The Adepts

Alyssa Hall
Alyssa Hall
Content Editor
Alyssa Hall has a BFA in writing, literature, and publishing from Emerson College and a graduate-level book publishing certificate from Boston...
Amanda Kruse
Amanda Kruse
Proofreader
Amanda Kruse graduated magna cum laude with a BA in creative writing at the University of Colorado at Boulder and has a graduate level publishing...
Angela McRae
Angela McRae
Line Editor
Angela McRae is a former newspaper and magazine editor who started her own freelance writing and editing business so she could play on the...
Dan Porter
Dan Porter
Publicity Assistant / Acquisitions Editor
Dan Porter has filled a variety of roles over the past few decades: Marine Corps officer, college accounting instructor, bookstore manager, and...
DeAnna Marie
DeAnna Marie
Proofreader
DeAnna Marie’s editing career began in the newspaper industry, where she spent more than a decade working in Southern California newsrooms before...
Erica Dean
Erica Dean
Publicity Assistant
Erica Dean has several years experience in publicity, first working with executive clients on speech writing and publicity before becoming a...
Irene Steiger
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...
Jennifer Wadsworth
Jennifer Wadsworth
Line Editor
Jennifer Wadsworth has a bachelor’s in human communication and a master’s in adult education and training. She’s worked with doctors and lawyers...
Jessica Anderegg
Jessica Anderegg
Executive Publishing Director / Content Editor
Jessica Anderegg is an editor with over five years experience working with both small presses and private clients. When not editing she teaches...
Karen Allen
Karen Allen
Line Editor
Karen Allen has a degree in English language and literature and has edited a wide range of publications including novels, plays, screenplays, and...
Kate Birdsall
Kate Birdsall
Line Editor
Kate Birdsall has been a writer since the third grade and has over ten years of editing experience. In addition to proofreading fiction, she edits...
Kelly Reed
Kelly Reed
Line 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...
Kim Husband
Kim Husband
Copy Editor / 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...
Kris James
Kris James
Executive Marketing Director / Acquisitions 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...
Kristina Baker
Kristina 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...
Laura Brooks
Laura Brooks
Proofreader
Laura Brooks is a retired registered nurse. She has been an avid reader since childhood; her favorite genres include mystery, romance, suspense...
Lynn McNamee
Lynn McNamee
Owner
Lynn McNamee is the owner of Red Adept Publishing and Red Adept Editing. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two dogs. Lynn has...
Marirose Smith
Marirose Smith
Acquisitions Editor
Marirose Smith has a BA in Professional Writing from Michigan State University. She is a YA fantasy writer, a black belt in Karate, and she runs a...
Neila Forssberg
Neila Forssberg
Line Editor
Neila Forssberg has twenty years of editing experience. In addition to editing fiction, she has an extensive background in marketing and online...
Sara N. Gardiner
Sara N. Gardiner
Content Editor
Sara N. Gardiner received her BFA in Creative Writing from Stephen F. Austin State University. She is a fiction writer who should be working on...
Sarah Carleton
Sarah Carleton
Publishing Assistant / Line Editor
Sarah Carleton is a published poet and compulsive reader of fiction. She has a B.A. in English from Vassar College. As an editor, she has worked...
Stefanie Spangler Buswell
Stefanie Spangler Buswell
Executive Editing Director / Line Editor
Stefanie Spangler Buswell has a Bachelor of Arts from Western Illinois University, and she tried out a few other careers before settling down to...
Susannah Driver
Susannah Driver
Copy Editor / Proofreader
Susannah Driver lives in North Carolina and has a bachelor’s degree in English. When not at her day job working at a telecommunications company...