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Kelsie Besaw

Kelsie Besaw - Editor

London, United Kingdom

Skilled at editing and proofreading a variety of genres, with experience as an assistant editor at Skyhorse Publishing in NYC

Overview

I recently finished my master's degree in English literature. Before I began my master's course, I worked at a publishing company in New York City as an assistant editor for two years. I love reading anything and everything, and an extensive knowledge of English grammar (both British and American) along with an innate ability to notice the smallest errors has made proofreading and copyediting extremely easy and enjoyable for me.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Children's - Middle Grade Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Horror Literature Romance Science Fiction Short Story Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Assistant Editor

Skyhorse Publishing

July, 2012 – July, 2014 (about 2 years)

Editing and proofreading a vast array of fiction and nonfiction

Portfolio (11 selected works)

Radiant: Towers Trilogy Book One

Karina Sumner-Smith

Xhea has no magic. Born without the power that everyone else takes for granted, Xhea is an outcast—no way to earn a living, buy food, or change the life that fate has dealt her. Yet she has a unique talent: the ability to see ghosts and the tethers that bind them to the living world, which she uses to scratch out a bare existence in the ruins beneath the City’s floating Towers.When a rich City... read more

Xhea has no magic. Born without the power that everyone else takes for granted, Xhea is an outcast—no way to earn a living, buy food, or change the life that fate has dealt her. Yet she has a unique talent: the ability to see ghosts and the tethers that bind them to the living world, which she uses to scratch out a bare existence in the ruins beneath the City’s floating Towers.When a rich City... read more

Defiant: Towers Trilogy Book Two

Karina Sumner-Smith

Once, Xhea’s wants were simple: enough to eat, safety in the underground, and the hit of bright payment to transform her gray-cast world into color. But in the aftermath of her rescue of the Radiant ghost Shai, she realizes the life she had known is gone forever.In the two months since her fall from the City, Xhea has hidden in skyscraper Edren, sheltered and attempting to heal. But soon even ... read more

Once, Xhea’s wants were simple: enough to eat, safety in the underground, and the hit of bright payment to transform her gray-cast world into color. But in the aftermath of her rescue of the Radiant ghost Shai, she realizes the life she had known is gone forever.In the two months since her fall from the City, Xhea has hidden in skyscraper Edren, sheltered and attempting to heal. But soon even ... read more

Towers Fall: Towers Trilogy Book Three

Karina Sumner-Smith

War. Fire. Destruction. Xhea believed that the Lower City had weathered the worst of its troubles—that their only remaining fight would be the struggle to rebuild before winter. She was wrong.Now her home is under attack from an unexpected source. The Central Spire, the City’s greatest power, is intent on destroying the heart of the magical entity that resides beneath the Lower City’s streets.... read more

War. Fire. Destruction. Xhea believed that the Lower City had weathered the worst of its troubles—that their only remaining fight would be the struggle to rebuild before winter. She was wrong.Now her home is under attack from an unexpected source. The Central Spire, the City’s greatest power, is intent on destroying the heart of the magical entity that resides beneath the Lower City’s streets.... read more

Brick Shakespeare: The Comedies—A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Taming of the Shrew

John McCann, Monica Sweeney, Becky Thomas

Explore four of Shakespeare’s comedies like never before—with LEGO bricks! This book presents Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Tempest, in one thousand amazing color photographs. This unique adaptation of the world’s most famous plays stays true to Shakespeare’s original text, while giving audiences an e... read more

Explore four of Shakespeare’s comedies like never before—with LEGO bricks! This book presents Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Tempest, in one thousand amazing color photographs. This unique adaptation of the world’s most famous plays stays true to Shakespeare’s original text, while giving audiences an e... read more

Brick Shakespeare: The Tragedies-Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Julius Caesar

John McCann, Monica Sweeney, Becky Thomas

Enjoy four of Shakespeare’s tragedies told with LEGO bricks. Here are Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Julius Caesar enacted scene by scene, captioned by excerpts from the plays. Flip through one thousand color photographs as you enjoy Shakespeare’s iconic poetry and marvel at what can be done with the world’s most popular children’s toy.Watch the brick Hamlet give his famous “To be or n... read more

Enjoy four of Shakespeare’s tragedies told with LEGO bricks. Here are Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Julius Caesar enacted scene by scene, captioned by excerpts from the plays. Flip through one thousand color photographs as you enjoy Shakespeare’s iconic poetry and marvel at what can be done with the world’s most popular children’s toy.Watch the brick Hamlet give his famous “To be or n... read more

Brick Greek Myths: The Stories of Heracles, Athena, Pandora, Poseidon, and Other Ancient Heroes of Mount Olympus

