Liz Borino

Liz Borino - Editor

Pennsylvania, US

Seven years in the publishing industry as a copy editor and proofreader. Experienced in all genres, fiction and non-fiction.

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Overview

I freelance edit for independent authors and small publishers. I have the most experience with fiction, but am also well-versed in the rules and norms non-fiction, including self-help, psychology, and others.
I also pride myself on my fast turnaround time.

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Anthologies
Crime & Mystery
LGBTQ
Romance
Thriller
Non-Fiction
Health & wellbeing
Psychology
Self-help & Self-improvement

Work experience

Editor

Self-employed
March, 2011 – Present (over 7 years)

I have worked as a freelance editor for seven years. In that time, I have assisted bestselling authors in a variety of genres to make their manuscripts shine through improved character and plot development, in addition to spelling and grammar corrections. I specialize in the Chicago Manual of Style, but also know the APA style guide.
During the past seven years, I have worked with NineStar Press, Totally Entwined Publishing, and Bravo Content Management (as an online content creator and editor).

Portfolio (16 selected works)

Get Off that Game, Now!: The Essential Family Guide to Healthy Screen Behavior

Kevin Roberts

In Get Off that Game Now! Kevin Roberts, a recovering video game addict, invites you to examine your parenting techniques with regards to technology use.Are you a yeller, nurturer, or screen cop? Do fights over access to technology make your house seem like a war zone?Roberts gives concrete, easy-to-implement steps to change the way you parent around technology, showing us that clear and healt... read more

In Get Off that Game Now! Kevin Roberts, a recovering video game addict, invites you to examine your parenting techniques with regards to technology use.Are you a yeller, nurturer, or screen cop? Do fights over access to technology make your house seem like a war zone?Roberts gives concrete, easy-to-implement steps to change the way you parent around technology, showing us that clear and healt... read more

The Buzz Kill (A Honeybee Cozy Mystery Book 1)

Katherine Hayton

When a man is found dead near middle-aged beekeeper Alice Townsend's beehives, it sets the town abuzz! When Alice installs eight hives in Christchurch's red zone, she expects her bees will pollinate the bounty of fruit trees in the area. Instead, just one day later, a dead body is found nearby covered in stings. Now the police believe a killer used her bees as their murder weapon. Desperate to... read more

When a man is found dead near middle-aged beekeeper Alice Townsend's beehives, it sets the town abuzz! When Alice installs eight hives in Christchurch's red zone, she expects her bees will pollinate the bounty of fruit trees in the area. Instead, just one day later, a dead body is found nearby covered in stings. Now the police believe a killer used her bees as their murder weapon. Desperate to... read more

The Sweet Baked Mystery Series - Books 1-6

Katherine Hayton

Welcome to Hanmer Springs. Small Town. Big Secrets. With a divorce pending and her career hanging in the balance, Holly Waterston returns to her hometown of Hanmer Springs to lick her wounds. The last thing she expects is for a series of murders to occur in the township. As each crime unfolds, Holly and her sister Crystal must roll up their sleeves and get to work if they're to track down the ... read more

Welcome to Hanmer Springs. Small Town. Big Secrets. With a divorce pending and her career hanging in the balance, Holly Waterston returns to her hometown of Hanmer Springs to lick her wounds. The last thing she expects is for a series of murders to occur in the township. As each crime unfolds, Holly and her sister Crystal must roll up their sleeves and get to work if they're to track down the ... read more

An Impawsible Situation (Food Bowl Mysteries Book 1)

Katherine Hayton

When his food is at stake, Thor must sacrifice nap-time. When Thor's human puts the wrong brand of food in the cat bowl, it ruins his entire day. After numerous entreaties prove ineffective, Thor embarks on an adventure to find out what's gone wrong. Confronted by a closed food store, a distraught shopkeeper, and with the crime of a kidnapped wife to solve, the task might prove Thor's undoing.... read more

When his food is at stake, Thor must sacrifice nap-time. When Thor's human puts the wrong brand of food in the cat bowl, it ruins his entire day. After numerous entreaties prove ineffective, Thor embarks on an adventure to find out what's gone wrong. Confronted by a closed food store, a distraught shopkeeper, and with the crime of a kidnapped wife to solve, the task might prove Thor's undoing.... read more

Cat Red-Handed (Food Bowl Mysteries Book 2)

Katherine Hayton

Sometimes a cat's gotta do what a cat's got to do. Thor is back on the case again, tracing down the source of his food bowl crisis so life can return to normal. With a rumbling stomach feeding his motivation, Thor must confront his oldest enemy to gain the information that he needs. But when Thor finds out that he can only sort the problem by traveling to the big smoke of Christchurch, he star... read more

