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Victoria Pickens

Victoria Pickens - Editor

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Full-time Freelance Editor. I love working with new and indie authors to help create the best story possible!

Overview

Hi, thank you for checking out my profile! I am a Native English speaker from Australia, with high experience in creative writing, proofreading, and editing.

Most of my work is in the fiction niche, and most of my experience comes from working with indie authors.

From a young age, I have had a deep love of books and fiction writing. Through my teens and school years, I enjoyed participating in creative writing competitions, and book reading clubs.

I have worked as a freelance writer and editor for the past eight years, and have completed writing, editing, and English grammar courses during this time. My experience: I have written, proofread, and edited in a number of different fiction genres, with high experience in historical, apocalyptic/dystopian, and Amish fiction books.

My guarantee is that all my work is 100% plagiarism free, and meets customer satisfaction! I am a committed worker, producing quality material, with an assurance that I meet deadlines.

Services
Languages
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (NZ) English (SA) English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Dystopian Fantasy Historical Fiction Holiday Paranormal Romance Romance Science Fiction Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • CIT Cert IIII Editing
  • CIT Cert III Creative Writing
  • CIT Advanced English & Grammar
  • CIT Cert in Classical Literature

Work experience

Assistant Manager

Xtreme Enterprises
April, 2013 – February, 2015 (almost 2 years)

Administration Assistant

Xtreme Enterprises
October, 2012 – April, 2013 (6 months)

Full-time - Creative Writing and Editing

Self-employed
November, 2008 – Present (over 9 years)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

His Promise

Brook Wilder

One night was all it took to change everything.She’s right to not trust me.Not after what happened.She thinks she'll be safe if she's far away from me.But that was before the baby.Before my enemies made her their target.I made her a promise.A promise that I intend to keep—no matter what.Even if I have to drag her back.Lash her to my bed.And never let her go.

One night was all it took to change everything.She’s right to not trust me.Not after what happened.She thinks she'll be safe if she's far away from me.But that was before the baby.Before my enemies made her their target.I made her a promise.A promise that I intend to keep—no matter what.Even if I have to drag her back.Lash her to my bed.And never let her go.

Broken (Roadburners MC)

Brook Wilder

First she'll bend. Then she'll break. I was on the warpath when she put herself square in my sights. Innocent, pure, so good that it hurts. I took her, put her in my world. Made her play by my rules. I made it perfectly clear from the moment I held her body against mine. I'm not the good guy, and this is no fairy tale story. I'm everything she's been taught to stay away from. Everything she's ... read more

First she'll bend. Then she'll break. I was on the warpath when she put herself square in my sights. Innocent, pure, so good that it hurts. I took her, put her in my world. Made her play by my rules. I made it perfectly clear from the moment I held her body against mine. I'm not the good guy, and this is no fairy tale story. I'm everything she's been taught to stay away from. Everything she's ... read more

Ruined (Roadburners MC)

Brook Wilder

OUTLAWS AREN’T SUPPOSED TO KNOCK UP THE SHERIFF’S DAUGHTER She was looking for a way to rebel. I was looking for a good time. I blew up her world from the first touch, and things have only gotten hotter. But that was before I f*** up. That was before I put a baby in her belly. Rachael’d spent half her life looking for a way out of this place… … and the other half rebelling against her daddy wh... read more

OUTLAWS AREN’T SUPPOSED TO KNOCK UP THE SHERIFF’S DAUGHTER She was looking for a way to rebel. I was looking for a good time. I blew up her world from the first touch, and things have only gotten hotter. But that was before I f*** up. That was before I put a baby in her belly. Rachael’d spent half her life looking for a way out of this place… … and the other half rebelling against her daddy wh... read more

Sacrificial Hunt (An Eliana Hunt Story Book 1)

Calypso Peters, Jerome Gilden

A town with a dark and deadly secret. A cult group, named the Chosen, are using people as sacrifices to an old race of beings only known as the Ancient Ones. Tasked by a government agency to investigate this matter, Eliana Hunt, must sacrifice her friendships and values to take down the Chosen and prevent an ancient relic from destroying the world.SACRIFICIAL HUNT kicks off a new shared univer... read more

A town with a dark and deadly secret. A cult group, named the Chosen, are using people as sacrifices to an old race of beings only known as the Ancient Ones. Tasked by a government agency to investigate this matter, Eliana Hunt, must sacrifice her friendships and values to take down the Chosen and prevent an ancient relic from destroying the world.SACRIFICIAL HUNT kicks off a new shared univer... read more

