Peter Lundell

Peter Lundell – Editor

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


I specialize in Christian spirituality, nonfiction, and memoir--and increasingly 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 long 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.

“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

Biographies & Memoirs Christian Non-Fiction Inspirational Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Christian Fiction Epic Fantasy Historical Fiction
English (US)
  • Book of the Year, San Diego Christian Writer's Guild
  • 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.


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.

Peter has 26 reviews





Paul F.

Paul F.

Jun, 2023

I consider myself fortunate to have found Pater to edit my second book, a book of poetry. It turned out we were kindred spirits. His ability to adjust rhyme and meter to improve my own poetry was gratifying. I was fascinated to watch how he could make a plain commentary emerge as a smooth, fascinating narrative with the change and embellishment of a few words. I am thankful for Peter's work...
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Jon P.

Jon P.

Apr, 2023

This was my first time using an editor and Peter was fantastic. I contracted with him for an editorial assessment. He gave me great feedback and encouragement with plenty of things to work on. I will be reaching out to him again. I highly recommend Peter.
Emilio C.

Emilio C.

Apr, 2023

Peter has done an excellent job of editing. I'm impressed with his attention to detail and ability to improve the coherence of my work. I am grateful for all of his efforts in revising my work. He certainly deserves five stars. I will undoubtedly employ Peter's editing talents on future manuscripts.   Emilio
Adrien C.

Adrien C.

Apr, 2023

Peter's work has been beyond expectations. He is very professional in his work and has established an excellent relationship with me in the time we worked together. His work is of a very high standard and sought to understand what I wanted to accomplish in order to produce the best outcome possible. I am extremely pleased with the final outcome.
Christina S.

Christina S.

Apr, 2023

Supportive, clear, and professional. Work is detailed and thorough. Went above and beyond.