New Project: Fierce Compassion
I worked on a project a few months ago that is just now being released. It’s a book called Fierce Compassion, by Kristin and Kathryn Wong, and I provided the copy editing for it.
Fierce Compassion is an amazing true story of a woman who lived and fought for prostitutes in the slums of San Francisco’s Chinatown. With little more than her own brazen courage and a fiery love, she opposed armed mobsters, slave traders, and even bubonic plague to free hundreds of Chinese girls from slavery in the late 19th and early 20th centuries (yes, well after the Civil War was won).
Check out the book here (not an affiliate link)—the authors are terrific writers and the life of Donaldina Cameron was a large one that makes an exciting read. And it might even kindle a fire in you!
I’m really happy with the final product, and I highly recommend it. The printing and binding are top quality, the typesetting and cover design are beautiful, and even the paper it’s printed on has a rich feel. This was a self-published book, but you’d never know it.
I don’t typically do copy editing, but I had some time between projects and I’m always up for new experiences. Besides, recently I’ve become aware of the fact that slavery still exists with shameful frequency today—even in the United States. So this was part of my contribution to help make the world a safer, more beautiful place.