Monica Burch

Monica Burch - Editor

Oviedo, FL, USA

Editor and Fiction enthusiast! While I have a passion for Fiction, I edit both Fiction and Non-Fiction. Let me help you flourish!

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Overview

I'm a Summa Cum Laude graduate from the University of North Florida with my Bachelor of Arts in English with minors in Psychology and Education. I am currently a copy editor for a local publishing company. I also tutor English and writing for all ages. I look forward to helping you discover the best writer in you!

I love to work with Middle Aged to Young Adult Fiction. However, I thoroughly enjoy editing all types of manuscripts as the variety keeps everything new and interesting! I am new to the editing world, but a fast learner and hard worker. I pay close attention to detail and want to make sure the author feels I haven't changed their story, but instead helped them bring it to life!
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Chick Lit
Coming of Age
Historical Fiction
Middle Grade
Middle Grade Fantasy
New Adult
Urban Fantasy
Young Adult Fantasy

Certifications

  • Writing Fiction Like a Pro
  • Keys to Effective Editing
  • Writing Young Adult Fiction
  • Writing the Fantasy Novel
  • Fundamentals of Technical Writing

Work experience

Copy Editor

Legacy Book Publishing
August, 2019 – Present (about 1 year)

• Evaluated, edited, and formatted manuscripts
• Wrote and edited back-cover copy
• Created publishing contracts and invoices
• Interacted with authors regarding contractual matters
• Assisted with day-to-day operations
• Responsible for the organization and interview of candidates for internship positions

Tutor

Varsity Tutors
September, 2019 – Present (11 months)

• Tutored undergraduate and K-12 students in literature and writing
• Coordinated scheduling with clients and responsible for invoicing clients
• Developed individualized lesson plans

Peer Tutor

Writing Center, University of North Florida
January, 2019 – April, 2019 (3 months)

• Tutored undergraduate and graduate students
• Developed and instructed writing workshops for UNF students

Pre-Intern

St. Augustine High School
January, 2018 – May, 2018 (4 months)

• Developed and instructed high school English lessons
• Evaluated and provided feedback on student work
• Managed 25 plus teenage students

Intern

Dignitas Technologies
May, 2015 – August, 2017 (over 2 years)

• Edited technical documents and proposals
• Audited company inventory
• Took photography in support of simulation products
• Performed tasks using Microsoft Office

Portfolio (1 selected work)

Under Southern Skies: The Five Little Robersons

Earleen Danford Shorey

The Five Little Robersons is a refreshing, wild ride, wherein the young honeymooners, happy yet anxious to begin their new lives together, face trials and tribulations. They cannot possibly foresee the numerous roads they will travel or moves they will make. From the rich timber-lands of the Carolinas to the lush Georgia forests, they built roads in the wild of the wetlands. They stepped acros... read more

The Five Little Robersons is a refreshing, wild ride, wherein the young honeymooners, happy yet anxious to begin their new lives together, face trials and tribulations. They cannot possibly foresee the numerous roads they will travel or moves they will make. From the rich timber-lands of the Carolinas to the lush Georgia forests, they built roads in the wild of the wetlands. They stepped acros... read more

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