Williamaye Jones

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Hendersonville, NC, United States

I am a proofreader, copy editor, and developmental editor, specializing in historical & romance fiction, & nonfiction.

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I'm a leading member of the publishing community for almost twenty years. As a freelance editor for publishing powerhouses, such as Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, and Sterling Publishing, I have worked on over 1200 books, both fiction and non-fiction, from concept to conception. Publishers and authors exclaim over my astute attention to detail, citing errors many have missed. I received a BA in Literature from UNC-Asheville and an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University.

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Health & wellbeing
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Historical Fiction
Literature
Paranormal Romance
Romance
Science Fiction
Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • BA in Literature/Creative Writing
  • MFA in Creative Writing

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
May, 2003 – Present (over 15 years)

All editorial services offered.

Portfolio (21 selected works)

Dirty Dining: An Adventurer's Cookbook

Lisa Thomas

DIRTY DINING IS A COOKBOOK FOR FOOD LOVERS, TRAVELLERS, & ARMCHAIR EXPLORERS.LISA THOMAS has been exploring the planet by motorbike for over 14 continuous years. Finally, for the first time, here are her go-to-recipes. Each one has been perfected, prepared, and enjoyed in many of the most challenging regions of the world. From comfort food and exotic dishes to sweet and gooey guilty desserts, ... read more

DIRTY DINING IS A COOKBOOK FOR FOOD LOVERS, TRAVELLERS, & ARMCHAIR EXPLORERS.LISA THOMAS has been exploring the planet by motorbike for over 14 continuous years. Finally, for the first time, here are her go-to-recipes. Each one has been perfected, prepared, and enjoyed in many of the most challenging regions of the world. From comfort food and exotic dishes to sweet and gooey guilty desserts, ... read more

Keep Me Safe: A Slow Burn Novel (Slow Burn Novels Book 1)

Maya Banks

A sizzling story of a woman who risks her life and her heart to find a wealthy man’s missing sister—the first novel in a sexy new romantic suspense series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Maya BanksWhen Caleb Devereaux's younger sister is kidnapped, this scion of a powerful and wealthy family turns to an unlikely source for help: a beautiful and sensitive woman with a gift for finding... read more

A sizzling story of a woman who risks her life and her heart to find a wealthy man’s missing sister—the first novel in a sexy new romantic suspense series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Maya BanksWhen Caleb Devereaux's younger sister is kidnapped, this scion of a powerful and wealthy family turns to an unlikely source for help: a beautiful and sensitive woman with a gift for finding... read more

Rosé Wine: The Guide to Drinking Pink

Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan

Join the rosé revolution and drink pink with the ultimate authority on the world’s hottest, friendliest new wines. In this fun, informative guide, expert Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan tells you everything you need to know about the smart and stylish wine that everyone’s sipping. Learn about rosé’s history, how it’s made, and the best regions producing it today. Take her quick and easy Rosé Quiz to ... read more

Join the rosé revolution and drink pink with the ultimate authority on the world’s hottest, friendliest new wines. In this fun, informative guide, expert Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan tells you everything you need to know about the smart and stylish wine that everyone’s sipping. Learn about rosé’s history, how it’s made, and the best regions producing it today. Take her quick and easy Rosé Quiz to ... read more

2: Far Cry 5 novel - Far Cry Absolution

Urban Waite

The official prequel to the latest instalment of the Far Cry video game series.Hope County, Montana. Land of the free and the brave, but also home to a fanatical doomsday cult known as The Church of Eden’s Gate that has slowly been infiltrating the residents’ daily lives in the past years. Mary May Fairgrave, a local barkeep, has lost almost everything to the Church: her parents died in suspic... read more

The official prequel to the latest instalment of the Far Cry video game series.Hope County, Montana. Land of the free and the brave, but also home to a fanatical doomsday cult known as The Church of Eden’s Gate that has slowly been infiltrating the residents’ daily lives in the past years. Mary May Fairgrave, a local barkeep, has lost almost everything to the Church: her parents died in suspic... read more

The Blinds: A Novel

Adam Sternbergh

From the Edgar Award-nominated author of Shovel Ready, a blistering new thriller that Dennis Lehane calls “propulsive and meaningful”For fans of Cormac McCarthy, Jim Thompson, the Coen Brothers, and LostImagine a place populated by criminals—people plucked from their lives, with their memories altered, who’ve been granted new identities and a second chance. Welcome to The Blinds, a dusty town ... read more

