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Tammy Salyer

Tammy Salyer - Editor

California, United States

Inspired Ink Editing is a professional editing service specializing in substantive/content editing, copyediting, and manuscript critiquing.

Overview

"I never thought I’d be happy to see so much red. Like a ninja, Tammy carved through the clutter, ravaged the redundancies, pulverized the punctuation, sliced through the style issues, and made my prose pop. She’s not just an editor but a fighter. She worked hard for me—before, during, and after she punched the clock." Peter Samet ~ Zero Echo Shadow Prime

"I’ve worked with several freelance editors over the years. Tammy Salyer impressed me not only with her reasonable prices and thorough work, but with her quick replies and rapid turnaround. She was flexible enough to work with an irregular-length piece, and managed to beat a very tight deadline. She’s definitely one of the first I’ll go to whenever I’m looking for some editorial advice." Joseph Lallo ~ fantasy author

Inspired Ink Editing is a professional editing service specializing in substantive/content editing, copyediting, manuscript critiques, and proofreading, as well as project consulting. Tammy Salyer, Editor, has twelve years of experience in editing and publishing. She specializes in substantive editing of speculative fiction, including fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, horror, magical realism, and steampunk and their many subgenres and combinations, and copyedits and proofreads all genres. For more detailed information, please visit her website at www.inspiredinkediting.com.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Horror Literature Science Fiction Thriller Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs History Publishing Social & Behavioral Sciences Sports & outdoor recreation Travel

Certifications

  • Copyediting certification through Media Bistro

Portfolio (20 selected works)

Free-Wrench

Joseph Lallo

The islands of Caldera are a shining jewel in a rather bleak world. A terrible calamity in the past had blanketed much of the world with a toxic "fug." Those who survived were forced to take to the mountains and the skies in wondrous airships. Life has since been a struggle, with only the most ruthless and crafty able to survive. To spare themselves the same fate, the Calderans erected a batte... read more

The islands of Caldera are a shining jewel in a rather bleak world. A terrible calamity in the past had blanketed much of the world with a toxic "fug." Those who survived were forced to take to the mountains and the skies in wondrous airships. Life has since been a struggle, with only the most ruthless and crafty able to survive. To spare themselves the same fate, the Calderans erected a batte... read more

The D'Karon Apprentice (The Book Of Deacon Series 4)

Joseph Lallo

The D’Karon Apprentice is the long awaited sequel to the acclaimed epic fantasy, The Book of Deacon Trilogy. It is a direct follow up to The Battle of Verril. It has been months since the Chosen finally defeated the D’Karon and the Perpetual War came to an end. Once warriors, Myranda, Deacon, Ivy, and Ether must now take on the role of diplomats in the ongoing task of preserving the unsteady p... read more

The D’Karon Apprentice is the long awaited sequel to the acclaimed epic fantasy, The Book of Deacon Trilogy. It is a direct follow up to The Battle of Verril. It has been months since the Chosen finally defeated the D’Karon and the Perpetual War came to an end. Once warriors, Myranda, Deacon, Ivy, and Ether must now take on the role of diplomats in the ongoing task of preserving the unsteady p... read more

Myth and Incarnation (The Ahmbren Chronicles)

K. Scott Lewis

"MYTH AND INCARNATION is an incredible fantasy story. Reminiscent of Game of Thrones with its many characters and story arcs, this is not a story to be taken lightly or skimmed through... the way Lewis plays with the concepts of souls, dragons and gods is fascinating and incredibly deep." ~IndieReader. “You cannot stand before the mind of an Archdragon and remain unchanged.” ~ The High Wizard ... read more

"MYTH AND INCARNATION is an incredible fantasy story. Reminiscent of Game of Thrones with its many characters and story arcs, this is not a story to be taken lightly or skimmed through... the way Lewis plays with the concepts of souls, dragons and gods is fascinating and incredibly deep." ~IndieReader. “You cannot stand before the mind of an Archdragon and remain unchanged.” ~ The High Wizard ... read more

The Tides of Artalon: When Dragons Die, Volume 3

K. Scott Lewis

“I will devour this world, and all worlds across the stars.” - The Black Dragon In the stunning conclusion of the epic struggle between dragons and gods, the four champions must find the hidden throne of Artalon before the Black Dragon seizes its magic for himself and destroys the world. If only the champions weren’t scattered and lost. The druid Aradma is imprisoned in the Underworld, torture... read more

