These are the fantastic people who have stepped forward to help make my upcoming books the best they can be. There are talented authors and editors represented here. Twitlight is our first project together. Find out more below, and I invite you to check out their blogs and homepages.
|Alexandria Gillis||Editor||Alexandria Gillis (formerly Jones) is a young but experienced freelance editor and writer with a love for quirky tales, dark heroes and neverending stories. She spent most of her childhood dreaming, but only recently realized there was a wide world beyond, full of fellow writers and bookworms! Her first novel, Drown, was released by Rebel Ink Press August 17, 2012, and she's already hard at work on her next three projects... She couldn't just pick one. |
After years of writing and editing her own work and friends' writing, she decided to take her talents to the wider world. She's worked on many diverse projects, but her favorite has always been creative fiction. She works with each writer's unique style to bring out the strength in each work.
|Crystal Tate||Beta Reader|
|Jenny Keller Ford||Beta Reader||J. (Jenny) Keller Ford is a quirky mother of four, grand-mother and scribbler of young adult fantasy tales. She has an insatiable appetite for magic, dragons, knights and faeries, and weaves at least one into every story she conceives. Her muse is a cranky old meadow gnome that follows her everywhere she goes and talks incessantly, feeding her ideas for stories 24/7. |
When she’s not writing or blogging, the former Corporate Paralegal enjoys listening to smooth jazz, collecting seashells, swimming, bowling, riding roller coasters and reading. Jenny lives minutes from the beaches of the west coast of Florida with her husband of twenty years, her two sons, a precocious orange tabby and three goofy dogs.
|Elisabeth Curry||Beta Reader||Elisabeth Curry is a professional writer, editor, humanist, and oddity. She is a scribbler of words and refiner of scribbles, in favor of keeping to The Old Way, using Paper and Binding Things and Printing Words on Surfaces. However, she is impatient and likes it when people read what she’s written, so she has embraced e-publishing and blogging to establish an online presence.|
The project that has currently taken over her life is a speculative fiction novel, the first in a trilogy, written in an attempt to mitigate the damage done to humanity over the last hundred years by a few nefarious members of our species. When she is not writing, editing, blogging, or networking, Elisabeth enjoys sarcasm, blues music, plotting to take over the world, and that which is most elusive, uninterrupted sleep.
|Mary Metcalfe||Beta Reader||Mary Metcalfe is a professional editor and writer with over 25 years of experience. She is the author of Winds of Change (Friesen 2012) and New Beginnings (Friesne 2012). She also has extensive experience in marketing, communications and building brands. Her favorite spot is www.lakefrontmuse.blogspot.ca, where she showcases writers and advice about writing and publishing. She can be reached on Twitter @MetcalfeMary, Facebook and at www.lakefrontmuse.ca.||Homepage
|R.K. Mifsud||Beta Reader|
|Charlotte R.||Beta Reader||I am an avid reader who has realized that Beta reading is a good fit for me, and will do anything to get my hands on a book! (Preferably YA)||Goodreads|
WANT TO HELP?
I’m currently building a team of beta readers to review my books prior to full publication. Interested in joining? Read on…
*Look for typos
*Find plot holes and continuity
*Give general impressions
The books will have already been through primary editing. The catch in my case is that I tend to have fast turnaround times on my writing and editing. I’ve published four books in as many months, none from a backlist, so I’d hope for the same sort of speed. On the other hand, it is purely voluntary, so any beta reader can opt out of any book they don’t have the time or interest to review.
In return, Beta Readers will get:
*A pre-pub copy of the book in whatever eBook format you prefer
*Credit in the book itself and on my site, with links
*Mention on Twitter and a blog post at publication
*For those who are aspiring editors, a reference and the right to put the work on your resume or CV.
*Space on the editors & beta readers page itself – a short bio plus up to three links to homepages and profiles like Twitter.
*Possibly, guest-post ability on my blog. I’m considering the idea as it is a great way for writers and people in the literary world to support each other.
*A direct impact on the final form of the book, and my sincere gratitude
EMAIL ME AT firstname.lastname@example.org