Shannon Evans

Shannon Evans - Editor

Port Townsend, WA, USA

Development & Copy Editor. I work on self-help, personal development, and self-improvement related books. I love great story telling.

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'Having Shannon as an editor made the publishing of my first book possible and painless. She’s an incredible resource who I highly recommend. ' Chris Kelley, Author.

'Shannon Evans is one of the best developmental editors I have ever worked with on a manuscript. Her depth of knowledge on what agents and publishers are looking for is invaluable. Her positive constructive feedback helped me turn a decent manuscript into one that was outstanding.' Patrick Snow, Author and Inspirational Speaker.

When it comes to choosing an editor for your manuscript, you will find no one more dedicated to your future publishing success. Whether your manuscript is 100 pages or 1000, I provide feedback that is tailored to help you make modifications and improvements that meet the current publishing standards.

I have written many "how to" books as well as various other non-fiction books. I have been a ghost writer and editor for over 20 years. I have edited and contributed to multiple anthologies and collections. I know how important good feedback is to the success of a manuscript.

I help my clients not only improve the strength of their manuscript but also ensure that it is well written and fully prepared for publication. Whether you are looking for basic editing, or substantial rewriting, I can tailor my services to suit your manuscript’s needs. Let me help guide you through every step of the editing process to ensure that your book is well written, meticulously edited, and prepared for publishing.

'I got a book proposal accepted by an academic publishing house and then immediately had a panic attack. I had no idea how to get this book finished much less ready for a major publisher. I called Shannon and she not only talked me out of my anxiety about the project, she gave me an actionable plan to make the project go smoothly. We worked together getting that manuscript done and polished. Without her I don't know if I could have met the ambitious publishing schedule. Now when I have a book idea I call and get on her schedule right away.' Dr. Genesis Johnson, Author and Lecturer
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Anthologies
Poetry
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Self-help & Self-improvement

Certifications

  • BS In English
  • MEd Instructional Design
  • MS in Technical Writing

Work experience

Shannon Evans

Self-employed
January, 1990 – Present (over 30 years)

Developmental Editor, Editorial Evaluations, and Ghost Writer.

Portfolio (31 selected works)

Who's Who: A Guide to the Roles of Those Supporting Student Teachers

Genesis Johnson Dr.

Book by Johnson Dr., Genesis

Book by Johnson Dr., Genesis

Substitute Teaching Essentials

JOHNSON

Book by JOHNSON

Book by JOHNSON

Creating Your Own Destiny: How to Get Exactly What You Want Out of Life and Work

Patrick Snow

Put your own fate exactly where it belongs - in your hands It is one of the great questions of life. Its a simple question, really, but it seems impossible for many to answer: Do we control our own destinies? Ninety percent of people think and act as if their destiny is foreordained, while only about 10 percent believe in the capacity to change and act on it. Creating Your Own Destiny explains... read more

Put your own fate exactly where it belongs - in your hands It is one of the great questions of life. Its a simple question, really, but it seems impossible for many to answer: Do we control our own destinies? Ninety percent of people think and act as if their destiny is foreordained, while only about 10 percent believe in the capacity to change and act on it. Creating Your Own Destiny explains... read more

The Affluent Entrepreneur: 20 Proven Principles for Achieving Prosperity

Patrick Snow

Take charge of your financial future and improve your overall well being In today's unpredictable economy, the best way to ensure financial security is to build your own business. You can neither count on nor control your employer's success, but you can depend on your own creativity and solid work ethic to achieve prosperity. The Affluent Entrepreneur empowers you to identify your innermost ma... read more

Take charge of your financial future and improve your overall well being In today's unpredictable economy, the best way to ensure financial security is to build your own business. You can neither count on nor control your employer's success, but you can depend on your own creativity and solid work ethic to achieve prosperity. The Affluent Entrepreneur empowers you to identify your innermost ma... read more

Creating Your Own Destiny: How to Get Exactly What You Want Out of Life

Patrick Snow

Creating Your Own Destiny - How to Get Exactly What You Want Out of Life, is the ultimate success road map for high achievers. This book is for anyone who wants more out of life! Most people want to get more time, more money, more freedom, more health, more love, and more happiness in life. Creating Your Own Destiny shows you how to get all these things through a simple 10-step step success ro... read more

