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Yesenia Vargas

Yesenia Vargas - Editor

Gainesville, GA, United States

I'm a professional copyeditor and proofreader. Experienced in romance, young adult, fantasy/science fiction, and literary books.

Overview

My story: I've always had a knack for finding typos and spelling/grammar errors. I was that person you went to in high school and college to fix the typos and misspelled words in your English paper before you turned it in. I got into freelancing after helping a writer friend find and fix grammar mistakes in her first book for free just because. She asked me why I wasn't charging people for this. The rest is history.

About me: I'm a writer and professional copyeditor/proofreader of fiction books, blog posts, and short stories. I have three years' professional experience editing several fiction and non-fiction works, including a NYT bestselling book.

I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in Middle School Education, with specialization in Language Arts and Social Studies.

In addition to being a native English speaker, I am also proficient in Spanish and can translate, copyedit, or proofread Spanish text.

Services
Languages
English (US) Spanish to English
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade Crime & Mystery Fantasy Romance Science Fiction Thriller Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Editor

Editing Services at YeseniaVargas.com

August, 2012 – Present (over 4 years)

The online home of my freelance editing services. I've always had a knack for finding typos and spelling/grammar errors. It started with helping a writer friend find and fix grammar mistakes in her first book for free just because. She asked me why I wasn't charging people for this. The rest is history.

Portfolio (17 selected works)

Her (Him & Her Book 2)

Carey Heywood

You know her side of the story, now learn his. "It was useless. I felt branded beneath my skin by a girl who left without even saying goodbye." When Will Price was assigned a partner for a sixth grade class project he had no idea she would become his best friend. After years of friendship, she eventually became so much more. Then, one day she left with no explanation. Will’s life shattered rig... read more

You know her side of the story, now learn his. "It was useless. I felt branded beneath my skin by a girl who left without even saying goodbye." When Will Price was assigned a partner for a sixth grade class project he had no idea she would become his best friend. After years of friendship, she eventually became so much more. Then, one day she left with no explanation. Will’s life shattered rig... read more

Him (Him & Her Book 1)

Carey Heywood

***NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestseller*** HIM Sarah Miller hasn’t been home in seven years. She thought she could stay away forever. If it wasn’t for her big brother's wedding, that is. Part of her even feels silly for staying away this long. It's not like anyone even knew what happened. Well, except for him. That guy. The one she compared all others to. The one who set the bar so high no ... read more

***NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestseller*** HIM Sarah Miller hasn’t been home in seven years. She thought she could stay away forever. If it wasn’t for her big brother's wedding, that is. Part of her even feels silly for staying away this long. It's not like anyone even knew what happened. Well, except for him. That guy. The one she compared all others to. The one who set the bar so high no ... read more

Sawyer Says

Carey Heywood

Sawyer says… Casual flings are the only way to go. Everyone you trust eventually leaves. Falling in love is for anyone, but her. What else would she say when all she knows is loss and abandonment? Sawyer Sterling learned too young that depending on anyone else will get her nothing but heartache in the end. Never shying away from outwardly showing her love, she struggles accepting it herself. S... read more

Sawyer says… Casual flings are the only way to go. Everyone you trust eventually leaves. Falling in love is for anyone, but her. What else would she say when all she knows is loss and abandonment? Sawyer Sterling learned too young that depending on anyone else will get her nothing but heartache in the end. Never shying away from outwardly showing her love, she struggles accepting it herself. S... read more

A Bridge of Her Own

Carey Heywood

It has been said that the hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn. Jane Martin has it all figured out. She has just graduated from college and is expecting a proposal from her boyfriend Wyatt. The night of Jane's graduation her picture perfect future dissolves in front of her eyes. In the aftermath Jane struggles to find her own way while balancing her reflex t... read more

It has been said that the hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn. Jane Martin has it all figured out. She has just graduated from college and is expecting a proposal from her boyfriend Wyatt. The night of Jane's graduation her picture perfect future dissolves in front of her eyes. In the aftermath Jane struggles to find her own way while balancing her reflex t... read more

Better

Carey Heywood

** inspired by actual events ** Aubrey is embarking on a bucket list trip around the world, the last wish of her Aunt Ally. It was supposed to be the trip Ally would take when she got better. Now it's just a chance for Aubrey to say goodbye. Adam escapes in his solo trips overseas, working just enough to fund the next one. When the opportunity to circle the globe falls in his lap he can't refu... read more