Amanda Brack, Monica Sweeney, Becky Thomas

Meet the Greek gods as you have never seen them—in LEGO form! Enjoy these fascinating myths, reimagined through elaborate scenes and colorful LEGO bricks in one thousand color photographs! This book shares a unique retelling of some of the most widely known and loved Greek myths, from the stories of Athena, Poseidon, and Pandora to the twelve labors of Hercules.Watch Athena spring from the hea... read more

Meet the Greek gods as you have never seen them—in LEGO form! Enjoy these fascinating myths, reimagined through elaborate scenes and colorful LEGO bricks in one thousand color photographs! This book shares a unique retelling of some of the most widely known and loved Greek myths, from the stories of Athena, Poseidon, and Pandora to the twelve labors of Hercules.Watch Athena spring from the hea... read more

Brick Fairy Tales: Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Hansel and Gretel, and More

John McCann, Monica Sweeney, Becky Thomas

Enter the magical world of fairy tales retold through LEGO bricks! Filled with creative and whimsical settings built from this universally celebrated toy, this book presents an all-new retelling of the original Grimm’s fairy tales of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Hansel and Gretel, and more! With one thousand color photographs, this inspired adaptation uses intricately... read more

Enter the magical world of fairy tales retold through LEGO bricks! Filled with creative and whimsical settings built from this universally celebrated toy, this book presents an all-new retelling of the original Grimm’s fairy tales of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Hansel and Gretel, and more! With one thousand color photographs, this inspired adaptation uses intricately... read more

Loom Magic!: 25 Awesome, Never-Before-Seen Designs for an Amazing Rainbow of Projects

John McCann, Becky Thomas

This book includes twenty-five new rubber band loom projects, including bracelets, sports-themed charms, key rings, pendants, and even a working slingshot. New crafters and dedicated fans will enjoy creating the wide variety of projects in this collection, including:Cell phone caseDaisy chain braceletWatch bandOcto braceletBlooming beaded braceletSports fan keychainMatching barrettesPencil top... read more

This book includes twenty-five new rubber band loom projects, including bracelets, sports-themed charms, key rings, pendants, and even a working slingshot. New crafters and dedicated fans will enjoy creating the wide variety of projects in this collection, including:Cell phone caseDaisy chain braceletWatch bandOcto braceletBlooming beaded braceletSports fan keychainMatching barrettesPencil top... read more

Loom Magic Xtreme!: 25 Spectacular, Never-Before-Seen Designs for Rainbows of Fun

John McCann, Becky Thomas, Monica Sweeney

From the authors of the instant bestseller Loom Magic! comes a second amazing project book with twenty-five totally new and extreme designs! Rainbow Looms are taking the world by storm, with devotees of all ages accessorizing their wrists, backpacks, and rooms with fun and creative projects.These super imaginative, out-of-this-world projects will take your rubber band loom projects to the next... read more

From the authors of the instant bestseller Loom Magic! comes a second amazing project book with twenty-five totally new and extreme designs! Rainbow Looms are taking the world by storm, with devotees of all ages accessorizing their wrists, backpacks, and rooms with fun and creative projects.These super imaginative, out-of-this-world projects will take your rubber band loom projects to the next... read more

Hacks for Minecrafters: The Unofficial Guide to Tips and Tricks That Other Guides Won't Teach You

Megan Miller

With more than 100 million registered players, Minecraft has taken control of gamers all over the world. With Hacks for Minecrafters, you'll be able to take back that control! Only with the help found in Hacks for Minecrafters will you be able to craft your world exactly how you want it to look, all while discovering the hidden gems of the game.In this hacker's guide, you'll find expertise on:... read more

With more than 100 million registered players, Minecraft has taken control of gamers all over the world. With Hacks for Minecrafters, you'll be able to take back that control! Only with the help found in Hacks for Minecrafters will you be able to craft your world exactly how you want it to look, all while discovering the hidden gems of the game.In this hacker's guide, you'll find expertise on:... read more

The Edge of Forever

Melissa E. Hurst

In 2013, sixteen-year-old Alora is having blackouts. Each time she wakes up in a different place with no idea how she got there. The one thing she is certain of? Someone is following her.In 2146, seventeen-year-old Bridger is one of a small number of people born with the ability to travel to the past. While on a routine school time trip, he sees the last person he expected—his dead father. The... read more

In 2013, sixteen-year-old Alora is having blackouts. Each time she wakes up in a different place with no idea how she got there. The one thing she is certain of? Someone is following her.In 2146, seventeen-year-old Bridger is one of a small number of people born with the ability to travel to the past. While on a routine school time trip, he sees the last person he expected—his dead father. The... read more

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