I have a Master’s degree in English and a Bachelor’s degree in English, creative writing. I also taught college-level English composition for a few years. I have numerous novels published in young adult, new adult, and adult romance.
I’m a professional, experienced manuscript editor. I spent over 7 1/2 years as an acquisitions/developmental editor for Harlequin’s digital-first imprint Carina Press. I was also an acquisitions/developmental editor for Hallmark Publishing for a year. Currently, I offer freelance editing for publishers and authors.
As an editor, I’ve worked with first-time authors, multi-published authors, and NYT and USA Today bestselling authors. I’ve edited numerous books that have gotten agents, gotten publishing contracts, hit bestseller lists, and won various industry awards.
“A gifted editor is someone who can hold on to the big picture–plot, character arc, voice–while maintaining a laser focus on the granular. Rhonda is that editor. Her vision and attention were exactly what I needed to pull the final draft of my young adult novel together.”
“Rhonda, I wanted to send out a huge thank you for the crit you did on my 1st three chapters of The Fairy Godmother Files. I used your suggestions to really clean up some of the scenes, bulk scenes, and fix some loose ends. I landed an agent at the beginning of May and signed with her last week. So I just wanted to thank you SO SO SO much for all your help.”
“With Rhonda’s keen eye and efficient edits, I was able to submit my first novella with confidence. Her skill is unmatched and I’m fortunate enough to continue working with her on the remainder of my series."
“Rhonda was professional, efficient, and a pleasure to work with. I contacted her with an inquiry and she was able to review and finish my manuscript in record time. The revisions were clear and concise and exactly what I needed."
“My novel was greatly improved by Rhonda’s keen and honest eye yet she retained the book’s voice and character. She also strengthened character relationships and clarified some sticky plot points."