Cheri Fields

Cheri Fields - Editor

Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Either I'm in the children's section with my kids, or reading Lewis, Chesterton, or science. Quality books are my passion.

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Overview

I'm a developmental editor specializing in Christian and children's books as well as science topics at all levels. As a homeschool mom of seven I've worked with pre-readers and early readers for decades. Whenever I pick up a story or nonfiction I'm watching for flow, logic, character arcs, and tone. If an author ever talks down to their readers I'm going to know it!
While I understand the mechanics of a properly punctuated sentence, my expertise lies in seeing the big picture. If you know your manuscript needs far more than a proofreader to connect with your audience, I can make it happen.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Children's - Non-fiction
Christian (Non-Fiction)
Education & Reference
Fiction
Christian Fiction
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Young Adult

Certifications

  • Institute of Children's Literature
  • Gold Member, The Christian Pen

Work experience

Volunteer editor

Creation Research Society
August, 2019 – Present (about 1 year)

When this scientists' group lost their regular newsletter editor, I offered to help out. My main assignments have been checking for clarity for a non-Ph.D. reader and clear flow on presented excerpts and reports.

Managing Editor the Creation Club website

David Rives Ministries
September, 2018 – Present (about 2 years)

I schedule, edit, and format daily articles from active contributors. I also seek out new writers and work with them to develop their message to be clear, factual, polite, and interesting to a lay audience.
I also handle comments and questions that come in via the website, social media, and email.

Developmental editor

Self-employed
May, 2017 – Present (over 3 years)

I provide services to the independent young earth creation and wider Christian communities.

Volunteer Writer and Editor

International Association for Creation
July, 2012 – Present (about 8 years)

When this nonprofit needs clear wording and fun information, they turn to me. In 2020 I helped develop audio scripts for a family zoo, museum, and national park app. I also regularly help polish website taglines and copy as needed.

Author

Self-employed
February, 2012 – Present (over 8 years)

Articles, newsletters, podcasts, and books (one published, more in the works), all focused on helping families delight in Jesus, our Creator. Sometimes I speak directly to parents, but mostly my audience is middle grade kids. They have such a delight in learning, can handle almost and concept if it's presented carefully, and are starting to think logically. I love connecting with them!

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Mysteries of Time and Creation: A Short Intro to Young Earth Creation

Cheri Fields

In just a few minutes you can discover the foundations of origins science many people trust. Ever wonder why museums, books, and TV are so sure about evolution and millions of years? Want to know what Jesus thinks about this idea? This short introduction to Young Earth Creation for kids will give you the basics, from Genesis to radiometric dating, the Ice Age to natural selection."Highly reada... read more

In just a few minutes you can discover the foundations of origins science many people trust. Ever wonder why museums, books, and TV are so sure about evolution and millions of years? Want to know what Jesus thinks about this idea? This short introduction to Young Earth Creation for kids will give you the basics, from Genesis to radiometric dating, the Ice Age to natural selection."Highly reada... read more

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