Eric Stanford

Eric founded Edit Resource, LLC, in 1998. Before that, he served as a senior editor with David C. Cook Publishing. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Judson University and a master’s degree in theology from Gordon-Conwell Seminary. He’s edited or helped write more than 200 books.

Eric’s service specialties:
Author coaching, collaborative writing, developmental editing, book doctoring

Eric likes to work on:
Christian living books, inspirational advice books, narrative nonfiction, novels

I have come to depend on Eric more than any other freelancer in the past eight years. He brings versatility, thoughtfulness, thoroughness, optimism, a solid understanding of the faith, exceptional writing and editing skills—I could go on. I look to him to partner with me on my most challenging projects. The challenge may relate to content, presentation, time constraints, author relations, or all of the above. Eric is a consummate publishing professional, and I can’t commend him highly enough.”

David Kopp, vice president and executive editor, Convergent Books, Crown Publishing Group

Elisa Stanford

Elisa Stanford joined Edit Resource in 2005. Previously, she was a developmental and acquisitions editor with WaterBrook Press (a division of Random House) and Harold Shaw Publishers. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history at Illinois Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in spiritual formation at Wheaton Graduate School.

Elisa’s service specialties:
Author coaching, collaborative writing, developmental editing, copywriting

Elisa likes to work on:
Books about spirituality, books with a literary flair, women’s books

Elisa Stanford is a genius. She somehow finds a way to crawl into your writing and help you find the gold. She is able to capture an author’s voice, hone what’s already there, and help to think through a structure that flows. I couldn’t more highly recommend her work, and on top of that she is pure delight to work with.”

Sara Hagerty, author of Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet

Elisa Stanford, who is a beautiful writer herself, did a wonderful job wading through my words to help find my story and voice. She is collaborative, fully engaged in the work, and gifted in simplifying, beautifying, and bringing all the pieces together to support a through narrative. My only hesitation in writing an endorsement for Elisa is that she’s so good I don’t want to share her!”

Jena Lee Nardella, author of One Thousand Wells