Joel Pierson

Joel Pierson - Editor

Bloomington, IN, USA

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Overview

I'm a professional editor with 25 years of experience in fiction and nonfiction. I can help you with everything from basic grammar and punctuation to developmental edits at a reasonable cost. I have plenty of experience with self-published authors, and I can guide you through the tricky details of making your book the best it can be. I've also worked with experienced authors with multiple successful publications.

I'm comfortable editing a wide range of fiction and nonfiction genres. As a former chef, I'm great with cookbooks. Whether you need a very basic grammar polish or a deep-dive developmental edit, you'll find my services prompt, thorough, encouraging, and affordable.

I've been making authors happy since 1994, and I know I can make you happy too.
Languages
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Entertainment
Sex & Relationships
Fiction
Fantasy
Literary Fiction
Middle Grade
Science Fiction

Work experience

Editing specialist

Solution Tree Press
January, 2016 – Present (about 4 years)

Solution Tree is one of the most respected educational publishers in the world, providing professional development for educators and administrators.

Freelance editor

Self-employed
August, 1995 – Present (over 24 years)

I have been freelance editing for traditionally published and self-published authors of all experience levels for 25 years.

Portfolio (34 selected works)

It Shouldn't Be This Hard to Serve Your Country: Our Broken Government and the Plight of Veterans

David Shulkin

The former VA secretary describes his fight to save veteran health care from partisan politics and how his efforts were ultimately derailed by a small group of unelected officials appointed by the Trump White House.Known in health care circles for his ability to turn around ailing hospitals, Dr. David Shulkin was originally brought into government by President Obama to save the beleaguered Dep... read more

The former VA secretary describes his fight to save veteran health care from partisan politics and how his efforts were ultimately derailed by a small group of unelected officials appointed by the Trump White House.Known in health care circles for his ability to turn around ailing hospitals, Dr. David Shulkin was originally brought into government by President Obama to save the beleaguered Dep... read more

The Warlock Unlocked (Warlock of Gramarye)

Christopher Stasheff

A scientist from Earth at heart, Rod Gallowglass has come to terms with the “magic” of Gramarye, and is just beginning to understand his own powers.But when his family accidentally goes through a portal to what appears to be an alternate universe, he must follow them into a world where magic really does seem to work and where the laws of the universe seem to have been rewritten.Bringing his re... read more

A scientist from Earth at heart, Rod Gallowglass has come to terms with the “magic” of Gramarye, and is just beginning to understand his own powers.But when his family accidentally goes through a portal to what appears to be an alternate universe, he must follow them into a world where magic really does seem to work and where the laws of the universe seem to have been rewritten.Bringing his re... read more

The Oathbound Wizard (A Wizard in Rhyme Book 2)

Christopher Stasheff

Matt Mandrell, unsuspecting graduate student, never imagined his research would lead him to a strange scrap of parchment that would change his life forever. . . .Crossing the void of time and space, Matt is whisked away to an enchanted world where speaking in rhymes works the most dazzling magic. There he wins not only fame and power as the Lord High Wizard, but the heart of the beautiful Quee... read more

Matt Mandrell, unsuspecting graduate student, never imagined his research would lead him to a strange scrap of parchment that would change his life forever. . . .Crossing the void of time and space, Matt is whisked away to an enchanted world where speaking in rhymes works the most dazzling magic. There he wins not only fame and power as the Lord High Wizard, but the heart of the beautiful Quee... read more

Shattered

Jay Bonansinga

Finalist for ITW's 2008 Thriller Award in Best Paperback Original. FBI profiler Ulysses Grove is sure he's this close to trapping a serial killer . . . but the killer is planning a gruesome surprise that will come far too close to home. . . The Image Of Murder The Mississippi Ripper likes to work in pairs--of victims. For every dead body laid to waste, a second one faces it, a grotesque mirror... read more

Finalist for ITW's 2008 Thriller Award in Best Paperback Original. FBI profiler Ulysses Grove is sure he's this close to trapping a serial killer . . . but the killer is planning a gruesome surprise that will come far too close to home. . . The Image Of Murder The Mississippi Ripper likes to work in pairs--of victims. For every dead body laid to waste, a second one faces it, a grotesque mirror... read more

