EditorMuse is committed to working closely with first-time and seasoned writers to create a work worthy of publication while maintaining the original vision and intent.
What kind of clients does EditorMuse serve?
EditorMuse specializes in writing, editing, proofreading, and converting files to ebook formats (.epub, .prc, .mobi, .azw, .lit, .lrf). We offer developmental, substantive, and copy editing and work with corporations, small businesses, non-profits, publishers, and independent authors.
Where is EditorMuse located?
Located in Austin, TX, we work with writers all over the world.
How long has EditorMuse been in business?
EditorMuse is the latest addition to the publishing world, redefining the author-editor relationship. The days of entrusting an editor with your manuscript only to have it returned mangled or changed and bleeding red ink are the past.
Who makes up EditorMuse?
EditorMuse is a confederation of freelancers who bring together their talent and expertise to provide our clients with the best service and end product possible.
Candice Adams Roma--Owner/Editing Director
Candice Adams received her BA in Creative Writing from Dartmouth College and her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Notre Dame. While a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame, Candice worked as a tutor at the University Writing Center, helping undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff become better writers. After completing her MFA program, Candice worked as a copy editor for the City of Fort Worth and at DHS Literary Agency in Dallas alongside David Hale Smith, the CEO. When Candice moved to Austin, TX, she began working for Newgen-Austin (formerly G&S Book Service) as a Project Editor/Coordinator, overseeing all aspects of book production, from copy editing manuscripts to preparing and shipping final files to printers. In 2007, Candice evaluated manuscripts and advised authors on the publishing industry as a Book Consultant/Acquisitions Editor for Greenleaf Book Group. Most recently, Candice worked for the Texas Legislative Council as an Editor/Proofreader for the 2009 legislative session.
Candice has also worked one-on-one with authors to prepare their work for publication. Her favorite part of editing is working with an author to bring out the best that a writer can do.
Deborah has over 10 years experience working as a proofreader and editor in the Texas legislative environment. She has developed a laser focus on the proper use of a comma or semicolon, a statutory citation, and "may" or "shall" in a sentence. As her expertise in this niche editorial field has grown, she has written and edited training manuals, business process documentation, and style and usage guides. Currently, she is pursuing a long-standing interest in website information architecture and content design. In a recently completed project redesigning an existing website, she analyzed and reorganized the website's body of content and navigational structure and served as the content production coordinator, editor, and proofreader.
She has additional freelance proofreading experience working with a publisher of guides to banking law and federal regulatory compliance.
Following graduation from Mount Holyoke College, she spent over four years working for restaurants and catering companies in the Austin area as line cook, garde-manger, and pastry cook. When she is not working, she enjoys teaching her toddler daughter how to bake. Making Jiffy cornbread from the box is an excellent beginner's baking project. Cornbread never tasted so good!
Kathy’s publishing career began just a few days after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin. With English degree in hand, she worked as an editorial assistant at Harcourt College Publishers. When Kathy moved to a position as a project editor, she discovered the joys of project management, copyediting, and proofreading, and eventually took that joy and experience to Chicago and worked as a project editor for McGraw-Hill. In her free time, Kathy was also able to freelance, taking copyediting and proofreading projects from Harcourt, Triumph Books, and other publishers on a regular basis. Four years of cold weather was enough to bring Kathy back to Texas where she became the managing editor at Texas Tech University Press. Kathy has over a decade of experience, a longing for the written word, and the ability to bring your project to its highest potential.
Katherine Hinkebein has been involved in the publishing industry for more than ten years. After a three-month internship with NTC/Contemporary Publishing Group (now McGraw-Hill Professional), she landed a full-time position with the company as an assistant project editor. Climbing the ranks in the production department, she spent five years at McGraw-Hill before moving on to the medical textbook publisher, Elsevier Inc.
In 2006, Katherine left Elsevier to start her own company, P.O.P. Editorial Services, and became a full-time freelance copyeditor and proofreader. A strong believer in the collaborative approach to editing, Katherine adapts her style to fit the needs of her clients. Although the majority of her experience lies in nonfiction trade books, she has also worked extensively with children’s, young adult, and adult fiction; academic books and journals; and global finance reports. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
Mark Roma--Web Developer/Designer
Mark Roma does his freelance design projects (from developing company brands and logos to designing and coding sites) through his company, Mark Roma Designs (www.markroma.com). Mark brings his skill as a classically trained artist at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and his years of experience in marketing to every project. Mark currently works for Special Audience, a marketing firm in South Austin doing both print and web design work.
Sandy Sadow has been doing freelance indexing for more years than she cares to
remember. She is a retired law librarian, with a BA in English Literature and a MS in Library Science. As a librarian, she understands the importance of a well-constructed index to a reader/purchaser in enhancing the value of a book. As an experienced indexer, she knows how to achieve this.
She began her career as an indexer working on Andrews Litigation Reporters, monthly publications which printed analyses and summaries of legal documents. The first was an Asbestos Litigation Reporter, but others followed. Subsequently, she has indexed books in a variety of subject areas, including biography, international law, civil rights, storm devastation and even one poetry anthology. She lives in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.