Peter Lundell

Peter Lundell – Editor

Seasoned editor / award-winning author / college teacher / pastor. I specialize in making writing flow like water–from sentence to book.

Overview

I specialize in Christian spirituality, nonfiction, and memoir. I also do novels and poetry. I also have plenty of experience editing general market nonfiction, especially business and personal improvement. I occasionally edit scholarly works (prefer Chicago Manual of Style), and I have ghostwritten several books in addition to publishing five of my own with royalty publishers. I have a massive list of books I've edited, a few of them featured below. I also have a novel and a feature film screenplay to market.


My aim is to always write and edit so that the words are "smooth as silk and flow like water." And beyond the words, I make sure that the entire development of your manuscript is the best it can be and is ready for interior layout.


I have a B.A. in English, Master of Divinity, and Doctor of Missiology—all together making me oriented to, and capable of, a wide range of projects. Beyond any kind of certificate for editing, I have been mentored by, and am the primary protege of, Cec Murphey, one of America's greatest and most prolific ghostwriters.


I take great care to get inside the author's heart and mind and express every written word through the author's natural voice. I will help you clarify and add impact to what you may have a hard time expressing.


If you're looking for someone cheap, I may not be your choice. If you're looking for someone who gives the best quality and service, I welcome your request.


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“I worked with Peter over a five-year period and marveled at his growth as a writer. He has developed a warm writing style that deeply touches readers. I highly recommend his services.”

–Cec Murphey

Author or co-author of more than 135 books, including 90 Minutes in Heaven and The Ben Carson Story.


"Peter has incredible editing skills. He can do it all and he did it for my book. I’m a B-grade writer, and Peter helped make it an A+. His suggestions were spot-on to elevate the content and the look and feel of the book even beyond my expectations. If you need an editor that can do it all, Peter is the right person."

–Ed Chaffin, PCC – CEO/Founder – The UnCommon Leadership Institute

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Christian Non-Fiction Inspirational Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Fiction
Christian Fiction Epic Fantasy Historical Fiction
Languages
English (US)
Awards
  • Book of the Year, San Diego Christian Writer's Guild
Certifications
  • B.A. English, Gustavus Adolphus College
  • M.Div. Fuller Theological Seminary
  • D.Miss. Fuller School of Intercultural Studies

Work experience

EA Books Publishing

May, 2018 — Present

I have been the leading editor for copy editing, content editing, and developmental editing for this subsidy publisher.

Self-employed

Jun, 2015 — Present

I am the protege of Cec Murphey, one of America's greatest and most prolific ghostwriters. With him and on my own I have been a freelance editor with steady work since 2015. I ghostwrite if it's a good fit. I primarily do content and developmental editing of manuscripts. I also do copy editing and rewriting of manuscripts.

Portfolio

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Illyadra: Knowledge Is Currency

Adriel.

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Wisps

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I am Malchus

King, D. Charles

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Eyes to See

Cordell, Joyce

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Aura M.

Aura M.

Apr, 2024

Peter was wonderful and extremely patient with me as a new author. He is very knowledgeable and really knows his stuff. He was quick to respond to my questions and finished his editing on time. I would definitely recommend him for your editing services. Aura
Toni C.

Toni C.

Apr, 2024

Peter was patient with me as my story is one that is very fragile. I so appreciated working with someone who had experience with quoting the bible, that was very important to me. I would recommend him especially for first time authors.
Joshua H.

Joshua H.

Feb, 2024

I really enjoyed working with Peter. He is a professional and an extremely knowledgeable editor with a lot of experience. I was most impressed by how he went above and beyond in order to make my manuscript the best it could be. As a first time author, I was intimidated by the process but he was encouraging and helpful with all of my questions. I highly recommend him.
Jim C.

Jim C.

Jan, 2024

I interviewed several editors before choosing Peter. His proposal had more clarity in what he'd deliver as he reviewed my manuscript. When he delivered his work (on time), it far exceeded my expectations! He went to great lengths to show me where my work needed support and he explained why in terms I could both understand and implement. Such support is very important to a first-time author! I w...
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billy P.

billy P.

Jan, 2024

Peter Lundell is knowledgeable, thorough, and honest. He went above and beyond my expectations, and I am setting sail with a smile to complete my book. His editorial assessment addressed issues with which I was conflicted, and he even gave me scriptural advice, as it is a Christian book and he is a pastor and scholar of theology. Thank you, Peter, for your guidance and your thorough and thought...
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