Client Projects - Published

The Game of Love

Genre: Sweet Romance

Author: Libby M Iriks

Brief: Copyedit

Buy: Direct

Client feedback:

AJ completed the copyedit for my independently published debut novella, The Game of Love. This was my first experience working with a professional editor, and as an emerging freelance editor myself, I wanted to work with the best of the best — someone with experience who could push me and teach me something new. AJ did not disappoint. Her business and editing processes were streamlined, she communicated quickly and efficiently, and through her expert guidance, I was able to polish my manuscript to perfection. One Goodreads reviewer even commented on the quality of the editing. Working with AJ was an insightful experience, and I will certainly be using her services for any future works I produce. If you’re looking for a professional and experienced editor with a high level of expertise, I can’t recommend AJ highly enough.

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The Girl in the Scarlet Chair

Genre: NA Clean Romance with paranormal elements

Author: Janice Tremayne

Brief: Beta, Copyedit

Buy: Amazon

Client feedback:

AJC Publishing assisted initially with a beta read of the un-edited manuscript. The feedback was critical in evaluating certain parts of the storyline, plot and characters. I later followed up with a copyedit before publishing. The book took on a significant transformation in writing from beta read to copyedit and publishing—developing into a novel that readers have enjoyed, based on reviews. I achieved my objectives in terms of producing a quality product.

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The Ghost Ship

Genre: Series Military Sci-Fi, Space opera

Author: C.R. Turner

Brief: Assessment, Developmental Edit, Copyedit, Proofread

Buy: Amazon

Client feedback:

AJ’s work helped me produce my best work so far. I was constantly challenged by her to improve my manuscript, and her hard work and experience made me rise to the challenge. I agreed with ninety nine percent of her assessment. I feel it’s much better now. I look forward to working with her and her team on a sequel.

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The Girl with the Gold Bikini

Genre: YA Comedy / Crime / Romance

Author: Lisa Walker

Brief: Beta

Buy: Booktopia

Client feedback:

I obtained a Beta Reader report from AJC Publishing before sending my manuscript to my agent. It really helped me to fine-tune my novel. I’d recommend it!

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The Arcadia Legacy

Genre: Series Military Sci-Fi, Space opera

Author: C.R. Turner

Brief: Assessment, Developmental Edit, Copyedit, Proofread

Buy: Amazon

Client feedback:

AJ’s work helped me produce my best work so far. I was constantly challenged by her to improve my manuscript, and her hard work and experience made me rise to the challenge. I agreed with ninety nine percent of her assessment. I feel it’s much better now. I look forward to working with her and her team on a sequel.

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A Plan Unravelled

Genre: Romance

Author: Lia Spencer

Brief: Copyedit

Buy: Amazon

Client feedback:

AJ went above and beyond! Her beta reader service was valuable in helping me understand the plot holes in my manuscript and what elements could be scrapped or fixed to make it more enjoyable. AJ’s in-depth editing and advice was also vital in bringing my manuscript up to a publishable standard. My novel, A Plan Unravelled, will be out in July and I can’t thank her enough for helping me to achieve this.

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This is Kaylah

Genre: Romance

Author: Rania Battany

Brief: Proofread, Book formatting

Buy: Amazon

Client feedback:

I’m so happy to have worked with AJ. She was thorough and knowledgeable. She went above and beyond, highlighting a couple of small plot holes missed in the copy edit, and with helping me format my book for printing! I was so grateful for her patience!

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Canine Maximus

Genre: Series Sci-Fi

Author: C.R. Turner

Brief: Assessment, Developmental Edit, Copyedit, Proofread

Buy: Kindle  Kobo

Client feedback:

AJ’s work helped me produce my best work so far. I was constantly challenged by her to improve my manuscript, and her hard work and experience made me rise to the challenge. I agreed with ninety nine percent of her assessment. I feel it’s much better now. I look forward to working with her on a sequel.

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No Limits

Genre: YA Novel

Author: Ellie Marnie

Brief: Assessment, Book formatting

Buy: Direct

Client feedback:

AJ Collins should receive a medal, giant medal, for going above and beyond the call.

