I am a graduate of the University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop, and I have worked professionally as a writer and editor for over a decade. I am an experienced writer/editor, and I have worked on projects in a wide variety of industries. Fiction is my passion though, and I am skilled at developmental and line editing of both short and long book projects. In long projects, I am attentive to large issues such as plot development, character development, voice, and pacing as well as smaller issues such as tone, dialogue, and diction. In short projects I am also attentive to elements such as imagery, diction and economy of language. In any project, I try to help an author reach the desired audience in the most effective way possible. I am skilled at communicating with authors in a positive, honest manner, and I am always willing to communicate with an author as much as is necessary. Finally, I am able to produce content under tight deadlines.
• Providing in-depth feedback for fiction authors.
• Providing developmental editing services for entire novels or novel sections in service to authors or publishers.
• Providing line editing services for entire novels or novel sections in service to authors or publishers.
• Providing line editing services for translations in service to publishers.
• Generating digestible text based on complex research findings and industry-specific techniques.
• Generating supplementary, audience-specific text such as prefaces, summaries, comprehension exercises, and appendices.
• Finding and summarizing extensive research on relevant topics.
• Communicating with authors and implementing unique content into a cohesive project.
• Developmental editing, line editing, and formatting for small and large writing projects.
• Working with publishers to ensure correct citations, references, and obtaining permissions.
""Engaging, heartbreaking, and thrilling, with an expert pace that never touches the brakes." ― Publishers Weekly (starred review)In a thrilling debut from Nerdist, a ragtag group of survivors struggles to hold onto hope.A widespread disease has ravaged humanity―symptoms include: animalistic rage, violent outbursts, and a ravenous hunger for human flesh. The few people left are thrust together... read more
“A darned good read...finished it in one sitting. Charming characters I’d love to visit again.” — Lynsay Sands, New York Times best-selling author of The Argeneau series"Thought vampires were dead? Well of course they are, but Jim McDoniel proves that don't have to be boring. Or sparkly."— Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt, Sword & LaserJim McDoniel’s debut novel, An Unattractive Vampire, is a ... read more
Official Sword & Laser Selection!When a lone goblin researcher stumbles across an artifact containing a terrifying message--that the world is in grave and immediate peril--she scrambles to find help. A very unusual asteroid (one constructed as a cage for dragons) is headed straight for the planet, and Xenon is the only person in the world who knows. As she clambers across hill and dale with he... read more
"Ageless is a debut for the ages and Inman is a talented new writer for readers to watch out for." ― Examiner.comImagine that you never aged ― that you would forever remain young and vital, impervious to the ravages of time. For Alessandra, a woman whose genetic code keeps her eternally young―perhaps even making her immortal―this fantasy is a reality. But it's not as idyllic as it seems.Her ra... read more
The Night Guard walk the streets of the old kingdom of Bialta seeking out threats that are beyond the abilities of the common soldier. Nial is one such threat―a girl changed into something “other” and on the hunt for human souls. Salt, a sailor recently rescued by the Night Guard, has been inducted into their ranks. He’s a quick study, but as new threats multiply all around them, will he have ... read more
Design and teach effective learning goals and objectives by following strategies based on the strongest research and theories available. This first book in the Classroom Strategies That Work library includes a summary of key research behind these classroom practices and shows how to implement them using step-by-step hands-on strategies. Dr. Robert J. Marzano translates theory into action, deta... read more
Learn everything you need to know to implement an integrated system of assessment and grading that will enhance both your own teaching and your students' learning. This book details the specific benefits of formative assessment. The author explains how to design and interpret three different types of formative assessments, how to track student progress, and how to assign meaningful grades, eve... read more
If students are not engaged, there is little, if any, chance that they will learn what is being addressed in class. A basic premise of The Highly Engaged Classroom is that student engagement happens as a result of a teacher s careful planning and execution of specific strategies. In other words, student engagement is not serendipitous. This book was designed as a self-study text that provides ... read more
Strong vocabulary is a vital foundation needed all academic subject areas. Unfortunately, learning vocabulary is not always enjoyable or easy for students. With Vocabulary Games for the Classroom, however, Lindsay Carleton and Robert J. Marzano have devised a way to make this important instruction something both students and teachers look forward to. Vocabulary Games for the Classroom provides... read more
As the 21st century unfolds, the pace of change in the world is accelerating while education in the United States remains stagnant or, at best, progresses in isolated pockets. Concern over the effects of an inadequate education system on the nation s economy and innovative potential is growing, and it seems a crisis point is near when the negative aspects of the education system will outweigh ... read more
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I specialize in line editing, copyediting and proofreading crime fiction, thrillers, mysteries, and suspense for indie authors.
Friendly and precise editor/writing coach. Lots of experience with various genres. I'm an author, too. So I know what it's like.