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Editors/Copy Editors/ Proofreaders


Editors/Copy Editors/ Proofreaders

Members: 82
Latest Activity: Jul 13, 2014

Literary Professionals - Hang Your Shingle Here!

If you are an Black Literary Professional that can assist writers create better books - this is your home.
Self published authors need your services and frequently do not know where to find like-minded professionals that are both skilled and qualified to assist them in the creation of their book.

That's where you come in. Hang your shingle here to get the attention of our member authors. List your availablity, prices, specialties, etc. Describe your experience and background and network with fellow literary professionals. Use this space to commiserate and discuss challenges and successes.

Discussion Forum

Editing or Proofreading services 8 Replies

Hello Everyone,My name is Janet S. I am a first time self published author. I have a Bachelors degree in Publishing and a MA degree in English. If you or someone you know is in need of editing or…Continue

Tags: self-publishing, books, writers, publishing, authors

Started by Diane. Last reply by Janet Smith Jul 13, 2014.

2013 Christian Writer's Literary Festival is seeking editors, publishers and literary agents to participate in Author Resource Panel

 If you are an editor, publisher or literary agent with expert experience in working with Christian authors, please consider sharing your information and advice on an Author Resource Panel at the…Continue

Started by Lynn Pinder Mar 25, 2013.

Looking for editors, proofreaders; anyone that provides a literary service to authors & writers 2 Replies

I'm looking for business owners that provide a service to authors and writers  such as editing, proofreading, typesetting, web design, graphic design etc.I am looking to bring you clients and would…Continue

Started by Dominique. Last reply by Janet Smith Sep 1, 2012.


I am frustrated because, although I only charge $2.00 per page for developmental editing, many writers seem to have a problem with the price and want to haggle with me about it. I'm also annoyed by…Continue

Started by Anita Diggs. Last reply by T.J. Chester May 28, 2012.

Author Assistant Service 2 Replies

"Relief for the Busy Writer"By using today's technology, CMB Virtual Assistants partners with authors to provide editing, prepare manuscript, review printers proof, coordinate marketing and…Continue

Tags: help, virtual, assistant, author

Started by CMB Virtual Assistants. Last reply by T.J. Chester May 28, 2012.

Boutique of Services for New & Seasoned Authors

Hello all!I am a professional editor who has assisted numerous seasoned and new authors with their book projects. I work as a writing coach, traveling across the country providing individualized and…Continue

Started by Khadijah "Moon" Ali-Coleman Jan 18, 2011.

Book Proposal 3 Replies

I am a novice writer. And I have completed a manuscript titled, "Pray and Not Faint." I need someone tocritique or edit my proposal. This individual should be familiar with Scriptures. Any…Continue

Started by Berney Dorton. Last reply by Debra Johnson Dec 28, 2010.

Blog Jog Day

COME JOG WITH ME!May 9 is Blog Jog Day. Come to my site and see what’s new. Then click on the next Blog Jog Day link and see what other awesome sites are out there to explore. The list goes on and…Continue

Started by Angela Joseph May 8, 2010.

New York Journal of Books reviews for free and seeks new reviewers

The New York Journal of Books continues to add reviewers. We aim to become the premier source – bar none – for professional, highly respected book reviews, with a large panel of credentialed…Continue

Started by Ted Sturtz Feb 20, 2010.

Professional editing for speakers with strong platform 2 Replies

I'm a published nonfiction author, but I enjoy editing more. It's easier! I've edited books for Third World Press, Simon & Schuster, African American Images, and self-published authors since the…Continue

Started by Donna Marie Williams. Last reply by T.J. Chester Jan 16, 2010.

Publishing/Manuscript Coach; Book Reviewer 1 Reply

Hello Everyone!I wanted to inform all my friends that I am providing a few new literary services on my website and magazine. I am now providing Publishing/Manuscript Coacing for those looking to…Continue

Started by Dominique. Last reply by Darryl Montague Oct 9, 2009.

V. O. I. C. E. Writer's Conference 2009 4 Replies

LITERARY AGENTS, AND SMALL PRESS PUBLISHERS WANTED!!! We are wanting to provide our guests, aspiring authors and emerging artist a variety of publishing opportunities and advice. If you would like to…Continue

Tags: publishing, editing, playwrighting, novels, slam

Started by Water Blakmon. Last reply by Darryl Montague Oct 9, 2009.

Dissertation Proposal Sample and Dissertation Proposal Topics?

Hey…. Just stuck with my dissertation proposal and amazed…. You know why? I just come across a website that…Continue

Tags: topics, samples, proposal, dissertation

Started by gene pitney Sep 18, 2009.

Professional Editor 1 Reply

Hi All,I'm a full-time novelist. I'm the author of Only True Love Waits (winner of the Pen of the Writer 2007 POWER Award for Best Fiction), The Scream Within and Favor (short story appearing in The…Continue

Started by Dwan Abrams. Last reply by Kim Wilson Sep 6, 2009.

Definitions of Editorial Skills

So . . . what is the difference between a substantive edit and copy editing? Learn the lingo of the trade. Know what is expected of you and is being done to your manuscript. Here is a comprehensive…Continue

Tags: glossary, terms, editing

Started by Black Author Showcase Jul 7, 2009.

Interviews & Ads for Business Owners!

From A Writers POV Online Magazine has a feature that does interviews and ads with business owners who have a business that caters to writers and authors.Currently, we are booked until November of…Continue

Started by Dominique Apr 15, 2009.



Started by Harriet Wilson Jan 10, 2009.

Professional Editing Services at an unbeatable rate....

