Great news for four authors I work with…
Hot off the press!!!
Two Demon for Details-edited books won a Readers’ Favorite award this year.
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Annette G. Anders’ romantic fiction Turn Back Time won the National Indie Excellence Award (2021) in the Relationships category, the Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal in Fiction-Realistic (2021), and was 1st place winner of the 2021 PenCraft Award in the Fiction – Realistic category.
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Katherine Lowry Logan‘s Celtic Brooch Series, a time-traveling family saga, has spent 8 years on Amazon’s list of its top 25 best-selling time travel novels. And The Sunstone Brooch also won an Amazon Kindle Unlimited High Flyer award for 2020.
Tracy Tappan‘s paranormal romance, Moon-Riders, was a finalist in the Official 2019 Kindle Book Awards in the romance category, and won the Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal, paranormal romance category. Her military romantic suspense, Man Down, is winner of the 2018 Holt Medallion in the “novel with strong romantic elements” category; winner of the 2018 Bronze Medal in Romance from Readers’ Favorite; and a semifinalist in the 6th Annual Kindle Book Awards (2017) .
A. E. Jones‘s paranormal romances – For Witch or for Poorer, was awarded second place in the International Digital Awards, Demons Will Be Demons and Demons Are Forever, are finalists in the 2019 National Readers’ Choice Awards, and Demons will be Demons is also a finalist in the Daphne du Maurier awards. Plus, #2 in the series, Demons Are a Girl’s Best Friend, is a finalist for the 2019 Holt Medallion.
Nadine Mutas’s epic paranormal romance, To Enthrall the Demon Lord, was a finalist for the 2018 RITA award; 1st place winner, 2018 New England Readers’ Choice Award; winner of the 2018 Booksellers’ Best Award; finalist, 2018 Carolyn Readers’ Choice; and a 2018 Holt Medallion Award of Merit finalist
AE Jones was 2016 winner of the Booksellers Best award, Paranormal Category, for Sentinel Lost;
and Mind Sweeper was a finalist for two 2015 Romance Writers of America RITA awards, Best Paranormal & Best First book, and also won three PRISM awards from RWA’s Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal chapter: for Mind Sweeper, Best First Book and First Place in the Light Paranormal category, and for Shifter Wars, Second Place in Light Paranormal.
Welcome to Demon for Details manuscript editing, and thanks for stopping by.
My name is Faith Freewoman. I’ve been a writer, editor, and occasional indie publisher for more than forty years, and have edited about 400 published indie books.
The goal is to edit your manuscript so it flows with the language, rhythms, syntax and voice that best serve the needs of your story, and to make sure your characters, plot, and world are compelling.
My specialty is multi-layered, supportive, precision editing, a combination of developmental/content and copy/line editing, with an intuitive, contextual slant . Whether you’re indie publishing or going after an agent or publisher for the first time (or the umpteenth time), a skillful and supportive editor can be a real godsend for your tender, creative psyche, and for your results!
My writing and editing experience runs the gamut from fiction to dance criticism, to all things psychic and spiritual, to scientific journal articles and speeches and presentations by corporate executives.
But my real passion, as a reader, editor and author, is fiction of all sorts — especially just about every subgenre of romance, plus women’s fiction, paranormal, sci-fi and fantasy, thrillers, and mysteries.
I have four gifts/skills that I believe make me an exceptional editor:
- I can, and do, “tell it like it is” without trampling your author vulnerabilities.
- I’ll let you know if I think personal bias may be part of my reason for believing a character, plot point or aspect of your author voice needs work. And then I leave the decision to edit, omit or leave it as is up to you … because, when all is said and done, it’s YOUR story, and you have the final say about how it should be told.
- I’m endlessly fascinated with the nuances of the English language, and its music and rhythms. I especially love the subtle differences that can make one word choice merely okay and another exactly right.
- I notice errors even when I’d rather not.
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Want to take a look at the covers for most of the books I’ve edited ? Just scroll down…and down…and down!
(Note: you can’t take one brick out from halfway down a brick wall, and the same goes for these covers, because this collection was assembled and has to be updated like a brick wall…by adding to the top. So consider any repeats you see—like Tracy Tappan’s Wings of Gold series, AE Jones’s Mind Sweeper series, and Tina Newcomb’s Eden Falls series—as a fascinating study of evolving popular fiction cover styles.)