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Editors/Copy Editors/ Proofreaders

Members: 82
Latest Activity: Jul 13, 2014

Literary Professionals - Hang Your Shingle Here!

If you are an Black Literary Professional that can assist writers create better books - this is your home.
Self published authors need your services and frequently do not know where to find like-minded professionals that are both skilled and qualified to assist them in the creation of their book.

That's where you come in. Hang your shingle here to get the attention of our member authors. List your availablity, prices, specialties, etc. Describe your experience and background and network with fellow literary professionals. Use this space to commiserate and discuss challenges and successes.

Discussion Forum

Editing or Proofreading services 8 Replies

Hello Everyone,My name is Janet S. I am a first time self published author. I have a Bachelors degree in Publishing and a MA degree in English. If you or someone you know is in need of editing or…Continue

Tags: self-publishing, books, writers, publishing, authors

Started by Diane. Last reply by Janet Smith Jul 13, 2014.

2013 Christian Writer's Literary Festival is seeking editors, publishers and literary agents to participate in Author Resource Panel

 If you are an editor, publisher or literary agent with expert experience in working with Christian authors, please consider sharing your information and advice on an Author Resource Panel at the…Continue

Started by Lynn Pinder Mar 25, 2013.

Looking for editors, proofreaders; anyone that provides a literary service to authors & writers 2 Replies

I'm looking for business owners that provide a service to authors and writers  such as editing, proofreading, typesetting, web design, graphic design etc.I am looking to bring you clients and would…Continue

Started by Dominique. Last reply by Janet Smith Sep 1, 2012.


I am frustrated because, although I only charge $2.00 per page for developmental editing, many writers seem to have a problem with the price and want to haggle with me about it. I'm also annoyed by…Continue

Started by Anita Diggs. Last reply by T.J. Chester May 28, 2012.

Author Assistant Service 2 Replies

"Relief for the Busy Writer"By using today's technology, CMB Virtual Assistants partners with authors to provide editing, prepare manuscript, review printers proof, coordinate marketing and…Continue

Tags: help, virtual, assistant, author

Started by CMB Virtual Assistants. Last reply by T.J. Chester May 28, 2012.

Boutique of Services for New & Seasoned Authors

Hello all!I am a professional editor who has assisted numerous seasoned and new authors with their book projects. I work as a writing coach, traveling across the country providing individualized and…Continue

Started by Khadijah "Moon" Ali-Coleman Jan 18, 2011.

Book Proposal 3 Replies

I am a novice writer. And I have completed a manuscript titled, "Pray and Not Faint." I need someone tocritique or edit my proposal. This individual should be familiar with Scriptures. Any…Continue

Started by Berney Dorton. Last reply by Debra Johnson Dec 28, 2010.

Blog Jog Day

COME JOG WITH ME!May 9 is Blog Jog Day. Come to my site and see what’s new. Then click on the next Blog Jog Day link and see what other awesome sites are out there to explore. The list goes on and…Continue

Started by Angela Joseph May 8, 2010.

New York Journal of Books reviews for free and seeks new reviewers

The New York Journal of Books continues to add reviewers. We aim to become the premier source – bar none – for professional, highly respected book reviews, with a large panel of credentialed…Continue

Started by Ted Sturtz Feb 20, 2010.

Professional editing for speakers with strong platform 2 Replies

I'm a published nonfiction author, but I enjoy editing more. It's easier! I've edited books for Third World Press, Simon & Schuster, African American Images, and self-published authors since the…Continue

Started by Donna Marie Williams. Last reply by T.J. Chester Jan 16, 2010.

Publishing/Manuscript Coach; Book Reviewer 1 Reply

Hello Everyone!I wanted to inform all my friends that I am providing a few new literary services on my website and magazine. I am now providing Publishing/Manuscript Coacing for those looking to…Continue

Started by Dominique. Last reply by Darryl Montague Oct 9, 2009.

V. O. I. C. E. Writer's Conference 2009 4 Replies

LITERARY AGENTS, AND SMALL PRESS PUBLISHERS WANTED!!! We are wanting to provide our guests, aspiring authors and emerging artist a variety of publishing opportunities and advice. If you would like to…Continue

Tags: publishing, editing, playwrighting, novels, slam

Started by Water Blakmon. Last reply by Darryl Montague Oct 9, 2009.

Dissertation Proposal Sample and Dissertation Proposal Topics?

Hey…. Just stuck with my dissertation proposal and amazed…. You know why? I just come across a website that…Continue

Tags: topics, samples, proposal, dissertation

Started by gene pitney Sep 18, 2009.

Professional Editor 1 Reply

Hi All,I'm a full-time novelist. I'm the author of Only True Love Waits (winner of the Pen of the Writer 2007 POWER Award for Best Fiction), The Scream Within and Favor (short story appearing in The…Continue

Started by Dwan Abrams. Last reply by Kim Wilson Sep 6, 2009.

