Laura LaTulipe

Laura LaTulipe - Editor Tick

Ocala, FL, USA

Experienced fiction editor and proofreader. I specialize in YA, romance, and fantasy.

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Perfecting your manuscript is my passion. With my expert attention to detail, I will make sure your writing is accurate, clear, concise, and free of inconsistencies and repetition.

I'm a freelance copyeditor and proofreader with over fifteen years of publishing experience. I have copyedited and proofread hundreds of manuscripts for different publishing houses, including Entangled Publishing, Lucid Books, and Spencer Hill Press, as well as independent authors. While at Spencer Hill Press, I also supervised the copyediting/proofreading intern program.
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Fantasy
Romance
Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • Certificate in Effective Editing
  • Diploma in Social Media Marketing
  • Diploma in Advanced Digital Marketing
  • Diploma in Digital Marketing

Work experience

Editor/Proofreader

Self-employed
January, 2003 – Present (about 16 years)

Performs all aspects of substantive copyediting, developmental editing, content editing, critiquing, and proofreading for self-published authors and publishers. I use Microsoft Office, Webster 11th Edition, and Chicago Manual of Style.

Freelance Copyeditor/Proofreader

Lucid Books
April, 2018 – Present (12 months)

Performs all aspects of substantive copyediting and proofreading. Assists with the development of their brand and authors via social media marketing.

Freelance Copyeditor/Proofreader

Entangled Publishing
January, 2017 – Present (about 2 years)

Performs all aspects of substantive copyediting, galley proofs, and proofreading. Assists with the development of their brand and writers via social media marketing.

Copyeditor/Proofreader Intern Supervisor

Spencer Hill Press
January, 2012 – January, 2015 (about 3 years)

Trained and supervised my publishing house intern program in all aspects of copyediting and proofreading. I also copyedited and proofed manuscripts.

Portfolio (17 selected works)

Seeking Fate (Fated Book 3)

Brenda Drake

Fate changer Daisy Layne is nervous about searching Europe for a firstborn son doomed to die on his eighteenth birthday. But she’s the only one who can save him. No pressure or anything. She needs the help of guide Andrei Vasile, who she’s been talking to online for two years. Still, meeting him in person…that’s a whole different story. Andrei is determined to keep Daisy safe, even if touching... read more

Fate changer Daisy Layne is nervous about searching Europe for a firstborn son doomed to die on his eighteenth birthday. But she’s the only one who can save him. No pressure or anything. She needs the help of guide Andrei Vasile, who she’s been talking to online for two years. Still, meeting him in person…that’s a whole different story. Andrei is determined to keep Daisy safe, even if touching... read more

Rise of the Fallen: A Dark Paranormal Romance (All the King's Men Book 1)

Donya Lynne

He's an ancient vampire who's ready to die . . . until a spunky exotic dancer risks her life to save him and becomes his reason to live.As an ancient vampire, Micah has seen more tragedy than he can stomach. Restless and on a path to self-destruction, he's ready for his suffering to end, so he seeks out a ruthless enemy who's only too happy to kill him.Samantha is on the run from her abusive e... read more

He's an ancient vampire who's ready to die . . . until a spunky exotic dancer risks her life to save him and becomes his reason to live.As an ancient vampire, Micah has seen more tragedy than he can stomach. Restless and on a path to self-destruction, he's ready for his suffering to end, so he seeks out a ruthless enemy who's only too happy to kill him.Samantha is on the run from her abusive e... read more

The Wishing Heart

J.C. Welker

Winner of the 2016 YARWA Rosemary Awards for paranormal fiction.Finalist 2018 Athena Awards in Best First Book & YA Speculative.With a book in her bag and a switchblade in her pocket, Rebel's been thieving her way through life while hoping for a cure to fix her ailing heart.But when the bejeweled vase she just tried to hawk turns out to be a jinni's vessel, Rebel gets lost to her world and dra... read more

Winner of the 2016 YARWA Rosemary Awards for paranormal fiction.Finalist 2018 Athena Awards in Best First Book & YA Speculative.With a book in her bag and a switchblade in her pocket, Rebel's been thieving her way through life while hoping for a cure to fix her ailing heart.But when the bejeweled vase she just tried to hawk turns out to be a jinni's vessel, Rebel gets lost to her world and dra... read more

Saberthorn (Paranormal/Fantasy Dragon Shifter Romance): Dragonkind ~ 52 Realms

Sheri-Lynn Marean

"Download and discover why fans call this a powerful tale of action, suspense, sorrow and romance that'll keep you turning pages like crazy."Enemy, or Salvation? Dragon shifter Saberthorn’s vowed to destroy the witch, yet as he battles his own demons, her amber-eyed gaze haunts him—makes his dragon soul sing. When his niece is murdered and brother sent to a hell realm, Saber’s promise of venge... read more

"Download and discover why fans call this a powerful tale of action, suspense, sorrow and romance that'll keep you turning pages like crazy."Enemy, or Salvation? Dragon shifter Saberthorn’s vowed to destroy the witch, yet as he battles his own demons, her amber-eyed gaze haunts him—makes his dragon soul sing. When his niece is murdered and brother sent to a hell realm, Saber’s promise of venge... read more

