I’ve been a freelance editor for more than 50 years, including law reviews, candidates’ advanced degrees and faculty research (both in various universities), and fiction. I edit for all levels as specified by publishers: developmental, line editing, copy editing, and proofreading.


  • Graduate, Blanton’s Business College, concentration in English.
  • Graduate, The Writers Institute, both fiction and nonfiction.
  • Romance Writers of America, taped workshops
  • National, regional, and local workshops and continuing classes
  • Taught Critiquing Essentials to writers’ groups and public registrants
  • Taught Basic Self-Editing to writers’ groups and public registrants
  • Adviser to Scribbler, a monthly memoir magazine.
  • Edited and produced Highlights, a monthly chronicle of local events

Partial List of Works I’ve Edited,
Indicating Genre Variety

Lee Smith (Appalachian Fiction)
(All Award Winners)
Black Mountain Breakdown
Oral History
Family Linen
The Devil’s Dream
Saving Grace

Eugene B. Alston
Hammer Spade Series, 10 volumes (Thrillers)
Kingdom of America, 2nd edition (Fantasy)
The Deal of a Lifetime (Romantic Comedy)
The Last Voyage of the Dan D. (Children)
Time Traveler (2011 to 1864) (Speculative Fiction)

Jerry Eicher, When Hearts Break (Amish Fiction) (Selah Winner)
Andy DeWitt, Gates of Hell (Mystery Suspense) (Selah Finalist)
Kim Teague, Deadly Pretense (Mystery Suspense) (Selah Finalist)
Henry McLaughlin, Emily’s Trial
(Historical Fiction) (Selah Finalist)
Ariana Mangum, A Shenandoah Promise, (Historical Fiction)
Cathy McIlvoy, LaDelle & Jubilant
(Women’s Fiction)
Elizabeth Silance Ballard, Three Rivers to Cross (Women’s Fiction)
Ronda Simpson, To Steal Maggie’s Heart
(Christian Romance)
Lorrie Domin, His Family Assignment (YA)
(Award Winner)
Lorrie Domin, Anemones (YA) (Award Winner)

Biblical Fiction

Philip R. Pride, Mary’s Vision
Kristena Mears, Under Penalty of Death
Lane Jordan Burday, Evangeline
Wayne DesLattes, The Gathering


Joan C. Benson, His Gift (Award Winner)
Joseph & Katherine Comerford, God’s Choice
Joanna Glass, Jesus Steps In (Award Winner)
Sylvia Browning, Taken In
Charles Reed, A Full Life
Judge Craig B. Brown, Blind Justice
Opal M. Snyder, From Opal to Her Children
Janet Paige Smith, God, Mt. Fuji, and Sweet Tea
Betty Nance Smith, You Don’t Look Seedy Enough
to be a Folk Singer
Lucy Rodgers Watkins, Taking Leave (Poetry)

General Nonfiction

Sheri Schofield, God Where Are You?
(Selah Finalist)


Whitney Hopler, Wake Up to Wonder
Dr. Tamara Johnson, Whole, Holy, & Healthy Living
Sonja T. Sloan, Dominate Your World Every Day Through Prayer
Sabreen A Mutawally, The Role of Social Capital on the Academic Achievement of A Male African American High School Student (Dissertation)
Airreia Pierce, The Pierce Mask Project
Miriam A. Osinboyejo, Love Lifted Me
Joseph Geiger, Transition (An Overview of History from a Christian Perspective)
Lolita G. Brockington, The Leverage of Labor
Lolita G. Brockington, Blacks, Indians and Spaniards in the East Andes
Eugene B. Alston, The Christian Experience:
A 21st Century Lay-Christian Examines His Faith
Paul Engel, A Study of the Constitution
Doctoral Dissertations, Post-Docs, Textbooks, Professional Journals,
Multiple Universities, 30 years

Bible Studies

Sherry Carter, Storms of Life (Award Winner)
Nancy Parker Brummett, Hope of Glory
Volumes One and Two
Doris Swift, Surrender the Joy Stealers
(Selah Finalist)
Cindy Carraway Williams, Praying Proverbs
Over My Teenager
(Selah Winner)
Sharon Wilharm, Women of Prayer
Southern Christian Writers Conference
Notable Book Awards (Finalist)
Jean S. Barnes & Jessica Wrasman, The Wise Woman Within

Short Story Compilations
Lee Smith, News of the Spirit
Lee Smith, Me and My Baby View the Eclipse
E. B. Alston, The Emerald Necklace
E. B. Alston, Telling It Like It Was
Joseph Pantatello, Robertson’s Attic
Laura Wiggin, Christmas Fireside Collection


Challenges on the Home Front, WWII, 2nd Edition
Lest the Colors Fade
A Beautiful Life and Other Stories

I continue editing for Elk Lake Publishers and Iron Stream Media, and for freelance clients in fiction and nonfiction, Christian and general markets. I look forward to working with you on your next project.