Favorite comment from a client:
“𝐼’𝑚 𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑦 𝑠𝑢𝑟𝑒 𝑦𝑜𝑢’𝑟𝑒 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑎 𝐾𝑢𝑛𝑔-𝐹𝑢 𝑀𝑎𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑜𝑓 𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑢𝑎𝑔𝑒. 𝑌𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑡𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑠𝑢𝑔𝑔𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑎𝑚𝑎𝑧𝑖𝑛𝑔!” (Joshua Killingsworth, author of The Three Realms series)
First and foremost, I’m a single mother to two hardheaded boys (15 and 9) and a beautiful daughter (14) who love to roll their eyes at me every time I correct their grammar, but it is because of them that nothing can divert my dedication to being the best at what I do. Hard work and determination are what I try to instill in my children, so I attempt to make sure to be that role model in all aspects of life, especially work.
In addition, I love everything word and book related, which makes editing my dream job. Give a girl a book, she can read for a day, give a girl a library, she can read for life—well, as fast as I read, maybe not life—but give a girl an editing career, and she can not only read for life, but also have a hand in shaping the books others will continue to read long after she’s gone. That’s the legacy I want to leave behind.
I’m also a freelance copy/line editor and proofreader with 8+ years of experience, stellar client references, a spotless reliability record, and a BA in English/Lit who specializes in young adult, new adult, and adult romance in all subgenres―including LGBTQ. Dystopian and apocalyptic genres are also particular favorites.
However, I’m open to most other fiction genres as well. MM/Gay Romance is my absolute favorite to pleasure read, and I would love to add authors who write in the genre to my client list. #EditingGoals
Major projects include copy editing and proofreading for New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon best-selling authors such as Sawyer Bennett, Melissa McClone, Marquita Valentine, Juliette Poe, Jennifer Anne Davis, LB Gilbert, Jasmine Walt, Toni Aleo, Shelly Crane, Kay Bratt, and many others. Other projects include numerous Amazon best-selling and award-winning authors through Clean Teen Publishing, Crimson Tree Publishing, and Tule Publishing―many independent authors, too.
Independently Published Authors comprise most of my client list. It’s a joy to work with authors who put so much dedication into making sure their books succeed.
I love to work with authors to polish their hard work into a finished product they are proud to see on bookshelves everywhere. My belief is the relationship between authors and editors must be open, trusting, and completely honest, and I strive to keep it that way. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.