About the Editing Sweetheart

About Your Editor:
My name is Claudette Cruz.

I am fluent in both English and Spanish, have a bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Puerto Rico, and have an editing certificate from the University of Chicago. 

I have been working as a copyeditor since 2012. Some of the genres I've worked with are fantasy, science fiction, romance, erotic romance, autobiography, and others. I am open to working with any fiction genre, no matter the content, although my favorites are fantasy, paranormal, science fiction, and crime thrillers.
Excellence and Professionalism
 I have edited over two hundred manuscripts and worked with dozens of authors. My client list grows monthly. 
Affordable Pricing
I offer very competitive rates. In all the "profesionally edited" books I have worked on, I have found many errors, resulting in very pleased clients. Give me a try. Request your sample edit today. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Do you provide sample edits?

I am happy to provide a sample edit. Send me the first 1,500 words of your manuscript and I will send your sample edit back within forty-eight hours.

What happens if I don't agree with your edits?

Ultimately, it is entirely your choice whether you accept my edits or not, but please remember these edits are made based off the rules of the Chicago Manual of Style, and there is a sound reason for all of my suggestions.

Which genres do you work on?

I will work with any genre, including erotica. 

Can I pre-book a date for you to start working on my manuscript?

Yes, you can book a spot for a future date with a 50% deposit. Please note I'm usually booked 2–4 weeks in advance, so take that into consideration when requesting a deadline. I'd prefer to be given at least two weeks' notice so I can wrap up any current projects. 

I have a question I don't see listed here.

Please contact me at claudettecruz@ymail.com with any questions you may have. I will reply within 24 hours. 

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Who designed your business website?

Colleen Sheehan from Write. Dream. Repeat. designed my website in its entirety. She also created my business's Facebook page's banner and my logo. Contact her here for all your website needs. She is very talented, patient, and knowledgeable.

Which style guide do you use?

All my edits are based off the Chicago Manual of Style recommendations. For spelling and hyphenation, I use the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. 

What format should my manuscript be in?

I mainly work off .doc or .docx documents, but am willing to use Google docs if that's what my clients require. 

How do I pay for your services?

I only accept Payment through Paypal. I will send an invoice for the deposit before beginning work, and for the remaining balance once I have finished working on your manuscript. You can also pay the whole fee upfront if that is easier for you—ask for a discount for paying upfront!  

How long will you take to edit my manuscript?


I take about two weeks for a 60,000-word manuscript. Rush editing is available for an extra $200, and takes 7 business days. There is a money-back guarantee if I am not able to complete your rush request. Please note that rush jobs are only available on a case-by-case basis. 

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Past Work

Joseph Lallo

- The Book of Deacon

- The Great Convergence

- The Battle of Verrill 

- Bypass Gemini

- Unstable Prototypes

M.K. Baxley

- The Mistress's Black Veil

- A Man in Want of a Wife

- The Cumberland Plateau 

- Dana Darcy

Kevin Moss

- The Realm: Discovery

- The Realm: Return 

- The Realm: Odyssey

Jeff Gunzel

- Land of Shadows

- Siege of Night

- Lost Empire

- Reborn

- The Trials of Ashbarn

- End of Days

- The Shadow

- A Rip in Time

- Of Blood and Blade

- A Rising Storm

Jason Tesar

- The Awakened: Book One

- The Awakened: Book Two

- The Awakened: Book Three

- The Awakened: Book Four

- The Awakened: Book Five

- Manifestation

- Inhabitation

Justin Swapp

- The Magic Shop

I.D. Blind

- Witch Hollow and the Wrong Spell

- Witch Hollow and the Fountain Riddle

- Witch Hollow and the Dryad Princess

- Witch Hollow and the Spider Mistress

Marius Adams

- A Mind of State

- The 2552 Summer Olympics

Ola Wegner

- Mafia

- Her Voice of Reason

-Reduced Circumstances

-August in Derbyshire

Victor González

- 1968 Azteca Insurgency

Khalid Hilali

- Seeking Justice

Charlotte English

- Black Mercury

JD Byrne

- The Water Road

- The Endless Hills

- Bay of Sins

- Gods of the Empire

Zach Jenkins

- Game Changing Drive

- The Perfect Catch

Meredith Clarke

- For Bear or For Worse

Steve M.

