A note about genre:
I will work with nearly any genre, with two exceptions: romance and erotica. I don’t care to read them, and I won’t waste your time trying to edit them, either. Name just about any genre other than those two, and I’ve either done it already or would be happy to take it on.
1364 Days: A WWII Veteran’s Story, Brenda LeTourneau (coming soon)
Blueprint Homeschooling, Amy Knepper
The Beer Diet, Evo Terra (with Terry Simpson)
Writing Awesome Book Blurbs, Evo Terra (with Jeff Moriarty)
Creating Fabulous Facebook Pages, Jeff Moriarty (with Evo Terra)
Making Killer Google+ Profiles, Evo Terra (with Jeff Moriarty)
Kindling Our Stars: Nurturing the Bright and Dark Flames, Genevieve Wood
Fiction titles (alphabetical by author):
The Stone Age series
Stone Age Volume 1
Desolation: Stone Age Volume 2
Time Slip (a Stone Age short)
The Cicada series
Cicada Book 1 (coming soon)
Time and Tithe
Ithaka Rising (a novel of Halcyone Space)
Dean Hamilton tyburntree.blogspot.com
The Jesuit Letter (The Tyburn Folios Book 1)–named an Editor’s Choice by the Historical Novel Society and long-listed for the 2016 HNS Indie Award
The Hermit of Lammas Wood
The Helleborine Chronicles
The Agility of Clouds
The Fury of Storms
Ronda Reed The Amigurumi Menagerie (coming soon)
Ann Smyth Changers of Chandris series (available at Amazon.com)
John Snow thevikingseries.com
The Viking series
The Slayer Rune
Dava Stewart Incident at Pine Lake (coming soon)
The Frozen Beauty series
The Chinese Vase
Dr Morbury’s Cargo
The Iron Pegasus series
Harry Takes Off
Harry in the Wild
Harry Gets Her Wings (coming soon)
Membrane, a Dreadful Café anthology
The Heretic Arcanum series
Agony in Violet
The Red Dagger
The Minus Faction
Episode One: Breakout
Episode Two: Crossfire
Episode Three: Meltdown
Episode Four: Blackout (coming soon)
The Immense Center (coming soon)
World of Calidar, Bruce Heard
Journal article about leftist literature for children in the early 20th century, Prof. Hani Morgan, University of Southern Mississippi
Research paper on the uses of blogging in K-12 classrooms, written for publication following peer review, Prof. Hani Morgan, University of Southern Mississippi
Thesis on Bear McCreary’s corpus, written for journal publication after peer review, Dr. Joseph Jones, American University, Hong Kong
Various articles about pediatric concerns (vaccinations, nutrition, car-seat safety, etc.) at http://www.lisalewismd.com/ (in progress, not all articles have been completed or updated as of this writing)
“Say the Secret Word,” article, published June 2013 in the SFWA Bulletin #202. You can read the article here on the blog.
I offer both critique (developmental) and line/copy editing services and proofreading. My focus is on helping indie authors produce professionally edited work.
For two years I was on retainer with Sitewire, for whom I edited social media copy for a national supermarket chain. I adhered to AP style and helped create their house style guide for specific guidelines not covered in AP. While that account is no longer active, I remain on retainer with them on an as-needed basis.
Management experience: Oversaw a large in-house and freelance staff in the annual creative design and printing of 90 to 120 game rule books, periodicals, fiction anthologies and related publications for the long-time international industry leader in its genre. Managed internationally known print product lines, from planning and scheduling to writing, editing, illustration, printing, and packaging for delivery to market, under a rigorous preannounced release schedule; responsible for up to 20 separate SKUs per year. Coordinated product development across all departments, from R&D, illustration, and cartography to desktop publishing, sales/marketing, and purchasing. Maintained creative integrity for both in-house and licensed brands that are household names around the world.
Editorial experience: Provided meticulous copy-editing services with simultaneous content refinement and storyboarding for publications in diverse print formats, with print quantities typically in excess of several hundred thousand units.
INFORMATION / CONTACT ME
Email me at Karen@grammargeddon.com
Hiring Karen for a developmental edit on my short story is the best investment in my writing I’ve ever made (except maybe the $20 I paid for a 1928 Remington).
Doug Metz, “The Typist” (short story, as yet unpubished)
Karen is so much more than just an editor; she’s not merely concerned with proper grammar, spelling errors, and sentence construction… She’s a partner. When starting a project, she’ll take mutual ownership of your goal and make your manuscript rock. She’ll get into your storyline and react like a reader would, and then offer her suggestions for what might work better so your narrative is crisp and alive, and your readers will have a great experience. Quite simply, her editing work is indispensable to me; I cannot imagine publishing a novel without her.
— ML Banner, #1 Amazon Best-Selling Author
“Thank you for a wonderful working experience. I will not hesitate to recommend your skills to anyone else who has a book project.”
— Excerpt from Brenda LeTourneau’s email following completion of her father’s memoir
“I love your editing. … Your suggestions are always used (maybe with a trivial change or two) but you’ve got the skills and the voice that make these books hold together!”
— excerpted from Chris Pitchford’s email in response to a question from me about process
Karen is a superb editor. If you want your manuscript worked through with a fine-toothed comb, she’s your woman. With her keen eye, her serious attention to detail, and a healthy dose of humor, Karen was a perfect match for my needs. Karen claims that she is primarily a line and copy editor; however, she also has a fabulous sense of the big picture as she works and was able to highlight several ‘writing tics’ that had escaped my notice–and I have written and published multiple novels. I am a better writer because of her. There is no higher accolade a writer can give an editor.
— Lisa “LJ” Cohen