Sharon Stogner

Sharon Stogner – Editor

Freelance fiction editor. I specialize in content editing, line editing, copy editing, and proofreading.

Overview

I've been editing for over seven years, and I run a large multi-media speculative fiction review site I Smell Sheep.
I have edited just about every genre from a WWII alternate-history aviation novel to erotic mm romance. I've done adult, young adult, and middle-grade books, and a couple of graphic novels. You can check out the books I've edited on the bibliography page of my website.
I do all levels of editing: content, line, copy, and proofreading. I enjoy content and line editing the most. Editing a book is like doing a puzzle. I take all the pieces the author has written and put them in the order that tells their story the best.
I use Track Changes for editing, but I've also worked through Google Docs. I edit with a sense of humor because let's face it, most writers think editing sucks, and it's better to laugh than cry.
I've been married for 27 years, have two girls (18 and 24), and a five-month-old empty-nest standard poodle puppy named Winter (as in Soldier). Who I might have snatch-a-knot in if she doesn't stop chewing on my sh**! Bless her sweet little demon heart.
I love spaghetti.
Services
Fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels Dystopian Horror LGBTQ Fiction Paranormal Romance Romance Science Fiction Urban Fantasy
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Self-employed

Nov, 2013 — Present

I created Devil in the Details Editing to bring authors an affordable service and hopefully help connect them with resources and tools they can use in all aspects of their publishing journey. I've been editing for over 7 years and can edit any genre fiction.

Portfolio

What would you think if you woke in an unfamiliar place, with no memory of how you got there?Suppose it’s a dream, and pinch yourself?What if you can’t pinch yourself?I have to rely on my ghostly buddies and a fake clairvoyant to help me solve a personally har... read more
Standing at her father’s grave in California, Sofia Laverne mourns his untimely death. Henry had not only been a loving parent but Sofia’s best friend and mentor. Imagine her shock and grief when she finds out her father had lived a double-life, that she has a... read more
“One of the most thrilling writers working today. Miss him at your peril.” – Blake Crouch, Wayward Pines“Like Stephen King, he knows how to summon serious scares.” – Bentley Little, The MailmanSOLOM: THE PREACHER(Book #3 in the Solom series)In the aftermath of... read more
"One of the most thrilling writers working today. Miss him at your peril." - Blake Crouch, The Wayward Pines TrilogyThe thrilling conclusion to the AFTER post-apocalyptic thriller series!AFTER #6: DYING LIGHTAfter a bloody battle with mutant Zapheads, Rachel W... read more
Fame, fortune, a pulse--you can't have everything.Jesse Sullivan and Ally Gallagher are famous thanks to their recent kidnapping and brush with death. They have scars, but they're breathing, and that's more than the other victims can say.Yet while they try to ... read more
"Nobody thrills like Nicholson does. Nobody." -- J.A. Konrath, AfraidBloodthirsty mutants go on a rampage at a camp for troubled teens after an infection spreads. Adapted from Scott Nicholson’s original horror screenplay.MEAT CAMPIn a desperate attempt to save... read more
Ollie Wit is the strongest Shadow Walker born in decades but it’s a gift with a steep price.Walking in the Shadowlands can bring untold powers and spells, and even greater risks. Every step into that other world brings her closer to the monsters that have haun... read more
Once upon a time…There was a girl, a boy and a dance. The girl shifted into a golden wolf and ran under the full moon. The boy was a prince with an obligation to his kingdom. And the dance was a moonlight ball for the prince to find his princess.Josef and Ella... read more
Seduced by Fire is the third book in the thrilling and passionate Dragons of Bloodfire series by bestselling author Erin Kellison.Dragon shifter Ryder Magnus is living a lie. In order to search for lost and forgotten treasure, he lives secretly among humans, p... read more
"One of the most thrilling writers working today. Miss him at your peril." - Blake Crouch, Dark MatterHALF LIFE (Next #6)The thrilling conclusion to the Next series.Struggling to survive in a hostile post-apocalyptic world, Rachel Wheeler and her friends are c... read more
The latest stand-alone novel in Dani Harper’s Grim Series will delight old and new fans alike, transporting them to the ancient fae realm beneath the modern human world, where magic rules and menace abounds…Heir to a noble fae house, Trahern is forced to watch... read more
“One of the most thrilling writers working today. Miss him at your peril.” – Blake Crouch, The Wayward Pines Trilogy MIM*XSoft RobotsAfter bloody civil unrest, environmental disaster, and the Third World War, benevolent corporations have replaced governments a... read more
NOX

Adrienne Wilder

A nude man invades Luca Suarez's home and protects him from creatures who cannot exist. Creatures hunting him. The stranger can't tell Luca why. He can't even tell Luca his name. He remembers nothing until the moment he sees Luca.The only hint Luca has to the ... read more
T.A.G. You're Seen

Carothers, A. G.

