Nonfiction Authors & Publishers

When you publish a book, your readers will be investing their money, time, and mental energy in your work. You can make sure their investment is a rewarding one by anticipating and addressing their expectations. Professional editing is an important part of that process because it helps you to appreciate your audience’s perspective and respond to its needs before publishing.

My goal isn’t to impose my own style and preferences on a manuscript; rather, it’s to ensure that an author’s voice is clear, natural, and compelling. My revisions and suggestions aim to remove the elements that distract readers, resulting in writing that is more engaging and precise.

I work primarily with Christian academic publishers and university presses that specialize in disciplines such as Christian theology and ethics, church history, international affairs, medical ethics, public policy, linguistics, Latino studies, and anthropology. I’ve served as the copyeditor or proofreader for more than eighty titles since the beginning of 2017. Recent projects include

  • Aquinas on Virtue: A Causal Reading
  • Before Kukulkan: Bioarchaeology of Maya Life, Death, and Identity at Classic Period Yaxuna
  • Biosecurity Dilemmas: Dreaded Diseases, Ethical Responses, and the Health of Nations
  • Counterinsurgency Wars and the Anglo-American Alliance: The Special Relationship on the Rocks
  • Critical Issues in Healthcare Policy and Politics in the Gulf Cooperation Council States
  • Defining Death: The Case for Choice
  • Hacking the Bomb: Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons
  • Optimizing Cyberdeterrence: A Comprehensive Strategy for Preventing Foreign Cyberattacks
  • Principled Spying: The Ethics of Secret Intelligence
  • Spy Chiefs: Volume 1: Intelligence Leaders in the United States and United Kingdom
  • Spy Chiefs: Volume 2: Intelligence Leaders in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia
  • Starving for Justice: Hunger Strikes, Spectacular Speech, and the Struggle for Dignity
  • Strategic Challenges in the Baltic Sea Region: Russia, Deterrence, and Reassurance
  • The Doctrine of the Spirituality of the Church in the Ecclesiology of Charles Hodge
  • The Ethics of War and Peace Revisited: Moral Challenges in an Era of Contested and Fragmented Sovereignty
  • The Organ Shortage Crisis in America: Incentives, Civic Duty, and Closing the Gap
  • The Shadow of the Wall: Violence and Migration on the U.S.-Mexico Border
  • The Spirit of the Age: The Nineteenth-Century Debate over the Holy Spirit and the Westminster Confession
  • The War against al-Qaeda: Religion, Policy, and Counter-narratives
  • The Westminster Assembly and the Reformation of the English Pulpit, 1643–1653
  • U.S. Central Americans: Reconstructing Memories, Struggles, and Communities of Resistance
  • Understanding Cyber Conflict: 14 Analogies
  • When Proliferation Causes Peace: The Psychology of Nuclear Crises


Contact me today to learn how we can work together to create the rewarding experience you want for your readers.