A BIT MORE ABOUT ME
Hi! I’m Angela Traficante. I live near Boston, MA, USA, and I specialize in providing editing and beta reading services for self-published authors. I graduated in 2009 from Bennington College with a dual degree in Literary Arts and Computer Science. In 2018, after spending nearly a decade in the tech industry as a software developer and technical product manager, I decided to turn my part-time beta reading hobby into a full-time freelance business.
I’ve been beta reading since 2008 and editing since 2018. I’m an author myself (Ella M. Lee on Amazon), so I know exactly how hard it is to finish a story and put it out to the world. Because of that, I seek to be thorough, constructive, and helpful in all my editing and beta reading feedback. I’m a professional member of the Editorial Freelancer’s Association and the ACES, and I use their resources to improve my editing and business skills. I often pull from my extensive reading and my own experience self-publishing to help guide my clients in how to plan, prepare, and market their books.
When I’m not writing or editing, I love to read, travel the world, cook, bake, drink tea, play with fountain pens, figure skate, and roast coffee.
When editing and beta reading, my preferred genres are fantasy, paranormal, light sci-fi, romance (all heat levels), mystery, horror, thriller, suspense, speculative fiction, historical fiction, and literary fiction. I mostly edit adult and young adult novels, but I have some experience with mid-grade fiction as well. At this time, I do not beta read or edit non-fiction, memoir, or children’s books.
If all of that sounds interesting to you, feel free to get in touch regarding your next project! I’m happy to discuss what I can do for you, show you samples of my prior work, or take a look at your manuscript and evaluate its needs. I’ll always give my honest opinion of what value I can provide, as well as what I think will improve your project the most.