Love Books?

Same here. In fact, I became an editor over 17 years ago so I could work with them. 

These days I coach and encourage some special authors working to finish and refine the stories they’re publishing. 

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My primary work is in structuring and guiding revisions on inspirational memoirs, but I work with some novelists and even pastors as well (though they have to be willing to cut!). I’ve helped some businesses, counselors, and speakers as well. Since 2000, I’ve worked for authors, agents, and editors to develop their vision and prepare for publishing.

If you’re writing or have written a story and wonder what working with me might do for you, fill out the contact form below and I’m happy to send a fuller description and rates. An edit can take a few weeks or a few months, but I’m always happy to start with an assessment to discuss your first 30 pages.

If you believe nothing gets around barriers and motivates change like a story, I’d love to talk.

Let’s make contact. 

(Or be blown away by the deep, meaningful lyrics from the intro to the greatest show ever.)

“Mick’s editing is a gift.”

~ Ann Voskamp, author of NYT bestseller, The Broken Way

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SoozMeissner“Mick is a caring editor with the expertise, insights, and ingenuity a writer needs on her side.”  ~ Susan Meissner, author of ECPA Book of the Year, The Shape of Mercy and Secrets of a Charmed Life

 

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EmilyWierengaAtlasGirl“You don’t meet many people like Mick. His ear for poetry and his love of beauty will guarantee your story is polished and refined. I cannot recommend him highly enough.” ~ Emily T. Wierenga, author of Atlas Girl and Chasing Silhouettes

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“We put Mick to the ultimate test: corralling a husband and wife! He helped retain our individual styles while creating flow between them. Mick is the best!” 

~ Milan and Kay Yerkovich, authors of How We Love and How We Love Our Kids

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“Working with Mick was a true delight. His professional approach, insightful comments and suggestions made his expertise apparent from the first page. Mick made the entire process fun and enlightening. I highly recommend him.”

~ Catherine West, award-winning author of The Things We Knew and Yesterday’s Tomorrow

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PattonDodd“Mick has serious skills. Storytellers could not find a more dedicated, caring mentor.” 

~ Dr. Patton Dodd, editor-in-chief of Folo Media and author of My Faith So Far

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JohnBlase“Mick’s dedication to the craft is not a slight thing. A rare thing? Yes, but not a slight thing. I recommend him without reservation.” 

~John Blase, poet, editor and author of Touching Wonder and Know When to Hold ‘Em

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If you’re someone who likes to know the full story

click here to find out why I do what I do…

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