Lynn Carnefix

Lynn Carnefix - Editor

Louisville, KY, USA

Polish your text to a glow: Developmental, copy, line editing; final proofreading. Christian and Women's novels and memoir are my passions.

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Overview

One really learns a skill when you teach someone else how to do it. I’ve had lots of practice with editing skills as I taught composition, creative, essay and speech writing, poetry, stage scripts and grammar to middle school, HS, and community college students across 35 years. I have also tutored middle, HS, and college students in composition and language arts.
Finally, I graduated to editing, professionally.
2015: I edited a book-length manuscript for a non-native English speaking author to give a more general American tone to the language.
2016: I edited the text for a website under construction, Crow Practice.
2017: I edited the first audiobook I narrated and produced for ACX, a text by an admittedly “quirky writer,” Commoner, the Vagabond: a novel.
2018: I completed narration/production of 5 audiobooks for which I did a very different type of editing: I edited audio tracks in a Digital Audio Workstation (DAWS), Cubase Elements 9.5 . . . but I digress from text editing.
2019 was filled with a Developmental Edit of a 117,000w YA fantasy novel, Visions of a Kingdom’s Fall which is in the copy editing process.
2020: I edited a Health Ministry Nomination; an unrelated blogpost; collaborated on a Ministry resume.
I continue auditioning for audio book Narrator/Producer projects and accepting clients as Developmental, Line, Copy Editor, and Proofreader for written texts.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Parenting & Families
Fiction
Christian Fiction
Literary Fiction
Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • National Board Certified Teacher
  • Rank 1 English, Speech, Communications certified

Work experience

Editor, Narrator, Producer

Self-employed
January, 1989 – Present (over 33 years)

I taught students to compose memoir, fiction narratives, poetry, speeches and essays for 35 years in high school and several years in college and as a tutor for college and high school students. Recently, I’ve assisted HS students in distance-learning. In addition to composition, I led students to analyze literature: its story line arc, metaphorical language, characterization, symbolism, description of setting and character, and the vividness of its language.
My colleagues sought me out to edit their written communications because they had discovered my exceptional knowledge of language rules and my willingness to help them craft and improve their writing. In 1989 I began a business to narrate and produce audio books for broadcast on radio and produced Julie, Catherine Marshall's final novel published after her death. This audio book was aired on a Somerset, KY radio station and made available to libraries by North Star Audio Books. Retired from public school teaching in 2015, I began editing books and auditioning to narrate and produce audio books. I can help authors with Developmental edits, Line edits-sentence by sentence, Copyedits and final Proofreading. I'm confident I can help you bring your text to a polished glow.

Portfolio (2 selected works)

The "Butterfly Disease": Spiritual and Emotional Causes of Cancer

Asta Saulis

Although cancer is considered by many as a horrible and usually fatal disease, which strikes out of a sudden, when you least expect it, this book aims to show that the causes of cancer may lie within ourselves, i.e. our thinking, emotions, and choices. The case studies of pancreatic and uterine cancer illustrate how certain limiting beliefs and the neglect of the needs of one’s body and soul m... read more

Although cancer is considered by many as a horrible and usually fatal disease, which strikes out of a sudden, when you least expect it, this book aims to show that the causes of cancer may lie within ourselves, i.e. our thinking, emotions, and choices. The case studies of pancreatic and uterine cancer illustrate how certain limiting beliefs and the neglect of the needs of one’s body and soul m... read more

Commoner the Vagabond: A Novel

Robin Ray

A young airman with Asperger's Syndrome, summarily discharged from military duty and plagued by serious mental health issues, becomes homeless and has frequent encounters with the law. Through his exploits, he inadvertently provides the inspiration for a popular TV show and becomes the hope of the poor and downtrodden in his hometown of Seattle.

A young airman with Asperger's Syndrome, summarily discharged from military duty and plagued by serious mental health issues, becomes homeless and has frequent encounters with the law. Through his exploits, he inadvertently provides the inspiration for a popular TV show and becomes the hope of the poor and downtrodden in his hometown of Seattle.

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