Preferred projects include manuscript reviews and critiques and developmental edits for YA, fantasy, mystery, humor/comedy, business, and faith-based manuscripts. I also specialize in author coaching to accompany critiques upon request.
- Copyediting Certification, University of California, San Diego
I currently work as a freelancer editor and company owner for authors and business professionals. Our team specializes in full-length manuscript development and editing.
(Texas-Based Publishing Service)
Coach and organizer of the copyediting and proofreading department, including process and document development, new hire coaching, team communication, meeting lead, and project assessment and assignment. Performed editorial and proofreading work, content edits and rewrites, manuscript restructures and interviews. Also worked with authors from start to finish--concept development to completion of a manuscript.
Acquisition of new YA and children's titles (also watching for prospective titles for our adult division), connecting with renowned and award-winning authors and public figures. These books covered a wide range of genres, but my specific interests were in dystopia, mystery and suspense, romance, comedy, and especially multicultural/ethnic topics. Authors ranged from well-known actors/actresses to award-winning musicians to social media personalities to award-winning and debut authors.
Other involvement included attending and speaking at writer and publisher conventions/conferences, teaching sessions, and seeking out passion projects to present to the team and to buyers. Building relationships with literary agents and publishers. Overseeing project timelines and trouble shooting problem areas for authors and the publisher. Performing macro/content edits on manuscripts and working with authors to strengthen their writing and stories. Being an expert in the field, personable, and caring deeply about each authors work and big picture goals.
Creative Word Editing
Creative Word Editing began as a small editorial services company, working with authors in coaching, editing, and proofreading. Over the years, the need to grow the company and the services offered became evident, and we have been restructured into a new company.
ACU Press & Leafwood Publishers
Project management, overseeing timelines, project progress, and freelance work for up to twenty-one books each year. These books included personal growth, self-help, memoir, academic, and theological works. Worked closely with each author to ensure they felt supported and encouraged throughout the project. Worked directly with freelancers, recruiting and hiring talent, and training them to the qualifications of the publisher.
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