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Lori Garside

Lori Garside - Editor

Clearwater, FL, United States

I'm an editor catering to indie authors and bloggers. Versatile and quick, I have many years experience and continue to hone my craft.

Overview

It all started when my grandfather, best selling author E.B. Garside, sat me down near his desk at the newspaper he managed and had me pick out spelling errors - I was fourteen years old. By the time I was in college, I made money typing other students' papers and dissertations after first correcting the written copy - I charged $1.00 per page. I had my own by-line in my college newspaper, as well as in a small newspaper in the small Mississippi town we lived in at the time.

I have worked as a copy editor for a graphic design house, been a letter writer for more than one boss, and even wrote a training manual for a company I was employed with for over a decade.

When arthritis in my neck made it impossible to work as an accounting clerk any longer, I took some time off and re-evaluated. A friend made the decision for me and got me an interview for a Language Arts teaching position at a local middle school. For the next five years I taught 7th and 8th graders how to write and graded/edited countless essays, paragraphs, and research papers. Unfortunately, arthritis reared its ugly head and I had to give that up as well.

Eighteen months later, my computer died and I bought my very first Kindle - a 7" Kindle Fire - and my world changed. I discovered indie authors and joined my first street team. I wrote a scathing review of a book because it was so poorly edited. The author sent me a message and we discussed the details. At the end of the conversation she asked how much I would charge to help her. I was flummoxed. I'd been marking up books as a beta reader and never once considered ever digging in and really editing a book.

Sixty three books later, my business and reputation are growing. I'm proud of my work, but will continue to expand my knowledge of the industry.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Horror Paranormal Romance Romance Science Fiction Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Proofreader

Ranstad - for Bloomin' Brands
April, 2017 – Present (9 months)

Part-time proofreader on an as needed basis. Proofreading menus for various restaurants for accuracy.

Editor

Self-employed
January, 2014 – Present (almost 4 years)

Editing and proofreading books and articles. Genres include contemporary romance, paranormal romance, SciFi, thrillers, historical romance, children's books, memoirs, and op-ed pieces for blogs.

Language Arts Teacher

Osceola County School District
August, 2004 – April, 2009 (over 4 years)

Taught Language Arts to seventh and eighth-grade students. The curriculum focus was on writing skills and reading comprehension.

Portfolio (24 selected works)

Alone With You (Love You Like A Love Song) (Volume 2)

Michele Callahan

"Do you ever read a story and then want to tell all your book friends to stop whatever they are doing immediately and read this book? Yeah? Well, that was me after finishing this book." Laura N. ~Praise for Crash and Burn, Love You Like A Love Song, Book 1 Claire Miller fell in love with Jake in the third grade. Life was on the fast track to perfect when he finally moved her out of his ‘friend... read more

"Do you ever read a story and then want to tell all your book friends to stop whatever they are doing immediately and read this book? Yeah? Well, that was me after finishing this book." Laura N. ~Praise for Crash and Burn, Love You Like A Love Song, Book 1 Claire Miller fell in love with Jake in the third grade. Life was on the fast track to perfect when he finally moved her out of his ‘friend... read more

PRETTY BOY (BADGE BOYS Book 1)

Tara Oakes

*** WARNING ***This novel is intended for those over 18 yrs. of age due to mature and sexual material."Didn't anyone ever tell you what happens to BAD girls? Well... let Pretty Boy show you."Agent Christopher Gibson has everything a man in his position could want. A successful career as one of the FBI's most credited undercover field agents, with no personal ties to hold him back. He tried tha... read more

*** WARNING ***This novel is intended for those over 18 yrs. of age due to mature and sexual material."Didn't anyone ever tell you what happens to BAD girls? Well... let Pretty Boy show you."Agent Christopher Gibson has everything a man in his position could want. A successful career as one of the FBI's most credited undercover field agents, with no personal ties to hold him back. He tried tha... read more

Selected: A Young Adult Sci-Fi Adventure (The Zaratan Trilogy Book 1)

Evelyn Lederman

Destruction.... A show of force... And a warning...Three isolated towns across the world have been destroyed in a show of force by alien invaders. It is a clear warning of what will occur if their demands are not fulfilled. The fulfillment: Human children between the ages of twelve through fifteen years.Kara Harper is an unremarkable fourteen-year-old girl who is selected by the aliens. She wi... read more

