Trinity McFadden

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Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Experienced copy editor and proofreader who specializes in nonfiction, memoir, academic, philosophical, and religious manuscripts.

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I have worked professionally in Christian book publishing for almost ten years, both at HarperCollins Christian Publishing (Zondervan and Thomas Nelson) and at Baker Publishing Group. I have freelanced as a copy editor and proofreader for more than a decade, including for Dystel & Goderich Literary Management and Vantage Press. I specialize in nonfiction, memoir, academic, philosophical, and religious manuscripts and am adept at Chicago Manual and Associated Press styles.

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Christian (Non-Fiction)
Education & Reference
Health & wellbeing
History
Parenting & Families
Philosophy
Religion & Spirituality
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Literature

Awards

  • MPA/MCPA College Newspaper Contest, Division II, Editorial Writing, Third Place (2006)

Work experience

Senior Manager of Publicity, Nonfiction and Bibles

HarperCollins Christian Publishing
April, 2016 – Present (about 2 years)

HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc. is a world leading Christian content provider. With nearly three-hundred years of publishing expertise, the company produces bestselling Bibles, inspirational books, academic resources, and curriculum in both traditional and digital formats. Its two foundational publishing groups, Thomas Nelson and Zondervan, house the works of the world’s most renowned Christian leaders.

Community Engagement Specialist I

SpartanNash
June, 2015 – April, 2016 (10 months)

SpartanNash (SPTN) is a Fortune 400 company and the largest food distributor serving U.S. military commissaries and exchanges in the world, in terms of revenue.

Publicist

Baker Publishing Group (Baker Academic and Brazos Press divisions)
April, 2012 – May, 2015 (about 3 years)

Developed and executed publicity efforts for academic and serious nonfiction books, including creating publicity plans, managing social media, scheduling interviews, and managing and monitoring media coverage. Baker Publishing Group publishes high-quality writings that represent historic Christianity and serve the diverse interests and concerns of evangelical readers.

Acquisitions Assistant

Baker Books, Chosen, and God's Word Translation divisions
January, 2008 – March, 2012 (about 4 years)

Provided administrative and editorial support for directors and editors for three divisions of a leading Christian publishing company. Baker Publishing Group publishes high-quality writings that represent historic Christianity and serve the diverse interests and concerns of evangelical readers.

Copy Editor and Proofreader

Freelance
June, 2007 – Present (about 11 years)

Specializing in nonfiction copy editing and proofreading, especially CMS and AP styles

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Recommendation from Robert Lively, M.A.R., D.Phil., retired Dean, Emeritus, University of Maine Farmington, author of The Mormon Missionary:

I am writing to give my highest endorsement for my copyeditor, Ms. Trinity McFadden. Trinity and I have worked together on my 500+ page book THE MORMON MISSIONARY: Who Is That Knocking at My Door? Throughout the copyediting process Trinity has been insightful, timely, and supportive. She responds immediately to e-mails, diplomatically suggests alternative (and better) ways of expressing ideas, and, on a very practical level, has helped me eliminate “that” from much of my writing! If you are looking for someone who will help you along the way with your manuscript, and who will help you improve your writing, then I highly recommend Trinity McFadden.

Portfolio (17 selected works)

Measuring UP!

Dr. Tere Linzey

Doesn't your child deserve every advantage? It’s a common problem that all parents dread: their heretofore highly achieving child begins to fall behind in class or start scoring lower on tests. And while tutoring can help, too often remedial work feels like a temporary patch, not a permanent solution. Enter Dr. Tere Linzey and her BrainMatterZ program. A former basketball coach turned Educatio... read more

Doesn't your child deserve every advantage? It’s a common problem that all parents dread: their heretofore highly achieving child begins to fall behind in class or start scoring lower on tests. And while tutoring can help, too often remedial work feels like a temporary patch, not a permanent solution. Enter Dr. Tere Linzey and her BrainMatterZ program. A former basketball coach turned Educatio... read more

The Mormon Missionary: Who IS That Knocking at My Door?

Robert L. Lively Jr.

