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Shea MacLeod

Shea MacLeod - Editor

Portland, OR, United States

Editorial Review/Critique, Developmental Editing, Proofreading

Overview

With more than twenty years of experience in writing, and over ten years of experience as a professional in editorial critique and developmental editing, I will give your manuscript that magic touch that will make it shine. Beware head hopping, passive voice slips, and plot holes! My critiqued works include USA Today best-selling cozy mysteries by Emma Jameson, and award winning contemporary and paranormal romances by Tara West. I've also done developmental editing for authors such as Eve Langlais and Disa Dawn. While I enjoy editing nearly all genres of fiction, my specialties are romance (paranormal, contemporary, suspense, scfifi, etc), urban fantasy, cozy mysteries, and epic fantasy. And while I'm American, I spent many years in the UK so am familiar with the differences in language and spelling. With over 35 published titles myself, I know the hard work and dedication it takes to make your story come to life.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Dystopian Fantasy Holiday Humor & Comedy Paranormal Romance Romance Science Fiction Short Story Thriller

Work experience

Author

Shéa MacLeod
June, 2011 – Present (over 6 years)

Written and published 35+ titles in paranormal romance, urban fantasy, contemporary romance, and cozy mystery.

CEO

Self-employed
January, 2007 – Present (almost 11 years)

Providing editorial critique, developmental editing, and proofreading services.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

Dead and Delicious (Eternally Yours Book 5)

Tara West

Five things I learned while being a fallen angel zombie:1. Duct tape works better than embalming.2. Alopecia is not my favorite hairstyle.3. Fried demons smell like bacon.4. This brain breath is affecting my love life.5. Nothing ruins a honeymoon like an apocalypse.

Five things I learned while being a fallen angel zombie:1. Duct tape works better than embalming.2. Alopecia is not my favorite hairstyle.3. Fried demons smell like bacon.4. This brain breath is affecting my love life.5. Nothing ruins a honeymoon like an apocalypse.

Say You Need Me: Cesar Cruz: Book Three (Something More 7)

Tara West

I need Cesar Cruz. God, how I need him. He says he needs me, too, even after we’re caught up in an emotional whirlwind—faced with an unexpected pregnancy, Cesar’s jealous ex-lover, and his pushy family. When nightmares from my past resurface, I need Cesar’s strength and courage more than ever, but will it be enough to keep that vortex from swallowing us whole?

I need Cesar Cruz. God, how I need him. He says he needs me, too, even after we’re caught up in an emotional whirlwind—faced with an unexpected pregnancy, Cesar’s jealous ex-lover, and his pushy family. When nightmares from my past resurface, I need Cesar’s strength and courage more than ever, but will it be enough to keep that vortex from swallowing us whole?

Of Water and Sky: The Seekin Trilogy: Book One

Disa Dawn

Awaken one…awaken them all.Insomniac Piper Laurel focuses on the simple things, the feel-good things. She likes her coffee black, her wine cheap, and her men gone by morning. But when her last living relative dies, she must confront the feel-bad things. She’s the last Laurel, she’s almost thirty, and she’s completely alone.When she returns to her sleepy seaside hometown, her ex is still as yum... read more

Awaken one…awaken them all.Insomniac Piper Laurel focuses on the simple things, the feel-good things. She likes her coffee black, her wine cheap, and her men gone by morning. But when her last living relative dies, she must confront the feel-bad things. She’s the last Laurel, she’s almost thirty, and she’s completely alone.When she returns to her sleepy seaside hometown, her ex is still as yum... read more

Divorce Can Be Deadly (Dr. Benjamin Bones Mysteries Book 2)

Emma Jameson

Two ghosts troubled Dr. Benjamin Bones. One he feared would never release him. Another he worried might slip away, however much he tightened his grip...So begins the long-awaited second book in Emma Jameson's wartime cozy mystery series. Return to Birdswing, a tiny Cornish village, in the bitter winter of 1939 and revisit old friends as they embark on more amateur sleuthing. Lady Juliet is vex... read more

Two ghosts troubled Dr. Benjamin Bones. One he feared would never release him. Another he worried might slip away, however much he tightened his grip...So begins the long-awaited second book in Emma Jameson's wartime cozy mystery series. Return to Birdswing, a tiny Cornish village, in the bitter winter of 1939 and revisit old friends as they embark on more amateur sleuthing. Lady Juliet is vex... read more

Marriage Can Be Murder (Dr. Benjamin Bones Mysteries Book 1)

Emma Jameson

Murder in Haunted CornwallOn the eve of World War II, Dr. Benjamin Bones is at war with himself. While most young men are being sent away to fight the Germans, Ben is chosen to serve on English soil. Ordered to move to wild, beautiful Cornwall, he must trade his posh London office and stylish city life for the tiny village of Birdswing, population 1,221 souls. But leaving his home and shelving... read more

Murder in Haunted CornwallOn the eve of World War II, Dr. Benjamin Bones is at war with himself. While most young men are being sent away to fight the Germans, Ben is chosen to serve on English soil. Ordered to move to wild, beautiful Cornwall, he must trade his posh London office and stylish city life for the tiny village of Birdswing, population 1,221 souls. But leaving his home and shelving... read more

Smuggled (The Mercenary Series Book 1)

Suzanne E. Lang

Even a bad boy on the wrong side of the law can fall in love.I can't believe I fell off the freaking cruise ship. Drowning seems certain until Lillie is rescued by a hot guy. A sinfully, sexy man who is also a criminal.I should kill her. She's seen too much. She knows what Cole is. And yet, he can't quite bring himself to toss her to the sharks, especially when she's more than willing to seduc... read more

Even a bad boy on the wrong side of the law can fall in love.I can't believe I fell off the freaking cruise ship. Drowning seems certain until Lillie is rescued by a hot guy. A sinfully, sexy man who is also a criminal.I should kill her. She's seen too much. She knows what Cole is. And yet, he can't quite bring himself to toss her to the sharks, especially when she's more than willing to seduc... read more

Tortured (The Mercenary Series)

Suzanne E. Lang

She’ll do anything to find her brother, even torture a man for answers—but can she handle it when he decides to return the favor? Steph’s brother has gone missing and she’s found a guy who might have answers, but he’s not coughing up the goods. A little torture will loosen Gavin’s tongue. But when pain doesn’t work, she relies on seduction to get him to talk. Except her plan to tease him into ... read more

She’ll do anything to find her brother, even torture a man for answers—but can she handle it when he decides to return the favor? Steph’s brother has gone missing and she’s found a guy who might have answers, but he’s not coughing up the goods. A little torture will loosen Gavin’s tongue. But when pain doesn’t work, she relies on seduction to get him to talk. Except her plan to tease him into ... read more

The Beast With Silver Eyes (The Red Slipper Series) (Volume 3)

Miranda Mayer

Forced to accompany a childhood tormentor on a journey to the seaside, Keela is thrown into a situation that seems bleak and disagreeable. She could never expect that from this traumatic and horrifying journey, she would find friendship with man who could potentially steal her heart. A deposed, crownless King, with few aspirations and a history of apathy and idleness, Edrick is making his own ... read more

Forced to accompany a childhood tormentor on a journey to the seaside, Keela is thrown into a situation that seems bleak and disagreeable. She could never expect that from this traumatic and horrifying journey, she would find friendship with man who could potentially steal her heart. A deposed, crownless King, with few aspirations and a history of apathy and idleness, Edrick is making his own ... read more

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