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Lisa Dunick

Lisa Dunick - Editor

Washington, DC

Editor with 7 years of experience working with publishers and writers. Works primarily with YA and Romance. Multi-published author.

Overview

For the last seven years, I've worked as a freelance editor and copywriter for individual writers and Romance presses. I worked as an editorial intern for Entangled Publishing's YA line of books and as an acquiring content editor at Samhain. At both Samhain Publishing and Entangled, I read and evaluated a variety of manuscripts, and as a content editor, I've taken numerous books from draft to finished product.  I'm also a professor who has taught hundreds of students how to find and correct the errors in grammar, logic, and content in their papers. I've helped beginning writers craft stronger sentences and advanced writers refine their work. ​​ Because I'm a writer, myself, I understand the challenges writers face in a increasingly competitive market. As an active member of RWA, I have a keen knowledge of genre fiction, especially Romance and Young Adult, and the market as a whole. But as a writer, I also understand how important a writer's work is, and I approach each new manuscript with the respect it deserves. ​ My goal as an editor is to help you produce the cleanest, most polished draft possible. But I don't just want to find your mistakes. As your editor, I want to help you build confidence in your story and your talent.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Romance Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • PhD

Work experience

Editor

Samhain

September, 2012 – August, 2013 (11 months)

Acquired manuscripts, worked with debut and multi-published authors to get books through publishing process, including writing promotional copy, cover design consultation, and working with proofreaders and production crew.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Rise of the Known (The Blood Moon Prophecy Series Book 1)

Jane Lively

When the Blood Moon rises, it brings chaos. It brings fear. It brings evil. Alexie Lambis (Lex) is a seemingly ordinary small-town girl with typical teenage problems: an overbearing mother, a crush on a guy way out of her league, and a best friend who gets into trouble like it’s her job. Having to single-handedly organize the Senior Class Blood Moon Dance has Lex convinced her life couldn’t ge... read more

When the Blood Moon rises, it brings chaos. It brings fear. It brings evil. Alexie Lambis (Lex) is a seemingly ordinary small-town girl with typical teenage problems: an overbearing mother, a crush on a guy way out of her league, and a best friend who gets into trouble like it’s her job. Having to single-handedly organize the Senior Class Blood Moon Dance has Lex convinced her life couldn’t ge... read more

A Love Worth Biting For (Hart Clan Hybrids)

Roxy Mews

Who’s afraid of the big bad hybrid? Hart Clan Hybrids, Book 1Amber Paulson’s wolf has chosen a mate for her, but Amber is not amused with its pick. Jake Meyers might look amazing in a wet T-shirt and have the cheekbones and strong jaw that artists drool over. Too bad he is missing a pulse. Jake is a vampire, well, mostly. Then a tall, curvy redhead pops up on his radar and something awakens in... read more

Who’s afraid of the big bad hybrid? Hart Clan Hybrids, Book 1Amber Paulson’s wolf has chosen a mate for her, but Amber is not amused with its pick. Jake Meyers might look amazing in a wet T-shirt and have the cheekbones and strong jaw that artists drool over. Too bad he is missing a pulse. Jake is a vampire, well, mostly. Then a tall, curvy redhead pops up on his radar and something awakens in... read more

In Love Again (Unruly Royals Book 3)

Megan Mulry

SECOND CHANCE... The Marchioness of Wick is about to get a second chance at life...whether she wants it or not. After twenty years in a loveless marriage to a duplicitous British aristocrat, Claire Heyworth Barnes finds herself broke and alone. Encouraged by her dynamic American sisters-in-law, the shy royal decides to start over in New York City. When she lands a job with a famous interior de... read more

SECOND CHANCE... The Marchioness of Wick is about to get a second chance at life...whether she wants it or not. After twenty years in a loveless marriage to a duplicitous British aristocrat, Claire Heyworth Barnes finds herself broke and alone. Encouraged by her dynamic American sisters-in-law, the shy royal decides to start over in New York City. When she lands a job with a famous interior de... read more

Prey & Prejudice

Marie Harte

She'll take his heart-one bite at a time. Cougar Falls, Book 8 Now that the political nightmare over leadership is over, Miles Berman can't wait to settle back in Miami and focus on his million-dollar businesses. Problem is, everyone somehow thinks he's the new pride leader-a position he doesn't want. At. All. Worse, Zoe Castille has roared into town, hell-bent on rattling more than a few cage... read more

She'll take his heart-one bite at a time. Cougar Falls, Book 8 Now that the political nightmare over leadership is over, Miles Berman can't wait to settle back in Miami and focus on his million-dollar businesses. Problem is, everyone somehow thinks he's the new pride leader-a position he doesn't want. At. All. Worse, Zoe Castille has roared into town, hell-bent on rattling more than a few cage... read more

Waiting in the Wings (Soulgirls)

Heather Long

What a prince wants…he takes. Soulgirls, Book 3Who can blame Richard for his half-century-long bad mood? For fifty years he’s been waiting for his bride to get over the spat that sent her storming away from the safety of his territory. For fifty years, he’s missed everything about her—even her whimsical challenges to his authority. It’s time for her to come home, but when he gets a lead on her... read more

What a prince wants…he takes. Soulgirls, Book 3Who can blame Richard for his half-century-long bad mood? For fifty years he’s been waiting for his bride to get over the spat that sent her storming away from the safety of his territory. For fifty years, he’s missed everything about her—even her whimsical challenges to his authority. It’s time for her to come home, but when he gets a lead on her... read more

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