In addition to serving publishers and writers directly, Edit Resource serves as a vendor for independent contractors. In this capacity, we connect publishers and projects with writers and editors. We’re proud to work with some of the most highly respected independent writers and editors in publishing.
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Specialties: developmental and substantive editing, line editing, copyediting, and proofreading for nonfiction and fiction.
Specialties: nonfiction manuscript development, macro editing, author coaching, curriculum writing, new product idea generation, and project management.
Specialties: copyediting and proofreading for fiction and nonfiction, copywriting, digital marketing.
Since 2015 she has gained experience as a copywriter and digital content marketer for publishing houses such as 1517 Media and for universities and marketing firms as well as a number of pop culture personalities and bloggers. This work has included setting up and facilitating book launch teams and improving the SEO of blogs and websites.
Her areas of expertise include Christian fiction and nonfiction, travelogues, memoirs, self-help books, young adult fantasy fiction, and literary fiction.
Specialties: developmental/substantive editing for fiction and nonfiction, line editing, author coaching, copywriting, derivative creation.
Specialties: nonfiction collaboration, Christian living, and memoir.
Marcus is the recipient of a Christy Award for writing excellence, an Editor’s Choice distinction from the Historical Novel Society, and a Christopher Award for literature that “affirms the highest value of the human spirit.”
Specialties: developmental/substantive editing of fiction and narrative nonfiction, author coaching, proposal writing, manuscript evaluation.
Sue’s award-winning and bestselling author portfolio includes Karen Kingsbury, Terri Blackstock, Amy Clipston, Robin Lee Hatcher, Bodie and Brock Thoene, Tim LaHaye, Camy Tang, and Brandilyn Collins. She has received ACFW’s Editor of the Year and AWSA’s Golden Scroll Fiction Editor of the Year awards. Now an independent editor, Sue is proficient at the big-picture skills of developmental/substantive editing for fiction and narrative nonfiction. In addition, she enjoys author coaching/brainstorming, manuscript review, contest and pitch critique, and proposal writing for all genres. With her extensive marketing and editorial background, Sue enjoys coming alongside authors to provide encouragement, critique, and constructive review of all materials presented for agents and publishers.
Specialty: celebrity memoir collaboration.
Notable books: Michelle has partnered with gymnastics legend Simone Biles, R&B singer Toni Braxton, Orange Is the New Black actress Diane Guerrero, ABC News correspondent and former Dallas police chief David Brown, Fixer Upper carpenter Clint Harp, and Michelle Knight, the first Cleveland girl brutalized by Ariel Castro.
Michelle holds a master’s degree in educational psychology from Harvard University. She has also studied at Oxford University, The Sorbonne, and The Radcliffe Publishing Course.
Specialties: developmental, substantive, and line editing for fiction and narrative nonfiction; original writing; collaborative writing
As a freelance writer and editor for nearly 20 years, Julie has provided content for numerous companies as well as edited books for publishers and authors. A fan of upmarket fiction and creative nonfiction, she enjoys helping shape inspiring stories that celebrate the resiliency of the human spirit.
Specialties: developmental, substantive, and line editing for fiction and nonfiction; editing and development of children’s and YA books; Irish content.
Books Jamie has edited have become New York Times best sellers and Christy and Carol award winners. The Advanced Writers and Speakers Association named her 2016 Fiction Editor of the Year.
Specialties: project development, author coaching, and sales and marketing consulting.
In his time as a business consultant he has offered authors, editors, and publishers sage advice and critical direction that have enabled many books to reach their full potential in the marketplace. He has skills not only in editing but also in sales, media relations, and creative writing.
Specialties: developmental and substantive editing for young adult and children’s books.
Specialties: copyediting both fiction and nonfiction, copywriting, and collaborative writing (with a focus on group curriculum).
Specialties: results-based coaching in writing, publishing, platform building, and social media.
As a literary agent, Rachelle has negotiated 200+ contracts with publishers and has worked with more than 100 authors to bring their books to publication. She coaches writers through their journey, including conceptualizing and writing books, building platforms, leveraging social media, and navigating all aspects of the publishing business. She is happy to offer coaching to writers who don’t currently have an agent.
Specialties: substantive editing, line editing, copyediting, proofreading, and writing study guides, training materials, and back cover copy.
She has worked with various authors and brands, including Dave Ramsey, Chris Hogan, Rachel Cruze, Christy Wright, Big Idea’s VeggieTales, and the Read and Share Bible curriculum.
Specialties: nonfiction book collaborative writing, manuscript repair (substantive editing and rewrites), and new book development.