From the Edgar Award-nominated author of Shovel Ready, a blistering new thriller that Dennis Lehane calls “propulsive and meaningful”For fans of Cormac McCarthy, Jim Thompson, the Coen Brothers, and LostImagine a place populated by criminals—people plucked from their lives, with their memories altered, who’ve been granted new identities and a second chance. Welcome to The Blinds, a dusty town ... read more

The 100: Count ONLY Sugar Calories and Lose Up to 18 Lbs. in 2 Weeks

Jorge Cruise

Here is the new dietary scienceFor years, experts have told you that "calories in, calories out" is the weight-loss solution. THEY WERE WRONG. Stunning new science has shown that certain calories do not need to be counted—EVER! This updated paperback edition, including all new recipes, will teach you to distinguish the calories that matter from the ones that do not, and will show you why count... read more

Here is the new dietary scienceFor years, experts have told you that "calories in, calories out" is the weight-loss solution. THEY WERE WRONG. Stunning new science has shown that certain calories do not need to be counted—EVER! This updated paperback edition, including all new recipes, will teach you to distinguish the calories that matter from the ones that do not, and will show you why count... read more

The Road to Camelot: Inside JFK’s Five-Year Campaign

Thomas Oliphant, Curtis Wilkie

“A must-read for fans of presidential history.” —USA TODAY “Splendid…a gripping, authoritative campaign history.” —The Boston Globe “Terrific…a tougher and more balanced account of the long campaign than anybody’s written yet.” —The Christian Science Monitor A behind-the-scenes, revelatory account of John F. Kennedy’s wily campaign to the White House, beginning with his bold, failed attempt to... read more

“A must-read for fans of presidential history.” —USA TODAY “Splendid…a gripping, authoritative campaign history.” —The Boston Globe “Terrific…a tougher and more balanced account of the long campaign than anybody’s written yet.” —The Christian Science Monitor A behind-the-scenes, revelatory account of John F. Kennedy’s wily campaign to the White House, beginning with his bold, failed attempt to... read more

The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt and the Golden Age of Journalism

Doris Kearns Goodwin

One of the Best Books of the Year as chosen by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Time, USA TODAY, Christian Science Monitor, and more. “A tale so gripping that one questions the need for fiction when real life is so plump with drama and intrigue” (Associated Press).Doris Kearns Goodwin’s The Bully Pulpit is a dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era, tha... read more

One of the Best Books of the Year as chosen by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Time, USA TODAY, Christian Science Monitor, and more. “A tale so gripping that one questions the need for fiction when real life is so plump with drama and intrigue” (Associated Press).Doris Kearns Goodwin’s The Bully Pulpit is a dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era, tha... read more

The Good Daughter: A Novel

Karin Slaughter

“The Good Daughter is like Law and Order meets The Good Wife.” —theSkimmInstant New York Times BestsellertheSkimm Book Club Pick!The stunning new novel from the international #1 bestselling author — a searing, spellbinding blend of cold-case thriller and psychological suspense.Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind…Twenty-eight years ago, Cha... read more

“The Good Daughter is like Law and Order meets The Good Wife.” —theSkimmInstant New York Times BestsellertheSkimm Book Club Pick!The stunning new novel from the international #1 bestselling author — a searing, spellbinding blend of cold-case thriller and psychological suspense.Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind…Twenty-eight years ago, Cha... read more

To Be Queen: A Novel of the Early Life of Eleanor of Aquitaine

Christy English

Among the top 10 Historical Fiction Novels of 2011 by the Pittsburgh Historical Fiction ExaminerWith captivating and lyrical prose, the author of The Queen's Pawn delves into the early life of the legendary Eleanor of Aquitaine... Duchess at fifteen, Eleanor of Aquitaine marries the King of France. But will she find that she must pay too high a price to be queen? Although Louis VII is enamored... read more

Among the top 10 Historical Fiction Novels of 2011 by the Pittsburgh Historical Fiction ExaminerWith captivating and lyrical prose, the author of The Queen's Pawn delves into the early life of the legendary Eleanor of Aquitaine... Duchess at fifteen, Eleanor of Aquitaine marries the King of France. But will she find that she must pay too high a price to be queen? Although Louis VII is enamored... read more

The Infernal Battalion (The Shadow Campaigns)

Django Wexler

Military might and arcane power clash in Django Wexler’s thrilling new Shadow Campaigns novel. The Beast, the ancient demon imprisoned beneath the fortress-city of Elysium for a thousand years, has been loosed on the world. It absorbs mind after mind, spreading like a plague through the north. The fell army it has raised threatens the heart of Vordan, and it is under the command of the Beast’s... read more

