Christine Florie

Christine Florie – Editor

I'm a seasoned and accomplished editor providing quality proofreading and copyediting services for the K-12, adult, and scholarly markets.


For me, nothing is quite as exciting as getting my hands on a manuscript. For more than twenty-five years, I have shepherded manuscripts from concept to bound book, treating each with the care and respect it deserves. My career has encompassed the production of academic and scholarly books and journals to the acquisition and development of nonfiction K-12 books for the school and library market. I've had the privilege to write three titles for Scholastic's Rookie Reader series, fulfilling a dream to publish. In my last position, I was executive editor for a K-12 school and library publisher, managing each title from an idea to a bound book.

Currently, I have been putting my skills and expertise to good use working on a freelance basis for academic and scholarly publishers, children's/YA trade publishers, adult trade publishers, K-12 school and library publishers, and independent authors. I believe that getting a manuscript to a bound book requires a strong relationship between author and editor. It's collaboration in the greatest sense!

I take great pride in my work and ensure that each and every author and publisher is happy with the final product I deliver.
Children’s Non-Fiction Health & Wellbeing History Inspirational
Middle Grade Women's Fiction Young Adult
English (US)

Work experience


Jan, 2011 — Present

I provide project management, copyediting, and proofreading services to publishers and independent authors.

Marshall Cavendish Corporation

Apr, 2005 — Aug, 2012 (over 7 years)

Researched, acquired, and developed new series to meet curriculum and national educational standards for the Benchmark imprint, a nonfiction K-12 school and library publisher. Managed all series from concept to bound book, including preparing author contracts, collaborating with designers, photo selection, supervising freelance consultants, photo researchers, fact checkers, copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers.


A rising star in Muay Thai figures out what (and who) is worth fighting for in this #ownvoices YA debut full of heart. If seventeen-year-old Kareena Thakkar is going to alienate herself from the entire Indian community, she might as well do it gloriously. Shes... read more
In January 2000, Illinois Governor George Ryan declared a moratorium on executions—the first such action by any governor in the history of the United States. Despite a long history as a death penalty proponent, Ryan was emotionally moved after allowing an exec... read more
Florida's famous swamps—from the Everglades to Mosquito Lagoon to Tate's Hell—serve as fitting backdrops for these chilling original stories. Maybe it's because they are often wet, shadowy places of wild beauty where few people dare to penetrate. They are have... read more
I Am Not Your Slave is the true story of a young African girl who was abducted from southwestern Africa and funneled through an extensive yet almost completely unknown human trafficking network spanning the entire African continent. As she is transported from ... read more
Jot & Click

Sheila J.

