Tina Gallagher

Tina Gallagher – Editor

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


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 copy editor and proofreader for Harlequin, an acquisition and copy editor for The Wild Rose Press.

I'm also published in romance, so I'm immersed in the genre and will make sure your book checks all the important boxes!

Services Provided:

Proofreading - this is the final step in the editing process, the ultimate polish on your final file before it gets published. I'll read through your book and fix any lingering typos, grammatical or punctuation errors, as well as any inconsistencies in word usage, style, or plot detail, ensuring your work is as perfect as possible.

Copy Editing - this is a much more detailed read of your book, focused on deeper issues such as sentence structure, repetition, redundancy, and plot discrepancies. I'll do a slow read and make sure your book isn't filled with repeat words and phrases, grammar and spelling mistakes, inconsistencies, and run-on sentences. I'll preserve your personal tone and style while tightening your manuscript so it flows perfectly from page to page.

Paranormal Romance Romance
English (US)

Work experience

Carina Press (Harlequin)

May, 2017 — Present

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


May, 2014 — Nov, 2018 (over 4 years)

Proofread manuscripts prior to publication for Harlequin Digital First line.

The Wild Rose Press

Oct, 2011 — Dec, 2018 (about 7 years)

Copyedit or Proofread manuscripts prior to publication.

Mundania Press

Jun, 2010 — Mar, 2016 (over 5 years)

Proofread manuscripts prior to publication for Phaze Books.


Feb, 2008 — Present

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

The Wild Rose Press

May, 2007 — Oct, 2011 (over 4 years)

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


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 ... 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 coupl... 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 orphan... 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... 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 ​real... 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 a... 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 t... 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... 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 freedo... 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 w... 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 ... 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 Ha... 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 a... 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 legend... 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, mout... read more

Tina has 4 reviews





Victoria J.

Victoria J.

Sep, 2020

Tina was a dream to work with. I'll definitely be using her in the future. She had great feedback on my manuscript.
shantnu T.

shantnu T.

Jun, 2020

Amanda L.

Amanda L.

Apr, 2020

Tina was willing to work with my budget and time frame, and paid extra attention to my requests! A++
Barbara B.

Barbara B.

Jan, 2020

Tina was highly communicative, professional, and efficient! I cannot praise her enough, and I look forward to working with her again in the future.

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