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Kenna Blaylock

Kenna Blaylock - Editor

Provo, United States

4 years experience editing YA/Science Fiction/Fantasy and more with Jolly Fish Press and NY Times best-selling author Dan Wells.

Overview

I'm a professional freelance editor with 4 years of experience. I have a special emphasis in young adult, science fiction, and fantasy, but work with all fiction genres. I prefer to not work with non-fiction, erotica, or Christian ficiton. I currently edit and work for NY Times author Dan Wells (I am mentioned in the acknowledgements). I love to work with an author through the whole editing process: developmental edit, line edit, and copy-edit, but I have vast experience and training in all steps in the editing process. I use THE CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE 16th edition and the MERRIAM-WEBSTER'S DICTIONARY. I also teach on panels at writing conventions. I do this job because I love it and I bring that same enthusiasm to your edit as I help you hone your craft.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Fantasy Plays & Screenplays Romance Science Fiction Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, English
  • minor in Editing

Work experience

Editorial Assistant

Dan Wells
September, 2015 – Present (over 2 years)

-edit, proofread, and provide feedback on manuscripts
-assist in marketing and promotional strategies
-manages social media and appearances

Managing Editor

Jolly Fish Press
February, 2015 – Present (almost 3 years)

-edit and acquire manuscripts for publication
-work with authors and help them improve their writing and craft

Intern

Cedar Fort Publishing
May, 2014 – January, 2015 (8 months)

-read through slush and submissions
-edited several manuscripts for publication
-helped with copyediting and content editing

Managing Editor

Leading Edge Magazine
January, 2014 – December, 2014 (11 months)

-acquired short stories for publication
-managed and monitored other editors for the magazine
-approved and reviewed all edits for the issue

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Ones and Zeroes (Mirador)

Dan Wells

From Dan Wells, author of the New York Times bestselling Partials Sequence and the John Cleaver series, comes the second book in a dark, pulse-pounding sci-fi-noir series set in 2050 Los Angeles.Overworld. It’s more than just the world’s most popular e-sport—for thousands of VR teams around the globe, Overworld is life. It means fame and fortune, or maybe it’s a ticket out of obscurity or pove... read more

From Dan Wells, author of the New York Times bestselling Partials Sequence and the John Cleaver series, comes the second book in a dark, pulse-pounding sci-fi-noir series set in 2050 Los Angeles.Overworld. It’s more than just the world’s most popular e-sport—for thousands of VR teams around the globe, Overworld is life. It means fame and fortune, or maybe it’s a ticket out of obscurity or pove... read more

Over Your Dead Body (John Cleaver)

Dan Wells

New York Times bestselling author Dan Wells continues his popular John Wayne Cleaver series in Over Your Dead Body.John and Brooke are on their own, hitchhiking from town to town as they hunt the last of the Withered through the midwest--but the Withered are hunting them back, and the FBI is close behind. With each new town, each new truck stop, each new highway, they get closer to a vicious k... read more

New York Times bestselling author Dan Wells continues his popular John Wayne Cleaver series in Over Your Dead Body.John and Brooke are on their own, hitchhiking from town to town as they hunt the last of the Withered through the midwest--but the Withered are hunting them back, and the FBI is close behind. With each new town, each new truck stop, each new highway, they get closer to a vicious k... read more

Extreme Makeover: A Novel

Dan Wells

Dan Well's Extreme Makeover is a satirical new suspense about a health and beauty company that accidentally develops a hand lotion that can overwrite your DNA.Lyle Fontanelle is the chief scientist for NewYew, a health and beauty company experimenting with a new, anti-aging hand lotion. As more and more anomalies crop up in testing, Lyle realizes that the lotion's formula has somehow gone horr... read more

Dan Well's Extreme Makeover is a satirical new suspense about a health and beauty company that accidentally develops a hand lotion that can overwrite your DNA.Lyle Fontanelle is the chief scientist for NewYew, a health and beauty company experimenting with a new, anti-aging hand lotion. As more and more anomalies crop up in testing, Lyle realizes that the lotion's formula has somehow gone horr... read more

Fall of the Dragon Prince (The Forgotten Heirs Trilogy)

Dan Allen

The crystal compass predicts a turning point when Reann, a

The crystal compass predicts a turning point when Reann, a

Leading Edge Issue 66

Hoen Taylor, Jared Millet, Sarah Seeley, Barry Charman, Ruth Owens, John Grey

In this issue:Fast-paced car chases, time travelers, and extreme kayaking.

In this issue:Fast-paced car chases, time travelers, and extreme kayaking.

Nothing Left to Lose: A Novel (John Cleaver)

Dan Wells

Hi. My name is John Cleaver, and I hunt monsters. I used to do it alone, and then for a while I did it with a team of government specialists, and then the monsters found us and killed almost everyone, and now I hunt them alone again.This is my story.In this thrilling installment in the John Wayne Cleaver series, Dan Wells brings his beloved antihero into a final confrontation with the Withered... read more

Hi. My name is John Cleaver, and I hunt monsters. I used to do it alone, and then for a while I did it with a team of government specialists, and then the monsters found us and killed almost everyone, and now I hunt them alone again.This is my story.In this thrilling installment in the John Wayne Cleaver series, Dan Wells brings his beloved antihero into a final confrontation with the Withered... read more

The Devil's Only Friend (John Cleaver)

Dan Wells

John Wayne Cleaver hunts demons: they've killed his neighbors, his family, and the girl he loves, but in the end he's always won. Now he works for a secret government kill team, using his gift to hunt and kill as many monsters as he can . . .. . . but the monsters have noticed, and the quiet game of cat and mouse is about to erupt into a full scale supernatural war.John doesn't want the life h... read more

John Wayne Cleaver hunts demons: they've killed his neighbors, his family, and the girl he loves, but in the end he's always won. Now he works for a secret government kill team, using his gift to hunt and kill as many monsters as he can . . .. . . but the monsters have noticed, and the quiet game of cat and mouse is about to erupt into a full scale supernatural war.John doesn't want the life h... read more

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