I am a professional editor with over 25 years experience in the publishing field. I've edited all kinds of books from fiction to nonfiction including textbooks (and recently a book published by Cambridge University Press [USA], Yea! Alabama). I specialize in editing nonfiction books of all types, especially personal memoirs, self-help books, religious books, and business books. I can make any book better or will die trying! Please see my testimonials from happy author clients below. Most of the books I have worked on have been either self-published or traditionally published. I am often mentioned in the Acknowledgment sections and the copyright pages as the editor. And never fear, I am an expert at leaving your unique voice intact. This is your book, not mine. My sole function is to make YOUR book better.
"To my editor, we share a similar sense of humor and of life. I chose her out of hundreds, thus confirming one of the most important lessons I teach in this book, to always believe in your intuition. Your collaboration helped bring this incredibly life–changing and relevant book to fruition." -- Taylor Sterling, author, I Love You. . .Goodbye
"It was a fortuitous pleasure to engage Madalyn as my editor for my nonfiction book. I was looking for someone who had a feel for my genre. Madalyn delivered in spades. She provided me with terrific suggestions and was very timely. I highly recommend her. You will be pleased." -- Carol Merlo, author of How to Create a Happy Business
An Ultra Modern, BFF Self-Help Book Teaches Readers How to Rid Their Lives of Toxic Relatives and Friends (Without Using Harmful Pesticides!)I Love You…Goodbye combines a unique blend of easy-to-implement strategies with wit and humor. Taylor Sterling’s new self-help book teaches readers how to create a life filled with positive, passionate relationships. I Love You…Goodbye resonates with peop... read more
A radical new book about the Participation Age, for everyone who: has a job, owns a company, or manages people.IMAGINE a company of any size:1) With no titles, no departments, no corporate ladder, no office hours, unlimited vacation time, and profit sharing for everyone.2) That invites the whole person to work, not just the part tied to the machine.3) Where leaders hire people they will never ... read more
Dating After Trauma teaches readers how to date again after being raped or experiencing an abusive relationship. Dating after rape, date rape, or an abusive relationship presents unique challenges as most survivors experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which alters their perception of the world and makes it more difficult to develop relationships, build trust and experience intimacy... read more
Feeling miserable with your job, but can’t bring yourself to quit? Deep down inside, you know that your current job doesn’t fit you. Every morning, you felt drained and unmotivated to go to work. Every night, you couldn’t sleep because you kept thinking about the problems you have to face the next day.Difficult co-workers and management, negative work environment, meaningless tasks, long worki... read more
Whether you are just entering college or in the middle of your career, Active Career Management provides a comprehensive yet highly practical guide for accelerating your business career. This book is built on the premise that rapid career ascension can be attained by anyone that is willing to take an “active” role in managing a limited but critical list of factors to dramatically slant the odd... read more
Depending on the source, the number of Christians who claim affiliation with as many as 33,000 plus denominations across the world ranges from 1.87 to 2.1 billion. That’s 33,000 plus denominations all claiming to be of a “Christian” faith. I mean, for Christ’s sake; how many “Christ’s” are there? Would it surprise you to know that the various denominational doctrines have an ulterior agenda th... read more
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I offer services in proofreading and copyediting for all genres, developmental editing of nonfiction, and project management.
I am a veteran trade book editor of fiction and nonfiction, committed to helping writers find their voice and produce their best work.