Fuse It

December 1st, 2017

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This basic primer for using any and all things fusible covers the gamut of products available today and melds the boundaries between various crafting communities by empowering you with skills to mix and match various mediums and techniques. This project-oriented book, Fuse It and Be Done!, features 12+ items to create, using fusible products such as web with applique, threads and ribbons for embellishing, fleece for stabilizing, bias tape for stained glass work, batting, grid for mosaic and watercolor design.

April Michelle Davis proofread this manuscript in one week to aid the publisher and help keep the book on its publication schedule.

Forever Becoming

November 1st, 2017

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The Greatest Generation, as it has become known, survived the Great Depression and war and emerged to build a dynamic educated middle class in America. This is the personal story of one man born into poverty in the industrial city of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, at the dawn of the twentieth century.

A traumatic and turbulent childhood prompted this man’s youthful wanderings that inevitably led to prototypic American experiences at a time of great economic and social upheaval. It was the gritty descriptions of life on the road that evoked the human experiences of the time.

In spite of the harsh realities and a mother’s love and devotion that he had been denied, he overcame obstacles to seek his dream to be on the silver screen, only to discover that the journey of Forever Becoming is what finally brought him fulfillment and love. His story offers encouragement to those living in times of adversity, and it reveals that with perseverance and love and attention,  there is a reason for hope.

April Michelle Davis worked directly with the self-publishing company to proofread this manuscript before publication. April Michelle’s proofreading skills not only met but exceeded the author’s expectations for his book. April Michelle was acknowledged for preserving the reputation of the author and the reliability of the book as a resource through her attention to detail when it comes to egregious errors that would have affected the believability and reputation of both the book and the author if not corrected.

10 Steps to Successful Coaching

October 1st, 2017

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10 Steps to Successful Coaching demonstrates why coaching can be a powerful tool to drive organization performance and support the achievement of individual career goals. The solid, understandable process presented in the book encourages and supports positive, long-term change. Ultimately, the author contends, coaching is a pathway to greater satisfaction on the job (as a manager or employee) and at home (as a friend, spouse, and parent).

April Michelle Davis wrote the index for this book. April Michelle looks for ways to share her craft, so while examining the text for the index, she completed a light proofread as a courtesy to the publisher, which included any errors she noticed while examining the text for the index.

EI Teaches Macros 101

September 1st, 2017

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April Michelle Davis taught her course Macros 101 through the Pen Institute March 6 through March 27, 2017. Have you ever made a list of the repetitive tasks that you do on a recurring basis? Your list may consist of a few items to several items based on the project. April Michelle’s course Macros 101 teaches you how to put these lists into a macro where with one touch of a button all the tasks are done, and you can spend your time focused on writing and not formatting.

EI at Agile Writer Conference

August 1st, 2017

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April Michelle Davis spoke on the topic of Working with an Editor: The Editorial Process at the Agile Writer Conference on January 28. April Michelle , a professional freelance editor, shared from personal experiences as well as voicing what other editors and authors have told her about what can be done to stimulate the editor/author relationship and make it smooth and efficient while enhancing the end product. April Michelle has a wealth of knowledge and tips from her fifteen years as an editor that she considers as a privilege to pay forward and  in hopes to generate this same attitude in the industry.

EI Teaches Indexing 101

July 1st, 2017

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April Michelle Davis taught her course Indexing 101 through EFA on March 23 – May 12. April Michelle is a professional indexer who pays it forward by putting her learned skills into words that she shares with other indexers and those interested in the skill. April Michelle breaks it down in to 7 lessons, and during the final session, the participants actually create an index of the course text, which already has an index written, allowing students to compare their index after it has been written. The added value of this is that the participants’ indexes are critiqued by April Michelle, the professional indexer.

“Dummy” Hanson

June 1st, 2017

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Esten “Dummy” Hanson was born deaf. He couldn’t hear the applause or the jeers. But he sure could pitch a baseball. He was one of Minnesota’s premier amateur baseball pitchers in the early 1900s. “Dummy” Hanson is about a boy who grows into a man with a love and a talent and how he overcomes his challenges to pursue it.

April Michelle Davis worked with the author to substantively edit the manuscript. She and the author worked together over a 6-week period to fact check and correct grammatical errors, preparing the manuscript for the publisher.

"Dummy" Hanson - Edited

“Dummy” Hanson – Edited

Call of the Blue J

May 1st, 2017

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It is 2008, and the presidential election is about to take place. Jared Justin Juhl, Jr., as ”4J,” is about ready to accept his party’s nomination for reelection in Indianapolis. His campaign takes a bead turn when he faces murder charges for killing Jennifer Blue, his staff aide during his 1980 senate campaign twenty-eight years earlier. DNA test results are the basis for solving this ”cold case.”

A Constitutional crisis looms between the secret service and US Marshals, on 4J’s side, preventing his arrest for perceived political motivations, and local law enforcement, intent on arresting him. Both sides are empowered to arrest the other side’s members under the jurisdiction of each. Which side prevails in the crisis? Will 4J be found guilty of the murder with his DNA found at the scene?

April Michelle Davis spent one week proofreading Call of the Blue J for the self-publisher. She worked with the publisher to meet the author’s expectations and finalize a product the author could be proud of.

Call of the Blue J - Proofread

Call of the Blue J – Proofread

Bye Bye Monster

April 1st, 2017

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Joey had monsters in his closet, so bedtime was never easy. He heard strange noises in his room at night and often thought they were monsters. Joey is convinced he can face his fear when a furry monster named Barley pops out of his dresser drawer. Once Barley explains that all monsters aren’t scary, he takes Joey on an adventure to Monster Street where children go when they cannot sleep at night. All children will be able to relate to Joey’s nighttime challenge and will enjoy taking an adventure with him as he encounters handy ways to use his spray, meet new friends, and learn valuable lessons along the way.

April Michelle Davis proofread this children’s book, reviewing not only the text for errors but also the placement of the text on each page in comparison to the images. She worked with the self-publisher to finalize Bye Bye Monster before it was sent to the printer.

Bye Bye Monster - Proofread

Bye Bye Monster – Proofread

EI Teaches Macros 101

March 1st, 2017

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Learn from an expert in the industry, April Michelle Davis, the best practices of putting macros to work for you. April Michelle will work with you to design macros specifically to your specifications. April Michelle taught Macros 101 through the Editorial Freelancers Association October 5 to November 30. In this course, April Michelle and the participants created macros in several ways to fit each participant’s needs and skill level.