Destruction.... A show of force... And a warning...Three isolated towns across the world have been destroyed in a show of force by alien invaders. It is a clear warning of what will occur if their demands are not fulfilled. The fulfillment: Human children between the ages of twelve through fifteen years.Kara Harper is an unremarkable fourteen-year-old girl who is selected by the aliens. She wi... read more

Chosen: A Young Adult Sci-Fi Adventure (Zaratan Trilogy Book 2)

Evelyn Lederman

A world under siege...Loyalties divided...And deception...Kara Howard's arrival on Zaratan is shadowed by Joffray violence. With the planet under siege, her loyalties to her new home will be tested. If the terrorists were not enough of a challenge to her allegiance to her guardian - her discovery of a new faction further complicates the situation.The Pure Bloods have claimed Kara as one of the... read more

A world under siege...Loyalties divided...And deception...Kara Howard's arrival on Zaratan is shadowed by Joffray violence. With the planet under siege, her loyalties to her new home will be tested. If the terrorists were not enough of a challenge to her allegiance to her guardian - her discovery of a new faction further complicates the situation.The Pure Bloods have claimed Kara as one of the... read more

Blood Oath (#8, the Mystic Wolves)

Belinda Boring

His life for hers.No truer words were spoken.Charged by the Fates to relive his darkest moments to date, Devlin Lockhart willingly sacrifices any future happiness to restore Darcy’s faith in him. Having watched over her from birth, Devlin never regretted the blood oath he made his sister, Elynor, over a hundred years earlier. But as he returns to some of the most painful memories he holds—ones... read more

His life for hers.No truer words were spoken.Charged by the Fates to relive his darkest moments to date, Devlin Lockhart willingly sacrifices any future happiness to restore Darcy’s faith in him. Having watched over her from birth, Devlin never regretted the blood oath he made his sister, Elynor, over a hundred years earlier. But as he returns to some of the most painful memories he holds—ones... read more

Feral Nightshade (The Nightshade Series Book 2)

Evelyn Lederman

Devastated by her mother’s death, Emma Thorton inked her body with protection and eternity tattoos. Years later after being pulled through a portal into the Nightshade universe, these markings brought her to the attention of a powerful and deadly vampire. Her only hope is to turn to another vampire who she is unexplainably drawn to.Frazour lived by the sword when he was mortal and it was the r... read more

Devastated by her mother’s death, Emma Thorton inked her body with protection and eternity tattoos. Years later after being pulled through a portal into the Nightshade universe, these markings brought her to the attention of a powerful and deadly vampire. Her only hope is to turn to another vampire who she is unexplainably drawn to.Frazour lived by the sword when he was mortal and it was the r... read more

Lethal Nightshade (Nightshade Saga Book 3)

Evelyn Lederman

Miranda had accepted her ultimate fate to bear a vampire’s half-ling child, but her sister’s bleak future caused them to run. In a world ruled by vampires, the girls’ chances of finding a safe haven are doubtful. She risks everything, including their lives, following a vampire she is inexplicably attracted to.Sammuel mourned his late wife for three thousand years. But an unexplainable force dr... read more

Miranda had accepted her ultimate fate to bear a vampire’s half-ling child, but her sister’s bleak future caused them to run. In a world ruled by vampires, the girls’ chances of finding a safe haven are doubtful. She risks everything, including their lives, following a vampire she is inexplicably attracted to.Sammuel mourned his late wife for three thousand years. But an unexplainable force dr... read more

Love Renewed: Episode One (Women of Courage Book 9)

Geri Foster

Gibbs City… Secrets, Spies, and Suspense shadow the residents of a small town in this amazing saga set in the 1940’s. .Shadows of the past haunt Lily Tucker as she searches for a safe haven for her and her six year old daughter in post-World War II. Seeking to build a new life, Lily arrives in Gibbs City in the hopes of turning the rundown hotel left to her into a new home for her and her daug... read more

