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Terrie Meerschaert

Terrie Meerschaert - Editor

Charter Township of Clinton, MI, United States

Provide full-service editing, proofreading, and formatting to independent authors for a flat rate of $300 for up to 60K words with half down

Overview

I'm an author, editor, proofreader, and book formatter. I have over 15 years experience as an editor/proofer

Services
Languages
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Anthologies Crime & Mystery Fantasy Inspirational LGBTQ Paranormal Romance Poetry Romance Short Story Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • BSIT Web Development

Work experience

Owner/Operator

Self-employed
February, 2014 – Present (almost 4 years)

Providing full-service editing for a flat fee. Also provide proofreading and book formatting.

Owner/Operator

Self-employed
June, 1986 – June, 2001 (about 15 years)

Provided proofreading and formatting to psychology & nursing students for their Master's Thesis and PhD Dissertation.

Proofreader

Self-employed
June, 1973 – August, 1975 (about 2 years)

Proofread copy for commercials and manuals

Portfolio (22 selected works)

Apocalypse Breed

Adrian Rockwell

The world had devoured its innocence and ripped away what sanity it had left. Impending disaster was never the problem. It was the subtle little things that kept building that damaged us. Although there were many contributing factors that brought humans near extinction, it was one emotion that hastened the end… Hate, a condition that can exist in every man and woman, but is suppressed by our i... read more

The world had devoured its innocence and ripped away what sanity it had left. Impending disaster was never the problem. It was the subtle little things that kept building that damaged us. Although there were many contributing factors that brought humans near extinction, it was one emotion that hastened the end… Hate, a condition that can exist in every man and woman, but is suppressed by our i... read more

Never Say Never

Carmen SUISSA

By a sad error, two stepsisters are forced to grow up in the same house. Dramatically different: one good, one evil. After sixteen years apart, the bad one comes back to New York, blinded by hatred, and a life and death struggle starts. Everything is hidden, everything is in the shadows... even there is no sun anymore.Carol's calm existence is finished without knowing why or because of whom. H... read more

By a sad error, two stepsisters are forced to grow up in the same house. Dramatically different: one good, one evil. After sixteen years apart, the bad one comes back to New York, blinded by hatred, and a life and death struggle starts. Everything is hidden, everything is in the shadows... even there is no sun anymore.Carol's calm existence is finished without knowing why or because of whom. H... read more

Soul-O: A Best Friends Romantic Suspense - Book 2 of 2 (Music & Lyrics)

Debbie Dickerson

The emotional, heart pounding conclusion to Chasing Lyrics…How do you turn Dylan, a sweet and innocent woman into your worst nightmare? You hurt her best friend Tanner, the man she plans on spending the rest of her life with. Dylan’s pain and frustration of not being able to emotionally reach Tanner, fuels her consuming thirst for revenge. The horrific memories of what Jennifer Temple did to T... read more

The emotional, heart pounding conclusion to Chasing Lyrics…How do you turn Dylan, a sweet and innocent woman into your worst nightmare? You hurt her best friend Tanner, the man she plans on spending the rest of her life with. Dylan’s pain and frustration of not being able to emotionally reach Tanner, fuels her consuming thirst for revenge. The horrific memories of what Jennifer Temple did to T... read more

Chasing Lyrics: A Best Friends Romantic Suspense Novel - Book 1 of 2 (Music & Lyrics Series)

Debbie Dickerson

Finding your soul mate at thirteen years old, is that even possible? Dylan Brooks was only eight years old when her mother died. As if that weren't enough, she was the tallest kid in her class, raised by her dad, and spent all her free time with her nose in a notebook writing songs. She didn't really fit in with the other kids. When she was thirteen, her dad moved them to a small town in Beaum... read more

Finding your soul mate at thirteen years old, is that even possible? Dylan Brooks was only eight years old when her mother died. As if that weren't enough, she was the tallest kid in her class, raised by her dad, and spent all her free time with her nose in a notebook writing songs. She didn't really fit in with the other kids. When she was thirteen, her dad moved them to a small town in Beaum... read more

