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Lucas Gonzalez

Lucas Gonzalez - Editor

Seattle, WA, United States

Editor (and dog expert) specializing in dark fiction from short stories to full-length horror and thrillers.

Overview

Working with an editor shouldn't be a scary, uncertain process—let's keep the dread and suspense to your plots, not the process! I maintain a high-level of customer courtesy to ensure that my client feels respected, comfortable, and understood. I believe that author-editor relationships founded on trust will translate into greater transparency between authors and their readers.

Along with patience, intuition, and an eye for detail, I will work with efficiency to complete a project in a timely manner, whether it be a big-picture developmental edit or assessment, or a more detail-oriented copyedit or proofread.

I'm a member of the Northwest Independent Editors Guild and a contractor for a Seattle-based editorial firm. I've worked on proofreading, copyediting, and manuscript styling with clients such as Amazon Publishing, National Geographic, and Seventeen Magazine.

I'm also a professional dog trainer, and I love working on all genres of dog-related manuscripts!

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Horror Literature Short Story Thriller

Certifications

  • Certificate in Editing, University of Washington

Work experience

Owner

Self-employed
June, 2017 – Present (7 months)

Freelance assessment, proofreading, dev and copy editing for fiction and nonfiction clients.

Resource Partner (Contractor)

Seattle-based Editorial Firm
July, 2017 – Present (6 months)

Styling, copyediting, proofreading, format proofing fiction and nonfiction manuscripts for Amazon Publishing and National Geographic clients. Writing promotional copy for Amazon Publishing literary journal, Day One. Effective collaboration with team throughout book-production process.

Editorial Intern

Dreaming Big Publications
May, 2016 – September, 2016 (4 months)

Copyedited poetry, fiction/nonfiction for press’ website. Maintained positive professional communications with authors. Practiced acquisitions on fiction/nonfiction novel and short story submissions. Reviewed books on Amazon platform.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

The Bacchanal: And Other Horrific Tales

Kristi King-Morgan, Teel James Glenn, Joe DiCicco, John Kaniecki, Donald McCarthy, T.S. Hall, Lorraine Nelson, Kathryn Hearst, Shannon Hollinger, Ray Dean, John Robinson, Thomas Kleaton, Sean Taylor, Nikki Browning

An artist whose love for his wife has horrific results. A babysitting job gone horribly wrong. A talent agency that promises success no matter what; even if you are the one standing in the way. This chilling collection of modern horror stories is sure to have you peeking warily around corners and walking just a bit faster down dark streets. Full of both creepy events and morbid humor, The Bacc... read more

An artist whose love for his wife has horrific results. A babysitting job gone horribly wrong. A talent agency that promises success no matter what; even if you are the one standing in the way. This chilling collection of modern horror stories is sure to have you peeking warily around corners and walking just a bit faster down dark streets. Full of both creepy events and morbid humor, The Bacc... read more

Day One

Day One

Day One is a weekly literary journal dedicated to short fiction from debut writers, English translations of stories from around the world, and poetry. Each issue showcases one writer and poet and includes an introduction from the editor, an interview with the authors, and occasional bonus content. Day One features cover art commissioned from emerging artists and illustrators, and readers will ... read more

Day One is a weekly literary journal dedicated to short fiction from debut writers, English translations of stories from around the world, and poetry. Each issue showcases one writer and poet and includes an introduction from the editor, an interview with the authors, and occasional bonus content. Day One features cover art commissioned from emerging artists and illustrators, and readers will ... read more

Close to Home (The Tracy Crosswhite Series Book 5)

Robert Dugoni

New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni’s acclaimed series continues as Tracy Crosswhite is thrown headlong into the path of a killer conspiracy.While investigating the hit-and-run death of a young boy, Seattle homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite makes a startling discovery: the suspect is an active-duty serviceman at a local naval base. After a key piece of case evidence goes missing,... read more

New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni’s acclaimed series continues as Tracy Crosswhite is thrown headlong into the path of a killer conspiracy.While investigating the hit-and-run death of a young boy, Seattle homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite makes a startling discovery: the suspect is an active-duty serviceman at a local naval base. After a key piece of case evidence goes missing,... read more

Five Minutes to Kill: How the HBO Young Comedians Special Changed the Lives of 1989’s Funniest Comics (Kindle Single)

Fred Stoller

My Seinfeld Year author Fred Stoller returns with a memoir about life, death, and stand-up.In the 1980s and the 1990s, HBO’s annual Young Comedians Special was the ultimate launching pad for emerging comics looking to break into the world of show business. The Young Comedians Special produced some of the most recognizable—and bankable—comedic stars of all time, including Sam Kinison, Bob Saget... read more

My Seinfeld Year author Fred Stoller returns with a memoir about life, death, and stand-up.In the 1980s and the 1990s, HBO’s annual Young Comedians Special was the ultimate launching pad for emerging comics looking to break into the world of show business. The Young Comedians Special produced some of the most recognizable—and bankable—comedic stars of all time, including Sam Kinison, Bob Saget... read more

The Big Dino-pedia for Small Learners - Dinosaur Books for Kids | Children's Animal Books

Baby Professor

Dinosaurs are big and scary but for some reason, kids love them! Perhaps it’s because of the imaginative and creative value dinosaurs have. They no longer exist so kids can only imagine how walking with them must be like. Fuel your child’s imagination even more by getting him/her a copy of this dinosaur book for kids. Grab a copy today!

