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Darcie Clemen

Darcie Clemen - Editor

Nashville, TN, United States

Editor, writer, and publishing consultant specializing in nonfiction, cookbooks, magazines, blogs, and web content.

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I am a freelance editor, writer, and publishing consultant with more than ten years of professional publishing experience and a specialty in nonfiction, cookbooks, magazines, blogs, and web content.

My publishing experience includes working in-house for Thomas Nelson Publishers in Nashville, TN, and then for one of their authors, Dave Ramsey. I made the leap to freelance in 2013 and now work directly with authors, publishers, and various organizations as a development editor, copyeditor, proofreader, ghost writer, project manager, and consultant. I’ve worked on everything from leadership books, memoirs, and cookbooks, to health and wellness blogs, arts and culture magazines, and financial planning curriculum. My passion is partnering with authors, publishers, and organizations to create excellent content that inspires and changes lives.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Architecture Art Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Career Guides Christian (Non-Fiction) Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Design Entertainment Health & wellbeing History Photography Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement Sex & Relationships Weddings
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade Christian

Work experience

Owner

Self-employed
November, 2013 – Present (over 4 years)

Copyeditor

The Lampo Group, Inc. (Dave Ramsey)
February, 2009 – November, 2013 (over 4 years)

Editor

Thomas Nelson Publishers
December, 2005 – December, 2008 (about 3 years)

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Lasting Impact: 7 Powerful Conversations That Will Help Your Church Grow

Carey Nieuwhof

You've probably noticed ... Churches aren't growing. Young adults are walking away. Volunteers are hard to recruit. Leaders are burning out. And the culture is changing faster than ever before. There's no doubt the church is in a moment in history for which few church leaders are prepared. You can look for answers, but the right response depends on having the right conversation. In Lasting Imp... read more

You've probably noticed ... Churches aren't growing. Young adults are walking away. Volunteers are hard to recruit. Leaders are burning out. And the culture is changing faster than ever before. There's no doubt the church is in a moment in history for which few church leaders are prepared. You can look for answers, but the right response depends on having the right conversation. In Lasting Imp... read more

Start.: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average, and Do Work That Matters

Jon Acuff

Wall Street Journal best-selling author Jon Acuff reveals the steps to getting unstuck and back onto the path of being awesome.Over the last 100 years, the road to success for most everyone has been divided into five stages that mirror the decades of working life:Your 20s are a period of Learning. This is the decade of trying a thousand things, exploring a multitude of interests, and discoveri... read more

Wall Street Journal best-selling author Jon Acuff reveals the steps to getting unstuck and back onto the path of being awesome.Over the last 100 years, the road to success for most everyone has been divided into five stages that mirror the decades of working life:Your 20s are a period of Learning. This is the decade of trying a thousand things, exploring a multitude of interests, and discoveri... read more

The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do

Jeff Goins

USA TODAY, WASHINGTON POST, AND PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY BESTSELLER!Jeff Goins, a brilliant new voice counting Seth Godin and Jon Acuff among his fans, explains how to abandon the status quo and live a life that matters with true passion and purpose. The path to your life's work is difficult and risky, even scary, which is why few finish the journey. This is a book about discovering your life's work... read more

USA TODAY, WASHINGTON POST, AND PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY BESTSELLER!Jeff Goins, a brilliant new voice counting Seth Godin and Jon Acuff among his fans, explains how to abandon the status quo and live a life that matters with true passion and purpose. The path to your life's work is difficult and risky, even scary, which is why few finish the journey. This is a book about discovering your life's work... read more

Dave Ramsey's Complete Guide To Money: The Handbook of Financial Peace University

Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey's Complete Guide to Money covers the A to Z of Dave's money teaching, including how to budget, save, dump debt and invest. If you're looking for practical information to answer all your How? What? and Why? questions about money, this is the book for you. You'll also learn all about insurance, mortgage options, marketing, bargain hunting and the most important element of all giving.... read more

Dave Ramsey's Complete Guide to Money covers the A to Z of Dave's money teaching, including how to budget, save, dump debt and invest. If you're looking for practical information to answer all your How? What? and Why? questions about money, this is the book for you. You'll also learn all about insurance, mortgage options, marketing, bargain hunting and the most important element of all giving.... read more

Frederick: A Story of Boundless Hope

Frederick Ndabaramiye, Amy Parker

“My God won’t let me do that.”These seven words of boundless hope would irreversibly change the life of the teenage boy who spoke them.On April 7, 1994 the life of Frederick Ndabaramiye and his family changed forever as the Rwandan genocide erupted in their homeland. When Frederick faced those same genocidaires a few years later, he noted the machete that hung from the right hand closest to hi... read more

“My God won’t let me do that.”These seven words of boundless hope would irreversibly change the life of the teenage boy who spoke them.On April 7, 1994 the life of Frederick Ndabaramiye and his family changed forever as the Rwandan genocide erupted in their homeland. When Frederick faced those same genocidaires a few years later, he noted the machete that hung from the right hand closest to hi... read more

I Hear His Whisper: 52 Devotions (The Passion Translation)

Brian Simmons

The Holy Spirit wants to wash our lives in the refreshing grace that streams every day from the presence of God. We know that God thunders from the heavens with powerful truths that capture our hearts and overcome our doubts. But he also whispers to us life-giving words that will heal and penetrate into the deepest place of our inner being. I Hear His Whisper is a compilation of messages that ... read more

