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 contractors in publishing.

To see if we can connect you with one of the following service providers, please contact us.

Evelyn Bence

Specialties: developmental and substantive editing for nonfiction and developing compilations of authors' texts.

Evelyn has served as editor of religion books at Doubleday and managing editor of Today's Christian Woman magazine. A seasoned nonfiction editor, she's skilled at clarifying the big picture of a book and, if requested, cleaning up the details too. Through either an editorial memo or a hands-on approach, she aims to enhance, rather than encroach on, an author's message and voice. She has worked with authors Sheila Walsh, Anita Lustrea, Albert Haase OFM, Gary Smalley, Chonda Pierce, Neal Lozano, Charles Colson, and Valerie Bell, among others.




Jeff Gerke

Specialties: fiction and nonfiction writing, author coaching, and developmental and substantive editing for fiction and nonfiction. 

Jeff has been in the Christian publishing industry since 1994, when he received a contract to write his first novels. He became a professional editor in 1999, and he has been a writer and an editor ever since, both with publishing houses and as an independent contractor. He ran his own publishing house from 2008 to 2013, is a seminary graduate (M.Div.), is the author of six novels and seven nonfiction books, and has published several articles about writing with Writers Digest. He now offers his wealth of knowledge to publishers and individual clients alike. 


Erin Healy

Specialties: author coaching and fiction developmental and line editing.

Erin has 25 years of experience as a developmental editor of fiction and nonfiction manuscripts. She is the author of 10 novels published by Thomas Nelson and has edited books for Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Hachette Book Group, Simon & Schuster, and other publishers. She has worked with authors such as Jane Kirkpatrick, William Paul Young, Ted Dekker, Tosca Lee, Colleen Coble, Kristen Heitzman, and James Scott Bell. She was named Fiction Editor of the Year by the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association.


Marianne Hering

Specialties: collaborative writing and developmental editing for nonfiction books, including biography, marriage, parenting, and women’s books.

Marianne Hering has almost three decades of editing and writing experience in the evangelical community. As a staff and freelance writer, she’s reached a wide range of audiences—pastors, teachers, families, parents, children, tweens, and teens—with the life-changing message of God’s grace. She has developed several best-selling book campaigns as well as been part of launching five magazines. She resonates especially with moms who are “all in,” women seeking to improve their health, and writers who want to take steps toward becoming professional. Known for her attention to detail, she not only goes the extra mile but will endure a marathon to make sure a project is done to perfection.


Amy Boucher Pye

Specialties: author coaching, collaborative writing, developmental editing, copywriting, and translating between American and British

Amy began her editorial career working with author Os Guinness and helping to set up Hourglass Books, an imprint of Baker Book House. After marrying her English husband and moving to the UK, she served as a senior commissioning editor with religious books at HarperCollins UK and then as the UK senior acquisitions editor with Zondervan. She has enjoyed working with authors such as Adrian Plass, Jeff Lucas, and Michele Guinness.

Amy has been an independent contractor since 2005. In that role, she has served as a trustee of Inter-Varsity Press UK, as a publishing consultant with Bible Society, and as a freelancer publisher with Authentic Media. She is the author of two books and regularly writes devotions for Our Daily Bread. She loves vision-casting with authors and publishers but is equally happy getting deeply immersed in a manuscript.



Julee Schwarzburg

Specialties: substantive editing, line editing, and copy editing for adult and teen fiction.

Julee Schwarzburg has worked in Christian publishing for nearly 30 years through in-house positions with Tyndale House, Multnomah Publishers, and WaterBrook Multnomah. She has been a freelancer since 2008. She’s received the Golden Scrolls Fiction Editor of the Year Award twice from Advanced Writers and Speakers Association as well as the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Editor of the Year Award.

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.


Margot Starbuck  

Specialties: collaborative writing, developmental and substantive editing, and writing derivative materials, such as participants’ guides and devotional resources.

Margot is the author of six books, including The Girl in the Orange Dress, and a collaborator on many others. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Westmont College and an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. As an editor and writer, Margot has a reputation for excellence and a commitment to swift delivery. She has worked with numerous publishers as well as with authors such as James Merritt, Chrystal Evans Hurst, and Lisa Sharon Harper. Margot has a particular passion for the overlooked in society and lives in a neighborhood built around friends who have disabilities.


Thomas Womack

Specialties: author coaching, collaborative writing, and developmental and substantive editing. He especially enjoys books that are intellectually serious about the Bible, theology, and the living reality of Christ in daily life as well as memoirs and business and leadership books.

Thomas has been editing books full time for nearly four decades, concentrating on the categories of Christian living, popular theology, ministry, Bible study, devotionals, marriage and family, leadership, business, memoirs, fiction, and children’s 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.