I'm an editor specializing in all genres of romance, young adult fiction, and new adult. After a year editing textbooks, I spent more than five years editing romance and young adult fiction at Kensington Publishing before becoming a freelancer. I've been freelancing for 6 years, providing a variety of editorial services for publishers (such as Grand Central and Sourcebooks) and authors. I'm also a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association.
Want to self publish your book? Looking for feedback before submitting to agents and editors? Trying to revise after a few rejections? I can help. I truly enjoy helping authors make their project shine, and have a successful history of helping authors grow their careers. Let's make something awesome together!
No Longer a Gentleman by Mary Jo Putney
Nowhere Near Respectable by Mary Jo Putney
Phantom Shadows by Dianne Duvall
USA Today Bestsellers:
Howl for It by Shelly Laurenston and Cynthia Eden
Provoked by Rebecca Zanetti
The Danger of Desire by Elizabeth Essex
Angel in Chains by Cynthia Eden
Rebel by Zoe Archer (aka Eva Leigh)
My portfolio below shows a small sample of the titles I've edited.
Providing a variety of editorial services for publishers (such as Grand Central and Sourcebooks) and authors
Focused on Brava, Zebra, and KTeen imprints
Worked with authors such as Mary Jo Putney, Cynthia Eden, Zoe Archer, Elizabeth Essex, Marni Bates, Dianne Duvall, and Rebecca Zanetti
Responsible for over 25 authors, handling all aspects of getting a book to print: negotiating with agents, creating concepts for covers, approving back cover copy, helping authors with marketing strategy, etc
Acted as writer liaison in charge of trafficking and assigning all content, as well as training new writers in specific content needs and methodology
Responsible for all Pre-College in-house copyediting
Responsible for production duties, including preparing manuscripts to be sent to printer, checking blues, generating answer keys and question categorizations for scannable tests
Responsible for editorial duties, including: evaluating manuscripts, reader reports, writing rejection letters, line edits, writing back cover copy, author alterations, art fact sheets, trafficking manuscripts, etc.
Never Say "Never" To Passion. . . Lizzie Paxton's dream in life is to be a widow--if only she could skip the wedding and the husband. When her childhood friend Captain James Marlowe proposes a marriage in name only, she accepts, knowing she'll have the independence she craves once he sets sail. Though James is the only man Lizzie trusts, she doesn't trust the scintillating desire he evokes in ... read more
Mary Jo Putney's riveting Lost Lords series unleashes a high stakes royal plot--which may prove easier for Damian Mackenzie to handle than his own unruly desire. . .He's a bastard and a gambler and society's favorite reprobate. But to Lady Kiri Lawford he's a hero--braver than the smugglers he rescues her from, more honorable than any lord she's ever met, and far more attractive than any man h... read more
Grey Sommers, Lord Wyndham, never met a predicament he couldn't charm his way out of. Then a tryst with a government official's wife during a bit of casual espionage in France condemns him to a decade in a dungeon, leaving him a shadow of his former self. Yet his greatest challenge may be the enigmatic spy sent to free his body--the only woman who might heal his soul.Cassie Fox lost everything... read more
Mortal SinAs a fallen Angel of Death, Azrael is cursed to walk the earth alone in search of redemption. One night, as he wanders the streets of New Orleans, he discovers a woman surrounded by panther shifters. No longer able to contain the anger simmering within, Az summons his dark powers and attacks, determined to protect this innocent human from certain death.Only Jade Pierce is no delicate... read more
To most people, the realm of magic is the stuff of nursery rhymes and dusty libraries. But for Capt. Gabriel Huntley, it's become quite real and quite dangerous. . .In Hot Pursuit. . .The vicious attack Capt. Gabriel Huntley witnesses in a dark alley sparks a chain of events that will take him to the ends of the Earth and beyond--where what is real and what is imagined become terribly confused... read more
A Handsome Devil1762. James Sherbourne, Earl of Whitney, is a gambling man. Not for the money. But for the thrill, the danger--and the company: Whit has become one of the infamous Hellraisers, losing himself in the chase for adventure and pleasure with his four closest friends.Which was how Whit found himself in a gypsy encampment, betting against a lovely Romani girl. Zora Grey's smoky voice ... read more
I'm Mackenzie Wellesley, and I've spent my life avoiding the spotlight. But that was four million hits ago. . .Blame it on that grade school ballet recital, when I tripped and pulled the curtain down, only to reveal my father kissing my dance instructor. At Smith High, I'm doing a pretty good job of being the awkward freshman people only notice when they need help with homework. Until I send a... read more
Time may not heal all wounds--but she can.You'd think being able to heal people with a touch would be a blessing. But to 17-year-old Remy O'Malley, it's more like a curse. Every injury Remy heals becomes her own. She lives in fear of the day she's forced to mend a wound from which she can't recover--and she's desperate to keep her amazing ability a secret.Enter Asher Blackwell, a scarred eight... read more
RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance NomineeIn this dazzling, sensual novel, Dianne Duvall beckons readers into a world of vampires, immortals, and humans with extraordinary gifts. . .where passion can last forever, if you're willing to pay the price. . . Once, Sarah Bingham's biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded strange... read more
It was their parents' ranch, through the good days and the bad. But if they want to hang on to their land, their pride, and their family, the three Sorentino sisters will have to reinvent it from the ground up--and one of them just may reinvent herself in the process...Cowboys have never been good for Amy Sorentino. First her hard-riding father bankrupted the family farm. Then her all-hat-no-c... read more
Laird Keir McQuade is a newcomer to his title, and has much work before him to restore the McQuade honor. Finding a wife is an excellent start. He's duty-bound to go to court and swear homage to his king anyway, a perfect opportunity--were not court women trussed in stupid fashions and corrupted with false mannerisms. Of course, not every lady hides behind a powdered face. . .Helena Knyvett ma... read more
First comes seduction. . .As children, Desmond Ryland, Marquess of Conover, and Laurette Vincent were inseparable. As young adults, their friendship blossomed into love. But then fate intervened, sending them down different paths. Years later, Con still can't forget his beautiful Laurette. Now he's determined to make her his forever. There's just one problem. Laurette keeps refusing his marria... read more
A TIME FOR WAR…A casualty of the war between the demons and the vampires, Jase Kayrs has been missing for six long years. His older brothers want answers—but they’re going to have to get them from an unlikely source. For when Kane Kayrs tracks down Amber Freebird, what he finds is a blonde, vegan pacifist who has no intention of using her skills in his war…A TIME FOR LOVE…Amber enjoys her life... read more
Goodnight's breezy style with a believable heroine, lively conflicts and lots of best-friend confidences elevates this above the usual chick lit fare. --Publishers Weekly"AUSTENTATIOUS is a fresh romantic adventure with a cast of characters who kept me turning pages way past my bedtime." --Cindy Jones, My Jane Austen Summer"This humorous romance will appeal to all Austen fans while bringing a ... read more
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Literary agent, experienced proofreader, line editor with experience in literary fiction, nonfiction, and academic work!
Former Senior Editor at Ballantine Books; specializes in content editing of non-fiction (self-help, parenting, wellbeing) & fiction.