Category Archives: Editing

New blog, new projects


write edit share repeat 1I wanted to update my site a little bit to give people a better idea of what I’ve been working on lately.

New blog: 

Write. Edit. Share. Repeat is now my primary blog. It’s about writing, editing, social media and publishing.

If you’ve been kind enough to subscribe to my posts here, please consider visiting the new site and following me there. 

The site you’re viewing now is for my editorial consulting work. I’ll periodically update it, but most of my writing will be on the new site.

New services:

I’ve recently added social media marketing and guest blogging to my list of services. Last year, I wrote guest reviews and was the social media marketer for FestivalofFilms.com, a movie web site.

This year, I am doing social media marketing and guest blogging for Leadership Trainer Gary Winters. Click here for his blog, for which I am writing about leadership from an employee point of view.

I’ve added individual pages for all of my recent editing projects (see sidebar at right), as well as a page with all projects listed. I’ll be discussing these periodically.

All Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter followers or friends get a 20% discount on all rates. Just let me know where you found me. For a basic list of rates, click here.

New books:

I’m currently editing a science fiction book, which I’ll post a link to when it publishes, a new book by Totally Tyler (see below), as well as a new anthology of recovery stories for Grapevine Inc. Here are some of the other books I’ve either copyedited, proofread or acted as project editor on over the last year or so:

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Boys, Booze & Booty Calls: The Continued Tails of Totally Tyler

(click here for description)

By Totally Tyler, CreateSpace, 2013
My role: Copyeditor

Brief (case) Encounters

(click here for description)

By Alexander Hammond, Nazca Plains, 2011
My role: Copyeditor

Calls Beyond Our Hearing

(click here for description)

By Holly Menino, St. Martin’s Press, 2012
My role: Proofreader

Monterey Madness

(click here for description)

By L.C. Wright, Wings ePress, 2011
My role: Copyeditor

No More Playas

(click here for description)

By Brenda Jackson, St. Martin’s Paperbacks, 2012
My role: Proofreader

Spring Fever

(click here for description)

By Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin’s Press, 2012
My role: Proofreader

Step By Step

(click here for description)

By Anonymous, AA Grapevine Inc., 2011
My role: Project editor

Tales from the Edge of Forever

(click here for description)

By Alexander Hammond, Nazca Plains, 2010
My role: Copyeditor

Your Boyfriend and Other Guys I’ve Kissed

(click here for description)

By Totally Tyler, Nazca Plains, 2011
My role: Copyeditor
Click here for my rates for all editorial services

Young and Sober


For Young and Sober I acted as project editor, selecting all stories, arranging into appropriate themes, and writing the copy for the cover, foreword and chapter introductions.

Young and Sober: Stories from AA Grapevine

Anthology by various authors

Grapevine Inc., 2012

My role: Project Editor

Description from Grapevine Inc.
In this collection of Grapevine stories about the joys and challenges of getting sober at an early age, AA members talk about recognizing their disease even though their drinking may have only lasted a few years. Written by members who got sober in their teens, 20s and 30s, the articles in this book are about growing up young in AA, finding ways to connect when feeling different, getting involved in service and learning how to live a sober life joyously.

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Romance: Spring Fever


This romance novel was written by best-selling author Mary Kay Andrews and is set in a small southern town. It contains your typical good looking male and female leads, an even better looking female rival, and a nasty mother-in-law, among others.

Spring Fever

By Mary Kay Andrews

St. Martin’s Press, 2012

My role: Proofreader

Description from St. Martin’s Press:
The New York Times bestselling author of Summer Rental delivers her delicious new escapist novel about small towns, old flames, and deep secrets.
Annajane Hudgens truly believes she is over her ex-husband, Mason Bayless. They’ve been divorced for four years, she’s engaged to a new, terrific guy, and she’s ready to leave the small town where she and Mason had so much history. She is so over Mason that she has absolutely no problem attending his wedding to the beautiful, intelligent, delightful Celia. But when fate intervenes and the wedding is called to a halt as the bride is literally walking down the aisle, Annajane begins to realize that maybe she’s been given a second chance. Maybe everything happens for a reason. And maybe, just maybe, she wants Mason back. But there are secrets afoot in this small southern town. On the peaceful surface of Hideaway Lake, Annajane discovers that the past is never really gone. Even if there are people determined to keep Annajane from getting what she wants, happiness might be hers for the taking, and the life she once had with Mason in this sleepy lake town might be in her future.
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Non-fiction: Calls Beyond our Hearing


This was a book I proofread a few months back, and was about how and why animals communicate. I found it an interesting topic (and wanted to learn more about the subject). The author spent time on several animal research projects around the world and discovered that even the simplest of animals required many years of patient observation from researchers trying to interpret their communication.

Calls Beyond Our Hearing

By Holly Menino

St. Martin’s Press, 2012

My role: Proofreader

Description from Macmillan Publishers:
A worldwide journey through the mystery and science of animal communication.

Calls Beyond Our Hearing is a fascinating exploration of animals, their voices and their survival. Traveling from Panama to England, Africa to Puerto Rico, Quebec to America, Holly Menino learns from scientists, explorers and cutting-edge studies about a wide variety of animal species as they feed, play, fight, mate and communicate for survival. Voice by voice, researchers assemble the building blocks of animal communication, such as:

    –How tungara frogs distinguish one mate from thousands of suitors
    –The purposeful song duets of rare birds in a remote island wilderness
    –England’s iconic red deer and the interloper that is diluting the species
    –How meerkats gather, warn or help each other, and reject outsiders with vocalizations
    –The communication of elephants in close groups and across great distances

Calls Beyond Our Hearing will engage anyone interested in the musical world of creatures, and what animal communication can teach us about our own voices and songs.

Click here for my rates for editorial services.

Introducing …


This is my “official” introduction to “Arzooman Editorial Services.” After much contemplation, I have settled on a name for the business and I’ve officially upgraded my blog to a real website.

Further updates will follow. I’ll be offering an initial discount (to the end of August) to those who find me on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. I haven’t joined Google+ yet but I expect to soon, and the discount will be available there as well.

I am available for book editing and proofreading, as well as smaller projects such as website corrections, ebook formatting, blogging, and editing articles and papers.