After creating and running the LITERAL ADDICTION book blog for several years, I decided to mesh my 18 years of software quality assurance, business analysis, and tech writing experience with my passion for reading. I officially started freelancing as a literary editor, proofreader, beta reader, and book/series compendium creator not long after.
My vast work experience finding issues for a living and putting out quality documents that were used company-wide--along with my evident love of reading--speak for themselves and lend to my qualifications. However, I did go out and get some certifications in 2013 when I started doing this full time. I am an ExpertRating Certified Professional and have Certificates from UC San Diego Extension and MediaBistro for Copy Editing, as well. Also, at the beginning of 2015, I was contracted by both St. Martin's Press and Waldorf Publishing as a freelance copy editor and proofreader under their umbrellas.
So, if you're looking for quality beta reading, proofreading, copy or line editing, back cover blurb and/or front cover tagline creation, and/or book/series bible (compendium) research and creation at competitive rates, then you've come to the right place!
It's no secret that editing your own writing is difficult, and trying to step back from your work to dig in and find those typos, badly constructed paragraphs, missing punctuation, awkward phrases, incorrect word usage, consistency issues, etc., is hard--if not impossible. When it's something that originated from your imagination, your brain reads what it wants, not what 'is,' most of the time. That's where I come in... I've been devouring everything I could get my hands on from the moment I could read, and made my living for 18+ years actively searching out and finding issues before I started doing this full time. Those experiences combine to make a pretty great editing tool, and as a bonus, I absolutely love to do it! What most authors find to be an arduous process, I see as an exhilarating challenge with the added benefit of being able to get lost in a story up to its smallest detail. It's my belief that with a little love and a little magic, together we can turn your already incredible writing into something truly beautiful.
With the bibles, I have a knack for picking out details that a lot of people miss and am great at retaining what I've read. Add to that the fact that I'm an obsessive note taker and a list maker by nature, and I can create book and series bibles that should help you coordinate details, timelines, etc. between books, and eliminate unwanted discrepancies and potential plot scrubs.
So, if you think I might be of some help, please don't hesitate to reach out! You can email me or contact me on Facebook and we can discuss further. I'm also available on Twitter if you just want to say 'hi.' :)
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