Sharon Miller

Sharon Miller - Editor

Tucson, Arizona

I am an author, editor, and designer specializing in self-publishing services, including top-quality ebook/kindle conversions.

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Overview

As the owner of Buckskin Books, I offer a wide range of services, including line and copy editing as well as proofreading. Authors who need to wrestle their manuscript into a focused, well-written book need my developmental editing support to make their final product a success. I offer interior design and layout for print books that rival those of traditionally published books, and I do high-quality e-book/Kindle conversions. I don't use one of those slipshod, quick conversion tools (e.g., Word to e-book) that provide a superficial conversion that may look good on the surface, but mangles elements of text in e-book/Kindle reading devices. My process, which includes testing in multiple devices and platforms, insures that every page renders well regardless of the device or format used by the reader.

Complex layouts (in print and digital books) involving illustrations are not a problem for me. I recently completed a privately-published family history that included more than 120 black-and-white photographs, some of which dated back to the late 19th century. Each photograph was edited to correct for over, under, or uneven exposure, and each was prepared for optimal resolution in print. (See "McKeen Country" cover--which I also designed--and example interior pages in my gallery.) For a digital example of a heavily illustrated e-book that I created, you can explore "The Urban Herbalist," by Rosita Arvigo, on Amazon using their "Look Inside" feature. However, there is an example in my gallery of multiple interior Kindle pages as shown in the Kindle Previewer.

I also do promotional mock-ups showing your book in various final formats and settings which you can see in my gallery. While I don't specialize in cover design, I've been known to dabble in it successfully from time to time.

The selected works in my portfolio include "Beating Depression and Bipolar Disorder Without Drugs," which I shepherded from developmental stages to final publication in both print and e-book/Kindle. I edited the three books by David Neilson and designed the interior layout for each as well as converting the books for e-book and Kindle publication. The three books of the Clay Series, I wrote and self-published, but I was smart enough to hire an outside editor and cover designer for each one. I did, however, do the digital conversions. Finally, I co-wrote "Surviving Healthcare" with my friend, Cristy Kessler, edited it, and converted it to e-book and Kindle.

The portfolio and gallery are only small representations of the work I have done over the years. Please visit my website for more information.


Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Education & Reference
Health & wellbeing
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Historical Fiction
Literature
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Editor and Designer

Self-employed
July, 2010 – Present (about 9 years)

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Beating Depression and Bipolar Disorder Without Drugs: A Memoir of Survival in a Male-Dominated World

Julia A. Sherman

Sherman, a nationally recognized psychologist, shares experiencesthat women have been keeping secret: sexual assault, #MeToo, depression, sexual pleasure. At last someone who not only writes frankly, butbrings science to the personal. Driven from her profession fortestifying against a psychiatrist who had sexually abused a patient, she survived, conquering her depression and bipolar disorder. ... read more

Sherman, a nationally recognized psychologist, shares experiencesthat women have been keeping secret: sexual assault, #MeToo, depression, sexual pleasure. At last someone who not only writes frankly, butbrings science to the personal. Driven from her profession fortestifying against a psychiatrist who had sexually abused a patient, she survived, conquering her depression and bipolar disorder. ... read more

Serene (Sophie Rathenau Book 3)

David Neilson

Violent moneylender Corona Mundt warned Sophie not to come back to Venice, so she shouldn't be guarding Archduchess Isabella at the Carnival - any more than Isabella should fall for louche, penniless, would-be librettist Larry da Ponte. And once the two of them get together, it’s only a matter of time before Sophie comes face to face with her worst enemy. Serene is the third in a series of nov... read more

Violent moneylender Corona Mundt warned Sophie not to come back to Venice, so she shouldn't be guarding Archduchess Isabella at the Carnival - any more than Isabella should fall for louche, penniless, would-be librettist Larry da Ponte. And once the two of them get together, it’s only a matter of time before Sophie comes face to face with her worst enemy. Serene is the third in a series of nov... read more

Lay Brothers (Sophie Rathenau Book 2)

David Neilson

Munich, 1772Sophie Rathenau hopes she’s escaped the Austrian Chancellor, even if the price is grappling with Bavarian drunks.But when barmaid friend Leni asks her to trace a missing priest, it's the wrath of the Jesuit Order Sophie has to fear, not to mention a posse of turncoat officials and Balkan desperadoes.Just as well she has someone to turn to, someone with whom she’d like to share more... read more

Munich, 1772Sophie Rathenau hopes she’s escaped the Austrian Chancellor, even if the price is grappling with Bavarian drunks.But when barmaid friend Leni asks her to trace a missing priest, it's the wrath of the Jesuit Order Sophie has to fear, not to mention a posse of turncoat officials and Balkan desperadoes.Just as well she has someone to turn to, someone with whom she’d like to share more... read more