Creating Your Own Destiny - How to Get Exactly What You Want Out of Life, is the ultimate success road map for high achievers. This book is for anyone who wants more out of life! Most people want to get more time, more money, more freedom, more health, more love, and more happiness in life. Creating Your Own Destiny shows you how to get all these things through a simple 10-step step success ro... read more

Get Found Now! Local Search Secrets Exposed: Learn How to Achieve High Rankings in Google, Yahoo and Bing

Richard Geasey

How can a small business owner best position their business to be found on the Internet? By using local search marketing. Google, Yahoo and Bing all allow a business to list their unique information. Business owners who know how to complete and optimize these local business listings will see their search engine positions improve dramatically. Using Local Search Secrets Exposed you will be able... read more

How can a small business owner best position their business to be found on the Internet? By using local search marketing. Google, Yahoo and Bing all allow a business to list their unique information. Business owners who know how to complete and optimize these local business listings will see their search engine positions improve dramatically. Using Local Search Secrets Exposed you will be able... read more

Your Ultimate Sales Force - 159 Strategies to Generate Referrals and Be Worthy of Them

Mike Davidson, Deb Alwine, Craig Anderton, William Cole, Lesli Dullum, Tim Gaub, Bob Ingram, Geof Kaufman, Patrick Snow, Mary West, Lori Whaley

Your Ultimate Sales Force is a phenomenal sales & marketing book that addresses the issues of being worthy of referrals and the mechanics of generating referrals. It is a collaborative effort of real-world business people that contains immense and oft-times counter-intuitive wisdom and lessons from the school of hard-knocks. Their insights, if acted on, could jet-propel your career and your li... read more

Your Ultimate Sales Force is a phenomenal sales & marketing book that addresses the issues of being worthy of referrals and the mechanics of generating referrals. It is a collaborative effort of real-world business people that contains immense and oft-times counter-intuitive wisdom and lessons from the school of hard-knocks. Their insights, if acted on, could jet-propel your career and your li... read more

Operation Military Family: How Military Couples are Fighting to Preserve Their Marriages (Updated Edition)

Mr. Michael J.R. Schindler

Operation Military Family offers a unique look into how military couples strengthen their marriages despite the challenges brought on by unexpected or multiple deployments. The book offers the "how-to's" on: *Establishing a pre and post deployment plan *Discovering the vision for your marriage *Relating to your spouse in spite of the circumstances *Tapping powerful resources

Operation Military Family offers a unique look into how military couples strengthen their marriages despite the challenges brought on by unexpected or multiple deployments. The book offers the "how-to's" on: *Establishing a pre and post deployment plan *Discovering the vision for your marriage *Relating to your spouse in spite of the circumstances *Tapping powerful resources

Résumés That Resume Careers: 3 Steps to Getting Back to Work Using Functional Résumés

Donald M. Burrows

Is being out of work making you feel hopeless? Scared? Panicked? Depressed? Desperate? Have you been sending out a flood of résumés, but no interviewers call? The problem is your résumé; this book is the solution. Your job search is like shopping for clothes. Do you buy one-size-fits-all clothes? No?. Why? Because you want the clothes you are buying to fit YOU. It's the same with your job sear... read more

Is being out of work making you feel hopeless? Scared? Panicked? Depressed? Desperate? Have you been sending out a flood of résumés, but no interviewers call? The problem is your résumé; this book is the solution. Your job search is like shopping for clothes. Do you buy one-size-fits-all clothes? No?. Why? Because you want the clothes you are buying to fit YOU. It's the same with your job sear... read more

On Your Own 101: Not the Ordinary Survival Guide to Living on Your Own

Chris Kelly

A simple How-To Guide for Real Life Scenarios. Whether you are moving out on your own for the first time or you just don't know how to do some of life's simple tasks. This is a handy, easy to understand guide to get you out of a jam.

A simple How-To Guide for Real Life Scenarios. Whether you are moving out on your own for the first time or you just don't know how to do some of life's simple tasks. This is a handy, easy to understand guide to get you out of a jam.

Action Mentality: How to Fulfill Your Dreams: FREE BONUS: Ebook Verison!

