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Lindsey Schauer

Lindsey Schauer - Editor

Chicago

I’m a creative, details-obsessed freelance editor, with experience editing and proofreading fiction, scholarly, and memoir book manuscripts.

Overview

Full-time freelance editor, with experience editing and proofreading scholarly, fiction, and memoir manuscripts, both traditional and self-published.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Children's Picture Books Classics Crime & Mystery Horror Humor & Comedy Literature Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Arts & Architecture & Photography Biographies & Memoirs Education & Reference Entertainment History Music Politics & Current Affairs Psychology Publishing Self-help & Self-improvement Sex & Relationships Social & Behavioral Sciences Travel

Certifications

  • Master's in publishing
  • Bachelor's in English
  • Certificate in Graphic Design
  • TEFL Certificate

Work experience

Associate Production Editor

Rowman & Littlefield

December, 2010 – December, 2012 (about 2 years)

Managed the production process (editing, proofreading, typesetting, indexing, and cover design) of multiple scholarly books.

Portfolio (17 selected works)

Dog Training the American Male: A Novel

L.A. Knight

Meet Dr. Nancy Beach, a relationship counselor who hosts a local radio show called “Love’s a Beach.” One problem: The relationship guru can’t seem to make her own relationships work, sending her credibility and ratings into the toilet. Meet Jacob Cope—a walking thesaurus of phobias—a Lehman Brothers casualty who’s lost his job and swagger and now yearns to be a ventriloquist. When Nancy and Ja... read more

Meet Dr. Nancy Beach, a relationship counselor who hosts a local radio show called “Love’s a Beach.” One problem: The relationship guru can’t seem to make her own relationships work, sending her credibility and ratings into the toilet. Meet Jacob Cope—a walking thesaurus of phobias—a Lehman Brothers casualty who’s lost his job and swagger and now yearns to be a ventriloquist. When Nancy and Ja... read more

The Freach and Keen Murders: The True Story of the Crime That Shocked and Changed a Community Forever

Kathleen P. Munley, Paul R., Mazzoni

In November 1973, William J. Wright, a former patient and trustee of the Farview State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, brutally murdered two teenage boys, Edmund Keen and Paul Freach, in Lackawanna County, a region that took great pride in not only its history, but its reputation as a friendly, family-oriented, safe place to live. It was a place where families could leave their doors unloc... read more

In November 1973, William J. Wright, a former patient and trustee of the Farview State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, brutally murdered two teenage boys, Edmund Keen and Paul Freach, in Lackawanna County, a region that took great pride in not only its history, but its reputation as a friendly, family-oriented, safe place to live. It was a place where families could leave their doors unloc... read more

The Girl in the Bath

Robyn Bishop

Eighteen-year-old Lila is at a crisis point in her life. Alone and in the bath, she has just given birth to a premature baby she did not even know she was carrying. The baby is born dead. Numb with shock, denial, and disbelief, the young girl fears that her past will suffocate her. Now she must hide the truth from her family and friends, and she can't even begin to think what will happen if wh... read more

Eighteen-year-old Lila is at a crisis point in her life. Alone and in the bath, she has just given birth to a premature baby she did not even know she was carrying. The baby is born dead. Numb with shock, denial, and disbelief, the young girl fears that her past will suffocate her. Now she must hide the truth from her family and friends, and she can't even begin to think what will happen if wh... read more

The Darkness Behind Me

T. J. Shannon

The Darkness behind Me pursues Jack Bishop, a young professional consumed with the notion that his life could be better. From a broken home, he’s been a scholarship athlete with high marks thrust into a high-profile job. His marriage isn’t enough for him, and his involvement with a beautiful assistant finds him caught up in corporate espionage and murder. Unaware of his mistress’s secret life,... read more

The Darkness behind Me pursues Jack Bishop, a young professional consumed with the notion that his life could be better. From a broken home, he’s been a scholarship athlete with high marks thrust into a high-profile job. His marriage isn’t enough for him, and his involvement with a beautiful assistant finds him caught up in corporate espionage and murder. Unaware of his mistress’s secret life,... read more

The Twins of Fairland

S.B. White

Twins separated at birth are reunited. As they get to know each other, they discover an ancient magic hidden for years. They team up to protect the hidden kingdom of Fairland alongside their unique animal guardians. When they are challenged by a forgotten enemy with dark powers, they must trust and depend on each other. Tre and Skylin are guided on their journey into unknown territory by Mallr... read more

