• Fix Your Damn Book James Osiris Baldwin

    Friendly Neighborhood Friday: James Osiris Baldwin

    “Wow” is what authors want people to say about their books. But we have to fix them first, because first drafts, and even second ones, tend to be more “ow” than “wow.” And that’s where James Osiris Baldwin and his book come in handy. What book, you ask? Fix Your Damn Book, of course! James is also an editor for hire. Here’s a bit more about him. Dragon Award-nominated author James Osiris Baldwin is a transgender man from Australia who writes gritty LGBT-inclusive, dark fantasy and science fiction. He was the former Contributing Editor for the Australian Journal of Dementia Care and has also worked as an editor and website manager…

  • Lemons to Lemonade Editing

    Friendly Neighborhood Friday: Lemons to Lemonade Editing Services

    It’s Friendly Neighborhood Friday again and I’m here with Rachel Lemons. She’s an editor, something NaNoWriMo participants will need in the next few months. Here’s a bit about Rachel’s business. Lemons to Lemonade Editing Services is run by Rachel Lemons, who is a novelist as well as a proofreader. If you are a writer looking to self-publish your work and are in need of an editor, Lemons to Lemonade Editing Services is for you! Without further ado or a don’t, here’s the interview! D.R.- Coffee or tea? R.L.- Coffee is life. D.R.- Dogs or cats? R.L.- I have fifteen cats, so I had better say cats if I value my life. They are staring…

  • You Need a Proofreader

    Friendly Neighborhood Friday with Keri Rozansky

    Today’s interview is with Keri Rozansky, who knows exactly what to do when your draft hands you melons that look like this one. She’s the woman behind Blank Page Writing, an editing company. Here’s a bit about her. Keri Rozansky tailors her services to the client’s needs. She has a rich and varied experience in writing and editing English language pieces. For over 20 years she has been writing everything from short stories to blog posts and news articles, to full-length manuscripts. As an editor she has worked on blog posts, news articles, and both fiction and non-fiction full-length manuscripts. Keri holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Language from Grand Valley…

  • Ellie Mack Editor

    Friendly Neighborhood Friday: Edited By Ellie Mack

    Yes, my friends. When writers draft, we need to do the above. Not only that, but we need more people to look at our words and edit. All. The. Words. But editors only have so much time, and none of those blue boxes which are bigger on the inside (although if you know of a Timelord Editors, I would love to interview them). Anyway, because of the limitations on the time-space continuum, it’s a good thing multiple people have decided to offer editing services. Especially people like Ellie Mack, who I just interviewed! Here’s a little bit about Ellie. Ellie Mack received her BS in cartography from Southeast Missouri State…

  • Michelle Dunbar Developmental Editor

    Friendly Neighborhood Friday with Michelle Dunbar!

    Unleash the dragon on your manuscript! Michelle is an editor, providing meticulous and amazing editing. Here’s a bit about her: Michelle Dunbar is a writer, reader and developmental editor of science fiction and fantasy. She assists authors from the very first draft and up to (but not including) copyediting. She holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature and is an entry level member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (UK). She has been a freelance editor since August 2015, but editing since June 2014 (prior to which she worked (online) as an intern for an overseas (American) independent publisher for one year. I know a few of her clients and they tell…