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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!




Devon Burke | Company Manager

Devon Burke has been managing Joy Editing since 2017. Her favorite genres are fantasy, science fiction, and historical fiction. Devon has an MA in Shakespeare + Creativity from the Shakespeare Institute/University of Birmingham, a Graduate Certificate in Applied Shakespeare from CU Boulder, and a BA in Asian Studies from Mary Baldwin College. She is also an actor and theater director who loves to travel and rarely stays in one place for long. At the moment, she is currently based in the United Kingdom.

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 | Line/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. 

Lily Prohaska | Proofreader

Lily Prohaska is a freelance editor and proofreader with a lifelong love of books and stories. She recently received her MA in Shakespeare Studies at the University of Birmingham, and graduated Hanover College with a BA in English and minor in Creative Writing. Her favorite genres are fantasy and surreal fiction: anything with a supernatural twist tends to grab her attention. Originally hailing from Kentucky, she is currently based in the United Kingdom, petting café cats and writing poetry in her spare time. 

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.

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