Twins separated at birth are reunited. As they get to know each other, they discover an ancient magic hidden for years. They team up to protect the hidden kingdom of Fairland alongside their unique animal guardians. When they are challenged by a forgotten enemy with dark powers, they must trust and depend on each other. Tre and Skylin are guided on their journey into unknown territory by Mallr... read more

Inheritance: Gift or Burden

H.A. McHugh

The underlying theme of the book is how our genetic inheritance can influence our lives. It begins with the death of Shay Corley and the leaving of his legacy to his niece, Ella. These two characters are the keepers of the family lore, and the stories of three generations of Corleys are told through the lens of their interpretation.

The underlying theme of the book is how our genetic inheritance can influence our lives. It begins with the death of Shay Corley and the leaving of his legacy to his niece, Ella. These two characters are the keepers of the family lore, and the stories of three generations of Corleys are told through the lens of their interpretation.

Geek Rock: An Exploration of Music and Subculture

Geek Rock: An Exploration of Music and Subculture examines the relationship between geek culture and popular music, tracing a history from the late 1960s to the present day. The term “geek rock” refers to forms of popular music that celebrate all things campy, kitschy, and quirky. In this collection of essays, contributors explore the evolution of this music genre, from writing songs about poo... read more

Geek Rock: An Exploration of Music and Subculture examines the relationship between geek culture and popular music, tracing a history from the late 1960s to the present day. The term “geek rock” refers to forms of popular music that celebrate all things campy, kitschy, and quirky. In this collection of essays, contributors explore the evolution of this music genre, from writing songs about poo... read more

Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart: Rewriting the Ten Commandments for the Twenty-first Century

Lex Bayer, John Figdor

Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart asks an essential question for the 45 million Americans who self-identify as nonreligious: “So, you don’t believe in God; now what?” This question is increasingly important, as one-third of young adults under the age of thirty consider themselves nonreligious. With a scientific eye and an empathetic heart, the authors turn conventional perceptions about atheism on ... read more

Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart asks an essential question for the 45 million Americans who self-identify as nonreligious: “So, you don’t believe in God; now what?” This question is increasingly important, as one-third of young adults under the age of thirty consider themselves nonreligious. With a scientific eye and an empathetic heart, the authors turn conventional perceptions about atheism on ... read more

Is My Husband Gay, Straight, or Bi?: A Guide for Women Concerned about Their Men

Joe Kort

Jennifer can’t believe it. Just married and pregnant, she discovers that her husband has been meeting Brad for sex. When confronted, Tom doesn’t deny it, but he insists it’s just “a thing” and he isn’t gay. Elsewhere, John’s wife, Karen, discovers that her husband likes to watch gay porn. John doesn’t understand his wife’s reaction. Why does she care what he watches if he’s not unfaithful? In ... read more

Jennifer can’t believe it. Just married and pregnant, she discovers that her husband has been meeting Brad for sex. When confronted, Tom doesn’t deny it, but he insists it’s just “a thing” and he isn’t gay. Elsewhere, John’s wife, Karen, discovers that her husband likes to watch gay porn. John doesn’t understand his wife’s reaction. Why does she care what he watches if he’s not unfaithful? In ... read more

The Settle Inn

Richard Goodis

Five people will soon have their lives dramatically changed in ways none of them could have ever expected only days before. An inside racetrack tip, a stolen F-150, a visit to an old friend, and a mother-daughter road trip lead five people on intertwining journeys that begin deep in the heart of Texas and culminate in the once-glamorous resort town of Hot Springs, Arkansas. At the Settle Inn, ... read more

Five people will soon have their lives dramatically changed in ways none of them could have ever expected only days before. An inside racetrack tip, a stolen F-150, a visit to an old friend, and a mother-daughter road trip lead five people on intertwining journeys that begin deep in the heart of Texas and culminate in the once-glamorous resort town of Hot Springs, Arkansas. At the Settle Inn, ... read more

God Is the Goal

Taft Quincey Heatley

Taft Quincey Heatley began chasing money at a young age, but he really should have been chasing the Lord. Instead of fully accepting the purpose God had for his life, he concentrated on rising up the ranks of Wall Street as an investment banker. While he earned lots of money, he found that it only brought him unrest. In God is the Goal, he shares how he moved from a life with no meaning to one... read more

Taft Quincey Heatley began chasing money at a young age, but he really should have been chasing the Lord. Instead of fully accepting the purpose God had for his life, he concentrated on rising up the ranks of Wall Street as an investment banker. While he earned lots of money, he found that it only brought him unrest. In God is the Goal, he shares how he moved from a life with no meaning to one... read more

Herba Hoota Hound Dog Bird

Mike and Jacquie Tate

Herba, the hound dog and Hoota, the eagle, lived along the Pamlico River in Bath, North Carolina. While playing one day, they became an unusual character named Herba Hoota Hound Dog Bird. Herba and Hoota travel throughout the book adjusting to their new body and learning how to use their "super powers" for good.

