Richard Shealy

With a background in linguistics, translation and language instruction, Richard Shealy is still early in his career of full-time work as a copyeditor for both traditional publishers (including houses of all sizes) and self-publishers. His primary focus is on fantasy and science fiction, but he works in other genres as well: YA, romance and crime/thriller, among others. His lifelong history of being a fan of SF/F, combined as it is with his equally lifelong word-nerdery, makes him wonder frequently why it took him so long to find this perfect job. He lives in New Jersey with his wife at the sufferance of their cats, who will likely be rather annoyed with him for leaving them with but one servant during this convention. sffcopyediting.com