Judy Hagey

Judy Hagey - Editor

Des Moines, IA, USA

I am a copyeditor and proofreader with more than 10 years of experience and am proficient in Chicago Manual of Style and APA.

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Overview

I launched my freelance career editing DMin dissertations for seminary students. Not surprisingly, my specialty is nonfiction genres: academic, memoir, and creative nonfiction, but I also edit fiction. I currently work for several Christian publishers as well as my own freelance clients.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Christian (Non-Fiction)
Inspirational
Fiction
Christian Fiction
Historical Fiction
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
July, 2009 – Present (over 11 years)

I have worked with both fiction and nonfiction clients preparing manuscripts for self-publication as well as traditional authors and post-graduate students. Competent in Chiacgo Manual of Style (Turavian) and APA.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Manhattan Grace

Clarice G. James

When a door opens for Gracie Camden to leave Cape Cod and move to Manhattan as a nanny for a Juilliard drama instructor, she fully expects God to use her acting talent and launch her to stardom. She’s been here been six months. What’s taking him so long? Seymour Kaufman relocates to New York City from Iowa due to a shortage of mohels (circumcisers) in the tri-state Messianic congregations. Sec... read more

When a door opens for Gracie Camden to leave Cape Cod and move to Manhattan as a nanny for a Juilliard drama instructor, she fully expects God to use her acting talent and launch her to stardom. She’s been here been six months. What’s taking him so long? Seymour Kaufman relocates to New York City from Iowa due to a shortage of mohels (circumcisers) in the tri-state Messianic congregations. Sec... read more

By the Sea

Claudette Renalds

Twin boys adopt a dog and its reclusive owner. Walks along the shore inspired much of Alex Caine’s successful writing career. But today, he had no ambition but to romp with his dog, Bailey, and bask in the early morning sun still low on the horizon. He’d found the perfect life.Alex found himself near the row of cottages beyond the dunes and spotted a scene so unusual he removed his sunglasses ... read more

Twin boys adopt a dog and its reclusive owner. Walks along the shore inspired much of Alex Caine’s successful writing career. But today, he had no ambition but to romp with his dog, Bailey, and bask in the early morning sun still low on the horizon. He’d found the perfect life.Alex found himself near the row of cottages beyond the dunes and spotted a scene so unusual he removed his sunglasses ... read more

Surviving Ministry: How to Weather the Storms of Church Leadership

Michael E. Osborne

Being a pastor has its rewards and pleasures. But churches can be unsafe places. They are filled with broken, imperfect people. Many ministers of the gospel walk into a church naïve about the potential hazards of their vocation. They are vulnerable to difficult people, unresolved conflict, incompatible visions, hidden agendas, mission drift, and sin--their own and that of others. Other pastors... read more

Being a pastor has its rewards and pleasures. But churches can be unsafe places. They are filled with broken, imperfect people. Many ministers of the gospel walk into a church naïve about the potential hazards of their vocation. They are vulnerable to difficult people, unresolved conflict, incompatible visions, hidden agendas, mission drift, and sin--their own and that of others. Other pastors... read more

Say What? Second Edition: The Fiction Writer's Handy Guide to Grammar, Punctuation, and Word Usage

C. S. Lakin

Finally! A grammar guide specifically designed for fiction writers! Introducing the second edition, with more than fifty new entries!WRITING CORRECTLY DOESN’T HAVE TO BE HARD OR TEDIOUSGreat writers write well. Grammatical errors mark a manuscript as unprofessional and the author as sloppy or an amateur. But you don’t have to memorize the myriad of grammar, punctuation, and usage rules to have... read more

Finally! A grammar guide specifically designed for fiction writers! Introducing the second edition, with more than fifty new entries!WRITING CORRECTLY DOESN’T HAVE TO BE HARD OR TEDIOUSGreat writers write well. Grammatical errors mark a manuscript as unprofessional and the author as sloppy or an amateur. But you don’t have to memorize the myriad of grammar, punctuation, and usage rules to have... read more

Life Through Loss: Facing your pain, Finding your purpose

Gail Porter

As Gail watched loved ones walk perilous journeys, she realized her past relationships with them had followed an intentional plan of detachment. It was as though Gail had erected a sign that said, Keep Out. Fear of involvement in situations that could upset her predictable world excluded them from her personal life. Now the caregiving and encouragement they desperately needed began to overpowe... read more

As Gail watched loved ones walk perilous journeys, she realized her past relationships with them had followed an intentional plan of detachment. It was as though Gail had erected a sign that said, Keep Out. Fear of involvement in situations that could upset her predictable world excluded them from her personal life. Now the caregiving and encouragement they desperately needed began to overpowe... read more

Ladies of the Fire

Luftig, Robin

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