Lisa Gilliam

Lisa Gilliam - Editor Tick

Wyandotte, MI, USA

Fiction editor and proofreader with experience in mystery, science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, YA, thriller, romance, and more.

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Hiring a fiction editor can be a frustrating experience, so my goal is to make the process of working with an editor as comfortable as possible for you.

You want someone with experience in your genre. You want someone who will preserve your voice and your story. You want someone who is trustworthy. I can provide you with all of those things, as well as offer a learning experience that will improve your writing as your career progresses. I specialize in copyediting and proofreading. While I’m not a developmental editor, part of my service includes basic fact-checking and pointing out inconsistencies in plot and character.

I have over a decade of experience in editing and proofreading. After editing in the corporate sector for seven years, I made the switch to fiction in 2015. Since then, regular clients include publishers (Kensington Publishing, Dragon Moon Press) and indie/self-published authors.

I'm happy to work with both indie authors and publishers. I’m a huge fan of indie books, and there’s nothing like the collaborative effort of working with an indie author to bring a new book to its readers. My schedule is usually booked a month or two out, but I’m always available to take on new clients. I’d love to be part of your team.

*** When submitting your request, please be aware that I'm currently booking for January and later. ***

--Testimonials--

"In every way, you gave us more than we expected. Your attention to detail and your obvious desire to make our book the best it can be was evident from our first contact. We are proud to call you a member of our team!"
--LT Anderson

"You are an amazing editor, and without you my words would be full of nonsense. Thank you for believing in me, and my work. I absolutely love working with you and feel honored to have you as a part of my team. I look forward to many more novels that will have your touch to them."
--A.M. Willard

"Lisa thank you so much for polishing this book and making it shine. The book has improved so much because of you."
--Michelle McLoughney

"Proofreading magician. Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication. I appreciate you so much."
--Addison Kline

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Fantasy
Paranormal Romance
Romance
Science Fiction
Thriller
Urban Fantasy
Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • ACES/Poynter Certificate in Editing

Work experience

Editor

Self-employed
June, 2015 – Present (over 3 years)

• Provide editing or proofreading based on manuscript needs.
• Use of MS Word’s Track Changes and Comments features to communicate changes and suggestions to author.
• Create custom style sheet during editing services.

Copyeditor and Proofreader

Kensington Publishing
July, 2017 – Present (over 1 year)

• Provide copyediting or proofreading services as assigned by managing director of Lyrical Press imprints.
• Use of MS Word’s Track Changes and Comments features to communicate changes and suggestions for copyedits.
• Create style sheet for during copyedits.
• For proofreading, create separate list of errors found in typeset PDF.

Proofreader

Pikko's House Editing Services
June, 2017 – Present (over 1 year)

• Provide proofreading as assigned by owner.
• Use of MS Word’s Track Changes and Comments features to communicate changes and suggestions.

Editor and Proofreader

Booktrope Publishing
February, 2015 – May, 2016 (about 1 year)

• Provided editing or proofreading based on manuscript needs.
• Use of MS Word’s Track Changes and Comments features to communicate changes and suggestions to author.
• Communicated directly with author and other team members via various communication tools.

Portfolio (16 selected works)

Ascension: Age Of Expansion - A Kurtherian Gambit Series (The Ascension Myth Book 12)

Ell Leigh Clarke, Michael Anderle

The end is nigh, and there is one small group willing to put their bodies in front of the insane.Sometimes, it isn't good people doing bad things but rather bad people without a conscience making decisions for the rest.Decisions that Molly has been fighting for years.This time, sacrifices will be made, and friends will line up shoulder to shoulder to stand against those who use fear to sway th... read more

The end is nigh, and there is one small group willing to put their bodies in front of the insane.Sometimes, it isn't good people doing bad things but rather bad people without a conscience making decisions for the rest.Decisions that Molly has been fighting for years.This time, sacrifices will be made, and friends will line up shoulder to shoulder to stand against those who use fear to sway th... read more

The Deadliest Sins (A Jack Murphy Thriller)

