It takes a village to pull the ideas out of my mind and create the books you hold in your hands. I couldn’t possibly do this without an incredible team behind me.
Meet the Team!
Lloyd Taylor Thomspon
I’VE SPENT THE PAST FIVE years working as a professional editor and proofreader for local magazines, websites, small business owners, and independent authors and content creators.
I work with you to improve your content and make it sing! Whether you’re a writer looking for feedback on your manuscript, a small business owner searching for someone to edit your marketing materials, or a student with a paper due, I provide you with the edits and comments you need to take your writing to the next level.
Beyond the necessary knowledge of style, grammar, punctuation, and spelling, I offer my clients an open-mindedness and a curiosity that drives me to edit and rework content with you at the forefront. You will never receive a document back from me without questions and comments meant to guide you.
I have a B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing with minors in Spanish and Journalism and an M.S. in Technical and Professional Communications. As a member of the Society for Technical Communication and the Editorial Freelancers Association, I take part in training sessions, conferences, and networking events to ensure I remain up-to-date with industry best practices and standards.
AFTER ATTENDING HONORS CLASSES in English in high school and achieving above average ACT scores in both Reading and English, Ashley was able to skip ahead in certain college classes at Delgado in New Orleans while attending for her Creative Writing degree. It was during this time that she managed to intern at Forsaken Press Publishing as Assistant Editor and Social Media Marketer. After her internship was up, she nailed a job at both Bayou Queen Publishing and Creative James Media.
Since that time, she has joined Midnight Tide Publishing, Tala Editorial LLC, Silver Shell Publishing, and Vibrant Designs LLC. She is now in the process of getting certified to teach English as a second language (ESL). Additionally, she is a proud member of ACES: The Society for Editing.
After gaining so much experience in various publishing houses and by also rolling her sleeves up and diving head-first into the self-publishing industry personally, Ashley possesses considerable knowledge in both editing and proofreading. She has edited several successful books by authors large and small, as well as presses. She knows what sells in the market today.
She rigorously follows the Chicago Manual of Style, and she applies precise attention to detail to all projects she receives.
When she’s not up to her nose in editing projects, she’s working on her personal writing endeavors, which includes an international bestselling YA fantasy series under her real name and a steamy PNR series under a pen name, where she also delves into dark romance and mythology. As an avid book lover, she’s always wanted to work with books, and she’s happy to say there’s never a day she doesn’t get to read.
~We Got You Covered
~Lizard Ink Studios~
JESS is the founder of Lizard Ink Maps. Through her cartography work, she discovered a passion for helping authors create beautiful books. As a published author with titles from Penguin Random House, Audible, Scholastic, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, she knows what it’s like to work on a book from both the writing and illustration/design arenas.
An artist from childhood, she has worked on multiple major projects in the last decade as an illustrator. Her illustrations and maps have been published in NYT bestsellers, video and tabletop games, independent titles, and titles from Penguin Random House, Scholastic, Harper Collins, Tor, and foreign publishers.
Jess currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina with her husband and daughters. She spends free time hiking in the mountains, playing video games, and sketching new characters for new stories.
~Sleepy Fox Studio~
KELLEY is the owner and creator of Sleepy Fox Studio. She’s been designing bestselling covers since 2010 across a multitude of genres for publishers and indie authors. As an author herself, she has the advantage of creating covers geared toward both marketability and that her clients will love.
BESTSELLING AUTHOR, STEPHANY WALLACE, has been writing since she was about 12 years old. Thanks to the influence of her literature teacher who was also a poet, began to write Poetry, which allowed her passion for writing to grow. Writing songs followed as her love extended to music. An artist at heart and soul, she enjoys all forms of Art, and occasionally indulges in drawing, playing her guitar, and singing.
She won two awards as Best Debut Author in 2016, Hidden Magic won the award for Best Debut Novel and her Oh, so #CynfullyDelicious character, Cynwrig “Cyn” Bressall, won Best Book Boyfriend From Another Country.
She is now an International Bestselling Author who writes Fantasy Romance, Epic Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and any other AWESOME Fantasy genre.
She lives in Orlando, Florida with her family and spends her days listening to book boyfriends and headstrong heroines who tell her what to do.
KAYLA’S passion for reading started at a young age. She has her Honours Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and her passion has led her to work with authors as a virtual assistant. She has been an assistant in various roles for the last 10 years and has over 15 years of customer service experience. Her multiple experiences allow her to find the best solutions to various issues and tasks seamlessly. She helps busy authors get back to writing and connecting with fans by taking on the mundane admin and other tasks.