I am a freelance book editor who works with publishing companies and individuals as a developmental editor and copyeditor. I work with new and established authors in both fiction and nonfiction. I have helped authors shape their proposals before submitting to an agent. I've developmentally edited and copyedited books that were then independently published. I am also hired by publishing companies to do developmental, line, copyedits, and occasionally, proofreading. I have a wide spectrum of experience from fiction romance to financial books to memoirs.
I began as a production associate in 2004 with Thomas Nelson. After 18 months I moved over to Fiction Associate Editor. From there, every two years I was promoted, first to Fiction Editor, then Senior Editor, finally to Acquisition Editor.
A riveting and scripturally faithful retelling of the story of Cain and Abel that gives heart-wrenching depth to the world's first family. The world's first murder was just the beginning. . . Inflamed by jealousy and on the brink of madness, Cain--firstborn among men--brutally beats his twin brother, Abel, to death. As the family struggles to believe God hasn't abandoned them, Cain flees into ... read more
WHAT DOES GOD LOOK LIKE?Welcome to southeast Michigan and the small town of Carlson where faith, hope, and struggle are defined by the different faces of those who live there. An addict that sits at a bar to forget.A mother whose five-year-old boy has leukemia. Two doctors. An atheist haunted by his past and a brilliant young oncologist that places all her hope in the power of modern medicine.... read more
Bring your home out of the mess it’s in and learn how to keep it under control.“The dirty little secret about most organizing advice is that it’s written by organized people,” says blogger, speaker, and decluttering expert Dana K. White. “But that’s not how my brain works. I’m lost on page three.” Dana blogs at A Slob Comes Clean, chronicling her successes and failures with her self-described ... read more
First they had to survive the island … then each other … then their rescuer. All Marine Corps reservist Jake Chalmers wants is to give his dying wife a last, romantic cruise to the Philippines. Unable to save her in a mass murder aboard ship, he washes ashore a jungle island, where he discovers three other survivors. Heartbroken that he failed to save his wife, he is determined not to fail the... read more
From the inspirational author of The Ragamuffin Gospel and the acclaimed novelist of Free Bird comes a powerful contemporary retelling of the Parable of the Prodigal Son.Jack Chisholm is "the people's pastor." He leads a devoted and growing megachurch, has several best-selling books, and a memorable slogan, "We have got to do better." Jack knows how to preach, and he understands how to chastis... read more
You were born for this. God hardwired you—yes, you—for this. I'm talking about sharing Jesus with others. What if I told you evangelism is less about delivering a polished presentation and more about having a real conversation? What if I told you that God has created you to bring glory to himself by sharing Jesus with others, and that you don’t need years of training to obey what he already ma... read more
There is a movement of women stepping into their God-given gifts to make money doing what they love. If you're ready to join them, this is your handbook that will take the ideas in your head and the dream in your heart and turn them into action.* Help you create a step-by-step, customized plan to start and grow your business* Show you how to manage your time so you can have a business and life... read more
“#staymarried: A Couple’s Devotional is filled with practical advice on what it takes to create a marriage that beats the odds. Every chapter of this couple’s devotional is a powerful reminder of how small changes in awareness and actions can be the tipping point in any relationship.”—Dave Nelson, Lead Pastor, Great Lakes Church, Kenosha, WIStrong marriages don’t just happen. They require comm... read more
A vision in a dream. A long-awaited healing. Protection from an accident waiting to happen. Angels Among Us is a collection of stories of everyday people—little children, old women, young men, and more—who had their lives stopped for a moment and redirected with a little help from above. Some came to help. Some to heal. Others stood as protectors and guardians. Some were prayed for and others ... read more
In a busy, demanding, and competitive world, it is easy to get lost, to think that one person might not matter. But you do. God made each person according to His plan and with intention and purpose. You are who you are because that is who God wanted you to be. Short, tall, fair, dark, funny, dry, quiet, loud—only you are the exact combination of features, gifts, and callings that is you. These... read more
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I am an experienced in-house and freelance editor, equally at home in fiction and non-fiction, fully dedicated to making your words count.