Military might and arcane power clash in Django Wexler’s thrilling new Shadow Campaigns novel. The Beast, the ancient demon imprisoned beneath the fortress-city of Elysium for a thousand years, has been loosed on the world. It absorbs mind after mind, spreading like a plague through the north. The fell army it has raised threatens the heart of Vordan, and it is under the command of the Beast’s... read more

African Kaiser: General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck and the Great War in Africa, 1914-1918

Robert Gaudi

“Let me say straight out that if all military histories were as thrilling and well written as Robert Gaudi’s African Kaiser, I might give up reading fiction and literary bio­graphy… Gaudi writes with the flair of a latter-day Macaulay. He sets his scenes carefully and describes naval and military action like a novelist. " --Michael Dirda, The Washington PostThe incredible true account of World... read more

“Let me say straight out that if all military histories were as thrilling and well written as Robert Gaudi’s African Kaiser, I might give up reading fiction and literary bio­graphy… Gaudi writes with the flair of a latter-day Macaulay. He sets his scenes carefully and describes naval and military action like a novelist. " --Michael Dirda, The Washington PostThe incredible true account of World... read more

Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Helene Cooper

The harrowing, but triumphant story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, leader of the Liberian women’s movement, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first democratically elected female president in African history.When Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won the 2005 Liberian presidential election, she demolished a barrier few thought possible, obliterating centuries of patriarchal rule to become the first femal... read more

The harrowing, but triumphant story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, leader of the Liberian women’s movement, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first democratically elected female president in African history.When Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won the 2005 Liberian presidential election, she demolished a barrier few thought possible, obliterating centuries of patriarchal rule to become the first femal... read more

Just One Touch: A Slow Burn Novel (Slow Burn Novels)

Maya Banks

#1 USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks continues her suspenseful and sizzling Slow Burn series with the fifth book featuring the men and women of Devereaux Security Services.Raised in a strict religious cult since she was a young girl, Jenna has no connection to the outside world beyond vague flashes of memory that seem to be from another life. Memories she clings to whe... read more

#1 USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks continues her suspenseful and sizzling Slow Burn series with the fifth book featuring the men and women of Devereaux Security Services.Raised in a strict religious cult since she was a young girl, Jenna has no connection to the outside world beyond vague flashes of memory that seem to be from another life. Memories she clings to whe... read more

Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World

Miles J. Unger

When Picasso became Picasso: the story of how an obscure young painter from Barcelona came to Paris and made himself into the most influential artist of the twentieth century.In 1900, an eighteen-year-old Spaniard named Pablo Picasso made his first trip to Paris. It was in this glittering capital of the international art world that, after suffering years of poverty and neglect, he emerged as t... read more

When Picasso became Picasso: the story of how an obscure young painter from Barcelona came to Paris and made himself into the most influential artist of the twentieth century.In 1900, an eighteen-year-old Spaniard named Pablo Picasso made his first trip to Paris. It was in this glittering capital of the international art world that, after suffering years of poverty and neglect, he emerged as t... read more

The Hunt (A Devil's Isle Novel)

Chloe Neill

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Chicagoland Vampires Novels—the hunter becomes the hunted in a New Orleans devastated by a Paranormal war.... When bounty hunter Liam Quinn discovered that Claire Connolly was a Sensitive and infected with magic, he should have turned her in to be locked up in the prison district known as Devil’s Isle. Instead, he helped her learn to control he... read more

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Chicagoland Vampires Novels—the hunter becomes the hunted in a New Orleans devastated by a Paranormal war.... When bounty hunter Liam Quinn discovered that Claire Connolly was a Sensitive and infected with magic, he should have turned her in to be locked up in the prison district known as Devil’s Isle. Instead, he helped her learn to control he... read more

Wrestling With His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. II, 1849-1856

Sidney Blumenthal

“Magisterial...A vividly written, wide-ranging and often surprising account of the president-to-be.” —The New York Times Book Review “Masterful.” —Los Angeles Times Volume II of Sidney Blumenthal’s acclaimed, landmark biography, The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, reveals the future president’s genius during the most decisive period of his political life when he seizes the moment, finds his... read more

“Magisterial...A vividly written, wide-ranging and often surprising account of the president-to-be.” —The New York Times Book Review “Masterful.” —Los Angeles Times Volume II of Sidney Blumenthal’s acclaimed, landmark biography, The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, reveals the future president’s genius during the most decisive period of his political life when he seizes the moment, finds his... read more

Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine

Sarah Lohman

“Very cool…a breezy American culinary history that you didn’t know you wanted” (Bon Appetit) reveals a fascinating look at our past and uses long-forgotten recipes to explain how eight flavors changed how we eat.The United States boasts a culturally and ethnically diverse population that makes for a continually changing culinary landscape. But a young historical gastronomist named Sarah Lohman... read more

“Very cool…a breezy American culinary history that you didn’t know you wanted” (Bon Appetit) reveals a fascinating look at our past and uses long-forgotten recipes to explain how eight flavors changed how we eat.The United States boasts a culturally and ethnically diverse population that makes for a continually changing culinary landscape. But a young historical gastronomist named Sarah Lohman... read more

The Air Fryer Bible: More Than 200 Healthier Recipes for Your Favorite Foods

Susan LaBorde, Elizabeth Hickman

Now you can enjoy healthier, delicious versions of all your favorite foods with this comprehensive cookbook! Harnessing the power of circulating hot air, air fryers cook all your beloved comfort foods to crunchy, tasty perfection . . . without all the messy oil. The Air Fryer Bible cookbook shows you how to make the most of this hugely popular appliance to create more than 200 amazing dishes: ... read more

Now you can enjoy healthier, delicious versions of all your favorite foods with this comprehensive cookbook! Harnessing the power of circulating hot air, air fryers cook all your beloved comfort foods to crunchy, tasty perfection . . . without all the messy oil. The Air Fryer Bible cookbook shows you how to make the most of this hugely popular appliance to create more than 200 amazing dishes: ... read more

Going Home: Roger (Sweet and Sensuous Book 2)

Barbara James

Roger M. Young turned his back on his conservative upbringing when he left home at eighteen and joined the Coast Guard. He was quite happy with his life. When he served as a groomsman at his best friend Rick Santelli's wedding, dating Denise Perigault, Rick's teenaged sister-in-law, was the last thing on his mind. And she felt the same way too. Having recently finished her junior year in high ... read more

Roger M. Young turned his back on his conservative upbringing when he left home at eighteen and joined the Coast Guard. He was quite happy with his life. When he served as a groomsman at his best friend Rick Santelli's wedding, dating Denise Perigault, Rick's teenaged sister-in-law, was the last thing on his mind. And she felt the same way too. Having recently finished her junior year in high ... read more

The Wright Brothers

David McCullough

New Hardcover print: 09.24.17-OC

New Hardcover print: 09.24.17-OC

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Maria Vitale

Williamaye is a fantastic editor! Her attention to detail and helpful guidance helped me tremendously. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs a professional editor. I hope to work with her again in the near future.

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Maria Vitale, June 2018

Williamaye Jones

Thank you, Maria, your words warm my heart. I wish you a successful endeavor with your novel--the idea of past life regression is interesting, even for those who might be skeptical, you can still see how learning from the past enriches the future.

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Cindy Matlock

I found her editorial assessment so valuable on how my story flowed, how the main character’s needed more development, and verb and sentence structure. This was a well worth it professional editing review of my story.

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Cindy Matlock, April 2018

Williamaye Jones

Thank you, Cindy, much appreciated.

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Ozcan Demirbas

she impressed me with her high professionalism and always helping attitude.

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Ozcan Demirbas, April 2018


BANSI LAL

I would give 8out of 10 for copy editing job. Really polished my work professionally. But only 3 out of 10 for book assessment or editorial review.

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BANSI LAL, March 2018

Williamaye Jones

Bansi, I’m sorry you did not feel my work was good. You give my copywriting a 8 but your marks here reflect otherwise all from my assessment of your work, yet you mentioned I gave you lots to think about. I went out of my way to help you, answering all your questions promptly, even giving you additional assessment when you wanted clarification, which you agreed helped you. I do not feel this review is worthy of my work,

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Michele Rosa

Hire her!! I am overwhelmed with profound happiness and excitement when I received the manuscript back. Her intense attention to detail and caring about my voice put my manuscript in an entirely different league. Not a single word was overlooked and rushed and the amount of care taken with the edits will lend more credibility to my first book. She will be my go-to editor for years to come...

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Michele Rosa, February 2018

Williamaye Jones

Michele is a peach! She wrote a wonderful novel, I just helped her take it to the next level. I say to all to go out and buy her book.

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