THE UNBREAKABLE CONTRACT

Debbie Dickerson

Just when Savannah thinks she has it all figured out...life happens!Savannah Burgesson used to be a hopeless romantic, until deceit ripped that fairy tale from her. Now, fifteen years later, she wants nothing more than to focus on her highly successful consulting firm, and to have a fling with the boy-toy of her choice, whenever she desires. Savannah's a born and raised southern girl who spend... read more

Just when Savannah thinks she has it all figured out...life happens!Savannah Burgesson used to be a hopeless romantic, until deceit ripped that fairy tale from her. Now, fifteen years later, she wants nothing more than to focus on her highly successful consulting firm, and to have a fling with the boy-toy of her choice, whenever she desires. Savannah's a born and raised southern girl who spend... read more

Alphabetical Attraction: 26 stages of love and pain

T. L. Jones

This is not your typical love poetry book. This poetry book explores the depths of a relationship that are often times ignored or concealed. All aspects are explored as topics of love and pain and is presented in a raw unadulterated manner.Alphabetical Attraction: 26 stages of love and pain explores love, hate, one night stands, spirituality and so much more while spelling it out from letters ... read more

This is not your typical love poetry book. This poetry book explores the depths of a relationship that are often times ignored or concealed. All aspects are explored as topics of love and pain and is presented in a raw unadulterated manner.Alphabetical Attraction: 26 stages of love and pain explores love, hate, one night stands, spirituality and so much more while spelling it out from letters ... read more

Happily Never After: Symon Says (Volume 2)

T. L. Jones

Years after the kingdom has turned upside down, all is quiet. There appears to be peace throughout the land, but looks can be deceiving. The second installment of the Happily Never After series will not disappoint. The exciting plot twist will make you wonder the characters will go and the cost to get there.

Years after the kingdom has turned upside down, all is quiet. There appears to be peace throughout the land, but looks can be deceiving. The second installment of the Happily Never After series will not disappoint. The exciting plot twist will make you wonder the characters will go and the cost to get there.

Jenna's Story (Shifters & Mages Book 2)

Skye Hegyes

Jenna has many secrets; her father disappeared before she was born, her mother ignores her, her step-father abuses her, and the boy she's had a crush on for years doesn't know she exists.A school assignment may be the end of all her secrets though, including her biggest secret of all -- her ability to turn into a wolf. With her stress levels rising though a new ability rears it head to make he... read more

Jenna has many secrets; her father disappeared before she was born, her mother ignores her, her step-father abuses her, and the boy she's had a crush on for years doesn't know she exists.A school assignment may be the end of all her secrets though, including her biggest secret of all -- her ability to turn into a wolf. With her stress levels rising though a new ability rears it head to make he... read more

The Rooster Club: The Best Cocks in Town

N.M. Catalano

……they’re here……get ready, it’s going to be one hell of a ride…..They were the new ‘It’ guys. Sought after and wanted, anything and everything they had, they were given anything to get it. But it was him, he was their king, a dark angel, mysterious and oh, so deliciously bad.He grew up on the streets of Brooklyn in a time of extravagance and possibilities, a little rough around the edges with ... read more

……they’re here……get ready, it’s going to be one hell of a ride…..They were the new ‘It’ guys. Sought after and wanted, anything and everything they had, they were given anything to get it. But it was him, he was their king, a dark angel, mysterious and oh, so deliciously bad.He grew up on the streets of Brooklyn in a time of extravagance and possibilities, a little rough around the edges with ... read more

A Silent Canvas Part One

Melissa Ann

18+ mature scenesWhen Sarah has just about given up any hope of finding love in her small town, James a widower with a dark past literally comes to the rescue. It soon becomes clear that fate has brought them together for a reason, a chance for Sarah to find love and for James, finding someone to teach him how to forgive himself and to learn to love again. James moved to Black Rock, a small is... read more

18+ mature scenesWhen Sarah has just about given up any hope of finding love in her small town, James a widower with a dark past literally comes to the rescue. It soon becomes clear that fate has brought them together for a reason, a chance for Sarah to find love and for James, finding someone to teach him how to forgive himself and to learn to love again. James moved to Black Rock, a small is... read more

A Silent Canvas Part Two

Melissa Ann

18+ Mature ScenesSarah feels that being alone is much safer for her heart but when a family tragedy forces James to leave Black Rock, she bravely travels to a strange town to comfort him. After James reveals all of his secrets, Sarah agrees to marry him and together they begin their new life. They're both anxious to start a family, but it's not happening as quickly as they would like, until th... read more

