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Patricia D. Eddy

Patricia D. Eddy - Editor

Seattle, WA

Your story deserves a compassionate, understanding editor who respects your voice and your passion.

Overview

Writing is my first love. Editing is my second. I love working with both new and established authors to polish their manuscripts. My job is to guide and suggest, teach and inform. You're the author, however, and you always have the final say. Connect with me to chat about my editing philosophy and method, and let's see if we're a fit.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Anthologies Crime & Mystery Dystopian Fantasy Paranormal Romance Romance Thriller Urban Fantasy
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs

Certifications

  • Professional Sequence in Editing, UC Berkeley

Work experience

Editor

Booktrope
May, 2015 – May, 2016 (about 1 year)

Editor

Self-employed
August, 2006 – Present (over 11 years)

Compassionate editing for the passionate writer.

Technical Editor

Microsoft
October, 2005 – Present (about 12 years)

Editor

Pearson Education
January, 2004 – April, 2009 (about 5 years)

Portfolio (17 selected works)

Crossing the Line: Without a Trace series, a contemporary sexy romance novel

Ally Bishop

I’ve never believed in love at first sight, which is probably why I write mysteries, and not romances, for a living. Besides, I’m too focused on expanding Elementary, a mystery dinner party business I own with my brother Noah. I don’t have time for romance.When the handsome and successful Ian Crane books our services, I can barely keep my wits about me. He’s setting fire to all my rules, and I... read more

I’ve never believed in love at first sight, which is probably why I write mysteries, and not romances, for a living. Besides, I’m too focused on expanding Elementary, a mystery dinner party business I own with my brother Noah. I don’t have time for romance.When the handsome and successful Ian Crane books our services, I can barely keep my wits about me. He’s setting fire to all my rules, and I... read more

Lost and Found

Kay Blake

Interracial Romance/Contemporary RomanceNovelette.Zoe Reynolds life is thrown in a tailspin when she catches her fiancé sleeping with his receptionist. Reeling from his betrayal and wanting a change fast, she cuts her hair and purchases tickets to go on a seven day cruise to the Caribbean. All Zoe wanted was some fun in the sun and some time to paint. That was until she meets handsome but shy ... read more

Interracial Romance/Contemporary RomanceNovelette.Zoe Reynolds life is thrown in a tailspin when she catches her fiancé sleeping with his receptionist. Reeling from his betrayal and wanting a change fast, she cuts her hair and purchases tickets to go on a seven day cruise to the Caribbean. All Zoe wanted was some fun in the sun and some time to paint. That was until she meets handsome but shy ... read more

Choosing to Dream (Sunset Dreams Series Book 2)

Jennifer Senhaji

Jenna Morris and Jacob Walker have finally given in to the flames of passion licking at their heels. But they're only allowed one, blissful week together before the responsibilities of Jen's café and Jake's new film wrench the new lovers from each other's arms.Struggling to keep insecurities at bay whilst involved in a long distance relationship with one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors ... read more

Jenna Morris and Jacob Walker have finally given in to the flames of passion licking at their heels. But they're only allowed one, blissful week together before the responsibilities of Jen's café and Jake's new film wrench the new lovers from each other's arms.Struggling to keep insecurities at bay whilst involved in a long distance relationship with one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors ... read more

Sea Breeze

Jennifer Senhaji

Jordan has never been in love, or been anywhere. Trapped in Vegas, she schleps drinks and dodges losers, while suffering under a burden only she can shoulder. Her life is an endless stretch of blah with no escape. Until now.Instead of looking back, she’s sailing forward.Eric has left his family and friends in San Francisco to travel the world, tending bar on a cruise ship to fund his adventure... read more

Jordan has never been in love, or been anywhere. Trapped in Vegas, she schleps drinks and dodges losers, while suffering under a burden only she can shoulder. Her life is an endless stretch of blah with no escape. Until now.Instead of looking back, she’s sailing forward.Eric has left his family and friends in San Francisco to travel the world, tending bar on a cruise ship to fund his adventure... read more

Angels in Disguise: A Novella (Disguising Love Book 1)

Jennifer Senhaji

Gabe, a software engineer with a long history of one-night stands and Alex, a practical romance writer with a distinct lack of romance in her life want to ring in the New Year with a little fun—and a lot of music—at a waterfront New Year's Eve bash where costumes disguise one's true nature. Abandoned by their friends and forced together, first impressions leave them disenchanted. But attractio... read more

