Looking to the Future

I have a time travel. It’s a YA–so far. It’s set between now and World War Two. I only mention this because I titled my blog post, “Looking to the Future.” Which I’m doing, in a way. Back in January I registered for Thriller Fest XIII, the big convention every year in New York City. Did you know International Thriller Writers is free to join? I joined back in 2015 after meeting another member and being convinced it was worth it! It has been worth it. Even more worth it, though, was the friendship I made which lead me there. And that makes me think of all the connections I’ve made in this industry.

Here at Through Heart-Shaped Glasses. In my critique group, Passionate Critters. Through Romance Writer chapters, writing groups online, and social media Promotions. It’s a huge big world. And I find myself loving the connections. Friends all over the world…

Writing is a solitary struggle about 80 percent of the time. The other 20, it’s the connections. There is nothing like the camaraderie of the writing industry. From writing to publishing to marketing–there is a place for you! Someone will side with you and then commiserate with you when your career turns south for a time and then cheer you on as you kick-ass back on track.

There’s this hope that someday, I’ll get to meet all my writing friends and associates face-to-face. For now, COME ON, JULY! HURRY UP AND GET HERE!! You’re just weeks away, and I have plans…

Tell me, what are you looking forward to this summer? Do you have any conferences or workshops on your schedule? What kind of connection will you make with ‘the industry’? Will you pitch to an agent? Garner interest from an editor? Buy a drink for that coveted marketing professional?

About Beth Rhodes

Beth jumps into life with both feet...or head first. Impulsive and spontaneous to a T, she joined Passionate Critters and never looked back. She loves writing and reading, which made this wonderful group of woman a perfect match for her.

Guest Post — Anne Victory

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Anne comes to us from her own company, Victory Editing. With writing sensations like Gena Showalter and Nalini Singh on her resume, she is definitely someone to have on your side. You can find out more about Anne on her WEBPAGE. Now, for the nitty gritty, get-to-know-you fun…
How would you define success as an editor?
Being a vital part of an author’s publishing process. Knowing that my contributions get a book closer to perfection is the best thing in the world. Editing is a fine line—you don’t want to change an author’s voice or their story, but you do want to polish it. Doing that and having a good relationship with my authors is how I gauge success.

What kinds of editing (or what part of editing) do you most (and least) enjoy? Why?
I like what’s called line editing. That’s not quite as big-picture as developmental editing, but you get into the language of the story more than with just copy edits, which tend to be all about grammar and making sure the book follows the chosen style guide. And I do that, too, but I love the English language (even with all its idiosyncrasies), so polishing dialog and sentence flow and structure is perfect for me. My least favorite thing—and it doesn’t have anything to do with editing, per se—is the business side of things. I’m not all that fond of administrative work, I confess. I’d rather be editing!

When someone gives you something to edit, what do you do?
Mostly I’m thankful to have a job that I enjoy. But more to the point, most jobs follow the same path—that is setting up the client, the project, completing edits, going over revisions, and answering any questions the author might have.

What made you choose editing?
I adore books. I have a background in English education and library science. Shortly after I got my Kindle, I started noticing a fair amount of typos in indie-published books. Don’t get me wrong—I occasionally spot things in traditional books too. But it seemed that in Indie Land (at that time—these days indie books often have higher production values than traditionally published work), it was more than the occasional occurrence. Seeing a need, I started doing “Oops Detection” for indie authors, which is a final-pass service before a book is published. Fast-forward a year, and a lot of my clients were asking me to edit for them. The rest, as they say, is history. The fact that I get to immerse myself in language—I love the rhythm and flow of words—every day is the absolute best thing I could have dreamed of.

What really gets your engine revving in a book? [in other words] What do you like to see in the submissions you receive?
I’m pretty eclectic in my reading preferences, and of course that applies to editing too. A good story is king. I also love clever dialog. Genre wise, Romance and Urban Fantasy are my two favorite genres, and I also adore Paranormal Romance as it’s a bit of a blend between the two.

What is one of your writing pet peeves?
Stilted dialog. Dialog is such a huge part of a story, and if it’s not right, it can throw off the balance of the entire book. That’s especially true in Romance, where the focus of the story is the interaction between two characters. We readers need to fall in love with the hero and heroine too. One thing I suggest to all my authors is to read dialog out loud. Hear the inflection. Do you want to contract something or leave it two words? What feels more natural when you’re speaking? Those are things you often can’t spot when you’re writing or just reading your work on the page, and yet those nuances can bring your characters’ exchanges to life. Another tip is when you’re reading your dialog out loud, omit the action beats. Sometimes a portion of dialog won’t match up with the response from the other characters, but that’s something you catch if you only read the spoken parts.

