Welcome to my realm!
I’m Nina Lane, an experienced copyeditor and a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. I have copyedited numerous contemporary and historical romances, as well as erotica, women’s fiction, paranormal, science fiction, and adventure novels.
I hold a master’s degree in Library and Information Studies, which means I not only have a great love for books, but also for organization and research. I know style guides (CMoS, MLA, APA) and databases very well, and I know where to find the answer to a question.
I also have a Ph.D. in Art History (oh, for the love of research…), and alongside writing my dissertation (Harvest of Memories: Nationalism and Primitivism in late 19th and early 20th Century French and Russian Art), I’ve both written and edited journal articles on historical topics.
I’m a graduate of UCLA, UC Riverside, and McGill University in Montreal. In addition to writing and editing, I’ve worked at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and curated both art and photography exhibitions. I’ve also worked as a transcriptionist, a teaching assistant, a bookseller, and a lecturer—all positions in which my love of detail and accuracy served me well.
What does all that mean for you?
It means that I’m a precise, organized, and thorough copyeditor who will edit your novel according to Chicago Manual of Style guidelines, checking for grammar errors, awkward phrasing, typos, story inconsistencies, word repetition, punctuation, and overall flow of text. For historical novels in particular, I use the Oxford English Dictionary to research accurate word use and anachronistic phrases.
Because I am also an author, I am very attentive to your particular writing style and will work to ensure that my edits suit your author voice.