Joey Hoelscher

Joey Hoelscher - Editor

Greenville, South Carolina, USA

8 years at a Christian educational publisher (editor, then editorial manager). I'll help you be clearer and more engaging with your writing!

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I'm an experienced editor with 8 years at a Christian educational publisher, first as a project editor and then as manager of the editorial department. I have a penchant for clean copy and clear communication, and I'm excited to work with you on your next project.

Because most of my editing career has been in editorial management, my list of published titles is brief. But I'm now branching out into freelance editing, and I'm ready to help your manuscript come alive! I'm comfortable editing Christian fiction, Christian nonfiction, general market nonfiction, and children's titles.

In addition to my book editing work, I'm a sought-after writer and editor in the web content and content marketing space, where I've learned to craft high-quality, engaging content that performs and converts.

Edited titles include Heritage Studies 3 and Writing & Grammar 10 from BJU Press, including student editions, teacher editions, and ancillary materials, as well as the teacher edition for American Literature. I've also completed an editorial assessment on a yet-to-be-published children's book from a local religious nonprofit. I served as managing editor for a recent revision of Companion to College English, also from BJU Press. I've also written and edited over a thousand web articles, blog posts, and whitepapers for hundreds of content marketing clients.
English (US)
Christian Fiction
Christian Non-Fiction
Education & Reference


  • Rookie Award, BJU Press, 2014

Work experience

Editorial Manager

BJU Press
June, 2014 – Present (almost 8 years)

-Hire and train new editorial staff in editing procedures, house style, best practices, and more
-Assign projects and balance workload among editorial team
-Work with the leadership team to refine and update processes and workflows
-Oversaw significant growth, from 14 to 24 staff editors
-Direct reports include a proofreading supervisor and a policy and process supervisor, in addition to the editorial pool
-Maintain house style documentation and make recommendations for updates (delegated to policy/process supervisor beginning fall 2020)
-Directly edit some smaller items, including marketing materials and errata reprints

Freelance editor and content writer

January, 2017 – Present (over 5 years)

-Have written over a thousand articles and blog posts on a range of topics, mostly in technology, music, and religion/spirituality
-Numerous editing and proofreading clients


BJU Press
May, 2013 – June, 2014 (about 1 year)

Edit textbook and ancillary materials through every stage of the publication journey, including the following:
-developmental editing
-production editing
-interacting with proofreaders and making judgments on their marks
-reviewing postproduction proofs

Work with a project team on revisions spanning 12 to 24 months

Portfolio (6 selected works)

Heritage Studies Teacher Grd 3

Bob Jones University

Writing Grammar 10 Student Txt

Bob Jones University

Heritage Studies 3 Activity Manual Answer Key

Annittia Jackson, Ann Larson, Debra White

Joey has 4 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Maurice Hebert
Joey was very helpful with fine-tuning my manuscript. All notes and suggestions were clear and concise and will make the finished work much more marketable.

Maurice Hebert, April 2022

Joey Hoelscher
Thank you, Maurice!

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Ken Kytle
I am very pleased with the work Joey did as copy editor for my manuscript. Three things stand out to me. (1) His copy editing greatly improved my manuscript. It is much clearer now. (2) Beyond copy editing, his suggestions improved the flow of at least four chapters. (3) His copy editing allowed me to recognize flaws in my writing that I had not seen and can now correct. I am so happy with his...
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Ken Kytle, December 2021

Joey Hoelscher
Thanks for the kind review! I hope your wife has recovered and that you have stayed well.

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Sharon Baskin
I received a good editorial assessment from Mr. Joey Hoelscher. The most important idea he communicated to me was my need for an outline. He helped me to understand how my point of view/perspective influences my writing. He suggested that I needed to identify the target audience of my book. Mr. Hoelscher also showed me how to reach a larger audience if desired. I have a clear idea now about t...
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Sharon Baskin, July 2021

Joey Hoelscher
It was a pleasure working with you, Sharon! All the best to you!

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Nadia Soubhie
I was very happy with the work and guidance that Joey provided. I strongly recommend him for the quality of service received.

Nadia Soubhie, July 2021

Joey Hoelscher
Thank you, Nadia! Working with you was a pleasure as well.

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