I work as a freelance proofreader and editor for a number of authors, bloggers, a publishing house, independent businesses, law firms, and magazines, to name just a few. I focus mostly on fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, romance, adventure, historical, YA, middle grade, adult, etc.), as well as anything having to do with health, wellness, fitness, natural living, and clean eating. I also work on websites, business documents, promotional and marketing materials, legal documents, articles, and more! I have an incredible ability to spot errors that other people miss. Give me an opportunity to show you what I can do! I am happy to complete sample pages if you're interested in seeing my editing style and the errors I can find.
My Strengths: Keen eye for detail, proofreading, editing, positive attitude, interpersonal relationships, and unique photography above and below the water.
About Me: I grew up near Sacramento and moved to San Diego to attend the University of California. After graduating, I received a creative problem solving scholarship and went to law school. After I passed the CA Bar Exam, I was involved in a car crash. Because of the crash, I had a cat scan which discovered an aneurysm and saved my life. Five brain surgeries, and several complications later, I am alive and well -- and very thankful. I currently live in the Bay Area with my husband and our two daughters. I love animals, music, reading, travel, scuba diving, and photography. I look forward to hearing from you!
Temporary eBook Proofreader for re-flow project. Responsible for proofreading eBooks from backlist to find and correct conversion errors on Nook, Kindle, and iPad devices. Utilized print versions of all books to ensure correct conversion to eBook format and correct any remaining print errors. Updated and revised order of front and back matter when necessary.
Reviewed new manuscripts for possible publication. Revised, edited and proofread selected manuscripts through final publication. Worked closely with authors to make changes and corrections, while maintaining their voice.
Proofread and edit various documents including fiction, non-fiction, business materials, websites, packaging, blogs, emails, articles and resumes for accuracy, spelling and grammar. I focus mainly on the natural and clean living/eating segment of the health, fitness and wellness sector, as well as fiction works like sci-fi, fantasy, middle-grade and YA novels, though I have experience with much more. I work closely and effectively with people of all levels and am able to gently assist authors in making any changes needed, while maintaining their voice. Maintain contact and positive relationships with a wide range of companies, contacts, business owners, law firms, editors, and authors who use my services. I work on assignments via staffing agencies and project managers as my schedule allows.
Recruited, screened, interviewed, hired, trained and supervised several law student and paralegal interns each semester. Recruited, screened and interviewed administrative staff. Coordinated workflow between attorneys and administrative staff as well as interns/paralegals. Managed all aspects of discovery for the firm’s litigation practice, including propounding discovery, responding to discovery, meet and confer meetings/letters and related motion work. Managed a team of independent contractors who assisted with discovery. Handled various court appearances as needed.
The River of Time Series--a Top Pick for over 20 YA book bloggers in 2011! If you like romance, adventure and a dose of medieval Italian culture, you'll love WATERFALL (book 1), CASCADE (book 2), TORRENT (book 3), as well as the follow-up novellas, BOURNE (book 3.1) and TRIBUTARY (book 3.2).TRIBUTARY, a novella (1/2 the length of a normal novel), picks up a year after BOURNE... Lia struggles t... read more
The River of Time Series--a Top Pick for over 20 YA book bloggers in 2011! If you like romance, adventure and a dose of medieval Italian culture, you'll love WATERFALL (book 1), CASCADE (book 2) and TORRENT (book 3).BOURNE, a novella (1/3 the length of a normal novel), picks up right where TORRENT left off...Find out what has happened to men returning from the battle, gravely wounded, to the B... read more
The Seryysans and the Vyysarri have been at war for centuries and there is no end to the war in sight. The Vyysarri, nomadic savage warriors, are relentless in their efforts to wipe out the Seryysans once for all, while the Seryysans, civilized denizens, scramble to defend themselves by whatever means necessary.Khai’Xander Khail, a retired war veteran and hero of the Seryysan People, discovers... read more
Thanks to the heroic efforts of Khai’Xander Khail and his comrades, a tentative peace now exists between the Seryysans and Vyysarri, with efforts to find the Vyysarri a new home underway. However a routine exploration mission ends in the destruction of a Seryysan ship boasting the first crew of both Vyysarri and Seryysans. Khai and company are forced to make a hasty escape and stumble upon a m... read more
