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Nancy Smay

Nancy Smay - Editor

I sharpen your prose but spare your voice. Romance is my specialty. Quick, responsive and flexible.

Overview

I'm a freelance editor with more than 20 years of professional editing and proofreading experience, the last 3 devoted to fiction, and romance specifically.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Romance

Work experience

Technical Writer/Editor

Department of Defense
May, 2015 – Present (over 2 years)

Writes and edits technical reports and studies for an analytical arm of the Navy.

Copyeditor

Entranced Publishing
April, 2014 – April, 2015 (12 months)

Worked as a copyeditor/proofreader for a small romance publisher.

Copy Editor

Swoon Romance
April, 2013 – April, 2014 (about 1 year)

Worked as copy/line editor and proofreader for a small romance imprint of Month 9 Books.

Technical writer/editor

Booz Allen Hamilton
December, 2009 – May, 2015 (over 5 years)

Worked as technical editor and writer for a government contractor.

Freelance editor and writer

Evident Ink
April, 2004 – Present (over 13 years)

Writes and edits across a variety of industries and genres for commercial clients, focused on romance for fiction clients.

Portfolio (4 selected works)

Some Sort of Love (Jillian and Levi): A Happy Crazy Love Novel

Melanie Harlow

You might think I had it all—a career I loved, a supportive family, the Nixon metabolism but not the Nixon ears, and a salary that supported my lavish taste in designer shoes, fine wine, and lacy lingerie … but I had no one to share it with.Until the day I ran into him—my one night stand from college with the crooked smile, let’s-get-out-of-here eyes, and dirty, dirty mouth. Cute and cocky the... read more

You might think I had it all—a career I loved, a supportive family, the Nixon metabolism but not the Nixon ears, and a salary that supported my lavish taste in designer shoes, fine wine, and lacy lingerie … but I had no one to share it with.Until the day I ran into him—my one night stand from college with the crooked smile, let’s-get-out-of-here eyes, and dirty, dirty mouth. Cute and cocky the... read more

The Year We Fell Down: A Hockey Romance (The Ivy Years Book 1)

Sarina Bowen

The sport she loves is out of reach. The boy she loves has someone else. What now?She expected to start Harkness College as a varsity ice hockey player. But a serious accident means that Corey Callahan will start school in a wheelchair instead.Across the hall, in the other handicapped-accessible dorm room, lives the too-delicious-to-be real Adam Hartley, another would-be hockey star with his l... read more

The sport she loves is out of reach. The boy she loves has someone else. What now?She expected to start Harkness College as a varsity ice hockey player. But a serious accident means that Corey Callahan will start school in a wheelchair instead.Across the hall, in the other handicapped-accessible dorm room, lives the too-delicious-to-be real Adam Hartley, another would-be hockey star with his l... read more

Midnight Mass (Priest Book 2)

Sierra Simone

We are told that God will punish the wicked. That sinful men will reap what they sow. We are told to scourge our souls with prayer and pain to become clean once again.Well, here I am. Wicked and sinful. Desperate to become clean...even though it feels so good to be dirty.But even I never expected what came next.Even I never expected my punishment to come so soon.***Midnight Mass is a novella a... read more

We are told that God will punish the wicked. That sinful men will reap what they sow. We are told to scourge our souls with prayer and pain to become clean once again.Well, here I am. Wicked and sinful. Desperate to become clean...even though it feels so good to be dirty.But even I never expected what came next.Even I never expected my punishment to come so soon.***Midnight Mass is a novella a... read more

P*rn Star

Laurelin Paige, Sierra Simone

"An original storyline with witty writing, captivating characters and scorching hot sex that also managed to make me highly emotional. Everything I want in a book!" ---New York Times Bestselling author Penelope WardYou know me.Come on, you know you do.Maybe you pretend you don't. Maybe you clear your browser history religiously. Maybe you pretend to be aghast whenever someone even mentions the... read more

"An original storyline with witty writing, captivating characters and scorching hot sex that also managed to make me highly emotional. Everything I want in a book!" ---New York Times Bestselling author Penelope WardYou know me.Come on, you know you do.Maybe you pretend you don't. Maybe you clear your browser history religiously. Maybe you pretend to be aghast whenever someone even mentions the... read more

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