“I will devour this world, and all worlds across the stars.” - The Black Dragon In the stunning conclusion of the epic struggle between dragons and gods, the four champions must find the hidden throne of Artalon before the Black Dragon seizes its magic for himself and destroys the world. If only the champions weren’t scattered and lost. The druid Aradma is imprisoned in the Underworld, torture... read more

Broken

Traci L. Slatton

Publication Date: September 5, 2014 Power is pornographic Can love sustain light when the forces of evil close in? Paris, 1939-1942. A fallen angel is trapped in the web of German occupation. The deadly noose of Nazi control grows ever tighter, ensnaring her and two of her lovers, a bullfighter and a musician working in the fledgling Resistance. Can she save them and the Jewish widow and her c... read more

Publication Date: September 5, 2014 Power is pornographic Can love sustain light when the forces of evil close in? Paris, 1939-1942. A fallen angel is trapped in the web of German occupation. The deadly noose of Nazi control grows ever tighter, ensnaring her and two of her lovers, a bullfighter and a musician working in the fledgling Resistance. Can she save them and the Jewish widow and her c... read more

Skykeep (Free-Wrench Book 2)

Joseph Lallo

It has taken some adjustment, but Nita Graus has made quite a home for herself among the crew of the Wind Breaker. Under her skillful care it has become one of the only airships to stay aloft without the continuous repair and oversight of the vile and manipulative fug folk. Word of her adventures with Captain Mack, Gunner, Lil, Cooper, and Wink has made the whole crew into living legends among... read more

It has taken some adjustment, but Nita Graus has made quite a home for herself among the crew of the Wind Breaker. Under her skillful care it has become one of the only airships to stay aloft without the continuous repair and oversight of the vile and manipulative fug folk. Word of her adventures with Captain Mack, Gunner, Lil, Cooper, and Wink has made the whole crew into living legends among... read more

Artificial Evolution (Big Sigma Book 3)

Joseph Lallo

Artificial Evolution is the third book in the Big Sigma series, building upon the story and characters introduced by Bypass Gemini and Unstable Prototypes. Lex, Michella and Squee are once again joined by the mercenaries Silo and Garotte. Along the way they'll need plenty of help from mad engineer Karter Dee and his AI Ma. After butting heads with the megacorporation known as VectorCorp it was... read more

Artificial Evolution is the third book in the Big Sigma series, building upon the story and characters introduced by Bypass Gemini and Unstable Prototypes. Lex, Michella and Squee are once again joined by the mercenaries Silo and Garotte. Along the way they'll need plenty of help from mad engineer Karter Dee and his AI Ma. After butting heads with the megacorporation known as VectorCorp it was... read more

Lightfall: When Dragons Die, Volume 1 (The Ahmbren Chronicles)

K. Scott Lewis

Lightfall: Volume I of When Dragons Die “Your god is dead. You are free from the lie.” - The Archmage The Black Dragon’s death shatters the faerie realms of the Otherworld. From its fragments, a new elven race emerges in the god-infested lands of Ahmbren. Aradma is born from light on the frozen slopes of Windbowl, emerging as a grown woman with nothing more than the broken memories of a dead f... read more

Lightfall: Volume I of When Dragons Die “Your god is dead. You are free from the lie.” - The Archmage The Black Dragon’s death shatters the faerie realms of the Otherworld. From its fragments, a new elven race emerges in the god-infested lands of Ahmbren. Aradma is born from light on the frozen slopes of Windbowl, emerging as a grown woman with nothing more than the broken memories of a dead f... read more

Covenant: When Dragons Die, Volume 2 (The Ahmbren Chronicles)

K. Scott Lewis

Covenant: Volume II of When Dragons Die “I offer you freedom from gods.” - The Vampire Count Nine years after the fall of the God-King, the gods have resumed their great game for mortal hearts and minds. The vampire contagion has spread throughout the Nine Realms. Now, in the depths of the infected lands, a dark god forges a Covenant that will make the vampire threat more deadly than ever befo... read more

Covenant: Volume II of When Dragons Die “I offer you freedom from gods.” - The Vampire Count Nine years after the fall of the God-King, the gods have resumed their great game for mortal hearts and minds. The vampire contagion has spread throughout the Nine Realms. Now, in the depths of the infected lands, a dark god forges a Covenant that will make the vampire threat more deadly than ever befo... read more

The Atopia Chronicles (Atopia Series Book 1)

