Christian Book Editors

The editors and proofreaders listed on this page share a passion for their Christian faith and for working with authors who have a message to share with the world.

Writing for Traditional Christian Publishers

Many of the books these Christian writers and editors either wrote or edited have been published by major Christian publishing houses, including Zondervan, Tyndale, Thomas Nelson, Bethany House, Moody, David C Cook, and others.

Self-Publishing Your Christian Book

They also have experience with helping authors self-publish through services like Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).

Services Offered

Developmental content editing, ghostwriting, copyediting, proofreading, writing and revision assistance.

John David Kudrick

John David Kudrick

Christian Fiction and Nonfiction

With a BA in theology, an MA focused on fiction, and nearly two decades of editorial/writing experience, John David has been privileged to work with some of the finest publishers in the nation, including Bethany House, David C Cook, Barbour, NavPress, Realms Fiction, Marcher Lord Press, and Whitaker House – where, as senior editor, he worked on James Byron Huggins’ Nightbringer, a book that Library Journal named one of its annual top five Christian novels.

To date, John David has had the opportunity to serve as an editor on more than 175 published titles and to work with authors from across the US and around the world.

Note: John David is booking for October 2019.

Gina Nelson

Gina Nelson

Christian YA and Adult Fiction, Nonfiction, Inspirational

A professional editor for over twenty years, Gina specializes in line editing and proofreading Christian fiction and nonfiction/inspirational books for young adult and adult readers.

She has worked with smaller publishers, such as 5 Fold Media (which launched The Passion Translation) and Anaiah Press, as well as large publishing houses, including Crossroad Publishing Company and Pearson.

Gina’s passion is working closely with authors to ensure their unique voices are maintained while polishing the grammar, punctuation, spelling, syntax, and word usage in their manuscripts.

Liz Richards

Liz Richards

Professional copyediting, indexing, eBook conversion, and interior book design (formatting/layout)

Liz Richards is an editor, indexer, interior book designer, and eBook specialist who is passionate about helping others publish works that edify the body of Christ and glorify God.

She enjoys assisting and encouraging pastors and other Christian authors (novice and experienced, self-publishing or not) in their publishing efforts.

Liz has a commitment to honor God with her talents and her time, and that’s why she’d love to work with you on your next project.

Steven Severn

Steven Severn

Award-Winning Ghostwriter, Screenwriter, Editor, and Writing Coach for 6 #1 Bestselling Books

STEPHEN SEVERN is an award-winning ghostwriter, editor, screenwriter and writing coach. Mentored by Academy Award-winning writer Stewart Stern (Rebel Without A Cause), Stephen served as editor for the #1 best-sellers Tears For My City and The Revved Life. He also served as consultant for Robert Beatty’s New York Times #1 best-selling Serafina series of children’s books, published by Disney Hyperion, and as editor for the blog of #1 best-selling Christian author Emerson Eggerichs.

Stephen’s work as editor has resulted in 25 international awards. In addition, his ghostwritten screenplay was winner of Best Adaptation at the Hollywood Book Festival, and a runner-up at the prestigious Circus Road Script Competition. He’s written for rock magazines and heavy metal websites, film and TV reviews, and ghostwritten or edited more than 30 published books.

He specializes in rescuing, restoring and reawakening broken dreams. It would be his honor to help reawaken yours.

Sean Eliot Spillane

Sean Eliot Spillane

Developmental Editor: Biography, Memoir, Christian, Spiritual, Self Help, Psychology

Sean Eliot Spillane is an experienced writer, developmental book editor, and psychotherapist whose passion is to "edit life stories" for the most powerful impact of your message.

As a freelance editor for Winepress Publishing and individual authors, she has developed and line-edited over four hundred self-published books, fiction and nonfiction.

Working in-house at Multnomah Publishers in Sisters, Oregon, Sean conferenced with authors and marketing team professionals to flesh out each writer’s expertise, story, and unique message, then to perfect the back cover copy and press kit materials for book marketing.

She helped create campaigns to support book launch promotions, including that of NYT bestseller, The Prayer of Jabez, in 2004.

Joya Stevenson

Joya Stevenson

Religion and Spirituality

In the broad area of religion, spirituality, and the Bible, Joya works with original thinkers, inspired visionaries and mystics, theologians and biblical interpreters, researchers and academics.

Credentials include:

The Study of Religion: Scholar in Biblical and Religious Studies (Ph.D, Harvard University).
Spiritual and Personal Development: Professional Coach
Interfaith Chaplain.

Thomas Wray

Thomas Wray

Christian Book Editor and Bookcrafter

I'm a veteran editor and writer, with four decades of full-time work in book publishing, focusing especially on Christian books of all kinds. I’ve also edited numerous business and leadership books, memoirs, and fiction titles.

I’ve partnerered with dozens of respected communicators in bringing out many notable works. These authors have included Louie Giglio, Carolyn Castleberry, Henry Blackaby, J. I. Packer, C. J. Mahaney, Ruth Myers, Randy Alcorn, Thelma Wells, Richard Blackaby, Tony Evans, John MacArthur, Larry Crabb, Larry Osborne, Andy Stanley, and Dave Harvey, to name just a few.

Many of my editing projects have involved extensive collaborative writing—especially developing content from various author sources such as sermon transcripts, message outlines, letters, and journal entries. I’ve worked to maintain the author’s voice and style, and I’m grateful to have often been commended by authors for doing exactly that.

As an author, I’m currently writing the third novel in a trilogy of historical fiction (currently being agented for consideration by publishers). I’ve also written extensively for children (using a pen name), with more than twenty books published. Three of my books were winners of the Christian Book Award (the “Gold Medallion”) from the ECPA trade publishers association.

Note: Thomas' rate starts at 8 cents per word.

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