Editing

Erin 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 senior news editor for the 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.

After college, besides working in other facets of books while raising children, she also spent 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 articles, edited story submissions from others, created budget, etc. and wrote and edited copy for three website overhauls. As a business woman, she has been awarded the Ashland County Women of Achievement award and was the Business and Professional Women’s Ohio Young Careerist of the Year representative.

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 eight 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, and other such awards.

As far as editing, she has edited horror of Hunter Shea, Brian Fatah Steele, John Quick, Tim Meyer, Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason, Glenn Rolfe, Matt Hayward, Chris Kosarich, Somer Canon, as well as many other names in urban fantasy, fantasy, history, contemporary, and non-fiction. In non-fiction she is particularly qualified in self-help and health-related titles.

Erin’s partner Tim as over 25 years experience in editing as a news editor and copy editor/copy writer for several media outlets and professional businesses. He also edits fiction and non-fiction and has edited several horror novels and novellas, as well as science fiction non-fiction and fiction. Though he works a time-consuming day job, he has opening a few times a year for book editing, but also, smaller pieces of editing can be done by him throughout the year.

STATUS 10/23/19:

Erin is currently booking 2 novels for December 2019 and also booking for 2020.  You can inquire now in November for shorter pieces like short stories and articles that may be done faster for quick edit.

Tim is currently booking for 1 novel for November and/or December.

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Please feel free to inquiry with us via e-mail at hookofabook@hotmail.com for availablity and pricing. Payment plans are accepted.