Catherine Milos, Author | Editor | Consultant
Catherine is a professional Editor, Alpha/Beta Reader, Writer, Writing Coach and Consultant with over 10 years of experience. Her mission is to bring magic to authors’ works through collaboration, producing the best possible result.
As writer, she seeks to develop engaging, unique content which meets client needs and audience expectations. Past projects include business writing, copy, web content, reviews, resumes/CVs, cover letters, journal articles, ghostwriting, fiction and non-fiction, collaboration, adoption pet ads, and more. Catherine is also a best-selling author with several novel-length books.
As editor, her mission is to guide you to produce the best possible work while helping you hone your skills and recognize common errors. She specializes in assisting new and self-published authors of fiction but has worked with clients around the world with varying degrees of experience. She will rely on her expertise and resources—like her style manuals—to offer writing and editing services customized for you and your work in US, UK, AU, CAD English.
As a mentor, consultant, or coach, Catherine will assist you with improving your writing, getting you past a block, developing your first draft, or guiding you through the self-publishing process. She can also assist you by providing expert advice and coordinating writing-related projects. She is a mentor to writers and editors. If you are stuck or seeking to improve a manuscript through coaching, Catherine develops customized worksheets and conducts sessions by email or Skype.
Past projects include editing academic thesis, assignments, publications and essays; business documents; resumes and cover letters; web content; videos and audiobooks; beta and alpha reading; fiction (poetry, novel, novella, short story); non-fiction, and more. She loves paranormal/urban fantasy, genre fiction, steampunk, mysteries, unique memoirs, travel memoirs, feminist literature, sci-fi, and reads Adult, New Adult, Young Adult, and Middle-Grade works, as well as the occasional children’s book. Note: Catherine does not write or edit horror or erotica.
Aside from writing and editing, Catherine’s passions include rescuing strays, creating and appreciating art, connecting with nature, and being amazed by the magic of life.
Catherine is a member of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild, Editors Canada, and a Developing Publisher with SaskBooks.
Nicole Martin, Beta Reader
Nicole Martin has a bachelor degree in psychology and loves reading. She is interested in non-fiction and fiction.
She loves sci-fi and fantasy, especially ones with happy endings and animals. She does not care for horror or true crime, but does like dystopian and post-dystopian subject matter.
She is also an avid PC gamer and enjoys making home-brewed mead. She has been a beta-reader and consultant for fiction books, and even inspired a character for a best-selling author’s novels.
Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org now to discuss your project.
Brett Milos, Artist and Beta Reader
Brett Milos is an Artist, Beta reader, and aspiring sound technician.
John Jeng, Beta Reader
John Jeng graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from the University of California San Diego and an M.A. in Teaching from the University of Southern California. His hobbies are studying Japanese and Chinese, climbing mountains (the highest so far being Mt. Fuji), and exploring urban spaces. He lives in San Jose, CA.
Will read: Short stories, novellas, novels (literary fiction, contemporary YA, adult), non-fiction books, articles, and blogs
Won’t read: Sci-fi, romance, erotica, or high fantasy
Jesse Savage, Editor | Beta Reader
Jesse Savage is a professional editor and beta reader specializing in fiction. She enjoys reading and editing drama, fantasy, and romance, as well as horror and erotica, but leans away from editing hyper-religious themes and non-fiction.
Jesse’s ideal client is someone who is willing to remain open to their editor’s suggestions, and who is able to have a dialogue about the development of their book.
With a background in both Publishing and Communications, Jesse’s goal when editing is to communicate with the author ways in which the story can be the best it can be so that both author and reader are satisfied at the end.
In her spare time, Jesse enjoys hiking with her dog, cooking for friends and family, and doing a variety of arts and crafts.
Jesse is available for beta reading, copy editing, proofreading, fact-checking, and developmental, structural, and stylistic editing.
Ellen Michelle, Editor
Ellen Michelle is a professional editor who specializes in speculative fiction: science fiction, fantasy, crime, mystery, and horror.
She loves anything that breaks the conventions of genre and works that can be classified as cross-genre.
Ellen is passionate about promoting Canadian authors and small publishers, and often writes reviews of Canadian works on her blog Scribbles, Quibbles, and Scrawlings.
Hayley Dawn, Designer
Hayley Dawn is a graphic designer with seven years of professional experience, specializing in print and book design. She graduated with a three-year advanced diploma in Graphic Design from St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario. Hayley knows the inside of your book is just as important as the outside. She has a passion for typography that is both legible and readable (interested? Learn more about the difference in this in-depth article). When Hayley isn’t designing, she can be found playing table-top games, hiking, traveling, or pet-sitting both dogs and cats. She is also currently undertaking a Certificate in Publishing from Ryerson University.
Hayley is running a special promotion, exclusive to Catherine’s clients: get an interior layout done for $450 and a cover design for $300 (see this page for details).
Have a special project that exceeds the scope of the promotion? Let’s chat.