Do you have a favorite author? If so, who is it and how have they influenced your career?
I have more favorites than I can count, truly. Probably one who has stuck with me my whole life, though, is C.S. Lewis and his work, The Chronicles of Narnia. Such wonderful adventures and such valuable lessons. I don’t know that he’s necessarily influenced my career, but his words have shaped some of my choices, particularly when it comes to doing the right thing and striving to treat others with kindness.

Just for fun:
Leather or lace? Lace… only I want to be contrary and say cotton or linen. I’m all about being comfy
Black or red? Black… (But really green)
Satin sheets or Egyptian cotton? Egyptian cotton
Ocean or mountains? More contrariness—the woods.
City life or country life? Country life
Hunky heroes or average Joe? Average Joe
Party life or quiet dinner for two? Quiet dinner for two, preferably followed by a movie.
Dogs or cats? Cats, though I adore my poodle and two parakeets

…A big thanks to Anne for taking time to visit our blog. <3

About Beth Rhodes

Beth jumps into life with both feet...or head first. Impulsive and spontaneous to a T, she joined Passionate Critters and never looked back. She loves writing and reading, which made this wonderful group of woman a perfect match for her.

#AmEditing

So, one of the most important things to do before putting your work out there, for sale, for everyone in the whole world to see, is to edit it. And not just your own edit, because if there’s a thing every writer out there knows, it’s that you need objective eyes. Whether that be with a critique group or with a professional editor.

We. All. Need. One.

With us today from Lemon Editing Group, we’ve got JoSelle Vanderhooft to answer all our pressing questions. If you like what she has to say, maybe you send her a quick email! 🙂 Or find her on the web. Home * Twitter

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 photo joV_zpsa14ea400.jpgHow would you define success as an editor? I feel successful when an author tells me not only that they improved their manuscript because of my suggestions, but that they learned more about their craft along the way.

What kinds of editing (or what part of editing) do you most (and least) enjoy? Why? I enjoy polishing each sentence the most–I think line editing is one of my strongest talents as an editor–but helping an author create a more cohesive, logical, and fascinating world is at the top of my list too.

My least favorite thing? Trying to figure out why Microsoft Word’s features break in such spectacular ways.

When someone gives you something to edit, what do you do? I get to it right away and go through the manuscript thoroughly, doing whichever service the author has hired me to perform. I like to create style sheets for books–basically lists of character names, places, and in-book terms that may be spelled unusually–and to create letters outlining my thoughts on the book and what I think the author can do to improve it.

What made you choose editing? My path to editing is actually as long and winding as it is atypical. I studied literature, playwriting, and just about every aspect of theatre in college and was on track to have a job as a literary manager or a dramaturg someday. If “dramaturg” is an unfamiliar term, think of a researcher and editor who works with a playwright and/or a director on a production. I must have been thinking about this definition a lot when I decided I’d try my hand at editing an anthology while working as a dramaturgy intern. I found the techniques and thought processes I was learning on stage applied just as well on page. A year later, I left the theatre world to pursue editing and journalism full time. Although life in the rehearsal room didn’t work out for me, I wouldn’t be the editor I am today without my time spent working in the theatre.

What really gets your engine revving in a book? [in other words] What do you like to see in the submissions you get at Lemons Editing Group? Books that step outside genre conventions and give me the lives of characters who don’t often get to star in a romance. I particularly love, for example, books where the hero and/or heroine (or heroes and heroines for a same-sex romance) are disabled, LGBTQ, of color, middle aged or older, or people who would be called “fat” or “overweight.” Humanity has so much variation; I like to see it reflected in the books I read.

What is one of your writing pet peeves? the phrase “there was something about him/her that made [protagonist’s name] take interest,” or any variations on that wording. It’s often hard to describe what attracts us to an individual, but in a novel, I want to see specificity!

Do you have a favorite author? If so, who is it and how have they influenced your career? Well, since I started out as a playwright and dramaturg: William Shakespeare. His work gave me a love of language–and playfulness with language–as well as the ability to analyze and explain truly complex characters. I wouldn’t be an editor without him!