Frozen

Jay Bonansinga

Fear Never Dies. Deep in the Alaskan wilderness, a mummified body is discovered in the ice, the victim of a bizarre ritualistic killing that happened nearly six thousand years ago. For journalist Maura County, this story is her ticket to the big time--if she can get the help of the FBI's top criminal profiler. Special Agent Ulysses Grove is the best of the best--a born manhunter. He's also a m... read more

Fear Never Dies. Deep in the Alaskan wilderness, a mummified body is discovered in the ice, the victim of a bizarre ritualistic killing that happened nearly six thousand years ago. For journalist Maura County, this story is her ticket to the big time--if she can get the help of the FBI's top criminal profiler. Special Agent Ulysses Grove is the best of the best--a born manhunter. He's also a m... read more

The Fall of a Sparrow

Robert Hellenga

Robert Hellenga, bestselling author of The Sixteen Pleasures, once again reveals his profound understanding of the strength and resilience of the human spirit in a compelling and masterful novel. Alan Woodhull ("Woody"), a classics professor at a small Midwestern college, finds himself convinced that life has taught him all the lessons he has to learn: After the tragic death of his beloved old... read more

Robert Hellenga, bestselling author of The Sixteen Pleasures, once again reveals his profound understanding of the strength and resilience of the human spirit in a compelling and masterful novel. Alan Woodhull ("Woody"), a classics professor at a small Midwestern college, finds himself convinced that life has taught him all the lessons he has to learn: After the tragic death of his beloved old... read more

Philosophy Made Simple: A Novel

Robert Hellenga

Feeling restless after the death of his wife, Rudy Harrington, a father of three grown daughters, leaves his Chicago home to start his life over at an avocado grove in Texas, where he takes up philosophy, presides over his daughter's Hindu wedding, and falls for his son-in-law's mother. 30,000 first printing.

Feeling restless after the death of his wife, Rudy Harrington, a father of three grown daughters, leaves his Chicago home to start his life over at an avocado grove in Texas, where he takes up philosophy, presides over his daughter's Hindu wedding, and falls for his son-in-law's mother. 30,000 first printing.

It Shined: The Saga Of The Ozark Mountain Daredevils

Michael Supe Granda

xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> As the turbulent 60's began to fade into the calmer 70's, a coterie of young singers, songwriters, musicians, artists, and poets began to congregate, musically on the stage of The New Bijou Theater - the xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Springfield, Missouri nightclub that w... read more

xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> As the turbulent 60's began to fade into the calmer 70's, a coterie of young singers, songwriters, musicians, artists, and poets began to congregate, musically on the stage of The New Bijou Theater - the xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Springfield, Missouri nightclub that w... read more

Ailbe and the Elements

Lind Edwards

Ailbe spent her life alone trying to survive on the blue mountains. Once she is accepted into Nightshade Academy for Dark Magic, she thinks her problems are over. However, life at a dark arts school is no fairy tale. Danger and death are everywhere and Ailbe must fight to make it through school alive.

Ailbe spent her life alone trying to survive on the blue mountains. Once she is accepted into Nightshade Academy for Dark Magic, she thinks her problems are over. However, life at a dark arts school is no fairy tale. Danger and death are everywhere and Ailbe must fight to make it through school alive.

I Remember Me

Carl Reiner

I Remember Me weaves an American tapestry of colorful tales, beginning with the timid musings of a young boy on the verge of becoming a man in the Jewish section of New York's Bronx neighborhood, and bringing us up to date with the mature insight of a man whose remarkable trajectory has sent him to the top of Hollywood's elite and sparked the careers of dozens of household-name entertainers. A... read more

I Remember Me weaves an American tapestry of colorful tales, beginning with the timid musings of a young boy on the verge of becoming a man in the Jewish section of New York's Bronx neighborhood, and bringing us up to date with the mature insight of a man whose remarkable trajectory has sent him to the top of Hollywood's elite and sparked the careers of dozens of household-name entertainers. A... read more

My Husband, My Friend: A Memoir

Neile McQueen Toffel

MY HUSBAND, MY FRIENDTHE REAL STEVE McQUEEN - FROM ABANDONED CHILD TO GLITTERINGSUPERSTAR TO HAUNTED MAN....Now his wife of 15 and a half years, Neile, who rodethe dazzling Hollywood roller coaster with him, revealsA Steve McQueen no one knew his good side,his crazy side, his dark side....

