Renee Crawford

Renee Crawford - Editor

Nashville, TN, USA

20+ years in Christian publishing, with experience in Bible Studies, Christian Living, Devotionals, & the Restoration Movement

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Overview

During my time in the Christian publishing industry, I spent over 20 years serving as editor, project manager, print manager, buyer, author liaison, and bookstore manager. Working in so many different roles allowed me to not only learn how to edit, but what it takes to create a good product and what the readers want. I spent several years working one on one with authors, many of whom I now call friends.

The job of every editor is to help an author present their very best work, without writing themselves into it. That is what I do. I love taking a book from manuscript to final product. I am a stickler for consistency, fact accuracy, citing sources, and being able to believe what you read. I have a wide and eclectic taste in reading, and definitely could work on projects outside of the Christian genre. Let me help you present your best self through your written work.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Christian Non-Fiction

Work experience

Project Manager

Shenandoah Valley Inclusive Wellness Coalition
August, 2018 – December, 2019 (over 1 year)

•Managed the Success Stories Project as required by the VA Board for People with Disabilities,including the interviewing, content development, and writing process of the Athlete of the Month and Program Highlight stories

•Oversaw the development, edited, and prepared the files for both digital and print publication of the Awareness and Advocacy Guide, which contains disability advocacy information, services available in the community, and wellness programming opportunities

•Administered the social media accounts

•Provided guidance, training, and support to student workers as they completed their required tasks

•Edited and/or proofread various stories, marketing pieces, communications, online training module content, and other related written media as needed

Editor/Project Manager

21st Century Christian, Inc.
November, 1999 – April, 2020 (over 20 years)

•Edited and proofread numerous books and curriculum products

•Coordinated the publication of books and other media from manuscript to final product by working with authors, graphic designers, typesetters, and printing companies; obtaining necessary permissions, copyright registration, and ISBN numbers; writing jacket and promotional copy; preparing cost analysis and production estimates

•Monitored and maintained product inventory for the majority of 21st Century Christian publications by working with local and national printing companies

Portfolio (9 selected works)

The Jesus Resolution

Casandra Martin

An Angel's View

O'Neal, Michael

Prayers from the Pit

Altrock, Chris

Letters From the Lamb

Timothy Archer, Steve Ridgell

Living Simplicity

Courtney Kendall Steed

Set Free

Casandra Martin

Renee has 8 reviews

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Professionalism
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Communication & Punctuality

Arden Stevens
Renee was very professional but also personable throughout the process. She was very thorough working on my project. Renee edited the text and also offered suggestions to make my work better and more impactful. I would hire her again.

Arden Stevens, August 2021


Tanisha Morrison
Renee is God sent ! She is very patient and she educates you throughout the process of copyediting. She was much more than a copyeditor for me, more of a mentor. She takes her time and is extremely diligent, technical, and a stickler (all qualities you need for copyediting). There is nothing that Renee will pass over. She legit catches EVERYTHING! I will definitely be hiring Renee for any futur...
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Tanisha Morrison, July 2021


Mark Wade
Renee was amazing! She brought a wealth of experience and knowledge in the publishing industry to this project. I was overwhelmed by her willingness to share her insights and the meticulous manner she employed when editing my manuscript. I came to trust her very quickly. I'm grateful for her commitment to excellence. She over-delivered!

Mark Wade, July 2021


Shannon Brink
I very much enjoyed working with Renee. She was thorough, competent, professional, and did not leave any stone unturned when it came to quality referencing. She did much more than I anticipated and am very thankful for her help at this stage in my book journey. It took longer than anticipated so her timeliness wasn't on target for the project but she did not neglect the project and certainly...
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Shannon Brink, January 2021


Dan Assisi
Renee was professional, communicated clearly, and definitely added value to my manuscript. I appreciated her feedback in many different areas, from content to marketing. She was patient, tactful, and willing to educate new authors about the publishing process. Thank you, Renee!

Dan Assisi, November 2020

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