Just for fun:
Leather or lace? Lace! Prettier and more animal-friendly.
Black or red? Black. I was a goth ’90s kid.
Satin sheets or Egyptian cotton? Egyptian cotton!
Ocean or mountains? Mountains. I grew up in Utah and now live in Florida. The ocean has nothing on the Rockies.
City life or country life? Country life. Cities are lovely, but I prefer quiet.
Hunky heroes or average Joe? Average Joe, always! I find people–both characters and actual, real people–to be at their sexiest when they’re individuals with distinctive and somewhat flawed looks, rather than specimens of physical perfection.
Party life or quiet dinner for two? Quiet dinner for two, or maybe three.
Dogs or cats? Cats! I make no secret of my ambition to someday run a small-scale cat rescue that takes in cats with special needs and other “unadoptable” kitties.

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Lemon Editing Group

10678705_704185259666624_3264590522941045976_nWhen life gives you lemons, you make lemonade! But first you’ve got to squeeze them and zest them and add just the right amount of sugar… Just when you’ve got the mixture absolutely perfect, some bossy know-it-all comes along and tells you it tastes bad.

That’s the experience a lot of authors expect when they approach an editor – their hard-won words being heartlessly picked over, criticized and judged.

That doesn’t have to be the case. The reason we’re in the business of editing is that we LOVE books. We live for them. We are to manuscripts what crazy cat ladies are to kittens – we want to play with them, nurture them and watch them grow into gorgeous, quirky, unique beings. We love books, so we love writers, and we want you to succeed.

That’s why approaching an editor doesn’t have to be an intimidating experience. We’ll work with you to make sure your prose sizzles and your characters jump off the page. We’ll nurse you through writer’s block and discouraging reviews. And when you gain readers, reviewers and sales, we’ll celebrate right along with you.

If you’ve been thinking about hiring an editor but have questions or concerns or don’t know what to expect, drop us a line at LifeGivesYouLemons.edits@gmail.com and let us know what we can do to help you.

About Beth Rhodes

Beth jumps into life with both feet...or head first. Impulsive and spontaneous to a T, she joined Passionate Critters and never looked back. She loves writing and reading, which made this wonderful group of woman a perfect match for her.

Edit a New Draft — with Brianna St. James

Inspiring us to work through our manuscripts today is the Lemon Editing Group editor, Briana St. James. Briana is a former acquisitions editor and book reviewer. She has worked in various aspects of editing fiction for the last seventeen years. Briana’s rarely met a genre she didn’t want to try reading–or editing!

After an amazing time as a twenty-something working in various facets of the entertainment industry, including celebrity wrangling, the care and feeding of musicians, and as a semi-pro concert photographer. Briana has been a full-time editor since 1997 and a published author since 2007.

She spends her spare time attending concerts, being the minion to the most pampered cats in creation, and dodging the dramatically rolled eyes of her indulgent husband.
QUESTIONS:
How would you define success as an editor?

A strong partnership between author and editor is the ultimate success as an editor. When a team works together, sharing trust in each other, to see a project to fruition, that is success.

What kinds of editing (or what part of editing) do you most (and least) enjoy? Why?

My ultimate favorite thing is early developmental editing, which often includes long brainstorming sessions. Seeing ideas gel is so rewarding!

When someone gives you something to edit, what do you do?

For content editing, I read the work several times, and then form some questions. My initial approach to editing is to read a work as if I’d discovered it on the open market, approaching the readability, characters, plot development, and pacing as a reader would. Only after I have that reader mindset established do I turn the technical editor on and begin to formulate an editorial approach.

When line editing or proofing, I do my first pass starting at the last page and working my way forward. It allows me to familiarize myself with the author’s writing style without getting lost in the fabulous story.

What made you choose editing?

I think I fell into it 😉 I was working in various facets of the entertainment world, and one of my clients would ask me to proofread his interview material for typos, etc. before faxing it onward. Eventually, friends would ask me to check out their work for readability, and I couldn’t help marking up changes for them.

What really gets your engine revving in a book? [in other words] What do you like to see in the submissions you get at Lemons Editing Group?

Passion! An author with passion in a work brings so much to the table. Like everyone else, I have pet favorite genres, but passion in a work and characters trumps everything for me! I’m a character geek and love discussing character arcs and motivation at length with authors.

