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Linda G. Hatton

Linda G. Hatton - Editor

Los Angeles County, CA, United States

A dedicated editor experienced with a range of genres, and offering everything from developmental editing to proofreading.

Overview

Whether you want detailed editing assistance, help with a project overview such as story line inconsistencies, or proofreading, I can tailor my services to fit the needs of any client. My virtual office allows me to work with anyone worldwide and to offer affordable per page or per hour rates.

As an independent contractor, I have experience book editing for individual clients as well as for book publishers Fountain Blue Publishing and Archangel Ink. I also have experience editing app content for FlinkTO.

I have nearly four years of experience as managing editor of Mouse Tales Press and my education includes a copyediting certification from University of California, San Diego, as well as classes in developmental editing and book mapping, and poetry, short story, screenplay, and novel writing, including middle grade and young adult genres.

Both my theatrical background and my education in acting from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts have given me a good understanding of character development.

Additionally, as a founding member of the online writing community Wordsmith Studio, I assisted in the development of the site by serving on the steering committee during its inaugural year.

I enjoy working with writers at all craft levels. I look forward to speaking with you about your project.


Services
Fiction
Adventure Children's - Middle Grade Inspirational Literature Poetry Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Self-help & Self-improvement

Certifications

  • Copyediting Certification, UC San Diego

Work experience

Professional Copy Editor

Ink Tracks Editing
February, 2014 – Present (over 3 years)

Providing editing services for fiction and non-fiction authors as well as editing app and web content.

TESTIMONIALS
​I have been a published author since 1997 writing for large houses and small ones and have had several editors, all of whom made my books better, but I can honestly state that through all those years and all those books I have never had an editor more efficient, more insightful, and more precise than Linda G. Hatton. My relationship with Linda has been the most comfortable one I have yet had with an editor and I sincerely hope we work together on many more books down the road.
-Christopher Heard
Author of In Hemingway's Room

"Linda Hatton—if you are looking for an editor, run to this woman! While editing inside the box, she thinks outside the box. Linda does a terrific job: maintaining a writer's style, correcting grammar and punctuation, suggesting alternatives, meeting deadlines, and staying on budget!"
-C.A. Nichols
Author of EmbraceEmbarkEvolve; Inspirations, Guidance, and Humor to help you fight through your cancer journey!

"With a perfectly balanced palette of skills, both meticulously and creatively toned, Linda's editing brush found the mismatched shades of color my eyes had missed, and brightened the highlights on each and every page of my manuscript. I can't even begin to speak highly enough of her helpful nature and obvious passion for words. Her concern for keeping my story true to my vision, while helping me to see where my words had stumbled from the path, made for a perfect, painless, and wonderful collaboration."
-Greg Dubuque
Fine Artist ​

"Linda provides editing services for Fountain Blue Publishing. I find her work to be thorough and impeccable. She is detail oriented and knows her way around with a red pen. I would recommend Linda to any author who wants to take their draft manuscript and turn it into a polished piece of work."
-Melanie Fountain
Fountain Blue Publishing, Editor in Chief/Owner

"As a fairly new fiction writer, I find that submitting work for others to read is one of the hardest parts. It is hard to hand over your "baby" and have someone hand it back, holding their nose. So, it was with trepidation that I handed over one of my stories to Linda G. Hatton for editing. I am sorry that I wasted the time worrying about it. Linda was so incredibly good and positive. All of her suggested changes were not only helpful but done in a way that made me feel like we were a team. It was a great experience working with her."
-Carol Early Cooney
Professional Writer

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Murder by the Invisibles: A Duke Becker Mystery (Volume 4)

Gary Kassay

Inspector Duke Becker and the Special Investigations Unit, Homicide are down one man, Bobby Green is now on a medical retirement and working as a private investigator. He and Michelle Goldman can now have a real relationship and things are looking up, until a frightened conductor comes to see Green. Little does Green realize Becker and his squad will be investigating the same case and together... read more

Inspector Duke Becker and the Special Investigations Unit, Homicide are down one man, Bobby Green is now on a medical retirement and working as a private investigator. He and Michelle Goldman can now have a real relationship and things are looking up, until a frightened conductor comes to see Green. Little does Green realize Becker and his squad will be investigating the same case and together... read more

Best of Luck (The Lucky Series Book 3)

Jill Sanders

Amber has only ever wanted one thing in life. To be a star. When that dream has finally come true, an old friend ends up getting in the way and friendships may end up jeopardizing everything. Now in a time when privacy is a thing of her past, where paparazzi follow her every move, she’ll need to decide what’s more important to her, because it’s more than just her career on the line. Tom has st... read more

Amber has only ever wanted one thing in life. To be a star. When that dream has finally come true, an old friend ends up getting in the way and friendships may end up jeopardizing everything. Now in a time when privacy is a thing of her past, where paparazzi follow her every move, she’ll need to decide what’s more important to her, because it’s more than just her career on the line. Tom has st... read more

St. Helena Vineyard Series: Where I Belong (Kindle Worlds Novella)

Jill Sanders

Life it seems is hell-bent on crushing Eva Chapman. Starting with the tragic loss of her brother, for which she is solely to blame, to the unfortunate turn of events that have landed her where she is now; on her knees, hiding behind the counter at a hole-in-the-wall bookstore, in wine-country of all places, with local police in hot pursuit. This was not the life she'd imagined for herself. And... read more

Life it seems is hell-bent on crushing Eva Chapman. Starting with the tragic loss of her brother, for which she is solely to blame, to the unfortunate turn of events that have landed her where she is now; on her knees, hiding behind the counter at a hole-in-the-wall bookstore, in wine-country of all places, with local police in hot pursuit. This was not the life she'd imagined for herself. And... read more

The Wizard's Key

Harriett Darling

Petulya, a fairy on the world Fyelda, wishes to become a wizard. She steals a magical item from her local wizard and flies through a portal to another world, where she is chased around by dragons.