MY HUSBAND, MY FRIENDTHE REAL STEVE McQUEEN - FROM ABANDONED CHILD TO GLITTERINGSUPERSTAR TO HAUNTED MAN....Now his wife of 15 and a half years, Neile, who rodethe dazzling Hollywood roller coaster with him, revealsA Steve McQueen no one knew his good side,his crazy side, his dark side....

The Many Worlds of Rorlitzer Screw

Juliana Morgado

In secret worlds connected to our own there are ageless creatures that know each of us intimately well. Tasked only to observe and instructed never to interfere, they monitor us from afar throughout our lives. I have one. You have one. And on a curious quest through the unknown, eleven-year-old Collin meets his. Its name is Rorlitzer Screw. In her debut book The Many Worlds of Rorlitzer Screw,... read more

In secret worlds connected to our own there are ageless creatures that know each of us intimately well. Tasked only to observe and instructed never to interfere, they monitor us from afar throughout our lives. I have one. You have one. And on a curious quest through the unknown, eleven-year-old Collin meets his. Its name is Rorlitzer Screw. In her debut book The Many Worlds of Rorlitzer Screw,... read more

Don't Kill the Messenger: A Novel

Joel Pierson

Tristan Shays is on a mission he doesn't understand. For two years, he's been plagued by terrifying images of strangers in peril and given orders to warn the victims before it's too late. If he ignores the directive, he's stricken with unbearable pain until he finds and helps the people from his visions. On a September night in Key West, Tristan warns exotic dancer Rebecca Traeger that she mus... read more

Tristan Shays is on a mission he doesn't understand. For two years, he's been plagued by terrifying images of strangers in peril and given orders to warn the victims before it's too late. If he ignores the directive, he's stricken with unbearable pain until he finds and helps the people from his visions. On a September night in Key West, Tristan warns exotic dancer Rebecca Traeger that she mus... read more

Letters to the Next President

Richard G. Lugar

The Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee discusses Guatemala, the Philippines, Nicaragua, South Africa, and the role of Congress in the U.S. foreign policy

The Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee discusses Guatemala, the Philippines, Nicaragua, South Africa, and the role of Congress in the U.S. foreign policy

The Road to Freedom 1: Crossing the 17th Parallel

Hiep Vo

Communism, Capitalist, French, Japan, The U.S., Soviet Union, China, North and South Vietnam, who is good guy; who is bad guy? Read "THE ROAD TO FREEDOM" by Mr. Vo to understand the fate of the children, who were born and grew up in a miserable country during wartime, young men who dared to live their ideal in the civil disorder , and realize the meaning of that most priceless word: FREEDOM. A... read more

Communism, Capitalist, French, Japan, The U.S., Soviet Union, China, North and South Vietnam, who is good guy; who is bad guy? Read "THE ROAD TO FREEDOM" by Mr. Vo to understand the fate of the children, who were born and grew up in a miserable country during wartime, young men who dared to live their ideal in the civil disorder , and realize the meaning of that most priceless word: FREEDOM. A... read more

A Farewell to Arms, Legs, and Jockstraps: A Sportswriter's Memoir

Diane K Shah

Strike fast, strike hard―whether it’s scoring a homerun or front-page news, Diane K. Shah, former sports columnist, knows how to grab the best story.In her memoir A Farewell to Arms, Legs, and Jockstraps, follow Diane’s escapades, from interviews with a tipsy Mickey Mantle, to sneaking into off-limits Republican galas, dining with Frank Sinatra, flying a plane with Dennis Quaid, and countless ... read more

Strike fast, strike hard―whether it’s scoring a homerun or front-page news, Diane K. Shah, former sports columnist, knows how to grab the best story.In her memoir A Farewell to Arms, Legs, and Jockstraps, follow Diane’s escapades, from interviews with a tipsy Mickey Mantle, to sneaking into off-limits Republican galas, dining with Frank Sinatra, flying a plane with Dennis Quaid, and countless ... read more

Ogham`s Realm The Celtic Wolves (Volume 1)