18+ Mature ScenesSarah feels that being alone is much safer for her heart but when a family tragedy forces James to leave Black Rock, she bravely travels to a strange town to comfort him. After James reveals all of his secrets, Sarah agrees to marry him and together they begin their new life. They're both anxious to start a family, but it's not happening as quickly as they would like, until th... read more

A Silent Canvas Part Three

Melissa Ann

18+. mature scenesLittle did James realize the impact opening the letter would have on his life. The letter his dead father left for him to findFamily secrets that have remained buried for over two decades surface, leaving James floundering and wondering what to do.Certain events that unfold has James questioning the accuracy of his father's letter. Will James finally find the answers he needs... read more

18+. mature scenesLittle did James realize the impact opening the letter would have on his life. The letter his dead father left for him to findFamily secrets that have remained buried for over two decades surface, leaving James floundering and wondering what to do.Certain events that unfold has James questioning the accuracy of his father's letter. Will James finally find the answers he needs... read more

Victorious Underdog

Roosevelt Sargent

Roosevelt Sargent was born into a violent, drug infested, poverty-filled world that only got worse as he grew older. With his parents’ incarceration, his journey through homelessness, and the thug lifestyle that surrounded him daily, the smart money was on him not living to reach the age of eighteen. Add in teenage parenthood, and his brief future seemed predetermined.But then one day somethin... read more

Roosevelt Sargent was born into a violent, drug infested, poverty-filled world that only got worse as he grew older. With his parents’ incarceration, his journey through homelessness, and the thug lifestyle that surrounded him daily, the smart money was on him not living to reach the age of eighteen. Add in teenage parenthood, and his brief future seemed predetermined.But then one day somethin... read more

Finding Faith (The Black Mavericks MC Series Book #2)

Sherri Crowder

Faith has been in mourning for the past year however she reluctantly agrees to attend a party at a local MC with her best friend. There she meets Aiden and wants nothing to do with him from the get go, but Aiden has other ideas. Aiden is the Sergeant-At-Arms for the Black Mavericks MC and a PI. While undercover he discovers there is something more sinister and dangerous going on than the case ... read more

Faith has been in mourning for the past year however she reluctantly agrees to attend a party at a local MC with her best friend. There she meets Aiden and wants nothing to do with him from the get go, but Aiden has other ideas. Aiden is the Sergeant-At-Arms for the Black Mavericks MC and a PI. While undercover he discovers there is something more sinister and dangerous going on than the case ... read more

The Rise of the Phoenix (Society Series Book 0)

Mason Sabre

Cast out by his own family after a wolf’s bite infects him, a young thirteen-year-old boy is forced to roam the streets and fend for himself. In a world of Humans and Others, he belongs to neither. No longer considered Human, but nor a purebred Other, a race of powerful supernatural beings, he will be unwanted and hunted by both. Danger lurks at every turn. Young, vulnerable and afraid, he tri... read more

Cast out by his own family after a wolf’s bite infects him, a young thirteen-year-old boy is forced to roam the streets and fend for himself. In a world of Humans and Others, he belongs to neither. No longer considered Human, but nor a purebred Other, a race of powerful supernatural beings, he will be unwanted and hunted by both. Danger lurks at every turn. Young, vulnerable and afraid, he tri... read more

Cade (Society Series Book 1)

Mason Sabre

Cade MacDonald is a man who has always had a sense of right and wrong. He fights for justice and does not back down in the face of danger. As a member of Others, a supernatural race of powerful, fierce shifters, who do not accept or sympathise with any Humans, or any race other than their own, he now finds himself in a battle with the Other Society’s leaders as they oppose his attempt to save ... read more

Cade MacDonald is a man who has always had a sense of right and wrong. He fights for justice and does not back down in the face of danger. As a member of Others, a supernatural race of powerful, fierce shifters, who do not accept or sympathise with any Humans, or any race other than their own, he now finds himself in a battle with the Other Society’s leaders as they oppose his attempt to save ... read more