Matthew Mather

What could be worse than letting billions die?In the near future, to escape the crush and clutter of a packed and polluted Earth, the world's elite flock to Atopia, an enormous corporate-owned artificial island in the Pacific Ocean. It is there that Dr. Patricia Killiam rushes to perfect the ultimate in virtual reality: a program to save the ravaged Earth from mankind's insatiable appetite for... read more

What could be worse than letting billions die?In the near future, to escape the crush and clutter of a packed and polluted Earth, the world's elite flock to Atopia, an enormous corporate-owned artificial island in the Pacific Ocean. It is there that Dr. Patricia Killiam rushes to perfect the ultimate in virtual reality: a program to save the ravaged Earth from mankind's insatiable appetite for... read more

Zero Echo Shadow Prime

Peter Samet

CONSCIOUSNESS IS IN THE CODE The year is 2045. 18-year-old Charlie Nobunaga creates the world’s first sentient AI and becomes an overnight sensation. But amid the red carpet galas and TV interviews, Charlie is diagnosed with cancer, and her promising future grinds to a halt. To save her life, an ambitious tech company uploads Charlie’s mind into the body of a cutting-edge robot. The procedure ... read more

CONSCIOUSNESS IS IN THE CODE The year is 2045. 18-year-old Charlie Nobunaga creates the world’s first sentient AI and becomes an overnight sensation. But amid the red carpet galas and TV interviews, Charlie is diagnosed with cancer, and her promising future grinds to a halt. To save her life, an ambitious tech company uploads Charlie’s mind into the body of a cutting-edge robot. The procedure ... read more

Crystal Deception

Doug J. Cooper

Criss lives in a special kind of prison. He can see and hear everything around the world. Yet a mesh restrains his reach and keeps him cooperative. His creator, Dr. Jessica Tallette, believes his special abilities offer great promise for humanity. But she fears the consequences of freeing him, because Criss, a sentient artificial intelligence with the intellect of a thousand humans, is too pow... read more

Criss lives in a special kind of prison. He can see and hear everything around the world. Yet a mesh restrains his reach and keeps him cooperative. His creator, Dr. Jessica Tallette, believes his special abilities offer great promise for humanity. But she fears the consequences of freeing him, because Criss, a sentient artificial intelligence with the intellect of a thousand humans, is too pow... read more

The Song of the Jubilee (The Phantom of the Earth Book 1)

Raeden Zen

A CLINICAL TRIAL UPON THE EARTH'S SURFACE ...TO TEST A TREATMENT AGAINST REASSORTMENT ...WILL ALTER THE COURSE OF TRANSHUMAN HISTORY.In the Great Commonwealth of Beimeni, a subterranean civilization in North America, expansion long ago gave way to peace and prosperity in the face of the history's most devastating plague. Immortality is the reward for service and loyalty in Beimeni, a place whe... read more

A CLINICAL TRIAL UPON THE EARTH'S SURFACE ...TO TEST A TREATMENT AGAINST REASSORTMENT ...WILL ALTER THE COURSE OF TRANSHUMAN HISTORY.In the Great Commonwealth of Beimeni, a subterranean civilization in North America, expansion long ago gave way to peace and prosperity in the face of the history's most devastating plague. Immortality is the reward for service and loyalty in Beimeni, a place whe... read more

The Gambit with Perfection (The Phantom of the Earth Book 2)

Raeden Zen

AN UNPRECEDENTED MISSION ACROSS THE GALAXY ...FORTY THOUSAND LIGHT YEARS FROM EARTH ...WILL CHANGE THE WORLD.In the Great Commonwealth of Beimeni, a subterranean civilization in North America, expansion long ago gave way to peace and prosperity in the face of the history's most devastating plague. Immortality is the reward for service and loyalty in Beimeni, a place where the physical blends w... read more

AN UNPRECEDENTED MISSION ACROSS THE GALAXY ...FORTY THOUSAND LIGHT YEARS FROM EARTH ...WILL CHANGE THE WORLD.In the Great Commonwealth of Beimeni, a subterranean civilization in North America, expansion long ago gave way to peace and prosperity in the face of the history's most devastating plague. Immortality is the reward for service and loyalty in Beimeni, a place where the physical blends w... read more

The Synthesis and the Animus (The Phantom of the Earth Book 3)

Raeden Zen

A SEARCH FOR ANSWERS ...AND A DARING RESCUE OPERATION ...WILL FRACTURE THE COMMONWEALTH TO ITS CORE.In the Great Commonwealth of Beimeni, a subterranean civilization in North America, expansion long ago gave way to peace and prosperity in the face of the history's most devastating plague. Immortality is the reward for service and loyalty in Beimeni, a place where the physical blends with the m... read more

