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Geoffrey Stone

Geoffrey Stone - Editor

D.C., DC, United States

Experienced writer and book editor with a passion for getting the voice and the wording just right for memoirs, business, cooking, and more.

Overview

Reviews (2)

A nonfiction book editor with nearly twenty years publishing experience, I have worked in major publishing houses and have extensive experience evaluating projects for marketability as well as copyediting genres such as memoirs, biographies, business, cooking, sports, Christian living, and history.

I will make your book ready for publication. With some fiction editing experience, I can point out plot holes, dragging story lines, and help spruce up dialogue. I'm well versed with the Chicago Manual of Style and use Merriam-Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary 11th Edition.

Whether you need a light copyedit, a heavy edit with fact checking, an extensive endnote clean up, or want a manuscript evaluation, I am at your service.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Christian Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Christian (Non-Fiction) Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Education & Reference Health & wellbeing Home & Garden Politics & Current Affairs Publishing Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement Sports & outdoor recreation Travel

Work experience

Senior Editor

Running Press
August, 2008 – October, 2013 (about 5 years)

Cookbook, sports, and history editor. Proposal evaluation and content editing.

Principle

Self-employed
June, 2008 – Present (about 9 years)

Mange the sales and marketing and oversee the editorial work of multiple and diverse projects.

Editor in Chief

Thomas Nelson Publishers
January, 2000 – June, 2008 (over 8 years)

Ran the general trade division handling title management, acquisitions, and editorial. Published about 30 books a year in all sorts of genres, from history to cooking and humor to sports.

Portfolio (15 selected works)

Breaking the Chains: Overcoming the Spiritual Abuse of a False Gospel

Shari Howerton

Shari Howerton was born and raised in Southern California. Her worldview was formed inside a tightly knit religious community, by the one pastor she had known from birth. In 1993, she and hundreds of others sold their homes in California and followed their pastor to Tennessee. In 2003, Shari left the church and soon thereafter found hope in a new life with her husband, John, and church family ... read more

Shari Howerton was born and raised in Southern California. Her worldview was formed inside a tightly knit religious community, by the one pastor she had known from birth. In 1993, she and hundreds of others sold their homes in California and followed their pastor to Tennessee. In 2003, Shari left the church and soon thereafter found hope in a new life with her husband, John, and church family ... read more

THROUGH MY EYES: Overcoming the Emotional Injury of an Abusive Relationship

Shari Howerton

Shari Howerton is the author of Breaking the Chains, which explores her life in a cultish church as well as the process of breaking away and overcoming years of spiritual abuse. At the age of sixteen, Shari also became the victim of an abusive husband. In Through My Eyes, she relates the details of her 27 years as a battered woman. She confronts the wounds of emotional abuse and shares her dee... read more

Shari Howerton is the author of Breaking the Chains, which explores her life in a cultish church as well as the process of breaking away and overcoming years of spiritual abuse. At the age of sixteen, Shari also became the victim of an abusive husband. In Through My Eyes, she relates the details of her 27 years as a battered woman. She confronts the wounds of emotional abuse and shares her dee... read more

My Journey: A Postal and Unique American Experience

Bill Burrus

The American dream unfolds before your eyes as you read this compelling saga of a bright, young black man who left the hills of West Virginia because he dreamed of a better life. In Wheeling, West Virginia, Bill Burrus knew that racism and discrimination would plague his life forever because of the color of his skin, so he ventured to Cleveland, Ohio, at the age of twenty-one. From there, Bill... read more

The American dream unfolds before your eyes as you read this compelling saga of a bright, young black man who left the hills of West Virginia because he dreamed of a better life. In Wheeling, West Virginia, Bill Burrus knew that racism and discrimination would plague his life forever because of the color of his skin, so he ventured to Cleveland, Ohio, at the age of twenty-one. From there, Bill... read more

Inspired Celebrations: Easy Entertaining Ideas and Healthy Recipes for Everyday Life

Ngoc Nguyen Lay, Tram Le

Behind every successful party is a gracious, confident hostess. Ngoc Nguyen Lay is just such a woman, and this book sets out to relay the secrets of her success. Inspired Celebrations: Easy Entertaining Ideas and Healthy Recipes for Everyday Life is brimming with creative suggestions that guarantee your celebration will be one to remember. Gathered here are essential tips on party planning, in... read more

