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Hello! I am Erica Ellis, an independent book editor with experience in both fiction and non-fiction. I hold a copy editing certificate from the University of California San Diego, and I have developmental editing training from the Editorial Freelancers Association, the Author-Editor Clinic, and Club Ed. Before becoming an editor, I held a variety of positions, but no matter where I worked, I always gravitated towards writing and editing. If there was a way to work writing and editing into my position, I found it! Why? Because I love words! I love reading them, I love writing them, and I love polishing them until they shine. I also love authors, the people who bring us the stories that we get lost in, learn from, and escape to. Working with authors to help them prepare their books for publication is the best job I can imagine. I will approach your project with a sense of excitement, as well as a keen eye for detail.


“Thank you so much for being a part of the Archangel Ink team. I can’t adequately convey how grateful I am to have someone of your skill, diligence, and character as our chief editor. I feel confident every time we have clients’ work go to you.” ~Rob Archangel, cofounder of Archangel Ink



Recently completed line editing and copy editing projects:



  • Eat, Pray, #FML, by Gabrielle Stone

  • Emma: A Christmas Romance by Angie Wilder

  • Leave Depression Behind: Let God Heal Your Heart While You Heal Your Habits by Vicki Huffman

  • The Purpose of Pain: How to Turn Tragedy into Triumph, Because Life’s Not Supposed to Suck!, by Jay Nixon

  • What You Don't Know about What You Think You Do: Deception for Power and Profit, by Peter de Pradines

  • Power Up Your Self-Talk, by Michal Stawicki

  • The Grayton Series (7 books), by Jill Sanders

  • The Entangled Series (4 books), by Jill Sanders

  • The Pride Oregon Series (6 books), by Jill Sanders

  • The Pride Series Romance Novels (9 books), by Jill Sanders

  • The Secret Series (6 books), by Jill Sanders

  • The West Series (8 books), by Jill Sanders

  • The Silver Cove Series (5 books), by Jill Sanders

  • The Genoa Chronicles Series (4 books), JJ Anders

  • Masterminds Incorporated: An Appointment with Fear, by Chad Erway

  • The Haven Series (3 books), by Beth Gildersleeve

  • Chicken Culprit: A Backyard Farming Mystery, by Vikki Walton

  • Outliers Revolution, by Dale Grove

  • Jackboot, by Will Van Allen

  • Cade's Rebellion, by Edward Sheehy

  • The Unpeopled Season, by Daniel Rice

  • Tack: The Young Adult's Guide to Getting In, Succeeding, and Influencing Others in the Work World, by Mara Weissmann

  • Heart Break, by M.F. Moskwik

  • Ink Deep, by Renee Lovins

  • Glass Hearts, by Renee Lovins

  • Start a Successful Photography Business in 34 days, by Amanda Stock

  • Haylee and the Travelers' Stone, by Lisa Redfern

  • I've Got Your Back, Hailey, by June Kramin



Recently completed developmental editing projects:


  • Eat, Pray, #FML, by Gabrielle Stone

  • First Contact, by Kelly Brewer

  • Conscious Conservation, by Dr. Hayley Adams

  • Love Rehired, by Beth Gildersleeve

  • Wake Up! It's Feeding Time, by Ryback Reeves

  • Night Work: Stories, by James E. Schoen

  • The Guardian Angel of Maria Feodorovna, by Jerry Cripe

  • Peaceful Sundays, by Jim Peters

  • Earth Androgynous, by David Cantillo

  • The End is Where We Start From, by Ran Fuchs

  • Catechisms, by James Bennetts

  • Relentless, by Helen Montgomery




  • Copy Editing Certificate, University of California, San Diego

  • Introduction to Developmental Editing: Book-Length Fiction and Creative Nonfiction, Author-Editor Clinic

  • Developmental Editing of Fiction, Editorial Freelancers Association

  • Intermediate Developmental Editing of Fiction, Editorial Freelancers Association

  • Developmental Editing Seminar: Problems in Perspective, Club Ed

  • Copy Editing, Mediabistro

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