Professional

Company Name

Flawless Fiction

Description

CONTACT INFORMATION
Home/Office: 205-637-4684 Cell: 205-223-4806 Email: rsml51@charter.net

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 for content, style, grammar, spelling, plot inconsistencies, and research. My rate is $.004 to $.01 per word depending on services requested with an additional $.002 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. If you are not satisfied with my work, you owe me nothing. Although none of us is perfect, I strive for perfection in order to give you a finished product of which you can be proud.

BOOKS EDITED

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
The Cowboy Way by Anna Alexander
Blinding Love Series (Books 1-5) by Liv Bennett
The Pleasure Extraordinaire Series (Books 1-4) by Liv Bennett
Fatal Seduction Series (Books 1-2) by Liv Bennett
Pursuit Series (Books 1-3) by Liv Bennett
Zane Series (Books 1-2) by Liv Bennett
Forget Me Not Series (Books 1-7) by Liv Bennett
Golem’s Revenge by Anwen Stiles
Karly’s Wolf by Penny Alley
Alignment (Parts 1-3) by Suren Hakobyan
Edge of End (Part 1) by Suren Hakobyan
Where Whippoorwills Call by Carolyn Arrington
Endless Winter by Jo Armitage
Infinite Spring by Jo Armitage
Eternal Summer by Jo Armitage
Autumn Ever After by Jo Armitage
Becoming Aetheleu by Jo Armitage
Pudding, Poison and Pie by Sigrid Vansandt
After the Queens of the Sicarii by William Wire

REFERENCES

I am delighted to recommend Rose Lipscomb’s editing services. She came highly recommended from another Amazon self-publishing author who is a rigorous perfectionist in their own right. I contacted Rose to copy edit and proof read one of my books. Her response came within the hour and even though she was busy with other jobs, she worked with me to help me meet my deadline during a holiday! Since this was my first time to work with an editor, I was naturally nervous, but she was extremely efficient, helpful, and I found her editing to be over and above anything I had hoped for. Currently, she is editing my next book, which gives me a great peace of mind.
Sigrid Vansandt

“Rose 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

“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

“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 [edit]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

Rose did an excellent job. She didn’t try to change my voice or writing style but yet she caught issues which needed to be corrected, and questioned logistical aspects of the story so that I knew I had to add in details for the readers. She struck a fantastic balance between knowing when to trust the writer and knowing when to offer advice.
Ella Appollodorus

EDUCATION
BS in Marketing Northeast Louisiana State College

EXPERIENCE
20 years as a mid-level manager at Bell South, including project management of IT projects
2 years retail jewelry storeowner and manager
20 years co-owner of wholesale jewelry supply business
5 years Arabian horse breeder
Six years editing

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
NAIWE (National Association of Independent Writers & Editors)
ACES (American Copy Editors’ Society)
EFA (Editorial Freelancers’ Association)

OTHER INTERESTS
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. Currently, the United States has many good, honorable, brave men imprisoned for doing what they saw as their duty. Some were even under orders. A good site for additional information is DCXposed.com under the tab Leavenworth 10.

Years of Experience

5-9

Experience

rewriting, research, proofreading, fiction-short, fiction-genre, fact checking, critique