Eric Castaneda

Action Mentality: How to Fulfill Your Dreams, is not your typical self-development book in which you are taught that just by positive thinking you will accomplish your goals. The real life stories within this book will not only inspire but motivate you to take daily action toward your goals no matter what obstacles you may face. There is no pie in the sky; you will be successful over night, wi... read more

Action Mentality: How to Fulfill Your Dreams, is not your typical self-development book in which you are taught that just by positive thinking you will accomplish your goals. The real life stories within this book will not only inspire but motivate you to take daily action toward your goals no matter what obstacles you may face. There is no pie in the sky; you will be successful over night, wi... read more

Graceful Divorce Solutions: A Comprehensive and Proactive Guide to Saving You Time, Money, and Your Sanity

M. Marcy Jones J. D.

PRAISE FOR GRACEFUL DIVORCE SOLUTIONS "Divorce doesn't have to be a hideous thing. Graceful Divorce Solutions: A Comprehensive and Proactive Guide to Saving You Time, Money, and Your Sanity is a guide to happier divorces, some to many at first sight seems like an oxymoron. Advising readers to remember their family, understand their needs, understand why you're breaking up, and more, Graceful D... read more

PRAISE FOR GRACEFUL DIVORCE SOLUTIONS "Divorce doesn't have to be a hideous thing. Graceful Divorce Solutions: A Comprehensive and Proactive Guide to Saving You Time, Money, and Your Sanity is a guide to happier divorces, some to many at first sight seems like an oxymoron. Advising readers to remember their family, understand their needs, understand why you're breaking up, and more, Graceful D... read more

Parenting: A Field Guide

Patricia Nan Anderson

What does it take to raise healthy, happy, competent kids these days? Dr. Patricia Nan Anderson presents an answer in her new book, Parenting: A Field Guide. This book is unique in that individual concepts are presented one per page, along with an exercise, informational bit, or statistic on the facing page. This means that information about a topic of concern can be located easily and read qu... read more

What does it take to raise healthy, happy, competent kids these days? Dr. Patricia Nan Anderson presents an answer in her new book, Parenting: A Field Guide. This book is unique in that individual concepts are presented one per page, along with an exercise, informational bit, or statistic on the facing page. This means that information about a topic of concern can be located easily and read qu... read more

Confessions of a Mortgage Insider

Denny Andrews

Confessions of a mortgage insider This is a story of the business practices, greed, lack of borrower knowledge and particularly the lack of loan officer education, knowledge and ethics that were extreme enough to sink the whole mortgage industry to its knees, bringing along with it the entire United States economy. Follow the trials and tribulations of a mortgage broker named Rick Agnew. You w... read more

Confessions of a mortgage insider This is a story of the business practices, greed, lack of borrower knowledge and particularly the lack of loan officer education, knowledge and ethics that were extreme enough to sink the whole mortgage industry to its knees, bringing along with it the entire United States economy. Follow the trials and tribulations of a mortgage broker named Rick Agnew. You w... read more

Pursuing Your Destiny: How to Overcome Adversity and Achieve Your Dreams

Michelle D Rosado, Randy T Rosado

"Pursuing Your Destiny" is the touching true story of 911 survivor Michelle Rosado and her heroic escape from the World Trade Center into a life she never dreamed she could have, including how she met her husband and soul mate Randy Rosado. With alternating points of view, Randy and Michele tell the stories of their lives, from aggressive and heartbreaking childhood problems to tragic events o... read more

"Pursuing Your Destiny" is the touching true story of 911 survivor Michelle Rosado and her heroic escape from the World Trade Center into a life she never dreamed she could have, including how she met her husband and soul mate Randy Rosado. With alternating points of view, Randy and Michele tell the stories of their lives, from aggressive and heartbreaking childhood problems to tragic events o... read more

Wearing Chinese Glasses: How (Not) to Go Broke in Chinese Asia

Greg Bissky

You need Chinese glasses to succeed in Chinese Asia. Seeing communication, management, relationships or contracts through Western glasses guarantees problems. You should read Wearing Chinese Glasses, written by a cultural optometrist.

