Throughout my academic career, I have been supplementing my income by  reviewing, writing, researching, editing, and proofreading books and papers of all genres.

I have experience editing and proofreading resume/cover letters, university catalogs, academic journal articles, dissertations, books, academic research papers of all levels and in both APA and Chicago style.

I am a member of the following freelancing communities, where you can find my profiles, portfolios, and references.

Freelancer          Elance          DoNanza         Guru

As a consultant / writing coach, I specialize in helping authors transform their drafts into manuscripts that attract literary agents and publishers.  I also do smaller projects such as book reviews, proofreading, and fact checking.  I regularly ghostwrite and work on resumes, but I have not shared samples because of contractual agreements.

I had a great 2012.  All of my edited works have been published, or are still in negotiation.  I’ll be happy to hear about your next project.

My portfolio includes writing coach work, edited fiction, edited non-fiction, book reviews, work on children’s books, followed by samples. 

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Consultant and Writing Coach

Ravi VenuThe Crystal Guardian Series: Book I – The Exiled Prince.  Forthcoming from Cratus Media, LLC in 2013.

John PribblePrivate Money Secrets for Real Estate Investors (proposal stage).

Publications Edited and Proofread

Fiction

Jessica McQuay.  Black Moon.  Cambridge Press, 2012.

Ejaz Khan. The Defining Moments. Self-publishing, date unknown.

Julie SarffSweet Delicious Madness and the many Mysterious Deaths of Silvio Berlusconi. Amazon Digital Services, 2012.

Julie Sarff. Italian Folly: Prologue to Sweet Delicious Madness and the Hordes of Lydias. Rose Moon Press, 2013.

G. Stokes, Jr. Fireson Bay. Cambridge Press, 2014.

Non-Fiction

Prof. Arvind Agrawal. How India Found its Feet: The Story of Indian Business Leadership and Value Creation. Forthcoming, publisher unknown, 2013.

Isaac DoddMCAT Planner: For the Serious Pre-Med Student. Self-published, 2012.

MariAnne DibbleyTeaching English through the Bible: A Pictorial Approach. CELA Publishing, 2012.

Dilip J. KarnikThe Karnik Dysgraphia Program for Children.  Self-published, 2012.

Mike MearsThe Hatchery: A Single Egg in the Nest of a World Gone Mad. Forthcoming, unknown date.

Mike MearsLeadership Secrets of the CIA. Forthcoming, unknown date.

Tom Necela. Chiropractic Appeals Toolkit. The Strategic Chiropractor. The Strategic Chiropractor, 2012.

Stephen B. Shrewsbury. MD. Defy Your DNA. Self-publishing, date unknown.

Fact-Checking

Michael Turgeon. Blue Collar to Conscious Thought.  Self-publishing, 2013.


Reviews

Jason JahnsG-Man: A Mormon Spy Story. Phoenix: North Star Books, 2012.

Julie SarffSweet Delicious Madness and the many Mysterious Deaths of Silvio Berlusconi. Amazon Digital Services, 2012.

Reviews of Children’s Books

Patricia DerrickAnimalations Series. 12 volsAnimalations, 2007-2012.

My Freelance Work Samples

Animalations Reviews – I have done 12 children’s book reviews for a Guru freelance employer that are available on YouTube, iTunes, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.   Posted on 5/31/12 (some re-posted later due to marketing).

Review of Gman by Jason Jahns.  Posted on Amazon, June 5, 2012.

Review of Sudio Sudarsan, “CSK: The Case of the Winning IPL Cricket Brand,” in Hult Media (Hult International Business School), 5/30/12; Huffington Post, 6/1/12.

SEO writing for a leather company: SEO Writing Sample.

My Publications

“Women in Philosophy and the Agon Motif in 1 Corinthians 9.”Perspectives in Religious Studies 36.1.  For an approximation of the article, see Women and the Agon Motif -PRS-1

Review.  Joynes & Rowland, eds., From the Margins 2: Women of
the New Testament and Their Afterlives
 in The Bible and Critical Theory 7, no. 1 (2011), 61-6 .

Review. Marianne Bjelland Kartzow, Gossip and Gender: Othering of Speech in the Pastoral Epistles.  New York: Walter de Gruyer, 2009, in The Bible and Critical Theory 7, no. 1 (2011), 67-9

My Book

My book, Reading 1 Corinthians with Philosophically Educated Women was published in 2014 by Wipf and Stock Publishers. A writing sample and description of the book are available.