Taylor Graham

Taylor Graham - Editor

San Diego, CA, USA

Former full-time editor at a self-publisher; now a full-time freelance editor experienced in nonfiction

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Overview

After resigning from my full-time job as an editor in January 2018 to take the leap to freelance full-time, I can now say that was one of the best decisions I've made in my career thus far. It's opened up so many opportunities for me that I would have otherwise never found, or even been available for when working one job full-time.

While I work with a lot of publishers line editing, proofreading, and copyediting, I prefer working with individuals, helping them through the writing process in any way I can. Some come to me knowing exactly what they need (a copyedit and nothing more), while others come to me with their first book written but unsure where to go from there. I work with a typesetter and graphic designer to help my authors beyond the editing process, where we can have their book ready for print.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Christian (Non-Fiction)
Inspirational
Law
Political Science & Current Affairs
Religion & Spirituality
True Crime
Fiction
Christian Fiction

Work experience

Freelance Writer, Editor, and Proofreader

Self-employed
August, 2010 – Present (about 10 years)

Editor for Dart Frog Books
Editor for Indie Books International
Proofreader for Deep River Books
Editor for Gibbs-Smith Education
Editor for Salem Author Services/Xulon Press
Editor for Mascot Books
Editor for Barron's and The Oxford University Press
Proofreader for an advertising agency in Orlando, Florida
Writer for The Seminole Chronicle, The Southwest Orlando Bulletin, and The West Orlando News Online
Blogger for an appellate litigation law firm in Winter Park, Florida
Writer for Marriott Traveler, Orlando
Copywriter for Universal Orlando
Proofreader for Universal Orlando
QA for Universal Orlando
Writer/Content Creator for Wedding Wire
Contributing Writer for Yoga Six
Managing Editor/Copywriter for Adventure for Charity
Editor, Writer for Three Ships
Writer for OB/Point Loma Monthly, a division of The San Diego Union Tribune
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Editor

Xulon Press
June, 2014 – January, 2018 (over 3 years)

Writing diagnostic manuscript reviews for authors with strengths and areas for improvement, while also recommending an editorial service to suit their manuscript
Editing whole manuscripts--lite edits, basic edits, line edits, and developmental edits
Created Xulon's Editorial Critique Service which allows authors to have their entire manuscripts read and reviewed identifying strengths and areas for improvement with the option for editorial coaching
Coaching authors on editorial aspects relating to content (an option authors can purchase with the Critique service)
Writing and contributing content to the Xulon Press Blog

Ads Quality Rater

Google
January, 2013 – January, 2015 (almost 2 years)

Search advertisement rating and ranking
Interpreting user query
Understanding user intent
Evaluating advertising creative
Examining an advertiser's mobile landing page and site.

SEDUCED

OPAL S. SINGLETON

Opal Singleton is President and CEO of Million Kids and Training and Outreach Coordinator for Riverside County Anti Human Trafficking Task Force. Opal trains thousands of government agencies, school administrators, corporations, civic groups and faith based organizations about how to prevent human trafficking. She sits with parents of missing kids and talks with teens who are being "Sextorted"... read more

Opal Singleton is President and CEO of Million Kids and Training and Outreach Coordinator for Riverside County Anti Human Trafficking Task Force. Opal trains thousands of government agencies, school administrators, corporations, civic groups and faith based organizations about how to prevent human trafficking. She sits with parents of missing kids and talks with teens who are being "Sextorted"... read more

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Krueger-Sherin, Dawn

Homo Lapsus

Middleton, Niamh

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