Sam O'Neal

Sam O'Neal - Editor Tick

Nashville, TN, USA

Professional author and editor who loves to turn good content into great stories. Have experience working with multiple bestselling authors.

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By day, I'm a professional editor at a major publishing house; by night, I run my own business providing writing and editorial services to those who tell great stories. I'm happy to help with anything from substantive edits to ghostwriting to reviewing proposals and more.

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Christian (Non-Fiction)
Religion & Spirituality
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Christian
Literature

Work experience

Senior Editor

HarperCollins Christian Publishing
July, 2017 – Present (over 1 year)

I acquire and edit books for one of the largest publishing companies in the world.

Content Editor

LifeWay Christian Resources
August, 2011 – July, 2017 (almost 6 years)

Write and edit Bible Studies and Curriculum for the largest Christian publishing company in the world.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi: My Journey into the Heart of Scriptural Faith and the Land Where It All Began

Kathie Lee Gifford

An instant New York Times bestseller! As a lifelong student of Scripture, Kathie Lee Gifford has always desired a deeper understanding of God’s Word and a deeper knowledge of God Himself. But it wasn’t until she began studying the biblical texts in their original Hebrew and Greek—along with actually hiking the ancient paths of Israel—that she found the fulfillment of those desires.Now you can ... read more

An instant New York Times bestseller! As a lifelong student of Scripture, Kathie Lee Gifford has always desired a deeper understanding of God’s Word and a deeper knowledge of God Himself. But it wasn’t until she began studying the biblical texts in their original Hebrew and Greek—along with actually hiking the ancient paths of Israel—that she found the fulfillment of those desires.Now you can ... read more

Overcomer: Finding New Strength in Claiming God’s Promises

David Jeremiah

We live in a time of deep uncertainty. And yet, the Bible promises we were created to enjoy lives of freedom, even in times when the world around us seems filled with darkness. We were created to be overcomers, conquering the greatest obstacles in our lives.In his new book, Overcomer, beloved teacher David Jeremiah offers his insights on one of the most quoted but least understood passages of ... read more

We live in a time of deep uncertainty. And yet, the Bible promises we were created to enjoy lives of freedom, even in times when the world around us seems filled with darkness. We were created to be overcomers, conquering the greatest obstacles in our lives.In his new book, Overcomer, beloved teacher David Jeremiah offers his insights on one of the most quoted but least understood passages of ... read more

The Pact: A UFC Champion, a Boy with Cancer, and Their Promise to Win the Ultimate Battle

Cody Garbrandt

A UFC champion and a boy with leukemia, in the fight of their lives. Cody Garbrandt dreamed of being a UFC champion. In his darkest moments, when those dreams were dashed, he dug deep with the help of an unlikely friend—five-year-old Maddux Maple, a local hometown fan with leukemia. They made a pact: Cody would be in the UFC and win the championship, and Maddux would beat cancer. Read their mo... read more

A UFC champion and a boy with leukemia, in the fight of their lives. Cody Garbrandt dreamed of being a UFC champion. In his darkest moments, when those dreams were dashed, he dug deep with the help of an unlikely friend—five-year-old Maddux Maple, a local hometown fan with leukemia. They made a pact: Cody would be in the UFC and win the championship, and Maddux would beat cancer. Read their mo... read more

Workin' Our Way Home: The Incredible True Story of a Homeless Ex-Con and a Grieving Millionaire Thrown Together to Save Each Other

Ron Hall

“I saw his face.” Deborah Hall’s words launched the destiny of two men from very different worlds. Ron Hall was an international art dealer with upscale tastes; Denver Moore was a homeless drifter with a dangerous past. Millions have read about their unlikely bond through their first book, Same Kind of Different as Me—a New York Times bestseller and now a major motion picture. Workin’ Our Way ... read more

“I saw his face.” Deborah Hall’s words launched the destiny of two men from very different worlds. Ron Hall was an international art dealer with upscale tastes; Denver Moore was a homeless drifter with a dangerous past. Millions have read about their unlikely bond through their first book, Same Kind of Different as Me—a New York Times bestseller and now a major motion picture. Workin’ Our Way ... read more

Unexpected Places: Thoughts on God, Faith, and Finding Your Voice

Anthony Evans

Unexpected Places is the personal story of gospel singer Anthony Evans, son of well-known pastor Tony Evans and brother of author Priscilla Shirer. In this intimate and moving memoir, Anthony shares the details of his struggles with depression and doubt, and encourages readers with the unique story of his search for purpose and identity. From growing up duty-bound to his name, to his time as a... read more

Unexpected Places is the personal story of gospel singer Anthony Evans, son of well-known pastor Tony Evans and brother of author Priscilla Shirer. In this intimate and moving memoir, Anthony shares the details of his struggles with depression and doubt, and encourages readers with the unique story of his search for purpose and identity. From growing up duty-bound to his name, to his time as a... read more

Follow Me Bible Study - Member Book

David Platt

When Jesus says, “Follow Me,” it’s not an invitation to say a prayer, it’s a summons to lose our lives. In this much-anticipated follow-up to Radical, Pastor David Platt challenges the traditions of cultural Christianity and reintroduces us to Jesus and His most simple request: Follow Me.Features:6 group sessions6 weeks of personal Bible studyAuthor: Dr. David Platt, pastor at The Church at Br... read more

