STATUS 01/13/20/2021:

I am now scheduling for late February of 2022 and beyond for novels, novellas, short or long fiction (flash or short stories), and poetry  collections. Available all the time for single poetry, website, article, blog editing.

My prices have been slashed down to half price (price per word) in last two years in order for me to help people during pandemic. I’ll do same for 2022 plus offer deals below. It’s hard to always offer these deals, yes, especially with inflation, my own bills, and two teens and a young adult who still live with me, and five cats – four of those we newly rescued this summer and three of those being hungry kittens… but I care about people’s dreams too and I want to help where I can.

DEALS FOR 2022 –

Sign up in first 2 months of 2022 for work scheduled anytime in 2022 (and pay at least half) to receive current pandemic slicing plus 25% off. Women who schedule (and pay at least half) in February and March of 2022 for work to be done this year will receive 35% off. 

Deals Offered in 2021 –

1) For or women I offered 10% off every time all year.

In February/March of 2021, for Women in Horror Month, I was part of a big giveaway with Horror Oasis for women writers in which I gave away one free book edit for a woman in horror. Read all about it here.

Since Feb and March were Women’s History Month and Women in Horror Month, I also had offered a 30 percent discount (!!) to women authors of most genres in those two months, then continued with 10% off for all women rest of 2021.

What can I do? 

I do developmental/content, line and copy edits, and some proofreading. I usually encompass the first two together in my editing work. I work with most all genres, but prefer historical, horror, fantasy, mysteries, and thrillers, but please don’t hesitate to ask as if I have availability I will usually work on most things. I believe in and am an advocate for diversity and am a proud supporter of women and people of other races, colors, religions, and the lgbtq+ community.

Please feel free to inquiry with me via e-mail at hookofabook@hotmail.com for questions, availability, and pricing. Payment plans are accepted. I use PayPal.


Erin is an author and an award-winning business woman and has over twenty-seven years direct experience each in editing for journalism – print and online news, magazines and newsletters, professional media tabloids, blogs, marketing copy, full websites, and as well over a decade with fiction – poetry, short stories, novellas, and novels – for all sorts of organizations in business, non-profit, and for publishers as well as one-on-one for authors looking to sell their manuscript or story (or even if they are self-publishing). Erin started her editing journey as editor of her high school newspaper, earning a significant scholarship to a private university where she earned a job as news editor (and then, senior news editor) for an Associated Press award-winning university newspaper as she studied and completed bachelor degrees in journalism and English both (as well as history!). While in college, she also edited for the university’s notable Poetry Press under several esteemed Ohio poets and professors.

After college, she worked in other facets of books while raising children, spending time as a reference librarian, a bookseller for a popular US and UK publisher, as well as working for almost a decade coordinating public relations and marketing for a 30-department, 70-physician staff of a regional health system doing PR, marketing plans, media relations, advertising across all mediums, and among many duties, produced three large newsletters full of articles for which she wrote the articles, edited article submissions from others, created budget, etc. and wrote and edited copy for three website overhauls. She also edited a major healthcare tabloid she created with the local newspaper as a partnership between she and the hospital that went out to over 15,000 people.

As a business woman, she has been awarded the Ashland County Women of Achievement award and earned the spot as Business and Professional Women’s Ohio Young Careerist of the Year representative to their National Conference as well as Ohio’s speech competition runner-up. She’s been featured in SUCCESS magazine and has spoken at many venues on topics concerning women, health, and marketing and PR

For the last ten years, owning her own businesses, when not developing copy or editing it for business or non-profit clients, she has been immersed for the last almost ten in the publishing world critiquing and editing books both fiction and non-fiction across a wide-range of genres and subjects and assisting and teaching publishers and authors in publishing, branding, and professional PR and promotion. Erin has worked on titles that have been nominated for Bram Stoker, Shirley Jackson, Goldie, IPPY, Ladies of Horror Fiction, and other awards.

As far as editing, she has edited for some well-known and acclaimed indie authors in horror, historical fiction, fantasy, contemporary, and some experts in their fields in non-fiction genres. In non-fiction she is particularly qualified in self-help, memoirs, essays, lifestyle, and health-related titles. She is an editor of poetry as well and a proud member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association.