I am a freelance copy editor, proofreader, indexer, book designer (typesetter), eBook conversion specialist, and sermon transcriptionist. I specialize in Christian nonfiction, but I work with other genres of nonfiction as well, including self-help, IT, and health and fitness.
After thirteen years in project management at IBM and ten helping run the family business (where I managed the back office including all the marketing efforts), I transitioned to my current passion as owner of my editorial services business. Most of my clients are self-publishing authors, whose published books I worked on from start to finish, including help with uploading to the various platforms. I also currently work with publishers Free Grace Press, whose in-house style sheet I created, and Charisma House.
I am a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA), the American Copy Editors Society (ACES), and The Christian PEN.
I reside in beautiful Mebane, North Carolina, with my husband, Rick, along with our nine children and son-in-law and granddaughter. As a homeschooling mom, I have graduated five students, with four in progress (I have also graded many, many book reports and essays). In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, journal writing, and reading Christian biographies.
As managing editor of this small publishing company, I am responsible for:
Assigning projects and ensuring the editing team meets its deadlines
Managing freelance editors and proofreaders
Meeting with project managers and the marketing director to keep all team members updated on work progress
Helping to create a project calendar
Supervising the content creation process from writing through editing and publishing
With forewords by both Joel Beeke and John MacArthur, you would be right to expect something special from this book. It is the result of decades of study and teaching. It provides a comprehensive overview of Calvinism in two sections: the "History" surveys the Reformed theologians and preachers, the development of the theology and the major controversies. The "Theology" section discusses doctr... read more
A DEVOTIONAL COMMENTARY OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION... from an Amillennial PerspectiveThe book of Revelation is one of the most encouraging and devotional books in the Bible, but sadly, it is one of the most neglected and misunderstood as well. Though there are many good commentaries that help us to understand its message, there are few that capture the devotional nature of the book. And this is... read more
What made Jonathan Edwards’s preaching so powerful?Why is much of today’s preaching so lifeless, even dangerous?Where did things go wrong?How has the church traveled so far away from the doctrinal convictions of Edwards?Church historian and theologian Tom Nettles answers these questions by explaining the historical departure from doctrinal preaching and the various pitfalls that come from leav... read more
Spiritual warfare is not a church fad. Rather, it is the rediscovery of biblical Christianity. Furthermore, one will not grasp what the Bible teaches until one comprehends what it affirms about spiritual warfare. In truth, spiritual warfare permeates the entire Bible. When one learns to read the Scriptures through the lens of spiritual warfare, one will discern the mission of God, understand t... read more
One of the difficult challenges associated with pastoring is witnessing the tragic results of people dying spiritually with living water just steps away: “Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst” (John 4:14). Although most can quote, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled,” many have never truly experienced it—very few are truly hungry... read more
Through fasting, the body becomes a servant instead of a master. When Jesus directs us to do something, the outcome is always beneficial, both spiritually and physically. He said, “when you fast” (Matthew 6:16). Scripture doesn’t say, “When you sin and if you fast,” but rather, “If you sin and when you fast.” The obvious goal and benefit of fasting is spiritual, but the physical benefits as we... read more
There is a dangerous trend in the evangelical church today. A futile attempt is being made to conform God's Word to social norms, rather than to conform social norms to His Word. As a result, truth is vague, doctrine is blurred, and the fundamentals of the Christian faith are often avoided. For this reason, this book outlines some key issues confronting the church today such as absolute truth,... read more
America is divided on many fronts. Where are the answers? How will the future and security of America unfold in the days to come?My previous books address personal issues. This book, however, recognizes the biblical foundation that once guided America. These principles are the foundation on which America’s success rests. My objective is not to be judgmental or negative, but to expose the dange... read more
Only 2 percent of those who lose weight keep it off longer than two years. Over 60 percent of adults and 30 percent of children are obese in our nation. Diabetes has increased approximately 1,000 percent in sixty years. Cancer now affects one out of three people. The top three killers in America are all health and/or diet related. The diet industry is a multi-billion dollar a year industry--re... read more
Today's cultural norms often run contrary to principles designed to promote healthy relationships. In a bold new approach, the author challenges cultural views and directs the reader back to sound principles. WHAT WORKS for Singles is a motivational, biblically based resource for those divorced, those marrying for the first time, and those currently single. In all cases, readers will be given ... read more
What are the top questions on the minds of young adults today? This question was presented nationally to church and youth leaders, and to young adults themselves – if they have ever needed solid answers, it's now. With practicality, What Works for Young Adults provides fresh answers to provoking questions.