The fragile peace between the Seryysans and the Vyysarri remains tenuous as Khai, Sibrex, Dah and Puar find themselves stranded within the remnants of the long-dead society of those known as the Founders. Meanwhile they are being hunted by an enemy that easily annihilates the Seryys Navy’s Sixth Fleet, vastly outgunning both the Seryysans and Vyysarri. These enemies, the F’Rosians will stop at... read more
The fire that burned when they were together was consuming.Her whole life Amelia was told what to do obediently following the rules her domineering aunt set forth. Right down to letting the woman choose the man she was to marry. However this was about to change because from the moment she laid eyes on Jordan Bradford the shy young maid was lost. But loving a man like him was beyond dangerous f... read more
“My time is near and I want you to have it before I go. There is something I need you to find, something I’ve lost... ” these were the phantom words twelve year old Molly heard shortly after being struck by lightning in the street of River's Bend. The words were spoken in the voice of Ambrosia Hawks, Molly’s great-great-grandmother. When she recovered, Molly discovered she and her grandfather ... read more
As Caleb and Duncan near the end of their summer holiday, their summer guardian and teacher Molly O’Toole is attacked by a deadly monster - a horrific mutated scorpion. At the Elemental Academy, Professor Slimmerik, Caleb, and the other young warriors discover that Molly’s attack is to be only the first of many. Students and instructors from other Army of the Light schools gather at Elemental ... read more
When Caleb Ferguson was about two years old, his father, hid him at Fair Meadow Orphanage to keep him safe from the evil Shadow Army. Renamed Colin Jones at the orphanage, Caleb spends ten years filled with ten to twelve hour days of hard work, with only meager amounts of disgusting food to sustain him. Only his dream-filled nights of fairies, leprechauns, and magical knights give his life any... read more
Black ops warrior Leonard Kilbane is seeking to disengage from the newly privatized military, in order to form a group of mercenaries with the objective of standing up to the ultra-suppressive, all powerful corporate state. Meanwhile, John Hughes, a member of the overly oppressive police forces, is at odds with fellow trooper, Erik Pike. Little does he know what Pike has in store for him.Arlin... read more
Kilbane and his team set forth on their first dangerous mission, but can he keep this rag-tag group aligned?Meanwhile, Arlington Grubb and his fellow elites are plotting and scheming on methods to further their already dominant positions over all facets of reality.Police trooper John Hughes and his best friend, fellow trooper Frank Coletti, are starting to uncover nefarious forces running unde... read more
Kilbane and his band of mercenaries are facing increasingly dangerous situations. Will they survive the latest one, buried in the desolate sands of the Outlands?A key member of Kilbane's team, tough yet sensitive Lita, is beginning to have reoccurring visions, making the rest of the team uneasy. Will they be able to deal with this unknown factor?Another important member of the team, Blood Wolf... read more
WARNING TO MY BELOVED RIVER TRIBE: HARD THINGS HAPPEN IN THIS BOOK. Get your Kleenex ready...If you're not ready for some special characters to perish from plague and in battle, you won't want to read it. Seriously. You can walk away now and you can make up your own ending in your mind. BUT, that said, there's also a ton of romance and suspense and fun too! To embrace life, and live it to the ... read more
The Powerful, Epic Romance ContinuesFor Cora Kensington, the journey of a lifetime takes unexpected twists. And her future—her very life—depends on the decisions she’ll make at each crossroad. As her European tour with her newfound family takes her through Austria, France, and Italy, an unseen enemy trails close behind. Meanwhile, a forbidden love continues to claim her heart, putting everyone... read more
What...or who...is killing our daughters?A mysterious illness strikes down teenage girls, while a wave of abortion clinic bombings terrorizes the nation. As the death toll mounts, accusations fly and battle lines are drawn: a global drug company, a presidential hopeful, and a beautiful and brilliant political operative stake out their positions. When the president forms a commission to uncover... read more
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Creative, collaborative editor, with more than 30 years of editing experience in publishing and journalism.
I have 25 years experience assisting bestsellers and award-winners, traditional and self-published. Focus: mysteries, thrillers and series.