The fee to submit a manuscript is $199. The cost includes feedback from a reader in your genre’s market. We also include an editor. The goal with finding the right editor is making sure there’s a good fit. A club allows you to discover your common editing mistakes and gives you an opportunity to meet an editor we’ve already given accreditation within our program.
Read about a hand full of participating editors below, who have applied and gained entrance into our program (alphabetical order by first name), and then click here to see what writers in the program say about their experience with us.
Barbara Alvarez has researched, drafted and published over 4200 articles on a for-hire basis with various online information venues (Bright Hub, Writer Access, Demand Media Studios). She has also done title editing and topic creation for search engine optimization fitting with grammatical correctness (Demand Media Studios).
Barbara’s education – B.A. Journalism and Mass Communications
Dennis DeRose has edited over fifteen books for published authors. Julius Thompson, “Ghost of Atlanta”, has this to say about Dennis, “Dennis is a fantastic book editor! He takes your words and ideas and enhances them to make your words come alive! He will take the ordinary and make it extraordinary. “GHOST OF ATLANTA” won the 2011 Readers Favorite National Gold Medal Award for general fiction.
Greg Randall, writer of Sharon O`Mara Mystery series commented as well, “Dennis has worked with me on three novels and I was thrilled with the quality of his work, his thoroughness, and his ability to meet my deadlines. My books are significantly better due to his editing.”
Donna J.Erickson has 20+ years of professional writing and editing experience. She is the owner of “A Flair for Writing”. She has been a Feature Writer for South Shore News and Staff Writer for Mariner Newspapers and South Shore Baby Journal, Riverside Publishing.
A few of Donna’s many honors include: Spotlight Diva of the Month, Amazing Woman in Business, Message Me Media, Inc.; Top Merchant Award, Recognition as a Reliable & Trusted Business, Merchantcircle.com; and Marquis Who’s Who in the World.
Fiona Young-Brown has been the managing Editor of bimonthly magazine for all members of Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is the author of two books, Lexington: Then and Now (Arcadia, 2008); Wicked Lexington, Kentucky (The History Press, 2011). Her partial publications list includes: A Historical and Multicultural Encyclopedia of Female Reproductive Rights in the U.S. (Greenwood, 2002); Social Issues: An Encyclopedia of Controversies, History, and Debates (Greenwood, 2006); Encyclopedia of the U.S. Government and the Environment: History, Policy, and Politics (ABC Clio, 2010). A partial client list includes: Alchemy West; CASA of Fayette County; Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky; Institute of Social Studies in The Hague; Journal of Communication Inquiry; Kentucky Research Consortium for Energy and the Environment; Texas A&M University Writing Center.
Fiona has a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies, Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, and Doctoral Degree in Women’s Studies (focus on women’s health)
Micheline Brodeur is the owner and senior editor at Purple Pen Editing.
A member of the Editors’ Association of Canada, Micheline’s qualifications include a Certificate in Business Communication and Professional Writing, a Certificate in Editing, and a Certificate in Publishing from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, as well as a Diploma of Applied Arts in Creative Communications from Red River College in Manitoba, Canada.
Regge Episale is the author of Waking Up Dead: An Endless Mountains Ghost Story. She is a writing instructor, graduated Magna cum Laude from Binghamton University and is on the Phi Theta Kappa President’s List. Regge is a book Reviewer for Hippocampus Magazine, and teacher of the English 50 Developmental Writing Course: Comprehensive review and writing practice in the fundamentals of English grammar, word choice, punctuation, and paragraph construction.
Regge’s education includes MFA Children’s Lit/Writing for Children and YA, BA English/Creative Writing, and AS General Studies
“Shannon is a wonderful editor that has pushed me to be a better author. Her suggestions are sound. Her work is done thoughtfully and with purpose. I would suggest her for any author looking for a solid editor.”
“Shannon bled all over my work and made it better quality for my readers. Her editing skills are excellent and well received.”
Shannon is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association.
Sharon Lindenburger is a professional member of the Editor’s Association of Canada. She has 25+ years editing and providing instruction on writing. Sharon’s innovative creative writing program called The Writer’s Eye-View is consistently sold out. Sharon has authored hundreds of newspaper, and feature magazine articles. She has been involved with the world of TV production as a scriptwriter, producer and content coach for TV documentaries and educational video, some of her projects include writing and co-producing a six-part documentary series.
Sharon’s partial book and client list include: RX FOR HOSPITALS (Stoddart), co-author with Philip Hassen (bestseller), RE-INVENTING HOSPITALS (Stoddart) (co-ordinator of four different authors), THE CANADIAN CONSUMER’S GUIDE TO HEALTH CARE (McGraw-Hill) by Sharon Lindenburger, LIVING THE GOOD LIFE (ECW) by David Patchell-Evans, CEO of GoodLife Fitness (bestseller), THE REAL SEXY, SMART AND STRONG (Wiley) by David Patchell-Evans, CEO of GoodLife Fitness (bestseller), THE WARRIOR MIND (Amacom) with J.D. Pritchard, THE PIT CREW CHALLENGE (Pit Crew Productions-Bastian Books) by Robert Parker, THE ELEVATOR EFFECT (publisher coming on board) by Sona E. van der Hoop and Marcus Paton, ASK AND YOU WILL SUCCEED (Wiley) by Kenneth Foster (bestseller), THE THIRD CRAFT (Independent Sci-Fi) by James Harris, ANGELS DON’T WEAR PYJAMAS (audiobook) by Christina Doyle, POLISHING THE MIRROR: a memoir of grief and love (independent), by Sandy Clendenan, Several children’s books for Daisy May Publishing.