Rosemarie Shields

Ogham, is an old disfigured Celtic druid who lives in a timeless, magical realm. Along with possessing significant power over nature, he has the ability to travel from his realm to our earthly realm. The year is 1649. Famine and plague is rife and Oliver Cromwell`s brutalist regime is taking control of the country. High up on the Wicklow mountains, Mactire, (a play on the Gaelic words, Mac Tir... read more

Ogham, is an old disfigured Celtic druid who lives in a timeless, magical realm. Along with possessing significant power over nature, he has the ability to travel from his realm to our earthly realm. The year is 1649. Famine and plague is rife and Oliver Cromwell`s brutalist regime is taking control of the country. High up on the Wicklow mountains, Mactire, (a play on the Gaelic words, Mac Tir... read more

Aesthetic Sexual Involution: The Prerequisite to Erotic Evolution and Sex Mastery: Tome 1: Know Eroticism, Erotica, and Erotic Intelligence Level 0 (Volume 1)

Seven Golden

Through evolution, sexual revolution can occur. Smooth incremental change is valuable. Humans are ever evolving. Stagnation is disastrous. There are things we accept—as members of contemporary society—that we do not need to accept. There are locked doors to sexual fulfillment that need to be unlocked. What if the key to ecstasy and transcendence is more obtainable than you think? In Seven Gold... read more

Through evolution, sexual revolution can occur. Smooth incremental change is valuable. Humans are ever evolving. Stagnation is disastrous. There are things we accept—as members of contemporary society—that we do not need to accept. There are locked doors to sexual fulfillment that need to be unlocked. What if the key to ecstasy and transcendence is more obtainable than you think? In Seven Gold... read more

Emma Environmentalist

Christy Crews Kenyon

Emma Environmentalist is about a girl named Emma who loves nature and wants to help the earth. Her parents have taught her many things about taking care of our planet, and she is figuring out her own path in this book. By following her heart, she inspires others to make changes in their own lives.

Emma Environmentalist is about a girl named Emma who loves nature and wants to help the earth. Her parents have taught her many things about taking care of our planet, and she is figuring out her own path in this book. By following her heart, she inspires others to make changes in their own lives.

Light of the Desert

Lucette Walters

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Every New Beginning

Catherine Crichlow

Despite living amongst luxuries only the son of eccentrically rich socialites could have, Scott Benson is miserable and alone. With limited connection to his parents and even less to his classmates, all Scott can do with his life is narrate someone else?s. Sitting alone in the cafeteria, he meets Tristan, a charismatic stranger with an insatiable desire for excitement. Within one week, Scott i... read more

Despite living amongst luxuries only the son of eccentrically rich socialites could have, Scott Benson is miserable and alone. With limited connection to his parents and even less to his classmates, all Scott can do with his life is narrate someone else?s. Sitting alone in the cafeteria, he meets Tristan, a charismatic stranger with an insatiable desire for excitement. Within one week, Scott i... read more

The Big Bang: Notes from Looking Within

Jason Matthews

This is the 2005 version of the book. It still exists here and elsewhere as The Little Universe. "...quite an inventive story.""...before you know it, you can't put the book down.""...one of those rare books, light enough on the surface to be a fun summer read, but deep enough to keep you thinking about it long after you've turned the last page.""I can honestly say I didn't want it to end."Wha... read more

This is the 2005 version of the book. It still exists here and elsewhere as The Little Universe. "...quite an inventive story.""...before you know it, you can't put the book down.""...one of those rare books, light enough on the surface to be a fun summer read, but deep enough to keep you thinking about it long after you've turned the last page.""I can honestly say I didn't want it to end."Wha... read more

The Persevering Penguins and Pals: Propelling One Another to Success

Moorea Friedmann, Jasper Friedmann

It is another beautiful day in Patagonia as a colony of penguins snuggles on the iceberg they call home. Little Milo is nestled next to his mother, Winter, while his father, Tux, is out hunting for food. But when a big crack in the iceberg suddenly separates Milo and his mother from Tux and all the food, it seems that all hope is lost when the current begins to carry the icebergs even further ... read more

It is another beautiful day in Patagonia as a colony of penguins snuggles on the iceberg they call home. Little Milo is nestled next to his mother, Winter, while his father, Tux, is out hunting for food. But when a big crack in the iceberg suddenly separates Milo and his mother from Tux and all the food, it seems that all hope is lost when the current begins to carry the icebergs even further ... read more

