Meet the Dot and Dash Team

 
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ERIN SERVAIS

Erin is the founder and managing editor of Dot and Dash, LLC. In her fourteen years in book publishing, she has helped to bring hundreds of titles to print, including romance books that went on to be USA Today and Amazon best sellers and other 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.

When she doesn't have her nose in a book, she runs the Writing Accountability Group and the Editors Tea Club. Erin also speaks nationally about writing, editing, and entrepreneurship. She lives with her husband, her odd-shaped dog, and her gaggle of plants in Minnesota.

Service Specialties

  • Author Coaching

  • Developmental Editing

  • Line Editing

  • Sensitivity Reading

Memberships

  • Editorial Freelancers Association

  • ACES: The Society for Editing

  • Professional Editors Network

  • Midwest Independent Publishers Association

Genre & Subject Specialties

  • Romance

  • Women's Fiction

  • Fantasy

  • LGBTQ

Presentations

  • ACES: The Society for Editing

  • Editors Canada

  • Professional Editors Network

  • Women in Publishing Summit

  • Writers of Strange Fiction Convention

  • Sensitivity Reader Podcast

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BRENNA BAILEY-DAVIES

In addition to her work with Dot and Dash, Brenna Bailey-Davies is the owner and lead editor of Bookmarten Editorial, where she provides copyediting and proofreading services for indie authors of fantasy and romance.

 

When she's not editing, she writes queer contemporary romance novels under the pen name Brenna Bailey, and she is an avid reader, a starry-eyed traveler, and a home baker. She lives in Calgary, Alberta, with her game-loving husband and her cuddly fur-baby.

Service Specialties

  • Line Editing

  • Copy Editing

  • Proofreading

  • Sensitivity Reading

Genre & Subject Specialties

  • Romance

  • Fantasy

  • LGBTQ

Memberships

  • Editors Canada

  • The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi)

Presentations

  • ACES: The Society for Editing

  • Editors Canada

  • Quill & Cup 

  • Writers of Strange Fiction Convention

  • Midnight Quill Podcast

  • Indie Know Podcast

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CRYSTAL SHELLEY

In addition to her work with Dot and Dash, Crystal Shelley is the owner of Rabbit with a Red Pen, where she provides editing and authenticity reading services to fiction authors. Drawing on her background as a social worker, she unites her love of language and her 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 board of ACES: The Society for Editing. When she's not working with words, she's probably swearing at a video game.

 

Service Specialties

  • Line Editing

  • Copy Editing

  • Proofreading

  • Sensitivity Reading

Subject Specialty

  • Conscious Language

Memberships

  • ACES: The Society of Editing (board member)

  • Editorial Freelancers Association

  • Utah Freelance Editors

Presentations

  • Penguin Random House

  • ACES: The Society for Editing

  • Editorial Freelancers Association

  • Chartered Institute of Editing and Publishing

  • Editors Canada

  • Northwest Editors Guild

  • Women in Publishing

  • The Editing Podcast

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Service Specialties

  • Developmental Editing

  • Manuscript Evaluation

  • Sensitivity Reading

JACQUELYNN LYON

Jacquelynn is an author of fiction and poetry, as well as a content editor and sensitivity reader. She writes speculative fiction across different genres and currently has two Sapphic short story collections for sale, The Soft Landing Collection and Rules for Loving Haunted Girls.

 

She specializes in editing fantasy, sci-fi, and romance. She is also versed in nonfiction with a bachelor's from the University of Colorado in history and political science and a certificate in teaching English as a foreign language. She has a passion for travel, jogging, and all things cats.

Genre & Subject Specialties

  • Fantasy

  • Science Fiction

  • Romance

  • LGBTQ

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JENNIFER DINSMORE

Jennifer is a copy editor and proofreader for independent fiction authors. She has experience in many genres, but best enjoys contemporary, speculative, and historical fiction. She has a certificate in Creative Book Publishing from Humber College and is a member of both the Editorial Freelancers Association and ACES: The Society for Editing. She also holds a certificate in proofreading from Editors Canada.

 

When she’s not editing, she is likely reading. Jennifer also enjoys writing and painting and going for long runs. She lives in Ontario, Canada, with her husband and two sweet fur-babies. 

 

Service Specialties

  • Line Editing

  • Copy Editing

  • Proofreading

  • Copywriting

Genre & Subject Specialties

  • Speculative Fiction

  • Historical Fiction

Memberships

  • ACES: The Society of Editing 

  • Editorial Freelancers Association

Special Certifications

  • Creative Book Publishing Certificate, Humber College

  • Certified Proofreader, Editors Canada

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Service Specialties

  • Line Editing

  • Copy Editing

  • Proofreading

  • Sensitivity Reading

ALICIA CHANTAL

Alicia is an editor and writer who provides copy editing, proofreading, and sensitivity reading for Dot and Dash. She has a background in public relations and is passionate about helping writers create messages that educate and empower. Alicia was a member of Editors Canada’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion task force and served as co-coordinator of her local chapter. She’s currently a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and an Entry-Level Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, where she also serves as co-coordinator of Cloud Club (West).

 

When not at her desk in Edmonton, Alberta, she can be found spending time with her family, reading, watching a good show, or walking in all kinds of weather.

Genre & Subject Specialties

  • Nonfiction

Memberships

  • Editorial Freelancers Association

  • Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading

Presentations & Articles

  • Deliberate Freelancer Podcast

  • Writers' Guild of Alberta

  • Writing for Black Joy

  • Simon Fraser University

  • ACES: The Society for Editing

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