EDITING

DEBORAH J LEDFORD

PROFESSIONAL CONTENT EDITOR specializing in the crime fiction genre. Skills also include formatting for Print and e-Book publishing.

Content Editor and First Reader for the Authors – (Partial List):

  • Isabella Maldonado – Blood’s Echo – (Midnight Ink, 2017 – 3-book publishing deal)
  • Timothy Moore – Mirandized Nation – (Phoenix Sleuth, 2015)
  • Arthur Kerns – The African Contract (2014), The Riviera Contract (2013), The Yemen Contract (2016) – (Diversion Publishing)
  • Dameon Cox – The Zenith’s Spy and Zenith Lord (Lenzen Publishing 2014)
  • VITALITY! How to Get it and Keep it: A Homeopath’s Guide to Vibrant Health Without Drugs by Kathleen K. Fry, MD, CTHHom (Collette Avenue Press 2013)
  • Sam Barone – Dawn of Empire and Empire Rising (Morrow)
  • Virginia Nosky – White River, Ring of Fire, Blue Turquoise/White Shell, Kachina, Chance Encounters, Pima Road (Treble Heart Books), To a Certain Degree, Fall from Paradise Valley (Champagne Books)
  • J.B. Kohl & Eric Beetner – One Too Many Blows to the Head and Borrowed Trouble (Dagger Books/Second Wind Publishing)
  • Marcia Fine – Paper Children, The Blind Eye, Stressed in Scottsdale, Boomerang, Gossip.com (L’Image Press)
  • Pat Bertram – More Deaths Than One, A Spark of Heavenly Fire, Daughter Am I, Light Bringer – (Dagger Books/Second Wind Publishing)
  • Nancy A. Niles – Vendetta (Dagger Books/Second Wind Publishing)
  • Nichole R. Bennett – Ghost Mountain (Dagger Books/Second Wind Publishing)
  • Moderator: Scottsdale Writers Critique Group – editor of 26+ members’ works (2003-2011)

Professional Formatting for Independent Publishing – (Partial List):

  • Marcia Fine – The Hidden Ones
  • T. D. Freiberg – The Genesis Resolution, The Codex, The Russian Legacy
  • Dameon Cox – The Zenith’s Spy, The Zenith Lord, The Zenith’s Warrior
  • Jackie Sereno – Breaking Ground
  • M. L. McCann – Midnight at the August Tree House

ANTHOLOGIES AND GUEST EDITING

  • Lead Editor: Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Anthology: SoWest: Crime Time (DS Publishing) Release date: August 16, 2013
  • Lead Editor: Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Anthology, SoWest: Desert Justice (DS Publishing, 2012) – Suspense Magazine Best Anthology of 2011 List
  • Lead Editor: Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Anthology, SoWest, So Wild (DS Publishing, 2011) – Suspense Magazine Best Anthology of 2012 List
  • Executive Editor (occasional): Second Wind Publishing/Dagger Books
  • Guest Editor: Forge Journal literary magazine
  • Co-Editor, Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter Anthology: How NOT to Survive a Vacation (DS Publishing)
  • Editor: Mystery in the Wind mystery anthology (Second Wind Publishing)

Specialty: Professional Content Editor for clients currently seeking agent representation and/or publishing contracts. Also specializes in formatting manuscripts for CreateSpace (print books) and Kindle.

For Quotes, Please Contact Deborah

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