You need Chinese glasses to succeed in Chinese Asia. Seeing communication, management, relationships or contracts through Western glasses guarantees problems. You should read Wearing Chinese Glasses, written by a cultural optometrist.

Plan While You Still Can: 16 End-of-Life Checklists You Need Now

Donald M. Burrows

Many people claim they have their end-of-life planning under control because they have their wills, trusts and other legal and financial plans in place. However, because wealth management is only one component of end-of-life planning, they are not yet finished. Think of end-of-life planning as both a left-brain and a right-brain process. The financial and legal preparations are left-brain acti... read more

Many people claim they have their end-of-life planning under control because they have their wills, trusts and other legal and financial plans in place. However, because wealth management is only one component of end-of-life planning, they are not yet finished. Think of end-of-life planning as both a left-brain and a right-brain process. The financial and legal preparations are left-brain acti... read more

The Nasty Women Project: Voices from the Resistance

American Women. Their Stories. Their Resistance. The despot is perched in his tower, threatening democracy with every tweet. Vultures of big business occupy his cabinet seats, while empty-headed puppets tie the Senate to a string. With a wave of a pen, they set our rights on fire. Welcome to the new America. And who are we? We are the women of the marginalized majority. We come from every corn... read more

American Women. Their Stories. Their Resistance. The despot is perched in his tower, threatening democracy with every tweet. Vultures of big business occupy his cabinet seats, while empty-headed puppets tie the Senate to a string. With a wave of a pen, they set our rights on fire. Welcome to the new America. And who are we? We are the women of the marginalized majority. We come from every corn... read more

Chloe The Monarch Butterfly (Chloe Adventures) (Volume 1)

Genesis Johnson

Amazing gift-book for little hands with brilliant colors and rhymes that fill each page. See butterflies journey through winter which is "Pure Butterfly Magic". Fun family activity included.

Amazing gift-book for little hands with brilliant colors and rhymes that fill each page. See butterflies journey through winter which is "Pure Butterfly Magic". Fun family activity included.

Leading Thru Change - Standing Above the Crowd

Amina Mohamed

The moving story of a young African refuge girl escaping her war torn country with her family. First they walk to Kenya and then depart for ‘Amerika’ an unknown place of opportunity. Amina’s book will make you cheer for her young heroine as she moves from a frightened child to a Muslim leader in her high school.

The moving story of a young African refuge girl escaping her war torn country with her family. First they walk to Kenya and then depart for ‘Amerika’ an unknown place of opportunity. Amina’s book will make you cheer for her young heroine as she moves from a frightened child to a Muslim leader in her high school.

Young Life: Young Urban Authors

Hanan Soulaiman

It’s tough being a young, modest teenage girl even in the best of conditions but toss in a tough neighborhood and you have the perfect mix for possible disaster. Hanan Soulaiman’s Young Life brilliantly captures the difficulties of teens everywhere as they struggle with straddling the rule-driven world of their parents and the rough realities of a everyday American life on any urban community.

It’s tough being a young, modest teenage girl even in the best of conditions but toss in a tough neighborhood and you have the perfect mix for possible disaster. Hanan Soulaiman’s Young Life brilliantly captures the difficulties of teens everywhere as they struggle with straddling the rule-driven world of their parents and the rough realities of a everyday American life on any urban community.

Hi Drama - Collection of Short Stories: Young Urban Authors

Karlina Khorn

How does a ‘good’ girl go ‘bad’? Can she ever get back to that place of wholesome goodness? Karlina Khorn takes the reader through the life and times of a typical teen struggling to be herself in amongst her everyday experiences. Hi Drama puts teen life in dramatic perspective for all who have been there and all who are in the midst of it now.

How does a ‘good’ girl go ‘bad’? Can she ever get back to that place of wholesome goodness? Karlina Khorn takes the reader through the life and times of a typical teen struggling to be herself in amongst her everyday experiences. Hi Drama puts teen life in dramatic perspective for all who have been there and all who are in the midst of it now.

Life As It Is: Young Urban Authors

Jennifer Gutierrez

Partly biographical and partly a collection of poetry, Life As It Is is a moving autobiographical work from YUA Jennifer Gutierrez. Her life is presented as a mosaic of experiences in words and poems. Her visceral images of life as she experiences it draws the reader in and keeps them yearning for more.

