Trinity McFadden

Trinity McFadden - Editor Tick

Grand Rapids, MI, United States

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

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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
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 Trade

HarperCollins Christian Publishing
November, 2018 – Present (about 2 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 (over 11 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 (19 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Loved So Much, It Hurts

Rebecca Olmstead

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

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

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Matthew Nathan

This was my first book and Trinity was so helpful! I wrote a non-fiction book about different bible passages and thier expalnations. For certain explanations I would use present tense, in other explanations I would use past tense. Trinity made sure everything was consistent throughout. I definitely appreciate her help in making sure I put out a good product!

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Matthew Nathan, November 2018


Jack Shitama

Trinity is knowledgable, professional and easy to work with. I'll be working with her again.

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Jack Shitama, October 2018


Suncera Johnson

Trinity finished ahead of schedule and provided rewrite suggestions for a few areas that I already didn't feel were my best. She is very communicative and easy to work with - she sent me a few pages once she got started so that I knew what to expect. I would use her again and highly recommend her services. I am honored to have had my book edited by her!

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Suncera Johnson, August 2018


Ben Pierce

Trinity was very professional and accommodating. She did a great job, and I would highly recommend her!

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Ben Pierce, August 2018


Rebecca Olmstead

Trinity has taken the weight of "getting it right" off my shoulders! She has an amazing eye and I have full confidence in her ability to make my manuscripts sparkle! I'll be sending her my next manuscript!

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Rebecca Olmstead, August 2018

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