Content and line-edit women's fiction novels, including romance, for adult audiences. Specializing in small town/rural, historical, paranormal, mystery, and thriller. Read through submissions and make recommendation to publisher.
Proofread manga (graphic novel) galleys of 200 pages with one-week turnaround time (it only takes a day, though), checking for spelling errors/consistency, style errors, placement errors, flagging issues for editorial, as well as occasionally offering revised wordings. For art, checking cleaning/redraw to in-house standard.
Read novels in Japanese, then read translation for accuracy. Edit translated text (in English) to create consistent tone, mood, and voice; as well as general line-editing for readability and better strength of text; rewriting translations as necessary to more closely align with intent of original work. Occasional localization of jokes and wordplay so that the humor reads smooth. In particular in this role, I try to keep a special eye out for keeping the poetry and flow of the original Japanese.
Provide content and line editing, proof-reading, and tutoring to author hopefuls and self-publishing authors, particularly in the fantasy and sci-fi genres. Work here has tended to lean towards middle grade and young adult, especially action/adventure.
The tutoring part is a side service offered for adult writers who have lots of stories to tell, but not necessarily the skill. It's been quite a lot of fun to see my learners progress, and I try to work with their life backgrounds, learning styles, and current level to craft mini-lessons that will help them improve now and into the future the more they write.
My theory is that writing is a bit like Photoshop: it involves layers, but each person comes with different layers already in place.
Burning Building! Kidnapping! Attempted murder! First girlfriend! First kiss! Three boys determined to solve the crash. Two girls getting involved. And it all starts with a driver and a race car crashing! Join Jesse Holmes, Austin MacGreggor, Poe Jones, Daytona Drew, and Laura Ricci on another mystery adventure when they use their detective skills, scientific knowledge, and must use whatever t... read more
David Finkleman and Sabrina Stevens must find the phoenix before an evil wizard, Monti Jones, gets his greedy hands on it. But Monti has plans of his own to get rid of them. He uses magical pills when mixed with water create monsters that want to kill David and Sabrina!Plus, David’s brother, Henry is under a love spell, placed on him by the lead cheerleader, Mandy Peyton and her warlock father... read more
Photographer Ian Kroft’s dream is to finish his book on fellow veterans. When his father offers him the funds he needs in exchange for persuading a family to sell their farm, it sounds simple. Then Ian meets Colette and in a flash everything changes. Cherry Ridge Farm is home to Colette’s family — and to her animal rescue center. The slim, gorgeous veterinarian has no intention of selling. Soo... read more
Linked up and logged into the deadly VMMORPG "Sword Art Online" in both the real and virtual worlds, Kirito is stuck in a hell of one man's making, and like everyone else, unable to escape until the game is beaten. But while some players are crippled by fear and others throw themselves into completing the game, still others relax into everyday life in the face of their cruel predicament and li... read more
Do you want fries with your hellfire? Sadao Maou, the Devil King, has finally been promoted to store manager! And who should move in next door to his fortress (actually a tiny studio apartment in a dingy walk-up) but a lovely kimono-wearing lass. But the former devil-crushing hero Emi Yusa is none too pleased with this turn of events, to say nothing of high schooler Chiho Sasaki, who's still n... read more
HEART OF THE JOURNEYThe Guardians of Seiyo Academy are all super busy in preparation for graduation. As the day of commencement approaches, feelings are confessed, and secrets are revealed, including the source of the Guardian Characters! Will Amu's Guardian Characters sleep forever in their eggs? And will she ever get to see Ikuto?Final Volume!Includes special extras after the story!
After reaching the second floor of Aincrad, Asuna decided to have a player controlled blacksmith upgrade her beloved sword, a rare Wind Fleuret--but when the unimaginable happened and the sword was shattered in the attempt, Kirito suspected foul play. Did the blacksmith really just happen to destroy an incredibly valuable item? And if not, is there any way to get it back? And--if there really ... read more
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