Book Editors For Indie Authors

Self-Publishing, Ebook Publishing, and Print-on-Demand Consultant
Copyright, ISBN Numbers, Printers, Distribution, Marketing

For two decades, our editors were required to have traditional publishing house experience to join this network, and most still have publishing house background. However —

The #1 question we receive: Do we work with editors who intend to self-publish? Our answer —

Yes! We’ve worked with many self-published authors who hold themselves to a high standard. Our own standards have not changed. Our editors who have self-publishing experience only must pass the same entry tests as editors with publisher experience.

If you intend to self-publish you don’t need to shape your manuscript for literary agent representation or a particular publisher. Instead, you and your editor have the freedom to realize your vision without literary agent or publisher considerations. A professionally edited self-published book helps get the positive feedback you want.

The editors listed below help writers prepare their manuscripts for self-publishing.

Beth Bruno

Beth Bruno

Developmental Content Editing, Writing Assistance, Query Letters, Book Proposals, Submissions to Literary Agents and Publishers

Fiction and nonfiction: adventure, children’s books, contemporary, education, humor, memoir/biography, mystery, romance and women’s fiction, historical, creative nonfiction, literary fiction

Beth has edited more than 350 fiction and nonfiction book manuscripts, many of them now award winners. Her favorite genres are: women’s fiction, YA (young adult), self-help, psychology, commercial fiction, mysteries and thrillers, science fiction, adventure, memoir, biography, humor, literary fiction, and general nonfiction.

Marlo Garner

Marlo Garner

Children’s Book Writer, Editor, and Illustrator

Marlo edits children’s books and teaches writing for children. She offers clients free query letter writing as part of her children’s book editing services.

MARLO GARNER has been editing books and teaching writing since the late 1990s. She teaches Writing for Children’s Books (picture books), Writing Chapter Books for Children, and various other writing and revision workshops. She also works in an editorial advisory capacity, and a copyeditor and illustrator for a number of independent or educational publishers. Her chapter book series—which contains numerous poems and rhyming verse—was released in 2010, and she is the author and/or illustrator of a number of other published books for children, including a picture book for Internet security giant AVG. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) and received first place in the ‘published’ division of the New England SCBWI 2013 illustration awards.

Kelly Lynne

Kelly Lynne

Paranormal Romance, Westerns, Young Adult, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Psychic, Supernatural Phenomena

Kelly Lynne is the proud "auntie" to over 150 published novels, novellas and short stories, which have sold to Kensington Publishing, Carina Press, Cerridwen Press, Awe-Struck Publishing, Samhain Publishing, Wings ePress, Bradley Publishing, Damnation Books, and The Wild Rose Press as well as author self-published titles. These books have gone on to earn high praise from reviewers and readers, as well as multiple awards and contest wins. As an editor for The Wild Rose Press, she edited contemporary western and light paranormal romances, with heat ratings from sweet to spicy. Outside of romance, her fiction fortes include sci-fi, fantasy, speculative fiction, young adult, and stories of psychic or supernatural phenomena.

Empathic about the "feel" of a story, Kelly provides suggestions so that authors may revise with their own style in mind, preserving the individual voice, while alerting authors to current trends in publishable styles. Developmental fiction editing requires an emotional investment in the work—an investment of time and effort that Kelly is happy to make.

Kelly has published over 100 non-fiction articles, four short stories, and two novels. She knows the hoops authors are expected to jump through and helps authors polish their submission packets. Query letters, synopses and professional quality formatting are as important as a well-polished manuscript.

Andrea Reed

Andrea Reed

Book Designer and Typesetter

Andrea is a book designer and typesetter with 20 years of experience working with traditional publishers and self-publishing authors.

Andrea has worked on hundreds of books for publishers including John Wiley & Sons, Addison Wesley Longman, and McGraw Hill, an 1,800-page book for the Office of the President, and many books for Smithsonian Institution.

Marie Valentine

Marie Valentine

Copy Editing and Proofreading Services

Short Stories, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry

With nearly twenty years of book editing proofreading experience, Marie helps writers prepare their manuscripts for submission to publishers or in preparation for self-publishing. In fiction writing, Marie can see where characterization needs rounding out or where the plot thins. She will spot inconsistencies in setting or spelling of key terms. She has passed the rigorous proofreading test of this editing network, so you can trust that her edits will also clear up any typographical errors in your book. As a bonus to her clients, Marie helps with formatting as well as crafting query letters for agent and publisher submissions, book marketing, and self-publishing.