Scout Media

Established in 2013, Scout Media is an independent publishing company, record label, and copy-editing service for aspiring authors and musicians/bands.

Scout Media offers copy-editing / mechanical editing by Brian Paone on all genres of novels & short stories. We look for typos, punctuation errors, missing punctuation, capitalization errors, proper sentence structure and correct order of words, prepositions in the wrong place, double-prepositions, reduction of verb/preposition combos, unnecessary words, sentence fragments, run-on sentences, erroneous extra spaces, replacing ambiguous uses of the word 'it,' correct format for dialogue tags, misspelled words, comma splices, awkward sentences, flow and pace, correct tense, dangling participles, passive voice, appropriate contraction use, redundancy of words, misused words, suggestions with synonyms, incorrect use of italics or caps, proper formatting when naming a song, album, movie, book etc. title, highlight passages where the author is "telling and not showing," and all other formatting errors which will bring your story to industry standard.

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Brian Paone has provided copy-editing services for the following works:

NOVELS:
K.L. Holloway - Behind the Lens
K.L. Holloway - Cracked but Never Broken
Kathy Lewis - Souls Switching Bodies
L.J. Stephens - Genuine
Wim Verveen - Indexed
Kim Loraine - Restoration
Kim Loraine - Renovation


PARTIAL NOVELS:
Zhou Tai An - The Journey So Far (first chapter only)
Emily Conner - A Bittersweet Betrayal (first 9k words only)
Alicia Dada - Victory Fall (first chapter only)
Rianne Moss - It's Never Water Under the Bridge (first 12 chapters only)
Chris Ryan - Genius High (first 10 chapters only)


NOVELLAS:
D.L. Willette - Home is Where We Are


CHILDREN'S BOOKS:
Rebecca Homan Coors - A Little Fox Named Filmore


SHORT STORIES / NOVELETTES:
Irene Stark - Star Truck
Amy Hunter - No Cure for Blessed Hearts
Lucille Moncrief - Honor the Suffering
Lucille Moncrief - Nefarious
Dawn Taylor - For the Want of a Name
Kayleen Gardiner - [untitled "A Haunting of Words" submission]
P.J. Douglas - Dead Men Can Fly
Lauren Nalls - The Rub
J.M. Ames - Thankful
B. Kinder - Ghost Girl
G.V. Hitchman - Brian's Story
Jasmine Collins - Livingism
Nici Wyatt Thompson - A Long Time Coming
Diamantoula Triantafyllou - Precious Moments of Life
C.L. Steele - AI Cave
J.M. Ames - The Snow Bride
J.M. Ames - Only the Dead Go Free
J.K. Harrison - Stealing the Curse
David Williams - The London to Portsmouth Loop
Bryan Campbell - What Remains
Arielle Williams - Cost of Eternal Life
Matthew Stevens - The Spark of Ambition
Theresa Schevis - Sarah's Serenade
Diana Wilkie - Annie's Special Day
Brittany Rainsdon - Born of Ancestral Fire
Carl Jenkins - Things Left Behind
Carl Jenkins - The Knowing
C.L. Steele - Which Shoes?
Travis West - If It's Not Okay, It's Not the End
Jacklynn Desmond - Seventy-Five Pounds
Nici Wyatt Thompson - She Never Truly Died
Laurie Gardiner - Thief
M.R. Ward - The Road Back
Amy Hunter - Queen of the Waves
Patricia Rose - Maize
Jennifer Garrett - Secrets Never Die
D.L. Willette - Lost & Found
Dawn Taylor - Hum
Amy Hunter - Neighbors
Andrew Birch - Twin
Dawn Taylor - A Date With Lucy
Dawn Taylor - Come Back Next Tuesday
Rianne Moss - A Young Boy
C.L. Steele - Grandma's Cooking
Jennifer Skolney - Gray Lake
Gena White - The Strange Case of Esmeralda Woodrow
C.L. Steele - Finished
L.J. Stephens - Melodic Silence
Wim Verveen - Finding Soul
Justin Ames - Waves
Amy Hunter - Salted Ground
Laura Ings Self - Home
Sarah Louise Knight - Macey's Diner
M.R. Ward - Tootsie
D.L. Willette - Reflections of Memory
Ben Harris - Turnstile
Dawn Taylor - Pepe
D.L. Willette - In the Spirit of Harmony
Diana Wilkie - Waylon's Wailings
C.L. Steele - One & Only
K.L. Holloway -  Trapped by Design
K.L. Holloway - Beneath the Masks
K.L. Holloway - Gunpowder & Wool
Justin Cider - Unpicked Berries
Sarah Louise Knight - Full Disclosure
K.L. Holloway - White Moth & Clock Chimes
K.L. Holloway - Exchanging Paint
Analise Paone - The Other Side
Carl Jenkins - Jurassic Station
Patricia Stover - Creepers
E.C. Jarvis - Book of Flame (first 2k words only)
M.R. Ward - The Open Road
David Ritter - Lumber
Travis West - Bare-Knuckle Nick
Jacklynn Desmond - Six Miles to Suring
Matthew Stevens - Running into Trouble
Justin Ames - The Last Ride
Arielle Williams - Counting Lambs & Lions
David Williams - Get Your Kicks on Route 66
Kathy Lewis - Vision of Her Pain
Travis West - High on a New Thing
Matt Cogdill - Follow the Red
Douglas Esper - A Certain Point of View
Patricia Stover - Plastic Boy
Amy Hunter - Core
Dawn Taylor - The Double Nickel Tour
Christina M George - Caitlin's Engagement
Denise Longrie - Listen
Michelle Jillian Bailey - The Bayou Never Speaks
Randy Blazak – Elvis is My Rider
Chuck Mosley – Mark Bowen
Kim Loraine – Hungry: The Memoir of Abby Snow
Leah Lederman – Lithium Sandwich
Douglas Esper – My Wife’s Favorite
Travis West – The Most Beautiful Boy
Michelle Jillian Bailey – Roadkill
Richard Lopez Salgado – The World From Below
Stephanie Rogish – Saturday Night
Lee Diogeneia – Consumed
Jacob Prytherch – The Uncanny Mr. Bones
A Lee Ajang – Twin Lanes

Steven Hartov – Dead Drop
Faith Cooper – Aurora
Alfred Balcon – L’ultima Raccolta Dei Rifuti: The Ultimate Garbage Collection
Cynthia Paone – If This Color Could Tell a Story
Stephen Rhodes – Just Another Day in Hell
Dan Golden – It’s Yours
Alex Lonchiadis – Vampire Coyote