"Dr. Lively hasn't left a stone unturned. His book is an encyclopedic investigation of the missionary program of the LDS church. Very interesting reading." Newel Kay Brown, Composer of I Hope They Call Me on a Mission. Many have answered a knock at the door to find two young men standing there. Polite, well-dressed, and wearing black nametags, they introduce themselves as “Elder Smith” and “El... read more

"Dr. Lively hasn't left a stone unturned. His book is an encyclopedic investigation of the missionary program of the LDS church. Very interesting reading." Newel Kay Brown, Composer of I Hope They Call Me on a Mission. Many have answered a knock at the door to find two young men standing there. Polite, well-dressed, and wearing black nametags, they introduce themselves as “Elder Smith” and “El... read more

In Gaza I Dare to Dream

Rana Shubair

In 'In Gaza, I Dare to Dream', Rana vividly recounts details of her own life under Israeli Occupation, aggression and the Gaza Siege. The daily suffering of the Palestinian people is seldom mentioned in mainstream media, therefore, the author takes you on a journey to one of the most volatile parts of the Middle east to tell you the story of the ordinary people of Gaza. Gaza, a land where joy ... read more

In 'In Gaza, I Dare to Dream', Rana vividly recounts details of her own life under Israeli Occupation, aggression and the Gaza Siege. The daily suffering of the Palestinian people is seldom mentioned in mainstream media, therefore, the author takes you on a journey to one of the most volatile parts of the Middle east to tell you the story of the ordinary people of Gaza. Gaza, a land where joy ... read more

Anxious Church, Anxious People: How to Lead Change in an Age of Anxiety

Jack Shitama

The key to effective church leadership is the ability to be a non-anxious presence. This is not a technique. It is a way of being. It is deceptively simple, but tremendously difficult. Yet, if you are willing to take the journey, you can lead change in even the most challenging contexts. Read this book and you will understand: • The process that keeps churches anxious and stuck. • How leadersh... read more

The key to effective church leadership is the ability to be a non-anxious presence. This is not a technique. It is a way of being. It is deceptively simple, but tremendously difficult. Yet, if you are willing to take the journey, you can lead change in even the most challenging contexts. Read this book and you will understand: • The process that keeps churches anxious and stuck. • How leadersh... read more

The History of World TeamTennis: Over Forty Years of Courting Equality

Benjamin Snyder

The History of World TeamTennis covers the league’s rich history from its start in the early 1970s to its historic 40th season celebration in 2015. Over the years, the biggest stars in tennis have played for the league, which was co-founded by equal rights pioneer and tennis champion Billie Jean King, including Martina Navratilova, Pete Sampras, Chris Evert, Andy Roddick, Serena and Venus Will... read more

The History of World TeamTennis covers the league’s rich history from its start in the early 1970s to its historic 40th season celebration in 2015. Over the years, the biggest stars in tennis have played for the league, which was co-founded by equal rights pioneer and tennis champion Billie Jean King, including Martina Navratilova, Pete Sampras, Chris Evert, Andy Roddick, Serena and Venus Will... read more

Playing Games with God: How to Avoid Shallow Youth Ministries and Find a Biblical Group for Your Kids

Sam Magdalein

Just like all schools are not the same, all youth groups are not the same. But how can parents know that their kids are going to a good, Biblical youth ministry? And what makes a group "Biblical"? In "Playing Games with God," Sam Magdalein lays out a simple framework that parents can use when searching for and examining a youth group for their teens. But what about modern youth ministries? Par... read more

Just like all schools are not the same, all youth groups are not the same. But how can parents know that their kids are going to a good, Biblical youth ministry? And what makes a group "Biblical"? In "Playing Games with God," Sam Magdalein lays out a simple framework that parents can use when searching for and examining a youth group for their teens. But what about modern youth ministries? Par... read more

An Agent of Change: CHICAGO COMMONS (IPPY Bronze Medal Winner)

Frank S. Seever, Ph.D.

