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.
RECENT EDITORIAL PROJECTS
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
Ithaka Rising, Lisa Cohen (coming soon)
Time Slip: A Stone Age Short, M. L. Banner
Harry Takes Off, Steve Turnbull
The Minus Faction: Episode 3, Meltdown, Rick Wayne
The Fury of Storms, Chris Pitchford
Time and Tithe, Lisa Cohen
The Red Gold (The Viking series), John Snow
Stone Age Volume 2: Desolation, M. L. Banner
The Jesuit Letter at Amazon.com Dean Hamilton
The Minus Faction: Episode 2, Crossfire, Rick Wayne
Rifthealer, Ann Smyth
The Minus Faction: Episode 1, Breakout, Rick Wayne
The Agility of Clouds, C. J. Pitchford
Stone Age Volume 1, M. L. Banner
Frozen Beauty: The Chinese Vase, Steve Turnbull
Lotus Petals, Gina Drayer
The Red Dagger: The Heretic Arcanum II, Rick Wayne
The Slayer Rune (The Viking series), John Snow
Fantasmagoria, Rick Wayne
Stormweaver, Ann Smyth
The Hermit of Lammas Wood, Nathan Lowell
Membrane (art + fiction anthologie), Dreadful Cafe/Rick Wayne
Agony in Violet: The Heretic Arcanum I, Rick Wayne
Crowchanger, Ann Smyth
Harmonics Book 2: Revelations, Colin Earl and Chris Snelgrove
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.
Currently a freelance copy and line editor/proofreader. 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
“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