Sam Morley

Sam Morley – Editor

Proofreader | Copy Editor | Coach/Mentor. Clients include Cognella, Stanford, and the Bold Story Press.

Overview

I have over 15 years of experience editing various types of writing. Notable clients include Cognella, bestselling author Walt McKinley, Bold Story Press (women-owned publisher), October Hill Magazine, the SNC-Lavalin Technical Journal, Stanford University, and Clixigen. I founded the Colorado chapter of the Editorial Freelancers Association and was its leader for two years.

I am an advocate for affordable, high-quality editorial services so that authors from all backgrounds have the opportunity to get their work published.

What you'll get from me: Clear, consistent communication; Honest, straightforward, affordable rates; Top-notch, high-quality results that'll help your manuscript shine.

Types of writing I have edited: technical; literary; romance; thriller; erotica; horror; humor; academic; sci-fi; fantasy; memoir; autobiography; ghostwriting; textbooks; and more.

If you're looking for high-quality, affordable editorial services, I'd be happy to help. I'm looking forward to working with you!
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Education & Reference Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Fiction
Literary Fiction Romance Science Fiction Short Story Thriller & Suspense
Languages
English (US)
Certifications
  • Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM)

Work experience

Self-employed

Jul, 2017 — Present

Provide editorial services for authors at a reasonable price. Employing the Chicago Manual of Style to edit novels, short stories, technical manuscripts, and more to be publish ready.

October Hill Magazine

Jul, 2017 — Dec, 2022 (over 5 years)

Review and edit short stories and poetry to adhere to the publications guidelines (follows Chicago Manual of Style).

The Scribe

Aug, 2012 — May, 2015 (over 2 years)

Managed a team of 13 reporters and section editors. Edited articles to fit to style manual and align with mission of newspaper.

youB, Inc.

Oct, 2021 — Mar, 2022 (5 months)

Manage the Environmental editorial department of youB. Responsibilities include sourcing content, Content Creators, training creators, ensuring content adheres to the company's image and guidelines, expanding the company's reach and presence, collaborating with other members of management, and more.
Notable achievements:
- Developed and incorporated editorial review process
- Established content guidelines and rules for which Content Creators must follow
- Sourced 50+ pieces of content for the launch of the website
- Increased youB's presence in the environmental and sustainability communities

SNC-Lavalin Technical Journal

Aug, 2018 — Present

Review submissions and edit them for clarity and consistency. Edit to adhere to style guidelines of the publication and organization.

Portfolio

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Sam has 7 reviews

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Marian B.

Marian B.

Aug, 2023

Sam was efficient, communicative and supportive. She finished early! I'd hire Sam again.
John M.

John M.

Jun, 2022

Samantha is doing a wonderful job of editing for me. I am very pleased with her skills and would gladly recommend her to any person needing editing, or advise on structure, or clarifying thoughts. John Marker, Florida
amber W.

amber W.

May, 2022

Sam was excellent to work with! I felt comfortable with her right away. She gave valuable edits and helped me make my work even better. I now consider her to be a priceless addition to my team. I would not want to work with anyone else. Anyone lucky enough to team up with Sam will be very glad they did!
Sam M.
Amber, you and Nichole have been amazing to work with! And you've definitely earned a fan of this series. I'm excited to work with you again and am looking forward to the next installment.
Blake N.

Blake N.

May, 2022

Sam was incredible to work with. She was very responsive, provided excellent feedback, and delivered high quality work. I would love to work with Sam again in the future and highly recommend her services!
Sam M.
Great to work with you, as well, Blake! Loved your short story. It was heartwarming and enjoyable. I hope to work with you again on your future stories!
Jenn G.

Jenn G.

Mar, 2022

Sam was amazing to work with! I would definitely work with her again, and again, and again... she allowed me the time and space to keep asking questions, and I valued and respected her opinions. You would be making a very good choice if you are able to get on her schedule!
Sam M.
Jenn - you and Larry are amazing clients! Thank you for bringing me on as your proofreader. I'm looking forward to working with you both again in the future!

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