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Hi, I'm Julie M. Rodriguez

Hi, I'm Julie M. Rodriguez

Writer, Editor, Designer

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My goal is to help aspiring authors break into print.

I’ve been writing professionally for the past 12 years, and I want to help others with a passion for the written word do the same! I work with authors in three different ways:

1. Providing Free Resources to Help Guide the Creative Process

As a professional writer, I know the struggle of trying to break into print firsthand. That’s why I’ve collected a free library of writing resources to help all aspiring writers reach their full potential. Whether you need help finding inspiration, you’d like to try a few exercises to hone your skills, or you want to learn how others have broken through, you’ll find what you’re looking for on my blog.

2. Editing, Proofreading, and Critiquing Manuscripts for Publication

I work with authors to help them prepare their manuscripts for submission to publishers or for self-publishing. As an editor, I identify problematic plot points, help develop characters, and check manuscripts for errors in grammar, punctuation, and formatting. So far, I’ve edited or proofread over 30 novels for publication. Since 2014, I’ve been a copyeditor with Curiosity Quills Press.

3. Designing Affordable Custom and Premade Covers for Self-Publishing Authors

I’m not only a professional writer – I’m also a visual artist and designer and I love creating covers and graphics for my own projects. Nothing makes me sadder than seeing self-published books with terrible covers, so in 2016 I decided to start offering my design services to writers getting ready to sell their books online. You can check out my available book cover designs here.

Recent Editing Projects

Here are just a few of the novels I've worked on.

The Dreamwalker Diaries by Jen Estes

I've edited the first two novels in Jen's ongoing series, "Fifteen" and "Sixteen" for Curiosity Quills Press.

Homunculus and the Cat by Nathan Croft

I proofread Nathan's novel for typos and formatting to prepare it for publication through Curiosity Quills Press.

The Faraday Files by Kate McIntyre

I've edited and proofread the first two books in Kate's ongoing series, "The Deathsniffer's Assistant" and "The Timeseer's Gambit" for Curiosity Quills Press.

The Faraday Files by Kate McIntyre

I've edited and proofread the first two books in Kate's ongoing series, "The Deathsniffer's Assistant" and "The Timeseer's Gambit" for Curiosity Quills Press.

The Unquiet Dead by Chris Dubecki

I proofread Chris' novel for typos and formatting to prepare it for publication through Curiosity Quills Press.

Star-Crossed by M.K. Sauer

I edited M.K. Sauer's comedy horror novel "Star-Crossed: The Confounding Calamities of Byron the Cad and Marietta the Zombie" for self publication on Amazon.

Fairy Keeper by Amy Bearce

I proofread Amy's novel for typos and formatting to prepare it for publication through Curiosity Quills Press.

Otto Von Trapezoid by Jesse Baruffi

I edited Jesse's debut novel, "Otto von Trapezoid and the Empress of Thieves" for Curiosity Quills Press.

Untaken by J.E. Anckorn

I proofread J.E.'s novel for typos and formatting to prepare it for publication through Curiosity Quills Press.

The Kootenai Brown Series by M.C. Piper

I helped author M.C. Piper develop and edit her trilogy of modern-day workplace fantasy novellas, the Kootenai Brown Series.

The Kootenai Brown Series by M.C. Piper

I helped author M.C. Piper develop and edit her trilogy of modern-day workplace fantasy novellas, the Kootenai Brown Series.

The Kootenai Brown Series by M.C. Piper

I helped author M.C. Piper develop and edit her trilogy of modern-day workplace fantasy novellas, the Kootenai Brown Series.

Altar of Reality by Mara Valderran

I proofread Mara's novel for typos and formatting to prepare it for publication through Curiosity Quills Press.

Burning Bright by Melissa McShane

I edited Melissa's magical Regency-era fantasy romance for Curiosity Quills Press.

Because of You by RaShelle Workman

I edited RaShelle's contemporary romance novel "Because of You," for Curiosity Quills Press.

The Lucky Clover Series by Olivia Love

I helped indie author Olivia Love revise her Lucky Clover romance mystery series for republication.

Going Through The Change by Samantha Bryant

I proofread Samantha's menopausal superhero novel for publication with Curiosity Quills Press.

Detour to Apocalypse by Michael Panush

I edited the second book in Michael's Rot Rods series for publication through Curiosity Quills Press.

Watch Me Burn by Sharon Bayliss

I edited the second book in Sharon's The December People series for Curiosity Quills Press.

I've Helped Dozens of Writers Polish Their Work for Publication

Here's what a few of them have to say:

I have been a language arts teacher and professional writer for 22 years.  It's extremely rare and quite humbling when I come across a student who knows the English language far better than I do.  When someone half my age can edit my own stories and articles like an old pro, catching errors I never would have seen, in both content and mechanics. Julie Rodriguez is that special person.  I have trusted her with the most important documents of my career and she's never let me down.

Miriam Darnell

Founder, Creative Writing Solutions and Druidawn Creations

I enlisted Julie's help in editing a 110,000 word speculative fiction novel. Not only was she prompt and very professional, her edits really helped to polish a rough slab of fiction into a publishable piece. What's great about Julie is her ability to see far into a novel and really strengthen the architecture of the story. Her overall editing was fantastic, but her line-edits also clarified my prose, allowing for a tight story line to shine through. Her keen eye reconstructed many an awkward phrase and created a flow that other editors can't seem to accomplish.

M.K. Sauer

Author, "Star-Crossed: The Confounding Calamities of Byron the Cad and Marietta the Zombie"

Julie Rodriguez was no less than instrumental in bringing my first book to life. Not only is she easy to work with and quick to boot, she does a good job of actually understanding your work and tailoring her editing style to what you need, rather than forcing it into some preconceived notion of what's expected. She's all about making your work into its highest and most idealized self. She's fair and honest and will come down with the might (metaphorical) pen to make corrections if your work needs it.

Jesse Baruffi

Author, "Otto Von Trapezoid and the Empress of Thieves"