Tina Beier

Tina Beier – Editor

Meticulous editor with 15 years of experience in traditional and self-publishing. I will help your Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or Mystery MS shine!

Overview

I was a senior content editor for ten years (non-fiction) at a legal reference firm, a freelance fiction editor, and a lead line editor at a small publishing house. On top of my work experience, I have a B.A. in English, a Certificate in Publishing (where I scored As in the editing courses), and a Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing (in which I earned a Letter of Distinction). I have four science fiction novels published, one of which is a multi-award winner.


I will provide a detailed edit to strengthen your narrative craft. Passive voice? Inconsistent POV? Overuse of filler words? Too many adverbs? Telling and not showing? Let me help!


My expertise is in science fiction, epic fantasy, and thrillers/mystery. I am also comfortable with other genres, including horror and romance. For sci-fi, I am well-equipped to help you not only with your line or copy edit, but also point out overused tropes, themes, and character arcs. I am very comfortable with hard sci-fi terminology. Space opera, adventure, post-apocalyptic, LGBTQ, time travel ... to quote Lex from Jurassic Park: You name it, I got it!


The non-fiction projects I edited were legal reference texts, so I understand legalese and would be an excellent copyeditor for a non-fiction legal or law-related text. I was lead editor of The Digest of Municipal & Planning Law for four years, as well as several other case digests/legislation titles (I worked for Westlaw). I have also edited mental health memoirs.


I understand that your story might be your baby. I also understand you want your baby to be a star. As such, I provide a tactful edit but a thorough one. I edit using Track Changes and Comments - I will send you the first three pages as a sample so you understand my process and we can determine what works best for our working relationship. I use the Comments for larger queries - like continuity or if something is too complex for an in-line suggestion. I use Track Changes to make suggestions to correct awkwardness, fix misplaced modifiers, or show how a phrase could be made more active.


I want you to be happy with the results but not feel overwhelmed by the process, so I will edit at your pace, and I'm always open to explaining any suggestions I make in more detail.


If you work with me, I'll be prompt in replies, provide excellent feedback, and approach your project with tact.

Services
Fiction
Fantasy Historical Fiction Post-Apocalyptic Space Opera Thriller & Suspense
Languages
English (CAN) English (US)
Certifications
  • Certificate in Publishing, Ryerson University
  • Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing, Humber College
  • B.A. (hons)., English, University of Guelph

Work experience

Ebook Launch

Apr, 2022 — Present

As a freelance editor, I line edit, copy edit, or proofread 1-2 novels a month for the company. I've edited a dozen sci-fi/fantasy, five non-fiction, some horror, and historical fiction.
Through word-of-mouth, I've also edited several SFF titles outside of Ebook Launch, including a quadtrilogy and some YA.

Rising Action Publishing Co.

Jun, 2020 — Present

I am the lead line editor. Since taking the position, I have edited 26 books (mostly fiction, but two memoirs) for the company. I am also experienced with copy editing.

Thomson Reuters Westlaw

Jun, 2008 — May, 2015 (almost 7 years)

I copy-edited and/or proofread legal reference texts, including case digests and statutes. I was responsible for ensuring products adhered to company style and were high-quality.

Other tasks:
• Compiled and edited over twelve projects individually and was instrumental in the success of the department’s major releases.
• Editor of the Digest of Municipal and Planning law.
• Responsible for ensuring products adhered to company style and proofread and copy-edited content.
• I was promoted to supervisor in Sept 2012, but fifty percent of my job was still copy editing.

Portfolio

Copy Editing
IRL

Field, E.A.

Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Drifting Light

Clarke, Kendall

Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
We're All Lying

Still, Marie

Copy Editing
Burlington

Dixon, Heather

Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
If I Lose Her: A Novel

Brianne Sommerville

Copy Editing
The Roads We Take

Christy K. Lee

Copy Editing
Twisted

Maggie Giles

Copy Editing
Copy Editing

Tina has 2 reviews

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Damien B.

Damien B.

Jun, 2024

Tina was a pleasure to work with. She was timely and responsive and provided some excellent feedback to my novel. I'd recommend her to anyone.
Maria P.

Maria P.

Apr, 2024

Tina provided excellent communication throughout project and was extremely prompt. Her edits were good and the price was affordable. All the best to her and will definitely be looking towards working with her again.

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