Rick Reed

JACK MURPHY WON’T BACK DOWN The headlines scream the ghastly news of an abandoned truck filled with murdered immigrants. Detective Jack Murphy and his partner Liddell Blanchard are on the case. They’ve got a lone survivor, rumors of a witness, and the feds getting in their way. Jack’s gut tells him there’s a connection with a local killing—and the bloodshed is far from over. He’s going up agai... read more

JACK MURPHY WON’T BACK DOWN The headlines scream the ghastly news of an abandoned truck filled with murdered immigrants. Detective Jack Murphy and his partner Liddell Blanchard are on the case. They’ve got a lone survivor, rumors of a witness, and the feds getting in their way. Jack’s gut tells him there’s a connection with a local killing—and the bloodshed is far from over. He’s going up agai... read more

Frosted Sweets (A Taste of Love Series Book 1)

A.M. Willard

A romantic comedy from a bestselling author where frosting will never be the same. I'm a hopeless romantic who thought the wedding dress draped over my shoulder was going to be the start of my future... What I didn't expect was to meet Jayden in the park before witnessing my fiance with someone other than myself. As my life seems to be fitting in with the latest gossip magazine, I'm trying to ... read more

A romantic comedy from a bestselling author where frosting will never be the same. I'm a hopeless romantic who thought the wedding dress draped over my shoulder was going to be the start of my future... What I didn't expect was to meet Jayden in the park before witnessing my fiance with someone other than myself. As my life seems to be fitting in with the latest gossip magazine, I'm trying to ... read more

Witness Betrayed (A Will Novak Novel)

Linda Ladd

NO FRIENDS Mardi Gras whips New Orleans’ French Quarter into a whirlpool of excess, color, booze, noise, motion. So the woman in the sights of Will Novak’s binoculars stands out. She’s bruised, barefoot, wearing a man’s raincoat. And she’s looking right at him. NO FAITH In a moment she’s fleeing into the crowd, but Novak knows she’s not gone for good. When she comes back, it’s with a gun to hi... read more

NO FRIENDS Mardi Gras whips New Orleans’ French Quarter into a whirlpool of excess, color, booze, noise, motion. So the woman in the sights of Will Novak’s binoculars stands out. She’s bruised, barefoot, wearing a man’s raincoat. And she’s looking right at him. NO FAITH In a moment she’s fleeing into the crowd, but Novak knows she’s not gone for good. When she comes back, it’s with a gun to hi... read more

A Lady's Escape (Everton Domestic Society)

A.S. Fenichel

The perfect match may be closer than they imagine . . . Despite her disastrous London debut, Millicent Edgebrook has proven skilled at securing matches—for every young lady but herself. Resigned to spinsterhood, and eager to gain independence from her lovable but eccentric uncle, Millie joins the Everton Domestic Society. Her first assignment: find a bride for Preston Knowles, Duke of Middleto... read more

The perfect match may be closer than they imagine . . . Despite her disastrous London debut, Millicent Edgebrook has proven skilled at securing matches—for every young lady but herself. Resigned to spinsterhood, and eager to gain independence from her lovable but eccentric uncle, Millie joins the Everton Domestic Society. Her first assignment: find a bride for Preston Knowles, Duke of Middleto... read more

A Lady's Guide to Passion and Property (Husband Hunters)

Kate Moore

Beauty, wit, and charm may catch a gentleman’s eye, but nothing attracts suitors quite like property . . . as beloved, award-winning author Kate Moore reveals in this delightful Regency romp. For an innkeeper’s daughter new to the dance, a discreet volume of courtship wisdom may help discern the intentions of a mysterious newcomer. Lucy Holbrook has recently inherited her father’s south London... read more

Beauty, wit, and charm may catch a gentleman’s eye, but nothing attracts suitors quite like property . . . as beloved, award-winning author Kate Moore reveals in this delightful Regency romp. For an innkeeper’s daughter new to the dance, a discreet volume of courtship wisdom may help discern the intentions of a mysterious newcomer. Lucy Holbrook has recently inherited her father’s south London... read more

