I graduated magna cum laude from George Fox University with a degree in writing and literature. Immediately after graduating, I began my career as an editor: for technical resources for an environmental agency. After a year or two on the job, I knew I should have been more specific when I said my dream job was to edit. Since then, I have edited academic dissertations, non-fiction books, and novels, all of which I find more engaging. There is nothing like working when you love your work.
With an uncanny eye for detail, I’m your go-to editor for manuscripts that need a finishing touch. I love finding small details that don’t quite make sense and brainstorming solutions, fixing timeline inconsistencies, and making sure you hook the reader with every sentence you write. I read for sentence flow and have an ear for rhythm and sentence variation. As an author myself, I understand what it takes to craft a manuscript with care, and specialize in what it takes to edit one into perfection.
I charge by the word because I find it’s a win/win situation for both the authors I work with and me. Authors know up front what they’ll be paying, and I get to focus on the words in your manuscript rather than the time on my clock. I’m a collaborative editor who loves emails with authors discussing plot points and ways to make the manuscript shine.
Completed content editing, copy editing, and line editing for novels in the following genres: MG adventure, MG portal fantasy, MG Christian/religious, YA paranormal, upper YA contemporary, adult satire/humor/contemporary, and adult literary fiction.
Format and edit doctoral dissertations to Turabian style guide. Copy edit and line edit content. Approximately 1/3 of George Fox Evangelical Seminary students use me as their dissertation editor. One hundred percent of clients have passed their dissertations.
Edit and proofread numerous engineering and geology reports (more than 10 per week), create PDFs. In charge of production and mailing. Expert in formatting in Word and formatting for visual clarity in Excel.
Is your household busting at the seams with stuff everywhere? Has confusion and chaos at home and office become the norm? Are you facing anxiety and overwhelm with all the projects on your plate? Do your relationships suffer from all the demands you put on yourself and other people? That's all clutter--in mind, body, heart and home. No matter what you do to clear the clutter from your life, do... read more
Elise Jameson is the secret author behind the bestselling, cult hit Viking Moon series. But when a stranger poses as Elise, the painfully shy, deaf nineteen-year-old starts to see how much she’s missing. Can she really hide in the shadows forever? This clever, coming-of-age debut is for anyone who has ever felt unsure in her own skin.After a freak childhood accident leaves her deaf and physica... read more
The shattered shards in a shattered land… With the fall of the Prisoner’s Tower, Dariak and his companions head west toward his home kingdom of Hathreneir. The group struggles against feral creatures while striving to avoid the king’s soldiers. With each piece of the Red Jade, Dariak’s powers grow, but—as in Pindington—he can’t always control them. As the group journeys through the opposing ki... read more
Invisibly traveling through time, a trio of twelve-year-olds and a dog named Blue enjoy the best summer ever – until the trip in which one of the friends truly disappears. A fourteen-year-old girl from the Salem witch trials helps with the search, and they soon discover that finding their lost friend will lead to a life-or-death decision.
If you could go to heaven now, would you?~~~When thirteen-year-old Taya’s beloved grandfather dies, she sets out on a mission to find his old friend. Her journey to Mister Bo holds many surprises, and she discovers that once they meet – the adventure has only begun. Partnering with Mister Bo, Taya has a unique opportunity to grasp the hope she desperately seeks, but the answer to the life-chan... read more
A story of friendship, of hope, of seeking a better place.~~~Zach is dreaming when he meets Lourdes, but she isn’t. The first visit to this special place for twelve-year-olds is always through a dream. Return visits are real, but so are the tests and challenges from a world that can read minds. As Zach desperately tries to find his way back, Lourdes’ frightening secret may cause him to lose th... read more
The ebb and flow of power... With one jade left to reclaim, the team fractures, further jeopardizing Dariak's quest for peace. Heading deeper into Hathreneir, he seeks the final shard. The war between the two kingdoms escalates as troops are stationed at the borders and skirmishes erupt. Time is running out for Dariak to unify the shards and make his power known to the kings. Pushing through t... read more
A castle destroyed... The jades drained...With the companions and the jades united, Dariak’s quest should have already ended, but more work remains.As with Delminor, who assembled the jades two decades earlier, bringing the shards together led only to further devastation.To complete his quest, Dariak must solve the final complication and unite the Red Jade permanently, without destroying any m... read more
In this companion to Samantha Joyce’s Flirting with Fame, Veronica Wilde finds that playing make-believe isn’t all it’s cracked up to be—especially when it’s keeping her from pursuing the one man who makes her heart go wild.As an actress-for-hire, Veronica Wilde has made a living out of pretending to be other people. It’s the one thing at which she’s always excelled: taking on someone else’s p... read more
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Content specialist - development, editing, proofreading, copy-writing - enthusiast of non-fiction and learning materials.
Insightful, collaborative editing from an award-winning NYC editor with 10+ years experience, formerly of Penguin Random House.