Wendy Cornett

Wendy Cornett - Editor

Columbus, OH, USA

Memoir and self-empowerment genre editor with more than 20 years at the keyboard known to obsess over the perfect turn of phrase at 2 a.m.!

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Overview

Editing content is so much more than mechanics and technical accuracy. It's about helping writers share their stories in ways that move and form authentic connections with readers. My clients' voices, intentions, and goals come first -- always. This is your story to tell, and I'm here to help you tell it in the best way possible.

I'm open-minded and sensitive, with a special place in my heart for helping survivors of addiction, abuse, or neglect share their difficult stories.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Health & Wellbeing
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • BS Journalism, Ohio University

Work experience

Independent Writer/Editor/Proofreader

Self-employed
October, 1999 – Present (over 22 years)

Embarking upon an independent career opened doors for me that I never knew existed! For years I had the immense pleasure of profiling runners in the Boston Marathon for a global company, and I'm a jogger today because of that job. I've met a former Olympic athlete and worked for several global companies. But once I started book editing, I found my true home, and it's my favorite place to be.

Special Sections Manager

The Columbus Dispatch
August, 1993 – October, 1999 (about 6 years)

I joined the newspaper's marketing department in 1993 and quickly segued to the special sections department, where I wrote a nonstop stream of feature articles covering a wide range of topics.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

The Window of Grace: Living in Recovery Through Christian Faith

Kimme Carlos

As a motivational speaker, facilitator and nonprofit executive, the author shares her journey from alcoholism, addiction and depression to a life of recovery, peace and purpose. Everything you desire in life - relationship, financial prosperity, good health - is on the other side of God's window of grace. To learn more, get your signed copy today!

As a motivational speaker, facilitator and nonprofit executive, the author shares her journey from alcoholism, addiction and depression to a life of recovery, peace and purpose. Everything you desire in life - relationship, financial prosperity, good health - is on the other side of God's window of grace. To learn more, get your signed copy today!

The Gifted Journey: Five Transformative Steps to Uncovering Your Unique Path

Stephanie Moore

Gallup-certified strengths coach Stephanie Moore brings her proven method for finding—and living—a path of true joy and fulfillment in The Gifted Journey, a five-step approach that helps readers Discover, Discern, Dream, Design, and Do what they were always intended to do.Through introspective, exploratory exercises, these pages help readers reflect (without regret) on their pasts, embrace the... read more

Gallup-certified strengths coach Stephanie Moore brings her proven method for finding—and living—a path of true joy and fulfillment in The Gifted Journey, a five-step approach that helps readers Discover, Discern, Dream, Design, and Do what they were always intended to do.Through introspective, exploratory exercises, these pages help readers reflect (without regret) on their pasts, embrace the... read more

Justice Finds Her Way Home: The Ultimate Challenge Comes Full Circle

Tina Tennyson

Naomi Turner’s perfect world is crumbling. Her best friend is missing. Her pro football player husband is getting text messages from other women. And Naomi finds herself consumed by an unhealthy attraction to another man at work. When her missing friend turns up dead, Naomi is taken back in time to a tragedy that has haunted her since her childhood, and she becomes obsessed with bringing her b... read more

Naomi Turner’s perfect world is crumbling. Her best friend is missing. Her pro football player husband is getting text messages from other women. And Naomi finds herself consumed by an unhealthy attraction to another man at work. When her missing friend turns up dead, Naomi is taken back in time to a tragedy that has haunted her since her childhood, and she becomes obsessed with bringing her b... read more

Fitness Frauds: Exposing the Truth About Drugs, Lies, and Flex Appeal

Bobby Whisnand

The multi-billion-dollar fitness industry is bulging with lies and empty promises, and the unhealthy secrets are about to be revealed. In Fitness Frauds: Exposing the Truth About Drugs, Lies, and Flex Appeal, author Bobby Whisnand pulls no punches as he takes aim at the deception lurking behind virtually every aspect of the very industry responsible for building authentic health and wellness. ... read more

The multi-billion-dollar fitness industry is bulging with lies and empty promises, and the unhealthy secrets are about to be revealed. In Fitness Frauds: Exposing the Truth About Drugs, Lies, and Flex Appeal, author Bobby Whisnand pulls no punches as he takes aim at the deception lurking behind virtually every aspect of the very industry responsible for building authentic health and wellness. ... read more

Three Sisters in a Tin House: How We Survived the Unimaginable and Unthinkable

J.S. Stone

Three Sisters in a Tin House is the chilling story of three little girls - Julie, Kristine, and Carrie - who survived the unimaginable and witnessed the unthinkable. Their mother worked hard to keep clothes on their backs and a roof over their heads, but their abusive, alcoholic father worked even harder at making all their lives miserable. But he wasn't the only negative force that brought te... read more

Three Sisters in a Tin House is the chilling story of three little girls - Julie, Kristine, and Carrie - who survived the unimaginable and witnessed the unthinkable. Their mother worked hard to keep clothes on their backs and a roof over their heads, but their abusive, alcoholic father worked even harder at making all their lives miserable. But he wasn't the only negative force that brought te... read more

Winning Against the Wackos in Your Life: How to Spot Them and Stop Them in Their Tracks

Christina Eckert

According to Christina Eckert, "Some people are natural parasites and others are natural hosts. The challenge facing the hosts is finding the courage to give personal parasites the big heave-ho once and for all." This book shows readers how to give that much-needed boot. From demanding boss to toxic best friend to slacker relatives, says Eckert, it's crucial to meet these miscreants head-on. B... read more

According to Christina Eckert, "Some people are natural parasites and others are natural hosts. The challenge facing the hosts is finding the courage to give personal parasites the big heave-ho once and for all." This book shows readers how to give that much-needed boot. From demanding boss to toxic best friend to slacker relatives, says Eckert, it's crucial to meet these miscreants head-on. B... read more

Monkey on a Turntable: Living on Love and Leftovers in Local Radio

Ken Keller

In the middle of the last century, radio moved toward conglomerate ownership as it was stripped of its network support. With the emergence of television, advertising dollars began fleeing the old medium for the new, and took with them radio's brightest stars: Bob Hope, Red Skelton, Amos ?n Andy and so many more. It was precisely at this point in time that Keller arrived at his first studio wit... read more

In the middle of the last century, radio moved toward conglomerate ownership as it was stripped of its network support. With the emergence of television, advertising dollars began fleeing the old medium for the new, and took with them radio's brightest stars: Bob Hope, Red Skelton, Amos ?n Andy and so many more. It was precisely at this point in time that Keller arrived at his first studio wit... read more

A Girl Called Bitch: A Woman's Journey to Forgiveness

Michelle MacLeod

A Girl Called Bitch is a raw, gripping account of stolen childhood and decades-long journey toward recovery and self-acceptance. From the tender age of three, author Michelle MacLeod was groomed to steal, everything from food and toys to porch packages and household goods. Like a broken compass with no true north, MacLeod’s family relocated more than twenty times before she reached adulthood. ... read more

A Girl Called Bitch is a raw, gripping account of stolen childhood and decades-long journey toward recovery and self-acceptance. From the tender age of three, author Michelle MacLeod was groomed to steal, everything from food and toys to porch packages and household goods. Like a broken compass with no true north, MacLeod’s family relocated more than twenty times before she reached adulthood. ... read more

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