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Nathan Barnes

Nathan Barnes - Editor

Fort Worth, TX, United States

I help first time authors polish their manuscripts for self-publication or submission to conventional publishers and literary agencies.

Overview

I'm a freelance editor with 15 years experience. I've worked with over 300 best selling books in the past two years as a research editor for a literary agency.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy Science Fiction
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Christian (Non-Fiction) Education & Reference Philosophy

Certifications

  • PhD in History
  • MA and BA in Religion

Work experience

Research Editor

Instaread

September, 2014 – Present (over 2 years)

I currently work as an independent contractor for Instaread, a company that produces short, critical reviews of books for popular audiences. As a research editor, I audit all of the drafts of these reviews, reading all of the books and checking for accuracy. In this capacity, I have read more than 300 best selling books - at a rate of about eight per week. This has greatly improved my editing technique as I am familiar with current best selling books in almost every genre.

Editor

The Sharper Quill

January, 2014 – Present (almost 3 years)

Over the past 15 years, I've helped first time authors publish about 300 books and academic works. Many of these authors have since returned to me for their subsequent projects. Recently I've expanded my business to include a few associate editors and a proofreader because I've been turning away so many new authors. We help authors from the first word all the way through the publication process.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Attracting Private Money Lenders: And 17 Vital Keys To Creating Wealth While Building A Profitable Real Estate Investment Business

John Pribble

Attracting Private Money Lenders will set you on the path to raising money for your real estate investment business and creating sustainable wealth. The 17 keys cover every aspect of running and keeping the business profitable and how that relates to private money lenders. This practical guide is full of real world examples from John’s dealings with private money lenders, buyers, sellers, tena... read more

Attracting Private Money Lenders will set you on the path to raising money for your real estate investment business and creating sustainable wealth. The 17 keys cover every aspect of running and keeping the business profitable and how that relates to private money lenders. This practical guide is full of real world examples from John’s dealings with private money lenders, buyers, sellers, tena... read more

Reading 1 Corinthians with Philosophically Educated Women

Nathan J. Barnes

Women were involved in every popular philosophy in the first century, and the participation of women reaches back to the Greek origins of these schools. Philosophers often taught their daughters, wives, and other friends the basic tenants of their thinking. The Isthmian games and a tolerance for independent thinking made Corinth an attractive place for philosophers to engage in dialogue and de... read more

Women were involved in every popular philosophy in the first century, and the participation of women reaches back to the Greek origins of these schools. Philosophers often taught their daughters, wives, and other friends the basic tenants of their thinking. The Isthmian games and a tolerance for independent thinking made Corinth an attractive place for philosophers to engage in dialogue and de... read more

The DoomsDay Code.

Nigel Ross

When Professor Scott Thorpe's identity is stolen it forces the Professor into a never ending fight for freedom and truth against the authorities. Spanning three continents in a fast action packed drama that is The DoomsDay Code. With a touch of wonderful humor and spiced with double dealings. This novel is a modern cyber-thriller, set in the modern day, using modern technology. Scott Thorpe is... read more

When Professor Scott Thorpe's identity is stolen it forces the Professor into a never ending fight for freedom and truth against the authorities. Spanning three continents in a fast action packed drama that is The DoomsDay Code. With a touch of wonderful humor and spiced with double dealings. This novel is a modern cyber-thriller, set in the modern day, using modern technology. Scott Thorpe is... read more

Sweet Delicious Madness Cozy Mysteries Box Set 2-4

Julie Sarff

Fans asked for it, and so here it is -- the latest three adventures of Lily Bilbury in a boxed set. The Heir to Villa Buschi -- did Carlo Buschi really have a daughter and what happened to her. Lily's adventures continue as she tries to come to terms with many of Buschi's secrets, including the fact that he may not be dead after all. The Treasure of Croesus -- did Carlo Buschi purchase and hid... read more

