Tim Marquitz

Tim Marquitz - Editor

El Paso, TX, USA

I am an author and editor and have worked with hundreds of authors from debut to NYT Bestsellers.

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Overview

I'm an agented author and an editor since 2009 and have worked in the publishing business on both sides, having also worked as a publisher.

I can help polish your project from the ground up, offering assistance should your goal be self-publishing or finding an agent/publisher. I've experience in most every genre, and I understand maintaining an author's voice and vision, while sharpening and honing the prose and presentation. It's my job to enhance YOUR book and make it shine.

I specialize in fantasy, horror, dystopian, sci-fi, and LitRPG.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Dystopian
Fantasy
Gaming & LitRPG
Horror
Humor & Comedy
Science Fiction
Urban Fantasy

Work experience

Editor/Owner

Self-employed
September, 2009 – Present (almost 11 years)

I have worked with some of the biggest names in fantasy and horror, to include Mark Lawrence, Carol Berg, Laura Resnick, Larry Correia, Michael J. Sullivan, James Swallow, Gini Koch, and many more. Lots of experience in most every genre, as well as practical experience in query writing and back cover matter. I also charge well below market rate for excellent work.
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“Dominion Editorial were an absolute pleasure to work with. They tolerated my pestering with aplomb (or maybe it was a plum) and got the job done in spite of my ridiculous deadline. Sure, they don’t love semicolons quite as much as I do, but that can be forgiven.”
– Michael R. Fletcher, author of the Manifest Delusions series
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“Dominion Editorial did a fantastic job at short notice. They are professional and take every care to make sure your project is as good as it can be.”
– Graham Austin-King, author of The Riven Wyrde Saga
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“Dominion Editorial have edited several of my works and each time they have helped to make them better manuscripts. They are thorough and efficient while still allowing my voice to lead the story. I cannot compliment their work enough and I plan on continuing to use their services.”
– Kirk Dougal, author of Dreams of Ivory and Gold, Jacked, and Reset
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“Fast, professional, and reasonably priced, Dominion Editorial’s editing gave my first novel the help it needed to shine. I highly recommend Dominion to anyone who’s in the market for editing services.” – James Aquilone, author of Dead Jack and the Pandemonium Device
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“Tim Marquitz has a writer’s eye for the kind of structural issues and minutiae that tend to slip past most proofreaders. He’ll work a manuscript till it’s lean and mean.”
– Edward M. Erdelac, author of the Merkabah Rider series, Andersonville, and more.
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“Dominion Editorial gave me some fantastic feedback and pointed out some consistent technical mistakes that I’ve been making. I’m very grateful to Tim for not only making a ton of corrections in the manuscript, but pointing out these consistent issues so I can improve on them for future books.”
– Andrew Rowe, author of Attuned
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“Dominion Editorial’s process was easy and they made sure to explain it before they got started, offering to answer any questions I had before and after. Along with basic spelling and grammar corrections, they pointed out anything that needed work and offered a thought on how to make it better. Once I got the notes and started working through them, they even dropped me a message to see if I was doing okay with them and if there was anything I needed further help with. And if all of that wasn’t enough, they offered some very supportive thoughts on the story as a whole, going so far as to say it’s a ‘great story.'”
-Ashe Armstrong, author of Grimluk, Demon Hunter
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“Dominion Editorial have edited several of my works. Their careful attention to detail and invaluable feedback have challenged me to push the limits of my ability for better overall writing. They are expedient, honest, and have quick turnaround times. I would highly recommend their services to any writer, beginner or otherwise.”
– Eric Fomley, author
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“Tim Marquitz and Dominion Editorial added a much needed level of polish to my manuscript. Not only was Tim extremely professional, his work was turned around in record time. My highest recommendation.”
– Timothy W. Long, author of Impact Earth: Symbiosis and more.
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“I highly recommend Dominion. Easy to work with and spot on with the edits. I recently sold a novel after using their services. The publisher commented the level of polish on the ms helped seal the deal.”
– Kathryn M. Hearst, author of the SINISTRA DEI series and more.
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“A consummate professional and communicative, my experience with Tim Marquitz resulted in a manuscript that was made better by leaps and bounds. Issues were identified with thoughtful observation that was paired with quality suggestions for improvement. I cannot speak highly enough of Tim’s editing abilities, so much so that I would recommend any author looking to get their manuscript ready to go to him first. Every cent spent was worth it!”
– Jay Requard, author of Jishnu
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“What I enjoyed most about Tim’s edits on Galefire was the focus on making the piece an overall smoother read and his input on clearing up character inconsistencies and plot confusion. That kind of accurate (if sometimes brutal) honesty is hard to find, and Galefire is a tremendously better book because of it. Thanks, guys!”
– Kenny Soward, author of the Gnomesaga and Galefire
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“I want to thank Tim Marquitz for his work on my novella. His editing on my manuscript helped to create the finely-tuned story I am proud of today. His professional attitude, quick communication and attention to detail are second to none, and I’d recommend Dominion Editorial services to anyone seeking help with formatting and editing.”
– Fiona Dodwell

