Lucy Vilankulu

Lucy Vilankulu - Editor

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Experienced copy editor and proofreader with publishing, agency and direct-author experience.

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Overview

I'm a copy editor and proofreader based in Minneapolis, MN. Experience with fiction and nonfiction ranging from paranormal romance to annual reports. Eleven years of working with occult publisher Llewellyn Worldwide grounded me in both alternative spirituality and "genre" fiction like romance, YA, supernatural, mystery and memoir.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Health & wellbeing
New Age
Religion & Spirituality
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Historical Fiction
Paranormal Romance
Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Freelance Copy Editor/Proofreader

Self-employed
January, 1998 – Present (over 21 years)

Twenty years’ experience editorial and proofreading for a range of publishing, advertising and marketing agencies. Clients include Minnesota Literature, Llewellyn Worldwide, and Patti Frazee (publishing services), as well as work with individual writers. I have edited nonfiction, fiction, YA, supernatural, supernatural romance, mystery, alternative spirituality and memoir.

Proofreader

Llewellyn Worldwide
August, 2004 – October, 2015 (about 11 years)

Proofreader on a range of books including YA, spirituality, health and wellness, supernatural, calendars, almanacs, and mystery.

Editor/Director

Minnesota Literature
March, 2004 – January, 2008 (almost 4 years)

Wrote and produced Minnesota Literature, a monthly publication of literary news, publications and opportunities in Minnesota published continuously from 1974-2009.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Pieces of Us

Margie Gelbwasser

Two families. Four teens. A summer full of secrets. Every summer, hidden away in a lakeside community in upstate New York, four teens leave behind their old identities . . . and escape from their turbulent lives. But when hes back in Philadelphia during the school year, Alex cannot suppress his anger at his father (who killed himself), his mother (whom he blames for it), and the girls who give... read more

Two families. Four teens. A summer full of secrets. Every summer, hidden away in a lakeside community in upstate New York, four teens leave behind their old identities . . . and escape from their turbulent lives. But when hes back in Philadelphia during the school year, Alex cannot suppress his anger at his father (who killed himself), his mother (whom he blames for it), and the girls who give... read more

Portrait of a Past-Life Skeptic: The True Story of a Police Detective's Reincarnation

Robert L. Snow

A veteran police detective, Robert Snow was devoted to evidence and hard facts—he had never given any thought to reincarnation. But during a hypnotic regression, he experiences a vivid awareness of being alive in three separate historical scenes. Remaining skeptical, Snow begins to investigate with the intention of disproving reincarnation. Instead, diligent research and corroboration from mul... read more

A veteran police detective, Robert Snow was devoted to evidence and hard facts—he had never given any thought to reincarnation. But during a hypnotic regression, he experiences a vivid awareness of being alive in three separate historical scenes. Remaining skeptical, Snow begins to investigate with the intention of disproving reincarnation. Instead, diligent research and corroboration from mul... read more

Llewellyn's 2016 Moon Sign Book: Conscious Living by the Cycles of the Moon (Llewellyn's Moon Sign Books)

Kris Brandt Riske Riske, Christeen Skinner, Sally Cragin, Mireille Blacke, Peg Aloi, Penny Kelly, Alice DeVille, Bruce Scofield, Charlie Rainbow Wolf, Michelle Perrin, Amy Herring, Robin Ivy Payton, David Pond, Llewellyn

For more than one hundred years, this easy-to-use guide has provided detailed times and dates to help you achieve success. Use the moon’s dynamic energies to get the best results for: Planting • Hunting • Fishing • Buying a Car • Training Pets • Asking for a Loan • Investing • Brewing • Entertaining • Starting a New Business • Household Chores • Buying Electronics • Weeding • Home Repairs • Ca... read more

For more than one hundred years, this easy-to-use guide has provided detailed times and dates to help you achieve success. Use the moon’s dynamic energies to get the best results for: Planting • Hunting • Fishing • Buying a Car • Training Pets • Asking for a Loan • Investing • Brewing • Entertaining • Starting a New Business • Household Chores • Buying Electronics • Weeding • Home Repairs • Ca... read more

Ghosts of Lincoln: Discovering His Paranormal Legacy

Adam Selzer

Abraham Lincoln is one of the most haunted—and haunting—presidents in US history. Sightings of Lincoln’s ghost, as well as the ghost of his assassin, have been reported for more than 150 years. Visited by eerie premonitions, morbid dreams, and unusual events that seem too bizarre to be coincidence, Lincoln has become the source of dozens of myths and paranormal mysteries. Investigating everyth... read more

Abraham Lincoln is one of the most haunted—and haunting—presidents in US history. Sightings of Lincoln’s ghost, as well as the ghost of his assassin, have been reported for more than 150 years. Visited by eerie premonitions, morbid dreams, and unusual events that seem too bizarre to be coincidence, Lincoln has become the source of dozens of myths and paranormal mysteries. Investigating everyth... read more