Fans asked for it, and so here it is -- the latest three adventures of Lily Bilbury in a boxed set. The Heir to Villa Buschi -- did Carlo Buschi really have a daughter and what happened to her. Lily's adventures continue as she tries to come to terms with many of Buschi's secrets, including the fact that he may not be dead after all. The Treasure of Croesus -- did Carlo Buschi purchase and hid... read more

Becoming a Sales Magician: The Secrets Revealed

Christopher Lee Tabora

Magic sells. For centuries magicians have utilized their expertise in the psychology of selling and the art of persuasion to win the hearts of generations. These closely guarded secrets - not the illusions of smoke and mirrors - are the cornerstone of the magic. Connections expert, medical device sales professional and lifetime magician, Christopher Lee Tabora tips these secrets in his new boo... read more

Magic sells. For centuries magicians have utilized their expertise in the psychology of selling and the art of persuasion to win the hearts of generations. These closely guarded secrets - not the illusions of smoke and mirrors - are the cornerstone of the magic. Connections expert, medical device sales professional and lifetime magician, Christopher Lee Tabora tips these secrets in his new boo... read more

Cracks In Sacred Walls: Discover the secrets of true healing in yourself

Yael Shany

This book is a fascinating journey in self discovery. A Catholic Nun faces a life changing event, malignant breast cancer. She chose to break through traditions and use natural methods to recover. Guided by Dr.Yael Shany this book chronicles the trials and tribulations Sister Paula experienced on her journey. Yael takes you step by step through the growth, discovery and emotional roller coaste... read more

This book is a fascinating journey in self discovery. A Catholic Nun faces a life changing event, malignant breast cancer. She chose to break through traditions and use natural methods to recover. Guided by Dr.Yael Shany this book chronicles the trials and tribulations Sister Paula experienced on her journey. Yael takes you step by step through the growth, discovery and emotional roller coaste... read more

Better Real Estate Decisions: Tips for Sellers, Buyers, and Noivce Investors

Mark O'Donnell

Selling, buying, and investing in real estate can be a pretty stressful process. One way to lessen the stress is to be as prepared as possible. The goal of this book is exactly that. Better Real Estate Decisions is a guidebook of sorts for sellers, buyers, and novice investors. The book contains 99 tips for navigating the real estate process most effectively. The tips are easy to read and refe... read more

Selling, buying, and investing in real estate can be a pretty stressful process. One way to lessen the stress is to be as prepared as possible. The goal of this book is exactly that. Better Real Estate Decisions is a guidebook of sorts for sellers, buyers, and novice investors. The book contains 99 tips for navigating the real estate process most effectively. The tips are easy to read and refe... read more

The Most Significant People, Places, and Events in the Bible: A Quickview Guide

Christopher D. Hudson

Much human understanding occurs visually. When it comes to quickly grasping and retaining information, the human brain functions best with a combination of both words and pictures. That’s where The Most Significant People, Places, and Events in the Bible comes in. Like an infographic survey of Scripture, The Most Significant People, Places, and Events in the Bible makes the Bible accessible an... read more

Much human understanding occurs visually. When it comes to quickly grasping and retaining information, the human brain functions best with a combination of both words and pictures. That’s where The Most Significant People, Places, and Events in the Bible comes in. Like an infographic survey of Scripture, The Most Significant People, Places, and Events in the Bible makes the Bible accessible an... read more

Fuel: The Most Important Number in Your Financial Life

Alok Deshpande

Financial fuel is the amount of money you spend less than you make. It's the most important number in your financial life. If you want to pay off debt, you need fuel. If you want to save for retirement, you need fuel. Thinking about buying a house? You’ll need fuel. In fact, every financial goal or dream you have needs fuel. So why don't you hear more about financial fuel? The reason is simple... read more

Financial fuel is the amount of money you spend less than you make. It's the most important number in your financial life. If you want to pay off debt, you need fuel. If you want to save for retirement, you need fuel. Thinking about buying a house? You’ll need fuel. In fact, every financial goal or dream you have needs fuel. So why don't you hear more about financial fuel? The reason is simple... read more

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