This is near and dear to my English-major heart. I love books, I love stories, and I love getting absolutely lost in a story.
When I edit memoirs and fiction, I’m looking for all the little things that trip up a reader (one recent catch: newlywed is an early 20th-century word and is out of place in a mid-19th-century story). The copy editor acts as a book’s first reader. Edan Lepucki’s interview with copy editor Susan Bradanini Betz in The Millions gets at some of that idea and lays out a brilliant process, too.
- Copy Editor: The Hedgewitch’s Charm (#4 in the Sitnalta series) by Alisse Lee Goldenberg (fantasy; Pandamoon Publishing, 2017)
- Copy Editor: Everly (#1 in the Everly series) by Meg Bonney (YA fantasy; Pandamoon Publishing, 2016)
Feathered Quill Book Awards: Silver medalist, Best Juvenile/YA Fiction, Best Debut Author (2017)
- Copy Editor: Beautiful Secret, a novel by Dana Faletti (women’s fiction; Pandamoon Publishing, 2016)
LYRA Independent Fiction Award winner, Romantic Suspense (2016)
- Proofreader: Born Special, a memoir by Rhea B. Woodruff (A Flair For Writing – Publishing Services, 2014)
- First Reader (volunteer): Crossed Genres Magazine (Issues 17–24, 2014)
- Copy Editor: Night Burger, a novel by Jason Sarna (author self-published, 2014)
- Copy Editor: Happy(ish), a novel by Cara Trautman (author self-published, 2013)