Author Jeffrey Johnson begins The Pursuit of Glory with this observation: “You and I are looking for something. Though we may not know exactly what it is, we continue to search for it. What is it? It is glory.” Explaining this pursuit as part of our human condition, the author considers the ways we try to fill that empty place in our hearts through happiness, purpose, freedom, companionship, t... read more
LIMITED ATONEMENT & THE UNIVERSAL OFFER OF THE GOSPELClearly outlining the historical and theological differences between Hyper-Calvinism, High-Calvinism, Moderate-Calvinism, and Low-Calvinism, Jeffrey D. Johnson provides a robust yet concise explanation of how the universal and free offer of the gospel is congruent with the doctrine of limited atonement.What Others Are Saying About He Died fo... read more
“I never knew what true religion was till God sent me this excellent treatise.” —George Whitefield“There are books that never grow old, and this precious little volume, by Henry Scougal, is to be numbered among them. In it is an eternal freshness and beauty as its bloom actually brightens with the advancing of time. These words, for two centuries, have been bread of life to thousands. They hav... read more
Repentance is one of the most vital doctrines in Scripture, but sadly, it is also one of the most neglected. Recovering Repentance seeks to reverse this trend by exploring the meaning, importance, and practice of repentance as conveyed in Scripture and understood by Christians throughout history. Drawing from both New and Old Testaments, church history,and the writings of great saints such as ... read more
This book is about taking control of your life. That’s it. What you do with that control is entirely up to you. Inside, you’ll find things you may not have learned in school, but you absolutely need to know if you are going to Get It Together. The tips, advice and exercises are helpful at any age, but especially for a young person wanting to become an independent high schooler or adult. A samp... read more
The instructional guide for mentors to lead classes using Get It Together: Cultural and Practical Tips to be a Successful Adult. For each section, includes key points and guidance and/or answers for accompanying exercises.
Navigating through the Storms of a Christian Life takes us on a journey through time and answers many of the questions we might have about our relationship with Jesus. It helps us understand who He is, why He came, what He did, and why He sacrificed Himself for the forgiveness of our sins. What is Christianity and how do we lead a Christian life? The answers to those questions are discussed in... read more
Danielle Rittman delivers bold and brash motherly principles for cultivating the genius in our sons. This book is transformative in that it elevates your mindset to approach parenting fearlessly and intentionally. Moreover, it's a rallying cry to matriarch all over the world to operate in their potency and efficacy as women and mothers to raise a new breed of men. If the saying is true, "A goo... read more
Inspire your kids to bust stress, be happy, and achieve their goals. These positive coping skills will help your child excel, and this positive parenting book will guide you on the journey!Stress Management for KidsToday, kids are more stressed than ever. Fortunately, stress relief for kids is possible! These coping skills help kids avoid toxic stress, manage their frustrations, and feel happi... read more
Transform your relationship from dull and bland to passionate, inspired, and connected. This couples questions book will guide you on the journey!Creative Relationship QuestionsThese fun relationship questions will help you grow. They are for couples who long to level-up their relationship and include fun, creative, and deep conversation starters. Some relationship questions are purely fun and... read more
Inspire your kids to pause their electronics, grow their social skills, and develop lifelong friendships. These fun conversation starters for kids will guide you on the journey!Conversation Starters for KidsFace-to-face conversations are becoming increasingly rare in our fast-paced, high-tech society. These fun conversation starters for kids help children build social skills and grow their rel... read more
Bust boredom, build creativity, and inspire awesomeness in your kids! This activity book for children and tweens will show you how. Kids Play ActivitiesToday's kids are busier than ever. These in home activities for kids, can be done alone, with siblings, or together as a family. This makes them perfect for rainy days, family nights, and any time your children require a creativity boost. Imagi... read more
Ignite your creativity, grow your writing habit, and write with ease! This writing motivation book is packed with powerful author tools and will guide you on the journey.Author Tools that WorkAlthough many people long to publish, only a few achieve this goal. Common writing barriers include:Writer's blockFear of failureFear of rejectionInconsistent writing habitsConfusion about what to do next... read more
Help your child stay safe and not keep bad secrets! This engaging children's book will guide you on the journey!Jill learns that "Gloomy secrets cause stormy problems. So don't keep quiet. Run through your storm and find your rainbow." Your child will love learning about Jill's story as he or she discovers the importance of not keeping bad secrets too! The Stormy Secret encourages children not... read more
The diary must always be protected! And keep it secret or suffer the wrath of the Dem Ole Bitties. There are gobs of secrets journaled in the diary waiting to be revisited on every gathering occasion. The story of these Southern Sisters lives will leave you laughing and wondering what they might do next. Some tales bring tears and one brought joy covering decades of sorrow.