Portfolio (17 selected works)

Sufficiently Advanced Magic (Arcane Ascension Book 1)

Andrew Rowe

Five years ago, Corin Cadence’s brother entered the Serpent Spire — a colossal tower with ever-shifting rooms, traps, and monsters. Those who survive the spire’s trials return home with an attunement: a mark granting the bearer magical powers. According to legend, those few who reach the top of the tower will be granted a boon by the spire’s goddess.He never returned.Now, it’s Corin’s turn. He... read more

Five years ago, Corin Cadence’s brother entered the Serpent Spire — a colossal tower with ever-shifting rooms, traps, and monsters. Those who survive the spire’s trials return home with an attunement: a mark granting the bearer magical powers. According to legend, those few who reach the top of the tower will be granted a boon by the spire’s goddess.He never returned.Now, it’s Corin’s turn. He... read more

Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters (A Ragnarok Publications Anthology)

A revised and updated 2nd edition, Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters is a collection of stories focused on strange creatures in the vein of Pacific Rim, Godzilla, Cloverfield, and more. Opening with a foreword by Jeremy Robinson—author of Project Nemesis, the highest selling Kaiju novel in the United States since the old Godzilla books—the collection features work from New York Times bestsellers t... read more

A revised and updated 2nd edition, Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters is a collection of stories focused on strange creatures in the vein of Pacific Rim, Godzilla, Cloverfield, and more. Opening with a foreword by Jeremy Robinson—author of Project Nemesis, the highest selling Kaiju novel in the United States since the old Godzilla books—the collection features work from New York Times bestsellers t... read more

The Last Forsaken: The Downfall of Man (The Last Forsaken Trilogy Book 1)

J.J. Marshall

King Vanderwall was given two options: Kill the Humans or die. Seventeen years later, his sons now face the same threat... Orian, Prince of the Midland, is sworn to protect his human, but now he must choose: his life or hers. When an irrevocable disease spreads through the Earth plane, Orian must find a way against the odds to win.

King Vanderwall was given two options: Kill the Humans or die. Seventeen years later, his sons now face the same threat... Orian, Prince of the Midland, is sworn to protect his human, but now he must choose: his life or hers. When an irrevocable disease spreads through the Earth plane, Orian must find a way against the odds to win.

