Ghostwrite: Self-Help for Parents of Addicted Teens Ghostwrite
For this ongoing project, I am writing a 200+ page manuscript for parents of drug-addicted teens compiled from the outlines and blog posts of a professional sober home and rehab consultant. Through phone interviews and the client’s personal writings, I work to capture the client’s voice and craft his knowledge into a cohesive book that will serve as an in-depth guide for parents struggling to figure out the next steps for their children’s recovery.
Copy Edit: "91 Days to Panama" for John J. Mitchell
October 2016-January 2017
91 Days to Panama is the debut novel of author John J. Mitchell. It follows the story of orphan turned tech genius, Jack Cordova, as he finds his place in the world, falls in love, and deals with grief. I copy edited the manuscript through three drafts, helping Mr. Mitchell restructure his narrative’s point of view, fact-check the narrative’s finer details, ensure dialogue retained authenticity, and maintain a consistent sentence flow. The novel is available for purchase on Amazon.
The Invention of the Typewriter 150 Years Later by Hannah Sandoval
I wrote this book under contract with Atlantic Publishing Group as a part of their Things That Changed the Course of History series. It is available for preorder on Amazon.
Maybe you’ve never used a typewriter yourself, but you’ve probably seen a movie set sometime in the 20th century that features a room full of them. Perhaps you’ve heard the distinctive clickety-clack of the machine, the loud ping when the typists get to the end of the line, and the gentle swoosh as the typists start all over again.
For those of us who grew up with computers, typewriters have an undeniable fascination, but let’s stop trying to think of the typewriter as something that is vintage. Let’s start considering it as the amazing technological development that it was and still is.
To this day, keyboards follow the QWERTY format because Christopher Latham Sholes, the inventor of the typewriter, designed his keyboards this way. Women were able to enter the workforce with decent-paying jobs because being a typist was deemed an acceptable position for women. The industrialization of the economy was helped along by this more sophisticated device. Not only is the typewriter the direct predecessor of the computer, which has completely changed the way we communicate, but it’s also a charming machine in its own right, with its clickety-clack, ping, and swoosh.
Experience the story of the invention of the typewriter with help from our featured guests: Linda Deutsch, famed former Associated Press reporter; Dorothy Portnoy, long-time typing teacher in Manhattan, and Steven Hausman, technology consultant and former Deputy Director for the National Institute of Health.
Proofread: "The Amendment" by Anne Leigh Parrish
This is the third novel I have edited for Parrish, who specializes in women's literary fiction. The previous two novels I proofread for her, "By the Wayside" and "Women Within," were picked up by Unsolicited Press and Black Rose Writing respectively. To learn more about her and her work, you can visit http://anneleighparrish.com/.
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