I'm Abbey! I've been a professional editor for about seven years, working on a wide range of content (magazines, textbooks, Bible studies, memoirs, devotionals, anthologies, short stories, research white papers, and more!). My last "corporate" job was for Proverbs 31 Ministries as a developmental and copy editor for their Bible study division before deciding to pursue freelancing full-time!
My favorite part of being an editor is getting to learn in the process. Everyone has special knowledge and capacity, and this is a great way for me to learn about subject matter I might never otherwise encounter! I'm also blessed to work in the Christian nonfiction genre often, which is a wonderful way I get to contribute to God's Kingdom and do what I love.
Authors new to the world of self-publishing are welcome here. It's a confusing process sometimes, but that's why you can trust me! Ask any question, let's talk, and we'll work through the kinks together.
I am a dedicated Jesus follower, and I believe in including everyone. I do not edit books that discriminate, disrespect, or include hate speech about others. I do not enable misinformation or misuse of Scripture.
I graduated magna cum laude from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing.
Honesty, communication, flexibility, and empathy are important to me — I work hard to provide each in my services, and I ask that you do the same. We are a team! Editing is a very personal process for the writer a lot of times, and I know how hard it can be to put those words in front of someone whose profession is technically critiquing writing. I'm your honest editor who also cares about how you feel.
I call Grand Rapids, Michigan home with my sweet puppy, Peach. I love Jesus, Lake Michigan, Dunkin' iced lattes, and reading.
Tell me about you!