Paul Wonders

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Saint Paul, MN, USA

Copy editor and proofreader specializing in Christian non-fiction

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Whether your manuscript is a mess or you just need to fine-tune your syntax, I'm ready to help.

Expect a prompt response, thorough work, and insightful feedback.

I've been freelancing since 2005, including a three-year stint with Tyndale House Publishers. My non-fiction expertise is in Christianity and biblical studies. Past projects include small-group devotionals, Bible commentaries, and books on Christian living. If you've got an inspirational story to tell or spiritual wisdom to impart, let's make sure you're communicating that message as clearly as possible.

I also welcome novel manuscripts, particularly in speculative fiction. Together we'll ensure that the characters are vivid and memorable, while maintaining fidelity to their world and its laws and parameters.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Christian (Non-Fiction)
Religion & Spirituality

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Tyndale House Publishers
July, 2005 – October, 2008 (over 3 years)

Freelance Editor

Consumed Publishing
October, 2010 – February, 2012 (over 1 year)

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
October, 2008 – Present (over 10 years)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

NLT Study Bible

Tyndale

Ask. Seek. Knock.Receive. Find. Open.“For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” —Matthew 7:8Explore the Scriptures with almost 50 of today’s top evangelical scholars, including Daniel Block, Barry Beitzel, Tremper Longman, John N. Oswalt, Grant R. Osborne, Norman Ericson, and many more. Every feature in the NLT Study Bible... read more

Ask. Seek. Knock.Receive. Find. Open.“For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” —Matthew 7:8Explore the Scriptures with almost 50 of today’s top evangelical scholars, including Daniel Block, Barry Beitzel, Tremper Longman, John N. Oswalt, Grant R. Osborne, Norman Ericson, and many more. Every feature in the NLT Study Bible... read more

The Discover God Study Bible NLT

Bright Media Foundation

2008 ECPA Christian Book Award Winner! Every problem in life is based on an incorrect view of God. The Discover God Study Bible is the first study Bible specifically designed to address this problem. Every note and feature draws the reader to a deeper understanding of who God is and how He can transform their life. it features an easy-to-use TopicGuide to every major topic and teaching of the ... read more

2008 ECPA Christian Book Award Winner! Every problem in life is based on an incorrect view of God. The Discover God Study Bible is the first study Bible specifically designed to address this problem. Every note and feature draws the reader to a deeper understanding of who God is and how He can transform their life. it features an easy-to-use TopicGuide to every major topic and teaching of the ... read more

The Daily Walk Bible NIV

Tyndale

Take a walk. Change your world.Reading through the Bible is difficult. The Daily Walk Bible will help you complete the journey. Drawing from the rich resources of Walk Thru the Bible’s Daily Walk magazine, The Daily Walk Bible offers a simple daily reading plan and tools to help you complete the journey and see how the Bible fits together.Each day’s reading includes an overview to give you a b... read more

Take a walk. Change your world.Reading through the Bible is difficult. The Daily Walk Bible will help you complete the journey. Drawing from the rich resources of Walk Thru the Bible’s Daily Walk magazine, The Daily Walk Bible offers a simple daily reading plan and tools to help you complete the journey and see how the Bible fits together.Each day’s reading includes an overview to give you a b... read more

Life Application Study Bible NIV

Tyndale

Today’s best-selling study Bible—the Life Application Study Bible—is now available as an eBook! All the features of the latest edition are included and enhanced for digital reading. Now you can carry all the wealth of the Life Application Study Bible with you wherever you go.FEATURES:New International Version text240 full-color maps Over 160,000 embedded links make browsing a snapDigital index... read more

Today’s best-selling study Bible—the Life Application Study Bible—is now available as an eBook! All the features of the latest edition are included and enhanced for digital reading. Now you can carry all the wealth of the Life Application Study Bible with you wherever you go.FEATURES:New International Version text240 full-color maps Over 160,000 embedded links make browsing a snapDigital index... read more

He Cares NT W/Psalms & Proverbs New Living Translation: Pray for the Cure

Those of us facing serious or chronic illness usually have something in common: we pray for the cure. We do it because we’re up against something bigger than our own strength and perhaps even bigger than modern medicine. He Cares New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs is about someone who cares about your diagnosis and your prognosis. Whether you usually read the Bible every day or have never ... read more

Those of us facing serious or chronic illness usually have something in common: we pray for the cure. We do it because we’re up against something bigger than our own strength and perhaps even bigger than modern medicine. He Cares New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs is about someone who cares about your diagnosis and your prognosis. Whether you usually read the Bible every day or have never ... read more