VIP Editing can provide you with a competent and professional second set of eyes. It is a proven fact that it's impossible to proof your own work; you tend to overlook mistakes of all sizes. Your…Continue

Started by Harriet Wilson Jan 2, 2009.

What is your biggest dilemma as an editor? 2 Replies

There seems to be so many. I'll start the discussion off with the problem I see and hear most - writer's reluctance to edit their works.I've had many authors tell me that they chose to self-publish…Continue

Started by Diane. Last reply by Diane Jul 19, 2008.

Online editorial training at Copyediting

Online editorial training that fits your schedule and budget!Publishing and communications professionals across North America have told us they're looking for affordable editorial training that works…Continue

Started by Diane Apr 17, 2008.

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Comment by Alexander Devereux on July 7, 2010 at 2:22pm

Gar Fish & Long Gravy
Memoirs of Southern Sensibility
by Alexander Devereux

Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream
ISBN: 978-1-59800-675-9
Cover Price: $12.95
Trade Discount: 40%
Pages: 96
Category: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / New Thought
Available at:
Distributed via: Ingram, Baker & Taylor
Published by: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Full trade discount at:
Publication Date: Jun 30, 2010

Growing up poor in the small town of Vicksburg, Miss., Alexander Devereaux didn’t have much. But there was no lack of remarkable personalities, each of whom left an indelible imprint on his life. Gar Fish & Long Gravy collects the stories, insight, tragedies, and uproarious wit of an unforgettable cast of characters. Meet Granmama Lia’, whose hard-won wisdom on life, love—and mistresses—is dispensed to in her kitchen to her beloved grandson, sometimes over Johnny Walker Black. There’s Ms. Peaches, who raises chickens in her ramshackle hut yet might be one of the richest people in town. Big Daddy is an imposing hulk, but his massive frame hides a vulnerable past and humiliating secret. Ms. Annie Laurie is a fabulously wealthy white woman who never had children of her own. But her love rains down on young Alexander. And that’s just for starters.

Based on real-life experiences, Gar Fish & Long Gravy is about the mistakes we make, the loves we share, and the stories we tell each other that make us who we are. And it is the touching story of a boy who ultimately breaks free of the poverty and abuse of his extended family, yet never forgets the important lessons he learned along the way. As Grandmama said, “If sense were common, everybody would have it.”

About the Author, Alexander Devereux
Alexander Devereux overcame epilepsy at birth, dyslexia, and poverty to graduate from college and become a highly successful professional. An ordained minister, he works in the administrative field of higher education. Devereux is at work on his second book, a follow-up to Gar Fish and Long Gravy. He lives in Atlanta.

For more information, visit

Outskirts Press, Inc., 10940 S. Parker Rd - 515, Parker CO 80134 Phone: 888-672-6657 Fax: 888-208-8601
Comment by Angela Joseph on May 7, 2010 at 4:36pm
I am a published writer of fiction and non-fiction. My work has appeared in A Cup of Comfort for Mothers and on numerous websites. I also undertake copyediting, ghostwriting and creative writing projects. For more information, please visit my website at
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Comment by Darryl Montague on October 9, 2009 at 7:44pm

Come and share on PSMG Connect a brand new literary network. We are a literary network designed for writers. The site was created by a writer (me) that understands some of the many perils that authors and writers go through. PSMG provides writers with a showcase to present their work to get critiqued by their peers, the opportunity to develop literary clubs and more. A lot of effort has been placed inside this network to provide writers with all the resources they need to establish themselves as published authors. The only thing this network is missing is you. Please come out and share, and help make this network one of the best resources on the internet. I look forward to seeing you there.

Through PSMG Connect, you receive all the tools you need to establish your literary career. Search the database for an author, agent, publisher, literary contest and more. Create a video book commercial to promote your book, and sell your books online through PSMG Store while maintaining all your profits. The key for your success is to believe in your dreams of publishing, and now having the resources to get it accomplished. is established to help you create the success you need. Visit online at
Comment by Kim Wilson on September 7, 2009 at 4:20am
I think
I harnessed
a fever
because I
feel hot
inside or has
my imagination
went on the run
to the sun.
I’ll catch up
before I reach
that unknown
from me
before I divulge
your inside
Kim Wilson
Comment by Shelia E Lipsey on July 27, 2009 at 3:40pm
Hello all, I am fortunate to be part of this group. I am not only an author but a professional proofreader as well. I am one of Black Pearls 2009 Top Book Awards recipients, and winner of 2009 SORMAG Readers' Choice Awards.I am the author of four novels and one nonfiction book. If you require proofreading services, I would love to hear from you.
Comment by Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks, PsyD on July 3, 2009 at 2:05am
Hello Everyone,
I need help in marketing my book entitled, "Unholy Matrimony: Healing For The Abused Woman." It was published in June 2007 and I have had several book signings but it is going kind of slow. I have an upcoming book singing at a women's retreat in Oct but I want other avenues to get my book out. Thanks
Comment by Berney Dorton on May 29, 2009 at 10:26pm
I am a novice writer. And I have completed my first manuscript
titled,"Pray and Not Faint." I need an anointed person to edit my book proposal.
Any suggestions?
Comment by sharon rearden on February 13, 2009 at 1:30am
Hello, I'm new to this, I just finished my first book and I am searching for an editing service. ou can contact me at
sharon Rearden
Comment by Frieda on January 2, 2009 at 1:20pm
Thank you so much for this! It's exactly what I've been looking for--I'm trying to get started in this field, but really had no idea how to do that. I look forward gaining insight and knowledge from like minded individuals.

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