Publishing Staff

 

Publishing Staff

Lynn McNameelynn

Owner

Lynn McNamee started as a book reviewer, then morphed into a freelance editor for several years. Her goal is to provide professional editing services for independent authors or top-notch publishing services for authors who wish to go that route.

She lives in North Carolina with her husband and dog. Her son lives less than a mile away.

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Jim ChambersJim

Content/Fact Checker

Jim Chambers is a retired civil engineer who lives with his wife in Atlanta, Georgia. An accomplished photographer, his images have been published in National Geographic books. His lifelong passion, however, is reading, and he loves almost all genres.

While working, Jim wrote or edited hundreds of technical papers and reports. Since his retirement, he has proofread more than 100 novels.

 

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Michelle Rever

Content Editor & Review Coordinator

Michelle Rever is a published short story writer. She appreciates a wide variety of genres, and has discovered in the last year her passion for helping authors make their books “all that they can be.”

She enjoys spirited literary discussions wherever she can find them.

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Misti Wolanski

Copy Editor

Misti Wolanski has been editing and proofreading for five years and counting, for everything from newsletters to novels. When she needs to relax, Misti likes curling up with a mug of tea and a grammar handbook.

Her hobbies include crocheting small toys, knitting lace jewelry, and reading whatever she can get her hands on.

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Karen Allen

Copy Editor

Karen Allen has a degree in English Language and Literature and has edited a wide range of publications including novels, plays, screenplays, and tedious government documents.

When she’s not reading, Karen teaches music, homeschools her wild daughters, and enjoys life in Southeast Alaska.

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Cassie CoxCassie

Copy Editor

Cassie lives in Tampa with her husband and six cats. She has a master’s in Shakespeare in Performance, and she recommends you don’t get her started talking about second person pronouns in early modern England. When she’s not editing, she can be found cleaning, organizing, or baking. For fun, she watches Charmed and reads YA fiction.

 

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Heather BrushHeather

Acquisitions Editor

Heather Brush attended college in Washington state. She spent a year working with big cats (lions, tigers, etc) and now has her own small zoo, complete with an African crested porcupine, a coatimundi, and a Patagonian cavy. She has also been doing animal rescue for over twelve years.

 

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Irene Steiger

Proofreader

Irene Steiger spent most of her childhood with her nose glued to a book, and she’s still rarely without a stack from the library, though pesky little things like college classes keep getting in the way of her reading.

While she will read just about anything, her favorites are sci-fi/fantasy, humor, mystery, historical fiction, suspense, paranormal…and so on and so forth.

Irene is kept well in hand by her cat Felice, aka Squeaky.

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Kris James

Content Editor & Description Editor

Kris James has a B.A. in English Literature, earned late last millennium. Born on the West Coast, she’s lived in four states that touch the Pacific, currently residing in sunny eastern Washington with her family.

An avid reader, she’s always on the lookout for the next good story. When she’s not reading, she’s writing, doing puzzles, playing games, or geocaching.

 

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Stefanie Spangler Buswell

Copy Editor

Stefanie Spangler Buswell has a Bachelor of Arts from Western Illinois University. She considers herself to be a shepherd of the written word and hopes to guide each word to its home, the place where it will hold the most meaning for each reader.

She is a freelance writer and editor whose projects include everything from books to web content for small businesses.

 

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Nicole Moscou

Acquisitions Editor

Nicole Moscou has enjoyed writing stories since she could scribble with a crayon. She is a busy wife, home-schooling mama, and owner of a ballet studio in Eastern Washington.

She also enjoys crafting, DIY projects, and reading. She has participated in NaNoWriMo for two years and enjoys getting to know other writers and helping them with their work.

 

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Kelly Reed

Copy Editor

Lawrence Kelvin Reed (Kelly to you) has a B.A. and an M.A. in English literature. He was a copy editor at Pacific Press Publishing Association in Nampa, ID for more than two years and has taught English classes at La Sierra University in Riverside, CA for more than ten. Most of those classes have been college writing or English as a second language, but he did get to teach linguistics once, which was the best class ever.

Kelly enjoys reading, playing video games and board games, and watching many television shows and films. He is a cat person but believes that dog people are not wholly irredeemable.

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Laura KoonsLaura

Content Editor

Laura E. Koons completed graduate degrees in Creative Writing at both Ohio University and The University of Tennessee.  She has worked on several literary magazines including Quarter After Eight and Grist: The Journal for Writers, where she served as Fiction Editor for the inaugural issue.  She is currently a reader for Drunken Boat: an online journal of art and literature.  Laura likes reading best of all, but also spends considerable time volunteering at her local library and working on her own writing projects.  She lives in Roanoke, Virginia, with her husband and two snarky cats.   

 

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Kristina BakerKristina Baker

Proofreader

Kristina Baker has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh. She teaches English as a second language and is a freelance writer. In her free time, she likes to read and make pottery. She currently lives in South Central Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

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Sarah BorroumSarah Borroum

Proofreader

Sarah Borroum has a Bachelor’s in English literature and is currently a grad student (creative writing). She likes reading, the Oxford comma, and baking.

 

 

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Kim HusbandKim Husband

Proofreader

Kim Husband, M.A., is a freelance proofreader, copyeditor and writer based in the Twin Cities (MN). She has copyedited more than 100 textbooks for clients that include Sage Publications and Cambridge University Press, online course materials for the University of Minnesota, and corporate communications for Wells Fargo. She has also edited a dozen novels ranging in topic from autobiographical fiction to science fiction and taught writing at the University of Maine for two years.

In her free time, Kim studies and teaches T’ai Chi and other martial arts (and has edited and contributed to books on those subjects as well).

 

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Jennifer ZaczekJennifer Zaczek

Proofreader

Jennifer Zaczek has been a professional editor and proofreader for over six years.  Before becoming a full-time freelancer, she worked at two publishing companies, two newspapers, and a literary journal. She has a degree in creative writing.

Jennifer lives in South Florida with her husband. When she’s not working, she enjoys traveling and being outdoors.

 

 

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Mercy PilkingtonMercy 2

Acquisitions Editor

Mercy Pilkington is a red pen-wielding English teacher on a mission to save the Oxford comma. She is also the author of several books, but she refuses to edit her own work since that would be like a doctor removing his own appendix.

 

 

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Joann RichardsonJoann

Proofreader

Another fan of the Oxford comma, Joann has been passed around among friends and family as a proofreader, line editor, beta reader, and test subject for far too long. She’s worked on several of the English Discworld Conventions, including the post of Publications in 2008. In her spare time, she makes jewelry, writes, and is currently winning Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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