Tina Gallagher

Tina Gallagher - Editor

Scranton, PA, USA

I love a good HEA which is why I edit, proofread, and write romance. Experience evaluating queries and submissions and editing/proofreading.

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Overview

I'm an editor and proofreader with 15+ years' experience. I specialize in all types of romance, from sweet to erotic. I'll help you polish your manuscript so it shines.

I currently work for Carina Press evaluating manuscripts, determining which ones to pass on to the editors for consideration. In the past, I've worked as a proofreader for Harlequin, an acquisition and copyeditor for The Wild Rose Press, and a copyeditor for Phaze Books.

I look forward to speaking with you to find out how I can help make your book the best it can be.
Languages
English (US)
Romance
Paranormal Romance
Fiction
Romance

Work experience

Manuscript Reader

Carina Press (Harlequin)
May, 2017 – Present (over 2 years)

Evaluate manuscripts to determine if they should go forward in the publishing process.

Proofreader

Harlequin
May, 2014 – November, 2018 (over 4 years)

Proofread manuscripts prior to publication for Harlequin Digital First line.

Copy Editor/Proofreader

The Wild Rose Press
October, 2011 – December, 2018 (about 7 years)

Copyedit or Proofread manuscripts prior to publication.

Copy Editor/Proofreader

Mundania Press
June, 2010 – March, 2016 (over 5 years)

Proofread manuscripts prior to publication for Phaze Books.

Freelance Editor/Proofreader

Self-employed
February, 2008 – Present (almost 12 years)

Edit and proofread manuscript-length fiction and article-length non-fiction.

Acquisitions Editor

The Wild Rose Press
May, 2007 – October, 2011 (over 4 years)

Evaluate query letters.
Acquire and edit manuscripts for the company's suspense line.

Portfolio (15 selected works)

Hard Line (Woodbury Boys Book 2)

Sidney Bell

“Bell writes a meaty romance that you can’t put down, and it’s a worthy addition to the M/M contemporary romance genre.” —RT Book Reviews on Loose Cannon (Woodbury Boys #1)Premed student Tobias Benton is making amends for his past. He keeps his head down, mouth shut and colors within the lines. But when his close friend Ghost goes missing, Tobias will do whatever it takes to get answers—includ... read more

“Bell writes a meaty romance that you can’t put down, and it’s a worthy addition to the M/M contemporary romance genre.” —RT Book Reviews on Loose Cannon (Woodbury Boys #1)Premed student Tobias Benton is making amends for his past. He keeps his head down, mouth shut and colors within the lines. But when his close friend Ghost goes missing, Tobias will do whatever it takes to get answers—includ... read more

Desert Rogues: The Runaway Princess: A Classic Romance

Susan Mallery

A fan favorite from #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery, originally published as The Sheik and the Runaway Princess in 2001.When half-American Princess Sabra (aka Sabrina Johnson) is kidnapped by Prince Kardal Khan while searching for the legendary City of Thieves, she soon realizes that his heated touch makes her body betray her recklessly.She doesn’t want to feel cared for in ... read more

A fan favorite from #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery, originally published as The Sheik and the Runaway Princess in 2001.When half-American Princess Sabra (aka Sabrina Johnson) is kidnapped by Prince Kardal Khan while searching for the legendary City of Thieves, she soon realizes that his heated touch makes her body betray her recklessly.She doesn’t want to feel cared for in ... read more

Secrets of the A-List Box Set, Volume 3: Secrets of the A-List (Episode 9 of 12)\Secrets of the A-List (Episode 10 of 12)\Secrets of the A-List (Episode ... 12 of 12) (A Secrets of the A-List Title)

Maya Blake, Dani Collins, Karen Booth

Episodes 9 to 12 of this explosive family drama!Who doesn’t love a good society wedding? The decadence, the drama, the father of the bride’s mistress—or is it mistresses? Harrison sure was a busy boy before he fell into a coma. Rachel’s been busy, too, doing anything and everything to keep Luc’s wandering eyes on her. Elana has a new earth-shattering secret; too bad the Fixer can't help—he's j... read more

Episodes 9 to 12 of this explosive family drama!Who doesn’t love a good society wedding? The decadence, the drama, the father of the bride’s mistress—or is it mistresses? Harrison sure was a busy boy before he fell into a coma. Rachel’s been busy, too, doing anything and everything to keep Luc’s wandering eyes on her. Elana has a new earth-shattering secret; too bad the Fixer can't help—he's j... read more

