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Sometimes writers need a fresh pair
of eyes, some pre-pub polish, or coaching to hone their writing chops. I enjoy assisting authors in a broad range
of genres to creatively and critically examine their writing projects. As a publisher (Tootie-Do Press) and hybrid author (a conventionally published and indie author), I fully understand
both types of authors' needs and concerns.
::: Starstone Lit Services specializes in copyediting, line editing, proofreading,manuscript evaluation, and
creative / critical consultation for fiction, memoir, and narrative nonfiction writers. Experienced, thoughtful evaluation
and editing of chick lit, crime drama, fantasy, historical, magical realism, mystery, slipstream, soft sci-fi, thrillers, and
literary works; memoir, poetry, and Young Adult, New Adult, and Juvenile fiction and nonfiction.
editing, and proofing for publishers and business professionals: journal articles, narrative nonfiction
and textbook manuscripts, resumes, brochures, business letters, print or internet advertising, press releases, blog and website
copy. Indexing services for selected nonfiction topics. All style guides honored.
Copy and line editing in UK, US, CA, and Aus English.
Ethical editing and proofreading of BA, MA & PhD theses and dissertations.
Print book interior designs to match your cover design, and e-book conversions for all standard manuscripts. Createspace,
Kindle Direct, and Smashwords manuscript and cover download assistance.
::: Marketing copy services
packages. Assistance writing your cover / query letters to agents and publishers, book pitches / descriptions / synopses, author
bios, and book proposals for nonfiction and memoirs. Marketing assistance packages for indie authors include book cover
pitch / description, short and detailed author bios, keywords for publication sites.
::: General social media book PR
by the hour for indie and conventional authors. I will assist you to set up various social media accounts to highlight your
::: Reasonable per page / hourly rate
for copyediting / line editing / proofreading, reasonable turnaround.
::: Blocked? On a budget? Inquire
about econo-evals and self-editing coaching.
::: Free 5-page sample edit/evaluation/estimate for book-length
manuscripts, 1-3 pages for academic papers / short manuscripts.
Whether you're an
emerging or an expert writer, award-winning author-editor Kate Robinson can assist you in birthing your award-winning project!
Contact Starstone Lit using form below.
Creative Nonfiction, Memoir, Poetry
*2018 Eric Hoffer / da Vinci Eye Finalist for excellence in cover art
New Generation Book Award Finalist in the Young New Adult category
*2017 Book Cover of the Year, Cassie Loves Covers
- Corr Syl the Warrior -YA eco sci-fi / fantasy (CreateSpace / Kindle, 2013).
*Finalist, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, 2013
Arizona Authors’ Association Literary Awards, 2013
*Kirkus Star Review, 2013
*OneBookAZ for Teens, 2014
*2014 Best Indie Book Award, Children's
- Crime a Day: Death By Electric Chair & Other Boyhood Pursuits -
memoir (Jaded Ibis Press, 2015).
- Cryonic Man: A Paranormal Affair - sci-fi / paranormal romance (Tootie-Do Press, 2015).
- Dating Game - romantic suspense (DWP Books, 2016).
- Divine Aphasia - literary memoir (publication pending).
· Dragon Daily News - MG fantasy fiction (CreateSpace, 2013).
· Dream Shadow - suspense (DWP Books, 2014).
My Way: From Paralysis to A Rich Full Life - memoir (Bez Publications, 2009/2011).
- Four Women - literary family
drama (publication pending).
- Homeless - paranormal drama (DWP Books, 2014).
- I Cried for Freedom - romantic suspense.
- In Search of the
American Dream - literary drama script.
- Judgment - paranormal drama (DWP Books, 2014).
- Keepers of Lubaantun - YA
Ogg Played the Harp - memoir (Two Harbors Press, 2012).
*Winner of Grand Prize in the 2013 Great Southwest Book Festival
Life as a Sperm - memoir (publication pending).
- Na Bolom: House of the Jaguar - visionary eco-adventure
/ romance (Hidden Jungle Press, 2016).
- Return of the Goddess - metaphysical memoir / nonfiction (BookLocker,
- Saving the Katie: Ghost of the Hundredth - paranormal adventure / romance (publication pending).
- Search for Significance: Finding Meaning in Times of Change,
Challenge & Chaos - inspirational nonfiction (GeroWise International,
- Searching for Nannie B. - memoir (Ardent Writer Press, 2015).
*2017 Book Excellence Awards
*2017 Kindle Awards
- Second Chance - sci-fi (DWP Books, 2013).
of Light - inspirational poetry (iUniverse, 2013).
- Sleepers - medical sci-fi (DWP Books, 2015).
- Trash Picker on Mars - poetry (Kelsay Books, 2016).
- The Museum of Unwearable Shoes - poetry (Kelsay Books, 2018).
- The Wedding Dress - memoir (publication pending).
- Wild World - YA fiction (publication pending).
3D Post Production (Routledge, 2014).
A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers, 4th edition. (Routledge, 2014).
Environmental Certification for Organisations and Products (Routledge,
The First European
Description of Japan - (Routledge 2014).
Internationalization of the Curriculum (Routledge,
11th Edition (Cengage, 2014).
The Maritime Labour
Convention 2006 (Routledge, 2013).
Mapping the Terrain of Education Reform (Routledge,
Maritime Letters of Indemnity (Routledge,
Planning Urban Places (Routledge, 2015).
Greenland and the Arctic in the Era of Climate Change (Routledge, 2016).
Perspectives on Group Work & Space Time and Evaluation in Ideological Discourse (Routledge,
Merchants and Trade Networks in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, 1550-1800
Advanced First Aid, CPR, and AED, Seventh Edition (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Health Care Provider CPR, Fifth Edition, (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons –
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|Tootie-Do Press, 2018
|Kelsay Books, 2018