WINNER, 2014 Bronze IPPY Award! The Chicago Commons Association is a non-sectarian volunteer social service agency founded in 1894 to support inner-city Chicagoans in their quest for a better life. This is the definition usually given to potential donors or outside foundations considering a contribution to Chicago Commons. But Chicago Commons is so much more than this summary statement. It is ... read more

WINNER, 2014 Bronze IPPY Award! The Chicago Commons Association is a non-sectarian volunteer social service agency founded in 1894 to support inner-city Chicagoans in their quest for a better life. This is the definition usually given to potential donors or outside foundations considering a contribution to Chicago Commons. But Chicago Commons is so much more than this summary statement. It is ... read more

Dialogical Practice and the Ontology of the Human Person: A Study of the Philosophies of Charles Taylor and Norris Clark

Hugh Robert Williams Ph.D

Dialogical Practice and the Ontology of the Human Person begins as a philosophical treatise examining and comparing the writ­ings of Charles Taylor and Norris Clarke, both important North American thinkers on the philosophical landscape. Delving into the philosophical claims of Taylor and Clarke, Williams makes the argument that the philosopher has a responsibility to examine his/her actual si... read more

Dialogical Practice and the Ontology of the Human Person begins as a philosophical treatise examining and comparing the writ­ings of Charles Taylor and Norris Clarke, both important North American thinkers on the philosophical landscape. Delving into the philosophical claims of Taylor and Clarke, Williams makes the argument that the philosopher has a responsibility to examine his/her actual si... read more

34 Kensington Square

Robert Chapin Alsop

As a member of ‘The Greatest Generation’ Robert C. Alsop has his own unique story to tell. Raised in both The United States and England, he spent the years of his childhood moving back and forth across the Atlantic, maintaining connections to New England in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, and establishing roots in London as well. As a young man he joined the War effort, flying thirty-one miss... read more

As a member of ‘The Greatest Generation’ Robert C. Alsop has his own unique story to tell. Raised in both The United States and England, he spent the years of his childhood moving back and forth across the Atlantic, maintaining connections to New England in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, and establishing roots in London as well. As a young man he joined the War effort, flying thirty-one miss... read more

Joe, The Black Ulysses: An African Odyssey

Emmanuel Bandoh

In Joe, The Black Ulysses, Emmanuel Bandoh offers up a hopeful and inspirational novel that keeps readers engaged from the first page to the last. Our hero, seeking Ulysses-like strength, endeavors to overcome the many obstacles placed in his way. From self-proclaimed awareness to battles with the forces of governments, Joe must maintain constant vigil over his own safety and vulnerability. Wr... read more

In Joe, The Black Ulysses, Emmanuel Bandoh offers up a hopeful and inspirational novel that keeps readers engaged from the first page to the last. Our hero, seeking Ulysses-like strength, endeavors to overcome the many obstacles placed in his way. From self-proclaimed awareness to battles with the forces of governments, Joe must maintain constant vigil over his own safety and vulnerability. Wr... read more

Life with and the Passing of My Wife Joan

Michael V. Girard

Author and first-time writer Michael V. Girard was born on the 28th of June, 1945, in a small village in rural Guyana. He writes mainly about his late wife Joan; how much he and their family owe to her, and the devastation sustained by her loss. Mr. Girard cherishes his upbringing in Guyana and the influence of his father's leadership qualities in building and running the community youth organ... read more

Author and first-time writer Michael V. Girard was born on the 28th of June, 1945, in a small village in rural Guyana. He writes mainly about his late wife Joan; how much he and their family owe to her, and the devastation sustained by her loss. Mr. Girard cherishes his upbringing in Guyana and the influence of his father's leadership qualities in building and running the community youth organ... read more

LIFE AS IS

Dr. Michael Kleenoff

Puzzled and disturbed by the religious discord exhibited among disparate yet deeply devoted believers-the unfading urge of many to find guilt concerning the Jews; the lack of desire to understand the yearning of blacks; the ability and the need of most men to hate, to rebuke, and to discard, if not enjoy the sufferings of, a stranger-all these imperfections of humankind led M. Kleenoff to writ... read more

