Trinity McFadden

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Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Copy editor and proofreader with 12+ years of experience, specializing in memoirs, parenting, educational, religious, and academic books.

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I have more than a decade of experience as a copy editor and proofreader and have worked professionally in publishing for most of my career, both at HarperCollins Christian Publishing (Zondervan and Thomas Nelson) and at Baker Publishing Group. I specialize in nonfiction, memoir, historical, academic, philosophical, and religious manuscripts and am adept at Chicago Manual, Associated Press, and Christian Writer's Manual styles.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Christian (Non-Fiction)
Education & Reference
History
LGBTQ (non fiction)
Parenting & Families
Religion & Spirituality
Self-help & Self-improvement

Awards

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

Work experience

Senior Manager of Public Relations, Zondervan Books

HarperCollins Christian Publishing
November, 2018 – Present (6 months)

Managing PR efforts to secure exceptional coverage across broadcast, print, and online media for new trade books. 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.

Senior Manager of Publicity, Zondervan Nonfiction and Academic, and Zondervan and Thomas Nelson Bibles

HarperCollins Christian Publishing
April, 2016 – November, 2018 (over 2 years)

Managed PR efforts to secure exceptional coverage across broadcast, print, and online media for new books, Bibles, and online courses.

Community Engagement Specialist I, Corporate Communications

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

Coordinated community engagement opportunities; participated in event planning and management; built meaningful relationships within the communities in which SpartanNash does business; worked with Manager of Organizational Communications on company communications; supported the SpartanNash Foundation. 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 (almost 12 years)

Specializing in nonfiction copy editing and proofreading; adept at Chicago Manual of Style, Associated Press style, and Christian Writer's Manual of Style.

Portfolio (26 selected works)

Paper Thin: A Memoir

Justine Domagall

According to statistics, an estimated 30 million people in the U.S will suffer from an eating disorder at some point during their lives. At the age of 16, Justine became one of these people. She was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, a type of eating disorder with a mortality rate higher than any other mental health diagnosis. As the illness slowly saturated every aspect of her life, she began t... read more

According to statistics, an estimated 30 million people in the U.S will suffer from an eating disorder at some point during their lives. At the age of 16, Justine became one of these people. She was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, a type of eating disorder with a mortality rate higher than any other mental health diagnosis. As the illness slowly saturated every aspect of her life, she began t... read more

Important Bible Passages: The Kings After Solomon

Father Matthew Nathan

Want to finally understand the Bible? Are you a frustrated believer who can’t quite piece together salvation history? Is the “middle section” of the Bible too hard to follow? Important Bible Passages: The Kings After Solomon will help you navigate the most confusing part of the biblical narrative. Each of the 33 passages presented in this book contains: -Summary of the passage in clear, contem... read more

Want to finally understand the Bible? Are you a frustrated believer who can’t quite piece together salvation history? Is the “middle section” of the Bible too hard to follow? Important Bible Passages: The Kings After Solomon will help you navigate the most confusing part of the biblical narrative. Each of the 33 passages presented in this book contains: -Summary of the passage in clear, contem... read more

100 Ways to Motivate Kids: No and Low Cost

Julie Polanco

No cut and paste activities here! 100 Ways to Motivate Kids offers challenging options for children ages 6 through 18 to engage with the world in relevant, creative ways. Dividing this guide by age group and subject area, Julie Polanco includes fresh ideas that help develop 21st century skills through fun, developmentally-appropriate experiences. In addition, 100 Ways encourages community invo... read more

No cut and paste activities here! 100 Ways to Motivate Kids offers challenging options for children ages 6 through 18 to engage with the world in relevant, creative ways. Dividing this guide by age group and subject area, Julie Polanco includes fresh ideas that help develop 21st century skills through fun, developmentally-appropriate experiences. In addition, 100 Ways encourages community invo... read more

Wise Millennial: A Field Guide to Thriving in Modern Life

Peter Noble Darrow

Who the hell is Peter Darrow? Health and wellness entrepreneur Peter Darrow thought he had life all figured out. A native of the posh and privileged Upper East Side, the young millennial lived large--attending elite schools, throwing lavish birthday parties, and spending summers in the Hamptons. Then one day his seemingly perfect, polished life came crashing down. Over the course of three hell... read more

Who the hell is Peter Darrow? Health and wellness entrepreneur Peter Darrow thought he had life all figured out. A native of the posh and privileged Upper East Side, the young millennial lived large--attending elite schools, throwing lavish birthday parties, and spending summers in the Hamptons. Then one day his seemingly perfect, polished life came crashing down. Over the course of three hell... 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

Passover: The Story of Easter from the Beginning

Nathan Slegers

Passover and Easter are pivotal events in Christianity that have divine connections. In Passover - The Story of Easter from the Beginning you'll be taken on a journey that explores the coherency of God's plan of redemption from creation to the resurrection. In a theologically rich, yet easy to read manner, the Passover and Easter will be traced through some familiar connections such as Abraham... read more

Passover and Easter are pivotal events in Christianity that have divine connections. In Passover - The Story of Easter from the Beginning you'll be taken on a journey that explores the coherency of God's plan of redemption from creation to the resurrection. In a theologically rich, yet easy to read manner, the Passover and Easter will be traced through some familiar connections such as Abraham... 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

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

One New Habit, One Big Goal: Change Your Life in 10 Weeks

Jack Shitama

You don't need more willpower. You need a system to focus the willpower you have until your desired change becomes a habit. Once you do this, your new practice will be automatic. You can apply this process to improve your spiritual and physical health, as well to reach the big goals you have for your life. This short book will show you: • How to reduce the amount of willpower needed to focus y... read more

