I am a skilled, experienced editor, proofreader and article writer. I was born and educated in the United Kingdom and have lived in the United States for the past 40 years. I am comfortable editing and writing in either language. I am available for deep line editing for syntax, developmental editing, proofreading, creative writing and transcription. I currently have a 5.0 rating and 86 lifetime jobs on Elance.
I have worked for over eight years with writers of fiction and non-fiction. My portfolio includes self-help guides; autobiographies; poetry and children’s books; fantasy and romance novels; technical and business books, and the curricula for online traffic schools. Many clients have been first-time authors and most of their books are available on Amazon.com or Lulu.com.
I am available for the following services:
Editing, developmental editing and proofreading of books and articles
Article writing and rewriting
Blog editing and writing
Book formatting - both print and ebooks
The creation of Indexes and Tables of Contents
Placement of illustrations in books (especially children's books)
James F. Eibler, Seminars
Ghost writing and editing of manual to be used as class materials for seminars.
Dates are approximate as I did a lot of follow-up administrative work for this client.
Robert Dix, Actor/Author
Also edited 'how-to' book, So You Want to be a Star' in October, 2012.
Gwen Earle, Writer
I hired Sheila as an editor who was a delight to work with. She is very professional, responsive and organized. I was extremely pleased with Sheila's work. She is conscientious, knowledgeable and accurate. Sheila demonstrated an appreciation for literary ability and provided excellent work at a reasonable price. I highly recommend Sheila as an editor. November 8, 2010
Pat Larkin, Property Manager/Author
Edited Property Management manual. Repeat job editing templates for lease/rental agreements.
Paula van Buskirk, Spouse of Author
Edited science fiction novel written by spouse.
Dates are approximate.