Petulya, a fairy on the world Fyelda, wishes to become a wizard. She steals a magical item from her local wizard and flies through a portal to another world, where she is chased around by dragons.

In Hemingway's Room

Christopher Heard

"There is no one thing that is true. It's all true." ~Ernest HemingwayThat Ernest Hemingway was a giant of American Literature is without question, but he was also a grand adventurer who believed he must go out and live life to the fullest before he could write about it. And where he liked to base his adventures in and from was his favorite hotels around the world. Hemingway picked his favorit... read more

"There is no one thing that is true. It's all true." ~Ernest HemingwayThat Ernest Hemingway was a giant of American Literature is without question, but he was also a grand adventurer who believed he must go out and live life to the fullest before he could write about it. And where he liked to base his adventures in and from was his favorite hotels around the world. Hemingway picked his favorit... read more

A Love Beyond Time (Power of Love Quartet Book 1)

Dante Craddock

True Love Makes Anything Possible.It is the most powerful of all emotions, through its power even time can be transcended.Ashley Brannock has always thought she was just an ordinary woman, like so many others. She has a loving boyfriend. A great job. She has everything she could have ever wanted. But she has always felt that something was missing. She’s never quite been able to pin down what i... read more

True Love Makes Anything Possible.It is the most powerful of all emotions, through its power even time can be transcended.Ashley Brannock has always thought she was just an ordinary woman, like so many others. She has a loving boyfriend. A great job. She has everything she could have ever wanted. But she has always felt that something was missing. She’s never quite been able to pin down what i... read more

Tales From Eternity: Armageddon, Orgasms, Kittens and Gravity...Fun and Entertaining Pointers to Truth

Cheryl Abram

There’s one word to describe these turbulent times in our culture: confusion. It makes sense really – with so much information, no one knows the difference between what’s true and what’s false. Some are even doing the unthinkable and questioning the veracity of authority figures they’ve never questioned before. Th is massive wave of confusion affects everyone, and it’s easy to see how so many ... read more

There’s one word to describe these turbulent times in our culture: confusion. It makes sense really – with so much information, no one knows the difference between what’s true and what’s false. Some are even doing the unthinkable and questioning the veracity of authority figures they’ve never questioned before. Th is massive wave of confusion affects everyone, and it’s easy to see how so many ... read more

The Garage Gym Athlete: The Practical Guide to Training like a Pro, Unleashing Fitness Freedom, and Living the Simple Life.

Jerred Moon

Ripped From The Wild Blue Yonder: Ex-Air Force Guy Reveals The REAL Fitness Revolution Hiding Right Under Your Nose...If you're not getting the best workout you can get...You're running the risk of being as far away from your ideal body as the Marianas Trench is from the surface of the Pacific Ocean.That's deep, buddy. Real deep.But here's something else to dive into, all puns aside: how many ... read more

Ripped From The Wild Blue Yonder: Ex-Air Force Guy Reveals The REAL Fitness Revolution Hiding Right Under Your Nose...If you're not getting the best workout you can get...You're running the risk of being as far away from your ideal body as the Marianas Trench is from the surface of the Pacific Ocean.That's deep, buddy. Real deep.But here's something else to dive into, all puns aside: how many ... read more

6200 Carbon Canyon Road

Terri Lenee Peake

Terri was engaged to a notorious strip club owner known as 'Big Mac' McKenna for seven years. He was gunned down in his limousine in his driveway at 6200 Carbon Canyon Road. He took twenty- one bullets in the chest. By sheer luck Terri had escaped being in the limousine with him by leaving Mac three months earlier. She was rocked by the murder and frightened by the prospect of who could have d... read more

Terri was engaged to a notorious strip club owner known as 'Big Mac' McKenna for seven years. He was gunned down in his limousine in his driveway at 6200 Carbon Canyon Road. He took twenty- one bullets in the chest. By sheer luck Terri had escaped being in the limousine with him by leaving Mac three months earlier. She was rocked by the murder and frightened by the prospect of who could have d... read more

Referral Rainmaking: How to Build Your Business through Client and Professional Referrals

Marc Stein

Finally, a Practical Guide to Profitable RainmakingNo direct selling. No advertising. No cold calling ever again.This program is ideal for attorneys, bankers, CPAs, consultants, and other professionals. The strategies are universally applicable to all types and sizes of professional service businesses and will provide you with a simple yet extremely effective way to originate new and repeat bu... read more

Finally, a Practical Guide to Profitable RainmakingNo direct selling. No advertising. No cold calling ever again.This program is ideal for attorneys, bankers, CPAs, consultants, and other professionals. The strategies are universally applicable to all types and sizes of professional service businesses and will provide you with a simple yet extremely effective way to originate new and repeat bu... read more

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