Dinosaurs are big and scary but for some reason, kids love them! Perhaps it’s because of the imaginative and creative value dinosaurs have. They no longer exist so kids can only imagine how walking with them must be like. Fuel your child’s imagination even more by getting him/her a copy of this dinosaur book for kids. Grab a copy today!

Seventeen

Hearst Magazines

Seventeen is the iconic fashion and beauty magazine for teens that helps them look good, feel great, and be their best! It's fun to be Seventeen!The Kindle Edition of this magazine includes Page View. In Page View, your magazines look just like the printed edition with all the photos and formatting.

Seventeen is the iconic fashion and beauty magazine for teens that helps them look good, feel great, and be their best! It's fun to be Seventeen!The Kindle Edition of this magazine includes Page View. In Page View, your magazines look just like the printed edition with all the photos and formatting.

A Welcome Respite: How I Regained My Strength, Patience, and Well-Being While Caregiving

Kathryn Leigh Scott

For any caregiver who ever needed to feel renewed, Kathryn Leigh Scott offers a compassionate acknowledgment of the love, patience, and determination it takes to do the right thing for yourself and for those you love.When Kathryn Leigh Scott’s husband, Geoff, was diagnosed with a terminal illness, she had to become his caregiver. As powerless as she was to stop the effects of the disease, she ... read more

For any caregiver who ever needed to feel renewed, Kathryn Leigh Scott offers a compassionate acknowledgment of the love, patience, and determination it takes to do the right thing for yourself and for those you love.When Kathryn Leigh Scott’s husband, Geoff, was diagnosed with a terminal illness, she had to become his caregiver. As powerless as she was to stop the effects of the disease, she ... read more

Plushinomicon: The Legends of Teddy Bear Island

Kristi King-Morgan, Connor MaDonald, B. Jaymes Condon, Kelly Caldwell, Joseph Ezell, Anthony Fierro, John Ladner

Teddy Bear Island has as many grizzly tales as it does flesh-eating plushies, and it’s bursting at the seams. From the elven vagabond lurking the jungle to the hired mercenaries looting the temple, every corner of the island has its own history, and its own secrets. Tear into this collection of curious, creepy, and downright crazy adventures based on Teddy Bear Island RPG, where escape is neve... read more

Teddy Bear Island has as many grizzly tales as it does flesh-eating plushies, and it’s bursting at the seams. From the elven vagabond lurking the jungle to the hired mercenaries looting the temple, every corner of the island has its own history, and its own secrets. Tear into this collection of curious, creepy, and downright crazy adventures based on Teddy Bear Island RPG, where escape is neve... read more

The Dragon King (The Alaris Chronicles Book 3)

Mike Shelton

Evil is spreading across the Western Continent. One by one, kingdom, king, and wizard are falling under its influence. Dragon King Bakari, Battlemaster Alli, and High Wizard Roland are now powerful leaders in their own right. Differing missions and responsibilities have separated them; Bakari flies north to find the last Dragon Rider, Alli goes south to find the source of the evil, and Roland,... read more

Evil is spreading across the Western Continent. One by one, kingdom, king, and wizard are falling under its influence. Dragon King Bakari, Battlemaster Alli, and High Wizard Roland are now powerful leaders in their own right. Differing missions and responsibilities have separated them; Bakari flies north to find the last Dragon Rider, Alli goes south to find the source of the evil, and Roland,... read more

Person Suit: An Anthology of Life, Loss, Love, Pain, and Mental Illness

Kristi King-Morgan

This collection of poetry, memoirs and stories of short fiction presents to the reader such themes as depression, suicide, hopelessness, grief, loss, love, mental illness, and abuse both emotional and physical experienced by the writers or someone close to them. This collection serves to demonstrate that hiding behind shame or fear rather than sharing emotional pain as the authors in these wor... read more

This collection of poetry, memoirs and stories of short fiction presents to the reader such themes as depression, suicide, hopelessness, grief, loss, love, mental illness, and abuse both emotional and physical experienced by the writers or someone close to them. This collection serves to demonstrate that hiding behind shame or fear rather than sharing emotional pain as the authors in these wor... read more

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