Joy Editing has a core team of members from across the globe. We offer editing services for indie authors, and we specialize in romance and erotica, though we are more than happy to work on manuscripts of most other genres.
We work with all kinds of authors, from New York Times Bestsellers to authors putting together their very first manuscripts, and we pride ourselves on catering our services to our clients' needs.
In addition to our editing and proofing services, as industry specialists in romance and erotica, we are also partnered with the renowned Eden Bradley, offering proprietary BDSM/kink consultation services for authors of erotica looking for insight.
Thank you so much for stopping by to check us out! (We think you're pretty cute, too. *wink wink*) If you have any questions about us, feel free to check out our Services and FAQ pages. Can't find an answer to your question? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
MEET THE TEAM
Devon Burke | Company Manager and Proofreader
Devon Burke has been a proofreader since early 2014 and does freelance copy-editing and proofreading. Her favorite genres are fantasy, science fiction, and historical fiction.
Devon has a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies from Mary Baldwin College with a minor in Music, and she is currently pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Applied Shakespeare with University of Colorado Boulder. She is also an actor and singer who loves to travel and rarely stays in one place for long. At the moment, she is currently based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Joy Dike | Line Editor
Joy Dike has a PhD in Science Education from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Science in Geological Oceanography form Stonybrook University. A native New Yorker, she now lives in Atlanta with her two sons, her dog, and her cat. Her favorite genre of fiction is sci-fi. Set anything in space and she’s hooked. Joy also loves history, travel, and swimming.
Kelly Stone Gamble | Proofreader
Kelly Stone Gamble is the award-winning author of They Call Me Crazy and Call Me Daddy. In addition to the two novels, she has over fifty publishing credits to her name that range from Family Fun Magazine to Chicken Soup for the Soul. She has an MA and an MFA in Creative Writing and works as a full time instructor in the English and Humanities department at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Kelly loves animals (except the creepy ones, like possum and armadillo), loves to travel, and above all enjoys embarrassing her adult children.
Kate Halena | Content Editor
Kate Halena experimented with writing from a young age before going on to study Professional Writing (creative arts) and Literacy at TAFE, in addition to Accounting and Business Administration.
She likes various book genres, but her favorites are young adult, romance, autobiographies, biographies, and crime.
In her spare time, when she isn’t reading or writing, she likes to go adventure hiking through national parks and swimming at the beach. She enjoys road trips and has traveled around Australia several times, visiting many cities and outback towns. Currently, she lives in Brisbane, Queensland.
Jennifer Johnson | Proofreader
Jennifer Johnson is a disabled writer and tutor living in Charlottesville, VA. Her writing on disability has been featured in Cracked magazine, DisabilityinKidLit, and the upcoming anthology Letters to Me & Other Chronic Illness Warriors. Jennifer has a Masters in English and Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University and a Bachelors in English Education from Mary Baldwin College. When not at the doctor, Jennifer occupies her time with books (especially science fiction), video games, classic films, and squealing over animals. She is working on blogging the National Film Registry and developing a unified theory of the sociological development of science fiction.
Cassie Robertson | Line Editor
Cassie Robertson has been an indie editor since 2011, and she spent several years working with Red Adept Publishing. She has a Master of Letters in Shakespeare and Performance from Mary Baldwin College and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University of South Florida.
Cassie is the author of Intimate Details: Elements of a Sex Scene. She is a member of Mensa and the Association of Independent Publishing Professionals.
Her favorite genres are romance, dystopian, and supernatural, but if you let her loose in a bookstore, you'd probably find her in the Shakespeare or YA sections. She lives in Tampa with her cats.
Andrea Sarsfield | Proofreader
Andrea Sarsfield is a mother of two who has worked in the education field for the past ten years. Andrea graduated from Towson Unversity in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in English/Secondary Education and from Ashland University in 2012 with an MFA in Creative Writing. She enjoys reading and writing poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction.
JOIN OUR TEAM
Are you an experienced editor or proofreader interested in working for Joy Editing? Then we'd like to hear from you!