Business Name: Flawless Fiction
Editing by: Rose Marie
In today’s world of self-publishing, there are many choices for readers as to how they will spend their fiction dollars. A clean book is essential to repeat customers and good reviews. As a reader, I find them highly distracting. That is the reason I am devoted to helping authors produce flawless fiction.
My services include editing, proofreading, checking for plot inconsistencies, and research. My rate is $.003 per word and $.005 per word if you wish to have a second review after making suggested changes. I prefer working directly with authors and enjoy developing a working relationship with them, so that we each know what to expect from the other.
I guarantee my work—-not to be perfect, although that is my goal, but to be to your satisfaction. So if you are not satisfied with my work, you owe me nothing. I am a perfectionist and strive to give you a finished product of which you can be proud.
I became interested in editing when my niece published her first book. I edited it for her and began reading other romance novels on Amazon in order to see what kind of competition she was up against. I soon became frustrated with the number of mistakes I found, even in books with editors and publishers. I offered to provide a few authors with my feedback on their books and many accepted. Some began to insist on paying me. So began my entry into my second career, one which I love.
Education: BS in Marketing Northeast Louisiana State College
Experience: 6 years editing, 20 years Management at BellSouth, 2 years Jewelry Store Owner and Manager, 5 years Arabian horse breeder.
Professional Affiliations: NAIWE, ACES
The Haunting of the Rose Queen by Roxanne Kean
Oubliette by Roxanne Kean
The Raven by Roxanne Kean
Something’s Gotta Give by Maren Smith
Chasing Chelsea by Maren Smith
Sweet Sinclair by Maren Smith
A Cowboy’s Christmas Wish by Sorcha Mowbray
Boiling Point by Dara Young
Prince Charming Need Not Apply by Dara Young
Blinding Love Series by Liv Bennett
The Pleasure Extraordinaire Series by Liv Bennett
Golem’s Revenge Series by Anwen Stiles
The Forget Me Not series by Liv Bennett
“Rose Marie is a pleasure to work with. She provided efficient and thorough edits including pointing out content issues such as plot holes, dropped threads, and inconsistent concepts. We worked through multiple rounds of edits and discussed issues as needed. I would gladly work with her in the future and plan to use her editing services again in the future.”
Dara Young/Sorcha Mowbray, author of Boiling Point,
“Rose Marie edited my recent entry into the Heart of Denver Romance Writer’s Molly contest [An international competition]. Because of her help my entry, Oubliette, won two awards–the 2013 First Place Winner for Historical Romance and the 2013 Heart of the Molly award [The overall award]. She gives professional advice that is honest and insightful, yet encouraging. She will be my go-to gal for all my future editing needs! I highly recommend her.”
Roxanne Kean, author of The Haunting of the Rose Queen.
“Wow! I can’t thank you enough for what you’ve done. I had no idea there were so many errors in the collection. My final proofer, is blown away also, and after looking at your list, spent a long time saying things like, “I can’t believe I missed that!” and “I’m so embarrassed!” . We’re both thrilled with what you’ve so kindly done.”
Deena Ward/Anwen Stiles, author of The Power to Please Collection & Golem’s Revenge Series
“You are amazing!!! Thank you SO much. I’ll tackle these in the next week or so and make the changes so I can upload a new, shiny version. I feel like I hit the jackpot with you, I can’t thank you enough and am genuinely touched that you went through all this effort just for me.”
Delilah Marvelle Author of Romancing Lady Stone
(The above was a post publication review. The author told me all her books go through nine editors prior to publication. I still found 36 errors that were missed.)
“Wow, I’m impressed. You caught a lot of errors. You’re very thorough with your work. Thank you so much for editing/proofreading my book. I really appreciate your help. I’d like you to edit the rest of the Pleasure Extraordinaire series.”
Liv Bennett, author of the Pleasure Extraordinaire Series
(The above was another post-publication review. This writer always had three editors for every book. The errors found were so numerous I did not count them. She now uses only one editor–me!)
“I just made the last of the corrections. Oh my word. You are awesome and I feel completely embarrassed about some of the things you caught. I swear, I did edit it before I sent it to you. lol. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much! I personally requested you read my book. It was one of my conditions to publishing through [this publisher]. You catch things that other editors missed.”
Maren Smith, author of the Masters of the Castle Series
My other passion is supporting all active duty and retired military men and women. I am especially involved with soldiers wrongfully imprisoned by the U.S. government for violating the dangerously restrictive rules of engagement, which often cause a soldier to have to choose between death and prosecution. A good site for additional information is DCXposed.com.
Thank you for reading my profile.