Lost in You: A Southern Small Town Romance

Lauren Dane

Previously published; newly refreshed by author—including bonus chapters!Welcome back to Petal, Georgia in this spin-off of the Chase Brothers series by Lauren Dane.Getting lost in the arms of a bad boy never felt so goodTime—and the military— have made Joe Harris a better man than he was when he left Petal, GA ten years ago. Now that he’s back, all is wants is to take care of his dad, get his... read more

Previously published; newly refreshed by author—including bonus chapters!Welcome back to Petal, Georgia in this spin-off of the Chase Brothers series by Lauren Dane.Getting lost in the arms of a bad boy never felt so goodTime—and the military— have made Joe Harris a better man than he was when he left Petal, GA ten years ago. Now that he’s back, all is wants is to take care of his dad, get his... read more

Crazy Little Thing Called Matchmaking (Seashore Cove Series)

Maggie Van Well

Dubbed “The Child Whisperer” by his peers, twenty-nine-year-old Jake Harris is a lollipop-sucking, video game-playing pediatrician, who moves to Seashore Cove, Long Island to start a family. What develops is an immediate attraction to his new nurse, Kate, and a list of reasons why he must keep his distance. Kate Henderson is a grieving widow with two teenage boys, struggling to keep her head a... read more

Dubbed “The Child Whisperer” by his peers, twenty-nine-year-old Jake Harris is a lollipop-sucking, video game-playing pediatrician, who moves to Seashore Cove, Long Island to start a family. What develops is an immediate attraction to his new nurse, Kate, and a list of reasons why he must keep his distance. Kate Henderson is a grieving widow with two teenage boys, struggling to keep her head a... read more

Toxic (Intrigue Noir Book 1)

Carol Ericson

"That's the way I like it—hot and wet."Not something I'd typically say in a job interview, but it just kind of slipped out. I blame Ronnie Tate—the woman is sin in stilettos. As bosses go, the sexy ex-showgirl is way more appealing than the Miami billionaire who hired me to find his missing mistress.The girl's trail ends at Ronnie's bayside bar, so I've got to get close to the people there to ... read more

"That's the way I like it—hot and wet."Not something I'd typically say in a job interview, but it just kind of slipped out. I blame Ronnie Tate—the woman is sin in stilettos. As bosses go, the sexy ex-showgirl is way more appealing than the Miami billionaire who hired me to find his missing mistress.The girl's trail ends at Ronnie's bayside bar, so I've got to get close to the people there to ... read more

Call Me Tiffany (Intrigue Noir Book 4)

Kris Rafferty

When I picked up Ryker in that bar, I had an endgame in mind. I'd use him to get out of the colossal mistake I'd made getting mixed up in the con at the mansion. The sex was just a spectacular perk. I got him as far as my car, heading for the border and freedom.A crash. Then blackness.I've woken with a stiff of a husband, a surly, sexy bodyguard—Ryker—and no memory of either of them. I wouldn'... read more

When I picked up Ryker in that bar, I had an endgame in mind. I'd use him to get out of the colossal mistake I'd made getting mixed up in the con at the mansion. The sex was just a spectacular perk. I got him as far as my car, heading for the border and freedom.A crash. Then blackness.I've woken with a stiff of a husband, a surly, sexy bodyguard—Ryker—and no memory of either of them. I wouldn'... read more

Firewall (Magic Born Book 3)

Sonya Clark

Book three of Magic BornShe was the only Magic Born to ever escape the Rangers. Now there’s a ten-million-dollar bounty for her return.Trancehacker Tuyet Caron could have left New Corinth for good, but instead uses her magic and risks her life on a daily basis to help the Magic Born. She’s been careful to avoid capture, but a careless glance at a video camera brings her face to face with the R... read more

Book three of Magic BornShe was the only Magic Born to ever escape the Rangers. Now there’s a ten-million-dollar bounty for her return.Trancehacker Tuyet Caron could have left New Corinth for good, but instead uses her magic and risks her life on a daily basis to help the Magic Born. She’s been careful to avoid capture, but a careless glance at a video camera brings her face to face with the R... read more

Out of Her League (Suspense Series Book 1)

Kaylea Cross

She’s on the verge of realizing her dream.Christa Bailey is one cut away from making the Olympic softball team when threats from an obsessed fan jeopardize her dream and her safety. Forced to put her life on hold until the risk is eliminated, she reluctantly turns to ERT officer Rayne Hutchinson for help, praying the police catch her stalker before she is cut from the team or does something st... read more

She’s on the verge of realizing her dream.Christa Bailey is one cut away from making the Olympic softball team when threats from an obsessed fan jeopardize her dream and her safety. Forced to put her life on hold until the risk is eliminated, she reluctantly turns to ERT officer Rayne Hutchinson for help, praying the police catch her stalker before she is cut from the team or does something st... read more

