Marsha P.

Marsha P. – Editor

Fulfill your vision & publish great works with a well-established editor specializing in spirituality, self-development, and religion.

Overview

“It is the privilege of conscious authors to use their innate will to master themselves so they may travel bravely inward, and intuitively know life’s deep, rich, hidden pathways … for out of this they may relay great Truths, create stunning Beauty, and above all, master their medium and express fine visions that better and transform the world.” —Marsha P., Note to Authors


Marsha P. invests deeply in the works of literary artists — those who value the intricacy, mechanics, and power of language, and the transformative force of the imagination; those dedicated to inspiring the world in some form — the visionary and the unique. Excellence in the development and completion of high-quality, profitable books is her focus, as well as advising creative professionals on their true vision as they establish or evolve their public careers. Marsha holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and has strong professional experience from ABC News, Council on Foreign Relations, Crain’s New York Business, Little, Brown and Company, Martha Stewart Living Television/Magazine, Time Inc., Thomson Reuters, Warner Books, and several other well-respected publishing houses, companies, and large nonprofits. She was the lead editor on well-crafted books on philosophy, spirituality, and art; for example, “Can’t Stop the Beat,” by internationally famous “goddess of the beat generation" poet/artist/playwright/actress, ruth weiss, and the Nautilus Book Award/Gold Medal-winning, “Sophia—The Feminine Face of God,” by Karen Speerstra.


Marsha recently spent three years editing 1050 pages of a new readable version of the Holy Bible, now published, and eight years editing workbooks and other written materials for a large, multi-site church (8000+ members) in the Northeast. She managed a popular 100-acre spiritual retreat center in Redding, CT — the former private estate of Maurice Pate, first executive director of UNICEF — living in isolation for three years in deep service, contemplation, and study. She was ultimately trained in self-mastery by two revered wisdom masters/teachers from China and Tibet, and monks and nuns from various spiritual backgrounds, throughout which she engaged in a long inner journey of transformation, learning what is needed to flourish in life, remove hidden obstacles, and how to navigate inward/outward searches for enlightenment, happiness, peace, and bliss in personal, art, and business worlds. These experiences flow harmoniously into Marsha’s vocation as a book editor specialized in life teachings. Her primary goal, with the book editing process, is to meet your authorial needs as you proceed to impart wisdom, knowledge, and inspiration to your readers, boost your publishing journey, and fulfill your vision for your book(s) and life’s work.


Special Notes:

· Due to the genre/subject matter, Marsha does not accept manuscripts containing profanity and sexually explicit content

· Zoom calls, phone calls, and sample edits are not offered due to protected time allotted to focus on deep manuscript work and other factors

· Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9a.m. to 5p.m. EST







Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Health & Wellbeing Inspirational Philosophy Religion & Spirituality Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Certifications
  • Master of Fine Arts (Writing) and Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Arts — Concentration in Literature) from Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York 

Work experience

Self-employed

Apr, 2011 — Present

Portfolio

My Grandfather's Gift: A Healing Journey Toward Spiritual Awakening

LeBarron, Carol Dashnau

Carol Dashnau LeBarron

The Wisdom Chronicles: Open Your Eyes

Lamb, Natalie

It's Your Choice

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Dane D.

Dane D.

Jun, 2024

Marsha is a great editor! I engaged her to review my book of personal essays and reflections on life experiences that discuss spirituality and psychology. As a first-time author myself, Marsha explained her process and then walked with me step by step through the editing journey all the way through to the final proof of the formatted interior. She is very knowledgeable and pays attention to det...
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Carol L.

Carol L.

Mar, 2024

You can't go wrong with Marsha. She was extremely efficient with her work, both copy editing and proofreading my formatted book. After all her read throughs, editing, I was taken back that she read through it one last time, working right up to the last day she committed to me and finding one little comma to remove. Being that my story is about my spiritual awakening, having her also believe add...
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Neil T.

Neil T.

Nov, 2023

Working with Marsha as an editor was so great, I gladly asked for her help again as a proofreader. Everything was terrific, and she made my manuscript tremendously better and polished it with her proofreader’s eye beautifully.
Crystal B.

Crystal B.

Sep, 2023

Marsha is a remarkable talent! I could not be more pleased with the outcome of our work together. Her depth of knowledge, patience, thoughtfulness of words, guidance, and attention to detail was refreshing. Marsha was always prompt with responses and deadlines. I cannot run out of good things to say. Writing a manuscript as a first time author without any formal or informal development can be...
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Neil T.

Neil T.

Sep, 2023

Marsha was great! I was so glad to work with her. These are my top three reasons why: her edits were so sharp, she was extremely professional, and on top of all that she was encouraging and helped me believe my work could be great. I’d work with her again without reservation.

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