** inspired by actual events ** Aubrey is embarking on a bucket list trip around the world, the last wish of her Aunt Ally. It was supposed to be the trip Ally would take when she got better. Now it's just a chance for Aubrey to say goodbye. Adam escapes in his solo trips overseas, working just enough to fund the next one. When the opportunity to circle the globe falls in his lap he can't refu... read more

Stages of Grace

Carey Heywood

Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance... When facing death, a mourning period is to be expected. But what if it's not a person but a relationship that dies? Grace and her boyfriend Jon have been together for three years. They live together and have shared many beautiful memories. Those memories are what keeps Grace from admitting Jon has changed and is no longer the man she fell in... read more

Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance... When facing death, a mourning period is to be expected. But what if it's not a person but a relationship that dies? Grace and her boyfriend Jon have been together for three years. They live together and have shared many beautiful memories. Those memories are what keeps Grace from admitting Jon has changed and is no longer the man she fell in... read more

Uninvolved

Carey Heywood

This is not your average romance. Love can be messy and painful. Love can lead you to make bad decisions and be careless with those who trust you. Love can break you down and have you question your sanity. Love can make you hurt sweet boys who deserved better than you. Love will change you. What happens when two commitment-phobes fall for each other? Becka Sherwood has one man in her life, her... read more

This is not your average romance. Love can be messy and painful. Love can lead you to make bad decisions and be careless with those who trust you. Love can break you down and have you question your sanity. Love can make you hurt sweet boys who deserved better than you. Love will change you. What happens when two commitment-phobes fall for each other? Becka Sherwood has one man in her life, her... read more

Gateway of India (Book Three): A Novella

Ken Doyle

The Gateway of India, built in the early twentieth century, served as a ceremonial entrance to the city of Bombay. Today, it remains the city’s most famous landmark. For Robert Nazareth, a schoolteacher, it holds memories of the best day in his life—and the worst. While two of his students face disciplinary action, Robert struggles with a past that continues to haunt him. In order to break fre... read more

The Gateway of India, built in the early twentieth century, served as a ceremonial entrance to the city of Bombay. Today, it remains the city’s most famous landmark. For Robert Nazareth, a schoolteacher, it holds memories of the best day in his life—and the worst. While two of his students face disciplinary action, Robert struggles with a past that continues to haunt him. In order to break fre... read more

Gateway of India (Book Two)

Ken Doyle

The Gateway of India, built in the early twentieth century, served as a ceremonial entrance to the city of Bombay. Today, it remains the city’s most famous landmark. This collection of four linked short stories provides a gateway into the lives of the residents of Chughani Manor, a building in an affluential Bombay neighborhood. A retired cricketer gains a young protégé who helps him make an i... read more

The Gateway of India, built in the early twentieth century, served as a ceremonial entrance to the city of Bombay. Today, it remains the city’s most famous landmark. This collection of four linked short stories provides a gateway into the lives of the residents of Chughani Manor, a building in an affluential Bombay neighborhood. A retired cricketer gains a young protégé who helps him make an i... read more

Gateway of India (Book One)

Ken Doyle

The Gateway of India, built in the early twentieth century, served as a ceremonial entrance to the city of Bombay. Today, it remains the city’s most famous landmark. This collection of three linked short stories provides a gateway into the lives of ordinary Bombay citizens. A doctor and his wife decide to leave the city for retirement in a coastal town but soon face choices that threaten to di... read more

The Gateway of India, built in the early twentieth century, served as a ceremonial entrance to the city of Bombay. Today, it remains the city’s most famous landmark. This collection of three linked short stories provides a gateway into the lives of ordinary Bombay citizens. A doctor and his wife decide to leave the city for retirement in a coastal town but soon face choices that threaten to di... read more

Bombay Bhel

Ken Doyle

Like the city’s ubiquitous snack food, Bombay Bhel blends a variety of ingredients to serve up glimpses of life among the Goan and Anglo-Indian communities—minorities in one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. The interlinked stories are set in the late twentieth century, before a wave of anticolonialism crested across India and resulted in the city’s rechristening. A schoolboy’s loyalty ... read more

Like the city’s ubiquitous snack food, Bombay Bhel blends a variety of ingredients to serve up glimpses of life among the Goan and Anglo-Indian communities—minorities in one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. The interlinked stories are set in the late twentieth century, before a wave of anticolonialism crested across India and resulted in the city’s rechristening. A schoolboy’s loyalty ... read more