Partly biographical and partly a collection of poetry, Life As It Is is a moving autobiographical work from YUA Jennifer Gutierrez. Her life is presented as a mosaic of experiences in words and poems. Her visceral images of life as she experiences it draws the reader in and keeps them yearning for more.

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Monique Blockman

A Walk Down Memory Lane is Monique Blockman’s debut full length book collection of poems. Raw, blistering in places, edgy, Blockman’s poetry is enigmatic and haunting. Based on what she sees in the world around her, her poems capture the hearts and heartaches of every teen with a universal voice.

A Walk Down Memory Lane is Monique Blockman’s debut full length book collection of poems. Raw, blistering in places, edgy, Blockman’s poetry is enigmatic and haunting. Based on what she sees in the world around her, her poems capture the hearts and heartaches of every teen with a universal voice.

The Journey of a Solid Soldier

Jimmy Phin

The Journey of a Solid Soldier is the gripping tale of a first generation Cambodian American teen finding his way on the streets of Seattle. Straddling the old world of his parents and grandparents who escaped the horrors of Communist dictators and the temptations of the gangsta’ world of his ‘hood, Jimmy Phin weaves his way from gangsta’ in the ‘hood to a young man yearning for a better tomorrow.

The Journey of a Solid Soldier is the gripping tale of a first generation Cambodian American teen finding his way on the streets of Seattle. Straddling the old world of his parents and grandparents who escaped the horrors of Communist dictators and the temptations of the gangsta’ world of his ‘hood, Jimmy Phin weaves his way from gangsta’ in the ‘hood to a young man yearning for a better tomorrow.

Blasian Drive - Having The Determination To Continue

Shalena Duong

Life is not easy when you are poor and mixed race and living in the inner city. Half black, half Asian, Shalena Duong’s heroine is Blasian and she is driven to succeed no matter the obstacle. What does it take to have real Blasian Drive?

Life is not easy when you are poor and mixed race and living in the inner city. Half black, half Asian, Shalena Duong’s heroine is Blasian and she is driven to succeed no matter the obstacle. What does it take to have real Blasian Drive?

If it's Raining Men, Why is your Bucket Empty?

MSW, Ronald C. Moore

"If it's Raining Men, Why is Your Bucket Empty?" helps you create that committed relationship with someone special. Too often when it comes to finding a partner, most of us continue to make the same mistakes over and over. Whether you are married or single, on a first date, or have been dating for several years this book shows you how to strengthen your relationship while promoting a healthy, ... read more

"If it's Raining Men, Why is Your Bucket Empty?" helps you create that committed relationship with someone special. Too often when it comes to finding a partner, most of us continue to make the same mistakes over and over. Whether you are married or single, on a first date, or have been dating for several years this book shows you how to strengthen your relationship while promoting a healthy, ... read more

The Artist's Coloring Book

This coloring book is for that gifted and talented creative child or adult in your life! It is a perfect coloring book for grown-ups, for use with crafts for children, or to use as your own art therapy and relaxation at home or on your daily commute. This book lets you use your own style to color it in and add your own embellishments and patterns. Use your imagination in terms of shading, tone... read more

This coloring book is for that gifted and talented creative child or adult in your life! It is a perfect coloring book for grown-ups, for use with crafts for children, or to use as your own art therapy and relaxation at home or on your daily commute. This book lets you use your own style to color it in and add your own embellishments and patterns. Use your imagination in terms of shading, tone... read more

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Edward Smith
I was very dissapointed on the results working on a developmental edit with Shannon.

Edward Smith, April 2020


Susan Wheeler
Shannon is a gem! Her expertise and confidence were reassuring as I brought my first book to print. We had a phone interview and I instantly knew Shannon was the editor for me. She is smart, funny and considerate and it was an absolute pleasure collaborating with her. Thank you, Shannon!

Susan Wheeler, February 2020


Nicoline Huizinga
Shannon did a brilliant job proofreading my short book that serves as an introduction to my book series. Pleasant nudges for improvement, thorough edits and brilliant suggestions for making it even better. Thanks Shannon, I'll definitely ask you to be my proofreader for the book series!

Nicoline Huizinga, February 2020

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