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My Survival Guide to Love

Genre: Memoir, Self-Help

Author: Dale Craig

Brief: Developmental, Copyedit, Book formatting

Buy: Amazon

Client feedback:

To my editor AJ Collins, who tirelessly collated and structured the book that started off as a collection of stories, thoughts and reminiscences after my second divorce. Thank you for your empathy, advice, patience and the respectful manner in which you have edited the stories that make up my life.

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Climbing the Coconut Tree

Genre: Historical Fiction

Author: S.C. Karakaltsis

Brief: Developmental Edit, Copyedit

Buy: Amazon

Client feedback:

For a writer’s debut novel, the process can be quite harrowing. In my case, I handed my first manuscript of historical fiction to AJ with fear and trepidation, not sure what to expect. She performed the line edit with care and consideration for the story. Her eye for detail was outstanding and her focus on showing me how and where improvements could be made was invaluable. I learnt such a lot from her, and the experience was fantastic.

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Out of Nowhere

Genre: Short Story Collection

Author: S.C. Karakaltsis

Brief: Copyedit

Buy: Amazon

Client feedback:

With my second book, I was more confident and knew what to expect with AJ at my side.  Her feedback, encouragement and attention to detail was fantastic and it was all done within the time frame she specified. I couldn’t have asked for anything more

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Bridge to the Gods: Tales from Kyushu

Genre: Travel Memoir

Author: Andrew Thomson

Brief: Assessment

Buy: Publisher

Client feedback:

Many thanks for a most professional report. I realise now the excessive length of my MS and hence, I can see how large the task was for you.

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Josephine

Genre: Novella (from Italian translation)

Author: Virginia Elena Patrone

Brief: Copyedit

Buy: Amazon

Publisher feedback: (Dixi Books)

We worked with AJ for the editing of our novella Josephine, we could not have done it without her. She produced a work of an exceptional standard. Her approach, from the start to the end, was professional, patient and friendly. We were delighted with the results.

Client Projects - in Progress

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What Are Giraffes For?

Genre: Memoir

Author: R Canterbury

Brief: Developmental Edit

Buy: In progress

Client feedback:

I want to thank you for the massive editing job you have done for me … I’m amazed at your attention to detail, even to where I have repeated myself poles apart. Thank you for your many insightful comments, both positive and negative. I have learnt much.

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The Mystery of the Aztec Ghost

Genre: YA Novel

Author: S Deeble

Brief: Developmental Edit, Copyedit

Buy: In progress

Client feedback:

I am so pleased, it was absolutely worth the wait to have you complete this for me. Amazing work – thank you. Looks like I will be rewriting some of it and removing some unnecessary characters. I also agree with the YA point of view – so will amend and head down this path. Thanks again. I’m sure I will back to you with questions.

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Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

Genre: Memoir

Author: J Tucker

Brief: Beta, Assessment, Developmental Edit, Copyedit, Proofread

Buy: In progress

Client feedback:

Stay tuned

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Scale

Genre: Romance Novel

Author: Ian Aisch

Brief: Assessment, Developmental Edit, Copyedit, Proofread

Buy: In progress

Client feedback:

Thanks for the very detailed notes. They have given me a lot to think about … Many thanks again for your suggestions which have worked quite well.

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Seize the Beast

Genre: Fantasy Novel

Author: Keira Wattus

Brief: Developmental Edit, Copyedit, Proofread

Buy: In progress

Client feedback:

Thank you for taking great care of my manuscript. I feel very lucky to have the privilege of working with you.I honestly can’t express how grateful I am to you for taking the time to edit my manuscript and go beyond my expectations. You are very kind and your effort and devotion to your job is admirable.

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A Token Gift

Genre: Political Thriller

Author: Kerry Eakin

Brief: Assessment

Buy: In progress

Client feedback:

I have only praise for AJ’s assessment of my debut Novel. Her delivery of the report was very thorough and had very clear suggestions and direction. This was delivered respectfully so as not to deflate but to encourage the author to excel.

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Hartwood Academy

Genre: Fantasy

Author: B Breen

Brief: Developmental Edit, Copyedit

Buy: In progress

Client feedback:

Stay tuned

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Big Storm, Great People

Genre: Memoir

Author: D McMillan

Brief: Developmental Edit

Buy: In progress

Client feedback:

Stay tuned

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