Killer Listing (A Darby Farr Mystery)

Vicki Doudera

Multimillion-dollar listings, hefty commissions, and cutthroat deals are the name of the game for Kyle Cameron, south Florida's stylish and driven star broker. But her fast-track life ends abruptly when she is fatally stabbed at an open house. Suspicious of the cops' haste in blaming the infamous "Kondo Killer," real estate agent Darby Farr puts her sharp instincts to work. Along with a disput... read more

Multimillion-dollar listings, hefty commissions, and cutthroat deals are the name of the game for Kyle Cameron, south Florida's stylish and driven star broker. But her fast-track life ends abruptly when she is fatally stabbed at an open house. Suspicious of the cops' haste in blaming the infamous "Kondo Killer," real estate agent Darby Farr puts her sharp instincts to work. Along with a disput... read more

In Too Deep

Amanda Grace

Carter didn’t rape me. People at school think he did. Suddenly, new friends are rushing to my side, telling me that Carter hurt them, too. They say he’s getting what he deserves. Maybe I don’t want to fix this. “Honest and constantly refreshing.”—Kirkus Reviews Sam is in love with her best friend Nick, but she can’t seem to tell him. So she decides to flirt with golden-boy Carter Wellesley, ho... read more

Carter didn’t rape me. People at school think he did. Suddenly, new friends are rushing to my side, telling me that Carter hurt them, too. They say he’s getting what he deserves. Maybe I don’t want to fix this. “Honest and constantly refreshing.”—Kirkus Reviews Sam is in love with her best friend Nick, but she can’t seem to tell him. So she decides to flirt with golden-boy Carter Wellesley, ho... read more

Chasing AllieCat

Rebecca Fjelland Davis

Dumped with relatives in a small Minnesota town for the summer, Sadie Lester is relying on her mountain bike to save her from total boredom. Then she meets Allie, a spiky-haired off-road mountain biker who's training for a major race. Allie leads Sadie and Joe, a cute fellow cyclist, up and down Mount Kato, and the three become close friends. But the exhilarating rush comes to a halt when they... read more

Dumped with relatives in a small Minnesota town for the summer, Sadie Lester is relying on her mountain bike to save her from total boredom. Then she meets Allie, a spiky-haired off-road mountain biker who's training for a major race. Allie leads Sadie and Joe, a cute fellow cyclist, up and down Mount Kato, and the three become close friends. But the exhilarating rush comes to a halt when they... read more

The Marginal Woman: Loving, Living, & Breaking Boundaries in a Pre-Feminist World

Shirley White Pearl

Shirley White Pearl was raised in an era when women stayed home and raised children, took care of the house and husband. But Shirley is anything but typical. In 1952, she set out to start her adult life at the University of Iowa. She marches in protests and diligently studies the science of the mind. She also gets married and has a child. Young and in love, she suddenly finds herself doing bat... read more

Shirley White Pearl was raised in an era when women stayed home and raised children, took care of the house and husband. But Shirley is anything but typical. In 1952, she set out to start her adult life at the University of Iowa. She marches in protests and diligently studies the science of the mind. She also gets married and has a child. Young and in love, she suddenly finds herself doing bat... read more

Nuclear Heartland, Revised Edition: A guide to the 450 land-based missiles of the United States

Nukewatch

In 1988, Nukewatch published the definitive guide to the 1,000 land-based nuclear missiles of the United States as a tool for peace activists. Because 450 land-based missiles still remain, we've revised and updated Nuclear Heartland as a renewed call for their abolition. This Revised Edition features: - Updated maps, directions, and photos for the 3 remaining missile fields in Montana, North D... read more

In 1988, Nukewatch published the definitive guide to the 1,000 land-based nuclear missiles of the United States as a tool for peace activists. Because 450 land-based missiles still remain, we've revised and updated Nuclear Heartland as a renewed call for their abolition. This Revised Edition features: - Updated maps, directions, and photos for the 3 remaining missile fields in Montana, North D... read more

Merlin Stone Remembered: Her Life and Works

Gloria Orenstein, David B. Axelrod, Carol F. Thomas, Lenny Schneir, Merlin Stone

Discover the extraordinary life and profound contributions of Merlin Stone, the renowned feminist, author, artist, historian, and speaker. With unparalleled access to Merlin’s unpublished writings, photos, and personal stories, Merlin Stone Remembered is a significant contribution to women’s studies, spirituality, and the ongoing struggle for gender equality. Known for her groundbreaking book ... read more

Discover the extraordinary life and profound contributions of Merlin Stone, the renowned feminist, author, artist, historian, and speaker. With unparalleled access to Merlin’s unpublished writings, photos, and personal stories, Merlin Stone Remembered is a significant contribution to women’s studies, spirituality, and the ongoing struggle for gender equality. Known for her groundbreaking book ... read more

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