Cursed

Jennifer L. Armentrout

Originally published March 2013Dying sucks--and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand. After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows. Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things--including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming her curse is a gift, ... read more

Originally published March 2013Dying sucks--and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand. After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows. Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things--including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming her curse is a gift, ... read more

In Walked Trouble (Under Covers Book 2)

Christina Elle

With a deadly target on his back, DEA agent Luke Calder's plan is to drink away his impending demise. Except instead of getting blessedly drunk, in walks a woman with a much deeper story than she's leading on. And he definitely wants to know more. Especially when he learns she might have intel he needs. He's not cool with lying to her, but desperate times call for desperate measures. And what ... read more

With a deadly target on his back, DEA agent Luke Calder's plan is to drink away his impending demise. Except instead of getting blessedly drunk, in walks a woman with a much deeper story than she's leading on. And he definitely wants to know more. Especially when he learns she might have intel he needs. He's not cool with lying to her, but desperate times call for desperate measures. And what ... read more

Eloping With The Princess (Brotherhood of the Sword Book 3)

Robyn DeHart

Dukes, Earls, a lost princess and a plot to assassinate the queen. The Brotherhood of the Sword series is adventurous historical romance at its best!A secret princess. A confirmed bachelor. The perfect marriage of convenience. When a fellow member of the Brotherhood of the Sword drops off a mysterious lady in need of protection at the house of Viscount Jason Ellis, he agrees to keep her safe n... read more

Dukes, Earls, a lost princess and a plot to assassinate the queen. The Brotherhood of the Sword series is adventurous historical romance at its best!A secret princess. A confirmed bachelor. The perfect marriage of convenience. When a fellow member of the Brotherhood of the Sword drops off a mysterious lady in need of protection at the house of Viscount Jason Ellis, he agrees to keep her safe n... read more

Bound Guardian Angel (All the King's Men Book 7)

Donya Lynne

He's spent a lifetime looking for his mate. He just never thought it would be her.Silver Medal eLit Award - Best Romance"If you've been waiting for the next Black Dagger Brotherhood, this is it..." -GraveTellsFor almost two hundred years, Trace has searched for his mate. Now he's met Cordray. Brash, sassy, and covered in tattoos, Cordray isn't at all the type of female he thought his mate woul... read more

He's spent a lifetime looking for his mate. He just never thought it would be her.Silver Medal eLit Award - Best Romance"If you've been waiting for the next Black Dagger Brotherhood, this is it..." -GraveTellsFor almost two hundred years, Trace has searched for his mate. Now he's met Cordray. Brash, sassy, and covered in tattoos, Cordray isn't at all the type of female he thought his mate woul... read more

Thunderstruck

Brenda Drake

Stevie Moon is famous...at least to the subscribers on her comic review vlog. At school, she’s as plain as the gray painted walls in the cafeteria. So when Blake, the hot new guy at school, shows an interest in her, she knows trouble when she sees it. Been there. And never doing it again. As the son of the god Thor, Blake Foster's been given an important mission—to recover the Norse god Heimda... read more

Stevie Moon is famous...at least to the subscribers on her comic review vlog. At school, she’s as plain as the gray painted walls in the cafeteria. So when Blake, the hot new guy at school, shows an interest in her, she knows trouble when she sees it. Been there. And never doing it again. As the son of the god Thor, Blake Foster's been given an important mission—to recover the Norse god Heimda... read more

True Storm (True Born Book 3)

L.E. Sterling

Lucy’s twin sister, Margot, may be safely back with her—but all is not well in Plague-ravaged Dominion City. The Watchers have come out of hiding, spreading chaos and death throughout the city, and suddenly Lucy finds herself torn between three men with secrets of their own.Betrayal is a cruel lesson, and the Fox sisters can hardly believe who is behind the plot against them. To survive this d... read more

Lucy’s twin sister, Margot, may be safely back with her—but all is not well in Plague-ravaged Dominion City. The Watchers have come out of hiding, spreading chaos and death throughout the city, and suddenly Lucy finds herself torn between three men with secrets of their own.Betrayal is a cruel lesson, and the Fox sisters can hardly believe who is behind the plot against them. To survive this d... read more

Catch Him If You Can (Accidentally Yours Book 2)

Jennifer Shirk

Veterinarian Wade Roberts is done with love. But try convincing the elderly folk of Cape Harmony who are determined to play matchmaker. Now the young single women in town are bombarding him with baked goods and love notes, and being “taken” is the only way to stop the meddling grannies—which is why he needs a fake fiancée. Fast.Arden Pearson loves planning weddings. Other people's weddings, th... read more

Veterinarian Wade Roberts is done with love. But try convincing the elderly folk of Cape Harmony who are determined to play matchmaker. Now the young single women in town are bombarding him with baked goods and love notes, and being “taken” is the only way to stop the meddling grannies—which is why he needs a fake fiancée. Fast.Arden Pearson loves planning weddings. Other people's weddings, th... read more

