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Lucie Le Blanc
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Come on, mom. Can't a guy take his bath in private?
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Ha ha ha! Love the little fellow! 
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Hello all!

I have a question: I'm not an author, but a reviewer and copy editor. Are critiques welcome?

If yes, where should I leave them. I'd like it to be here in the posts' comments, where all members can discuss them and where we don't need to log in or register to be able to do so.

(I always wanted to try this Poll thingie. Here's my chance!)
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Of course. ;)
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Here's my review for In Your Dreams (The Aldaya Series Book 1)
by +John Swan

This is a good YA fantasy story, in general. The characters are lovable (or despicable in some cases) and the world building is AMAZING. There was a huge amount of work put into this. The author built a whole fantasy world, with different cities and regions and mythology and history. The author was very thorough and painted his world beautifully.

But this also created a huge problem with this book: the story is so crammed full with information that the text becomes heavy. Even the dialogs are used as a mean to insert more backstory. I think the author was on the right path with the prologue and could have continued inserting the backstory in the form of old texts, thus separating the info from the story, creating something lighter and easier to read.

This story has so much potential, but it really needs a bit of smoothing: I can see the writer’s strokes, what he was trying to do, the writing techniques he used, and that jerked me out of the mood in places. He just needs that little bit of confidence to go with the flow and not try too much to make everything perfect. Another pass of proofing would have been great, too: there are still a lot of typos and misuse of words, like affect being used instead of effect.

Still, I would recommend this story and I will read the next installment for sure. The cliffhanger was beautifully done and I can’t wait to see how this author will grow and evolve with more writing experience.
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Lucie Le Blanc

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Hello Columbus!

I am not a resident of your beautiful city, I'm not even in the US, nor is English my native language. But I have now a particular interest in following your city's news and events.

I am the proud aunt of Olivier Le Blanc, who's been drafted by the Blue Jackets this year.

I just wanted to say a big thank you for the warm welcome and attentive care he receives every time he is called to visit Columbus.

If he ever makes the team, be sure I'm going to be visiting you!
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My review of Not His Kiss to Take
By: Finn Marlowe

Amazing story. Really nicely told, if in need of a bit of proofreading. The characters are realistic and it’s easy to get touched by them. And the sex scenes are extremely hot. Well done.

A single kiss could change both their lives forever, but it’s not his kiss to take…

Dr. Evan Harrison has become a recluse, a prisoner inside his own house, felled in his prime by a migraine headache without end. All he’d ever wanted was to be a doctor, and now he’s nothing – until chance delivers a beaten and battered Jamie into his care. Fourteen years his junior, gorgeous, mouthy, stubborn and…completely and unquestionably straight. Maybe. Or maybe not…
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I'm not an author but I guess this is still the place where I get to introduce myself. ;) I might yet become one, but, for the moment, my interests and energies are mostly directed toward the publishing process.

About me

I am a French-Canadian living in Quebec City. Since the time I learnt to read, I've had a book in my hands. I became fascinated with reading in English at the age of 16, after a summer spent with my English speaking cousins. I discovered that, as much as French is a beautiful language, it is too stilted to express thoughts and images well.

I honed my English reading skills on... Harlequin books. ;) Yeah yeah, not the most literary stuff, but I had a lot vocabulary to learn before becoming fluent enough to attack heavier reads. And getting my hands on books written in English in a province with such drastic laws on French protection was quite the challenge.

Then I discovered a little hole-in-the-wall comic store that could provide me with my new drug: Marion Zimmer Bradley's books. Still not the most literary stuff, but they opened my mind in ways a strictly raised roman-catholic girl, struggling to understand why her sexuality was so different from her peers, could not expect.

From there, I read everything from Juliet Marillier, Edward Rutherford, Stephen Lawhead, Diana Paxson, Jane Yolen, and so on.

Work experience

For multiple reasons, I never got to finish college. First time I went was to study design. Second time was to study library sciences. I ended up, eventually, with a printing diploma. But everything I learned in college, I still use to this day. It shaped me into what I am today.

I was a money carrier for 15 years, a printing press operator, a truck driver (delivery, dumper, snowplow, semi-trailer... you name it, I probably drove it.) Now I'm back to printing. I finally found a place where quality was important. Been there 5 years.

But each of those jobs had only one purpose: pay the bills and fuel my hobbies. I never stopped reading.

Life experience

I've been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Polyarthritis at the age of 37. I had to slow down. A lot. Which gave me time to discover... the Internet! I had owned PCs since the late 80s, but it wasn't until 2007 that I got my first connection to the World Wide Web.

I came to the wonderful world of self-publishing through... podiobooks (serialized audiobooks). I jumped into that world with all the frenzy of a kid in a candy shop.

In 2010, I made my first trip to Balticon (the Maryland scifi convention) where a large number a self-published authors and podcasters meet every year. I found a family there. Nathan Lowell, Scott Sigler, Paul Cooley, Abigail Hilton, J. Daniel Sawyer, Evo Terra, Nobilis Reed,...