Gibbs City… Secrets, Spies, and Suspense shadow the residents of a small town in this amazing saga set in the 1940’s. .Shadows of the past haunt Lily Tucker as she searches for a safe haven for her and her six year old daughter in post-World War II. Seeking to build a new life, Lily arrives in Gibbs City in the hopes of turning the rundown hotel left to her into a new home for her and her daug... read more

Love Renewed: Episode Two (Women of Courage Book 10)

Geri Foster

Journey back to Gibbs City where Lily Tucker struggles to open the hotel left to her by her deceased husband’s parents and raise her only child. Elliot Givens battles his conscience and the promise he made his dying friend on the battle field. He never planned on falling in love with Lily.When a threat is made on little Katie’s life, Lily joins forces with the women of the town and Elliot to s... read more

Journey back to Gibbs City where Lily Tucker struggles to open the hotel left to her by her deceased husband’s parents and raise her only child. Elliot Givens battles his conscience and the promise he made his dying friend on the battle field. He never planned on falling in love with Lily.When a threat is made on little Katie’s life, Lily joins forces with the women of the town and Elliot to s... read more

Love Renewed: Episode Three (Women of Courage Book 11)

Geri Foster

Lily Tucker’s family continues to stir the pot, making it hard for her to find happiness. She is reunited with her aunt and together they suspect her mother may have been murdered. She is attacked by her father and devastated that she is so helpless.To protect Lily, Elliot Givens confronts her family only to find he’s been lured into a trap. Jumped while at Black Water Creek, and left for dead... read more

Lily Tucker’s family continues to stir the pot, making it hard for her to find happiness. She is reunited with her aunt and together they suspect her mother may have been murdered. She is attacked by her father and devastated that she is so helpless.To protect Lily, Elliot Givens confronts her family only to find he’s been lured into a trap. Jumped while at Black Water Creek, and left for dead... read more

Love Renewed: Episode Five (Women of Courage Book 13)

Geri Foster

The Past Returns:Lily Tucker-Givens is shocked when she walks into the lobby of the hotel she owns and finds a ghost from her past standing in it. Confused and torn, Lily’s life once again feels as if it is collapsing around her when she discovers her deceased husband, Randy, isn’t dead after all. Randy’s return threatens to tear her life with Elliot apart, especially after she discovers the r... read more

The Past Returns:Lily Tucker-Givens is shocked when she walks into the lobby of the hotel she owns and finds a ghost from her past standing in it. Confused and torn, Lily’s life once again feels as if it is collapsing around her when she discovers her deceased husband, Randy, isn’t dead after all. Randy’s return threatens to tear her life with Elliot apart, especially after she discovers the r... read more

Out of the Abyss (Falcon Securities Book 7)

Geri Foster

When two similar personalities collide, love is caught in the middle...Wyatt Sanders is on a mission no one knows about except his boss. Captured, tortured, and eventually rescued by a CIA agent determined to return him back to the United States, he refuses. He must finish his assignment — for the sake of his country. What he doesn’t expect is for love to hamper his assignment.Reagan Morrison’... read more

When two similar personalities collide, love is caught in the middle...Wyatt Sanders is on a mission no one knows about except his boss. Captured, tortured, and eventually rescued by a CIA agent determined to return him back to the United States, he refuses. He must finish his assignment — for the sake of his country. What he doesn’t expect is for love to hamper his assignment.Reagan Morrison’... read more

Moonstone Dreams

S Miotto

**Warning: This story entails mature content where several scenes depict graphic domestic violence, strong language, and sexual situations, therefore, reader discretion is strongly advised** Victoria Carlisle on the outside is a succesful married buisness woman with a beautiful mansion, three children, a nanny, and what looks like a picture perfect life. Unfortunately she holds many dark secre... read more

**Warning: This story entails mature content where several scenes depict graphic domestic violence, strong language, and sexual situations, therefore, reader discretion is strongly advised** Victoria Carlisle on the outside is a succesful married buisness woman with a beautiful mansion, three children, a nanny, and what looks like a picture perfect life. Unfortunately she holds many dark secre... read more

Diamond Love (Moonstone Dreams Book 2)

S C Miotto

***Due to the strong language, sexual situations, and graphic violence of this novel, it is intended for mature audience 18+ ***After suffering from a severe emotional breakdown, Victoria Carlisle is treated at the Bergen Valley mental hospital in New Jersey. She leaves the hospital with the hopes of a brighter future. Victoria has experienced love that she never knew existed with Collin Turne... read more

