Christine Morton

Christine Morton - Editor

Beaverton, OR, USA

I edit adult fiction, sci-fi, YA, and memoirs for non-fiction. I have a Master's in Wring specializing Book Publishing from PSU.

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Full-service Book Doctor with a Master’s degree in Writing, specializing in Book Publishing, from Portland State University. I offer developmental editing or line editing, depending on the amount of polish your manuscript needs.

I've had my own book editing business since 2005. No one wants to slog through bad writing. Let's improve your story and get it to market!
English (US)
Contemporary Fiction
Middle Grade
Science Fiction


  • M.S. in Writing: Book Publishing from Portland State University in 2006.
  • B.A. in English from Ripon College, 1996.

Work experience

Book editor

January, 2005 – Present (over 17 years)

Did developmental and line editing on several memoirs, including line editing on the one about the Skinner Family Ranch.

Line edited Day of Reckoning, the second book in the Pathfinder series by the Cheney brothers, and I did developmental editing on early versions of Dread Watch, a YA horror, by Jared Agard. *Dread Watch is to be released by Chicken Scratch Books on September 1, 2021, which is why it is pictured in the Gallery section.

Student Editor/Publicist/Writer and Book Designer

Ooligan Press (Portland State University's student-run press)
January, 2004 – January, 2005 (about 1 year)

Line edited the second book in Tony Wolk's Out of Time sci-fi series about Abraham Lincoln: Good Friday.

Did developmental editing on a section of Michael Monk's non-fiction book, The Portland Red Guide: Sites and Stories of Our Radical Past.

Portfolio (4 selected works)

Day of Reckoning: Pathfinder Trilogy, Book 2

Jeffery L. Cheney, Craig J. Cheney, Jared L. Cheney, Kristen Hawkins, 7Cs Audio

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