Joey Hoelscher

Joey Hoelscher – Editor

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


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.
Children's Christian Fiction
Christian Non-Fiction Education & Reference Music
English (US)
  • Rookie Award, BJU Press, 2014

Work experience

BJU Press

Jun, 2014 — Jul, 2021 (about 7 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


Jan, 2017 — Present

-Have written over 2 million words, mostly 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 — Jun, 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

Joey has 8 reviews





Ken K.

Ken K.

Jan, 2024

This is my second project with Joey, and I hope there are many more. He uncovers all the weak points in my arguments and makes excellent suggestions for reworking them; he finds all my unclear expressions and gives them pinpoint accuracy. My books are better and clearer because of his editing!
Cindy S.

Cindy S.

Dec, 2023

Wow. Joey was the right editor for me. Actually, he’s the kind of editor all writers need. Joey was friendly, professional, and candid. He opened my eyes to a flaw in my writing that I knew was there but couldn’t define. I’m hoping I can fix it! And I hope I will get to work with him again. -Cindy S.
Joey H.
Thanks, Cindy! I appreciate your kind comments, and you know where to find me the next time you have a need!
Tashara S.

Tashara S.

Sep, 2022

Joey was quick in his response and provided amazing feedback. His response time was within the same day. This project only took him a few days which was pretty impressive. I loved how detailed he was with the editing suggestions and clarifications. I can tell he actually read the book to understand the tone it was written in. If you are looking for quality in a timely manner I recommend Joey!
Joey H.
Thank you, Tashara!
William O.

William O.

Aug, 2022

Mr. Joey Hoelscher helped me to improve my manuscript by highlighting in red changes using Microsoft word's tracking tools and making many manuscript suggestions in balloon notation on the side. The change suggestions are wonderful and Mr. Hoelscher really knows what he is doing. Changes were all done quickly in 2.5 weeks for a document that was 25,000 words. You really don't know how your...
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Joey H.
Thanks, Pastor Bill! It was a pleasure working with you.
Maurice H.

Maurice H.

Apr, 2022

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.
Joey H.
Thank you, Maurice!

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