If you’re looking for a list of spiritual book editors to help you find someone to edit your book, the following compilation is specifically for you.
The founder of the Oregon Editor, Jessica Bryan specializes in a wide range of domains – she is able to provide editing for metaphysical, spiritual, self-help, health, and medical books, and she has a separate section available for memoirs. As she has a rich experience in the field, she can provide advice at any stage of the process. Besides editing, she also creates marketing materials (book descriptions, back covers, and others).
In terms of services, Jessica is a professional when it comes to proofreading and basic copy-editing ($30/hour), complex copy-editing with content editing ($35/hour), extensive content editing, rewriting, and reorganization ($40 / hour), medical and technical editing ($40/hour), and consulting ($40/hour). If you need more information regarding her services, you can find it here. A complete list of the books she edited is also available on her website.
Once you make a decision, you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 541-708-0729.
Vanessa Vlahakis has a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Washington, and an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling, with a Holistic Focus, from Lesley University. She also earned a certificate in publishing from NYU. Besides her experience as an editor, she is a psychic medium, channel, clinical mental health counselor, shamanic healer, and a Reiki Master Teacher.
Thus, her journey with spirituality started a long time ago, and she is now able to use that information to drastically improve any book she edits. Vanessa provides a wide range of services, as she has worked as a copy-editor, freelance editor, writing coach, literacy coordinator, and academic tutor. Her most recent edited work is “Psychotherapeutic Reiki: Revised and Expanded”, by Richard Curtin.
If you feel like she is an appropriate choice for your book, you can contact her here.
A US-based editor, Rivvy Neshama is also a writer and community organizer, with a B.A. in Philosophy from Bryn Mawr College and multiple Master’s Degrees, in education (Bank Street College), social work (Hunter College), and comparative literature (UC Berkeley). Her passions are Native traditions, Sufis and shamans, as well as Eastern and Western religions. She has an experience of more than 25 years in editing, proofreading, and re-writing, and she also wrote for VeloNews, the Nutrition Business Journal, and other magazines.
She is the author of “Nat Turner and the Virginia Slave Revolt” and of “Recipes for a Sacred Life: True Stories and a Few Miracles”, and she has also published short stories, articles, and op-eds in several magazines.
Although Rivvy does not provide additional information regarding her editing services and fees, you can contact her here, if you’re interested in a collaboration.
With an editing background that includes writing synopses and critiques for the film industry, working as a professional jacket copywriter and as a literary agent, Rosemary Sneeringer manifests her love for writing through the bonds she creates with her clients. She is specialized in memoirs, spiritual memoirs, business books, as well as in self-help and alternative health books. You can find additional information regarding her clients here.
When it comes to her services, the field in which she has the most experience is that of developmental editing. However, she provides many other services as well, among which copy-editing can be named. In order to find what is necessary for your manuscript, you have to send it to her first. Regardless, she uses her ghostwriting skills whenever they are needed.
Uberwriters is a team of professional Christian editors, writers, and ghostwriters. As they only work on Christian material, authors of spiritual books that are religion-oriented find it as an optimal choice in the US. Their range of services is rather wide, so they can help you during every step of the process, whether you need publishing advice or you want to build your social media presence.
They do not describe any particular editing services on their website, as every project has different needs. Since their team can help you with anything, you can send your work for assessment, and they will let you know what is necessary. The tone is not something you should take into consideration, as they accept approaches that are formal, academic, casual, professional, as well as many others.
If you decide to reach them, their contact information is available here.
The founder of Your Book Angel, Keidi Keating is able to provide, along with her team, many services that are necessary in order to have a successful book – besides editing, she offers publishing solutions, coaching and consulting services, as well as marketing packages. As she is also an author, she is accustomed to the industry, so she can help you find the most efficient and effective ways to improve your work.
Your Book Angel provides comprehensive editing services, book critiques, advice regarding book proposals, and others. Besides working on self-help and spiritual books, they also accept manuscripts that fit the standards of memoirs, mystery, fantasy, crime/detective, science fiction, poetry, romance, and more genres which are listed here.
If you are interested in a collaboration, the contact details are displayed on their website.
Scott Philip Stewart, the founder of Christian Book Editor, holds degrees in counseling psychology, religion, family science, and human development. He also founded CarePoint Publishing, Inc. and Silas Interactive Multimedia, LLC, and spends most of his time writing and editing. When it comes to the latter, he has experience in editing books, research papers, monographs, as well as in training curricula.
In terms of services, he can provide basic editing, which includes copy-editing ($3.50+ per page, with 0.014 per word), comprehensive editing, which includes substantive editing (costs start at $5/page and 0.02/word), proofreading ($2/page), extensive rewriting (starting at $10/page), and ghostwriting. If you’re trying to obtain an approximation, you can do that here.