Watch Over You

Mason Sabre

Three years after her husband’s death, Tara Saunders is still unable to move on. Guilt holds her hostage, and she knows that she can never forgive herself for causing Eric’s death. When Tara meets Devan, a homeless man who seems to have been linked to Eric in some way, she decides to follow him. Desperate to find some connection with her late husband, Tara seeks it through Devan, but the truth... read more

Three years after her husband’s death, Tara Saunders is still unable to move on. Guilt holds her hostage, and she knows that she can never forgive herself for causing Eric’s death. When Tara meets Devan, a homeless man who seems to have been linked to Eric in some way, she decides to follow him. Desperate to find some connection with her late husband, Tara seeks it through Devan, but the truth... read more

Hidden (Society Series Book 3)

Mason Sabre

In a world divided between Humans and Others—a breed of shifters—certain rules are set that cannot be broken. Yet, between these two worlds are the strays, outcasts who no longer have a place in the world of Others. Cathy and Jeff, a couple long cast aside, run a free clinic for those Society has rejected. They seek to do what is right and help those who find themselves out in the cold, alone ... read more

In a world divided between Humans and Others—a breed of shifters—certain rules are set that cannot be broken. Yet, between these two worlds are the strays, outcasts who no longer have a place in the world of Others. Cathy and Jeff, a couple long cast aside, run a free clinic for those Society has rejected. They seek to do what is right and help those who find themselves out in the cold, alone ... read more

Dark Veil (Society Series Book 2)

Mason Sabre

For the past two years, Cade MacDonald and Gemma Davies have been forced to hide their illicit affair from the Other world, where mating with a species different to your own defies every law and mandate of Society. Considered an indefensible act, it is punishable by banishment from their community, or even worse, by death. However, Cade and Gemma experience a bond few ever do, wolf and tiger c... read more

For the past two years, Cade MacDonald and Gemma Davies have been forced to hide their illicit affair from the Other world, where mating with a species different to your own defies every law and mandate of Society. Considered an indefensible act, it is punishable by banishment from their community, or even worse, by death. However, Cade and Gemma experience a bond few ever do, wolf and tiger c... read more

Cuts Like An Angel--2

Mason Sabre, Lucian Bane

Rosie had saved William in his darkest hour. She had given him a reason to live … William will find a way; he has to … He has to find a way to keep her—keep her away from his sickness, from his sick desires, and maybe, keep her from him, the darkest parts of him that have been hidden for so long. William and Rosie, two halves of the same coin, cast away from the brokenness of their secrets. In... read more

Rosie had saved William in his darkest hour. She had given him a reason to live … William will find a way; he has to … He has to find a way to keep her—keep her away from his sickness, from his sick desires, and maybe, keep her from him, the darkest parts of him that have been hidden for so long. William and Rosie, two halves of the same coin, cast away from the brokenness of their secrets. In... read more

She Promised: Sabre Short

Mason Sabre

Finding footprints was not an unusual thing in the small town of Shone-Brook.Finding footprints over a metre wide? Now that was a problem. Megan Hamilton has seen those prints before, and she knows without question what they mean. She promised him so long ago … She can hardly breathe when her mother’s cries announce that he is back.But is he back for her?She Promised, is a heart-wrenching love... read more

Finding footprints was not an unusual thing in the small town of Shone-Brook.Finding footprints over a metre wide? Now that was a problem. Megan Hamilton has seen those prints before, and she knows without question what they mean. She promised him so long ago … She can hardly breathe when her mother’s cries announce that he is back.But is he back for her?She Promised, is a heart-wrenching love... read more

Beg For Mercy: A Dark Conclusion (Mercy Series Book 3)

Lucian Bane

***WARNING***There are a couple of scenes in here that could be triggers for some abuse survivors. I did my best to be considerate of the sensitive readers while remaining true to the authenticity of the scenes. ****The fight is on in this installment, Mercy is holding nothing back in her endeavor to prove to Sade he can experience love and pleasure. Sade,however has other plans and his darkne... read more

***WARNING***There are a couple of scenes in here that could be triggers for some abuse survivors. I did my best to be considerate of the sensitive readers while remaining true to the authenticity of the scenes. ****The fight is on in this installment, Mercy is holding nothing back in her endeavor to prove to Sade he can experience love and pleasure. Sade,however has other plans and his darkne... read more

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