I began receiving unpublished manuscripts and unedited audio for my perusal. From there, it was just a small step for me to proof the manuscripts and learn how to edit the audio. What a blast it's been since then!

I became involved in the self-publishing process in all the ways that I can help. I even dabbled in cover design and learned some HTML and CSS. I edited podcasts. My goal? Start a small publishing house.

Where I'm at

*I copy edit for a bunch of selected authors.
*I'm an editor for Coming Together, a small press that publishes erotica for charity. I get to accept or reject stories. Nerve wracking!
*I edit audio for an audiobook and voice over narrator
*I scout publishing platforms for new authors. I read their stuff and I write critiques. I'm trying to make the self-publishing world a better place.
*I moderate self-publishing communities on G+.
*I'm an intern for Podiobooks.com where, under Evo Terra's tutelage, I'm learning about author and book promoting. I'm also learning a whole new set of publishing tools.

* Favorite genres*

History (pre-Georgian England, New France genealogy)
Erotica.
M/M erotica.
Dark science-fiction.
Dark fantasy.

Links

My website: http://www.publibris.com/

Coming Together: http://www.eroticanthology.com/

Podiobooks
-Website: http://podiobooks.com/ -G+ page: 
https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/117798157258572080176/+Podiobooks2005/posts -Mentorship program:
https://plus.google.com/communities/105802387371886671092

Moral Fortitude, editor's page: http://www.moralfortitude.com/services/seeking-beta-editors/lucie-le-blanc/

Pinterest boards:
-Ebook covers, doing them right:
http://www.pinterest.com/lulubizou/ebook-covers-doing-them-right/ -Book reviews:
http://www.pinterest.com/lulubizou/book-reviews/
Parce que votre histoire mérite d'être lue / Because your story deserves to be read
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My review of The Prophecy Wolves (Resurrection Series Book 1)
By: M. Lee

It's so sad to read a story that has everything to be a hit and realise the author didn't bother with the editing process. For a werewolf story, this one had a really original plot and very sexy scenes. But the typos are just killing me... there are so many of them, they make reading this story challenging. And it's not just the typos, it's the recurring misuse of certain words, too: inhabitation instead of inhibition, peddle instead of pedal, pier instead of pyre, etc...

This story really deserves a much better treatment. It's really worth it.


Evelyn Trinity lives a guarded life. She is cautious, prepared and fully capable. Life has been unrelenting in its cruelty but at one time so had Eve.
Cain Dempsey lives the life he chose… for the most part. As leader of the Trackers, an elite team of highly trained killers, he is in constant danger. Finding a woman to be with is not on his to-do list. 
That is until Evelyn walks into the same hole in the wall bar as Cain. Circumstances beyond Evelyn's control lead Cain to her doorstep and she unknowingly finds herself in the middle of something she never bargained for. 
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Here's my review for In Your Dreams (The Aldaya Series Book 1)
by +John Swan

This is a good story, in general. The characters are lovable (or despicable in some cases) and the world building is AMAZING. There was a huge amount of work put into this. The author built a whole fantasy world, with different cities and regions and mythology and history. The author was very thorough and painted his world beautifully.

But this also created a huge problem with this book: the story is so crammed full with information that the text becomes heavy. Even the dialogs are used as a mean to insert more backstory. I think the author was on the right path with the prologue and could have continued inserting the backstory in the form of old texts, thus separating the info from the story, creating something lighter and easier to read.

This story has so much potential, but it really needs a bit of smoothing: I can see the writer’s strokes, what he was trying to do, the writing techniques he used, and that jerked me out of the mood in places. He just needs that little bit of confidence to go with the flow and not try too much to make everything perfect. Another pass of proofing would have been great, too: there are still a lot of typos and misuse of words, like affect being used instead of effect.

Still, I would recommend this story and I will read the next installment for sure. The cliffhanger was beautifully done and I can’t wait to see how this author will grow and evolve with more writing experience.
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It would be my pleasure.
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Here I am  - 
 
Hello folks! And thank you +DL Keur for the invite!

I'm going to share with you something really personal, really intimate. I had it tough while growing up but this series was my inspiration, it gave me strength and that's where my mind went when things got too rough.  It gave me a set of values that shaped me into the adult I am. I still have a copy of the (really bad) fanfic I wrote at age 15. ;)

(You probably know this guy as Captain Harlock but in French he's called Albator.)
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  • Couvent de Lévis
    Highschool, 1979 - 1984
  • Cégep François-Xavier Garneau
    Library sciences, 1993 - 1996
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Not your usual kind of girl... At 6'2 how could I be ? I have the heart of a lady in the body of a wrestler...
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Proofreader in French and English. Audio editor. Intern at Podiobooks.com.
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Founder of the Quebec City Tall Club
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Proofreader in french and english. Podcast addict and editor.
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Quebec City - Montreal - Donnacona - Lévis
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My favorite restaurant in Quebec City. The food is amazing (I recommend the bison fajitas: the salsa is to die for), the ambiance and decor are warm and it has menus for every budget.
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