Trinity McFadden

Trinity McFadden – Editor

Copy editor and proofreader with 18+ years of experience, specializing in self-help, memoir, parenting, religious, and academic books.

Overview

I have more than 18 years of experience as a copy editor and proofreader and have worked professionally in publishing for most of my career. I earned my undergraduate degree in philosophy, English, and journalism, and recently completed my master's in business administration. I specialize in nonfiction, memoir, historical, inspirational, academic, philosophical, and religious manuscripts and am adept at Chicago Manual, Associated Press, and Christian Writer's Manual styles.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Health & Wellbeing Inspirational LGBTQ Non-Fiction Religion & Spirituality Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Languages
English (US)
Awards
  • MPA/MCPA College Newspaper Contest, Division II, Editorial Writing, Third Place (2006)

Work experience

The Bindery

Dec, 2020 — Present

NOTE: The rendering of my editorial services does not indicate or imply that I will represent an author as a literary agent. Please refer to Paragraph (8A-8B) of the AALA Canon of Ethics.

Freelance

Jun, 2007 — Present

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

HarperCollins Christian Publishing

Apr, 2016 — Dec, 2020 (over 4 years)

SpartanNash (a Fortune 400 Company)

Jun, 2015 — Apr, 2016 (10 months)

Baker Publishing Group

Apr, 2012 — May, 2015 (about 3 years)

Baker Publishing Group

Jan, 2008 — Mar, 2012 (about 4 years)

Portfolio

Tired of feeling so out of control around food? Your emptiness is undeniable. Deep down you’ve been craving a new relationship with food. One that doesn’t hurt. One that doesn’t leave you bloated, stuffed, and ashamed. One that doesn’t make you feel guilty abo... read more
What happens when your Christian experience seems superficial?You know you’re meant to love your neighbor as yourself and offer mercy to those who doubt, but everything you’ve seen revolves around judgement or God as an angry sky wizard. How can you learn to e... read more
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How to Divorce a Narcissist and Win

Sarantakis, Marie

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 wi... 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 ... 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, a... 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 pio... read more
Called by Name

Stadick, Anna Shane

When Casey fled her home to move 2,700 miles away at a moment's notice, she thought that she was escaping the trauma of her circumstance. She quickly crafted a new life - new job, new friends, new city, new adventures. What she didn't anticipate was being haun... 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 ... 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 tha... 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... 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 con... 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 Chur... read more
Description Why focus on where it is you are going when you can focus on what it takes to get practically anywhere? Rather than simply summiting the mountain of our dreams, we can get good at what it takes to conquer many dreams. By building our work ethic, we... read more
It has been said that churches are perfectly designed to get the results they are getting. The old church culture has been yielding decline in worship attendance, connections to community, and fit followers for Christ. Jesus said that no one pours new wine int... read more
The Beauty of the In-Between is about learning to fully embrace the space between where you are and where you want to be. It’s about embracing God's process; the ups and downs, zigzags, uncertainties, struggles, detours, seasons of doubt, and the waiting. In t... 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... read more
323 Days

John Harris

Albert Harris was a hometown hero in the small east Texas town of Greenville. He was captain and quarterback of the high school football team and married Mary Alice Norwood, the pretty daughter of the local county judge, in 1945. Trained as an artillery office... read more
For I Am: A Guided Journal for Men

Jackson-McCoy Ph.D., Michelle R

Hypothetically Speaking Out Loud

Jackson-McCoy Ph.D., Michelle R.

Broken Vision

Terall Greene

Broken Vision is a faith-based self-help book. It is for people that have experienced adult struggles as a result of a traumatic experience in their youth. You will receive practical tools to implement on your journey of healing. You will also see how I achiev... 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 th... 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 fr... 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 ou... 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.
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 mi... 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... 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 off... 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 unmo... 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 exp... 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 ... 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 che... 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-pr... 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 Be... 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 philo... read more

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Annalisa U.

Annalisa U.

Mar, 2024

Trinity completed the editing of my chapter efficiently. It was great value for money and am now able to complete my book.
Angela M.

Angela M.

Mar, 2024

Trinity was great to work with and executed work as outlined. Very good and thorough feedback on edits for my manuscript.
Carol H.

Carol H.

Feb, 2024

Thank you for your expertise in proofing and editing "I Hear Your Voice". The results were thorough, timely and comprehensive. It was a pleasure working with you and I hope to have the opportunity again with my next work "I hear Your Voice II". Thank you again. Christmas Carol
Davis M.

Davis M.

Jan, 2024

Trinity is awesome! Super professional, helpful, and good at her job! She did an amazing job with the final edit of my book!
Richard I.

Richard I.

Jan, 2024

Trinity was professional and diligent. We accomplished the project on time. She was a delight to work with and I highly recommend her.

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