I’m trying my hand at merging the beginnings of two pretty good short stories into a novel. The first story is a romance that blossoms into love. The second is a murder mystery encompassing law firm and police department intrigue. The thread that ties the stories together is a guy named Jake, a private investigator hired by a Portland City Councilman, and a young woman named Maggie, a lawyer at a firm in Lake Oswego. Circumstances beyond anyone’s control bring these characters and many others together in significant ways. Working titles: Murder in the City of Roses; The Social Contract and Crime on the Oregon Coast.
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Thirty years of experience as a legal secretary, corporate paralegal and executive assistant have taught me to professionally proofread and edit legal documents of all kinds, complexities lengths and natures. I am at a crossroad and have decided it is time to change careers from editing and proofing legal documents in favor of editing and proofing manuscripts, short stories, articles, media posts and blogs. To round out my expertise, I earned a copyediting certificate at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. If you have a manuscript you'd like readied for independent publication OR submission to a named publishing house OR perhaps you have a short story (article) you'd like polished for submission to a magazine or writing contest, I hope you will contact me to perform a final run-through prior to submission. View all posts by cheryl.r.mealy