David Cathcart

David Cathcart

Developmental Editing - Copyediting and Proofreading - Christian Book Editor - Screenplays Editor

DAVID CATHCART has worked as a writer, editor, publisher, educator, journalist, screenwriter, blogger, copywriter, book designer and proofreader for over 21 years. During that time, he has written, co-written, contributed to and edited over 125 published books, both fiction and non-fiction. He has also written, co-written, and/or directed and produced a dozen motion pictures, including feature film projects and documentaries. Throughout his career, David has shepherded dozens of writers toward publication, including those who have gone the traditional route as well as those who have chosen to self-publish. He has extensive experience at every stage of the publishing process, from development all the way to design and marketing.

David's areas of specialty include Christian fiction and nonfiction, sci-fi and fantasy, literary fiction, screenplays, creative nonfiction, business writing, how-to/self-help, autobiography and historical fiction. His clients appreciate his extensive knowledge of story structure, his attention to detail, his knowledge and experience of the marketplace and his friendly, honest approach.

NOTE: David is not accepting submissions at this time.

Editing Specialties

Mainstream fiction and nonfiction
Christian fiction and nonfiction
Science fiction
Scripts and screenplays
Developmental Content Editing
Structural Editing
Editing Credits


Mainstream Fiction
Christian Fiction
Science Fiction


M.A., Christian Studies, Regent College
B.A. (Honors), Social Development Studies
B.A., Youth Ministry, Columbia Bible College – 1993

Awards and Commendations

Spokane International Film Festival Official Selection “Hellbound?” – 2012
Movieguide Award “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” – 2009
AFI Fest Official Selection “After…” – 2006
Art Within Screenwriting Fellowship Winner – 2005

Professional Associations

Writer’s Guild of America
Documentary Organization of Canada

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