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About Editor Judy Vandiver

In college, I wjudy4orked toward a degree in English and Creative Writing. On leaving college to raise my children, I acquired a job in the corporate world, where I excelled at writing, copy editing, and proof reading reports and contracts for the legal department of a major corporation. This taught me the importance of paying attention to minutiae, which helps me today as one of the most detail oriented editors.

After an early retirement in 2004, and with the encouragement of Kathy Ide, founder and director of the Christian PEN and Christian Editor Connection, I began following my dream as a full time freelance editor. I have attended numerous writing and editing conferences, taken online editing and writing courses, and spent countless hours pouring over grammar, writing, and editing books. I now teach online editing courses to fellow editors, speak at writing clubs, and work for Mountain Brook Ink as staff copy editor and review book proposals. In addition, I somehow find time to serve as judge for writing contests, work on my own manuscripts, and offer freelance editing and writing services to individuals needing help in polishing their manuscripts.

Though doing a bit of writing myself, I found that my real love is on the editing side of the publication business. As a freelance editor I accept fiction and nonfiction manuscripts as well as devotionals. I enjoy novels set in both historical and contemporary settings with my favorite genres being romance and mysteries. I am available for proofreading, editing, ghost writing, mentoring, critiquing, and coauthoring of both fiction and nonfiction. I accept works written for children and adults. No poetry or English as a second language.

I am a member of the following organizations:

  • Christian Editor Connection
  • The Christian PEN
  • American Christian Fiction Writers
  • Houston Christian Authors
  • Writers on the Storm

I offer a wide scope of editing services at realistic rates. Clients say my detailed explanations, comments, and suggestions are like taking a writing course because I like to teach as I edit. Contact me at judy@judyvandiver for edits of your books, brochures, web content, ghost writing, and more.


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