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In this post, we’ve selected and featured 10 top book editors in Louisville. Continue reading to learn about them and the services they offer.
1. Cayce Berryman
Cayce Berryman is a professional freelance editor situated in Louisville, Kentucky. With professional credentials in copywriting from AWAI, she is able to deliver editing services including developmental editing, copy editing, editorial assessment and query letter review for books written in American English.
Cayce Berryman can edit books in fiction and non-fiction. She’s completed editing for young adult novels, children’s fiction, and action fiction, as well as non-fiction books like biographies, non-fiction and inspirational books. She has been a self-employed editor since 2014. Take a look at some of the books she has edited before, including “Daughter of the Drackan” by Kathrin L. Hutson, “Courageous and Strong: A Survivor’s Story of Hope and Healing” by Donna G. Robinson, and “Lucifer’s Hounds” by Erika Blount.
Contact Cayce Berryman to learn more.
2. Lynn Carnefix
Situated in Louisville, Kentucky, Lynn Carnefix is a professional freelance book editor. A former educator who taught writing professionally, Lynn Carnefix brings her experience as a national board-certified teacher to her current work as a book editor. She can do developmental editing, copy editing and proofreading for writers of women’s fiction, literary fiction and Christian fiction, as well as non-fiction biographies and books on parenting.
Lynn Carnefix has been a freelancing book editor since 2015. After a career teaching writing to high school and college students, she began a second career of editing and producing audiobooks. Some of her past works include “The ‘Butterfly Disease’: Spiritual and Emotional Causes of Cancer” by Asta Saulis and “Commoner the Vagabond” by Robin Ray.
Reach out to Lynn Carnefix today.
3. Mary Kate Lindsey
Mary Kate Lindsey is an experienced book editor located in Louisville, Kentucky. She brings two years of experience working as the creative director and media specialist at the University of Louisville, where she was responsible for editing and proofreading essays, articles and book drafts.
For over 14 years, Mary Kate Lindsey has been freelancing as a book editor, working with organizations like universities, museums, NPOs and businesses. She can edit both fiction and non-fiction books, including non-fiction history books and fiction novels. She has completed numerous edits, including “America’s Forgotten Founders” by Dr. Gary L. Gregg II and Mark David Hall.
Speak to Mary Kate Lindsey for more information.
4. Tracy Powell
Working out of Louisville, Kentucky, Tracy Powell is a professional book editor and writer. He’s able to edit books in British and American English, including non-fiction books on business, design, education, engineering and history, as well as Christian non-fiction and biographies.
Tracy Powell has been a self-employed book editor and writer for over 18 years. He’s able to deliver professional-level developmental editing, copy editing, editorial assessment, proofreading and query letter reviews. He’s edited books like “AFAS: A Celebration of Automotive Art” by Gerry Durnell, “Cadillac at 100 Legacy of Leadership” by Maurice D. Hendry, and “American Auto Legends: Classics of Style and Design” by Michael Furman and Tracy Powell.
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5. Blake Reichenbach
Recipient of the Elizabeth Norton-Hagan Award for Excellence in English, Blake Reichenbach is a professional book editor and writer. He works out of his home in Louisville, Kentucky, where he also works as a content tools specialist on HubSpot Inc. He has been a freelance book editor, writer and content marketer since 2015.
Blake Reichenbach is able to deliver developmental editing, copy editing, editorial assessment, proofreading and query letter review for books in American English. He focuses on non-fiction books on health, fashion, new age, LGBTQ non-fiction and business. For an idea of his level of writing proficiency, look at his book “The Inky Margins Guide to Content: Getting Started with Content Marketing”.
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6. Ivan Mesa
Ivan Mesa is a professional book editor located in Louisville, Kentucky, in the United States. In addition to his many years of experience working as a freelance editor at his business Mesa Editorial, which he founded in 2010, Ivan Mesa is also the books editor at The Gospel Coalition, a post that he’s held for eight years.
Ivan Mesa’s editing expertise extends to developmental editing, copy editing, editorial assessment and proofreading. He’s worked on the classics, as well as Christian non-fiction, inspirational non-fiction, books on writing and self-help books. Check out some of his edits like “Evangelism as Exiles: Life on Mission as Strangers in our Own Land” by Elliot Clark, “The Whole Message of the Bible in 16 Words” by Chris Bruno, and “The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership That Matters” by Albert Mohler.
Find out what else Ivan Mesa can do for you.
7. Debbie Kuhn
Situated in Louisville, Kentucky, Debbie Kuhn provides writers with editorial services like copyediting, editorial assessment and proofreading. In addition to her editing, Debbie Kuhn is also a freelance writer herself, allowing her to bring her own experiences as a writer to relate with her clients.
Debbie can edit non-fiction biographies, and fiction novels in genres like fantasy, horror, romance, science fiction, short stories, and urban fantasy. Her professional experience includes over 7 years working as a freelance editor, as well as editing positions at Blackwyrm Publishing and Doorways Magazine. Books that Debbie Kuhn has edited include “Perfume Girl” by Vanessa Fewings, “Descending Lines” by L. Andrew Cooper and “Tell City: Novel” by Kaylin R. Boyd.
Look into Debbie Kuhn’s editing!
8. Alyssa Sego
Alyssa Sego is a professional freelance book editor located in Louisville, Kentucky, in the USA. Currently, she works as a literature management services specialist at Merrick Printing and is also able to provide freelance editing services, such as developmental editing, editorial assessment and proofreading.
Alyssa Sego’s previous professional experience includes a position at Niche Pressworks, where she worked as a proofreader and editor. She currently edits fiction such as the classics and fantasy novels, written in American English. See her editing at work in books like “Charleston Green” and “Haint Blue” by Stephanie Alexander, and “One: How Male Allies Support Women for Gender Equality” by Julie Kratz.
Check out what else Alyssa Sego can do for you.
9. Kayla Davenport
Louisville, Kentucky is home to Kayla Davenport, a self-employed book editor. Her academic accreditations include an undergraduate degree in business marketing, as well as a certificate in book coaching. She has worked as a professional freelance editor for over 5 years, since 2017.
Kayla Davenport’s professional editing services include query letter review, proofreading, editorial assessment and copy editing. She can work on young adult novels, romance, fantasy, dystopian novels and contemporary fiction, among others. Clients can see her editing work in titles like “Blues Skies” by T.L. Martin, “I Remember You” by Cordelia Ripley, et al, and “Jilted” by Deborah Brown.
For more information about Kayla Davenport, see her Reedsy profile!
10. Beth Gilstrap
Beth Gilstrap is a professional independent book editor who resides and works in Louisville, Kentucky. She won the 2019 Red Hen Women’s Prose Prize for her own writing and has an MFA in fiction. Beth Gilstrap has been an independent book editor and author since 2012.
Her editing services include developmental editing, copy editing and editorial assessment for fiction like anthologies, contemporary fiction, women’s fiction and short stories. Look at some of her own writing for an idea of her style, including “I am Barbarella: Stories”, and entries of her work in “Bath Short Story Award Anthology 2019” and “Best Microfiction 2020”.
Turn to Beth Gilstrap for your next book!