"CRAFTING YOUR STORY, YOUR BOOK" (SM)
EDITORIAL ASSESSMENT — DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING — COMPOSITIONAL RE-WRITING
As an editor and published wordsmith, I devote my analytical, evaluative, developmental, and compositional skills to assist you with crafting your book-length manuscript or article. From beginning to end I maintain an open channel of communication with you as a valued client whose writing is of great importance to me as your editor. I bring to your project five decades of experience as a published writer and editor.
We first get acquainted via a Zoom interview that enables us to obtain a sense for being a good fit for one another. I may ask you to submit additional material for review, beyond the sample accompanying your initial inquiry. Once the nature and scope of the project is agreed upon, you receive an offer based upon the type of editing requested, my current fee schedule, and the timeframe. After you accept the contract, I proceed to the editing and send you chapters as they are completed. You offer your feedback and I make any final edits. You receive the finished manuscript and we have a concluding conversation via Zoom to discuss your manuscript and any other matters related to the publication of your work.
FROM CLIENTS (see Reedsy reviews at base of page)
“When things began to get a bit tangled in my mind, and I felt I was unsure of a clear perspective in evaluating the manuscript draft of my project, Charlie Davidson was able to show how it needed to be pulled together and reset in clear, revealing ideas and examples. He seems to be able to do this with ease. He has got it in him to provide editing that opens up all kinds of new, coherent, explicit language and structure, and his personal and professional support was critical for me in the successful completion of the book. I highly recommend him.” —Douglas Heidt, The Love That Will Not Let You Go: Being Christian Is Not What You Think
“Approachable, excellent writer, good listener; gets to the ‘kernel’ of the matter quickly; the glass is always half full, not half empty. When I had a writing project, he was one to whom I turned for editorial advice. I found his suggestions most helpful and encouraging.” — Walter Smith, Learning to Forgive: A Memoir of Doubt and Faith
MY PUBLICATIONS AS AN AUTHOR
My publications include George Buttrick’s Guide to Preaching the Gospel (Abingdon Press, August 2020) and Bone Dead, and Rising: Vincent van Gogh and the Self Before God (Cascade Books, 2011), a theological and psychological biography of Van Gogh’s life and art. My professional articles, biblical commentary and curricula, essays, and poetry have appeared in Pastoral Psychology, Theology Today, The Journal of Presbyterian History, Adult Discovery, Christian Education Shared Approaches, Presbyterian Outlook, Self Psychology News, and Vox Populi: A Public Sphere for Poetry, Nature, and Politics.
Five decades of experience writing, publishing, and editing as a minister, psychotherapist, and professor.
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Editor with ten years experience of working on award-winning sports books such as Andrea Pirlo's autobiography, Pep Confidential & more
An experienced editor and author, I’ve worked on Booker-longlistees and Amazon bestsellers. Qualified, kind and honest. Specialises in SFF.