Art of War: Anthology for Charity

Petros Triantafyllou, Mark Lawrence, Ed Greenwood, Brian Staveley, Miles Cameron, John Gwynne, Sebastien de Castell, Mitchell Hogan, Stan Nicholls, Andrew Rowe, Anna Smith Spark, Anna Stephens, Anne Nicholls, Ben Galley, Benedict Patrick, Brandon Draga, Charles Phipps, Charles F Bond, D. Thourson Palmer, Dominick Murray, DyrK Ashton , Ed McDonald , Graham Austin-King, J.P. Ashman , Laura M Hughes, M.L. Spencer, Mazarkis Williams, Michael R. Fletcher, Michael R. Miller, Nathan Boyce, Nicholas Eames, RB Watkinson, RJ Barker, Rob Hayes, Steven Kelliher, Steven Poore, Sue Tingey, Timandra Whitecastle, Tom Gaskin, Ulff Lehmann, Zachary Barnes

WINNER OF THE "BEST ANTHOLOGY FOR 2018" AWARD IN THE REDDIT/R/FANTASY 'STABBY' AWARDS!"War, my friend, is a thing of beauty." How do you get forty fantasy authors to contribute short stories for a war-themed anthology without paying them? It sounds as if there should be a good punchline to that, but all Petros Triantafyllou did was twist the moral thumbscrews and tell them all the profits woul... read more

WINNER OF THE "BEST ANTHOLOGY FOR 2018" AWARD IN THE REDDIT/R/FANTASY 'STABBY' AWARDS!"War, my friend, is a thing of beauty." How do you get forty fantasy authors to contribute short stories for a war-themed anthology without paying them? It sounds as if there should be a good punchline to that, but all Petros Triantafyllou did was twist the moral thumbscrews and tell them all the profits woul... read more

Fading Light: An Anthology of the Monstrous: Tim Marquitz

Gary W. Olson, Angelic Knight Press, Adam Millard, T S P Sweeney

The light has failed: the era of man is at its end. Born of darkness, the creatures of myth, legend, and nightmare have long called the shadows home. Now, with the cruel touch of the sun fading into memory, they've returned to claim their rightful place amidst humanity: as its masters. Fading Light collects 25 monstrous stories by authors new and experienced, in the genres of horror, science f... read more

The light has failed: the era of man is at its end. Born of darkness, the creatures of myth, legend, and nightmare have long called the shadows home. Now, with the cruel touch of the sun fading into memory, they've returned to claim their rightful place amidst humanity: as its masters. Fading Light collects 25 monstrous stories by authors new and experienced, in the genres of horror, science f... read more

Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues

Michael J. Sullivan, Oksana Dmitrienko

Whether by coin or by blood... YOU WILL PAY. A fantasy anthology featuring the deadly, the worldly, and the sneaky. Blackguards consists mainly of stories in established series, and the authors range from wildly successful indie authors to New York Times bestsellers. Featuring tales set in the worlds of Michael J. Sullivan's Riyria, David Dalglish's Dezrel, Mark Lawrence's The Broken Empire, L... read more

Whether by coin or by blood... YOU WILL PAY. A fantasy anthology featuring the deadly, the worldly, and the sneaky. Blackguards consists mainly of stories in established series, and the authors range from wildly successful indie authors to New York Times bestsellers. Featuring tales set in the worlds of Michael J. Sullivan's Riyria, David Dalglish's Dezrel, Mark Lawrence's The Broken Empire, L... read more

Stories of a Condemned Soul (Volume 1)

Nathaniel Connors

Jon Jacob sits alone in the pub. A bottle of whiskey pressed to his lips, he grieves by drowning in the drink. The memory of his daughter, too painful to reflect, Jon slips into the drunken abyss of his depression.His solitude, the final act, he prepares for his ending when a cunning Salesman intervenes with a bizarre proposition and an offer too tempting to ignore: revenge. The benefits of th... read more

Jon Jacob sits alone in the pub. A bottle of whiskey pressed to his lips, he grieves by drowning in the drink. The memory of his daughter, too painful to reflect, Jon slips into the drunken abyss of his depression.His solitude, the final act, he prepares for his ending when a cunning Salesman intervenes with a bizarre proposition and an offer too tempting to ignore: revenge. The benefits of th... read more

To Kill an Archangel: Bad World 2

Curtis M. Lawson

One wishes to destroy.One seeks power.One wants only to forget.Three lives shattered by the Fangs of Wallachia—weapons that hold the fragmented soul of the archangel, Samael—are on a collision course with a bloodbath that stretches from Boston to Vatican City.They survived It’s a Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World. Now a Rhodesian mercenary, a teen-aged orphan, and punk rock occultist must face guns for... read more