The Holy Spirit wants to wash our lives in the refreshing grace that streams every day from the presence of God. We know that God thunders from the heavens with powerful truths that capture our hearts and overcome our doubts. But he also whispers to us life-giving words that will heal and penetrate into the deepest place of our inner being. I Hear His Whisper is a compilation of messages that ... read more

The Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook: Recipes and Stories to Celebrate the Bounty of the Moment

Nancy Vienneau

"Time at the table with good food in reach fosters community. That's the promise. From crowder peas with country ham and lemon herb vinaigrette to butternut squash and leek lasagna, from Chinese-Italian-American fortune cookies to Cara Cara orange marmalade, the recipes collected here fulfill that promise, drawing close a diverse assemblage of Nashville folk who understand how potlucks deliver... read more

"Time at the table with good food in reach fosters community. That's the promise. From crowder peas with country ham and lemon herb vinaigrette to butternut squash and leek lasagna, from Chinese-Italian-American fortune cookies to Cara Cara orange marmalade, the recipes collected here fulfill that promise, drawing close a diverse assemblage of Nashville folk who understand how potlucks deliver... read more

Death on Hold: A Prisoner's Desperate Prayer and the Unlikely Family Who Became God's Answer

Burton W. Folsom, Anita Folsom

In January 1983 Burt Folsom read a story in Time about Mitch Rutledge, a man on death row with an IQ of 84 who said he was sorry for what he did. "Forget him," the last line of the story read. But Burt wrote Mitch a letter and discovered a man more interesting and intelligent than the article revealed. Burt and his wife, Anita, began a friendship with Mitch and saw him become a leader and role... read more

In January 1983 Burt Folsom read a story in Time about Mitch Rutledge, a man on death row with an IQ of 84 who said he was sorry for what he did. "Forget him," the last line of the story read. But Burt wrote Mitch a letter and discovered a man more interesting and intelligent than the article revealed. Burt and his wife, Anita, began a friendship with Mitch and saw him become a leader and role... read more

The Family Business Teeter Totter: Balancing those two wor(l)ds: Family and Business.

Mark Wickman

Family Business. Two words. Two worlds. How do we balance the two? Conversations that need to take place may not be taking place. How do we take the cover off ("dis"-cover) and address the key issues in healthy ways? Family businesses are the backbone of our communities. How can we move the dial of the statistic that says only 3% make it to the 4th generation?

Family Business. Two words. Two worlds. How do we balance the two? Conversations that need to take place may not be taking place. How do we take the cover off ("dis"-cover) and address the key issues in healthy ways? Family businesses are the backbone of our communities. How can we move the dial of the statistic that says only 3% make it to the 4th generation?

When God Isn't There: Why God Is Farther than You Think but Closer than You Dare Imagine

David Bowden

Why does God feel so far away? Why is my worship so empty? Has God left me? David Bowden knows these questions firsthand, having wrestled for years with God’s apparent absence and studying what the Bible says about it. In this new book, Bowden tackles the subject head-on, finding the key to understanding it in the Bible’s depiction of a God who is infinitely far from us, free to move where he ... read more

Why does God feel so far away? Why is my worship so empty? Has God left me? David Bowden knows these questions firsthand, having wrestled for years with God’s apparent absence and studying what the Bible says about it. In this new book, Bowden tackles the subject head-on, finding the key to understanding it in the Bible’s depiction of a God who is infinitely far from us, free to move where he ... read more

Blitz Your Life: Stories from an NFL and ALS Warrior

Tim Shaw, Richard Sowienski

If you've ever dreamed of something more in life, this book is for you. Blitz Your Life is a collection of reflections from a former NFL linebacker on a life lived fearlessly and challenges from a man with a sense of urgency for impact. These powerful stories range from Tim's time on the football field to the radically different life and goals that resulted from his diagnosis with ALS in 2014.... read more

If you've ever dreamed of something more in life, this book is for you. Blitz Your Life is a collection of reflections from a former NFL linebacker on a life lived fearlessly and challenges from a man with a sense of urgency for impact. These powerful stories range from Tim's time on the football field to the radically different life and goals that resulted from his diagnosis with ALS in 2014.... read more

10 Things a Husband Needs from His Wife: Everyday Ways to Show Him Love

Erin Smalley

Pursue the Marriage You've Always DesiredYou have an incredible amount of influence in your husband's life! He needs things only you can supply (not just sex)—and some simple choices on your part can bring about big changes in your husband's heart. Discover how you can... build his self-esteem by giving him affirmation he won't receive from his friends encourage him to grow by noticing what he... read more

Pursue the Marriage You've Always DesiredYou have an incredible amount of influence in your husband's life! He needs things only you can supply (not just sex)—and some simple choices on your part can bring about big changes in your husband's heart. Discover how you can... build his self-esteem by giving him affirmation he won't receive from his friends encourage him to grow by noticing what he... read more

Darcie has 2 reviews

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Justin Jones-Fosu

All I can say is WOW! Darcie is a professional who knows what she is doing. I utilized her for my project specifically because I wanted her to edit while my voice was still able to be heard (in a written sense). She did just that and I have received nothing but compliments on her work. I have some more book projects that I am working on and she will definitely be contacted. SHE IS GOOD!

, November 2017


Cianna Stewart

I'm a writer working in an entirely new format, and this is my first time working with a Development Editor. Darcie was great to work with. She helped me to define my audience and articulate my goals. She gave me great suggestions in her edit which I'm looking forward to implementing. I feel confident that my project is much better for having worked with Darcie.

, September 2017

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