I have 35 years of experience in Christian trade book editing at all levels: overall content (substantive editing), copy-editing (line editing), and proofreading. Genres include fiction, self-help, marriage and family, women's inspirational, devotional, memoir, and youth and church ministry. Some of the best-selling authors and projects I've worked on include Henry Cloud and John Townsend's Boundaries, Beverly Lewis's Holly Heart series, Les and Leslie Parrott's Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts, Ann Voskamp's One Thousand Gifts, Karen Ehman's Keep It Shut, Christine Caine's Unexpected, Ruth Soukup's Living Well Spending Less, Kara Powell's Sticky Faith, Jim Cymbala's Storm, Sarah Price's Amish romances, and Terri Blackstock's suspense thrillers. In addition, I have written two classic best-selling children's picture books: Legend of the Candy Cane and Legend of the Easter Egg (in two editions, one illustrated by Jim Bernardin and the other by Richard Cowdrey), as well as devotionals in the NIRV Kids' Devotional Bible. A lifelong bookworm, I delight in helping authors hone their book's structure, concepts, flow, and sentences. As a publishing professional, I enjoy focusing on the marketability as well as the literary integrity of each book I edit. As I tell authors, I aim to be their book's first, best reader.
Parenting & Families