One wishes to destroy.One seeks power.One wants only to forget.Three lives shattered by the Fangs of Wallachia—weapons that hold the fragmented soul of the archangel, Samael—are on a collision course with a bloodbath that stretches from Boston to Vatican City.They survived It’s a Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World. Now a Rhodesian mercenary, a teen-aged orphan, and punk rock occultist must face guns for... read more

Song (The Manhunters Book 1)

Jesse Teller

Magic and Mayhem. Deception and Lore.This gritty dark fantasy ushers you into a dangerous world of tarnished heroes and magic-slinging fugitives.Some of the darkest minds in Perilisc attacked Mending Keep, releasing all its prisoners. Despite his strained relationship with the crown, Rayph Ivoryfist calls old friends to his aid in a subversive attempt to protect King Nardoc and thwart terroris... read more

Magic and Mayhem. Deception and Lore.This gritty dark fantasy ushers you into a dangerous world of tarnished heroes and magic-slinging fugitives.Some of the darkest minds in Perilisc attacked Mending Keep, releasing all its prisoners. Despite his strained relationship with the crown, Rayph Ivoryfist calls old friends to his aid in a subversive attempt to protect King Nardoc and thwart terroris... read more

Truth or Darkness (The Afterworld Book 1)

Craig Aird

Nominated for 'best self published novel' in the 2018 BookNest Awards.It was the only truth the Gods feared…Beyond the living world, a dark secret is kept from humanity. Demons guard the bridge to heaven, and cast the souls of everyone that dies to fire and ash. A group of immortal mages fight a shadow war to destroy the demons, but at a great cost to themselves and those around them.Within th... read more

Nominated for 'best self published novel' in the 2018 BookNest Awards.It was the only truth the Gods feared…Beyond the living world, a dark secret is kept from humanity. Demons guard the bridge to heaven, and cast the souls of everyone that dies to fire and ash. A group of immortal mages fight a shadow war to destroy the demons, but at a great cost to themselves and those around them.Within th... read more

The Human Experiment: A Novel

Kevin McLaughlin, Craig Martelle

Finding his way with only a deer as a companion, but he doesn’t know that the deer is an alien. Or that he’s part of their experiment. John’s parents have passed away, leaving him alone in a strange world, where something doesn’t feel right, but nothing feels wrong. Towering walls on one side and a steep canyon on the other. His only choice is to live in the small world in between. Day to day.... read more

Finding his way with only a deer as a companion, but he doesn’t know that the deer is an alien. Or that he’s part of their experiment. John’s parents have passed away, leaving him alone in a strange world, where something doesn’t feel right, but nothing feels wrong. Towering walls on one side and a steep canyon on the other. His only choice is to live in the small world in between. Day to day.... read more

Sentinel (The Ashen Court Book 1)

Chad Ballard

Aelathil is on the brink of civil war! Once pampered and spoiled as the only heir to one of Aelathil’s most powerful lordlings, Callan’s world has been tipped upside down by King Ramsey and his mighty dragons. Now he must join the growing resistance or watch as everything his family stood for crumbles away to nothing. After her father is mauled by one of the massive lion-men of the frozen nort... read more

Aelathil is on the brink of civil war! Once pampered and spoiled as the only heir to one of Aelathil’s most powerful lordlings, Callan’s world has been tipped upside down by King Ramsey and his mighty dragons. Now he must join the growing resistance or watch as everything his family stood for crumbles away to nothing. After her father is mauled by one of the massive lion-men of the frozen nort... read more

Errant Gods (Blood of the Isir Book 1)

Erik Henry Vick

How far would you go to save your family from a pair of cannibals who claim to be gods?Hank Jensen knows what he must do. If he gives in to his disability—his curse—he will never see his wife or son again. Not alive. In perpetual pain, enervated and exhausted, his time for accepting the limits of his illness is over. He must follow the trail left by the twisted serial killers through the cave ... read more