Performing Tsarist Russia in New York: Music, Émigrés, and the American Imagination (Russian Music Studies)

Natalie K Zelensky

Offering a rare look at the musical life of Russia Abroad as it unfolded in New York City, Natalie K. Zelensky examines the popular music culture of the post-Bolshevik Russian emigration and the impact made by this group on American culture and politics. Performing Tsarist Russia in New York begins with a rich account of the musical evenings that took place in the Russian émigré enclave of Har... read more

Offering a rare look at the musical life of Russia Abroad as it unfolded in New York City, Natalie K. Zelensky examines the popular music culture of the post-Bolshevik Russian emigration and the impact made by this group on American culture and politics. Performing Tsarist Russia in New York begins with a rich account of the musical evenings that took place in the Russian émigré enclave of Har... read more

The Victorian World: Facts and Fictions (Historical Facts and Fictions)

Ginger S. Frost

An introduction to the myths and realities of the history of Victorian Britain, with accompanying primary sources.• Corrects nine myths about the Victorian era, with explanations of why these myths began• Includes over 50 primary documents from a wide variety of genres• Covers all classes of Victorian life, featuring the voices of women, children, the poor, and racial minorities• Offers a nont... read more

An introduction to the myths and realities of the history of Victorian Britain, with accompanying primary sources.• Corrects nine myths about the Victorian era, with explanations of why these myths began• Includes over 50 primary documents from a wide variety of genres• Covers all classes of Victorian life, featuring the voices of women, children, the poor, and racial minorities• Offers a nont... read more

The Kindertransport: Contesting Memory (Studies in Antisemitism)

Jennifer Craig-Norton

Jennifer Craig-Norton sets out to challenge celebratory narratives of the Kindertransport that have dominated popular memory as well as literature on the subject. According to these accounts, the Kindertransport was a straightforward act of rescue and salvation, with little room for a deeper, more complex analysis. This volume reveals that in fact many children experienced difficulties with se... read more

Jennifer Craig-Norton sets out to challenge celebratory narratives of the Kindertransport that have dominated popular memory as well as literature on the subject. According to these accounts, the Kindertransport was a straightforward act of rescue and salvation, with little room for a deeper, more complex analysis. This volume reveals that in fact many children experienced difficulties with se... read more

Women of the Midan: The Untold Stories of Egypt's Revolutionaries (Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa)

Sherine Hafez

In Women of the Midan, Sherine Hafez demonstrates how women were a central part of revolutionary process of the Arab Spring. Women not only protested in the streets of Cairo, they demanded democracy, social justice, and renegotiation of a variety of sociocultural structures that repressed and disciplined them. Women's resistance to state control, Islamism, neoliberal market changes, the milita... read more

In Women of the Midan, Sherine Hafez demonstrates how women were a central part of revolutionary process of the Arab Spring. Women not only protested in the streets of Cairo, they demanded democracy, social justice, and renegotiation of a variety of sociocultural structures that repressed and disciplined them. Women's resistance to state control, Islamism, neoliberal market changes, the milita... read more

Simple Italian Cooking My Way

Francis DiCandio

Simple Italian Cooking My Way is a collection of recipes from the streets of Brooklyn.

Simple Italian Cooking My Way is a collection of recipes from the streets of Brooklyn.

A Cross for Irvin: The Evil That Dwells

Henri Delevanta

The town of Lynchburg was not as it seemed. The small municipality of roughly 20,000 people had its share of conflict between the haves and the have-nots, the whites and the blacks, the rural and big city interests. A common thread that united everybody, both for the good and the bad, was the Reverend Irvin Daniel, Jr. Reverend Daniel was the son of Reverend Irvin Daniel, Sr., who had previous... read more

The town of Lynchburg was not as it seemed. The small municipality of roughly 20,000 people had its share of conflict between the haves and the have-nots, the whites and the blacks, the rural and big city interests. A common thread that united everybody, both for the good and the bad, was the Reverend Irvin Daniel, Jr. Reverend Daniel was the son of Reverend Irvin Daniel, Sr., who had previous... read more

