Julia Wallace

Julia Wallace – Editor

Nearly 30 years of editorial experience specializing in Christian fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books. Let me help your work shine!

Overview

I started out as an editorial intern and writer with Warner Press. That internship fueled my desire to help people communicate well. Over the years I’ve worked my way up the publishing ladder from proofreader of John Wiley and Sons and McGraw Hill law text books to catalog copyeditor for Current Inc. and Paper Direct to magazine editor and writer for a large Christian nonprofit.

For a couple of years I worked for a Christian denomination’s magazine as the Marketing Manager. This provided an area of growth that led to winning an award for the best denominational magazine marketing campaign. While trying something different for awhile was fun, it made me realize how passionate I am about the editorial process. I decided to go back to my roots and work for Penguin Random House.

With 20-plus years now at Penguin Random House, I’ve grown in my skills and helped publish thousands of Christian adult nonfiction, fiction, children’s, YA, and giftable books. I love problem solving, project management, and helping writers reach their dreams of being published authors.

I’ve also freelanced for many publishers and nonprofits, including Cru, Outreach, Colorado Christian University and others. When I'm not working, I'm reading women's contemporary and literary fiction, gardening in my backyard, helping my daughter negotiate middle school, playing fetch with my rescue Staffy mix and GSD, or engaging in other life adventures.

I hope I have the privilege of assisting you whether you’re working on your first book or your next one.
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Inspirational Parenting & Families Religion & Spirituality Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Fiction
Christian Fiction Short Story Women's Fiction
Languages
English (US)
Awards
  • Best Marketing Campaign/Associated Church Press
Certifications
  • BA, English; minors in Writing and in Business Management from Anderson University
  • Folio Magazine Publishing/Editing and also Marketing
  • Disney Customer Service
  • Advanced Copyediting Workshop

Work experience

Penguin Random House

Feb, 2002 — Present

Oversee publishing process, including production editorial, scheduling, and inter-department communication.

I help publish adult and young adult Christian fiction and nonfiction, as well as self-help, and memoirs. I have helped publish children's books, gift books, and non-traditional gift books. I have also done some work with cookbooks.

I manage a staff of production editors and a pool of freelance copy editors and proofreaders. I've provided leadership for interior design staff and compositors as well.

Problem solving and project management are my specialties.

The Christian and Missionary Alliance

May, 1999 — Feb, 2002 (almost 3 years)

Marketing manager for a denominational church magazine.

Current Inc.

Mar, 1998 — Dec, 1998 (9 months)

Copy edited Current and PaperDirect catalogs.

CBA

May, 1995 — Oct, 1997 (over 2 years)

Wrote and edited articles for Christian Booksellers Association magazines.

Portfolio

In this moving personal account of faith and fortitude, internationally ranked surfer Bethany Hamilton tells how she survived a shark attack that cost her arm--but not her spirit.They say Bethany Hamilton has saltwater in her veins. How else could one explain ... read more
Filled with Scripture readings, group discussion points and questions, the six week study guide will help you discover what you believe and how to stand for it. For use witt, or separate from, the DVD-based study.
Michael Franzese grew up as the son of the notorious Underboss of New York's violent and feared Colombo crime family. Intelligent, handsome and ambitious, he quickly rose within the ranks of organized crime. It was a life filled with power, luxury...and deadly... read more
Plots and Pans

Kelly Eileen Hake

Order dictates Tucker Carmichael’s life—his orders. On a cattle drive, a moment’s hesitation can mean death. The Chisholm Trail is dirty, dangerous, and no place for women. After years at school, Jessalyn Culpepper has come home and is determined to show every... read more
Here’s the epic story that spawned Hollywood films and Broadway musicals―in a condensed and updated version perfect for the twenty-first century reader seeking its redemptive message. Born of the unrest that pervaded France after the failure of its eighteenth-... read more
Michael Franzese grew up as the son of the notorious Underboss of New Yorks violent and feared Colombo crime family. Intelligent, handsome and ambitious, he quickly rose within the ranks of organized crime. Franzese at his most affluent generated an estimated ... read more
The Ultimate Road Trip is a guide to leading small groups. Helps to build relationships within group, determine needs of group, create good questions and teach in such a way that people's lives are changed.
In the last two decades the Campus Ministry has made significant changes to minister to a new generation of students. There is a knowledge gap in our discipleship and if you are not aware of it simply ask anyone in the ministry how the leadership, evangelism, ... read more
Dating During the Apocalypse is a collaboration of essays from 32 female writers of all ages and from different walks of life. In sharing their stories as well as their thoughts on some of the things God has taught them over the years, their hope is that you w... read more
Opening this book is like opening a box full of Christmas cheer. Christmas is a time of celebration and wonder, a time to embrace longstanding traditions and establish new ones. It’s a time for meals made of memories and heartwarming stories shared around the ... read more
Color your way to peace and worship.We live in a busy, hectic world—but what waits for you inside this coloring book for adults is a way to quiet the noise, express creativity, and spend some sweet time with God. Each page features an original design from one ... read more

Julia has 6 reviews

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Lily C.

Lily C.

May, 2023

I loved Julia. She helped me very much with the developmental edit of my novel. I will use her again.
Jim C.

Jim C.

Sep, 2022

Thanks to Julia, my first experience with a developmental editor was very helpful. Not only did her thoughtful suggestions improve my story, but her friendliness and commitment to my writing made her a joy to work with. Even after we were officially done, she was willing to answer questions about my next project.
Kyle J.

Kyle J.

Jun, 2021

Julia is very talented. I highly recommend her services. My book is much better because of her eye for detail. I hope to be able to work with her again on future projects. Thanks, Julia, for a great experience.
Julia W.
Thank you, Kyle! You’re a talented writer and I hope we can work together again.
Carey J.

Carey J.

Jul, 2019

Julia has been incredibly patient with me. It is my first book and I have experienced a few delays. I consider myself lucky to be working with her, and I am grateful of her communication and patience.
Tara G.

Tara G.

Apr, 2019

Julia was responsive and did an outstanding job proofing my work. She was pleasure to work with and gets the job done!

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