Helping Leaders Write Better Books

If you’re a busy Christian leader who is passionate about a message but unsure how to turn that into a book, we need to talk.

I am a multi-published author, experienced editor, and ordained minister with over 20 years of pastoral experience. I love nothing more than helping leaders impact a wider audience by turning their raw material into sharp, compelling books that inspire readers to take action.

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In my prior role as editorial director at Wesleyan Publishing House, I was responsible for creating hundreds of products—everything from books on Christian life and leadership to devotionals, Bible studies, commentaries, and church resources. I quickly realized that the success came down to the quality of the writing. If the author hit a home run, I knew we had a winner. If the writer or editors dropped the ball, well … not so much.

Like you, I found myself spending hours searching for just the right person to make each project a success. I hope this page will make it easy for you to get the information you need to make a decision.

Thanks for considering me to help with your book. I’m honored.

Here’s Whats on This Page

This page provides an overview of what I have to offer, along with a taste of what you can expect. You can click on the links below to take you directly to the relevant sections.

►  What You Can Expect
►  What Makes Me Unique
►  How I’ll Make Your Book Better
►  What Others Are Saying
►  Previous Clients
►  The Next Step

What You Can Expect

I am a talented writer, experienced editor, and seasoned pastor. I help successful ministry leaders who want to take their message to a wider audience but lack the time or skill to write well. I transform their raw material into compelling, print-ready manuscripts so they can impact the world with their ideas.

My strengths are creativity, collaboration, professionalism, and timeliness.

I specialize in working with Christian leaders and publishers.

When you invite me to help with your project, whether it’s original writing, manuscript editing, or anything in between, I promise my best professional effort. Here’s what you’ll get from me:

Prompt, professional replies to your phone calls and email messages.
Clear communication on project parameters and expected outcomes.
Professionally prepared manuscripts with superior substance and structure.
Relentless attention to detail resulting in sparkling copy.
On-time delivery of the finished product.
Follow-up communication to ensure your expectations are met.

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What Makes Me Unique

My unique value is that I am a a talented writer, experienced editor, and seasoned pastor. This makes me exceptionally qualified for collaborating with pastors and senior Christian leaders, theological editing, and developing products for the church market.

I have been freelance writing and editing for more than 25 years and have created, edited, or collaborated on hundreds of products. For seven years I was in-house editorial director at Wesleyan Publishing House, where I managed all aspects of content creation. I’ve worked with dozens of writers and freelancers, so I know exactly what you need from outsource help. I received professional training from EEI Communications, one of the premier editorial consulting firms in the country.

I have spent most of my career as a local church pastor, so I understand the Christian market, particularly the church market, in a unique way. I hold an M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and I have done postgraduate study in Christian leadership development at Anderson University, so I’m proficient in theology, Biblical studies, and everything related to ministry.

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How I’ll Make Your Book Better

Every project is a little different, so I tailor my approach to meet each client’s goals. If you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for here, let’s talk. It all begins with a conversation.

Collaborative Writing. I take your raw material—sermons, idea file, unfinished manuscript, partially completed memoir—and turn it into a compelling, inspiring book that conveys your message in your voice. I can finish your book for you. It’ll sound like you and convey your thought, but with greater impact than before.

Substantive Editing. The difference between a good book and a great one is more than just the message. The structure, organization, and tone of a book are what make it stand out from the pack. I can improve the clarity of your voice and the shape of your writing so that it says what you want it to say—and says it well. I can take your book to the next level.

Manuscript Editing. My relentless attention to detail causes me to enjoy working on the nitty-gritty of a manuscript. That means greater attention to line-level detail including manuscript format, editorial style, paragraph and sentence structure, punctuation, and spelling. If you manuscript is in the shape you want it but needs a an editor’s hand to make it sharper, clearer, and correctly presented, this is for you. Let me make your manuscript shine.

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What Others Are Saying

Here is a sample of what other clients have said after working with me. These are just excerpts. The full text is in the sidebar to the right.

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Previous Clients

I have worked successfully with dozens of publishers and private clients. Here is a partial list of the publishers I’ve worked with and author’s I’ve edited or collaborated with.

Christianity Today
Wesleyan Publishing House
Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City
Nazarene Publishing House
Dust Jacket Publishing
WaterBrook & Multnomah
Rose Publishing
Worthy Publishing
Creative Enterprises Studio
Snapdragon Editorial
American Christian Writers
Brecksong
The Wesleyan Hour Radio Broadcast
Veritas Communications Inc.
Wesleyan Life
Holiness Today
Today’s Christian Woman
Focus on the Family
CBN.com
ChristianLeaders.com
Wesleyan.org
James L. Garlow
Stan Toler
Jo Anne Lyon
Steve DeNeff
Keith Drury
Martha Sparks
Kelli B. Trujillo
Norman G. Wilson
Wayne Schmidt
Johnson Lam
Brian Kinsey
Joseph E. Coleson

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Next Step

Thanks again for considering me for your project. You can take the next step by checking my availability. Just click on the orange button below.