Hey there! I’m Sue Brown-Moore, and I’m a Freelance Editor for indie authors.

Helping authors bring out the very best in their stories is one of my passions in life, and I’ve been honing that talent for a long time…even when I didn’t realize what I was working toward! I’m very fortunate to have worked with some truly great authors and I am always looking forward to my next literary journey. I am a passionate fan and promoter of romantic fiction, and I love reading fantasy and sci-fi. I enjoy editing any genre I read for pleasure. You can follow my editing blog, tips, and tricks here at DaVinciKittie.com (click below to subscribe!).

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Book list

If you’re an author (or publisher) looking for an editor skilled in developmental (story content and structure), line, or copyediting, I would love to hear from you! Here are some of the books I’ve worked on most recently:

Of Flame and Light (Weird Girls #7) by Cecy Robson

Of Flame and Light by Cecy Robson
Book #7 in the Weird Girls series

Genre: Contemporary urban fantasy romance
Publish date: October 18, 2016

Salvation (Prophecy #2) by Lea Kirk)

Salvation by Lea Kirk
Book #2 in the Prophecy series

Genre: Contemporary sci-fi romance
Publish date: October 18, 2016

Space Ranger (a Prophecy series short story) by Lea Kirk

Space Ranger by Lea Kirk
A Prophecy short story, Pets in Space anthology

Genre: Sci-fi romance
Publish date: October 9, 2016

Romancing the Inventor by Gail Carriger

Romancing the Inventor by Gail Carriger
A Supernatural Society novella

Genre: Steampunk lesbian historical romance
Publish date: October 5, 2016

Viking Warrior Trouble (a Viking Warrior short story in the Tales of the Valkyrie anthology) by Asa Maria Bradley

Viking Warrior Trouble by Asa Maria Bradley
A Viking Warriors short story, Tales of the Valkyries anthology

Genre: Contemporary paranormal romance
Publish date: September 15, 2016

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Poison or Protect by Gail Carriger
A Delightfully Deadly novella

Genre: Steampunk historical romance
Publish date: June 21, 2016

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Bound Guardian Angel by Donya Lynne
Book #7 in the All the King’s Men series

Genre: Contemporary paranormal romance
Publish date: May 2, 2016

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All of Me by Lea Kirk
A Prophecy series short story

Genre: Contemporary sci-fi romance
Publish date: April 5, 2016

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Prophecy by Lea Kirk
Book #1 in the Prophecy series

Genre: Contemporary sci-fi romance
Publish date: January 12, 2016

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Full Circle by Donya Lynne
Book #3 in the Strong Karma trilogy

Genre: Contemporary romance
Publish date: September 19, 2015

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Coming Back to You by Donya Lynne
Book #2 in the Strong Karma trilogy

Genre: Contemporary romance
Publish date: November 6, 2014

Coming soon!

These titles are not yet published, so story names (and some author names) have been withheld below.

  • A crime thriller
  • A high fantasy epic by Marzio Ombra and Narcisse Navarre

Praise & recommendations

One of the best parts of working developmentally with an author is getting to see and contribute to the creative process. Below are some thoughts and recommendations from my clients.

Sue is naturally gifted to spot plot holes and developmental problems in a story. When she returns one of my manuscripts, she includes numerous constructive comments that literally set my mind on fire with ideas. She is a true collaborator who aims to help an author build the best story he or she can write. Her feedback and input are invaluable, and my stories wouldn’t be nearly as magical without her assistance.

In self-publishing, it’s harder to find good developmental editors than it is to find good copy editors. Sue fills that need on both fronts. Not only is she adept in copy editing, but her content-focused feedback can turn a good story into a great one. I would recommend working with Sue to any author looking to improve not only her writing, but also the overall impact her story has on readers.

~Donya Lynne, author of the All the King’s Men and Strong Karma series

 

Can’t say enough good things about editor @davincikittie! Kickass insight & suggestions. #HireHer #EditingSkillz

~ Asa Maria Bradley, 2016 double Rita finalist and author of Viking Warrior Rising

 

I went from wanting to burn the manuscript in a fire back to loving it.

~ Narcisse Navarre, author of The Olive Grove and An Endless Hunger

 

Thank you, Sue! I love how you make me strive to be a better writer. 🙂

~ Lea Kirk, author of the Prophecy series

 

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I’m also the award-winning author of GraveTells.com, a premiere romance news and reviews blog that just celebrated its five year anniversary! When I’m not reading, editing, or blogging (and let’s be fair, those make up most of my schedule!), I love to photograph night cityscapes and candid moments, craft original jewelry (including chainmaille!), and corral my brood of two cats, two dogs, and one forever-a-manchild husband. Fun fact: every photo you see on this site, aside from some composite promo images (marked with appropriate credit) and (obviously) book covers, is one of mine. =)

Looking for book reviews? Visit GraveTells.com

 


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