Puzzled and disturbed by the religious discord exhibited among disparate yet deeply devoted believers-the unfading urge of many to find guilt concerning the Jews; the lack of desire to understand the yearning of blacks; the ability and the need of most men to hate, to rebuke, and to discard, if not enjoy the sufferings of, a stranger-all these imperfections of humankind led M. Kleenoff to writ... read more

A Teacher Remembers

John D Burns

Crossing the River Sorrow: One Nurse's Story

Janet Richards

Crossing the River Sorrow tells the story of one woman's plunge from a sheltered childhood in the '50's into the world of medicine, and her personal search for answers to questions about suffering. A single moment at the bedside of a paralyzed girl begins her journey on the River Sorrow, which takes her on a life-long quest to come to terms with the problem of pain. More than medical case stor... read more

Crossing the River Sorrow tells the story of one woman's plunge from a sheltered childhood in the '50's into the world of medicine, and her personal search for answers to questions about suffering. A single moment at the bedside of a paralyzed girl begins her journey on the River Sorrow, which takes her on a life-long quest to come to terms with the problem of pain. More than medical case stor... read more

100 Days: to Joe Eszterhas

Sandor Tomin

100 Days by Sandor Tomin Sandor Tomin's heroic anti-addiction odyssey will take you to a stunning world of realism that has been missing from today's literature for decades. At a time when no best-seller can possibly be imagined without highly fictive sex, crime, fantasy scenes or secret codes, the author of 100 Days undertakes to simply document the events of his working days while giving up ... read more

100 Days by Sandor Tomin Sandor Tomin's heroic anti-addiction odyssey will take you to a stunning world of realism that has been missing from today's literature for decades. At a time when no best-seller can possibly be imagined without highly fictive sex, crime, fantasy scenes or secret codes, the author of 100 Days undertakes to simply document the events of his working days while giving up ... read more

Mosaics of Understanding: Poems

E. Milton Scott

"Like a painter, one makes sketches in the mind and heart past formed, a mosaic of those pieces, bits from the past form a life network," writes E. Milton Scott in his most recent book of poetry, Mosaics of Understanding. This masterful collection of poems explores the idea that life is a concatenation of moments big and small, from "finding a sweetheart in young love" to "a stroll on the beac... read more

"Like a painter, one makes sketches in the mind and heart past formed, a mosaic of those pieces, bits from the past form a life network," writes E. Milton Scott in his most recent book of poetry, Mosaics of Understanding. This masterful collection of poems explores the idea that life is a concatenation of moments big and small, from "finding a sweetheart in young love" to "a stroll on the beac... read more

I Am Willing: The Last Word on Healing from the God Who Heals

M Patrick Gibson

"I am willing." Those are the words of Jesus when asked by the leper if He was inclined to heal. It should settle the argument. But tradition and dogma have entombed believers. Instead of the church bringing resurrection power and miraculous living, all we offer is bad answers to old questions. Is healing for today? Does God want to heal everybody? Surely He wants to heal some people, but not ... read more

"I am willing." Those are the words of Jesus when asked by the leper if He was inclined to heal. It should settle the argument. But tradition and dogma have entombed believers. Instead of the church bringing resurrection power and miraculous living, all we offer is bad answers to old questions. Is healing for today? Does God want to heal everybody? Surely He wants to heal some people, but not ... read more

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Matthew Gibson

Trinity was FANTASTIC to work with. Her contributions were valuable and her demeanor was pleasant and professional. She will be getting repeat business.

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, June 2018


Julie Polanco

Trinity was great to work with. She finished editing my project ahead of schedule, made great suggestions, and gave prompt replies to my questions. I would definitely work with her again!

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, May 2018


Troy Cockrum

Trinity was very professional and diligent. She did a thorough proofread and made me confident she covered every necessary detail.

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, March 2018


Donna Kirschner

Trinity did outstanding, work and was very responsive throughout our collaboration.

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, February 2018


Jack Shitama

Trinity does outstanding work. She asked for clarification about the style I wanted to follow, in advance. She is a highly-skilled as an editor and proofreader.

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, February 2018

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