How far would you go to save your family from a pair of cannibals who claim to be gods?Hank Jensen knows what he must do. If he gives in to his disability—his curse—he will never see his wife or son again. Not alive. In perpetual pain, enervated and exhausted, his time for accepting the limits of his illness is over. He must follow the trail left by the twisted serial killers through the cave ... read more

For Steam and Country: Book One of the Adventures of Baron Von Monocle

Jon Del Arroz

To save her father……she must take to the sky.But will it be enough? Zaira’s overwhelmed. Living as an orphan on a farm is hard enough, but unnatural earthquakes are ravaging her home.Her life turns upside down when an attorney shows up at her door with harrowing news.Her missing father’s been pronounced dead, and Zaira is the heir to his airship.The kingdom needs her to take command of the air... read more

To save her father……she must take to the sky.But will it be enough? Zaira’s overwhelmed. Living as an orphan on a farm is hard enough, but unnatural earthquakes are ravaging her home.Her life turns upside down when an attorney shows up at her door with harrowing news.Her missing father’s been pronounced dead, and Zaira is the heir to his airship.The kingdom needs her to take command of the air... read more

Marine (Terran Scout Fleet Book 1)

Joshua Dalzelle

Aliens exist… and, as it turns out, most of them aren’t that friendly.Jacob Brown wasn’t even born yet the first time they attacked Earth. He was only fourteen the second time it happened. When Earth finally came together and fielded its first spaceborne military, Jacob didn’t hesitate to volunteer. Serving aboard a mighty starship, he’d be able to defend his planet—and his family—when, inevit... read more

Aliens exist… and, as it turns out, most of them aren’t that friendly.Jacob Brown wasn’t even born yet the first time they attacked Earth. He was only fourteen the second time it happened. When Earth finally came together and fielded its first spaceborne military, Jacob didn’t hesitate to volunteer. Serving aboard a mighty starship, he’d be able to defend his planet—and his family—when, inevit... read more

The Mirror's Truth: A Novel of Manifest Delusions

Michael R. Fletcher

Where belief defines reality, delusions are both strength and curse: The deeper you sink into madness the more powerful you become. But that power comes with a price. Your darkest nightmares hunt you at night. The face in the mirror hates you and wants to be free. Your fears manifest and plot your destruction. ******Bedeckt defined himself by the list of crimes he was unwilling to commit. It w... read more

Where belief defines reality, delusions are both strength and curse: The deeper you sink into madness the more powerful you become. But that power comes with a price. Your darkest nightmares hunt you at night. The face in the mirror hates you and wants to be free. Your fears manifest and plot your destruction. ******Bedeckt defined himself by the list of crimes he was unwilling to commit. It w... read more

Tim has 44 reviews

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LT Richards
Although the time to complete this project went beyond expectations, he explained how covid made things a little slow. The end product was brutal...exactly what I was hoping for. He used track change and commented on areas that needed attention. His developmental editing was far better then I hoped for.

LT Richards, June 2020


Thorin Klosowski
Tim was great to work with. Communicated expectations clearly, hit the deadline no problem, and even provided some extra helpful feedback beyond the copy edit we'd agreed on.

Thorin Klosowski, May 2020


R.P Reece
Great working with Tim. I will use his services again!!!

R.P Reece, April 2020


Scott Wells
Once again, Tim did an amazing job at a very reasonable price and time frame. He took my 2600+ word summary and got it down to 750 words (a page in Word) while maintaining the important plot points. He was very easy to work with and a pleasure as well. Would highly recommend! -Scott

Scott Wells, April 2020


Jelani Kelly
The first run-through was a little late, but he made up for it by going above and beyond in every aspect after including formatting my first book. He's still helping me even after the payment and I can't thank him enough for helping elevate my work further. I would definitely recommend him.

Jelani Kelly, March 2020

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