If you’re looking for an editor experienced in spirituality, you can reach Scott by using the contact information available online.
An experienced writer and editor, Emily Anderson has published her works in several magazines and newspapers, among which The Guardian and Kindred Spirit Magazine can be named. She has also gained experience as a journalist, being accustomed to the media industry for over 20 years now. As a freelancer, she is mostly interested in esoteric and spiritual topics, which include meditation, psychology, and alternative health. However, she is open to working on any type of project, because her focus is the quality of the manuscript, and not the genre.
She does not specify particular editing services, as she can improve anything, from grammar and punctuation to key ideas. If you want to find out more about her editing experience, or if you have already decided that you want to reach her in order to collaborate, you can access this page.
9. Jane Hammett
A freelancer since 1998, Jane Hammett is experienced in copy-editing and proofreading. She is now an Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders – before achieving this, she earned an M.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of St. Andrews, and she did an MLitt in Scottish Literature.
In terms of non-fiction, she works with biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, self-help books, and psychotherapy, while in terms of fiction, she accepts short stories/novellas, romance, women’s fiction, erotica, crime/detective, and others. However, Jane is open to working on many more topics, which you can find here.
She can provide copy-editing, proofreading, website proofreading, as well as the Anglicization of texts. If you would like to collaborate with her, you can reach her by using the contact information displayed online.
10. Tahlia Newland
The author of 10 books, Tahlia Newland is specialized in Tibetan Buddhist studies and meditation. She is an Australia-based editor with a passion for creative expression – this is rooted in her experiences as a dancer, creative arts teacher, and visual theatre performer, which also determined her to help other writers accomplish their dreams by improving their works.
In terms of genres, Tahlia generally works on fiction and memoir manuscripts – however, she prefers metaphysical fiction and books which have a spiritual aspect. Regardless of the genre, though, the services she provides are the same, respectively developmental editing, line and copy-editing, and proofreading. Although she does not have exact fees, she does offer a few details about her prices on the website.
If you would like to know more, feel free to contact Tahlia here.
11. Nina Shoroplova
Nina Shoroplova was a physiotherapist before discovering her passion for writing – later on, she decided to become a holistic healer. However, she also gained experience in the writing industry, as she is the Senior Editor of Influence Publishing. She earned AIHCP’s Spiritual Counseling Certification, and is an Advanced DNA ThetaHealing Practitioner, as well as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. For more information regarding Nina’s experience and qualifications, you can access this page.
In terms of services, she provides book coaching, editing, proofreading, and production editing – she also has a free guide on the editorial process available on her website, and you can find it here. In terms of genres, she can help you when it comes to a wide variety of topics: Western healing, metaphysics, near-death experiences, spiritual and soul growth are just a few of the subjects in which she is specialized.
If you are interested in a collaboration, you can contact her using the information displayed online.
With a vast experience in journalism, Sharon Crawford is now a freelance memoir and fiction writer, a writing consultant and instructor, an editor, blogger, actor, and book reviewer. In terms of editing, she is specialized in new age spiritual, alternative and mainstream health, memoirs, humor, crime, business, essays, and fiction (novels and short stories). She was an Associate Editor at the Canadian Writer’s Journal, and a full-time proofreader until 1997. Her full CV is available here.
She can provide copy-editing for both fiction and non-fiction, manuscript evaluation, as well as other services. However, since every project differs, she probably decides on what the needs of your work are after reading your manuscript.
If you want to work with Sharon, you can contact her using the information available on her website.
13. Arlene Prunkl
With a background in television broadcasting, classical music and arts, as well as in administrative positions in the fields of ballet, finances, and physics, Arlene Prunkl now does freelance editing, proofreading, and manuscript evaluation. Because of her varied experiences, she now works with a wide range of topics – memoirs, history, spirituality, self-help books, finances, and science are just a few of her personal preferences.
In terms of services, she can also provide developmental editing, substantive editing, stylistic and copy-editing, fact-checking, writing and rewriting, indexing, research, and others about which you can find out more here.
If you would like to collaborate with Arlene, you can contact her online – she works with a wide range of clients, so you don’t have to worry about meeting certain criteria.
14. Carol Woodliff
An author, editor, healing guide, and shaman, Carol Woodliff has been assisting people from various domains to pursue their goals in terms of writing and inner peace for over 30 years now. She is specialized in spirituality, metaphysical fiction, self-help, memoir, and other such genres, being able to adapt to any type of project.
Carol can provide coaching calls, manuscript review, where she evaluates your work and provides feedback on what its weaknesses and strengths are, as well as developmental editing, which is much more complex than the latter. If necessary, she can also offer self-publishing guidance and writer’s workshops.
If you want to collaborate with Carol, her contact information is available on her website.
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