Herba, the hound dog and Hoota, the eagle, lived along the Pamlico River in Bath, North Carolina. While playing one day, they became an unusual character named Herba Hoota Hound Dog Bird. Herba and Hoota travel throughout the book adjusting to their new body and learning how to use their "super powers" for good.

Mobilizing Congregations: How Teams Can Motivate Members and Get Things Done

John W. Wimberly Jr.

This is an in-depth look at the power teams bring to congregational work. Wimberly demonstrates that younger generations in particular are much happier working in a team, rather than a committee environment. Congregations using teams are able to mobilize members across generations for both short and long term tasks. After clarifying the differences between teams and committees, readers learn t... read more

This is an in-depth look at the power teams bring to congregational work. Wimberly demonstrates that younger generations in particular are much happier working in a team, rather than a committee environment. Congregations using teams are able to mobilize members across generations for both short and long term tasks. After clarifying the differences between teams and committees, readers learn t... read more

Angel of Bataan: The Life of a World War II Army Nurse in the War Zone and at Home

Walter Macdougall

Alice Zwicker was the only service woman from Maine to be a prisoner of the enemy in either of the two World Wars. But there is more to the story than that. Across the nation, wherever one of the seventy-seven Angels of Bataan returned home, there was a hero’s welcome. Those Army and Navy nurses had shown what American women could do and be, even in times of defeat. This is Alice’s story: her ... read more

Alice Zwicker was the only service woman from Maine to be a prisoner of the enemy in either of the two World Wars. But there is more to the story than that. Across the nation, wherever one of the seventy-seven Angels of Bataan returned home, there was a hero’s welcome. Those Army and Navy nurses had shown what American women could do and be, even in times of defeat. This is Alice’s story: her ... read more

Vampire Dawn (Vampire for Hire Book 5)

J.R. Rain

Mother, wife, private investigator...vampire. Seven years ago, federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire. Now in VAMPIRE DAWN, Samantha Moon tackles her most frightening case yet. Someone is leaving v... read more

Mother, wife, private investigator...vampire. Seven years ago, federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire. Now in VAMPIRE DAWN, Samantha Moon tackles her most frightening case yet. Someone is leaving v... read more

Bird Lady Meets Mort and Ort in It's a Great Day for Pulling Weeds

Gramma Golden

In this tender and fact-filled story, Bird Lady is the one being taught to recognize her careless gardening practices by none other than a pair of unusually attractive and vividly colorful birds, Mort and Ort Aahkamort. One soggy spring morning while weeding her garden, Mort and Ort suddenly appear. At first, she ignores what she thought to be a gravelly voice since by looking around she could... read more

In this tender and fact-filled story, Bird Lady is the one being taught to recognize her careless gardening practices by none other than a pair of unusually attractive and vividly colorful birds, Mort and Ort Aahkamort. One soggy spring morning while weeding her garden, Mort and Ort suddenly appear. At first, she ignores what she thought to be a gravelly voice since by looking around she could... read more

The Life and Times of Birdie Mae Hayes: Friends Forever (Mom's Choice Award Winner)

Jeri-Anne Agee

"Birdie Mae Hayes is eight years old and lives in a small town in Alabama with her mama; daddy; and little brother, Bubba. Her best friend, Sally Rose Hope, lives just five houses down from her. They have been best friends since the day they were born. Birdie Mae always seems to know when something bad is going to happen. An awful feeling comes over her, and she knows there is nothing she can ... read more

"Birdie Mae Hayes is eight years old and lives in a small town in Alabama with her mama; daddy; and little brother, Bubba. Her best friend, Sally Rose Hope, lives just five houses down from her. They have been best friends since the day they were born. Birdie Mae always seems to know when something bad is going to happen. An awful feeling comes over her, and she knows there is nothing she can ... read more

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