Tera Cuskaden

Tera Cuskaden – Editor

Editor with 10+ years of experience specializing in developmental edits and copy editing, with a focus on romance and all romance subgenres.

Overview

“Working with Tera was seamless, efficient and most importantly, creatively gratifying. She was able to pinpoint issues with my manuscript and relay her concerns and suggestions to me in a way that made it clear exactly what she wanted to see, and her comments were spot-on throughout the work. She was responsive to emails and questions, and aside from all that, is a super cool chick who will make any editorial/revision experience well worth your time and money.”—Megan Hart, New York Times bestselling author of Hold Me Close


“From plot, pacing, to character arcs, Tera knows what it takes to make a story shine. She has a critical eye, and her insight into the genre and the writing industry as a whole makes her invaluable to any writer, no matter what stage they are at in their career. She is a gifted editor who is always professional, insightful, and gives feedback in a timely manner. I highly recommend her services.”—Cathryn Fox, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author


I'm a freelance editor with over a decade of experience in the publishing industry. I love working with authors to make their work the best it can be, and I'm excited to help you achieve your publishing goals. From plot, to characterization, to romantic tension, to developmental edits, I can help. Below, you'll find a small selection of the 300+ books I have professionally edited.


New York Times best sellers:

Flash Point by Shelli Stevens, which was the first digital-only title to hit this list


USA TODAY best sellers:

Bear Naked by Dana Marie Bell

Cynful by Dana Marie Bell

Figure of Speech by Dana Marie Bell

Services
Fiction
Fantasy LGBTQ Fiction Romance Science Fiction Women's Fiction Young Adult
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Entangled Publishing

Apr, 2016 — Present

Kensington Lyrical

Apr, 2016 — Present

Self-employed

Mar, 2016 — Present

Samhain Publishing

Aug, 2008 — Mar, 2016 (over 7 years)

Portfolio

Beg for It

Megan Hart

He’s gonna have to beg for it…Corinne was young once. She did everything—girls, boys, drugs, toys—and did it in high funky fashion. Reese wasn’t her first lover, but he was the first to submit to her. For a while they had something special, but it ended badly.... read more
To save the woman he loves, he must push his gifts to the brink. Halle Shifters, Book 2Julian DuCharme, a rare Spirit Bear with legendary healing powers, is finally free from the threat of death, finally free to claim his mate—but she’s not having it. While hi... read more
To win a frightened heart, you have to bare your own. Halle Shifters, Book 3Any woman would be eager to be Ryan Williams’s mate. Any woman but Glory Walsh. The sexy bear shifter is beautiful, strong and persistent, she’ll give him that. But Glory’s past taught... read more
One taste of her lips, and friendship is off the menu.Holding Out for a Hero, Book 3Kate has always been everybody’s friend and the de-facto little sister to the Wyatt brothers. But her feelings for Todd Wyatt, the town’s hottest firefighter, run far beyond th... read more
With a little help—and a little kink—from her friend, she might just get her man.Skylar Redmond’s Sky Bar is regularly wall-to-wall hot soldiers. Yet she is alone—and getting tired of it. Forget about finding a man who’ll rock her world in the bedroom. She’ll ... read more
Her Miracle Man

Nikki Duncan

A last wish brings them together. Only love can keep them there.Children’s hospital administrator Ryland Davids was attracted to event planner Jennalyn James the moment he saw her. He thought there would be plenty of time to get to know her—until her younger s... read more
Blind Love

Kishan Paul

She doesn't need a hero. But a sexy Marine...that'll work. Though Lauren Baxter's world is a blurry mess of colors, she has no tolerance for pity. With the help of her guide dog, Jack Sparrow, she's built a good life for herself. She has everything she wants: ... read more
Amid the carnage of war, he commandeers far more than just her home. Widowed plantation owner Emaline McDaniels has struggled to hold on to her late husband’s dreams. Despite the responsibilities resting on her slender shoulders, she’ll not let anyone wrest aw... read more
Flying too close to love could get her heart burned. Antiques in Flight, Book 1After losing his mother to cancer, Trevor Steele has taken a leave of absence from the FBI to get his little sister through her last months of high school. But once she’s settled in... read more
A Top 10 Read by USA Today HEA and Readers Choice Finalist!You are cordially challenged to a test of true love. Growing up in her large, crazy Serbian family, Camryn Covic became an expert at shutting down her emotions in order to maintain her sanity. But when... read more
Falling for the bad boy is even more dangerous the second time around. The McLaughlins, Book 1In high school Sarah fell for her best friend's older brother--one of the sexy, Scottish McLaughlin boys. But a painful betrayal showed her she'd been a fool to give ... read more
Sometimes you have to risk everything, to follow your heart…Noble Pleasures, Book 1In a world where gentlemen openly court and marry fellow noblemen, the threat of scandal still lurks behind every velvet drape for kings and princes. Such has been the fate for ... read more
Final Protocol

J. C. Daniels

Tip #1: Don’t get on her bad side. Tip #2: There’s no good side.Her name is Silence. If she was ever known by any other name, she doesn’t remember.She is a killer. If she was ever anything else, she doesn’t remember. She has an owner. If she was ever free…well... read more
He would walk into hell for her. Hell’s not willing to let him back out.Grimm’s Circle, Book 9Years have passed since Will flung himself headlong into demon central. Everyone has told Mandy he’s lost to them, but she still won’t believe it. He was her heart an... read more
When two hearts speak as one, no words are needed.Halle Shifters, Book 4Chloe Williams has waited four long years for her mate to acknowledge her. Time and again he has turned her away for being too young, even when she was hospitalized, recovering from a beat... read more
Opposites not only attract, sometimes they spontaneously combust.The Donnellys, Book 1Ryan Donnelly’s past relationship may have failed, but he’s determined to make single fatherhood and his career a resounding success. He’s got his eye on the top of the ladde... read more
Thirty nights. Two hearts. One fate.American Beauty, Book 1After her parents’ tragic deaths, Elisa Snow wanted nothing more than to escape her past. Eighteen and alone, she fled her quaint English village and moved to the United States. A starving science stud... read more
His desire for her pierces deeper than skin.Billionaires in Bondage, Book 2The LawyerJackson Montgomery Warring never lets opposing counsel see him sweat. Juggling a dozen billionaire clients on a daily basis, he’s always perfectly prepared, calm, cool and col... read more

Tera has 2 reviews

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Catherine D.

Catherine D.

Jul, 2017

First of all she waited until the day before the due date to tell me she didn't have the full length copy to edit. She made the deadline because it was only eleven thousand words. What she delivered was an edited document that i'm unable to print out.
Nina B.

Nina B.

Apr, 2017

I am unpublished (so far) and Tara's expertise was very helpful to me. I've been inspired by her suggestions and believe they will make my book stronger. I am very happy with our collaboration and recommend her highly! (much better than the editor I previously found on my own off the internet) Thank you Reedsy!

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