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Cher Smith, Editor

Cher is the owner and primary editor of Dead Key Publishing. She has more than 30 years of editing experience and has edited everything from short stories and poetry to dissertations, magazines and novels from major publishing houses. She is the author of two published novels, several magazine articles and short stories, and co-author of a book on race relations. She is known by her friends as The Comma Queen and is happiest when she is editing.


Dead Key Publishing uses the talents of several readers in order to select the best of the many submissions we receive. To describe our readers as voracious is an understatement. They have experience in traditional books and electronic books.