serving as a Delta Force operator in Afghanistan. Now responsible for his dad’s fishing guide business, Travis has to deal with his increasingly distant and difficult father, and guilt over his brother’s death. His life takes a turn for the better when he meets Army vet Jesse Myers. ... read more

The Hidden Heart: Delos Series, 7B2

Lindsay McKenna

Cara Montero had been kidnapped and then rescued by her sister Ali and Ram Torres. Now free but traumatized, knowing she was going to become a sex slave sold to someone in Asia, she wrestles with PTSD symptoms. When Ram and Ali have to leave, she feels as if she’s been abandoned, relying heavily on them.Tyler Hutton, ex-SEAL, is assigned to take over and be there as a bodyguard and support for... read more

Cara Montero had been kidnapped and then rescued by her sister Ali and Ram Torres. Now free but traumatized, knowing she was going to become a sex slave sold to someone in Asia, she wrestles with PTSD symptoms. When Ram and Ali have to leave, she feels as if she’s been abandoned, relying heavily on them.Tyler Hutton, ex-SEAL, is assigned to take over and be there as a bodyguard and support for... read more

Taking A Chance: Delos Series: Book 7B1

Lindsay McKenna

Ali Montero pushed aside her pride and accepted help from arrogant Ram Torres to help rescue her sister Cara from kidnappers. Now safely back at home with her family, Cara doesn’t feel safe without Ram nearby to protect her. He agrees to stay with Ali and her family until Cara recovers, but spending time around the boisterous Montero family makes Ram yearn for the one thing he has never had—a ... read more

Ali Montero pushed aside her pride and accepted help from arrogant Ram Torres to help rescue her sister Cara from kidnappers. Now safely back at home with her family, Cara doesn’t feel safe without Ram nearby to protect her. He agrees to stay with Ali and her family until Cara recovers, but spending time around the boisterous Montero family makes Ram yearn for the one thing he has never had—a ... read more

Dream of Me: Delos Series 4B1

Lindsay McKennna

Novella sequel to Broken Dreams: Alexa Culver has survived unspeakable trauma a the hands of the Taliban but she refuses to let them break her spirit. Her work with Artemis Security, protecting young girls from sex traffickers, gives her purpose. But it comes at a cost. Her fiancé, Gage Hunter, has stood by her side during her recovery, but Alexis knows she is holding part of herself back. How... read more

Novella sequel to Broken Dreams: Alexa Culver has survived unspeakable trauma a the hands of the Taliban but she refuses to let them break her spirit. Her work with Artemis Security, protecting young girls from sex traffickers, gives her purpose. But it comes at a cost. Her fiancé, Gage Hunter, has stood by her side during her recovery, but Alexis knows she is holding part of herself back. How... read more

Secrets: Delos Series 2B2

Lindsay McKenna

Darkness surrounded him. Could love rescue him?Mark Reuss’ childhood was a living hell. The only bright spot in his life during those dark days was his best friend, Mattie Lockwood. Her beauty and spirit called out to him, but he didn’t want to drag her down into the gloom his life had become. So when he graduated high school, he joined the Marine Corps and left his past—and Mattie—behind.Or s... read more

Darkness surrounded him. Could love rescue him?Mark Reuss’ childhood was a living hell. The only bright spot in his life during those dark days was his best friend, Mattie Lockwood. Her beauty and spirit called out to him, but he didn’t want to drag her down into the gloom his life had become. So when he graduated high school, he joined the Marine Corps and left his past—and Mattie—behind.Or s... read more

Hold Me: Delos Series, 5B1

Lindsay McKenna

This novella continues the story of Beau Gardner and Callie McKinley from Hold On, book 5 in the Delos Series. Beau Gardner, Army Delta Force sergeant, has only a few months left before he can leave military life behind to marry Callie McKinley, the woman of his dreams. Callie has been recovering from an attack at the hands of the Taliban at her parents’ Montana ranch, but she knows Beau must ... read more

This novella continues the story of Beau Gardner and Callie McKinley from Hold On, book 5 in the Delos Series. Beau Gardner, Army Delta Force sergeant, has only a few months left before he can leave military life behind to marry Callie McKinley, the woman of his dreams. Callie has been recovering from an attack at the hands of the Taliban at her parents’ Montana ranch, but she knows Beau must ... read more

Blind Sided

Lindsay McKenna

Cade Patterson and Kara Knight have known each other since they were kids. But a boy from the wrong side of the tracks has little in common with the homecoming queen, so they never acted on their mutual feelings. After a stint in the Marines, Cade has returned to his hometown older and wiser, and now works for the sheriff’s department. When he responds to a break-in call at the Delos Home Scho... read more

Cade Patterson and Kara Knight have known each other since they were kids. But a boy from the wrong side of the tracks has little in common with the homecoming queen, so they never acted on their mutual feelings. After a stint in the Marines, Cade has returned to his hometown older and wiser, and now works for the sheriff’s department. When he responds to a break-in call at the Delos Home Scho... read more

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