Meet the Dot and Dash Team

 
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ERIN SERVAIS

Erin is a book editor, author coach, sensitivity reader, educator, and founder of Dot and Dash, LLC. She has worked in book publishing for a lucky thirteen years, specializing in romance, women's fiction, and fantasy and also editing in other genres.

 

Erin has helped to bring hundreds of titles to print, including romance books that went on to be USA Today and Amazon best sellers and award-winning titles. She has worked with a Big Five publisher, a major children’s publisher, and a Hollywood podcast production team, but her favorite experiences have been helping women authors who self-publish. She has a certificate in editing and is a member of the ACES: The Society for Editing and the Professional Editors Network.

When she doesn't have her nose in a book, she runs the Writing Accountability Group on Meetup, the Dot and Dash Writing Community on Facebook, and the Lady Editors Tea Club. Erin also speaks nationally about writing, editing, and entrepreneurship. She lives with her husband, her teenage cat, and her odd-shaped dog in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 
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BRENNA BAILEY-DAVIES

Brenna is a book editor for independent authors. She specializes in fantasy and romance, though she also has experience in many other genres. She received her editing certificate from Simon Fraser University and is a member of Editors Canada. She is a copy editor, beta reader, and sensitivity reader for Dot and Dash.

 

In her spare time, she devours as many books as she can and bakes delicious treats to go with them. Brenna also loves traveling, and part of her heart resides in Scotland, where she completed her university degree. She lives in Calgary, Alberta, with her game-loving husband and her cuddly fur-baby.

 
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CRYSTAL SHELLEY

Crystal is a copy editor, proofreader, and sensitivity reader who primarily works with independent fiction authors. Her specialties are science fiction and fantasy, though she is open and available to work on all types of books.

She is also a licensed clinical social worker and unites her love of language and passion for social justice by advocating conscious language use and inclusive representation in her editorial work. She is the creator of the Conscious Language Toolkits for Editors and Writers and serves on the Executive Committee of ACES: The Society for Editing. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and dog. When she's not working with words, she's probably swearing at a video game.

 
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JACQUELYNN LYON

Jacquelynn is an author of fiction and poetry, as well as a beta reader and sensitivity reader. She recently spent a year teaching English as a foreign language in South Korea and is now living in Boston, Massachusetts, where she writes about the strange, fantastical, and romantic. She focuses on speculative fiction across different genres, and her favorite things to read are urban fantasy, offbeat sci-fi, and anything a little eerie. She currently has two novelettes and two short story collections for sale.

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ABBY KENDALL

Abby is a copy editor and proofreader who enjoys reading anything she can get her hands on. She earned her bachelor of arts in English from the University of Minnesota and spent two years as a journalist before landing in content marketing and book editing. In her spare time, she writes young adult fiction and enjoys a cozy life with her husband, tabby cat, and two rabbits at their home near the Twin Cities in Minnesota.

 

At Dot and Dash, we're editors, but we're also writers. When you work with us, you can trust we know the writing process inside and out and understand what it's really like to be an author.

We won't give you feedback that will make you cry, unless they're happy tears, and we won't rip your words to shreds. But, through our positive approach, we will help you improve and help you write a book you love.

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