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Will Tyler

Will Tyler - Editor

Chicago, United States

Whether you have a blockbusting page turner, inspirational memoir, or a complex academic argument, I can help you at any stage.

Overview

Reviews (2)

I'm a scholarly editor and proofreader specializing in fiction and literature, literary criticism, poetry, and creative nonfiction. I also read for religious studies, history, environmental writing, and sociology. In addition three years of in-house editorial experience with university presses and national literary magazines, I have been freelancing full time for seven years.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Nature
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Literature Romance Science Fiction Short Story Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • MFA in Creative Writing, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2009
  • MA in English, University of North Texas, 2006
  • BA in English, University of North Texas, 2003

Work experience

Copy Editor & Proofreader

Franciscan Media
March, 2012 – Present (almost 6 years)

Publishes books in religious studies, but also literary nonfiction and some inspirational fiction.

Copy Editor & Proofreader

University of Iowa Press
October, 2010 – Present (over 7 years)

Copyedit and proofread both nonfiction studies and short fiction award winners.

Copy Editor & Proofreader

Book in a Box
April, 2017 – Present (10 months)

Publishes mostly business books with a self-help angle from major speakers in their respective fields.

Proofreader

Apex CoVantage
May, 2016 – Present (over 1 year)

Vendor for Taylor & Francis and Routledge books.

Proofreader

Ashgate Publishing
April, 2012 – October, 2016 (over 4 years)

Academic publisher of both American and UK scholarly books and textbooks.

Copy Editor and Proofreader

Self-employed
October, 2010 – Present (over 7 years)

I copyedit and proofread for vendors of large publishers, both academic and trade, and also for author services companies that require me to not disclose the titles I've worked on for higher profile individual authors.

Portfolio (11 selected works)

What Counts as Love (Iowa Short Fiction Award)

Marian Crotty

In these nine stories, Marian Crotty inhabits the lives of people searching for human connection. Her characters, most often young women, are honest, troubled, and filled with longing. In the title story, a young woman begins a job on a construction site after leaving an abusive marriage. In “Crazy for You,” two girls spy on a neighbor’s sex life, while their own sexuality hovers in the distan... read more

In these nine stories, Marian Crotty inhabits the lives of people searching for human connection. Her characters, most often young women, are honest, troubled, and filled with longing. In the title story, a young woman begins a job on a construction site after leaving an abusive marriage. In “Crazy for You,” two girls spy on a neighbor’s sex life, while their own sexuality hovers in the distan... read more

It's Just the Normal Noises: Marcus, Guralnick, No Depression, and the Mystery of Americana Music (New American Canon)

Timothy Gray

Roots rock, Americana, alt country: what are they and why do they matter? Americans have been trying to answer these questions for as long as the music bearing these labels has existed. Music can function as an escape from the outside world or as an explanation of that world. Listeners who identify with the music’s message may shape their social understandings accordingly. Rock critics like Gr... read more

Roots rock, Americana, alt country: what are they and why do they matter? Americans have been trying to answer these questions for as long as the music bearing these labels has existed. Music can function as an escape from the outside world or as an explanation of that world. Listeners who identify with the music’s message may shape their social understandings accordingly. Rock critics like Gr... read more

Night in Erg Chebbi and Other Stories (Iowa Short Fiction Award)

Edward Hamlin

Night in Erg Chebbi and Other Stories spans the globe, taking us from Belfast to Brazil, Morocco to Manhattan. The teenaged daughter of an IRA assassin flees Northern Ireland only to end up in Baby Doc’s terrifying Haiti. An American woman who’s betrayed her brother only to lose him to a Taliban bullet comes face to face with her demons during a vacation in Morocco. A famed photojournalist mus... read more

Night in Erg Chebbi and Other Stories spans the globe, taking us from Belfast to Brazil, Morocco to Manhattan. The teenaged daughter of an IRA assassin flees Northern Ireland only to end up in Baby Doc’s terrifying Haiti. An American woman who’s betrayed her brother only to lose him to a Taliban bullet comes face to face with her demons during a vacation in Morocco. A famed photojournalist mus... read more

Her Final Breath (The Tracy Crosswhite Series Book 2)

Robert Dugoni

Homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite has returned to the police force after the sensational retrial of her sister’s killer. Still scarred from that ordeal, Tracy is pulled into an investigation that threatens to end her career, if not her life.A serial killer known as the Cowboy is killing young women in cheap motels in North Seattle. Even after a stalker leaves a menacing message for Crosswhit... read more

Homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite has returned to the police force after the sensational retrial of her sister’s killer. Still scarred from that ordeal, Tracy is pulled into an investigation that threatens to end her career, if not her life.A serial killer known as the Cowboy is killing young women in cheap motels in North Seattle. Even after a stalker leaves a menacing message for Crosswhit... read more

Duffy's Iowa Caucus Cartoons: Watch 'Em Run (Iowa and the Midwest Experience)

Brian Duffy

Brian Duffy has been poking fun at the Iowa caucuses for just about as long as they’ve been a media circus, since the 1970s. Now, the longtime editorial cartoonist has gathered a selection of his best images lampooning the politicians on their quadrennial stampedes through Iowa’s fields and towns. Whether you’re anticipating or dreading the onset of another caucus season in 2016, this book wil... read more

