Gina Mushynsky

Gina Mushynsky – Editor

I edit and proofread primarily Christian fiction and nonfiction books, especially devotionals and Charismatic/inspirational/fivefold topics.

Overview

I am a self-employed copyeditor/line editor and proofreader who enjoys working with new as well as established Christian authors. My specialty is Christian adult fiction and inspirational/nonfiction subject matter, including devotionals, Christian living, Charismatic/Pentecostal, fivefold/ascension gifts, prayer, and inner healing and deliverance.


Of utmost importance to me is maintaining the author's voice while helping them deliver their message to their readers. I look beyond the simple mechanics of grammar and punctuation to examine individual words and phrases for clarity and potentially inaccurate nuances. Often, I will suggest alternate wording that may better express what the author is trying to convey. In this way, I work closely with my clients to help them craft their best possible work.


In the past six years, I've edited and proofread dozens of titles for Pearson Education, Peterson's, Crossroad Publishing, Redemption Press, and other publishing houses as well as numerous self-publishing authors. My prior editing experience includes eight years as a newspaper editor and four years editing and proofreading e-commerce web content. I am a current member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and the Christian Editors Association.


I hold a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University at Buffalo and settled in Syracuse, NY, after graduation. Upstate New York has always been my home: I enjoy living about two hours from the breathtaking beauty of the Adirondacks, the Finger Lakes, and Niagara Falls. When I'm not editing, I'm either exploring global food traditions in the kitchen (lately I've been dabbling in Szechuan cuisine), taking a day trip, going hiking or camping, or serving at my church.



TESTIMONIALS:


"I hired three editors who I thought were great, but you beat them."

—Kemi A.


"I'm so glad I chose Gina to be my editor. She was great to work with and her editing skills and suggestions really improved my book."

—Nicole F.


"Gina is knowledgeable and easy to work with! Her expertise is vast, but she encourages your involvement allowing the final project to really be your own! Would absolutely recommend her for your editing needs!"

—Katrina L.


"Gina is a great editor. She is friendly and comfortable to work with. Gina has detailed editing skills. Her genuine interest in my book gave me an additional inspiration to broaden the scope of my writing. I was very satisfied and plan to use her services again."

—Bridget E.


"Thank you so much for coming alongside us to facilitate this project. Your professionalism is exemplary and well balanced with your sincerity and compassion. You are a real God-send and we are ever so thankful to God for orchestrating this connection."

—Ade A.

Services
Fiction
Christian Fiction Humor & Comedy Magical Realism
Non-Fiction
Christian Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Nature
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Self-employed

May, 2017 — Present

Virtucom Group

Mar, 2010 — Mar, 2017 (about 7 years)

I edited and proofread customized product descriptions for correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, clarity, logic, and conformity with the client's established style. Additionally, I created, proofread and updated client style guides and wrote a column in the in-house newsletter, VirtuVentures.

Portfolio

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Scripture Comes to Life in Caring for Souls: Biblical Wisdom for Counselors, Helpers, and Healers

Stitt, Ruth E.

Scripture Comes to Life Publishing

Copy Editing Proofreading
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Copy Editing
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Five Principles: For a Meaningful, Fruitful Life

Clay, Christopher

Copy Editing Proofreading
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He Leads Me: Faith Over Fear

Springer-Proverbs, Roberta

Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
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The Message of Purity - God's Way

Vice, Lisa M

Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Proofreading
We Walk This Line

Forbus, Lauren

40 Days of Surrender

Towne, Jeanette M

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Skill For The Battle!

McQuaid, Cary E.

Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Pickles and Prayer

Marshall, Bethany

Proofreading
Proofreading
For Coral Leigh, the Civil War took everything and everyone she loved: her fiancé, her brother, and her father. But when her mother dies of grief shortly after the war’s end, Coral’s plantatio... read more
Proofreading
Sixteen-year-old Timothy Gephart’s life is a chronicle of loser-hood. Trapped by the decaying walls of his family’s trailer and saddled with the responsibility of caring for a grandmother stri... read more
Proofreading
Can you imainge what it would be like if everyone in this chaotic world would take the time to learn about the wisdom from above? Relationships would be healed, lives would be made whole, anxious thoughts would be subdued, and churches would become sanctuaries... read more
Poems and Prayers to Ponder explores the growing influence peer pressure and social media have on our society and on peoples' lives and well-being. These poems address the despair, uncertainty, and dismay we encounter daily--but also the hope that is always po... read more
Without Mama, Christmas has ceased to exist for Papa, but this year, Angel is determined to bring some Yuletide joy back into their lives. With little money, no decorations, and not much time ... read more
Proofreading
Erica Holden has been the top real estate agent in Manhattan for three years running and is days away from becoming the youngest partner in her firm’s history. All she has to do is travel to t... read more
Proofreading
A Sinking Star

