Meet the Adepts

 

Lynn McNameeLynn

Owner

Lynn McNamee started as a book reviewer then morphed into editing and running Red Adept. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and dogs. Her son lives less than a mile away.

 

 


Line & Content Editors


KarenKaren Allen

Line Editor

Karen Allen has a degree in English language and literature and has edited a wide range of publications including novels, plays, screenplays, and tedious government documents.

When she’s not reading, Karen teaches music, homeschools her wild daughters, and enjoys life in Southeast Alaska.

 

 


 

SSBStefanie Spangler Buswell

Line Editor

Stefanie Spangler Buswell has a bachelor of arts from Western Illinois University. Her projects include everything from novels and children’s books to web content for small businesses. In her free time, she enjoys cultivating her plot of weeds that she hopes will one day become a garden and vacuuming her daughters’ messes off the carpet.

 

 


Kelly ReedKelly Reed

Line Editor

Lawrence Kelvin Reed (Kelly to you) has a B.A. and an M.A. in English literature. He was a copy editor at Pacific Press Publishing Association in Nampa, ID for more than two years and has taught English classes at La Sierra University in Riverside, CA for more than ten. Most of those classes have been college writing or English as a second language, but he did get to teach linguistics once, which was the best class ever.

Kelly enjoys reading, playing video games and board games, and watching many television shows and films. He is a cat person but believes that dog people are not wholly irredeemable.


Alyssa Hall Alyssa

Content Editor

Alyssa Hall has a BFA in writing, literature, and publishing from Emerson College and a graduate-level book publishing certificate from Boston University.  She currently works as an administrator for the Arts & Sciences Writing Program at Boston University and also writes theater reviews for The Arts Fuse, an online arts magazine.

When she is not working, she enjoys all types of science fiction and fantasy, theater (especially musicals), and reading as much as possible.


Sarah CarletonSarah Carleton

Line Editor

Sarah Carleton is a published poet and compulsive reader of fiction. She has a B.A. in English from Vassar College. As an editor, she has worked with all kinds of documents, but novels are her favorite.

When not reading and writing, Sarah spends her time playing old-time banjo, knitting, homeschooling, and learning languages. She lives in Tampa with her husband and son.


Jessica AJessica Anderegg

Content Editor

Jessica Anderegg is an editor with over five years experience working with both small presses and private clients.

When not editing, she teaches creative writing in Washington, DC and writes under the pen name Jessica Dall.

 


Angela McRae Angela McRae

Line Editor

Angela McRae is a former newspaper and magazine editor who started her own freelance writing and editing business so she could play on the Internet even more. She currently writes social media posts for local businesses and reviews and edits books. Her dream job would be to edit all those clever Facebook postings for proper spelling and punctuation. She enjoys gardening and pursuing her passion for teatime, frequently blogging about tea with friends around the world.

 


 

NeilaNeila Forssberg

Line Editor

Neila Forssberg has twenty years of editing experience. In addition to editing fiction, she has an extensive background in marketing and online communications. Most recently, she worked for Answers.com as a content quality manager. She attended The University of Kansas (Go, Jayhawks!) and has a degree in journalism.

When she’s not editing, Neila enjoys horror movies, live music, cooking, reading romantic suspense, and spending time with her family. She currently lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, two children, and a menagerie of pets.

 

 


Jennifer Wadsworth

Line Editor

Jennifer Wadsworth has a bachelor’s in human communication and a master’s in adult education and training. She’s worked with doctors and lawyers and at several levels of government, but thankfully, she still has some hair left, even if it is going white. As a lifelong reader, Jennifer has always escaped into books. In an effort to save what little hair she has left, Jennifer escaped the public sector to pursue a career in editing.

In 1998, Jennifer proudly married a geek, and they love doing geeky things together. She reads sci-fi, fantasy, historical fiction, and anything supernatural or paranormal because reality is overrated.

 


Sara N. Gardner

Content Editor

Sara N. Gardiner received her BFA in Creative Writing from Stephen F. Austin State University. She is a fiction writer who should be working on her novel but often relapses into short story format. When she’s not working on her own prose, she enjoys her second favorite storytelling medium: video games. Often.

She currently lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her wife and their cat.

 


Copy Editors and Proofreaders


Irene Steiger Irene

Proofreader

Irene Steiger spent most of her childhood with her nose glued to a book, and she’s still rarely without a stack from the library, though pesky little things like college classes keep getting in the way of her reading.

While she will read just about anything, her favorites are sci-fi/fantasy, humor, mystery, historical fiction, suspense, paranormal…and so on and so forth.

Irene is kept well in hand by her cat Felice, AKA Squeaky.


Kim HusbandKim Husband

Copy Editor

Kim Husband, M.A., is a freelance proofreader, copyeditor and writer based in the Twin Cities (MN). She has copyedited more than 100 textbooks for clients that include Sage Publications and Cambridge University Press, online course materials for the University of Minnesota, and corporate communications for Wells Fargo. She has also edited a dozen novels ranging in topic from autobiographical fiction to science fiction and taught writing at the University of Maine for two years.

In her free time, Kim studies and teaches T’ai Chi and other martial arts (and has edited and contributed to books on those subjects as well).


Kristina Baker

Copy Editor

Kristina Baker has a bachelor of arts from the University of Pittsburgh. She teaches English as a second language and is a freelance writer. In her free time, she likes to read and make pottery. She currently lives in South Central Pennsylvania.

 

 


Susannah Driver

Proofreader

Susannah Driver lives in North Carolina and has a bachelor’s degree in English. When not at her day job working at a telecommunications company, she enjoys reading anything from mysteries to sci-fi to contemporary fiction, writing, and traveling as much as possible.

 

 


Amanda Kruse

Proofreader

Amanda Kruse graduated magna cum laude with a BA in creative writing at the University of Colorado at Boulder and has a graduate level publishing certificate from the University of Denver. She has worked with individual and small presses as an editor and proofreader for the last five years.

When not editing, she spends her time reading, riding her horse, or traveling the world in search of adventures.

 


Laura Brooks

Proofreader

Laura Brooks is a retired registered nurse. She has been an avid reader since childhood; her favorite genres include mystery, romance, suspense, and paranormal. Her hobbies include reading, genealogy, research (“Inquiring minds want to know.”), maintaining several websites, sewing, and theatre. A recent transplant from Michigan, she currently lives in Alaska with her husband, sister, and dog.


Kate Birdsall

Proofreader

Kate Birdsall has been a writer since the third grade and has over ten years of editing experience. In addition to proofreading fiction, she edits nonfiction and academic work. Her day job is as an assistant professor; she teaches creative writing, professional writing, and first-year writing at a large university in the Midwest.

She enjoys writing her own prose, spending time with her wife (with whom she co-parents at least one too many four-legged creatures), working out, cooking, playing a variety of loud instruments, reading mystery and science fiction, and binge-watching Netflix.


 

 

 

 

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