Pam McElroy

Pam McElroy - Editor

San Francisco, CA, USA

Experienced copyeditor and proofreader of books and magazines in all genres and age categories, but my speciality is in teen books.

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I have fifteen years of publishing experience, from proofreading and copyediting, to managing editorial and subsidiary rights. I now work full time as a freelance copyeditor, proofreader, and typesetter. Some clients include Inkshares, Quarto, Black Point Press, Paper Lantern Lit, and the American Psychological Association.
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Crime & Mystery
Fantasy
LGBTQ
Literature
Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Children's - Non-fiction
Psychology

Work experience

Freelance Copyeditor, Proofreader, and Typesetter

Self-employed
January, 2013 – Present (over 6 years)

Editor

SF Apartment Magazine
May, 2016 – Present (over 3 years)

Managing Editor/International Sales

Zest Books
December, 2008 – May, 2012 (over 3 years)

Managing Editor

Razorbill, Penguin
December, 2006 – December, 2008 (about 2 years)

Production Editor

American Psychological Association
January, 2005 – December, 2006 (almost 2 years)

Portfolio (8 selected works)

Kill Creek

Scott Thomas

-Shortlisted for the 2017 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel-Winner of the American Library Association's Horror Book of 2017 "Intensely realized and beautifully orchestrated Gothic horror." —Joyce Carol Oates "A match for readers who enjoyed Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House." —Booklist (starred review) At the end of a dark prairie road, nearly forgotten in... read more

-Shortlisted for the 2017 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel-Winner of the American Library Association's Horror Book of 2017 "Intensely realized and beautifully orchestrated Gothic horror." —Joyce Carol Oates "A match for readers who enjoyed Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House." —Booklist (starred review) At the end of a dark prairie road, nearly forgotten in... read more

The Punch Escrow

Tal Klein

"An alt-futuristic hard-science thriller with twists and turns you'll never see coming. I couldn't put it down." —Felicia Day, founder of Geek & SundryIt’s the year 2147. Advancements in nanotechnology have enabled us to control aging. We’ve genetically engineered mosquitoes to feast on carbon fumes instead of blood, ending air pollution. And teleportation has become the ideal mode of transpor... read more

"An alt-futuristic hard-science thriller with twists and turns you'll never see coming. I couldn't put it down." —Felicia Day, founder of Geek & SundryIt’s the year 2147. Advancements in nanotechnology have enabled us to control aging. We’ve genetically engineered mosquitoes to feast on carbon fumes instead of blood, ending air pollution. And teleportation has become the ideal mode of transpor... read more

Sorcery for Beginners: A Simple Help Guide to a Challenging & Arcane Art (Codex Arcanum)

Matt Harry

Five-hundred years ago, sorcery began to fade from the world. As technology prevailed, combustion engines and computers replaced enchanted plows and spell books. Real magicians were hunted almost to extinction. Science became the primary system of belief, and the secrets of spell-casting were forgotten. That is … until now. Sorcery for Beginners is no fantasy or fairy tale. Written by arcane a... read more

Five-hundred years ago, sorcery began to fade from the world. As technology prevailed, combustion engines and computers replaced enchanted plows and spell books. Real magicians were hunted almost to extinction. Science became the primary system of belief, and the secrets of spell-casting were forgotten. That is … until now. Sorcery for Beginners is no fantasy or fairy tale. Written by arcane a... read more

Seconds to Live (Scarlet Falls Book 3)

Melinda Leigh

A Wall Street Journal bestsellerWildlife biologist Mac Barrett avoided his hometown of Scarlet Falls for years—too many bad memories. But when he receives the news that his father is dying, he rushes home only to discover he’s too late. Shaken, Mac retreats to his remote cabin seeking peace and solace. Instead, he crashes his jeep to narrowly avoid running over the naked body of a woman lying ... read more

A Wall Street Journal bestsellerWildlife biologist Mac Barrett avoided his hometown of Scarlet Falls for years—too many bad memories. But when he receives the news that his father is dying, he rushes home only to discover he’s too late. Shaken, Mac retreats to his remote cabin seeking peace and solace. Instead, he crashes his jeep to narrowly avoid running over the naked body of a woman lying ... read more

Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir

Liz Prince

Growing up, Liz Prince wasn't a girly girl, dressing in pink tutus or playing Pretty Pretty Princess like the other girls in her neighborhood. But she wasn't exactly one of the guys either, as she quickly learned when her Little League baseball coach exiled her to the outfield instead of letting her take the pitcher's mound. Liz was somewhere in the middle, and Tomboy is the story of her strug... read more

Growing up, Liz Prince wasn't a girly girl, dressing in pink tutus or playing Pretty Pretty Princess like the other girls in her neighborhood. But she wasn't exactly one of the guys either, as she quickly learned when her Little League baseball coach exiled her to the outfield instead of letting her take the pitcher's mound. Liz was somewhere in the middle, and Tomboy is the story of her strug... read more

Regine's Book: A Teen Girl's Last Words (True Stories)

Regine Stokke

Regine Stokke began to blog about her day-to-day life shortly after she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in 2008. Her stated purpose at the time was to give people a sense of what it was like to live with such a serious illness, and her blog became an almost instant classic. She writes openly about the emotional and physical aspects of her 15-month struggle to survive and expl... read more

Regine Stokke began to blog about her day-to-day life shortly after she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in 2008. Her stated purpose at the time was to give people a sense of what it was like to live with such a serious illness, and her blog became an almost instant classic. She writes openly about the emotional and physical aspects of her 15-month struggle to survive and expl... read more

Devil's Call

J. Danielle Dorn

“The Revenant with witches.” ―James Demonaco, screenwriter and director of The Purge seriesOn a dark night in the summer of 1859, three men enter the home of Dr. Matthew Callahan and shoot him dead in front of his pregnant wife. Unbeknownst to them, Li Lian, his wife, hails from a long line of women gifted in ways that scare most folks―the witches of the MacPherson clan―and her need for vengea... read more

“The Revenant with witches.” ―James Demonaco, screenwriter and director of The Purge seriesOn a dark night in the summer of 1859, three men enter the home of Dr. Matthew Callahan and shoot him dead in front of his pregnant wife. Unbeknownst to them, Li Lian, his wife, hails from a long line of women gifted in ways that scare most folks―the witches of the MacPherson clan―and her need for vengea... read more

Zoo Station (True Stories)

Christiane F., Christina Cartwright

In 1978 Christiane F. testified against a man who had traded heroin for sex with teenage girls at Berlin’s notorious Zoo Station. In the course of that trial, Christiane F. became connected with two journalists, and over time they helped to turn her story - which begins with a dysfunctional but otherwise fairly normal childhood - into an acclaimed bestseller. Christiane F.’s rapid descent into... read more

In 1978 Christiane F. testified against a man who had traded heroin for sex with teenage girls at Berlin’s notorious Zoo Station. In the course of that trial, Christiane F. became connected with two journalists, and over time they helped to turn her story - which begins with a dysfunctional but otherwise fairly normal childhood - into an acclaimed bestseller. Christiane F.’s rapid descent into... read more

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Heather Jacks
Aloha! This was an unexpectedly huge project---and Pam did a fantastic job. Thank you for your time, care and consideration with each and every page. I am delighted to include you--(Pam McElroy), in my acknowledgement page of the upcoming book. Cheers!

Heather Jacks, December 2018

Pam McElroy
Thank you, Heather! I enjoyed every minute :)

Reply from Pam McElroy

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