Pat has written two books based on twelve years as an editor working with genre fiction authors. They will be released in sequence in late in September and October, 2016. These books – twelve years in the making – are based on editing notes taken while working with genre fiction writers and writers of series fiction as a freelance editor.
BOOK #1 – GENRE FICTION: WORKING WITH FREELANCE EDITORS
BOOK #2 – GENRE FICTION: DEALING WITH DIALOGUE DILEMMAS
STYLE OBSCURA SERIES
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PAT THOMAS' EDITING EXPERIENCE:
Pat Thomas has worked with publishing houses and independent authors to take manuscripts through three levels of editing, to publication.
Pat's professional time is focused on working with indie authors producing series of novels. Pat's edits ensure consistency and correctness, as well as a satisfying read.
Pat’s editing experience spans 12 years and more than 150 titles. Her edits have received several awards and recognitions:
I Heart Indie Winner
Winner of Whitney YA Award 2014
First place, best novella : Bookstores Without Borders LYRA Contest 2014
Nominated for YA Cybils Awards
Gold Medal for Romance, Editor’s Choice Awards·
Nominated for Romance Reviews Best PNRs
Romantic Times Awards
Book Buyers Best Finalist
Book Buyers Best Contest finalist Suspense Thriller Category 2016
Strictly Single Contest 3rd Place
Agent's Choice Finalist
Heart of Excellence Readers' Choice Award
Holt Medallion Award of Merit
Book Buyers’ Best Orange Rose Contest Finalist
National Readers' Choice Award Finalists
TRR finalist standings for Best Historical Romance, 2012
Reader Views Literary Awards – Regional Canada East Winner
Reader Views, Best Romance, Winner
Winner of Whitney YA award
Laurel Wreath Finalist, Non-fiction Novella
Winner, LYRA Award, Best Novella, Bookstores Without Borders
Winner, Reader Views Award 2015
Winner, Best Novella, Hearts Through History RWA
Finalist, National Excellence in Romance
RWNZ Strictly Single Contest 2010
RWNZ Agent's Choice Finalist 2010
Some of Pat's edits appear on these lists:
· Best Books List by Barnes and Noble
· Amazon Bestsellers list
· New York Review of Books Independent Press listing 2009
· Independent Publisher Award Winners' lists
. Apple iBooks 'Book of the Week'
· Canada Reads longlist of Top 40 Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade
Some books edited by Pat Thomas received other forms of praise:
· Favourable Kirkus Reviews
· Finalist in the Reader Views Literary Program
· Received Rising Star Awards
Pat Thomas – Editor – Presents what she's learned, based on her experiences editing works of genre fiction for twelve years. Style Obscura series will touch on elements of writing and editing fiction — the series spans a dozen years working as a freelance editor.
Pat Thomas has ten years editing experience as a freelancer with publishing houses and working with independent authors who choose self-publishing. She works with writers in the United States, Canada, Australia and Great Britain – all from her home in the beautiful seaside village of Hubbards, Nova Scotia.
Please review some of Pat's editing credits and series edits to understand the scope of Pat's editing experience and the success she's achieved with her authors. Repeat business speaks for itself.
The services Pat Thomas provides include these:
Edits are done in one to three passes through a manuscript, depending on the needs of the manuscript and what the client requests:
Pat completes edits using Track Changes and Comment features in Word or Google docs. She also has an assistant editor on staff and several readers for hire – who, for a fee will comment and make suggestions for ARCs and provide honest reviews upon completion of the editing process.
Pat focuses on ensuring a compelling story first and beyond that, readability, consistency of style, and correctness to produce a smooth and satisfying read for readers.
Once you are on the roster, no more lengthy drawn-out waiting times that hold you back from publishing frequently or that stress you out when you have promised pre-orders or have other tight deadlines. Book ahead with Pat and actual time working with this editor can be as little as six weeks, from start to finish – including three editorial passes.
Every edit comes from a place that recognizes the potential and unique appeal of each story...and this editor knows that your manuscript can be enhanced by applying your correct and consistent style across books in your series, so that each read connects and excites readers to eagerly anticipate and look for your next book. – Pat Thomas
Pat loves reading and writing, and listening to music as well as editing. Three years ago she put out a call for writers to form a writing group in Hubbards, Nova Scotia. Interest was huge. Hubbards Writers held their first Hubbards Writers Festival for writers and editors, in Hubbards, Nova Scotia in the spring of 2015 and the Hubbards Writers Festival 2016 will be in June this year: Fiction to Film: Writing Across Platforms. Hubbards Writers teamed with Women in Film and Television Atlantic for this, their latest Festival.
Pat also takes time to develop her skills as a painter and is intrigued by ravens after living a year up north in Dawson City. As well, Pat's working on a creative non-fiction book: Raven.
Pat Thomas has her own small press – WindyWood Publishing and provides some writing coaching through her company as well.
MAEd: Thesis Writing as a Social Act (Governor General Gold Medalist)
BSc Acadia University (double major in Science/English, MSVU – 2005)
BEd: Acadia University
Additional editing courses in Professional Writing and Rhetoric, Editing, and Copy Editing at MSVU and Ryerson University
Editors Canada, Writers Federation of Nova Scotia, Romance Writers of America, Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada, the Hubbards Writers, Hubbards Writers Society and several online writers'/editors' loops.Metro Christian Writers Member
Board Member/Treasurer Hubbards Writers Society, Hubbards Writers
Board Member Hubbards and Area Business Association
Chairperson Hubbards Writers Festival 2015 & 2016
Painting: Raven Going Far by Pat Thomas