(E) Editing Update

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Today’s post for the A-to-Z Challenge is brought to you by the letter E!

(Note: Ironically, I did not check this post for editing errors. After four days at home alone with my son while my husband was on a business trip, I’m lucky I even got the words on the screen for this post! haha)

Just a quick editing update today since it’s been a long week already… Life has been crazy lately, with too many negative events catching up with me and my family to count, lots of illnesses being passed all around and me playing doctor to fix everyone up, and then job hunting.. well, sadly the projects I’m working on were pushed back a bit. Luckily, the two lovely ladies I edit/proof for have been incredibly understanding. Now it’s back to the grind.

  • I just finished proofing Mindy Hayes soon-to-be new release, The Day That Saved Us. It’s a really great coming of age read about  Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:

    BEFORE life wasn’t perfect. Peyton Parker was grieving the loss of her father. Brodee Fisher was battling for control over his future with his father. But every summer their families came together to rejuvenate and lose themselves in the salt air of Cape Hatteras. Nothing could put a damper on the sun, sand, and surf.

    AFTER everything changed.

    To add this book to your TBR (to be read) list, go HERE.

  • I’m finishing up re-edits on From The Wreckage by Michele G. Miller, as well.
  • After that, I’m moving on to another fun project of Michele and Mindy’s. 

I’m in the midst of finding some online editing classes to keep my skills so fresh and so clean-clean, so if anyone has any suggestions about online courses I can take, please send them my way.

AND if you’re an author looking for an editor/proofer… Ooo Ooo, pick me! *jumps up and down excitedly* In all seriousness, if you are interested in my services, please reach out to me. You can fill out the survey on my editing page (preferred) or email me at livreit2me@gmail.com.

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What have I been up to lately?

Life sure does have a habit of hopping in the way of, well, life. At least that’s how it was for the first few months of this year. This life, however, is one I’m so excited about. I’ve been “growing a baby” since January and I can’t wait to meet him. While this little bundle of crazy kicks and internal snuggles is growing, I’ve also been doing some other fun things.

I’ve been working my regular job and continuing my grad school work slowly but surely.

Beyond that, I’ve been working my fun job! Editing! Earlier in the year, I edited Michele’s newest book Into The Fire. This book is so well-written – you can read my review on Amazon here. The last couple of months have been spent doing a cover-to-cover re-release edit of both of Michele G. Miller’s Prophecy of Tyalbrook books. Let me start out by saying that Never Let You Fall was my first introduction to Michele. I got it for free as a special deal when I got my Kindle and figured “Hey, why not?” Prior to this I really hadn’t read much indie work… then BAM! I met Skye and Xander, and then searched Michele’s author page on Facebook. The rest is really history… At this point, I’ve edited five of her books on some level.

Now I’m back at reading again and it’s wonderful.

For those of you who visit my blog regularly, you may have noticed there has been a significant face lift. I’ve edited my pages, added surveys for book review requests and editing service inquiries. I also added a glossary of the reviews I’ve posted to this blog. I’m liking it thus far.

 

What have you been up to? Are you reading anything interesting? Share below!

E: Editing

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Ever since I was a little bookworm, I consume literature like a mad woman. The books spanned all over many genres and were a wide array of reading levels since I was above my age expectation. I always read ahead in class when most others were moving at a slower pace and I tended to get into trouble for reading books under my desk during other subjects. I remember being excited for D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) time, pulling out my book and happily floating along the pages. (This particular memory has me reading one of the Wayside School books.)

Being the bookworm that I was, I found out pretty quickly that I had a knack for reading a professionally published piece of literature and finding errors that were missed by the editors. It was like a little game of mine. As I have grown older, this skill has only grown, along with my passion for reading. After a double major is English and Journalism in undergrad, I decided to start this blog over a year ago so I could combine a few joys of mine and share them with those who have similar interests. Little did I know my editing skills would find a home as well.

I have had the truly wonderful opportunity to edit for Michele G Miller for almost a year now and I’m loving every minute of it. There is something soothing and natural to me about editing pieces of literature. A comma here. An extra word there. A suggestion on wording down there. On top of this, I have an appreciation for the creative license that every writer holds; sometimes the story requires some funky punctuation choices and at other times it needs something more rigid. Being an indie editor has allowed me to adapt, but also to have my own voice. It’s my own little mark on the indie world that I have come to love so much.