Definitions of Editorial Skills

So . . . what is the difference between a substantive edit and copy editing? Learn the lingo of the trade. Know what is expected of you and is being done to your manuscript. Here is a comprehensive…Continue

Tags: glossary, terms, editing

Started by Black Author Showcase Jul 7, 2009.

Interviews & Ads for Business Owners!

From A Writers POV Online Magazine has a feature that does interviews and ads with business owners who have a business that caters to writers and authors.Currently, we are booked until November of…Continue

Started by Dominique Apr 15, 2009.



Started by Harriet Wilson Jan 10, 2009.

Professional Editing Services at an unbeatable rate....

VIP Editing can provide you with a competent and professional second set of eyes. It is a proven fact that it's impossible to proof your own work; you tend to overlook mistakes of all sizes. Your…Continue

Started by Harriet Wilson Jan 2, 2009.

What is your biggest dilemma as an editor? 2 Replies

There seems to be so many. I'll start the discussion off with the problem I see and hear most - writer's reluctance to edit their works.I've had many authors tell me that they chose to self-publish…Continue

Started by Diane. Last reply by Diane Jul 19, 2008.

Online editorial training at Copyediting

Online editorial training that fits your schedule and budget!Publishing and communications professionals across North America have told us they're looking for affordable editorial training that works…Continue

Started by Diane Apr 17, 2008.

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Comment by Lynn Pinder on April 4, 2013 at 9:58am

The 2013 Holy Spirit-Filled & Powerful Witnesses of Christ: Christi... is making three Tour stops in Harlem, NY (2013 Harlem Book Fair), Timonium, MD (4th Annual African American Author's Expo), and Baltimore, MD (2013 Christian Writer's Literary Festival). Please visit and click on the "Tour Schedule" tab to get more details regarding CAOT's 2013 Tour schedule.

We are seeking male and female Christian authors (fiction and nonfiction) who are on FIRE for God and committed to using writing as a tool for Christian ministry to share their book ministries with CAOT on the 2013 Tour. Please visit and click on the "JOIN CAOT" tab for more details regarding submission information and vending fees.

If you want an idea of what you can expect at a vending event with CAOT, please consider purchasing a 3-Disc Audio CD of the panel discussions/workshops from the 2012 Christian Writer's Literary Festival. Please visit to purchase a $15 3-Disc Audio set.

If you are an angel investor/kingdom giver looking for a worthy project to seed in 2013, consider becoming a corporate sponsor for CAOT in 2013. Please visit and click on the the "Corporate Sponsorship" tab for more details.

Perhaps you have a service, product, business and/or ministry that would be of interest to Christian authors and/or Christian book lovers, consider purchasing a marketing packet with CAOT that would allow your product, service, business and/or ministry to go on Tour with CAOT! Please visit and click on the "Corporate Sponsorship" tab for more details about other marketing opportunities that are available to you.

Remember, you can always listen for FREE to the Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT) Blog Talk Radio Show (www.blogtalk...) LIVE on Fridays at 2 p.m. (EST). Don't worry if you can't listen LIVE, you can download hundreds of FREE On-Demand podcasts to listen at your own convenience to inspirational interviews with Christian authors (fiction and nonfiction)!

Thank you in advance for your continued support, and please continue to pray for CAOT!

God Bless,
Lynn Pinder
Chief Visionary Officer
Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT)

Comment by Lynn Pinder on September 12, 2012 at 8:32am

The 2012 Christian Writer's Literary Festival scheduled December 8, 2012 in Baltimore, MD at the Central Branch of Enoch Pratt Free Library is seeking editors, publishers, publicists and agents with experience working with Christian authors/writers to participate in an Author Resource panel discussion and to set-up an exhibit to sell services/products to Christian writers and readers.  There is an $85 vending fee.  For more details, visit


Comment by Janet Smith on September 1, 2012 at 3:33pm

Hello Everyone,

My name is Janet S. I am a first time self published author. I have a Bachelors degree in Publishing and a MA degree in English. If you or someone you know is in need of editing or proofreading services please let me know. I am in the NYC area, Harlem to be exact. Acquiring a little help can go a long way. Email me @ or call me at 646-894-2958.Check out my website here:!home/mainPage

Comment by Lynn Pinder on March 7, 2012 at 9:07pm

Comment by Author Collective on April 27, 2011 at 2:37pm

The 2011 International Urban Book Festival, Cleveland comes to Richmond Town Square Mall, May 13 - 15, 2011. Throughout the mall will be local television, government and sports personalities reading for 30 minutes to a group of children or students. Authors will also sell and sign their books and novels and there will be several no cost literary workshops, classes and panel discussions open to the general public. We will identify 50 Cleveland area schools whose students may have financial challenges. Also, we will through our subsidiary R2Books, donate 20 gift certificates to each school, these can then be brought to our event and redeemed for a new book. We welcome other corporations to match our gift and help us give 10,000 books annually to deserving students across the United States. Tell everyone about us by sending them to our website:

For more information contact Takaya or Michael at 313.446.2262.

