Mystery Novels And Other Fiction
Coming Soon: New Crime Series
This first one is about a series killer, who keeps two homicide detectives busy. More on the story's progress later. Stay tuned.
Tools of The Trade
Several years ago I began using PageFour for working on manuscripts (apart from the every day standard tool MS Word). Then Scrivener for Windows became available, and I began to write with it for a while. However, I returned to PageFour as it was more intuitive for my writing habits.
Later on, the company released Atomic Scribbler as the long awaited successor of PageFour, and I jumped to it. This nifty writer software is specifically designed for novelists and short story writers, but works just fine for non-fiction writers as well. Right down my alley.
Even more so, as the former stand alone version of SmartEdit turned into an [optional] Add-In for Atomic Scribbler. They both are the perfect combination to correct your manuscript from within the writer tool without losing your thought process. This combination gives Atomic Scribbler an advantage I don't want to miss anymore.
Same goes for the Word Add-In SmartEdit for Word. It's my indispensable editing tool to clean up final drafts, and its upgrade option to SmartEdit Pro allows me heavy duty work for professional editing.
I have earned my experience during years working in a corporate environment, filled with editing, writing, and in-house publishing under tight deadlines. Yet, over the last few years of my freelancer life, I longed more and more for writing my own fiction instead of brushing up other writers' manuscripts.
Finally I decided to be on the other side of the fence, and not only write thrillers, but publish them under my own name. Next in line is a thriller series, with the first book most likely ready some time late fall. The final date depends on other editors' schedules, and their availabilty. Now it's on me to avoid writer's tunnel vision, and to work with editors. I'll keep everybody informed about the progress. Stay tuned.
Meet the Writer
I chose the engineering path as part of my education, and specialized in electronics and aviation. Working for airlines exposed me more to American English. So I spent a small fortune on perfecting it at Berlitz, and it was my prevailing language from then on.
We decided to settle in Malta [Mediterranean], and consider this our 'home' for the time being. I am registered as an independent copy editor and writer here in Malta.
Tools for WritersSmart Edit
First-pass Editing Tool
For Novel and Short Story Writers.
Android apps for personal use
or business. Google Play.
What I still offer, while writing books.
The digitizing service is useful for writers or authors who lost their original files, but still have a print copy at hand. Please feel free to contact me. I will work with you, and make room for you between my own writing activities. You can have your digital resources back soon, and for an affordable fee. I know how disastrous any loss of digital work can be for a writer.
How to contact me