Chrissy M. Dennis

At 17 years old, Evie Boone just wants to survive high school and keep her sisters safe. When their broken mother returns home after disappearing for weeks, nothing Evie can do will keep the c... read more
Proofreading
When you truly give yourself to the kingdom, some people will believe you are crazy.Have you ever noticed how backward God’s ways seem compared to the natural way things are done? Many times, God’s plans are the complete opposite of man’s. The principles of Go... read more
It has been said that the average student spends about forty hours in a church building over the course of a year but over three thousand hours with their parents. We are living in a time when... read more
Proofreading
Do you struggle with fear, anxiety, or unforgiveness and feel like you have a film of shame on your life? Do you suffer with feelings of rejection deep in your soul feeling unworthy in your functions and relationships?After the rejection and devastation as a c... read more
Have you lost a spouse? Most widows find themselves thrust abruptly into widowhood. It's not something you slowly become. One day you are a wife; the next, you're not. You were joined together in marriage and made one by God's Law, but now part of you is missi... read more
Death Bears New Life exposes the journey of that inevitable occurrence in everyone’s life that leaves humans broken and searching for an ounce of hope. Death pays no attention to who, when, or how it will it ravage one’s life. It does not care about one’s feel... read more
Twenty-nine years old, without direction, addicted to alcohol, full of hatred, suicidal, questioning whether God even existed ... Brad's story was like many others. Little did he know that all of this would change one Monday morning.Hung over and contemplating... read more
Five words that would change a life forever: I See Greatness in You.No one had ever spoken those words into the life of Larry Ragland, leading him to spend his entire existence believing the opposite was true. But the moment he heard those words, everything ch... read more
In an uncertain world, quickly changing by the day, we need a few simple beliefs we can trust, and they better be dependable. Sourcing the ages and traditions of the globe, De Mello offers just that, simple certainties that hold you up. Chapters on Silence, Pe... read more
Art and literature are in the business of enchantment. When we are enchanted, we are captivated by some part of life—whether it be the fragile charm of the week-old infant or the force of a wa... read more
Proofreading
Fr. Grosjean has listened intensely to youth, and in engaging ways speaks to the heart of love, both a gift from God, and a challenge. This book stands out because it speaks directly to the pr... read more
Proofreading

Gina has 16 reviews

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Ruth S.

Ruth S.

Apr, 2024

Gina was the copy editor for my first book. I chose her again because I know she is very detailed and meticulous, and has a great eye for style, voice, and consistency. Beyond that, I chose Gina again because she is spiritually mature and I knew she would be sensitive to the spiritual aspects of my content. She can spot technical and grammatical errors well, but she also is knowledgeable in the...
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Kevin S.

Kevin S.

Dec, 2023

This was my first exposure to book editing. Gina is amazing. You cannot go wrong. I couldn't say enough about her. Her suggestions were so good. Yes you can find editors who are less expensive but I will never look for anyone else. Kevin S.
Sherri L.

Sherri L.

Aug, 2023

Gina is an absolute JOY to work with. Her feedback was valuable not just for this project but just for my overall knowledge and insight, She's quick and responsive. I can't recommend her enough!
Breanna S.

Breanna S.

May, 2023

Working with Ms. Gina has been a wonderful experience. Her edits elevated my text, while preserving my voice. I also felt like she also connected to the overall purpose and mission of my book and used her gifts to enhance that. Working with Ms. Gina was well worth the investment.
Lisa V.

Lisa V.

Mar, 2023

Gina's editing abilities can be summed up in one word - Brilliant! She exceeded my expectation, and I would love to work with her again.

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