What is one of your writing pet peeves?

Try and rather than try to. Borrowed him/her some money. Ministrations versus menstruation—yep this one exists! An excess of exclamation points. Any character who becomes a stereotype. Who versus that when referring to humans. Erotic scenes where the female anatomy is incorrectly presented.

Do you have a favorite author? If so, who is it and how have they influenced your career?

I have too many to name, but in the interests of answering your question, I’ll single one incredible lady out.

I first discovered Joey W. Hill when she submitted a science fiction story to a publisher I was doing submission evaluation for. This was circa ’98. The book was *incredible* and I enthusiastically suggested it for publication. Several years later, we both found ourselves at EC, and I became her editor.

Joey taught me a great deal about how *not* to get lost in beautiful prose. It can be hard to not get swept away, and working with her, and learning her writing style, was an invaluable lesson in stepping back from the beauty of the words and diving into the technical aspects. We worked on over a dozen books together, and it has been a pleasure seeing both of us grow individually and as an editor/author team.

Leather or lace? Leather for sure
Black or red? Black, with red accents 😉
Satin sheets or Egyptian cotton? Microfiber!
Ocean or mountains? Both. Ocean in summer, mountains in fall. Oh, the colors.
City life or country life? City.
Hunky heroes or average Joe? Average Joes are often not so average.
Party life or quiet dinner for two? Quite dinner, preferably at a foodie-type restaurant. Maybe a party every third dinner.
Dogs or cats? Cats. I’m ruled and overruled by my feline overlords.

 

About Beth Rhodes

Beth jumps into life with both feet...or head first. Impulsive and spontaneous to a T, she joined Passionate Critters and never looked back. She loves writing and reading, which made this wonderful group of woman a perfect match for her.

Start the year Editing

We’re continuing our New Year featuring some more great editors. Today, from Lemon Editing Group, I’ve got Rebecca Hill, answering a few questions, and Mary Harris. Come on over, bring your most polished manuscript, and hear what Rebecca has to say about editing.

And keep in mind:

10678705_704185259666624_3264590522941045976_nWhen life gives you lemons, you make lemonade! But first you’ve got to squeeze them and zest them and add just the right amount of sugar… Just when you’ve got the mixture absolutely perfect, some bossy know-it-all comes along and tells you it tastes bad.

That’s the experience a lot of authors expect when they approach an editor – their hard-won words being heartlessly picked over, criticized and judged.

That doesn’t have to be the case. The reason we’re in the business of editing is that we LOVE books. We live for them. We are to manuscripts what crazy cat ladies are to kittens – we want to play with them, nurture them and watch them grow into gorgeous, quirky, unique beings. We love books, so we love writers, and we want you to succeed.

That’s why approaching an editor doesn’t have to be an intimidating experience. We’ll work with you to make sure your prose sizzles and your characters jump off the page. We’ll nurse you through writer’s block and discouraging reviews. And when you gain readers, reviewers and sales, we’ll celebrate right along with you.

If you’ve been thinking about hiring an editor but have questions or concerns or don’t know what to expect, drop us a line at LifeGivesYouLemons.edits@gmail.com and let us know what we can do to help you.

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Rebecca Hill
QUESTIONS:
How would you define success as an editor?
Developing a friendship with the author, which means she can ask me for whatever she needs, and making the book pretty and shiny and flawless without interfering with the author’s unique writing voice. The former helps with the latter! And it doesn’t prevent me from telling hard truths when they’re needed.
What kinds of editing (or what part of editing) do you most (and least) enjoy? Why?
I love editing on a line level – making sure turns of phrase are elegant or authentic (not always the same thing!)
When someone gives you something to edit, what do you do?
READ. I read the whole thing at least once, often more. I want to know what level of editing is needed, but more importantly I want to try to get into the author’s head and make myself familiar with the characters and the setting. I want to settle into the world of the story.
What made you choose editing?
When I was little, my mum asked me what my dream job would be, in a fantasy world, and I replied “Being paid to read.” I read eclectically, extensively and tirelessly. It was really a no-brainer.
What really gets your engine revving in a book? [in other words] What do you like to see in the submissions you get at Lemons Editing Group?
Passion. Playfulness. If an author has fun writing, it shines through, and I enjoy reading and editing.
What is one of your writing pet peeves?
I’m a slave to the grammar goblins, and can be a horrible nit-picker. I try to rein it back!
Do you have a favorite author? If so, who is it and how have they influenced your career?
Oh…dozens, if not hundreds. Anyone who has something new to say or a charming way of saying old things! Please get in touch and tell me yours!