Behind every successful party is a gracious, confident hostess. Ngoc Nguyen Lay is just such a woman, and this book sets out to relay the secrets of her success. Inspired Celebrations: Easy Entertaining Ideas and Healthy Recipes for Everyday Life is brimming with creative suggestions that guarantee your celebration will be one to remember. Gathered here are essential tips on party planning, in... read more

The Offering

Desiree Bombenon

Jake and Amanda Bannon had planned to unplug in Oahu for a much-needed vacation, but the mai tais will have to wait—they have a kidnapping to solve.Jake’s got a winning smile and a head for business strategy. His wife, Amanda, has a quick wit and a knack for sensing things before they happen. The Bannons may look like the perfect picture of a power couple, but when Jake and Amanda hang up thei... read more

Jake and Amanda Bannon had planned to unplug in Oahu for a much-needed vacation, but the mai tais will have to wait—they have a kidnapping to solve.Jake’s got a winning smile and a head for business strategy. His wife, Amanda, has a quick wit and a knack for sensing things before they happen. The Bannons may look like the perfect picture of a power couple, but when Jake and Amanda hang up thei... read more

Fatal Incident

Jim Proebstle

Minnesotan Nick Morgan overcomes the hardships of life during the Depression with the thrill of flying. The rush he shares with his soon-to-be wife, Martha, as they barnstorm small Midwestern towns offering plane rides for a dollar, forges a love for each other and a sense of freedom to last a lifetime. But in 1943, Nick must leave Martha, now pregnant, to become a WWII pilot in Alaska for the... read more

Minnesotan Nick Morgan overcomes the hardships of life during the Depression with the thrill of flying. The rush he shares with his soon-to-be wife, Martha, as they barnstorm small Midwestern towns offering plane rides for a dollar, forges a love for each other and a sense of freedom to last a lifetime. But in 1943, Nick must leave Martha, now pregnant, to become a WWII pilot in Alaska for the... read more

Get Offa My Case!: Godly Parenting of an Angry Teen

Rick Horne

Description: God can transform us, the way we parent, and the atmosphere of our home--even one with a defiant teen. Parents who are satisfied with God's glory first will be able to glorify God in their interaction with an angry teen. Get Offa My Case! will help parents learn how to hold their teen accountable with respect and sensitivity. Our prayer is that the parent may be God s tool to brin... read more

Description: God can transform us, the way we parent, and the atmosphere of our home--even one with a defiant teen. Parents who are satisfied with God's glory first will be able to glorify God in their interaction with an angry teen. Get Offa My Case! will help parents learn how to hold their teen accountable with respect and sensitivity. Our prayer is that the parent may be God s tool to brin... read more

The Flipside of Feminism: What Conservative Women Know -- and Men Can't Say

Suzanne Venker, Phyllis Schlafly

Forty years have passed since the so-called women's movement claimed to liberate women from preconceived notions of what it means to be female - and the results are in. The latest statistics show that as women have gained more freedom, more education, and more power, they have become less happy. In The Flipside of Feminism, Suzanne Venker and Phyllis Schlafly provide readers with a new view of... read more

Forty years have passed since the so-called women's movement claimed to liberate women from preconceived notions of what it means to be female - and the results are in. The latest statistics show that as women have gained more freedom, more education, and more power, they have become less happy. In The Flipside of Feminism, Suzanne Venker and Phyllis Schlafly provide readers with a new view of... read more

The New Inglenook Cookbook

Inglenook cookbooks have been feeding people since 1901. This one continues that tradition for the next generations, with more than 400 tried-and-true recipes from breakfasts and breads to main dishes and desserts. It comes from a people who believe that living should be simple, that we are wiser when we come together, and that hospitality is holy. When we are gathered at the table, both body ... read more

Inglenook cookbooks have been feeding people since 1901. This one continues that tradition for the next generations, with more than 400 tried-and-true recipes from breakfasts and breads to main dishes and desserts. It comes from a people who believe that living should be simple, that we are wiser when we come together, and that hospitality is holy. When we are gathered at the table, both body ... read more

Common Sense Storage: Clever Solutions for an Organized Life

Editors of CPi

From simple tactics on a budget to beautiful custom built-ins, gain inspiration for both short-term and long-term storage and organization solutions in your home. This book is filled with inspirational photos and concise, practical information on how to achieve the organization you've dreamed of right at home. It is sure to help all homeowners—with all sizes and styles of homes—think criticall... read more

From simple tactics on a budget to beautiful custom built-ins, gain inspiration for both short-term and long-term storage and organization solutions in your home. This book is filled with inspirational photos and concise, practical information on how to achieve the organization you've dreamed of right at home. It is sure to help all homeowners—with all sizes and styles of homes—think criticall... read more

Let's Go!

