Your success is my reward!
Istarted my career in editing and writing unexpectedly after attending my first writer’s conference in 2012. I met Kathy Ide, the founder of The Christian PEN (a network of Christian editors), and she convinced me to consider editing as a way to work on my writing and to help other authors. After working with a couple of authors at various stages of their writing process, I decided this was a career suited for me. I fell in love with the process, and well, I’m hooked! It really does make my heart sing. Weird, I know…
Now, after working with many authors, non-profits, and business professionals, I see how good writers and good editing makes a difference. I do consider it an honor to help make the ideas of these amazing, passionate people come alive on paper for their readers. I walk side-by-side with them to challenge and push them further to take their book or project to the next level. And I encourage and cheer them on every step of the way. I also mentor new authors to help them get their projects to the point where they need an editor. And once the work is done, I can help them get it ready for submission to publishers or agents. My master’s degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from Western Seminary allows me to assist the Christian author and pastors with a higher level of biblical expertise and insight.
I’m here to help you.
Every editor has a specialty and type of project they like to work on. I specialize in developmental, substantive/content, and line editing, having successfully passed the rigorous editing tests offered by The Christian PEN and those of Lexham Press. As a Gold Member of the Christian Editor’s Network, I have been vetted by other professional editors and approved for service. I offer a well-rounded experience in these areas:
- Non-fiction manuscripts
- Fiction manuscripts
- Book proposals
- Author collaboration
- Website & blog copy
- Marketing materials & collateral
- Fact checking & research
I am the general editor for PTLB Publishing, a full-service, royalty publisher based in Northern California. We partner with Christian authors and discipleship thought leaders to propel their messages of wisdom, insight, and instruction out to the world. We work side-by-side with each author through the entire publishing process, from writing and editing assistance, to book formatting, cover design, book printing and distribution in digital and print formats, and marketing/promotion assistance. We’re here to help you fulfill the journey God has for you. To inquire about joining our team of thought leaders, send an email to email@example.com to my attention.
I am a writer myself.
I also love to write and I’ve authored a Bible study on marriage, workshop material about marriage and finding balance, and have collaborated on numerous writing projects for clients like Gil Stieglitz of Principles to Live By, Bamboo Creative (Thrive), J.D. Daley, and Jenny Williamson. In my advertising days, I wrote press releases and marketing plans for our clients, as well as training manuals and business materials for non-profits. I am a blogger as well, for Life Is Relationships (PTLB) and Truth Bites, my personal blog that provides a little insight, a new perspective, and some clarity on many issues women face today. For more, visit www.ptlb.com and www.jenniferedwards.net!
Happy clients matter to me.
My clients are happy and that’s all that matters. Just ask them! I’ll be happy to provide their email addresses so you can talk to them about how I have added value to their work.
- Gil Stieglitz, Principles to Live By
- Jenny Williamson, Courage Worldwide, Jenny Williamson.com
- Joel Wilcox, Lexham Press/Faithlife
- Karen Pickrell
- Ron Barringer Jr.
- Genny Heikka, formerly with Bamboo Creative
- Linne Garrett, 829 Design, formerly with Flint Builders
- J.D. Daley, Author of The Cobbler’s Gift and The Red Dress Testimony (developing)
- Michael Dye, The Genesis Process for Change
In a nutshell…
I’m experienced, professional, trustworthy, reliable, and affordable. I work within various ranges of timeframes and budgets. My ability to look beyond just the words on the page makes me a good choice for your editing and writing needs.