The Prussian Dispatch (Sophie Rathenau Book 1)

David Neilson

Habsburg Vienna, 1772.With nothing in her purse, Sophie Rathenau can't refuse work, even from a down-at-heel pimp. But tracing the woman who's gone off with his document is a chancy business. A gang of Prussian maniacs are hunting for it too, as well as thugs from the shadowy Versailles Club, and a Polish countess desperate to preserve her country.Caught up in an international conspiracy, Soph... read more

Habsburg Vienna, 1772.With nothing in her purse, Sophie Rathenau can't refuse work, even from a down-at-heel pimp. But tracing the woman who's gone off with his document is a chancy business. A gang of Prussian maniacs are hunting for it too, as well as thugs from the shadowy Versailles Club, and a Polish countess desperate to preserve her country.Caught up in an international conspiracy, Soph... read more

The Clay Series Book Bundle

Sharon K. Miller

In a small village beneath the massive towers of Great-Grandfather Mountain, Ha-wani, following traditions handed down since before there was remembering, crafts an ordinary clay pot, singing her spirit into the clay as she works it. It is a simple act, but one that will have far-reaching consequences even after she has gone from this place.In Book 1, The Clay Remembers, Anna, an archaeologist... read more

In a small village beneath the massive towers of Great-Grandfather Mountain, Ha-wani, following traditions handed down since before there was remembering, crafts an ordinary clay pot, singing her spirit into the clay as she works it. It is a simple act, but one that will have far-reaching consequences even after she has gone from this place.In Book 1, The Clay Remembers, Anna, an archaeologist... read more

The Clay Sustains: Book 3 in The Clay Series

Sharon K Miller

2018 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree Like the women in The Clay Remembers and The Clay Endures, Ha-wani doesn't know how strong she is until she is put to the test. When she marries the man her father chose for her, she discovers the shaman in her new village is the same man who had terrorized her, promising that she and her powerful spirit would belong to him. Because he is determined, not only to... read more

2018 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree Like the women in The Clay Remembers and The Clay Endures, Ha-wani doesn't know how strong she is until she is put to the test. When she marries the man her father chose for her, she discovers the shaman in her new village is the same man who had terrorized her, promising that she and her powerful spirit would belong to him. Because he is determined, not only to... read more

The Clay Endures: Book 2 in The Clay Series

Sharon K. Miller

2017 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree When her husband brings her to a lonely ridge north of the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona, to start a cattle ranch in 1865, Esperanza Ramirez struggles to help him achieve his dream. Finding an ancient pot in her garden gives her a sense of companionship, as does, surprisingly, the presence of an enigmatic Apache that watches her from a distance.C... read more

2017 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree When her husband brings her to a lonely ridge north of the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona, to start a cattle ranch in 1865, Esperanza Ramirez struggles to help him achieve his dream. Finding an ancient pot in her garden gives her a sense of companionship, as does, surprisingly, the presence of an enigmatic Apache that watches her from a distance.C... read more

The Clay Remembers: Book 1 in The Clay Series

Sharon K. Miller

...everything has its own spirit--even a broken pot. They say the clay remembers the hands that made it.2016 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree ~Alive with the light, scent, and grit of the desert, this first volume compels from the outset. ~A beautifully composed novel. ~An entertaining read sprinkled with a little romance, suspense, local history, and discovery of inner strength and resolve. ~I coul... read more

...everything has its own spirit--even a broken pot. They say the clay remembers the hands that made it.2016 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree ~Alive with the light, scent, and grit of the desert, this first volume compels from the outset. ~A beautifully composed novel. ~An entertaining read sprinkled with a little romance, suspense, local history, and discovery of inner strength and resolve. ~I coul... read more

Surviving Healthcare: 5 STEPS to Cutting Through the BS, Getting the Treatment You Need, and Saving Your Life

Cristy Kessler

Published originally under the title 5 S.T.E.P.S. to Being Your Own Patient Advocate, this second edition sports a new title, a new cover, and a new focus. In an increasingly complex U.S. healthcare system, patients suffering from chronic illness are not always well served. Surviving Healthcare: 5 STEPS to Cutting Through the BS, Getting the Treatment You Need, and Saving Your Life does exactl... read more

Published originally under the title 5 S.T.E.P.S. to Being Your Own Patient Advocate, this second edition sports a new title, a new cover, and a new focus. In an increasingly complex U.S. healthcare system, patients suffering from chronic illness are not always well served. Surviving Healthcare: 5 STEPS to Cutting Through the BS, Getting the Treatment You Need, and Saving Your Life does exactl... read more

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