Infinite Sacrifice (Infinite Series Book 1)

L.E. Waters

Maya’s shocked to discover it’s not the heaven she imagined; in fact, a life of adventure begins the moment you die. Zachariah, her faithful spirit guide, explains the rules of the dead: in order to regain complete awareness and reunite with loved ones all souls must review their previous lives. Maya plunges warily into her turbulent pasts as a sociopathic High Priest in ancient Egypt; an inde... read more

Maya’s shocked to discover it’s not the heaven she imagined; in fact, a life of adventure begins the moment you die. Zachariah, her faithful spirit guide, explains the rules of the dead: in order to regain complete awareness and reunite with loved ones all souls must review their previous lives. Maya plunges warily into her turbulent pasts as a sociopathic High Priest in ancient Egypt; an inde... read more

Mine to Tarnish

Janeal Falor

Katherine’s place is the same as any woman’s—on the shelf next to the dresses and bolts of cloth. When she’s sold to a warlock, life grows even bleaker. Her new owner is as old and rancid as he is cruel, driving her to do the unthinkable: run. Nothing prepared her for being on her own. And she’s definitely unprepared for the warlocks hunting her down. But she must stay one step ahead because i... read more

Katherine’s place is the same as any woman’s—on the shelf next to the dresses and bolts of cloth. When she’s sold to a warlock, life grows even bleaker. Her new owner is as old and rancid as he is cruel, driving her to do the unthinkable: run. Nothing prepared her for being on her own. And she’s definitely unprepared for the warlocks hunting her down. But she must stay one step ahead because i... read more

Sacrifice of Mine (Mine #4)

Janeal Falor

After a ravaging war, Bethany and her family are forced to flee to Envado. There, women are safe from the oppressive rule of male owners. When her pursuers draw too close, Bethany stays behind to buy her sisters time to escape and she's captured. She's turned over to a depraver who tarnishes her. Now bald, branded, and barren, she's worth less than the shadow she casts. From this lowly place s... read more

After a ravaging war, Bethany and her family are forced to flee to Envado. There, women are safe from the oppressive rule of male owners. When her pursuers draw too close, Bethany stays behind to buy her sisters time to escape and she's captured. She's turned over to a depraver who tarnishes her. Now bald, branded, and barren, she's worth less than the shadow she casts. From this lowly place s... read more

Mine to Fear (Mine #3)

Janeal Falor

Waverly resents being sent home to Evando just as things are getting intense in Chardonia. She can't just sit in safety while her friends suffer under oppression and restrictions simply because they are women. Upon returning to Chardonia, she discovers conditions have degraded faster than she thought possible, and her mere presence puts her loved ones in grave danger. When the Grand Chancellor... read more

Waverly resents being sent home to Evando just as things are getting intense in Chardonia. She can't just sit in safety while her friends suffer under oppression and restrictions simply because they are women. Upon returning to Chardonia, she discovers conditions have degraded faster than she thought possible, and her mere presence puts her loved ones in grave danger. When the Grand Chancellor... read more

Mine to Spell (Mine #2)

Janeal Falor

Cynthia has always hidden from her father’s hexes behind her older sister. When her family gains independence unheard of for women, she’s relieved that her days of harsh punishments are over. But as her seventeenth birthday approaches—the typical age to be sold to a new master—death threats endanger her sisters. She now faces two options: run or meet society’s expectations. For once, Cynthia i... read more

Cynthia has always hidden from her father’s hexes behind her older sister. When her family gains independence unheard of for women, she’s relieved that her days of harsh punishments are over. But as her seventeenth birthday approaches—the typical age to be sold to a new master—death threats endanger her sisters. She now faces two options: run or meet society’s expectations. For once, Cynthia i... read more

You Are Mine (Mine #1)

Janeal Falor

Serena knows a few simple things. She will always be owned by a warlock. She will never have freedom. She will always do what her warlock wishes, regardless of how inane, frivolous, or cruel it is. And if she doesn’t follow the rules, she will be tarnished. Spelled to be bald, inked, and barren for the rest of her life—worth less than the shadow she casts. Then her ownership is won by a barbar... read more

Serena knows a few simple things. She will always be owned by a warlock. She will never have freedom. She will always do what her warlock wishes, regardless of how inane, frivolous, or cruel it is. And if she doesn’t follow the rules, she will be tarnished. Spelled to be bald, inked, and barren for the rest of her life—worth less than the shadow she casts. Then her ownership is won by a barbar... read more

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