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“Scores killed in massive tycoon in Philippines

the Associated Press headline screamed. The poorly edited banner was quickly pulled but the damage was already done. The headline appeared in hundreds of newspapers around the world. As a business professional, you can’t afford to have sloppy editing of any kind. Such as writing tycoon instead of typhoon.

My Editing Experience Works for You

With more than 30 years’ experience in both the radio and print media, I am passionate about my work as an editor. I help you get it right before your article, blog or book goes to clients or prospects. Most recently concentrating on books, I love working with authors and have edited or co-edited a dozen manuscripts. It’s a rewarding challenge helping an author better communicate their message or story.

Your Project is a Top Priority

As your editor, I give your work a thorough review of copy flow, grammar and typos. I look at the syntax and general organization. And, I give each project at least two complete edits as part of my commitment to excellence. My thorough review ensures that your project is ready for publication.

If you need a second set of eyes to review your document I also provide proofreading services at reasonable prices. This ensures that grammar errors and typos get corrected before your copy goes to print or to your editor.

Past or current book editing clients include:

 

“Oh, No…Not the Diva!” Dealing and revealing while living with mental illness by Jacquelyn D. Murray

Published June 2018 by Adam Colwell’s WriteWorks through Amazon CreateSpace

“They’ll think I’m going crazy…”

After having already overcome a rare and deadly Stage IV cancer, Jacquelyn D. Murray suddenly faced a new threat: the emergence of episodes of depression that eventually became an entirely unexpected diagnosis. In Oh, No…Not the Diva! Jacki reveals the deep-rooted sources of her mental illnesses as you experience her therapy with her and learn how those revelations changed her life.

 

Life Palette by Dr. Jeffrey Allen Love

Published November 2013 by Adam Colwell’s WriteWorks through Arizona Lithographers

Do you see yourself as a masterpiece? God’s masterpiece?

In Life Palette, Dr. Jeffrey Allen Love takes the concepts he’s learned as a successful painter and as a longtime pastor to teach you that God is the master artist—but you give Him the palette to dip His brush in and paint a masterpiece on the canvas of your life. Each chapter gives you practical, biblical insight you can immediately apply to create a personal Life Palette (comprised of your decisions and lifestyle choices) that’ll pave the way for God to paint your life as the masterpiece He created you to be.

 

 

Jesus’ Surprising Strategy by David Drum

Published July 2013 by Adam Colwell’s WriteWorks through Arizona Lithographers

We are better together! We each hold a piece of the puzzle to our community’s needs.

You’re likely familiar with Jesus’ prayer that His followers would be one. Less well-known is how strategic and timely this prayer is as well as how instructional the prayer is about the kind of unity Jesus is praying for. Combine Jesus’ prayer with the apostle Paul’s citywide analogy, and you have a gift that provides powerful direction for how the body of Christ is supposed to operate in every city— a direction that could provide the very societal transformation we so desperately seek and need.

 

Concealed to Sealed: Unmasking the Pain to Transform and Live Your Authentic Life by Lorinda Martinez

Published August 2018 by High Bridge Books (Editing by Adam Colwell’s WriteWorks)

Six Masks, Four Personas, Two Men … and One Mighty God!

Born as the result of an unusually tragic molestation, Lorinda’s past started dictating her present early in life. It created masks and brought forth personas that continually impacted her future-especially her choices of the men who became her first two husbands. Yet try as she might, Lorinda could never find the fairy tale life she desperately wanted. It wasn’t until she fully surrendered her life to God, her Heavenly Father and divine husband, that Lorinda was shown the power of love that has freed her to live an authentic, vibrant life filled with hope. A life she wants to offer to you.

Soon to be Published …

The Dance Floor Saved My Life: Beating the bullies of the past – and finding hope for the future by Christopher Brooks (creative non-fiction memoir): From the very beginning, it seemed life was working against Christopher Brooks. From his earliest childhood experiences, being placed in special needs in elementary school, and never formally learning to read or write, Christopher was encountered by one bully after another. People, circumstances, and his own decisions seemed to conspire against him. Yet through hard work, dogged determination, and his sheer force of will, Christopher persevered and even opened and operated his own car audio business despite several severe setbacks.

By Dr. Amanda Goodson (creative non-fiction memoir and self-help, as yet Untitled): Dr. Amanda Goodson’s latest book on leadership will inspire and motivate you as she shares her incredible story of becoming the first African-American woman appointed as Director of Safety & Mission Assurance at NASA, and her unique take on Input-Process-Output to improve and enhance your capability, presence, style, and brand as a leader. Manuscript in its first draft

6.By Ross O’Hair (non-fiction self-help, as yet Untitled): Counselor Ross O’Hair invites readers to examine their identity as humans created in God’s image and according to His likeness to discover how to live a fulfilling life as God designed. Manuscript in its first draft

Let’s talk about your goals for your book! Contact me today.

My Promise To You:
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My goal is to provide your business or non-profit organization with specialized content that is compatible with your organization’s messaging and purpose. I tailor that content to your clients or constituents to give them a clearer understanding of your organization’s mission or goal.

I invite you to learn more about Ficere Writing Solutions and all I offer you. I’m confident that I can enhance your communication to your clients or constituents, while helping you meet their ever-growing needs more effectively. Simply put, my goal is to serve you in a professional and cost-effective manner.

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