Sharon K Garner

Sharon K Garner - Editor

Pennsylvania

I'm a published author and a copy editor and proofreader with an eye for errors. I make you andyour work look good.

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Overview

After writing and selling short stories to numerous magazines for adults and children, I tried my hand at writing novels. Five were traditionally and electronically published before an opportunity presented itself for me to copy edit and proofread for a writing coach's students. I worked with him for many years before branching out on my own. I discovered that I like to edit and rewrite better than write! My life is all about finding the right word--and making sure it's spelled correctly and punctuated correctly in its use. Words, books, reading, and writing are my life

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Economics
Health & wellbeing
New Age
Religion & Spirituality
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Children's Picture Books
Crime & Mystery
Inspirational
Romance
Thriller
Women's Fiction
Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • Certified Library Assistant by the State of Pennsylvania
  • Library Cataloguing course from Pitt University

Awards

  • Eppie 2005 Short Story in Anthology Beyond the Mundae: Unravelings
  • I placed second in the Juvenile category in two writers' conference contests, and I was a finalist in the Highlights for Children's fiction contest.
  • 2005 Writers Digest Popular Fiction Competition: Romance Category Finalist

Work experience

Freelance copy editor and proofreader

Self-employed
January, 2003 – Present (over 15 years)

I'm a published author, copyeditor, and proofreader with an eye for errors. I've been copyediting and proofreading for other writers for over twelve years, with many happy return clients. I'm a former library cataloguer and newspaper proofreader. I have five commercially published novels in romantic suspense and romantic adventure, plus numerous short stories for adults and children.

My job is to make your work look good, and I take that responsibility very seriously.

I look for typos, correct word usage, punctuation (clarity, natural pauses, whether it's just plain correct, and whether or not the writer prefers/uses the serial comma), grammar, paragraphing, readability, dialogue, flow, sentence structure, and so on.

I do fact-checking, unless its very technical material or it has an overwhelming number of facts.

My technique is word-by-word reading and repeated readings. I work with Track Changes in Microsoft Word .docx or .doc files. I also return a file with All Changes Accepted along with the file showing changes.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Sanctuary

Sharon K. Garner

A double cross that keeps on giving, a Brazilian ex-mercenary who wants to live in peace, a children's book illustrator who leaps into a danger she doesn't understand with a man she doesn't want to love ...Emily Tally Noble, a children's book illustrator, rushes to Brazil after finding two men searching her missing half brother's London flat. James told her to go to Christovao Santos if anythi... read more

A double cross that keeps on giving, a Brazilian ex-mercenary who wants to live in peace, a children's book illustrator who leaps into a danger she doesn't understand with a man she doesn't want to love ...Emily Tally Noble, a children's book illustrator, rushes to Brazil after finding two men searching her missing half brother's London flat. James told her to go to Christovao Santos if anythi... read more

Pele's Tears (Thorndike Clean Reads)

Sharon K. Garner

When Noelani Beecham discovers she still has feelings for her childhood friend, first crush, and notorious good-timer Dante Kahoa, she wonders how they can operate and diversify Lehua, a jointly inherited Hawaiian flower farm. To get Lani back to Lehua, Dante has to talk her through her guilt over a tragedy that separated them as teenagers. As friendship catches fire a second time between thes... read more

When Noelani Beecham discovers she still has feelings for her childhood friend, first crush, and notorious good-timer Dante Kahoa, she wonders how they can operate and diversify Lehua, a jointly inherited Hawaiian flower farm. To get Lani back to Lehua, Dante has to talk her through her guilt over a tragedy that separated them as teenagers. As friendship catches fire a second time between thes... read more

Lokelani Nights

Sharon K. Garner

Nobody told her Hawaii would be like this. Newcomer Casey Ward hesitates before accepting an unusual temp assignment, to play half of a reconciling couple with her boss's nephew. Her temporary Significant Other is a handsome cop on the emotional and physical injured list, and Casey came to Hawaii to heal after her LAPD ex-fiance's infidelity and assault. But it's heads up when Kit Kahana's sky... read more

Nobody told her Hawaii would be like this. Newcomer Casey Ward hesitates before accepting an unusual temp assignment, to play half of a reconciling couple with her boss's nephew. Her temporary Significant Other is a handsome cop on the emotional and physical injured list, and Casey came to Hawaii to heal after her LAPD ex-fiance's infidelity and assault. But it's heads up when Kit Kahana's sky... read more

The Spaniard's Cross

Sharon K. Garner

The Spaniard, a young Armada survivor, pledged his love for a beautiful English maiden with a gold and ruby cross. Now, the cross is a modern Spaniard's obsession, and Ellie and Trev are forced into a deadly game for the heirloom ... a game that ends in a smugglers secret passage deep beneath Cornwall.

The Spaniard, a young Armada survivor, pledged his love for a beautiful English maiden with a gold and ruby cross. Now, the cross is a modern Spaniard's obsession, and Ellie and Trev are forced into a deadly game for the heirloom ... a game that ends in a smugglers secret passage deep beneath Cornwall.

River of Dreams (Five Star Expressions)

Sharon K. Garner

Gabrielle, a bush pilot in Brazil, plans to enlist the aid of Nicolao, her childhood friend, to help her return a conquistador's gold sunburst medallion their fathers had stolen from a shrine deep within the rain forest. Gabby believes that act cursed their lives, and hopes that by returning the medallion, the curse will be reversed. Nic doesn't believe in the curse and feels the trip would be... read more

Gabrielle, a bush pilot in Brazil, plans to enlist the aid of Nicolao, her childhood friend, to help her return a conquistador's gold sunburst medallion their fathers had stolen from a shrine deep within the rain forest. Gabby believes that act cursed their lives, and hopes that by returning the medallion, the curse will be reversed. Nic doesn't believe in the curse and feels the trip would be... read more

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