A SEARCH FOR ANSWERS ...AND A DARING RESCUE OPERATION ...WILL FRACTURE THE COMMONWEALTH TO ITS CORE.In the Great Commonwealth of Beimeni, a subterranean civilization in North America, expansion long ago gave way to peace and prosperity in the face of the history's most devastating plague. Immortality is the reward for service and loyalty in Beimeni, a place where the physical blends with the m... read more

The Restoration of Flaws (The Phantom of the Earth Book 5)

Raeden Zen

A MISSION THROUGH SPACE AND TIME ...TO SOLVE THE REASSORTMENT ENIGMA ...WILL UNCOVER UNEXPECTED TRUTHS.In the Great Commonwealth of Beimeni, a subterranean civilization in North America, expansion long ago gave way to peace and prosperity in the face of the history's most devastating plague. Immortality is the reward for service and loyalty in Beimeni, a place where the physical blends with th... read more

A MISSION THROUGH SPACE AND TIME ...TO SOLVE THE REASSORTMENT ENIGMA ...WILL UNCOVER UNEXPECTED TRUTHS.In the Great Commonwealth of Beimeni, a subterranean civilization in North America, expansion long ago gave way to peace and prosperity in the face of the history's most devastating plague. Immortality is the reward for service and loyalty in Beimeni, a place where the physical blends with th... read more

The Descent into the Maelstrom (The Phantom of the Earth Book 4)

Raeden Zen

TWO TRANSHUMAN BABIES WILL GROW INTO ADULTS ...FASTER THAN THE MOON ORBITS THE EARTH ...AND INFLUENCE HUMANITY'S FATE.In the Great Commonwealth of Beimeni, a subterranean civilization in North America, expansion long ago gave way to peace and prosperity in the face of the history's most devastating plague. Immortality is the reward for service and loyalty in Beimeni, a place where the physical... read more

TWO TRANSHUMAN BABIES WILL GROW INTO ADULTS ...FASTER THAN THE MOON ORBITS THE EARTH ...AND INFLUENCE HUMANITY'S FATE.In the Great Commonwealth of Beimeni, a subterranean civilization in North America, expansion long ago gave way to peace and prosperity in the face of the history's most devastating plague. Immortality is the reward for service and loyalty in Beimeni, a place where the physical... read more

Saira & the Dragon's Egg- Season 1 (8 Book Series)

Moira Katson

From Book 1: Epic Fantasy meets Steampunk! ***** Part 1 of an 8 part Serial ***** Saira doesn't know how she ended up in a mountain cave. She's not quite sure where she got this magic sword, either - or the tattoo on her arm. In fact, Saira can't say for certain who she is. What she does know: she's been kidnapped by bandits. And apparently, they're planning to use her as bait for a city full ... read more

From Book 1: Epic Fantasy meets Steampunk! ***** Part 1 of an 8 part Serial ***** Saira doesn't know how she ended up in a mountain cave. She's not quite sure where she got this magic sword, either - or the tattoo on her arm. In fact, Saira can't say for certain who she is. What she does know: she's been kidnapped by bandits. And apparently, they're planning to use her as bait for a city full ... read more

Paint Me Gone (Gen Delacourt Mystery Book 3)

Molly Greene

Private Investigator Genevieve Delacourt is hired to find a missing sibling, but it proves to be a convoluted task. The search is complicated by two things: the woman was thought to have committed suicide over twenty years before, and she was the only suspect in a stranger’s murder before she disappeared. Gen’s client, Sophie Keene, revives the case when an unsigned painting that depicts her s... read more

Private Investigator Genevieve Delacourt is hired to find a missing sibling, but it proves to be a convoluted task. The search is complicated by two things: the woman was thought to have committed suicide over twenty years before, and she was the only suspect in a stranger’s murder before she disappeared. Gen’s client, Sophie Keene, revives the case when an unsigned painting that depicts her s... read more

Blog It! The author's guide to building a successful online brand

Molly Greene

The complete manual of blogging strategies and best practices covering who, what, when, where, how, and why and designed to help any author build a thriving, successful, dynamic online presence without sacrificing writing time or losing their minds!

The complete manual of blogging strategies and best practices covering who, what, when, where, how, and why and designed to help any author build a thriving, successful, dynamic online presence without sacrificing writing time or losing their minds!

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