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Verushka Byrow

Verushka Byrow - Editor

Australia

I am an editor, proofreader and copyeditor, with experience working with different style guides.

Overview

I am an editor with over 10 years experience in publishing. I've worked as a freelancer for The Writer's Coffee Shop, before moving up to becoming a full-time editor, proofreader and copyeditor with the company.


I've learned how to guide first-time authors through getting their manuscript ready for publication, to helping more experienced authors mould their work into something better. Above all else, I am focused on staying true to an author's vision.

Services
Fiction
Adventure Anthologies Children's Picture Books Classics Comics & Graphic Novels Crime & Mystery Fantasy Holiday Horror Humor & Comedy LGBTQ Romance Science Fiction Thriller Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Law Publishing Travel

Work experience

Editor, proofreader and copyeditor

The Writer’s Coffee Shop

January, 2013 – January, 2014 (about 1 year)

I was promoted to editor from freelance position, and worked with authors editing their manuscripts to a production deadline. I was responsible for communication with authors and other members of my team (proofreader/copyeditor) to ensure integrity of manuscript was maintained. Served as proofreader and copyeditor on other teams as well. I learned how important it is to maintain an author's voice and vision for their story. My job is just to help you get to the book you wanted.

Editor and Proofreader:

Editor Group

December, 2012 – July, 2013 (7 months)

I was responsible for managing workflow into and out of the proofreading group. Contacted clients to ensure they were kept abreast of their workflow and of any delays. Also worked on editing and proofreading jobs.

Copyeditor

MediTech Media/Nucleus Central

June, 2011 – November, 2011 (5 months)

Different levels of editing of medical communications media, for example brochures, scientific articles, reports, studies etc

Editor, proofreader and copyeditor

Editing Everything

January, 2011 – Present (almost 6 years)

Started as a freelance editor at The Writer’s Coffee Shop (novels and short stories), before being promoted to full-time editor (see below). Also worked as a copyeditor for PS Publishing and proofreader for Aurora House Publishing.

I am the editor, proofreader and copyeditor for all client content and responsible for different levels of each according to a client’s needs.

Eli Lilly Australia

Editorial Assistant

July, 2010 – June, 2011 (11 months)

Editorial review of overseas and Australian scientific articles, reports and studies

Freelance Editor

Thomson Reuters

May, 2010 – July, 2010 (2 months)

Responsible for the editorial review of legal manuscripts and ensuring the accuracy of content in legal manuscripts

Reed Elsevier Amsterdam

Project Assistant – Electronic Warehouse Operation

August, 2009 – February, 2010 (6 months)

Data-checking and corrections

Editor

LexisNexis Canada

February, 2006 – January, 2009 (almost 3 years)

Responsible for timely publication of book manuscripts; communication with authors ie, judges, lawyers and academics; liaised with freelancers working on publications I managed. Manuscripts were edited according to LexisNexis house style and adapted to fit the required LexisNexis format.

Production editor

CCH

October, 2003 – January, 2006 (over 2 years)

Edited CCH authored manuscripts and commissioned content for online and print (loose leaf) publication.

Editor

LexisNexis

April, 2001 – October, 2003 (over 2 years)

Edited LexisNexis commissioned content according to house style and for online and print media.

Editor

LexisNexis

April, 2001 – October, 2003 (over 2 years)

Edited LexisNexis commissioned content according to house style and for online and print media.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

The End of All Things

Lissa Bryan

After a terrible virus ravages the planet, Carly Daniels, one of the few survivors, hides in her apartment in Juneau trying to survive the best she can with only occasional forays to gather food. With her is Sam, a wolf puppy she found starving on the streets. He becomes her companion and a reason to continue when giving up sometimes seems like the more attractive option. Still dazed with shoc... read more

After a terrible virus ravages the planet, Carly Daniels, one of the few survivors, hides in her apartment in Juneau trying to survive the best she can with only occasional forays to gather food. With her is Sam, a wolf puppy she found starving on the streets. He becomes her companion and a reason to continue when giving up sometimes seems like the more attractive option. Still dazed with shoc... read more

