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April Michelle Davis is a freelance editor, indexer, and proofreader. As the founder of Editorial Inspirations, she is also the coordinator for the Virginia chapter of the Editorial Freelancers Association, the Social Media Marketing Expert for the National Association for Independent Writers and Editors, and a lifetime member of the American Copy Editors Society. Her credentials include a master’s degree in publishing from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Messiah College, as well as certificates in editing, book publishing, and professional editing. April Michelle also has shared her insights about her career development by contributing quotes and vignettes to several books: When Talent Isn’t Enough: Business Basics for the Creatively Inclined; Ease into Writing; The Indie Author Revolution: An Insider’s Guide to Self-Publishing; and Juggling on a High Wire: The Art of Work–Life Balance When You’re Self-Employed. In addition, she has written A Guide for the Freelance Indexer and Choosing an Editor: What You Need to Know. www.editorialinspirations.com
Erica Orloff is one of the co-founders of Editing for Authors. She has worked in the publishing industry since 1985 as an editor, ghostwriter, and consultant, as well as being the author of over 20 novels. She is the former board chair of the James River Writers and served on the board for six years.
Greg Smith runs the Agile Writer Workshop in Richmond, VA where he helps beginning writers create a first-draft novel in 6 months. The Agile Writer Method is based on the lessons of mythology, psychology, screenwriting and a little project management. Since 2011 hundreds of people have learned the method, dozens of writers have completed first-drafts and dozens more have been published. Learn more at http://AgileWriters.com
Author and editor Kris Spisak wrote her first book, Get a Grip on your Grammar: 250 Writing and Editing Reminders for the Curious or Confused (Career Press, 2017), with a goal to help writers of all kinds sharpen their craft. Kris is on the board of directors of James River Writers, the founder of Grammartopia, the co-founder of Midlothian Web Solutions, and is also pursuing the publication of her first novel.
Dean Robertson is a professional editor with a background of over thirty years in the classrooms of independent secondary schools and private colleges. She offers an approach to editing that is intensive, personal, and involves her authors in the process. She guarantees an improved manuscript. Her most recent editing job resulted in publication for author, Rachael Steil, of her memoir and self-help book, Running in Silence. Read about Dean’s editing services on her website and contact her at email@example.com