The Cowgirl Meets Her Match (Elk Heights Ranch)

Kristin Vayden

Love takes a special kind of courage . . . Captain Sterling Garlington has faced down enemy fire without losing his nerve. But after a life-altering injury derails his military career, the former US marine is suddenly taking his marching orders from a sexy, edgy beauty at the Elk Heights Ranch. Even more amazing, equine therapist Harper Matthews makes him want to not only embrace life again—bu... read more

Love takes a special kind of courage . . . Captain Sterling Garlington has faced down enemy fire without losing his nerve. But after a life-altering injury derails his military career, the former US marine is suddenly taking his marching orders from a sexy, edgy beauty at the Elk Heights Ranch. Even more amazing, equine therapist Harper Matthews makes him want to not only embrace life again—bu... read more

Fake Off

Michelle McLoughney

Polly Doyle hates her job, her life, and being stuck in her home town. Being a twenty-something, newly single, phone-sex operator isn’t exactly where she saw herself on career day. When Polly lands a spot on the popular TV show, The Bake Off, she vows to win. Baking is her passion and her ticket out of Cavern's Bend. There’s just one, very big man-shaped problem. It’s couples year. Polly doesn... read more

Polly Doyle hates her job, her life, and being stuck in her home town. Being a twenty-something, newly single, phone-sex operator isn’t exactly where she saw herself on career day. When Polly lands a spot on the popular TV show, The Bake Off, she vows to win. Baking is her passion and her ticket out of Cavern's Bend. There’s just one, very big man-shaped problem. It’s couples year. Polly doesn... read more

When Hunter Meets Seeker

Betty Shreffler

Trained by the Arcane Society to fulfill her legacy as an Arcane Hunter, Anya Carlisle knows nothing but the loneliness that comes with being a hunter. Entering a place she never should've gone, throws Anya into the heated snare of Dex Grigori. She's was supposed to see him as the enemy, but instead her body longs for his touch in ways she's never experienced. From the first moment Dex sets ey... read more

Trained by the Arcane Society to fulfill her legacy as an Arcane Hunter, Anya Carlisle knows nothing but the loneliness that comes with being a hunter. Entering a place she never should've gone, throws Anya into the heated snare of Dex Grigori. She's was supposed to see him as the enemy, but instead her body longs for his touch in ways she's never experienced. From the first moment Dex sets ey... read more

The Courage of a Cowboy (Elk Heights Ranch)

Kristin Vayden

Nothing like a wedding to get a girl dreaming of happily-ever-after . . . Kessed Ling’s best friend’s big day is finally here. It’s especially exciting because it’s Kessed’s chance to show her childhood crush she’s not just a young bridesmaid, she’s a full-grown woman—with red hot desires. But when her long-awaited prey barely blinks an eye at her, Kessed retreats right back into her deeply gu... read more

Nothing like a wedding to get a girl dreaming of happily-ever-after . . . Kessed Ling’s best friend’s big day is finally here. It’s especially exciting because it’s Kessed’s chance to show her childhood crush she’s not just a young bridesmaid, she’s a full-grown woman—with red hot desires. But when her long-awaited prey barely blinks an eye at her, Kessed retreats right back into her deeply gu... read more

Fading Memories

A.M. Willard

Fading Memories a Contemporary Romance Standalone... At a young age, Izzie lost her mother, and then her father in her late twenties. Already feeling broken, she turned to the one person she thought would be there for her. That’s when her heart shattered to pieces even more. But when she meets the new neighbor that’s moved into the beach house next door, she didn’t expect to find a deep attrac... read more

Fading Memories a Contemporary Romance Standalone... At a young age, Izzie lost her mother, and then her father in her late twenties. Already feeling broken, she turned to the one person she thought would be there for her. That’s when her heart shattered to pieces even more. But when she meets the new neighbor that’s moved into the beach house next door, she didn’t expect to find a deep attrac... read more

Miles Away (Carrion Series Book 1)

