Monique Gooch

Monique Gooch - Editor

Nashville, TN, United States

Lover of the written word. Author of New Adult and Adult Literary and Commercial Fiction. Host of Writer's Group in TN.

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Overview

Currently an editor at R.H. Boyd Publishing in Nashville, TN. I host my own writer's workshop, "Mastering Writing Workshop". I also serve on the board of Carneige Writers and teach Creative Writing at the Nashville Community Education Center. I am a freelance Writer and editor with 8 plus years of experience. Advanced knowledge of syntax, grammar and punctuation. Advanced in Chicago citation style as well as AP and MLA. Previously worked with a screenwriter in 2016--I came on as script editor. The film, "Sunset Unseen" went on to win an award at the Atlanta Film Festival.
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
African American Fiction
Holiday
LGBTQ Fiction
Literary Fiction
Plays & Screenplays
Romance
Women's Fiction
Young Adult
Non-Fiction
LGBTQ Non-Fiction

Certifications

  • The Keys to Effective Editing 2017
  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations
  • Minor in Creative Writing

Awards

  • Sunset Unseen winner in ATL Film Festival - Script Editor

Work experience

Editor

RH Boyd Publishing
August, 2019 – Present (about 2 years)

Acquisitions Editor

True Vine Publishing
July, 2017 – January, 2018 (6 months)

- Review manuscripts received for Executive Director, Tim Boyd
- Proofread, edit, and make any content changes necessary to manuscripts
- Network and approach indie authors and bring them on board with True Vine

Freelance Writer and Editor

Self-employed
July, 2009 – Present (over 12 years)

I have been a freelance writer and editor for eight years. I have volunteered many hours to non-profits (mostly for free) creating ads, news releases and media advisories.

I also have my own editing services and offer many different types of edits (from proofreading to content development editing)

Portfolio (3 selected works)

You Better Not Pout

Monique Gooch

Evelyn Vanderbilt found something else to make her blood heat this Christmas season besides the eggnog and her annoying little sisters… a model. Evelyn spent her entire life being compared to her younger sisters. Not only did they receive all-star everything growing up, they even got married before she did. Now at every family function they are eager to rub it in her face. Evelyn would rather ... read more

Evelyn Vanderbilt found something else to make her blood heat this Christmas season besides the eggnog and her annoying little sisters… a model. Evelyn spent her entire life being compared to her younger sisters. Not only did they receive all-star everything growing up, they even got married before she did. Now at every family function they are eager to rub it in her face. Evelyn would rather ... read more

Just Kylie

Monique Gooch

Kylie Bransford was all girl. She loved her long black hair that touched her lower back, and refused to cut it no matter how much her mother pleaded. She wore pink sneakers on the field when she cheered, her room was surrounded by mermaids, and her walls were decorated in pink and purple shades. She was "all" girl. Kylie loved to be on the go and in the know. The only thing that made not only ... read more

Kylie Bransford was all girl. She loved her long black hair that touched her lower back, and refused to cut it no matter how much her mother pleaded. She wore pink sneakers on the field when she cheered, her room was surrounded by mermaids, and her walls were decorated in pink and purple shades. She was "all" girl. Kylie loved to be on the go and in the know. The only thing that made not only ... read more

A Dance in December

Monique Gooch

“It’s the seventh grade Winterwonderland Dance at Westwood Junior High and thus far, 12-year-old Samira has come up short with the boys, as always.” All this stylish, yet bashful tween wants this holiday season is one slow dance. Just one. And hopefully, with the boy of her dreams. Carter Ward. But he doesn’t even know she exists! Or does he? With the help of her beloved, and sometimes annoyin... read more

“It’s the seventh grade Winterwonderland Dance at Westwood Junior High and thus far, 12-year-old Samira has come up short with the boys, as always.” All this stylish, yet bashful tween wants this holiday season is one slow dance. Just one. And hopefully, with the boy of her dreams. Carter Ward. But he doesn’t even know she exists! Or does he? With the help of her beloved, and sometimes annoyin... read more

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