Sometimes a cat's gotta do what a cat's got to do. Thor is back on the case again, tracing down the source of his food bowl crisis so life can return to normal. With a rumbling stomach feeding his motivation, Thor must confront his oldest enemy to gain the information that he needs. But when Thor finds out that he can only sort the problem by traveling to the big smoke of Christchurch, he star... read more

You're Kitten Me! (Food Bowl Mysteries Book 3)

Katherine Hayton

A heavy responsibility weighs upon Thor's small shoulders. Now that Thor has sorted out the local dairy and the distribution chain that supplies it, by rights he should have received his reward of a great meal. Unfortunately, all he's opened is a large can of worms. With the specter of a violent attack against a vulnerable woman looming, Thor attempts to rally the troops of his small town. Onl... read more

A heavy responsibility weighs upon Thor's small shoulders. Now that Thor has sorted out the local dairy and the distribution chain that supplies it, by rights he should have received his reward of a great meal. Unfortunately, all he's opened is a large can of worms. With the specter of a violent attack against a vulnerable woman looming, Thor attempts to rally the troops of his small town. Onl... read more

Magic Dude

Lee Hayton

Tyler thought the only magic you could cook up in a trailer was meth. Turns out he was wrong. When a stranger tosses a mysterious stone into Tyler's lap, he doesn't know what’s hit him. The rock is the sole source of magic in the known universe. That'd be awesome if he knew how the hell it worked. Soon, hordes of evildoers are hot on his heels, seeking the rock’s power at any cost. Suffering f... read more

Tyler thought the only magic you could cook up in a trailer was meth. Turns out he was wrong. When a stranger tosses a mysterious stone into Tyler's lap, he doesn't know what’s hit him. The rock is the sole source of magic in the known universe. That'd be awesome if he knew how the hell it worked. Soon, hordes of evildoers are hot on his heels, seeking the rock’s power at any cost. Suffering f... read more

Dead Hunter

Lee Hayton

On her 21st birthday, Natalia Hunter woke up dead. After years of training, Natalia is on the verge of becoming a zombie wrangler when a mistimed cattle prod reignites an old injury. A nuisance that turns into a disaster when Natalia wakes up dead. Luckily, her father gives her a powerful amulet to stop her body rotting. With it strung around her neck, Natalia might pass as a living human for ... read more

On her 21st birthday, Natalia Hunter woke up dead. After years of training, Natalia is on the verge of becoming a zombie wrangler when a mistimed cattle prod reignites an old injury. A nuisance that turns into a disaster when Natalia wakes up dead. Luckily, her father gives her a powerful amulet to stop her body rotting. With it strung around her neck, Natalia might pass as a living human for ... read more

Claws That Catch (Misfits of Magic Book 3)

Lee Hayton

Hey, Miss Tiddles. Time to get your claws out! When she's picked up by animal control, Miss Tiddles expects it will be an easy thing to get herself out of a jam. But after discovering traces of her eldest son on the shelter computer, it leads her on an adventure to find her long-lost family. Old allegiances and failed friendships must be repaired if Miss Tiddles is to utilize the skills she ne... read more

Hey, Miss Tiddles. Time to get your claws out! When she's picked up by animal control, Miss Tiddles expects it will be an easy thing to get herself out of a jam. But after discovering traces of her eldest son on the shelter computer, it leads her on an adventure to find her long-lost family. Old allegiances and failed friendships must be repaired if Miss Tiddles is to utilize the skills she ne... read more

Nerves of Steel (Misfits of Magic Book 1)

Lee Hayton

For a thousand years, vampires ruled the earth. They bent men to their will and molded cities into hotbeds of depravity.Ha! Just kidding. Vampires are weaklings that catch fire if you push them into sunlight. As soon as humans found out they existed, they captured the suckers, enslaved them, and put the pallid creatures to work.So, imagine my surprise when a free vampire strolled into Joe's Ba... read more

For a thousand years, vampires ruled the earth. They bent men to their will and molded cities into hotbeds of depravity.Ha! Just kidding. Vampires are weaklings that catch fire if you push them into sunlight. As soon as humans found out they existed, they captured the suckers, enslaved them, and put the pallid creatures to work.So, imagine my surprise when a free vampire strolled into Joe's Ba... read more

Blood Like Ice (Misfits of Magic Book 2)

