Coaching and editing services

I specialize in structural analysis for fiction. If your story doesn’t quite work for your beta readers, I should be able to help you figure out what to do. I believe my calling is to help others get published.To that end, a friend and I started a small press, Castle Gate Press. It’s a traditional […]

Editing, Book Layout, Ebook Creation Services

I’m a writer, and I’m also a writing coach. Need a practiced eye to analyze or edit your story? I co-edited a book that won the Selah Award for Speculative Fiction in 2017, Cruel Messenger by Timothy W. Ayers. The same book also was a finalist for the Christian Editor Connection’s Excellence in Editing Award […]

The editorial process for writers

I was reading a blog post by Steve Laube, a literary agent well known in ACFW circles. He was describing the editorial process, which proceeds in several stages. First, your editor gives you a big-picture edit, also known as a developmental edit or a substantive edit. This addresses plot and other large issues.