Brian Duffy has been poking fun at the Iowa caucuses for just about as long as they’ve been a media circus, since the 1970s. Now, the longtime editorial cartoonist has gathered a selection of his best images lampooning the politicians on their quadrennial stampedes through Iowa’s fields and towns. Whether you’re anticipating or dreading the onset of another caucus season in 2016, this book wil... read more

My Pulse Is an Earthquake

Kristin FitzPatrick

The nine stories in My Pulse Is an Earthquake take place in the clutches of grief. Characters struggle to make sense of sudden losses of life, love, and community. From 1970 to the present day, children and young adults from the Rockies to the Appalachian Mountains guide readers through the valleys of their lives as dog breeders, immigrants, Catholic school delinquents, rookie policewomen, dru... read more

The nine stories in My Pulse Is an Earthquake take place in the clutches of grief. Characters struggle to make sense of sudden losses of life, love, and community. From 1970 to the present day, children and young adults from the Rockies to the Appalachian Mountains guide readers through the valleys of their lives as dog breeders, immigrants, Catholic school delinquents, rookie policewomen, dru... read more

Excommunicados (Iowa Short Fiction Award)

Charles Haverty

By turns haunting, hilarious, and heartbreaking, Charles Haverty’s debut collection charts the journeys of men, women, and children cast out of familiar territory into emotional terra incognita where people and things are rarely what they seem. These twelve stories are populated with ex-nuns and Freedom Riders, Chaucer scholars and strippers, out-of-work comedy writers and presidents, navigati... read more

By turns haunting, hilarious, and heartbreaking, Charles Haverty’s debut collection charts the journeys of men, women, and children cast out of familiar territory into emotional terra incognita where people and things are rarely what they seem. These twelve stories are populated with ex-nuns and Freedom Riders, Chaucer scholars and strippers, out-of-work comedy writers and presidents, navigati... read more

Queen of the Trailer Park (Rosie Maldonne's World Book 1)

Alice Quinn

Rosie Maldonne is outspoken and sexy. She’s also unemployed, and, with three children and a cat, life is a little tough. The four of them—well, five, if you count the cat—live in the South of France, in a run-down trailer near a vacant lot. They make do, living off her part-time waitressing job and a little help from the state.Rosie thinks things are finally turning around when she meets hands... read more

Rosie Maldonne is outspoken and sexy. She’s also unemployed, and, with three children and a cat, life is a little tough. The four of them—well, five, if you count the cat—live in the South of France, in a run-down trailer near a vacant lot. They make do, living off her part-time waitressing job and a little help from the state.Rosie thinks things are finally turning around when she meets hands... read more

Praying the Rosary Like Never Before: Encounter the Wonder of Heaven and Earth

Edward Sri

“These words express, so to speak, the wonder of heaven and earth; they could be said to give a glimpse of God’s own wonderment as he contemplates his ‘masterpiece’—the Incarnation of the Son in the womb of the Virgin Mary.” —Saint John Paul II Do you have two and a half minutes in your day that you can give to God? This is the beauty of the rosary. You don’t have to pray the rosary all at onc... read more

“These words express, so to speak, the wonder of heaven and earth; they could be said to give a glimpse of God’s own wonderment as he contemplates his ‘masterpiece’—the Incarnation of the Son in the womb of the Virgin Mary.” —Saint John Paul II Do you have two and a half minutes in your day that you can give to God? This is the beauty of the rosary. You don’t have to pray the rosary all at onc... read more

Outside Is the Ocean

Matthew Lansburgh

Three days after her twentieth birthday, a young woman who grew up in Germany during World War II crosses the Atlantic to start a new life. Outside Is the Ocean traces Heike’s struggle to find love and happiness in America. After two marriages and a troubled relationship with her son, Heike adopts a disabled child from Russia, a strong-willed girl named Galina, who Heike hopes will give her th... read more

Three days after her twentieth birthday, a young woman who grew up in Germany during World War II crosses the Atlantic to start a new life. Outside Is the Ocean traces Heike’s struggle to find love and happiness in America. After two marriages and a troubled relationship with her son, Heike adopts a disabled child from Russia, a strong-willed girl named Galina, who Heike hopes will give her th... read more

What Counts as Love

Marian Crotty

In these nine stories, Marian Crotty inhabits the lives of people searching for human connection. Her characters, most often young women, are honest, troubled, and filled with longing. In the title story, a young woman begins a job on a construction site after leaving an abusive marriage. In “Crazy for You,” two girls spy on a neighbor’s sex life, while their own sexuality hovers in the distan... read more

In these nine stories, Marian Crotty inhabits the lives of people searching for human connection. Her characters, most often young women, are honest, troubled, and filled with longing. In the title story, a young woman begins a job on a construction site after leaving an abusive marriage. In “Crazy for You,” two girls spy on a neighbor’s sex life, while their own sexuality hovers in the distan... read more

Will has 2 reviews

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Ken Smith

Will did a very thorough review and provided excellent feedback and helpful suggestions. He is gentle with his comments and makes many suggestions on how to improve the story. He was a joy to work with and I recommend him highly for editing projects.

, November 2017


JoBe Cerny Cerny

I found Will Tyler an amazing editor. He was pleasant, helpful, and made innovative suggestions. He really has superior computer skills. He brought a lot to the table, and he was nice to work with. He works quickly. He is able to be innovative but nice, and we agreed on most things. I hope to work with him again.

, October 2017

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