A Broken Winter

Night, Kale

Cat Escort

Costa, Melissa E

Volley

Michaels, Lynn

Honorable Discharge

Cull, Madeleine

The Maple Effect

Cull, Madeleine

Henrí, à la carte

Deville, Rosary

The Offering

Deville, Rosary

Bound Gods: Betrayed

Wilder, Adrienne

Bound Gods: Chained

Wilder, Adrienne

Bound Gods: The Chimera

Wilder, Adrienne

The Alchemy Series

Donna Augustine

From Book 1: Two days ago, Jo Davids was a waitress by night and a college kid by day, with the unnerving problem of objects floating around her.One Day ago, Jo's sexy boss, Cormac, noticed her for all the wrong reasons when she witnessed a man transform into ... read more
It’s been two hundred years since the Blight swept through the forest. The Lands of Order has experienced great peace and prosperity, but deep within the Savage Lands, an army is rising. Infused with a mysterious, dark power, the lizard-men race of the balisek... read more
Atlanta has lost her soul. Leaving in its place, Windfire, a woman who is a cold-blooded killer, who remembers nothing of her previous life, and sees Valencia as the savior of the Clandestine People. Unless Jensine, Roman, and Gray can help her soul find its w... read more
NOW YOU SEE ME

Maggie Collins

Witnessing a jewel heist was the last thing rising, Miami news anchor, Tori Claremont expected while away on a much needed vacation in New York City. What she also wasn’t expecting, was to meet Jack Grady, a sexy stranger whose heated kisses she can’t seem to ... read more
HE DOESN'T RECOGNIZE HIMSELFDavid Moorehouse has spent his life hiding behind masks. Nice guy. Best friend. Reverend's kid. After finding his father dead on the floor, he’s been stripped of his job at the family church and his identity as the quiet, nice guy. ... read more
The world is a pretty straightforward place. Even for medium Sara Stone things seem pretty simple, aside from the whole talking to spirits bit. But when the spirits get too hard to handle and Sara ends up admitted to a mental hospital, the world starts to seem... read more
It has been almost a year since mankind became aware of the world in shadows. It's been an adjustment, but life goes on and most have learned to adapt. There are some on both side that are not ready to let go of their plans. Madalaina Bonvillian believed nothi... read more
Alpha Male

Joshua Corey Mays

Alpha Male has grown accustomed to the reverence and love from the people he protects. Over the years though, these people have grown complacent, forgetting about all this lone hero has done for them. Some still love him, but most see him as little more than a... read more
When Caris’s unearthly musical talent attracts the attention of the Wild Hunt, the Welsh farm girl is stolen away to serve as a faery grim, a herald of death. Two centuries later, she’s finally escaped back to the human world—and into the present-day life of a... read more
Dead magic users are washing up on the shore, their magic ripped away by mysterious creatures. A ship floats in the sea, abandoned. Maggie and Jordan race against the forces of nature and magic. Can they stop the killer before it’s too late? Find out what lies... read more
Karma Series

Donna Augustine

From Book 1: People say karma's a...well, you know. Personally, I don't think I'm that bad. It's not like I wanted this job. I wasn't even in my right mind when I accepted the position. Now, I'm surrounded by crazy coworkers like Lady Luck, who's a bit of a tr... read more
Two men want me and I want them. Simple, right? Except for one slight complication…For over two years, I’ve been dealing with a pain in the butt MY way.Separately.She has her life and I have mine. They don’t intermingle. It’s the only way to keep things sane. ... read more
Risa Faden is a witch whose ultrapowerful shield magic is slowly breaking her mind. But when her beloved goddaughter is snatched by a demon, she’ll risk anything to rescue the baby—including lying to the handsome, intriguing stranger who has the power to help ... read more
Agent Teigan Evans is used to secrets, but this time it’s personal. As an overworked, underappreciated field agent working for a highly classified government agency, he thought he’d seen everything—until he’s given his newest assignment. Someone is murdering t... read more
My name is Dahlia but I’m called a Plaguer, a person who survived the Bloody Death. When the virus first hit the world, it ravaged the human race. I thought I was lucky to survive it but survival comes at a cost. Ever since the sickness, I see things and I’m h... read more
Sabrina Grayson is dead and it's the best thing that has ever happened to her.As a child, Sabrina saw ghosts, but with age and parental influence, she forgot all about them. That is, until fate stepped in to bring her back where she belonged: with the dead.Now... read more
Reveler Series