Under These Restless Skies

Lissa Bryan

Journey back in time to Tudor England with a tale of romance, intrigue, and the Celtic legends of the selkies. Will Somers has spent his life alone, thinking himself unlovable. Emma is a selkie; a creature of myth and magic, one of the immortal fae-folk of the sea. When Will finds her sleeping on a beach, he recalls the tales his grandmother told him of selkie maidens taken for wives. He seize... read more

Journey back in time to Tudor England with a tale of romance, intrigue, and the Celtic legends of the selkies. Will Somers has spent his life alone, thinking himself unlovable. Emma is a selkie; a creature of myth and magic, one of the immortal fae-folk of the sea. When Will finds her sleeping on a beach, he recalls the tales his grandmother told him of selkie maidens taken for wives. He seize... read more

Obvious Child

Warren Cantrell

Sam Grant doesn't want to be famous, but he doesn't have much of a say in the matter. On the verge of graduating from college with his master's in History, Sam and the rest of the world bear witness to the invention of time travel. Revealed via a YouTube broadcast, the brothers responsible for inventing time travel find their remarkable device coopted by the U.S. government. In a magnanimous g... read more

Sam Grant doesn't want to be famous, but he doesn't have much of a say in the matter. On the verge of graduating from college with his master's in History, Sam and the rest of the world bear witness to the invention of time travel. Revealed via a YouTube broadcast, the brothers responsible for inventing time travel find their remarkable device coopted by the U.S. government. In a magnanimous g... read more

Out for Blood

Mike Walker

National Revealer's Clark Kelly carved out his killer career as Hollywood's most-feared gossip columnist by exploiting mankind's most ancient vulnerability: "Everyone's got a secret . . . and someone's dying to tell it!" Clark never reveals his to-die-for secret! NEWS FLASH: Dude's a vampire! CUE SCARY MUSIC . . . our undead gossip guru flies the night skies to spy on Hollywood's hottest stars... read more

National Revealer's Clark Kelly carved out his killer career as Hollywood's most-feared gossip columnist by exploiting mankind's most ancient vulnerability: "Everyone's got a secret . . . and someone's dying to tell it!" Clark never reveals his to-die-for secret! NEWS FLASH: Dude's a vampire! CUE SCARY MUSIC . . . our undead gossip guru flies the night skies to spy on Hollywood's hottest stars... read more

Hollywood Sins

N. K. Smith

Public spectacles, private breakdowns, and terrible choices. How can a beloved Hollywood star feel so unloved? Twenty-four year old Adra Willows grew up in the spotlight, but navigating the shark infested waters of show business doesn't get easier with age. She has experienced mild success but nothing like the achievement of one of her best friends. Adra constantly compares herself to Liliana ... read more

Public spectacles, private breakdowns, and terrible choices. How can a beloved Hollywood star feel so unloved? Twenty-four year old Adra Willows grew up in the spotlight, but navigating the shark infested waters of show business doesn't get easier with age. She has experienced mild success but nothing like the achievement of one of her best friends. Adra constantly compares herself to Liliana ... read more

St. Barts

Emme Cross

Sunny O'Hara hopes to call the tiny slice of France her new home. Her parents met and fell in love on the Caribbean island, but she and her dad left after her mother's death. Sunny is back on St. Barts hoping to build rental villas on some family land and finally have a social life after nursing her father until his death. Sunny hasn't dated and sometimes feels as though she's wearing a scarle... read more

Sunny O'Hara hopes to call the tiny slice of France her new home. Her parents met and fell in love on the Caribbean island, but she and her dad left after her mother's death. Sunny is back on St. Barts hoping to build rental villas on some family land and finally have a social life after nursing her father until his death. Sunny hasn't dated and sometimes feels as though she's wearing a scarle... read more

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