Julia Wallace

Julia Wallace - Editor

Colorado Springs, CO,

More than 25 years of editorial experience specializing in Christian fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books. Let me help your work shine!

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Overview

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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 became the Managing Editor for WaterBrook Press, an imprint of Random House.

For nearly 17 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 fiction, cooking in my Instant Pot, helping my nine-year-old with her math, playing fetch with my rescue dog, 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.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Parenting & Families
Religion & Spirituality
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Christian
Inspirational
Short Story
Women's Fiction

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

Awards

  • Best Marketing Campaign/Associated Church Press

Work experience

Executive Managing Editor

Penguin Random House
February, 2003 – Present (over 16 years)

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

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

I manage a staff of production editors, interior book designers, typesetters/compositors, copy editors, and proofreaders.

Problem solving and project management are my specialties.

Marketing Manager

The Christian and Missionary Alliance
May, 1999 – February, 2003 (almost 4 years)

Marketing manager for a denominational church magazine.

Copy Editor

Current Inc.
March, 1998 – December, 1998 (9 months)

Copy edited Current and PaperDirect catalogs.

Association Editor

CBA
May, 1995 – October, 1997 (over 2 years)

Wrote and edited articles for Christian Booksellers Association magazines.

Portfolio (11 selected works)

Whatever Is Lovely: A Coloring Book for Reflection and Worship

WaterBrook

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 of a dozen different artists, beautifully illustrating a contemplative quote from an inspirational writer, a beloved hymn, or Scripture.... 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 of a dozen different artists, beautifully illustrating a contemplative quote from an inspirational writer, a beloved hymn, or Scripture.... read more

Everything Christmas

David Bordon, Tom Winters

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 fireplace. It’s a time for worship, reflection, and remembrance of God’s greatest gift. Everything Christmas brings all the best ideas f... 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 fireplace. It’s a time for worship, reflection, and remembrance of God’s greatest gift. Everything Christmas brings all the best ideas f... read more

Dating During the Apocalypse

Cru Press

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 will grow to become all that Jesus desires for you-his plans, his designs...for you.

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 will grow to become all that Jesus desires for you-his plans, his designs...for you.

post cards from corinth (Revisiting Discipleship)

Rick James, Betty Churchill

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, and growth models effect their one-on-one discipleship, and see what you get for an answer. Postcards from Corinth is an attempt to upda... read more

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, and growth models effect their one-on-one discipleship, and see what you get for an answer. Postcards from Corinth is an attempt to upda... read more

The Ultimate Road Trip a Guide to Leading Small Groups

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.

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.

From the Godfather to God the Father: The Michael Franzese Story

Michael Franzese

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 $5 to $8 million per week from legal and illegal businesses. Fourteen law enforcement agencies poured money into a taskforce with a sole... 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 $5 to $8 million per week from legal and illegal businesses. Fourteen law enforcement agencies poured money into a taskforce with a sole... read more

Les Misérables: The Classic Story of the Triumph of Grace and Redemption, Adapted for Today’s Reader (Reimann Classics)

Victor Hugo

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-century revolution, Les Misérables follows the journey of Jean Valjean from depravity and corruption to grace and redemption. The eclect... 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-century revolution, Les Misérables follows the journey of Jean Valjean from depravity and corruption to grace and redemption. The eclect... 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 everyone that a woman can manage everything from cooking to cattle—whether they like it or not! Tucker tries to manage his partner’s headstro... read more

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 everyone that a woman can manage everything from cooking to cattle—whether they like it or not! Tucker tries to manage his partner’s headstro... read more

The Good, the Bad and the Forgiven

Michael Franzese

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 violence.Then an innocent young woman walked into Michael's life. Her exotic beauty captivated him...Her faith in God saved him. It's a... read more

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 violence.Then an innocent young woman walked into Michael's life. Her exotic beauty captivated him...Her faith in God saved him. It's a... read more

God's Not Dead Adult Study Guide: What Do You Believe?

Rice Broocks

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.

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.

Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board

Bethany Hamilton, Rick Bundschuh

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 the passion that drives her to surf? How else could one explain that nothing—not even the loss of her arm—could come between her and the... read more

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 the passion that drives her to surf? How else could one explain that nothing—not even the loss of her arm—could come between her and the... read more

Julia has 3 reviews

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Carey Jasa
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.

Carey Jasa, July 2019


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

Tara Galles, April 2019


Olu Sobanjo
Julia is such an amazing person to work with. She wasn't the only person I received an offer from but her vision for the edit got my attention. Very easy to connect with and despite the time constraints, she did a fantastic edit on my manuscripts. Thanks, Julia!

Olu Sobanjo, November 2018

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