Warren W. Wiersbe

Is the book of Hebrews daunting to you? Let Warren Wiersbe unfold principles which can turn quitters into conquerors and produce a vibrant faith. You will grow in your walk with the Lord, mature in your faith and discover the calling He has for you. Get ready to go in, go on, go up and go out!

Is the book of Hebrews daunting to you? Let Warren Wiersbe unfold principles which can turn quitters into conquerors and produce a vibrant faith. You will grow in your walk with the Lord, mature in your faith and discover the calling He has for you. Get ready to go in, go on, go up and go out!

Finding True Freedom, From the White House to the World

Ginny Dent Brant

When the Watergate scandal broke and Dent was accused, his efforts at propagating American freedom seemed wasted. But found more of an innocent victim than the perpetrator, Dent could not deny God's grace. His daughter Ginny writes how he eventually embraced the gospel, entering full-time ministry to take true freedom to the world.

When the Watergate scandal broke and Dent was accused, his efforts at propagating American freedom seemed wasted. But found more of an innocent victim than the perpetrator, Dent could not deny God's grace. His daughter Ginny writes how he eventually embraced the gospel, entering full-time ministry to take true freedom to the world.

George Washington Carver

Sam Wellman

Born into slavery in Missouri near the end of the Civil War, baby George Carver was kidnapped by bushwhackers. Ransomed and freed by his owner he later traveled to Kansas at age 12. For the next 14 years he drifted the Kansas plains alone, but always curious, always inventive. A natural genius, he found his calling at Iowa State. Some thought he was the most promising horticulturist in the nat... read more

Born into slavery in Missouri near the end of the Civil War, baby George Carver was kidnapped by bushwhackers. Ransomed and freed by his owner he later traveled to Kansas at age 12. For the next 14 years he drifted the Kansas plains alone, but always curious, always inventive. A natural genius, he found his calling at Iowa State. Some thought he was the most promising horticulturist in the nat... read more

Bible Promise Book: Spiritual Refreshment for Women Edition:

Compiled by Barbour Staff

Where do you turn when you need God’s thoughts on life? The Bible Promise Book, now in a brand-new Spiritual Refreshment for Women edition. Barbour’s Bible Promise Books are perennial bestsellers, with millions of copies in print, and this unique edition features inspiring themes from the popular women’s devotional series. With Bible promises arranged into more than a dozen topics—including Ev... read more

Where do you turn when you need God’s thoughts on life? The Bible Promise Book, now in a brand-new Spiritual Refreshment for Women edition. Barbour’s Bible Promise Books are perennial bestsellers, with millions of copies in print, and this unique edition features inspiring themes from the popular women’s devotional series. With Bible promises arranged into more than a dozen topics—including Ev... read more

Navigate - Selling the Way People Like to Buy

Dustin Hillis

This book will provide all sales people, from the novice to the seasoned professional, with tools to maximize sales efforts and bring success to new heights. Learn the four buying styles, learn to apply principals that draw buyers in, learn to relate to personalities that differ from your own, learn to communicate, connect, and succeed! Successful people are made - not born...Are you success i... read more

This book will provide all sales people, from the novice to the seasoned professional, with tools to maximize sales efforts and bring success to new heights. Learn the four buying styles, learn to apply principals that draw buyers in, learn to relate to personalities that differ from your own, learn to communicate, connect, and succeed! Successful people are made - not born...Are you success i... read more

Geoffrey has 2 reviews

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Jean Dufort Baptichon

To put it plainly, Geoffrey Stone is the type of professional editor every writer should hope to have review his or her work. He is clear, precise and on point. Throughout his assessment process, he remains objective and yet very personally concerned about your work. His comments are always constructive. He has helped from the ground up with my book. I appreciate him for what he does. He does...

, May 2017


Daniel Aucutt

Geoffrey Stone provided me with a thorough editorial assessment that equipped me with the professional grade insight to move forward with my work. I wrote in my initial query that I had a thick skin for advice, and Mr. Stone delivered an honest critique that was constructive in every aspect requested. As a writer with little publishing experience, I recommend Mr. Stone for beginning as well a...

, February 2017

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