Jot is Marie Lynne's lucky pencil, but there's a new pencil in town, or at least in the pencil pouch. Click is mechanical, never needs sharpening, and has back-up erasers. How can Jot compete with that? Joined by his two pals, Blueberry and E, Jot makes a plan... read more
From the bestselling author of Becoming Us comes a novel unpacking loss, doubts, friendship, and the hard questions we ask of God and those we love. After her mom passed away, Jennalyn was in the midst of moving, having a baby, and helping her husband work tow... read more
The last thing eighteen-year-old Wilhelmina "Willa" MacCarthy wants is to be a nun. It’s 1936, and as the only daughter amongst four sons, her Irish–Catholic family is counting on her to take her vows—but Willa’s found another calling. Each day she sneaks away... read more
Seventeen-year-old internet video star Fit is on a mission to become famous at all costs. She shares her life with her fans through countless videos (always sporting some elaborate tinfoil accessory), and they love her for it. If she goes viral, maybe she can ... read more
Track and field season has arrived, and Mac is ready to report. Between last year's returning stars and standout newcomer Aleesha Ramos, the Predators are poised for an even better year at the state championships. That is, until practice ends, and meets begin.... read more
The Predators are on a hot streak, but their star shooter is in a slump. Drew Borders isnt putting up the numbers, and no oneexcept Macwants to go on record as to why. Its obvious to Mac that Drews overly critical and loud father, powerful attorney Larry Borde... read more
The Sex Pistols exploded onto the music scene in 1976, paving the way for a deluge of punk rock that would change the face of modern rock music for ever. Their debut album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols, proved one of the most important rock ... read more
Who was the Buddha? Was he a prince, a god, a sage, a saint—or a person just like you and me?Countless stories have been written about the Buddha, but few have been tailored for children. Now, Under the Bodhi Tree brings this ageless tale to life for young aud... read more
Ronald Kitchen was 21, on his way to buy milk for his four-year-old, when he was picked up by the Chicago police, brutally tortured, and coerced to confess to five counts of heinous murder. He spent 22 years in prison, 13 of those on death row, labeled as a mo... read more
Jayla Walters isn t sure what to expect when her father s job uproots her and her brother, Dion, to Estes Park, Colorado. But right away, something doesn t seem right with their hotel. Jayla soon discovers that their home for the week, Room 217 of the Stanley ... read more
Miles Watley is pretty sure hes going to die of boredom when his family moves to the small town of Adams, Tennessee. The only thing that is remotely interesting to him is the Bell Witch Cave that local lore claims is haunted. While exploring the cave, he and h... read more
Sara Leung is prepared for a long, quiet night when she tags along on her moms overnight inventory shift at a discount store in Galveston, Texas. But isnt long before the night turns spooky when Sara spots ghostly children playing in the aisles of the store. S... read more
City-boy Robby Warner is up north for a family reunion in Hibbing, Minnesota where the only thing thats happening is his large, chaotic family. It isnt long before he and his cousins decide to escape the crowd to explore all that the town has to offer. At an o... read more
This isn’t a book about positive thinking, silver linings, or always being happy. This is a book about living fully in good times and bad, and enjoying life more because of it.In her debut book Happier Now, nationally recognized happiness expert Nataly Kogan t... read more
John McEuen is one of the founding members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, NGDB. Now 50-years strong, the band is best known for its evergreen bestselling album Will the Circle Be Unbroken and for its gorgeous version of the song “Mr. Bojangles.” McEuen is one ... read more
Teaching mindfulness helps kids learn to stay calm, regulate their emotions, and appreciate the world around us. With Breathe and Be, author Kate Coombs and illustrator Anna Emilia Laitinen team up to present a book of poetry and art for young readers to make ... read more
Fix Me

Lisa M.