***Due to the strong language, sexual situations, and graphic violence of this novel, it is intended for mature audience 18+ ***After suffering from a severe emotional breakdown, Victoria Carlisle is treated at the Bergen Valley mental hospital in New Jersey. She leaves the hospital with the hopes of a brighter future. Victoria has experienced love that she never knew existed with Collin Turne... read more

Emerald Heart (Moonstone Dreams Book 3)

S.C. Miotto

***WARNING*** THIS NOVEL DEPICTS SITUATIONS THAT ARE NOT INTENDED FOR THE FAINT OF HEART DUE TO STRONG LANGUAGE, SEXUAL SITUATIONS, AND GRAPHIC VIOLENCE. RECOMMENDED FOR AGES EIGHTEEN UP.After enduring the darkest hours of her life, Victoria barely escapes the grisly situation. She is left with must more than just physical scars. She is starting from the bottom to bring her life back together ... read more

***WARNING*** THIS NOVEL DEPICTS SITUATIONS THAT ARE NOT INTENDED FOR THE FAINT OF HEART DUE TO STRONG LANGUAGE, SEXUAL SITUATIONS, AND GRAPHIC VIOLENCE. RECOMMENDED FOR AGES EIGHTEEN UP.After enduring the darkest hours of her life, Victoria barely escapes the grisly situation. She is left with must more than just physical scars. She is starting from the bottom to bring her life back together ... read more

Time of Change

JD Hyland

Time of Change finds a hardened warrior joining the company of a sorceress to overthrow the hierarchy of power within the city of Drayen. He once fought for what was right, but now he fights for personal gain, having seen too many good men die for a cause. This time he could be in over his head as the sorceress’ quest for power could bring about the undoing of his close friends and himself. De... read more

Time of Change finds a hardened warrior joining the company of a sorceress to overthrow the hierarchy of power within the city of Drayen. He once fought for what was right, but now he fights for personal gain, having seen too many good men die for a cause. This time he could be in over his head as the sorceress’ quest for power could bring about the undoing of his close friends and himself. De... read more

Madman Across the Water

Caroline Angel

For generations one family has been haunted by something... something that stalks. It sees and listens, it watches and follows. In the shadows and mist it waits, to take you, to hurt you, perhaps to kill you. And if it doesn't kill you, you'll wish it did. A creepy, suspenseful saga of family, horror, and mystery, this is one story sure to leave you frightened of the woods at night, fog, and a... read more

For generations one family has been haunted by something... something that stalks. It sees and listens, it watches and follows. In the shadows and mist it waits, to take you, to hurt you, perhaps to kill you. And if it doesn't kill you, you'll wish it did. A creepy, suspenseful saga of family, horror, and mystery, this is one story sure to leave you frightened of the woods at night, fog, and a... read more

Feral (Once Bitten Twice Shy Series Book 1)

Anne Berkeley

Thaleia Llorente isn’t afraid of the dark, and doesn't believe in the supernatural, but when an incident during a party on Halloween night sends her fleeing into the woods in search of seclusion, she’ll come face to face with one of the creatures she had thought lived only in myths and legends.Bitten, she’ll need the protection and the help of Icarus Quirinus, her newfound and loathed alpha, t... read more

Thaleia Llorente isn’t afraid of the dark, and doesn't believe in the supernatural, but when an incident during a party on Halloween night sends her fleeing into the woods in search of seclusion, she’ll come face to face with one of the creatures she had thought lived only in myths and legends.Bitten, she’ll need the protection and the help of Icarus Quirinus, her newfound and loathed alpha, t... read more

Tempestuous (The Wild Hunt Series Book 1)

Anne Berkeley

The fiery-haired, tempestuous, Brynja Teare, lived anything but an average childhood. Her change in address was as unpredictable as the shift in weather, undergoing a life on the run in order to conceal her ability to govern thunder and lightning, wind and storms. Along with her father’s recent desertion, she lost the answers to a long list of questions. For starters, why does she possess such... read more

The fiery-haired, tempestuous, Brynja Teare, lived anything but an average childhood. Her change in address was as unpredictable as the shift in weather, undergoing a life on the run in order to conceal her ability to govern thunder and lightning, wind and storms. Along with her father’s recent desertion, she lost the answers to a long list of questions. For starters, why does she possess such... read more

Torrid (The Wild Hunt Series Book 2)

Anne Berkeley

Brynja Teare’s life has undergone serious changes, and in this compelling sequel to Tempestuous, she questions her choices, or lack thereof. Nothing in her life is what it seems. She finds lies and deceit at every corner. When she finds herself in the custody of the Teine King, will she take comfort in his arms, forsaking her bond with Galinn, or will she follow her berserker to Valhalla?