Exposed: A Bad Boy Contemporary Romance

Lisa Lace

Wanna know a secret? I’ve never had an orga*m. One night, everything changes. I lose my innocence, and I have my first O. With a man who probably doesn’t care. Maxwell Brideau. Ruthless. Billionaire. Single father. He’s my boss’s brother and he doesn’t date. He’s never been seen with the same woman twice. I’d be foolish to get my hopes up. I’m crazy about his little girl. Bella desperately nee... read more

Wanna know a secret? I’ve never had an orga*m. One night, everything changes. I lose my innocence, and I have my first O. With a man who probably doesn’t care. Maxwell Brideau. Ruthless. Billionaire. Single father. He’s my boss’s brother and he doesn’t date. He’s never been seen with the same woman twice. I’d be foolish to get my hopes up. I’m crazy about his little girl. Bella desperately nee... read more

Abduction: A Science Fiction Alien Romance

Lisa Lace

Bethany didn't apply to be a mail-order bride. All she wanted was someone devoted to her.The slavers didn't care.She'd heard rumors about the aliens. They were supposed to be rough. Selfish. Big, strong, and mean.Now one is consumed by Bethany and will do anything to claim her.Abduction is a STAND-ALONE, full-length science fiction romance. There are no cliffhangers, and a happy ending is guar... read more

Bethany didn't apply to be a mail-order bride. All she wanted was someone devoted to her.The slavers didn't care.She'd heard rumors about the aliens. They were supposed to be rough. Selfish. Big, strong, and mean.Now one is consumed by Bethany and will do anything to claim her.Abduction is a STAND-ALONE, full-length science fiction romance. There are no cliffhangers, and a happy ending is guar... read more

A Laird's Promise (Highland Heartbeats Book 1)

Aileen Adams

Some promises are hard to keep…Phillip promised he’d let her go home. He promised, after she completed her task, she’d be free. He didn’t promise her that he wouldn’t capture her heart before he released her.For Sarah, captive of the Highland laird, that these promises are kept is paramount. Phillip never expected to fall in love with the woman who was supposed to save his brother’s life. He a... read more

Some promises are hard to keep…Phillip promised he’d let her go home. He promised, after she completed her task, she’d be free. He didn’t promise her that he wouldn’t capture her heart before he released her.For Sarah, captive of the Highland laird, that these promises are kept is paramount. Phillip never expected to fall in love with the woman who was supposed to save his brother’s life. He a... read more

A Rebel's Desire (Highland Heartbeats Book 2)

Aileen Adams

Some secrets are hard to keep…Jake promised Heather MacDonald he’d keep her secret. He’d help her train to be a warrior and all she had to do was give him a kiss. He didn’t promise that she wouldn’t feel the stirrings of desire for this former soldier. For Heather, a woman determined to become a warrior, Jake’s promise means the difference between life and death. Wounded at war, then the targe... read more

Some secrets are hard to keep…Jake promised Heather MacDonald he’d keep her secret. He’d help her train to be a warrior and all she had to do was give him a kiss. He didn’t promise that she wouldn’t feel the stirrings of desire for this former soldier. For Heather, a woman determined to become a warrior, Jake’s promise means the difference between life and death. Wounded at war, then the targe... read more

Regency Romance: The Christmas Bluestocking

Elizabeth Downton

Helen Cummins, newly arrived in London for the Season from America, is plunged into an alien world of unfathomable etiquette and hoards of titled English folk of social standing. Caught in a veritable whirlwind of Winter Balls and Christmas festivities, Helen finds her attention wholly snagged by one man.The Duke of Dolby, known in his circle as Dicky, is once again this Season's most eligible... read more

Helen Cummins, newly arrived in London for the Season from America, is plunged into an alien world of unfathomable etiquette and hoards of titled English folk of social standing. Caught in a veritable whirlwind of Winter Balls and Christmas festivities, Helen finds her attention wholly snagged by one man.The Duke of Dolby, known in his circle as Dicky, is once again this Season's most eligible... read more

The Christmas Gift An Amish Love Story

Hannah Schrock

Nip and Sam had been blessed with caring for little Daniel when he was orphaned as a baby. But Gott had seen fit to take Daniel from them, and they had not been blessed with boppli of their own despite many years of trying. When Sam and Nip's friend, Rachelle, convince Nip to volunteer at the Special Needs Children's Hospital, in the hopes that caring for the sick children when their parents c... read more

Nip and Sam had been blessed with caring for little Daniel when he was orphaned as a baby. But Gott had seen fit to take Daniel from them, and they had not been blessed with boppli of their own despite many years of trying. When Sam and Nip's friend, Rachelle, convince Nip to volunteer at the Special Needs Children's Hospital, in the hopes that caring for the sick children when their parents c... read more

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