Gabe, a software engineer with a long history of one-night stands and Alex, a practical romance writer with a distinct lack of romance in her life want to ring in the New Year with a little fun—and a lot of music—at a waterfront New Year's Eve bash where costumes disguise one's true nature. Abandoned by their friends and forced together, first impressions leave them disenchanted. But attractio... read more

Inside the Lines: Without a Trace series, a contemporary sexy romance novel

Ally Bishop

What happens in love might destroy you...Or remake you altogether.I make a living offering men and women their ultimate fantasies…as submissives of the mysterious Mistress Hathaway.I've never surrendered to anyone. That's not the way it works. Or rather, not the way I operate.But when the gorgeous Fin MacKenzie shows up in my life, he throws everything out of balance. Now I'm not sure who I am... read more

What happens in love might destroy you...Or remake you altogether.I make a living offering men and women their ultimate fantasies…as submissives of the mysterious Mistress Hathaway.I've never surrendered to anyone. That's not the way it works. Or rather, not the way I operate.But when the gorgeous Fin MacKenzie shows up in my life, he throws everything out of balance. Now I'm not sure who I am... read more

Madame Christmas

Ally Bishop

It's a slow day for a psychic on Christmas Eve, until an unexpected customer arrives. Will she hide behind the fiction she peddles for cash, or will the holiday spirit move her to give the gift of hope?

It's a slow day for a psychic on Christmas Eve, until an unexpected customer arrives. Will she hide behind the fiction she peddles for cash, or will the holiday spirit move her to give the gift of hope?

The Passion Thief

Anne McCarthy Strauss

The tumble between the sheets can get a little stale and infrequent in some marriages. At least that’s what Betty Boomer tells herself at night, while Stan, her husband of two decades, snores upright on the couch. Emboldened by too much Chardonnay, she searches the Internet for her college boyfriend Michael, the proverbial one who got away. Memories of their youthful passion reignite a lust Be... read more

The tumble between the sheets can get a little stale and infrequent in some marriages. At least that’s what Betty Boomer tells herself at night, while Stan, her husband of two decades, snores upright on the couch. Emboldened by too much Chardonnay, she searches the Internet for her college boyfriend Michael, the proverbial one who got away. Memories of their youthful passion reignite a lust Be... read more

Starting from Lost (Broken Beginnings Book 1)

S.K. Wills

Love is a risk. If you lose it all, would you dare to risk it twice?Hannah Rogers is lost: cynical, insecure, and withdrawn. Skeletons forged through a bad breakup that should have been a marriage proposal. Now four years later, Hannah follows her dead-end job to the big city where her only hope is to survive the next eight months as her flirtatious boss's personal assistant. The last thing he... read more

Love is a risk. If you lose it all, would you dare to risk it twice?Hannah Rogers is lost: cynical, insecure, and withdrawn. Skeletons forged through a bad breakup that should have been a marriage proposal. Now four years later, Hannah follows her dead-end job to the big city where her only hope is to survive the next eight months as her flirtatious boss's personal assistant. The last thing he... read more

Tales of the Siren: A StarbucksMelody

Melody Overton

Stories of one woman’s adventures with Starbucks, living in the backyard of their headquarters in Seattle. Get a peek behind the doors of the corporate headquarters of the world’s most recognizable coffee brand. Customers and partners come together in a series of delightful vignettes that illustrate how Starbucks works to create unique coffee and community service experiences. Enjoy a humanizi... read more

Stories of one woman’s adventures with Starbucks, living in the backyard of their headquarters in Seattle. Get a peek behind the doors of the corporate headquarters of the world’s most recognizable coffee brand. Customers and partners come together in a series of delightful vignettes that illustrate how Starbucks works to create unique coffee and community service experiences. Enjoy a humanizi... read more

Outside the Lines (Without a Trace Book 4)

Ally Bishop

Don’t take up space. Don’t talk too loud. Don’t tell anyone.Blue. I’ve always been the problem child. My name alone should have warned anyone with a half a mind that I’d be trouble. Who’s named for the broken crayon nobody wants?Professor Rhys Kennison should have seen me coming a mile away, and I should have known better than to fall for someone so far out of my league. But his touch is like ... read more

Don’t take up space. Don’t talk too loud. Don’t tell anyone.Blue. I’ve always been the problem child. My name alone should have warned anyone with a half a mind that I’d be trouble. Who’s named for the broken crayon nobody wants?Professor Rhys Kennison should have seen me coming a mile away, and I should have known better than to fall for someone so far out of my league. But his touch is like ... read more

Tracing the Line: a contemporary erotic romance novel (Without a Trace Book 3)