The One Year Bible for New Believers NLT

Whether you're discovering a new passion for the Bible or you're reading it for the first time, The One Year Bible for New Believers is perfect for you. Millions of people have discovered how easy it is to read through God's Word in a year with The One Year Bible. It only takes fifteen minutes a day! This Bible is designed to help eager students of God's Word understand key Scriptural concepts... read more

Whether you're discovering a new passion for the Bible or you're reading it for the first time, The One Year Bible for New Believers is perfect for you. Millions of people have discovered how easy it is to read through God's Word in a year with The One Year Bible. It only takes fifteen minutes a day! This Bible is designed to help eager students of God's Word understand key Scriptural concepts... read more

Monday Morning Atheist: Why We Switch God Off at Work and How You Fix It

Doug Spada, Dave Scott

When was the last time you thought about God at work? For millions of us, work doesn’t seem to have a purpose other than a paycheck. Some feel that work is a kind of suffering that must be endured. How did work become such an empty, lifeless trade-off? There is a solution—it shows up in research, life stories, and in the Bible. You will find it in this book. In Monday Morning Atheist, you will... read more

When was the last time you thought about God at work? For millions of us, work doesn’t seem to have a purpose other than a paycheck. Some feel that work is a kind of suffering that must be endured. How did work become such an empty, lifeless trade-off? There is a solution—it shows up in research, life stories, and in the Bible. You will find it in this book. In Monday Morning Atheist, you will... read more

Drakonian Pink: A Coming-of-Age Dragon Novella (Dragon Fairy Tales Book 5)

D.C. Harrell

Well behaved women seldom make dragon bags.Rohiya hates handbags, but Mama insists her daughter learn to handcraft one for the family business. First she must hunt a dragon; then fashion her own bag from its hide. Rohi doubts that keeping the old tradition will satisfy her mother or herself. What she craves are respect and freedom, not pretty-pretty accessories. So she steals her uncle’s airbo... read more

Well behaved women seldom make dragon bags.Rohiya hates handbags, but Mama insists her daughter learn to handcraft one for the family business. First she must hunt a dragon; then fashion her own bag from its hide. Rohi doubts that keeping the old tradition will satisfy her mother or herself. What she craves are respect and freedom, not pretty-pretty accessories. So she steals her uncle’s airbo... read more

Psalms, Proverbs (Cornerstone Biblical Commentary Book 7)

Mark Futato, George M. Schwab

The Cornerstone Biblical Commentary series provides students, pastors, and laypeople with up-to-date, accessible evangelical scholarship on the Old and New Testaments. Presenting the message of each passage, as well as an overview of other issues relevant to the text, each volume equips pastors and Christian leaders with exegetical and theological knowledge so they can better understand and ap... read more

The Cornerstone Biblical Commentary series provides students, pastors, and laypeople with up-to-date, accessible evangelical scholarship on the Old and New Testaments. Presenting the message of each passage, as well as an overview of other issues relevant to the text, each volume equips pastors and Christian leaders with exegetical and theological knowledge so they can better understand and ap... read more

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Joe Daczko
It was a pleasure working with Paul. Our communication back and forth was always very timely and without issue. Paul helped me quite a bit in adjusting phrasing in certain sections of my book as well as in the layout of particular sections. He seemed to have a sense of what I was trying to communicate and was always able to provide a suggestion of how to make the idea more clear to the reade...
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Joe Daczko, March 2019


Matt Pavlik
Paul's copyediting helped me streamline and also intensify what I wanted to say. He provided encouragement throughout the process. I would work with him again.

Matt Pavlik, December 2018


Matthew Nathan
This is my second time working with Paul and once again I’m very happy with his work. In addition to working with my phrasing, he also helped format and space the text so that it will upload easily on amazon. I will definitely reach out to him for book number 3!

Matthew Nathan, December 2018


Victoria Li
Very helpful and thoughtful. I really appreciate his work.

Victoria Li, October 2018


Matthew Nathan
I hired Paul for copy editing and I’m very pleased with the work. He pointed out inconsistencies in some of my texts/diagram labels as well as gave helpful comments concepts to elaborate on. I’m most grateful for the revising of my phrasing throughout the book. This is my first book, and Paul was able to rephrase numerous ideas in a more precise/clear manner. I highly recommend him!

Matthew Nathan, October 2018

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