Deity: The Third Covenant Novel (Covenant Series Book 3)

Jennifer L. Armentrout

Originally published November 2012Now includes bonus novella ELIXIRHistory is on repeat, and things didn't go so well the last time.Alexandria isn’t sure she’s going to make it to her eighteenth birthday—to her Awakening. A long-forgotten, fanatical order is out to kill her, and if the Council ever discovers what she did in the Catskills, she’s a goner... and so is Aiden.If that’s not freaky e... read more

Originally published November 2012Now includes bonus novella ELIXIRHistory is on repeat, and things didn't go so well the last time.Alexandria isn’t sure she’s going to make it to her eighteenth birthday—to her Awakening. A long-forgotten, fanatical order is out to kill her, and if the Council ever discovers what she did in the Catskills, she’s a goner... and so is Aiden.If that’s not freaky e... read more

Heart of the Warrior (All the King's Men Book 2)

Donya Lynne

An assassin out for revenge could take away Ari’s last chance to face the truth about his feelings for Severin . . . forever.eLit Awards Silver MedalistThe All the King's Men Series was GraveTells' Reviewers' Choice for Series of the Year"If you've been waiting for the next Black Dagger Brotherhood, this is it…" -GraveTellsConceived from a vampire father and a dreck mother, Severin keeps his l... read more

An assassin out for revenge could take away Ari’s last chance to face the truth about his feelings for Severin . . . forever.eLit Awards Silver MedalistThe All the King's Men Series was GraveTells' Reviewers' Choice for Series of the Year"If you've been waiting for the next Black Dagger Brotherhood, this is it…" -GraveTellsConceived from a vampire father and a dreck mother, Severin keeps his l... read more

Denying the Duke (Lords & Ladies in Love Book 3)

Callie Hutton

Four years ago, Alex, a second son, had planned a life together with Lady Patience. However, when Patience was betrothed to his brother, the heir, Alex left his family's estate and joined the military.Alex returns to assume the title Duke of Bedford when his brother unexpectedly dies. He is unprepared for both his new responsibilities and the reunion with Patience. The horrors of war are a hea... read more

Four years ago, Alex, a second son, had planned a life together with Lady Patience. However, when Patience was betrothed to his brother, the heir, Alex left his family's estate and joined the military.Alex returns to assume the title Duke of Bedford when his brother unexpectedly dies. He is unprepared for both his new responsibilities and the reunion with Patience. The horrors of war are a hea... read more

PODs

Michelle K. Pickett

Seventeen-year-old Eva is a chosen one. Chosen to live, while others meet a swift and painful death from an incurable virus so lethal, a person is dead within days of symptoms emerging. In the POD system, a series of underground habitats built by the government, she waits with the other chosen for the deadly virus to claim those above. Separated from family and friends, its in the PODs she mee... read more

Seventeen-year-old Eva is a chosen one. Chosen to live, while others meet a swift and painful death from an incurable virus so lethal, a person is dead within days of symptoms emerging. In the POD system, a series of underground habitats built by the government, she waits with the other chosen for the deadly virus to claim those above. Separated from family and friends, its in the PODs she mee... read more

Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny (Taking Shots Book 4)

Cindi Madsen

Confession #1: I used to be a puck bunny, but after a hockey player broke my heart, I gave up all things hockey. Now I'm just focused on finding a way to pass my math class so I can graduate college.Confession #2: Ryder "Ox" Maddox's deep, sexy voice sends fuzzy tingles through my entire body, and I'm powerless to stop it. Which is a big problem since the hot, surprisingly funny hockey player ... read more

Confession #1: I used to be a puck bunny, but after a hockey player broke my heart, I gave up all things hockey. Now I'm just focused on finding a way to pass my math class so I can graduate college.Confession #2: Ryder "Ox" Maddox's deep, sexy voice sends fuzzy tingles through my entire body, and I'm powerless to stop it. Which is a big problem since the hot, surprisingly funny hockey player ... read more

Good Karma (Strong Karma Book 1)

Donya Lynne

Has this Cinderella found her Prince Charming, or is he too broken to be a prince? "WOW is such an understatement for this book!" -Reader Review Karma has been too focused on her career to pay attention to men, but when her best friend convinces her to attend a charity ball wearing a stunning red dress that catches the eye of every man in the room, she discovers a surprising side to her person... read more

Has this Cinderella found her Prince Charming, or is he too broken to be a prince? "WOW is such an understatement for this book!" -Reader Review Karma has been too focused on her career to pay attention to men, but when her best friend convinces her to attend a charity ball wearing a stunning red dress that catches the eye of every man in the room, she discovers a surprising side to her person... read more

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Kim Sakwa

Working with Laura has been nothing short of amazing. She’s been timely, professional, and courteous. And she’s gone above and beyond in proofreading/editing my manuscript. I would consider myself lucky to work with her again.

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Kim Sakwa, February 2019

Laura LaTulipe

Thank you, Kim! You've been an absolute pleasure to work, and I'd be thrilled to work with you again.

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