Lee Hayton

Norman is desperate to cure his main disability—being dead. At thirteen years old, I became a vampire to save my teenage life. Within a few months, the government put me in shackles, and I spent every night working at the empire's beck and call. Jumping out of the frying pan into the fire is my forte. And yet… In the dungeons underneath the empire, I heard tales of a vampire who overturned the... read more

Norman is desperate to cure his main disability—being dead. At thirteen years old, I became a vampire to save my teenage life. Within a few months, the government put me in shackles, and I spent every night working at the empire's beck and call. Jumping out of the frying pan into the fire is my forte. And yet… In the dungeons underneath the empire, I heard tales of a vampire who overturned the... read more

Tohunga Rising

Lee Hayton

Aroha is the wrong age and the wrong gender for the right job. When Aroha’s mentor dies, naming her as Tohunga—the healer for her tribe—she must battle against the opinions of her tribal elders for the right to perform the job she was born to do. In 1960s New Zealand, being young, Maori, and female is tough enough. Performing a traditionally male role takes the irritation straight from insult ... read more

Aroha is the wrong age and the wrong gender for the right job. When Aroha’s mentor dies, naming her as Tohunga—the healer for her tribe—she must battle against the opinions of her tribal elders for the right to perform the job she was born to do. In 1960s New Zealand, being young, Maori, and female is tough enough. Performing a traditionally male role takes the irritation straight from insult ... read more

The Aberrants Box Set (Books 1-5)

Sarah J. Stone

Riveting New Shifter Series! Jaelle has everything - her own place, a great job, and even a lover in the form of a dedicated, muscled farmhand with an easy smile to pass the time with. No one knows her as anything beyond the town’s mechanic, when in reality she is so much more. But all of that changes when a group of strangers arrive in their convoy of battered cars in desperate need of repair... read more

Riveting New Shifter Series! Jaelle has everything - her own place, a great job, and even a lover in the form of a dedicated, muscled farmhand with an easy smile to pass the time with. No one knows her as anything beyond the town’s mechanic, when in reality she is so much more. But all of that changes when a group of strangers arrive in their convoy of battered cars in desperate need of repair... read more

Bruins Peak Bears Box Set (Volume I)

Sarah J. Stone

The complete first installment of the Bruins' Peak Bears stories. Books 1-5 now with an extra Book 0 backstory!Book 0: Lily The year is 1885, and the dusty little town of Iron Bark is just a stage stop on the vast frontier. Lily Cunningham steps off the coach to find a strange man greeting her. Luther Campbell is dapper, rich, and definitely interested in her, but Lily senses something siniste... read more

The complete first installment of the Bruins' Peak Bears stories. Books 1-5 now with an extra Book 0 backstory!Book 0: Lily The year is 1885, and the dusty little town of Iron Bark is just a stage stop on the vast frontier. Lily Cunningham steps off the coach to find a strange man greeting her. Luther Campbell is dapper, rich, and definitely interested in her, but Lily senses something siniste... read more

Bruins Peak Bears Box Set (Volume II)

Sarah J. Stone

The second installment of the Bruins' Peak Bears stories. Books 6-10 !Can be read as a standalone, but I recommend reading Books 0-5 first by visiting this link: amazon.com/dp/B077F83GLXBook 6: MelodyIt’s the biggest wedding in Bruin history as Marla Dunlap and Walker Cunningham tie the knot, but Fate determines a different outcome than everyone expects. Right before the ceremony, the three yo... read more

The second installment of the Bruins' Peak Bears stories. Books 6-10 !Can be read as a standalone, but I recommend reading Books 0-5 first by visiting this link: amazon.com/dp/B077F83GLXBook 6: MelodyIt’s the biggest wedding in Bruin history as Marla Dunlap and Walker Cunningham tie the knot, but Fate determines a different outcome than everyone expects. Right before the ceremony, the three yo... read more

Bruins Peak Bears Box Set (Volume III)

Sarah J. Stone

The third installment of the Bruins' Peak Bears stories. Books 11-15 !Can be read as a standalone, but I recommend reading Books 0-10 first by visiting this links: amazon.com/dp/B077F83GLX and https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0786RKYVCBook 11: JuneThe minute June meets Ash, it’s love at first sight. These two wayward hearts can’t keep away from each other, but Renegade Ridge hides some surprising an... read more

The third installment of the Bruins' Peak Bears stories. Books 11-15 !Can be read as a standalone, but I recommend reading Books 0-10 first by visiting this links: amazon.com/dp/B077F83GLX and https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0786RKYVCBook 11: JuneThe minute June meets Ash, it’s love at first sight. These two wayward hearts can’t keep away from each other, but Renegade Ridge hides some surprising an... read more

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