An accomplished writer, collaborator, and substantive editor, Allen has worked on ten national bestsellers and has published more than one thousand articles, workbook studies, and devotional pieces since 2000.
Specialties: author coaching and fiction developmental and line editing.
Specialties: author coaching, developmental and line editing for nonfiction books, manuscript review and critique.
Liz began her career more than 30 years ago as an in-house editor at Multnomah Press. She became an independent contractor in 1992, specializing in books on spirituality, Christian living, marriage and family, counseling, and women’s issues. The main focus of Liz’s editorial coaching is to empower authors—helping them express their unique ideas in their own voices.
Liz is a founding member of the Academy of Christian Editors.
Meredith Sloan Hinds
Specialties: developmental editing, macro editing, content development, draft polishing.
Meredith not only enjoys reading and writing narrative but also believes nonfiction writers can be helped to write this way so that nonfiction can become as popular a read as books in our fiction categories. Her teaching and her editing make use of narrative devices such as plot, character, scene, and story. Most of all, Meredith wants her authors to discover their own voices before a writing project is finished.
Specialties: Copywriting, copyediting, manuscript critique, substantive editing.
Specialties: developmental/substantive editing, line editing, jacket copy, and manuscript/proposal viability review.
Specialties: writing devotionals, participant books, and leader’s guides; macro/developmental and substantive editing of nonfiction books; copyediting.
Specialties: developmental and substantive/macro edits, collaborative writing, author coaching, and copywriting.
Specialties: author coaching, collaborative writing and developmental editing for nonfiction books, and manuscript review and critique.
Specialties: Collaborative writing, developmental/substantive editing for fiction and nonfiction, book doctoring, and curriculum writing.
Sam has also authored and coauthored several books of his own, working with publishers including InterVarsity Press, Bethany House, and Readers Digest. And Sam has served as a collaborative writer and curriculum developer for a diverse range of authors from Matt Chandler to David Platt to Tony Evans.
Both as a writer and an editor, Sam has a passion for clarity and for helping to make complex ideas (and interesting stories) approachable for everyday readers.
Specialties: macro/substantive editing, line editing, manuscript review, and proposal coaching.
Specialties: developmental editing, line editing, and copyediting for fiction and nonfiction, author coaching, children’s writing, devotional writing, and copywriting
Specialties: substantive editing, line editing, and copy editing for adult and teen fiction.
Julee is proficient at the big-picture assessment of substantive/macro editing and the particulars of line editing and copyediting. She comes alongside a novelist to walk the tightrope of encouragement and challenge, to both honor where that author is and push him or her to a higher level of craftsmanship.
Several novels Julee has edited have become CBA bestsellers and have won Christy and Carol awards. She has had the privilege of working with such talented storytellers as Melody Carlson, Amy Clipston, Colleen Coble, Robin Jones Gunn, Dee Henderson, Ronie Kendig, James Rubart, Kim Vogel Sawyer, and Mary Weber.
Specialties: book development, author coaching, macro and content editing, collaborative writing.
Using editorial experience and creativity, John guides authors through book organization for proposals and final writings. His personal coaching techniques include book mapping, blueprinting, and a rigorous look at the undercarriage of a book manuscript. He gives authors the basics of book development, then uses back-paneling, or reverse storyboarding, to shape the theme of their narrative. And John believes that discovering the author’s voice is key to the writing plan.
Specialties: collaborative writing, developmental and substantive editing, and writing derivative materials, such as participants’ guides and devotional resources.
Specialties: Developmental editing on projects for kids, teens, and adults; collaborative writing.
Specialties: author coaching, collaborative writing, and developmental and substantive editing, especially involving books that are intellectually serious about the Bible, theology, and the living reality of Christ as well as memoirs and business and leadership books.
He has held senior editing positions over the years with NavPress, Multnomah, and WaterBrook Press. Since 2008, he has served as a freelance editor working for several publishers as well as churches and individual authors. He has been privileged to work with noted authors, including Jerry Bridges, J. I. Packer, Randy Alcorn, C. J. Mahaney, Ruth Myers, Henry Blackaby, Thelma Wells, Andy Stanley, John Maxwell, David Jeremiah, Kay Arthur, Joshua Harris, Ken Blanchard, Larry Crabb, and numerous others.
Thomas is also the author of 20 children’s books and a three-time winner of the Christian Book Award (formerly the Gold Medallion Award) from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.
Specialties: macro and substantive editing, manuscript review and critique, specialty project development, copywriting, and catalog copy and back ad writing.