Penelope Wryter's life has been a mess ever since her sister committed suicide a year ago. Now Pen's hooked on Fix, an illegal drug that makes her feel, think, and see differently. The hallucinations are intense, but there's one vision that keeps Pen coming ba... read more
In the aftermath of the American Revolution, the friendship between Virginians Thomas Jefferson and James Madison became one of the most important political collaborations in American history. This study examines the origins and evolution of their partnership,... read more
In the summer of 1917, Ernest Hemingway was an eighteen-year-old high school graduate unsure of his future. The American entry into the Great War stirred thoughts of joining the army. While many of his friends in Oak Park, Illinois, were heading to college, He... read more
The day twins Zander and Alexa became adults, Moira, the embodiment of fate, revealed that Zander would become a leader of warriors and Alexa would be a fortuneteller of great power. Moira instructed the twins to use their talents to prepare their village, Puc... read more
In the yoga tradition, bhakti is the path of the heart. This devotional branch of yoga is growing in popularity as increasing numbers of practitioners seek greater peace and more heartfelt connections in their personal and professional lives. Artist and schola... read more
Sixteen-year-old Finley Price has perfected two things: how to direct a world-class production, and how to fly way, way under the radar. The only person who ever seems to notice Finley is her best friend and godparents' son, Oliver Bertram. Since Finley moved ... read more
The Ultimate Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family from a Home InvasionDave Young has survived his fair share of violent attacks, including witnessing a home invasion first-hand as a teenager when two burglars broke into his home. Fortunately, his famil... read more
From 1991 through 2005, the Atlanta Braves did something no pro sports team can match, finishing in first place for fourteen consecutive seasons. During that stretch, the Braves parlayed powerful pitching with potent hitting that produced under pressure. Hall ... read more
As America approaches the seventy-fifth anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, author William M. Christie provides a detailed history of the United States on the eve of World War II. 1941: The America That Went to War presents not only the military events ... read more
You Can Count on Animals to Make Yoga Fun! What could be more fun for kids than to hop like a frog, slither like a snake, and roar like a lion—all while learning an empowering, healthy life skill? Zoo Zen: A Yoga Story for Kids is a delightful pose-along adven... read more
Flutter, wiggle, jiggle—it’s never too early to introduce children to the fun and healthy joys of yoga Flutter like a butterfly.Twist and turn like a grasshopper.Wiggle, jiggle, and giggle like a beetle. Kids love bugs—and what better way to get them excited a... read more
For new and experienced students, practical guidance in kundalini yoga for happiness, health, and fulfillment Kundalini is a universal life force within each of us that, once awakened, holds the power to transform every facet of our lives. Kundalini yoga is th... read more
Many wine drinkers would like to be more adventurous but are reluctant to experiment by choosing an unknown wine that may disappoint. There are literally tens of thousands of wines and scores of countries around the globe producing them – and shelf after shelf... read more
In an age when local daily papers with formerly robust reporting are cutting sections and even closing their doors, the contributors to The Life of Kings celebrate the heyday of one such paper, the Baltimore Sun, when it set the agenda for Baltimore, was a for... read more
In their second adventure, Thomas Hawkins and his brother Porter are faced with unraveling a dark map, one not made by their father's hands, and they are about to find out that there is a thin line between good and evil that is not always clearly defined. Thom... read more
From Book 1: "Camelot meets Hogwarts meets Panem in this intriguing, well-written beginning to a planned YA series."--Kirkus Reviews_____________Inspired by one of the greatest legends of all time… Modern-day Camelot. Where knights no longer carry swords. Magi... read more

Realm L.

"Highly enjoyable, thought-provoking sci-fi by an author with considerable talent and promise."--Kirkus Reviews____Clans are Unity. No variation. No deviation. On Clades, to be a Clan is to be an exact copy. A perfect society cloning themselves to survive, eve... read more

Christine has 7 reviews





Luke V.

Luke V.

May, 2023

My 2nd time working with Christine and I'm just as happy as the first! Christine is a very thorough proofreader. I highly recommend her.
Christine F.
Thank you Luke!! It was a pleasure working with you again!
Dana W.

Dana W.

Apr, 2023

Christine has set the bar high for what I expect in an editor. She finished ahead of schedule after thoroughly editing every chapter, page, paragraph, and sentence with candor and kindness. Perhaps most important to me, Christine really considered what I was trying to say and ensured my thoughts came across clearly and true to my voice. Where she wasn't sure, she asked clarifying questions. My...
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Christine F.
Dana, thank you so very much for your thoughtful review. It was an absolute pleasure working with you! I enjoyed editing your manuscript and wish you nothing but the best in its publication!!
Luke V.

Luke V.

Aug, 2022

Christine provided exactly what I needed for my proofread. She identified numerous corrections that many prior eyes had missed. And of course, she was also extremely professional, timely, and clear throughout the entire process!
Christine F.
Thank you Luke. I enjoyed working on your project! I look forward to future collaborations!
Sita B.

Sita B.

Jun, 2020

The value of Christine's work went far beyond the price she set. She was extremely thorough and bought so much clarity and refinement to my manuscript. I hired her to do a light copy-edit and proofread, believing my manuscript was cleaner than it was, but after finding it required a heavier copy edit, Christine did so without a fuss and left many suggestions along with her word by word edit tha...
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Christine F.
Thank you so much for the review Rose! It was a pleasure working with you! I wish you the best of luck with this manuscript!!
Hazel R.

Hazel R.

Jun, 2020

I am so fortunate! Christine is so thorough and thoughtful in her comments. As a first-time author, she has launched my confidence. I feel ready to move forward!
Christine F.
Thank you Hazel! I truly appreciate your kind words! It was a pleasure working with you!

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