Tina Morlock

Tina Morlock - Editor

Oklahoma City, OK, USA

Nonfiction developmental editor of USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers

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With experience as a managing editor, I understand what a high-quality edit looks like, and this is the strength I bring to all my book editing projects.

I've worked with USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling authors, and I've also worked with new self-publishing authors who have won awards for their books. I put that same time, attention, and level of detail with all the authors I work with because I feel every author has an incredible story to tell. What I do is my purpose and my passion, so I think working with you is a privilege rather than just another job.

Who's telling your story? You are! And I pride myself in making sure it stays that way. If I see something that warrants changing in your work that could disrupt your voice, I will give you my advice and leave the final change up to you. This is primarily accomplished through editorial comments that explain clearly why I think something needs to be edited with additional resources if I feel they are necessary.

My experience with editing books ranges from poetry to nonfiction to fiction. Each of these projects have been unique, and I handle them all differently, depending on what your needs, goals, and requirements are. In this way, the work we do together is a collaboration because I feel we are both on the same team.

My editing personality is of both a cheerleader and a workhorse. I will highlight your strengths to encourage you, and I will also point out the things that aren't as strong. However, I will do so in a way that teaches you without tearing you down. If you're looking for a mean editor who destroys your will to continue writing, that is not me. I will be honest, but I've always felt there's a way to be honest without hurting someone's feelings.
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Work experience

Managing Editor

Igniting Souls Publishing Agency
August, 2020 – March, 2021 (7 months)

Promoted from assistant editor. Worked directly with authors and assistant editors on the quality of their content and marketing plan in their nonfiction and fiction book proposals.

Managing Editor

The Guild
September, 2019 – March, 2021 (over 1 year)

Worked directly with authors and freelance editors in a mentoring and managerial role. Matched authors with editors and ensured quality of edits before sending to authors. Provided education and training for beginning editors who needed to develop their skills.

Assistant Editor

Igniting Souls Publishing Agency
January, 2019 – August, 2020 (over 1 year)

Worked directly with the managing editor to edit nonfiction and fiction book proposals, along with their first chapters. Promoted to managing editor.

Freelance Book Editor

June, 2018 – Present (almost 5 years)

I work with authors as a ghostwriter, developmental editor, line editor, copy editor, and proofreader. Wide variety of genres throughout nonfiction and fiction.

Portfolio (39 selected works)

The Other Side of Friendship

Grant, David, Chester, Davian , Morlock, Tina , Sawyerr, Ethleen

Ice Burned

Borlase, Jo-Anne

Overworld: The Revelation

Narsingh, Philip

Treasure Kingdom

Gurnett, Lorie Leanne

Love Will Find a Way

Bentz , Julie

The Exit Process: How to Professionally Part Ways (The Team Solution Series Book 4)

Painter, Amanda J., Haire, Brenda A., Dixon, Dr. Brian J.

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