April is an avid editor over a host of genres: memoir, romance, young adult, fantasy, paranormal and urban fantasy. She does manuscript and novel editing and works with independent authors and independent publishers. After writing a couple of books, a writer friend of April’s invited her to edit for an indie publishing house. Her editing career—something she never knew she wanted to do—blossomed, and not only did she discover a new passion, but also that she had an aptitude for editing. So editing developed from her writing, which came out of her love of music. She’s a singer—actually a classically trained soprano—and gigs around in southwestern Ohio. Her talent, love and enthusiasm for vocal music enables her to teach people how to sing. She firmly believes that everyone can sing and is passionate about spreading the joy of music. April trains for half-marathons, reads, and binges on BBC crime dramas in her free time. She lives with her husband near Yellow Springs, Ohio.

I am an international master’s student majoring in Musicology and I had a pleasure of working with April for the past few months. Not only that April has helped me with grammar and syntax in my papers, but more importantly she would kindly suggest and point out every possible section that needed improvement, and helped me to take it to the next level. Moreover, April was always so prompt and quick: often she would tweak my assignments within 24h and we never ever missed the deadline. 

The words cannot express how grateful I am for her being willing to work with me, and expertise. Highly recommended, especially if one is a writer-musician. Thank you, April!

 – Maya Brlecic

As an author there are few things more important than finding a quality editor you can trust to be quick, reliable, and accurate. April is all of those things and more. 

She is skilled at not only providing an excellent service, but doing it at a fair cost and with a gentle hand. Her ability to professionally edit while still maintaining an author’s voice and intention is second to none.

I would recommend her to any writer, new and experienced alike, looking to add polish and flow to their prose.  

– Janice M. Whiteaker  (janicemwhiteaker.com)

I began working with April early 2018, after posting in a large editor’s group. I was on the hunt for a new partner in crime. Because that’s what I wanted–a partner. Someone who cared about my work, as well as my person. I found that in spades with April. 2018 hasn’t turned out, at all, how I expected. Family took priority, and my production spiraled to the lowest it’s ever been. At no time did April make me feel like a failure. 

She lifted me up, more times than I can count, and urged me towards the finish line whilst also catering to my emotional and physical health. Editing is her job, but she’s never once made me feel like I’m a paycheck. And, down to the meat of the business side, she’s an excellent editor. Her turn-around time is amazing. I’ve had to toss a short story her way with 2 days’ notice, and she’s barreled it back at me with her usual level of notes, corrections, and suggestions. 

She’s dedicated, and loves stories. That’s easy to tell. I can imagine her spiraling around in Beast’s library, soaking in all the delicious books. She’s a veritable Belle-in-reality, red pen in hand. An editor without that sort of passion isn’t the kind I want. I’m looking forward to so many fruitful years with April, to building our relationship, to becoming dear heart friends. I know 2019 will be my best year yet, because I have her in my corner. If you’re on the fence, take a chance on her. Send her a sample. She’s amazing.

– Eli Constant (authoreliconstant.com)

Whether you’ve come here for the Editor or the Soprano, you can expect to find these core values in all interactions.