- The Robespierre Uprising

- The Robespierre Utopia

- The Toleway Escape

- The Last Believer

- Earth 7

Kathleen McClure and L. Gene Brown

- The Gemini Hustle

Kathleen McClure and Kelley McKinnon

         - Soldier of Fortune

- Reversal of Fortune

- Outrageous Fortune

Lane Mason

-Agent Dark: Vegas

Dharma Kelleher

-Blood and Fire

Mike Ryan

-The Porter Complication

-The Porter Predicament

Claire Gager

- The Last Prophet: Guarding Sophia

Lauren Quick

- The Mayhem Sisters

- Fly by Midnight

R. Janvier DelValle

- Sword from the Sky I: Blade School of Daví

- Sword from the Sky II: The Endless Night

- The Valentine Circle

Frank Percacciante

- The Forgotten Hero

Ray Ayles

- Love's Promise is Forever

- The Cult of Asthamoth

Hannibal Adofo

- Soliloquy 

Ronnell Porter

- Dragonfly

Darrell King

- 3 Tymez Dirty: Chopp'd N' Skrewd 

Chris Osborn

- Building Dad: Journal of a New Father

David Van Zummeren

- Betrayed

Trudy Wassenaar

- An unusual job

- DNA doesn't lie

J Ellen Ross

- A Gift Freely Given

- As Dragons from Sleep

C.C. Ekeke

- Star Brigade: Odysseys - An Anthology

- Star Brigade: The Supremacy

- Star Brigade: Resurgent

- Star Brigade: Ascendant 

- Star Brigade: Maelstrom 

Harry Manners

- Ruin

Ella Adamian

- His Name is Killian

Lynda Belle

- Highlander Bride Taken: Scottish Erotic Tales #1

- Highlander Bride Seduction: Scottish Erotic Tales #2

- Highlander Bride Freedom: Scottish Erotic Tales #3

- Rockin' Him Fierce: Hot Groupies #3

- The Perfect Escort: On Call Series #1

- The Perfect Date: On Call Series #2

- Bordello of Vampire Pleasures 1

- Bordello of Vampire Pleasures 2

- Bordello of Vampire Pleasures 3

- For The Women of Rome: Roman Erotic Tale #1

- The Day I Met Her

- The Night I Met Him

- A Cat For Two

- I'll Be Home For Christmas

Jessica McCrory

        - The Phoenix

- The Fighter

- The Sorceress 

Pamela Sparkman

- A Monster Like Me 

Debbie Civil

- Escape

- Hidden

- Talented

- Tranquil

Marc Landau

- Turtle Cove

Bill Walker

- A Man Out of Time


- The Normandy Club

- D-Notice

Hans Joachim Palm

- Codename Hannibal

Julles Burn

- Lust Angel

Holly Stone

- Throttle: A Stepbrother Romance

Misha Carver

- Purrfect Chaos

- Purrfect Storm

- Purrfect Harmony

- Billionaire Seeks an Heir #1

- Billionaire Seeks an Heir #2: Unraveled Lives

- Billionaire Seeks an Heir #3: Unforgettable Melody

- Sasha's Storm: Triple Threat

- Light my Fire: Big City Heat #1

- I'm on Fire: Big City Heat #2

- Ring of Fire: Big City Heat #3

- The Christmas Homecoming

- The Christmas Reunion

- Jingle Bell Growl

- Jingle Bell Howl

- Jingle Bell Prowl

Marisa Reiss

- Shane #1 Off to College

- Shane #3 Making the Grade

- Romancing Stone Coming Out Loud Book 1

- Bearing my Burdens

Chera Zade

- Punished by the King

- Conquering the King's Concubine

Ana Lee

- Driving Miss Casey

- Caught in the Crossfire Book 1: A Dangerous Seduction

- Caught in the Crossfire Book 2: Undercover Games

- Caught in the Crossfire Book 3: Breaking News

- Seduced by my Roommate

- Unconventional Business: Fast Times at the Clairmont

Lizzie Lyn Lee

-Tamed: A Dangerous Curves Novella

Wolf Specter

- White Tiger Passion

- White Tiger Seduction

Adriana Jones

-In Bed With the Outlaw

Elly Loughlin 

- Waking Lyra

Vito Zuppardo

- Alluring Lady Luck

- Tales of Lady Luck

Ema Zane

-Lured To The Bear Commune: Kodiak Commune

-Lured To The Bear Commune: Part Two

Michael Sanford

-The Girl With Red Hair

- Remembered

Liam Donnelly


-The Ethereal Vision

- The Crystal Tower

Katie Epstein

-Strike at Midnight

Jenna Bernel

-Taste for Blood: Simmer

Michael Evans

- Control Freakz Series

A. Rosaria

- Dead Start

R. A. McGee

-Savage Code: A Porter Novel

-Moving Target: A Porter Novel

-Rough Company: A Porter Novel

-Sanctioned: A Blackthorn Thriller (The Blackthorn Thrillers Book 1)

-Disavowed: A Blackthorn Thriller (The Blackthorn Thrillers Book 2)

-Rogue: A Blackthorn Thriller (The Blackthorn Thrillers Book 3)

Ava Devlin

-The Somerton Scandals: The Dreamer and the Debutante

-The Somerton Scandals: The Viscount and the Vixen

-The Marquis, the Minx, and the Mistletoe

K. C. Ames

-A Beach House to Die For

-A Book to Die For

-A Reality Show to Die For

-An Orchid to Die For