professional book editing services

Book Editing, Proofreading, Book Design,

Indexing, and Manuscript Submission Services

Ghost Writer, Book Doctor, Copy Editor, Proofreader, Writing Coach, Book Designer, Publishing Consultant

Kendra is booking for December 2017.

Kendra Lund, PhD, is a book doctor, book editor, author, writing coach, and publishing consultant. Kendra specializes in books on the spiritual end of the self-help spectrum, along with memoir writing and fiction. She is a passionate advocate for authors with a message that inspires positive change in our lives.

Kendra loves the process of collaborating with authors to develop a book project, but also enjoys working invisibly behind the scenes to ghostwrite books for clients. Besides wearing the editor's hat, Kendra offers private coaching sessions for aspiring writers. As a publishing consultant, she is happy to assist authors in the art of crafting a good book proposal to submit to trade publishers. She also serves as an agent for clients seeking traditional publishing opportunities and facilitates the creative use of independent publishing resources. For authors who want to publish independently, she can skillfully oversee the manuscript preparation and pre-publication process (book designing and typesetting).

Kendra taught literature and writing courses to hundreds of students during her academic career. She served as a visiting and associate faculty member in the Department of English at Indiana University, and taught in the writing program at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. She has contributed articles to journals and lifestyle magazines, and published an illustrated book on contemporary design. Her most recent work includes co-writing a book on historic architecture and editing a collection of stories on "everyday miracles."

Education

  • PhD in English Literature
  • MA in English Literature
  • Publishing and Communications Institute at the University of Virginia (copyediting and publishing credentials)
  • BS in Fine Art

Kendra Offers

  • Manuscript critiques (basic to comprehensive) for fiction and nonfiction
  • Copyediting (basic to substantive)
  • Developmental editing (structural and conceptual)
  • Writing, co-writing / ghostwriting (fiction and nonfiction)
  • Creation and development of book proposals
  • Book design and typesetting.

New Age / Spirituality

  • Self-development guides
  • Inspirational journey / memoir
  • New thought / conscious evolution
  • Healing and transformation
  • Alternative medicine
  • Sustainable design
  • Conscious living
  • Consciousness research
  • Psychology

Writing Capabilities

  • Conceptual and structural editing
  • Rewriting
  • Ghostwriting
  • Collaborative writing
  • Fully referenced manuscripts
  • Literature reviews
  • Journal articles (academic/trade)
  • How-to guides
  • Book proposals
  • Fiction writing

Writing Coaching / Publishing Consultation

  • One-on-one writing  & editing sessions via Skype
  • Manuscript critique
  • Conceptual and structural revision
  • Work on voice and style
  • Craft of fiction (plot, characters)
  • Proposal development
  • Author platform

Books Edited

Self-Development / Self-Help

Say Yes To Saying No by Leslie Fierling

  • Leslie Fierling, Say Yes to Saying No! – Set Your Boundaries for Success (Influence Publishing, 2013)
  • Anthony Ecclesiastes, Seven Scriptures to Success (2015)
  • Jason Mitchell, Sharing Presence (forthcoming 2016)
  • Diane Zumer, The Mystery of You – A Guide to Discovering Your True Self (forthcoming 2017)

Memoir / Personal Journey

Driving In Reverse by Lindsay Wincherauk

  • Lindsay Wincherauk, Driving in Reverse – The Life I Almost Missed (forthcoming 2017)

How-To

This Old Building by Robert K-Hall

  • Robert K. Hall, This Old Building: A Practical Guide to Buying, Restoring, and Managing Historic Commercial Property (2016)

Fiction

  • Richard Bisbee, Tilenika, Legend of Deo (Hampton Roads fiction contest top finalist, 2013).
  • Bob Trask, Night Lady (forthcoming 2016)
  • Jennifer Kelly, The Lower the Tide, the Warmer the Water (forthcoming 2016)

Testimonials