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Lindsay Graham

Lindsay Graham - Editor

Seattle, WA, United States

I am a freelance editor with a passion for fiction. I love working closely with authors and publishers to bring great stories to life.

Overview

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.

Services
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Horror Literature Romance Science Fiction Short Story Thriller Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • MFA University of Iowa Writers' Workshop

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
April, 2015 – Present (over 2 years)

• 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.

Staff Writer/Editor

Marzano Research Laboratory
January, 2006 – October, 2012 (over 6 years)

• 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.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Welcome to Deadland

Zachary Tyler Linville

""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

""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

An Unattractive Vampire

Jim McDoniel

“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

“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

Asteroid Made of Dragons

G. Derek Adams

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

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

Paul Inman

"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

"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 Bones of the Past (Books of Dust and Bone)

Craig A. Munro

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

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

Designing and Teaching Learning Goals and Objectives: Classroom Strategies That Work

Robert J. Marzano

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

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

Formative Assessment and Standards-Based Grading: The Classroom Strategies Series (Designing an Effective System of Assessment and Grading to Enhance ... Learning) (Classroom Strategies That Work)

Robert J. Marzano

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

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

The Highly Engaged Classroom: The Classroom Strategies Series (Generating High Levels of Student Attention and Engagement)

Robert J. Marzano, Debra J. Pickering, with Tammy Heflebower

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

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

Vocabulary Games for the Classroom

Robert J. Marzano, Lindsay Carleton

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

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

Teaching and Assessing 21st Century Skills: The Classroom Strategies Series

Robert J. Marzano, Tammy Heflebower

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

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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