In life, a single event can throw everything you’ve worked for off track and leave you with nothing.My story? I grew up on a small farm, attended college, moved to New York for a better life. Working in insurance claims for over 20 years, I climbed the ranks to a claims management position and finally landed my dream job as supervising case manager for a structured settlement company. My offic... read more
The Bible gives a clear outline of what it means to be a godly wife and woman, so what could be better than following God’s plan for your life? Becoming His is a group Bible study and workbook for single and married women. The book takes you on a 49-week journey while detailing the attributes of a woman who is leading a life pleasing to God. It will push you to take steps to move closer to God... read more
Verbal and emotional abuse is more prevalent in relationships than many people know. It shatters self worth and unleashes unfathomable fear, defeat and despair leaving those on the receiving end in hopeless tatters. This is one woman’s story of recovery from that fear and abuse, as she dared to confront it head-on, refusing to live one more day in the emotional clutches of such verbal violence... read more
What is On Your Heart?We live in an age of instant foods and drive-through windows. We want patience, and we want it now! However, there’s no instant formula or drive- through lane for discipleship. It is a life-long journey.This life- long journey of discipleship requires serious preparation and hard work. I have written On Your Heart as a spiritually muscular guide to help on this long road ... read more
We are at a crossroads. Opioid and alcohol abuse are leaving a path of destruction in their wake. Pornography is desecrating families. Obesity is skyrocketing and plaguing millions, reaching epidemic levels in children. Heart disease and cancer are—by far—the leading “killers” in America. And on and on it goes, from nicotine to caffeine to food. As a society, we are out of control. But are the... read more
“You are only as strong as your foundation.” These are Audrey Thompson’s words in the second chapterof So You’ve Been Baptised, Now What? and they set the tone for what is a passionate, straightforward,and concise set of steps new believers can take to grow strong in their newfound faith. With passion,humour, and a healthy dose of humility, she shares her own story of building her faith on a s... read more
Is a relationship looming on the horizon? Or maybe you hope a relationship will happen soon? Are you currently in a relationship? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, do you know what to do and where you are going—or does it feel like a maze?If you’re unsure about relationships (or even if you think, I’ve got this), Lost in Love: A Young Person’s Map Through Relationships is for you... read more
Break Out of the Cycle of DiseaseToday we face many health crises in this world; diabetes, heart disease, cancer, obesity, and autoimmune disease. I know we have all be effected in some way or another by one or all of these illnesses. This is the world in which we find ourselves. It has not always been that way however. People throughout history have lived long healthy lives without chronic il... read more
Only 2 percent of those who lose weight keep it off longer than two years. Over 60 percent of adults and 30 percent of children are obese in our nation. Diabetes has increased approximately 1,000 percent in sixty years. Cancer now affects one out of three people. The top 3 killers in America are all diet related. The diet industry is a multi-billion-dollar-a-year industry–reoccurring dieters m... read more
A perfect marriage. A young husband with a budding career. A single phone call that stunned a newlywed wife and a small Arkansas community. At twenty-seven, Alexis Pacheco's life had finally molded itself into perfection ... until the call that ended it all and forced her to start over. Through Christ, Alexis and Jorre McMahan had overcome tumultous circumstances while they dated, leading Jorr... read more
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A freelance book editor with a Big Five publishing background who focuses on cookbooks and other lifestyle and wellness titles.