You don't need more willpower. You need a system to focus the willpower you have until your desired change becomes a habit. Once you do this, your new practice will be automatic. You can apply this process to improve your spiritual and physical health, as well to reach the big goals you have for your life. This short book will show you: • How to reduce the amount of willpower needed to focus y... 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

Walking with Christ: 30 Days with Jesus on the Road to Jerusalem

Andrew Gilmore

Step into the shoes of the disciples as they travel with Jesus in this 30-day devotional book.In just ten minutes a day you'll draw closer to God and have a better understanding of Jesus's central message to his followers.As Christ's ministry was coming to an end, he journeyed to Jerusalem one last time to celebrate Passover before fulfilling his mission at Calvary. Rather than fret about the ... read more

Step into the shoes of the disciples as they travel with Jesus in this 30-day devotional book.In just ten minutes a day you'll draw closer to God and have a better understanding of Jesus's central message to his followers.As Christ's ministry was coming to an end, he journeyed to Jerusalem one last time to celebrate Passover before fulfilling his mission at Calvary. Rather than fret about the ... read more

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

Loved So Much, It Hurts

Rebecca Olmstead

Loved So Much, It Hurts: Purpose in the Pain is the story of Rebecca Olmstead's journey through cancer, miraculous healing, and personal transformation.

Loved So Much, It Hurts: Purpose in the Pain is the story of Rebecca Olmstead's journey through cancer, miraculous healing, and personal transformation.

Jesus in the Secular World: Reaching a Culture in Crisis

Ben Pierce

"The Church is irrelevant to my day-to-day life! It's just a dead, empty tradition of the past." This is the overwhelming consensus among young people today, and it has resulted in an ever-widening cultural divide between the secular youth culture and the Church. Much of what was formerly regarded as the Christian world is leaving its roots behind and is dominated by secularism and relativism.... read more

"The Church is irrelevant to my day-to-day life! It's just a dead, empty tradition of the past." This is the overwhelming consensus among young people today, and it has resulted in an ever-widening cultural divide between the secular youth culture and the Church. Much of what was formerly regarded as the Christian world is leaving its roots behind and is dominated by secularism and relativism.... read more

Wanderlust: How I Learned to Rethink Love and Unlearn Lust.

Stephen Peter Anderson

There is an entire generation whose brains are permanently shaped by lustful desires, where unwanted sexual conditioning governs their intimate behaviours. Sex – not love – is rendering millions unprepared for relationships, marriage, and parenthood in an unmonitored, hypersexual virtual world. But what if freedom from this addiction meant unlearning what you've already learned?For more than t... read more

There is an entire generation whose brains are permanently shaped by lustful desires, where unwanted sexual conditioning governs their intimate behaviours. Sex – not love – is rendering millions unprepared for relationships, marriage, and parenthood in an unmonitored, hypersexual virtual world. But what if freedom from this addiction meant unlearning what you've already learned?For more than t... read more

So You Want to Be a Missionary?: Essential Considerations

Don Mingo

Missionary life is rich with experience and calling. So You Want to Be a Missionary? Essential Considerations is a result of the author’s decades of missionary service in Africa and to missionaries. The book offers essential considerations of every phase of missionary life. From the very first steps towards missionary service to the retiring missionary, heartfelt information unfolds offering e... read more

Missionary life is rich with experience and calling. So You Want to Be a Missionary? Essential Considerations is a result of the author’s decades of missionary service in Africa and to missionaries. The book offers essential considerations of every phase of missionary life. From the very first steps towards missionary service to the retiring missionary, heartfelt information unfolds offering e... 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

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

I'm Not Hitler: A Real Conversation About Entry to Heaven

Mike Lyon

If you think religion is equal to the tooth fairy and Bigfoot, and have been turned off by church, dive into I'm Not Hitler. We all have a death sentence in this life, but do we need to make a decision to play in the next one? I’m Not Hitler explores the mystery and apathy of how a person gets to heaven. In a salty discourse, author Mike Lyon discusses whether a person can be good enough to st... read more

If you think religion is equal to the tooth fairy and Bigfoot, and have been turned off by church, dive into I'm Not Hitler. We all have a death sentence in this life, but do we need to make a decision to play in the next one? I’m Not Hitler explores the mystery and apathy of how a person gets to heaven. In a salty discourse, author Mike Lyon discusses whether a person can be good enough to st... 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

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

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

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Mike Lyon

Trinity is a total pro. Very responsive, always fast replies, excellent communicator, and does not miss anything. Her work is superlative, would happily work with her again, and highly recommend for other authors.

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Mike Lyon, April 2019


Matthew Nathan

Always happy to work with her (lost track of how many collaborations)!

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Matthew Nathan, March 2019


Justine Domagall

I was initially hesitant to spend the money on a professional editor, but I am so glad that I did. Trinity far exceeded my expectations. She did a very thorough job of editing and even had some tips for formatting. She was very professional and always responded quickly to my questions. I feel much more confident about self-publishing after working with her. I would definitely recommend her as a...

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Justine Domagall, March 2019


Jonathan Morrison

Trinity was really great. Her edits were super helpful and even more she was kind, responsive, and timely. I've now worked with Trinity twice and would do so again for sure.

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Jonathan Morrison, February 2019


Peter Darrow

Trinity was excellent to work with on my self-help/memoir! She's incredibly responsive, thorough, and professional! Would HIGHLY recommend! She's A++! And can work with many different genres, whatever you need.

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Peter Darrow, February 2019

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