Just for fun:
Leather or lace? Both
Black or red? Both!
Satin sheets or Egyptian cotton? Cotton
Ocean or mountains? Mountains
City life or country life? Country life
Hunky heroes or average Joe? Nerds!
Party life or quiet dinner for two? Dinner for two
Dogs or cats? Mad cat lady all the way

Rebecca Hill has an MA in publishing studies and has worked as a fiction editor for over a decade, across a variety of genres. She has provided training to dozens of other editors who have gone on to successful in-house and freelance careers. She prides herself on providing a thorough editorial service that nevertheless shows respect for the author’s individual writing voice, and is keen to help make your publication dreams a reality. When Rebecca isn’t editing, she’s writing, in her children’s, YA or romance author personas. She regularly ghost-writes for NY Times bestselling authors.

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Editor name: Mary Harris
Types of editing offered: Developmental, copy or line edits, proofreading
Editing strengths: seeing what the story lacks; verb tenses, teaching author to change from passive to active, teaching author to get rid of gerunds and adverbs, I (or I make my author) do research to verify trade names’ spelling and punctuation because readers will jump on that shit!
Editing Weaknesses: I can see a great story in just about every submission! Need to hone my discerning skills a bit
Any special editing skills: (IE historical knowledge, tech savvy, Brit
to English spellings, professional knowledge of specific industries) not tech savvy.
Any genres or types of books you do NOT want to work on?: the usual no-nos: child involvement, bestiality (unless it’s the werepoodles)
Part time/Full time?: I am a full-time editor.
Anything else beneficial: I work well with authors to develop their stories and their styles

 

 

About Beth Rhodes

Beth jumps into life with both feet...or head first. Impulsive and spontaneous to a T, she joined Passionate Critters and never looked back. She loves writing and reading, which made this wonderful group of woman a perfect match for her.

Editing in the New Year

Christmas-Drinks

 

Share a drink. Light your firecrackers. Kiss your loved one… cause it’s all up hill from there.

Beth, here. Hosting our New Year on the blog, Through Heart-Shaped Glasses, and we are ready to take over the writing world with success. [okay, yes. Our world is relative, but still. It’s time to start a new year, and we are doing it with vigor.] As you know, we love books around here. We write them. We critique them. We read them…

We want to talk about them.

And we’ll share them, too.

So, come on in and sit a while. It’s time to meet a few editors who also love books, love stories. Today I’ve got Julie Naughton answering my questions, as well as a feature for her associate, Shannon Combs. Maybe this year, YOU can get that ms whipped into shape and sent off to an editor you met through Heart-Shaped Glasses. <3

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Lemons Editing Group

(Beth: just going to say it. I love that their acronym spells LEG)

10678705_704185259666624_3264590522941045976_nWhen life gives you lemons, you make lemonade! But first you’ve got to squeeze them and zest them and add just the right amount of sugar… Just when you’ve got the mixture absolutely perfect, some bossy know-it-all comes along and tells you it tastes bad.

That’s the experience a lot of authors expect when they approach an editor – their hard-won words being heartlessly picked over, criticized and judged.

That doesn’t have to be the case. The reason we’re in the business of editing is that we LOVE books. We live for them. We are to manuscripts what crazy cat ladies are to kittens – we want to play with them, nurture them and watch them grow into gorgeous, quirky, unique beings. We love books, so we love writers, and we want you to succeed.

That’s why approaching an editor doesn’t have to be an intimidating experience. We’ll work with you to make sure your prose sizzles and your characters jump off the page. We’ll nurse you through writer’s block and discouraging reviews. And when you gain readers, reviewers and sales, we’ll celebrate right along with you.

If you’ve been thinking about hiring an editor but have questions or concerns or don’t know what to expect, drop us a line at LifeGivesYouLemons.edits@gmail.com and let us know what we can do to help you.

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Julie Naughton

How would you define success as an editor? Being able to make a living doing something I love. Which I can, and I’m immensely grateful for that.

What kinds of editing (or what part of editing) do you most (and least) enjoy? Why? I love content editing and helping authors to make their work the very best it can possibly be. Erotic romance is by far my favorite genre (especially stories with Rubenesque heroines and BDSM themes), but if it has words, I will happily edit it.