Addison Kline

The mafia couldn’t kill him. Prison couldn’t break him. Going home threatens to do both. Miles Capadonno has made some mistakes. Once part of the Capadonno crime family, he took the fall for another member of the crime family who once tried to kill him. At age 17, they put a contract out on Miles’ head for neglecting to complete a job. It was a matter of priority. Miles went to his dying mothe... read more

The mafia couldn’t kill him. Prison couldn’t break him. Going home threatens to do both. Miles Capadonno has made some mistakes. Once part of the Capadonno crime family, he took the fall for another member of the crime family who once tried to kill him. At age 17, they put a contract out on Miles’ head for neglecting to complete a job. It was a matter of priority. Miles went to his dying mothe... read more

Odin: Gods of Wrath Security and Investigation (Gods of Wrath Security Agency Book 1)

Michelle Mcloughney

Navy SEAL Odin Byrne believes in two things, the SEAL code of honor and the ability of his Team. When he loses one of his brothers-in-arms, he loses a part of himself. Starting afresh with his Team and back home in Boston, Odin has only one focus, his uncle Declan’s security and detective agency, ‘The Gods of Wrath.’ A new team member is the last thing Odin wants, especially an ex-con who is h... read more

Navy SEAL Odin Byrne believes in two things, the SEAL code of honor and the ability of his Team. When he loses one of his brothers-in-arms, he loses a part of himself. Starting afresh with his Team and back home in Boston, Odin has only one focus, his uncle Declan’s security and detective agency, ‘The Gods of Wrath.’ A new team member is the last thing Odin wants, especially an ex-con who is h... read more

Shadow Dancer (The Shadow Series Book 1)

Addison Kline

Some secrets should just stay buried. On the day Tristan Morrow is born her mother goes missing, prompting an investigation that produces no solid leads. Fast forward 15 years, and the Morrow family still doesn’t know the truth behind Catherine Morrow’s disappearance. When 15 year old Tristan is required to write a biography on her mother for a school assignment, she learns the truth about her... read more

Some secrets should just stay buried. On the day Tristan Morrow is born her mother goes missing, prompting an investigation that produces no solid leads. Fast forward 15 years, and the Morrow family still doesn’t know the truth behind Catherine Morrow’s disappearance. When 15 year old Tristan is required to write a biography on her mother for a school assignment, she learns the truth about her... read more

Unbroken Fire (Asrian Skies Book 2)

Anne Wheeler

After dealing what she hopes is a major blow to the enemy, Avery Rendon has found her way home to Asria. Safe for now, she spends her time adjusting to her new role in her planet’s future and reveling in personal victories. But Asria is still under the control of the Haederan Empire, and their grip has only tightened since the invasion. When the Asrian prime minister asks her to beg the Common... read more

After dealing what she hopes is a major blow to the enemy, Avery Rendon has found her way home to Asria. Safe for now, she spends her time adjusting to her new role in her planet’s future and reveling in personal victories. But Asria is still under the control of the Haederan Empire, and their grip has only tightened since the invasion. When the Asrian prime minister asks her to beg the Common... read more

Juice: The O'Malleys Book 1, contemporary Adult Romance

Michelle McLoughney

** Amazon Bestselling Saga**Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. Three years after the tragic accident that claimed the life of her brother Harry, Cassidy Evans is still struggling. Determined to focus on her career as an artistic consultant in London; when Cassidy lands the commission of a lifetime she has no choice but to dive in head first. There is only one ve... read more

** Amazon Bestselling Saga**Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. Three years after the tragic accident that claimed the life of her brother Harry, Cassidy Evans is still struggling. Determined to focus on her career as an artistic consultant in London; when Cassidy lands the commission of a lifetime she has no choice but to dive in head first. There is only one ve... read more

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Vy Tran

Five stars for me! I loved everything about this entire process. Lisa was very professional during our collaboration. I enjoyed reading her feedback and felt my book improved tremendously after everything. She was also on time with my deadline and was very efficient in her responding time. I felt the interaction was friendly and open, and that I was able to email her about any problems I might ...

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Vy Tran, October 2018

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