Who Killed Patton

Ferdie Pacheco

"Patton and the Mountain Man" is fiction, make no mistake about it, but it is fiction based on fact. My curiosity had for years been peaked by the unusual circumstances surrounding the General's strange demise, the undecently rapid burial, the absence of investigative reports, accident reports. No autopsy, and the undue haste to bury the body in Europe and cover up all details.When Senator (Ba... read more

"Patton and the Mountain Man" is fiction, make no mistake about it, but it is fiction based on fact. My curiosity had for years been peaked by the unusual circumstances surrounding the General's strange demise, the undecently rapid burial, the absence of investigative reports, accident reports. No autopsy, and the undue haste to bury the body in Europe and cover up all details.When Senator (Ba... read more

A Foodie's Guide to Juice Fasting

Julianne Dowse

If a juice-based diet is so healthy, why don't more people do it? They may think they cannot go without food-or they're afraid to even try. You can overcome that fear, rejuvenate your body, and rid it of toxins with the tools and strategies offered in this guide to juice fasting. A guide that provides twenty-one juice recipes to quench your foodie's thirst and heal your body. Get the answers t... read more

If a juice-based diet is so healthy, why don't more people do it? They may think they cannot go without food-or they're afraid to even try. You can overcome that fear, rejuvenate your body, and rid it of toxins with the tools and strategies offered in this guide to juice fasting. A guide that provides twenty-one juice recipes to quench your foodie's thirst and heal your body. Get the answers t... read more

Freddie's Magical Adventure

Juliana L Spaulding

Freddie's Magical Adventure is a story about a magical day at the seashore. Freddie daydreams about swimming with dolphins and his ocean friends help his wish come true.

Freddie's Magical Adventure is a story about a magical day at the seashore. Freddie daydreams about swimming with dolphins and his ocean friends help his wish come true.

Stop Kissing Toads

Elizabeth Roebuck-Jones

Do you dream of meeting your handsome prince, a man who will be your lover, friend, soul mate, and partner in crime? Are you looking for a man who will hold your hand through life's journey, someone to laugh, cry, create success, and have fun with? Why is your Prince Charming so hard to find? InStop Kissing Toads, author Elizabeth Roebuck-Jones empowers women to know and love themselves so the... read more

Do you dream of meeting your handsome prince, a man who will be your lover, friend, soul mate, and partner in crime? Are you looking for a man who will hold your hand through life's journey, someone to laugh, cry, create success, and have fun with? Why is your Prince Charming so hard to find? InStop Kissing Toads, author Elizabeth Roebuck-Jones empowers women to know and love themselves so the... read more

The All-in-One Complete Meals Cookbook

Max Higgins

I have compiled these recipes to form a complete cookbook as every family, whether small or large, needs an accurate and functional cookbook to provide balanced and nutritional meals. A good cookbook gives detailed instructions to help anyone produce quality meals. An assortment of really substantial recipes is the most important contribution to any satisfying kitchen. Your family should alway... read more

I have compiled these recipes to form a complete cookbook as every family, whether small or large, needs an accurate and functional cookbook to provide balanced and nutritional meals. A good cookbook gives detailed instructions to help anyone produce quality meals. An assortment of really substantial recipes is the most important contribution to any satisfying kitchen. Your family should alway... read more

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Michael Lovinfosse
Great job and thorough, he even found an subtle title issue in a picture.

Michael Lovinfosse, March 2020


Mark Kramer
It was a pleasure working with Joel. At each step in the process, he was willing to answer questions and make suggestions. Professional and responsive.

Mark Kramer, March 2020


Kishore Kothapalli
Joel was a consummate professional with quick turn around times. His understanding of my writing style was so good that I ended up accepting most of his suggestions. Thank Joel, it was a pleasure working with you and you will definitely be my port of call when i am ready with Tales on the Camino 1.

Kishore Kothapalli, March 2020


Delbert Curtis
I simply couldn't expect a better experience than working with someone like Joel for the final copy-editing of my book ! He's hyper responsive, totally pro and experienced and a kind person. He did a GREAT JOB and finished a day prior right on the budget I had. How could I expect more? I just have to say thank you so much for the work done!

Delbert Curtis, February 2020


Michael Chandler
It was a pleasure to work with Joel. Very honest and thorough. He not only elevated my manuscript but my writing.

Michael Chandler, February 2020

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