When someone gives you something to edit, what do you do? I first read through the entire thing, make broad notes to myself, then go back and start editing line by line.

What made you choose editing? I’ve always known that I wanted to make a living doing something with words. I double-majored in journalism and English (with a concentration in creative writing) in college. I am a newspaper reporter by day, so I get my writing in at the day job and then edit by night. When I discovered erotic romance, I knew I’d found my niche — after spending large amounts of my day-job salary purchasing it, I decided to try editing it. I also review romance, self-help, general fiction and general non-fiction for Publishers Weekly, have written several romance and new-adult roundup pieces for PW, and have been a quarterfinal judge in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards (ABNA) contest for the past four years.

What really gets your engine revving in a book? [in other words] What do you like to see in the submissions you get at Lemons Editing Group? I love BDSM themes and Rubenesque heroines. But really, the main thing that gets me going in any book is a coherent plot. If a plot is too far-fetched it will drag me out of the story in about three seconds flat, even if the prose is decent.

What is one of your writing pet peeves? Using the possessive as the plural. IT MAKES ME BATSHIT CRAZY. Just sayin’. Using that rather than who to refer to people is also likely to get me going, and not in a good way.

Do you have a favorite author? If so, who is it and how have they influenced your career? That’s a really, really hard question to answer because I’ve had the great good fortune to work with some incredibly talented authors. One of my first editing projects at my old publisher was doing a co-edit on Mari Carr’s book Screaming Orgasm — I was totally having a fangirl moment. Editing Lolita Lopez’s Grabbed books and Jan Springer’s menage series was a blast. I’ve also loved discovering really terrific writers from the slush pile — authors such as Lea Griffith, Kirstie Abbot, Elizabeth Finn and L.J. Fine. That’s incredibly rewarding.

Just for fun:
Leather or lace? Lace
Black or red? Black
Satin sheets or Egyptian cotton? Egyptian cotton
Ocean or mountains? Ocean
City life or country life? Country life
Hunky heroes or average Joe? Average Joe
Party life or quiet dinner for two? Quiet dinner for two
Dogs or cats? Cats (even though I’m allergic to them!)

Julie Naughton2Types of editing offered: content, line, ghostwriting
Editing strengths: contemporary erotic romance; expertise in non-fiction, romance, general fiction, journalism and self-help as well
Editing Weaknesses: historical (pre-1900; very comfortable with 20th Century history)
Any special editing skills: (IE historical knowledge, tech savvy, Brit
to English spellings, professional knowledge of specific industries): professional expertise of publishing, fashion, beauty industries, legal matters and military operations (particularly the USMC); freelance writer for Publishers Weekly for 7-plus years; decent at Brit to English spellings due to editing multiple British authors at EC. Also have a freakish sense for spelling and most types of grammar (excluding lie/lay.)
Any genres or types of books you do NOT want to work on?: No, but I’m not at all confident with historicals. Regencies TERRIFY me and I’m not really into shifters and vampires. My favorites/strengths are contemporary erotic romance, particularly with BDSM, Rubenesque, military and multiple partner themes. But I’ve never met a manuscript I couldn’t be persuaded to edit.
Part time/Full time?: Part time for now, but working toward full time.
Anything else beneficial: Double majored in journalism and English (concentration on creative writing) in college. Have been a journalist for 23-plus years. First published nationally at 18 🙂 I’m told (by Kelli Collins, former EC editor-in-chief) that I’m really good with authors. Heck, I know how strongly I feel about my own writing, so I strive to bring that sensitivity to working with others. 🙂

 

Shannon Combs

shannon CombsTypes of editing offered: developmental, content, copy/line, proofreading, ghostwriting
Editing strengths: Character development & behavior, timelines, consistency, pointing out ways to create more powerful sentences
Editing Weaknesses: Historical/Regency
Any special editing skills: Tech savvy, Brit to English spellings/terminology
Any genres or types of books you do NOT want to work on?: Inspirational
Part time/Full time?: Full time
Anything else beneficial: Tactful with authors and good at communicating what is needed and why.

About Beth Rhodes

Beth jumps into life with both feet...or head first. Impulsive and spontaneous to a T, she joined Passionate Critters and never looked back. She loves writing and reading, which made this wonderful group of woman a perfect match for her.

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