Barbara Kois

Barbara Kois – Editor

Editor, coach: I’ve partnered with 250+ authors to make their books successful through various types of edits and professional support.

Overview


My career includes writing for the Chicago Tribune; serving as managing editor of an employee website and social media platform for a global audience; writing as author and ghostwriter; serving as Writer in Residence at Tyndale House Publishers and as a freelance editor for various publishers and authors.


With over 20 years of professional editing experience, I have edited hundreds of books that were later published and have coached authors through writing their first and/or subsequent books.


I provide direct, detailed, and encouraging feedback, with a goal of helping authors make their books best sellers.


Please note that I cannot work on a manuscript that is in any kind of template because it is too difficult or even impossible to make changes or suggestions in a template. I need a Microsoft Word document with no embedded formatting, style, or template. The design and layout of your book will be handled later in typesetting with your publisher. Thank you.


Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Christian Non-Fiction Parenting & Families
Fiction
Christian Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Self-employed

Apr, 2001 — Present

I have edited more than 250 books (both fiction and nonfiction) for several well-known publishers and I have had eight of my own books published as well. I have been a writing teacher and coach for many authors and I really enjoy working with fellow writers. I have worked on books for Tyndale House Publishers, Redemption Press, Gilead, and Gospel Advocate.

Barbara has 9 reviews

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Tamara K.

Tamara K.

Jan, 2024

She proved to be an outstanding book editor, and my published book has no issues. The value of her expertise is immense, and her work stands unmatched.
Barbara K.
Tamara has both writing talent and a compelling story that will be an inspiration to many people. It was great to work with her.
Cynthia L.

Cynthia L.

Sep, 2023

Barbara is an excellent editor! She helped me see how to write my story so that it flowed and made sense to the reader. She showed me how to better put every part of my story in chronological order. She looked at passages from the readers point of view, which helped me weed out what really did not fit in the story line. Her work as an experienced editor was beyond my expectations. I found h...
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Barbara K.
Cynthia's book will touch the hearts of all animal lovers, as it did mine. She brings to life the struggles and issues dogs and other animals can have if they are left on their own or are mistreate...
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Michele B.

Michele B.

Sep, 2023

I’m grateful to be working with an editor who has been such a blessing to me, I’m thankful for the time she’s committed herself to in making sure that facts are clear, questions are answered, and that everything makes sense to the reader. I appreciate all that she has done for me and even going the extra mile in making sure that Bible references are correct. Thank you Barbara for your patience...
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Barbara K.
Michelle, thank you for your review. I have really enjoyed working with you on your book. You have a great story that will be of interest and inspiration to many. Excellent job!
George D.

George D.

Aug, 2023

WOW! That is the first exclamation that comes to mind when thinking of what Barbara's work has done for this new novelist. This is my first piece of fiction (two prior non-fiction works), and I knew upfront I would need professional assistance. Throughout this process, each time I had a question, Barbara was there within 24 hours to give me the answer I needed. AWESOME! That is the second excla...
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Barbara K.
George has been very kind and generous in his remarks and it has been a pleasure to work with him. He is a talented writer whose work will be well received. George's strengths include character dev...
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Deatria M.

Deatria M.

May, 2023

Ms. Barbara was very detailed and gave constructive criticism that helped me in editing my book. She is very professional and finished editing in a timely manner. If I ever write another book, I would love for her to do my editing.

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