Crystal Nero

Crystal Nero – Editor

Versatile, collaborative editor + book coach with bestselling titles in self-help, mind, body, spirit, and marginalized communities.

Overview

As a passionate editor and mentor with 20+ years of experience, I look forward to helping your manuscript shine! I specialize in health and wellness, self-improvement, race, and diversity.


Do you need assistance with structure, tone, or narrative flow? Are you concerned about unconscious bias and inclusivity? Perhaps you're uncertain about how to connect with readers; we can refine the voice, style and tone of your manuscript so that it resonates with your target audience.


If you're embarking on this journey for the first time and don't know where (or how!) to begin, my coaching services will give you direction, support, and momentum as you work on your first draft. I know that it can be challenging to organize the myriad of ideas swirling in your mind; we can create a strong foundation for your book by transforming them into a functional outline.


I have collaborated with writers of all skill levels to help their work reach its potential. I would love to help you effectively express yourself on the page. If you're looking for a compassionate wordsmith who values authenticity and can expertly shape content, please don't hesitate to reach out. Let me know what kind of love your manuscript needs so that we can work together to realize your vision.

Services
Non-Fiction
Health & Wellbeing Humanities & Social Sciences Inspirational Religion & Spirituality Self-Help & Self-Improvement Writing & Publishing

Work experience

Self-employed

Sep, 2021 — Present

Contract with clients to edit, write, proofread, and revise a variety of content in accordance with their needs.
- Ensure that writing adheres to style guides and that complex topics are communicated clearly and concisely.
- Conduct research and fact-checking as needed for accuracy.
- Provide detailed guidance and constructive feedback to improve the quality of work.

Callisto Media

Feb, 2019 — Aug, 2021 (over 2 years)

- Developed and managed several bestselling and highly-rated titles in the areas of health and wellness, cooking, diversity, psychology, teens, and kids.
- Edited manuscripts and oversaw production and design from initial concept to final files.
- Cultivated supportive relationships with authors; hired and managed freelance editors for each project.
- Collaborated closely with marketing, design, and production teams to publish quality books that fulfilled consumers’ needs.
- Successfully fostered the implementation of sensitivity readers for Callisto books. Advocated for the inclusion of diverse perspectives to illuminate unconscious bias and create content to resonate with a variety of readers.

Portfolio

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nadine H.

nadine H.

Jun, 2024

Crystal is delightful and easy to work with. She provided patience, kindness, and overall professionalism. Her attention to detail throughout the developmental and copy editing process made me feel safe knowing that I was in good hands... and eyes! Rest assured she will give honest, thoughtful feedback and guide your manuscript to the most polished and succinctly clear version of itself. Highly...
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Claire S.

Claire S.

Jun, 2024

The editorial assessment that Crystal provided was specific, positive, and insightful. She provided the kind of feedback that was actionable and clear. I recommend her highly!
Ansar Y.

Ansar Y.

May, 2024

I had the pleasure of working with Crystal as my developmental editor, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the experience. From the outset, Crystal demonstrated genuine interest and dedication to my manuscript, paired with a keen eye for detail. She confirmed receipt of every draft promptly and provided insightful feedback crucial for refining my manuscript. Her ability to pinpoint areas needi...
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sospeter M.

sospeter M.

May, 2024

I wasn't sure I needed a critique of my manuscript but after reading Crystal's comments, now I know I really needed it. So, thank you!
Cedar K.

Cedar K.

Mar, 2024

your straight-forward, articulate comments have been right on throughout, and have been helping enormously to bring more cohesion to the message, especially in the middle section "my story". Also i really appreciate your words of encouragement. you've done a fantastic job!!!

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