Erin Kellison

From Book 1: In dreams he comes to her... Agent Malcolm Rook is hunting for people with the rarest of talents—the ability to master dreams. He finds the undeniably gifted Jordan Lane, but she’s wary of mysterious Rook and resists his pursuit as long as she can... read more
COUNSELING GHOSTS DOESN'T LEAVE ROOM FOR A LOVE LIFE...Shopping for Christmas, author Kerri Tollbrook is more annoyed than startled when a ghost tells her a gift she's about to buy will end up in the nearest donation bin. He's right, and well... gorgeous with ... read more
Finding Justice is the sequel to Seeking Justice.Their lives came together with a passion and need that surprised them. But the secrets and betrayal that brought about their cataclysmic end devastated them both. Liam and Cait’s love story continues as fate bri... read more
After her son is taken from her by The Host, and she loses the love of her life, Sara is trying to sort out what little she has left. Heaven thinks she’s dead for the moment, but as soon as they discover she’s alive, they’ll be coming for her. With Lu, a Princ... read more
"Nobody thrills like Nicholson does. Nobody." -- J.A. Konrath, OriginThe thrilling conclusion to the ZAPHEADS post-apocalyptic series.Five months after a doomsday solar event, Mackie Dailey has settled in with a group of survivors at a remote college campus.Ma... read more
The eighth book in the Amaranthine series plunges back into darkness, steeped in superstitions and death, where vampires are once again vicious creatures of the night.After three months away, Katelina and Jorick return home. But, so does Sarah, Katelina’s best... read more
“Always surprises and always entertains.” – Jonathan Maberry, Patient ZeroNEXT #3: RADIOPHOBIAWhen mutants develop technology that threatens the dwindling human race, the last survivors fight to regain control of their world.Rachel Wheeler and her friends are ... read more
Book Two (part one) of the Other's Project.Quinn Farlin’s life just went from the frying pan into the fire. All because he made one stupid mistake: he fell in love. Then he was left behind by the love of his life as payment for her freedom. Now Quinn lives as ... read more
Unbreakable Stories: Lucas is a collection of six short stories following the romantic adventures and misadventures of millionaire Lucas Vallois and Romanian bodyguard Andrei Hadeon after the events of Shiver, book 1 of the Unbreakable Bonds series.This collec... read more
For as long as I’ve lived, Dark Walkers have been hunting Plaguers, seeking them for their magic. But there’s one Plaguer they want most of all. Me.Since the fall of civilization, the human race has been barely surviving. Another outbreak of the Bloody Death c... read more
After years struggling to realize his dream of directing a feature film, on the final night of his fundraising campaign Godard is on the cusp of having everything he ever wanted. The man he loves is upstairs waiting for him, and he's just a few dollars short o... read more
EPIC

Adrienne Wilder

Andrew Atler has learned the hard way, fiction is far better than real life. In his romance novels the world is safe, predictable, and there is always a happy ending. Best of all, he can safely fall in love and the person will never know. There he can weave a ... read more
WILD

Adrienne Wilder

August Vallory had it all. A modeling career, a man he loved, and the extended family he’d acquired in the business. Then the world he knew was torn away when the plane he was on crashed en route to a photo shoot. Lost in the Alaskan wilderness, August doesn’t... read more
Sometimes, one stubborn Capricorn is all it takes… to drive Wesley Hidaka to crazy, flirtatious lengths.Wesley loves annoying his RA Lloyd Reynolds. He just can’t help it. Lloyd is focused, decisive, grounded. He has this amusing ability to follow rules.Of cou... read more
Pepper Chance didn't have a billionaire to help her off the streets. She had The Company—a mysterious government organization of psychic agents, battling the dark forces of demonic activity.Her first case introduces Pepper to the world of demons, but it’s more... read more
Alex Wolf should be on top of the world. He’s engaged to a popular Supermodel, about to head off on a world tour with his band, Better Than Decent, and he makes more money than he can spend—but he can’t stop thinking about the girl who got away. It’s been eigh... read more
All Meik cares about is lust, not love. An eager boy toy, that’s what he’s looking for. Someone who worships the ground he walks on. The very second he lays eyes on the enigmatic, street musician Sebastian, he believes he found his new playmate. Obsessed with ... read more
After their screw up in Maine, Darren and Charlie are sent to Vermont to set up two hicks far detached from civilization. But things get a little more complicated and a lot hairier when Darren suddenly goes missing. What happened to Darren and will the cupid d... read more
Her Highest Honor has one last chance to save her son. A creature who could rain destruction down on the world.A beast all gods fear.A Titan.And all she needs is a god who is not a god. A god who loves as a Doxie.A god with a heart of fire. It's the kind of st... read more
The Maple Effect

Madeleine Cull

June Crow has spent every summer of his life in Bass Lake, California; soaking up the sun, getting in trouble with his beloved best friend, and escaping the reality that is his otherwise miserable life. Summer is what makes June’s world go around—hell, even hi... read more
Everyone is chasing their own dreams, but Johnny isn't sure he even has one.Apex Racing is expanding and absorbing Pilot and his lovers. Everyone is happy with it…except for Johnny. He's constantly feeling left out and more alone than ever before. It's time to... read more
Jinx is a young god trying to survive the economic collapse that has altered the modern world. His gift, his genetic advantage, is what separates him from the average human. While his talents give him a survivor's edge, immortality can only be guaranteed by th... read more
Caught between a mad scientist, a witch, and a hard place—and that was before he shifted.Austin thinks he's a guy trying to do the right thing, live a decent life that he’d fought so hard for. Then his world changes forever...A secret government project, Opera... read more
AIR RAID ON NEW YORK CITY X THIS IS NOT A DRILL. December 1943. The momentum of the Second World War has shifted in favor of the Allies and American confidence in the security situation has soared in the past few months. Lights and radio stations are back on a... read more

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