Brynja Teare’s life has undergone serious changes, and in this compelling sequel to Tempestuous, she questions her choices, or lack thereof. Nothing in her life is what it seems. She finds lies and deceit at every corner. When she finds herself in the custody of the Teine King, will she take comfort in his arms, forsaking her bond with Galinn, or will she follow her berserker to Valhalla?

I Need You Here: Standalone, HEA, Erotica Contemporary Romance, Suspense Romance, BDSM, Dominant Alpha Male, Action & Adventure Romance

Cynthia P. O'Neill

NOTE: This is a Complete Novel. No cliffhanger. Dual POV. Rated 18+ due to adult language and sexual content. This is an adult contemporary erotic romance filled with suspense and light elements of BDSM, Dom/sub play. This series centers around the Prescott family, their friends, and businesses. It includes computer hackers, unsavory characters, corporate hijinks. and a former crime syndicate ... read more

NOTE: This is a Complete Novel. No cliffhanger. Dual POV. Rated 18+ due to adult language and sexual content. This is an adult contemporary erotic romance filled with suspense and light elements of BDSM, Dom/sub play. This series centers around the Prescott family, their friends, and businesses. It includes computer hackers, unsavory characters, corporate hijinks. and a former crime syndicate ... read more

I Need You Always: Standalone HEA BBW Billionaire Alpha Male BDSM Suspense Contemporary Erotica (Need Series #1)

Cynthia P. O'Neill

NOTE: Complete Novel. No Cliffhanger. HEA. Dual POV. Rates 18+ for strong language and sexual content. This is an adult contemporary romance with erotic content. This series centers around the Prescott family, friends, and their businesses. It also includes light themes of BDSM, Dom/sub play, BBW, and crazy ex-boyfriends. These are stand alone books that create the series. You don't need to re... read more

NOTE: Complete Novel. No Cliffhanger. HEA. Dual POV. Rates 18+ for strong language and sexual content. This is an adult contemporary romance with erotic content. This series centers around the Prescott family, friends, and their businesses. It also includes light themes of BDSM, Dom/sub play, BBW, and crazy ex-boyfriends. These are stand alone books that create the series. You don't need to re... read more

Resist Me (McCoy Raven Brothers Book 1)

A.O. Peart

This edition is re-written and re-editedRESIST ME is the first installment in the McCoy Raven Brothers romantic suspense series. All books in this series are standalone and can be read in no particular order, but they interconnect through the characters. One fateful morning changes everything.Lisbeth Anderson, the lone eyewitness of a shocking murder, believes the FBI witness protection progra... read more

This edition is re-written and re-editedRESIST ME is the first installment in the McCoy Raven Brothers romantic suspense series. All books in this series are standalone and can be read in no particular order, but they interconnect through the characters. One fateful morning changes everything.Lisbeth Anderson, the lone eyewitness of a shocking murder, believes the FBI witness protection progra... read more

Reclaim Me ( McCoy Raven Brothers Book 2)

A.O. Peart

RECLAIM ME is the second installment in the McCoy Raven Brothers romantic suspense series. All books in this series are standalone and can be read in no particular order, but they interconnect through the characters.When the past comes charging back, the choice is never easy. Abused as a child, Willow Conrad has managed to develop compassion for others early in life. She believes there is some... read more

RECLAIM ME is the second installment in the McCoy Raven Brothers romantic suspense series. All books in this series are standalone and can be read in no particular order, but they interconnect through the characters.When the past comes charging back, the choice is never easy. Abused as a child, Willow Conrad has managed to develop compassion for others early in life. She believes there is some... read more

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