Fashionably Late (The Ladies Smythe & Westin Book 3)

Lisa Q. Mathews

When a classy fashion-show luncheon turns deadly, the Ladies Smythe & Westin are back on the case It's murder she wore… Sporting a chic Florida outfit and designer baubles, seasoned model Angelica Downs belonged on the runway…not in the morgue. Summer Smythe and Dorothy Westin are determined to retrace her final moments—right up to her desperate plea for help. The Ladies pin their suspects dow... read more

When a classy fashion-show luncheon turns deadly, the Ladies Smythe & Westin are back on the case It's murder she wore… Sporting a chic Florida outfit and designer baubles, seasoned model Angelica Downs belonged on the runway…not in the morgue. Summer Smythe and Dorothy Westin are determined to retrace her final moments—right up to her desperate plea for help. The Ladies pin their suspects dow... read more

Yesterday's Promise (The Grady Brothers Trilogy)

Cassandra Bella

Since Cade Grady was a small boy, his job had always been to look after, to protect, Cara Bennet. But he failed in the worst of ways and Cara ran. Away from him. Away from their hometown and the Double “G” Ranch where they’d grown up. Now, he’s forced to ​realize mistakes from the past can never truly be forgotten. For Cara, coming back to Snow Ridge and the ranch was the last thing she wanted... read more

Since Cade Grady was a small boy, his job had always been to look after, to protect, Cara Bennet. But he failed in the worst of ways and Cara ran. Away from him. Away from their hometown and the Double “G” Ranch where they’d grown up. Now, he’s forced to ​realize mistakes from the past can never truly be forgotten. For Cara, coming back to Snow Ridge and the ranch was the last thing she wanted... read more

Fatal Charm

Blair McDowell

A perilous scheme to thwart ruthless adversaries hurtles successful young jewelry designer Caitlin Abernathy from her comfortable California studio to the streets of Paris and the beaches of Brittany as she attempts to return a priceless stolen heirloom to the Louvre. Colin Stryker, the devastatingly handsome history professor from Ireland who has appointed himself her protector, fights to res... read more

A perilous scheme to thwart ruthless adversaries hurtles successful young jewelry designer Caitlin Abernathy from her comfortable California studio to the streets of Paris and the beaches of Brittany as she attempts to return a priceless stolen heirloom to the Louvre. Colin Stryker, the devastatingly handsome history professor from Ireland who has appointed himself her protector, fights to res... read more

Turning the Tides

Nell Castle

Ever the black sheep of her adoptive family, Lee Cooper has finally buckled down to a responsible job as a social worker in Southwest Florida. Defending her client against charges of child abuse awakens buried memories of her own abandonment in a Korean orphanage. Can she remain objective for the sake of a child?Bricker Kilbourn, the court-appointed guardian, doubts Lee’s judgments--and his op... read more

Ever the black sheep of her adoptive family, Lee Cooper has finally buckled down to a responsible job as a social worker in Southwest Florida. Defending her client against charges of child abuse awakens buried memories of her own abandonment in a Korean orphanage. Can she remain objective for the sake of a child?Bricker Kilbourn, the court-appointed guardian, doubts Lee’s judgments--and his op... read more

Camelot Games

Oliver F. Chase

When a secret political machine maneuvers California war hero, Scott McHale and his beautiful activist wife, Angie into running for political office, an entirely new and frightening evil is unleashed upon the American public. As the wildly popular Latino couple's success and independence grow, hidden kingmakers quietly put into play a plan designed to plunge the nation into chaos. Nothing and ... read more

When a secret political machine maneuvers California war hero, Scott McHale and his beautiful activist wife, Angie into running for political office, an entirely new and frightening evil is unleashed upon the American public. As the wildly popular Latino couple's success and independence grow, hidden kingmakers quietly put into play a plan designed to plunge the nation into chaos. Nothing and ... read more

Training Tia

Isabella Laase

Twenty-one-year-old Tia Malone faces an uncertain future and a lonely past with only quivering dreams to bring her satisfaction. Her desire to find the perfect companion seemed doomed from the day she left her adopted parents’ Ohio home with her aloof cat for company. Ready to start the next chapter of her life, Tia’s sassy self-awareness is turned upside down when dangerous demons force her t... read more

Twenty-one-year-old Tia Malone faces an uncertain future and a lonely past with only quivering dreams to bring her satisfaction. Her desire to find the perfect companion seemed doomed from the day she left her adopted parents’ Ohio home with her aloof cat for company. Ready to start the next chapter of her life, Tia’s sassy self-awareness is turned upside down when dangerous demons force her t... read more

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