Ally Bishop

They say love doesn’t hurt.But it’s a lie. I promise you, love someone long enough, and they’ll destroy your soul.I’ve spent my life taking care of everyone else: my family, my ex-husband, my friends. Deep down, I know I should focus on myself, but how can I when I’ve got one sister about to implode while the other battles her own guilt?The minute I met Kai Isaac, I should’ve run in the opposi... read more

They say love doesn’t hurt.But it’s a lie. I promise you, love someone long enough, and they’ll destroy your soul.I’ve spent my life taking care of everyone else: my family, my ex-husband, my friends. Deep down, I know I should focus on myself, but how can I when I’ve got one sister about to implode while the other battles her own guilt?The minute I met Kai Isaac, I should’ve run in the opposi... read more

All the Pretty Bones (The Hunted Book 1)

Camela Thompson

In a world where demons and vampires lurk just beneath the surface, what you don’t know can kill you.After ten years of living in the shadow of her stalker, a diagnosis of terminal cancer pushes Olivia Kardos to take matters into her own hands. Her final days will not be spent isolated from the world, nor hiding like a hunted animal. It’s time for Mark Porter to die. Going against a trained ki... read more

In a world where demons and vampires lurk just beneath the surface, what you don’t know can kill you.After ten years of living in the shadow of her stalker, a diagnosis of terminal cancer pushes Olivia Kardos to take matters into her own hands. Her final days will not be spent isolated from the world, nor hiding like a hunted animal. It’s time for Mark Porter to die. Going against a trained ki... read more

Visions & Bones (The Hunted Book 3)

Camela Thompson

Only one rule stands between order and devastating chaos: Keep the supernatural hidden from humans. Olivia throws herself into enforcing the Covenant to dull the pain of losing the man who saved her from her stalker. Weathering the aftermath of a depraved demon left little room for questioning orders—after all, her life depends on her compliance.When Lucian finds a video of a comrade’s gruesom... read more

Only one rule stands between order and devastating chaos: Keep the supernatural hidden from humans. Olivia throws herself into enforcing the Covenant to dull the pain of losing the man who saved her from her stalker. Weathering the aftermath of a depraved demon left little room for questioning orders—after all, her life depends on her compliance.When Lucian finds a video of a comrade’s gruesom... read more

Blood, Spirit & Bone (The Hunted Book 2)

Camela Thompson

Olivia lives, but Lucian’s part in saving her may cost him his life. A stay of execution is dependent on Olivia’s acceptance of her inheritance—a duty to kill anyone who risks exposing the supernatural to the human world. They walk away from the Vampir Council with Lucian maimed, and Olivia reeling from a new life as something she’d never expected. Will she turn on the vampire who risked every... read more

Olivia lives, but Lucian’s part in saving her may cost him his life. A stay of execution is dependent on Olivia’s acceptance of her inheritance—a duty to kill anyone who risks exposing the supernatural to the human world. They walk away from the Vampir Council with Lucian maimed, and Olivia reeling from a new life as something she’d never expected. Will she turn on the vampire who risked every... read more

Too Clever by Half (A Davies & West Mystery) (Volume 2)

Will North

Naked, anonymous, the body found bobbing in the English Channel five miles off the coast of Cornwall is a baffling puzzle for Major Crimes Unit Detective Inspector Morgan Davies and her Scene of Crimes Manager, Calum West. Davies has no victim to name. West has no scene to investigate. The post-mortem confirms that the shallow wounds marking the corpse are due to torture. Two days later, a wom... read more

Naked, anonymous, the body found bobbing in the English Channel five miles off the coast of Cornwall is a baffling puzzle for Major Crimes Unit Detective Inspector Morgan Davies and her Scene of Crimes Manager, Calum West. Davies has no victim to name. West has no scene to investigate. The post-mortem confirms that the shallow wounds marking the corpse are due to torture. Two days later, a wom... read more

Fall with Me (Sixth Street Bands Book 2)

Jayne Frost

As the bassist for the band Caged, the last three years have been one, long non-stop party. Sure, I’ve had some regrets. Everyone does. But getting trapped in a relationship isn’t one of them. I know good and well what happens when the attraction fades. I’ve seen it first hand. Love is a zero sum game, so why play? As long as I'm upfront about my feelings, no one gets hurt. Besides, I'm never ... read more

As the bassist for the band Caged, the last three years have been one, long non-stop party. Sure, I’ve had some regrets. Everyone does. But getting trapped in a relationship isn’t one of them. I know good and well what happens when the attraction fades. I’ve seen it first hand. Love is a zero sum game, so why play? As long as I'm upfront about my feelings, no one gets hurt. Besides, I'm never ... read more

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