I started reading at age three, thirty-six years ago. I was a librarian for twenty years and a writing tutor for a few years before that, so I’ve read a lot, and it’s helped me develop an eye for what works in a story. If there’s one thing that gives me more pleasure than reading (or writing) a good story, it’s helping pull a good story together. I’ve done a few editing jobs in the past year or so, and they’ve been well received enough that I’ve decided to go public with my services.
Things I’ve worked on:
The following books are all ones I’ve copy edited, proofread, eyeballed or otherwise had a hand in:
Grans & Ammo (by Mark Farley)
The Haunting of Lake Manor Hotel (ed. Nathan Hystad)
Heart Blade (by Juliana Spink Mills)
Explorations: First Contact (ed. Nathan Hystad & Scarlett R. Algee)
Journeys (ed. Teresa Edgerton)
Explorations: War (ed. Nathan Hystad & Scarlett R. Algee)
The K’Tai War, Book 1: Invasion (by PP Corcoran)
Please contact me (email@example.com, subject: Editing) to discuss pricing, as fees are based on the manuscript’s word count and complexity.
Fiction editing includes proofreading (spelling, punctuation, and grammar correction), copy editing (wording and plot continuity correction), fact checking, formatting, and commentary on plot, plausibility, and characterization. Non-fiction or academic editing also includes source checking and citation building.
I currently accept payments through PayPal, Google Wallet, and Skrill.
I am open to all genres except religious fiction, romance, and erotica. (I admit to being partial to sci-fi, fantasy, and horror.)
Are you a student? I do academic editing too, as well as simply writing endnotes and bibliographies to save you time. Just contact me via the email address listed above.
About the Editor:
Scarlett R. Algee’s fiction has appeared in several places, including Sanitarium Magazine, Body Parts Magazine, and the recent anthologies Zen of the Dead and Lupine Lunes. Her story “Dark Music,” an episode of The Lift, was a 2016 Parsec Awards finalist. She obtained a BA in English from Lambuth University in 2000, has done graduate work in English grammar, and lives in the wilds of Tennessee with a Hound of Tindalos cleverly disguised as a beagle.