Nancy Bryan

Nancy Bryan – Editor

Experienced developmental editor and book coach, specializing in spirituality and religion, particularly from a progressive perspective.


I've been a developmental editor in religion / spirituality / progressive faith-based publishing for over two decades. I spent almost a dozen years as VP of Editorial for Church Publishing Incorporated, a publisher associated with the Episcopal Church, but working broadly across progressive Christianity. In addition to my professional experience, I have a seminary degree and will bring that background to my work on your behalf.

Editorially, my style is collaborative and engaged. How can I give you a fresh perspective? What questions can I ask to help you see the work in a new light? As we conclude our work together, you will have had the opportunity to consider the flow, writing style, and breadth of content in your manuscript, fully prepared for the next steps toward publication.
Biographies & Memoirs Children’s Non-Fiction Christian Non-Fiction LGBTQ Non-Fiction Music
English (US)

Work experience

Church Publishing Incorporated

Jun, 2011 — May, 2022 (almost 11 years)


Jun, 2022 — Present

Freelance developmental editor and agency services


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Songs My Grandma Sang

Michael B. Curry

In a conversation about his teaching and preaching style, Michael Curry notes with a laugh that hymns and songs of faith were always a part of the mix. “I learned what I believed in the songs ... read more
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Crazy Christians

Michael B. Curry

The breakout star of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding shares his views on being unabashedly Christian for the 21st century.An expansion of his wildly popular sermon for the 77th Genera... read more
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Without Apology

Stanley Hauerwas

Sermons from one of the country’s best-known theologians 17 sermons, from “Saints” and “Letting Go,” to “Recognizing Jesus/Seeing Salvation” and “Clothe Your Ministers in Righteousness” Two bo... read more
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Shaky Ground

Traci Rhoades

New ways to heal the spirit during the most challenging times.Traci Rhoades, author of Not All Who Wander (Spiritually) Are Lost, continues to find profound beauty and endless insights in her ... read more
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Passionate for Justice

Catherine Meeks

"In Passionate for Justice, we find a compass that points us to the future, where we can each give voice and action to justice, equity, and life-giving community. Ida Wells would have had it n... read more
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"“Love is my grounding,” says Becca Stevens. “It provides the axioms that inform and govern what I do. First is that love is the most powerful source for social change in the world. Second is ... read more
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Mary K.

Mary K.

Oct, 2023

Whenever I thought about working with an editor, I hoped it would be a collaboration to a better book. That's what I found with Nancy. She is an excellent editor - she understands what questions to ask to have me create a better product. She is funny and smart and a joy to work with. I am so grateful I found her as I know she is helping me create a great manuscript.

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