Love Books?

Same here. I’m a shameless collector of inspirational stories.

I’m also an editor and author coach of inspirational nonfiction, memoir and fiction.

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My primary work is with memoirists and novelists in structuring, rewriting and refining their stories. Since 2000, I’ve worked to help authors, agents and editors develop projects, define the vision, and present to Christian and mainstream trade publishers, books  that motivate change through the power of inspirational stories.

I help you determine whether you need editing or coaching (or whether a different editor might be better suited), so email for my very reasonable rates. Typical edits take 4 weeks and we can start with an assessment and discussion of your first 30 pages.

Contact me below 

“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 at Patheos 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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And if you just have to know the full story,

here’s why I do what I do…

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