When Jesus says, “Follow Me,” it’s not an invitation to say a prayer, it’s a summons to lose our lives. In this much-anticipated follow-up to Radical, Pastor David Platt challenges the traditions of cultural Christianity and reintroduces us to Jesus and His most simple request: Follow Me.Features:6 group sessions6 weeks of personal Bible studyAuthor: Dr. David Platt, pastor at The Church at Br... read more

The Spiritual World of the Hobbit

James Stuart Bell, Sam O'Neal

Popular Author Helps Readers Discover the Christian Dimension in Tolkien's The HobbitThe huge success of the first of The Hobbit movies has added to Tolkien's already enormous popularity. As fans eagerly await part two of the trilogy, they will be excited to find out all they can about the spiritual themes in the story's mythological world. This book explores good versus evil in Tolkien's writ... read more

Popular Author Helps Readers Discover the Christian Dimension in Tolkien's The HobbitThe huge success of the first of The Hobbit movies has added to Tolkien's already enormous popularity. As fans eagerly await part two of the trilogy, they will be excited to find out all they can about the spiritual themes in the story's mythological world. This book explores good versus evil in Tolkien's writ... read more

Bible Stories You May Have Forgotten: Miracles, Adventures, and Life Lessons from Genesis to Revelation

James Bell, Sam O'Neal

In the spirit of the popular I Used to Know That series, this book captures fun facts from Adam to Zion in an easy-to-understand and engaging format.Do you actually know what went down in Sodom and Gomorrah? Does the Tower of Babel ring a bell, or do you need to clean the cobwebs out of your belfry? This light and witty reference book gives readers the basics. From Genesis to Revelation, all t... read more

In the spirit of the popular I Used to Know That series, this book captures fun facts from Adam to Zion in an easy-to-understand and engaging format.Do you actually know what went down in Sodom and Gomorrah? Does the Tower of Babel ring a bell, or do you need to clean the cobwebs out of your belfry? This light and witty reference book gives readers the basics. From Genesis to Revelation, all t... read more

Field Guide for Small Group Leaders: Setting the Tone, Accommodating Learning Styles and More

Sam O'Neal

There are countless helpful resources available to the small group leader. As managing editor of smallgroups.com, Sam O'Neal has seen the best of them come and go. They tend to deal with the big vision of small groups--how they can revolutionize your church and transform your congregation. Or they consider the big idea of small group ministry, how it reflects God's communal vision for us. But ... read more

There are countless helpful resources available to the small group leader. As managing editor of smallgroups.com, Sam O'Neal has seen the best of them come and go. They tend to deal with the big vision of small groups--how they can revolutionize your church and transform your congregation. Or they consider the big idea of small group ministry, how it reflects God's communal vision for us. But ... read more

The Return of a Mighty Church: A Modern Fable

Jack Eggar

Pastor David Newman and his family have just been called to serve with Midland Bible Church. Following their initial excitement over the new appointment, however, comes the realization that the church has forgotten its purpose and lost its way. So begins this intriguing fictional account of a sad reality facing many present-day pastors and church leaders. The good news is that this is a realit... read more

Pastor David Newman and his family have just been called to serve with Midland Bible Church. Following their initial excitement over the new appointment, however, comes the realization that the church has forgotten its purpose and lost its way. So begins this intriguing fictional account of a sad reality facing many present-day pastors and church leaders. The good news is that this is a realit... read more

Shaping Your Family's Faith: One Family's Story of Growing Strong Together

Jack Eggar, Dona Eggar

Sometimes parables communicate truths better than any self-help book. Meet the Millstones. Jason and Sarah and their three children are just the sort of Christian folks you'd want for next-door neighbors. Or so it seems. As the story unfolds, the "good" family takes some wrong turns. Petty theft, online affairs, bad lifestyle choices, and troubling attitudes show that things are far from well ... read more

Sometimes parables communicate truths better than any self-help book. Meet the Millstones. Jason and Sarah and their three children are just the sort of Christian folks you'd want for next-door neighbors. Or so it seems. As the story unfolds, the "good" family takes some wrong turns. Petty theft, online affairs, bad lifestyle choices, and troubling attitudes show that things are far from well ... read more

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Dan Coper

Sam is awesome. He took my project and made it something more by understanding the vision and structure and then improving it. We had good communication throughout, and I really needed that honest and candid feedback. Will work together when the next one is ready.

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Dan Coper, October 2018


Ryan B

Sam was a tremendous help! His edits were excellent. His feedback was invaluable. Overall, I would highly recommend Sam to anyone.

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Ryan B, September 2018


Paul Slavonik

As a first time novelist, I found Sam extremely easy to work with. He was always more than willing to answer my questions and go into more detail when necessary. Being that I was also completely new to Reedsy, Sam was able to explain the process very thoroughly to me and provide me with the answers I needed. Sam was very responsive to my inquiries and oftentimes got back to me the same day. ...

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Paul Slavonik, August 2018

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