Comment by FM Walker on February 11, 2011 at 10:39am
Hello fellow editors and authors. I am a Pulitzer-Prize winning editor and designer with more than more than 10 years of professional copy editing/proofreading and design experience. I work with newspapers, magazines, publishers as well as self-publishing authors. If you are in need of editing, page layout/typesetting or book cover design services, consider CreativeFlow Media for your next project. We specialize in HIGH quality at LOW prices. If you would like to discuss your project, email me at, visit or follow us at facebook at
Comment by Khadijah "Moon" Ali-Coleman on January 18, 2011 at 10:32am

Hello all!

I am a professional editor who has assisted numerous seasoned and new authors with their book projects. I work as a writing coach, traveling across the country providing individualized and workshop-formatted assistance to writers in need of help developing and executing their writing projects.


Need help outlining your project?


Begun writing and don't know where to go from there?


Need help proofreading AND editing your final project?


Interested in an individualized consultation to learn the best strategy to self-publishing?


Contact me today for help. Email me at for more info. If you are in the DC metropolitan area, be sure to check out my FREE upcoming workshop presented by Prince George's County Public Library System.


Comment by Author Collective on January 11, 2011 at 3:41pm
Good Day Authors,
Looking to sell more books? The Author Collective has just organized two new book festivals which are certain to help!  The 2011 Michigan Spring Book Festival happens April 15th through the 17th at Laurel Park Place Mall in Livonia, Michigan and The International Urban Book festival, Cleveland takes place May 13th through 15th at the Richmond Town Square Mall in Richmond Heights, Ohio. We have rented the entire mall for these festivals and expect to have lots of book lovers and book buyers in attendance.
There will be workshops, seminars, panel discussions, classes and lectures on many topics in the field of literature. These learning sessions will be free of charge to public and will provide insight on writing, publishing and marketing books. We will be sending invitations to patrons from the Detroit and Cleveland area school systems & libraries. R2Books and other sponsors will donate 1,000 book certificates to deserving students in each of the two cities. These certificates are good for one free book and must be redeemed at the festival. Many of the student with free book certificates and their parents, will look to purchase additional books and meet the authors in attendance.
Do you love selling at book festivals but hate the rain, cold and the wind that almost always happen during an outdoor event?  Join us for our indoor festivals which will span the entire common area of these shopping malls. Interact with the more than 10,000 shoppers who visit these malls everyday. Author applications are now available on our websites.  Click the links below or call me to reserve your table today!
Look to see you there.
Comment by Angela Joseph on October 12, 2010 at 11:35am
Angela's Freelance Writing offers editing and proofreading services. If you have completed a manuscript and are looking for someone who can help you polish it and have it ready for publication, please e-mail me at I will critique your first 10 pages free. Check out my website at
Comment by Author Collective on October 12, 2010 at 2:03am
Don't Miss These Events,

Looking for a great place to sell books? HURRY and grab a table at one or both of these events. The Michigan International Books Festival takes place October 29th through 31st at the prestigious Laurel Park Place Mall in Livonia, Michigan. It's an upscale fully enclosed mall with 15,000 daily shoppers looking to make purchases. This mall is anchored by Von Maur and Parisians department stores, both of which caters to an affluent consumer. Join Actress and Author Victoria Rowell as she sells and signs her book, "Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva."

The International Urban Book Festival, Detroit is the first book event of its kind in the area. Detroit and its suburbs combine to place the buying power of more than three million multi-cultural consumers in the front of your author's table. The Northland Mall is the perfect venue for this inaugural event. This enclosed mall has more than 2.5 million square feet of retail space with anchor stores Macy's and Target. 10,000 plus daily shoppers walk through Northland's doors looking to shop and support their community. November 5th through 7th are the dates for our festival and the beginning of the all important Holiday Shopping Season. What better time to place your books in the faces of potential purchasers?

Why a shopping mall? Simple, any author who has returned from an outdoor festival with soggy inventory will agree that a place where there can be no rain out is perfect. Top that with the current indigenous shoppers and you've hit the jackpot.

Be an author/vendor amongst the many attendees looking to buy what you have to sell, BOOKS. We will have literary workshops, lectures, conferences, panel discussions and classes. Everything from how to self publish your manuscript to eBook conversions. Did I mention celebrity authors? Yes, expect well known authors to be there selling and signing their books and greeting shoppers.

Space is limited so don't delay. Log onto and choose the festival that you would like to attend. Click the link to download the "Author Application" fill it in with your isbn's, contact information and you'll be on your way. We even made it convenient to pay the fees right on our websites. We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover and PayPal. Remember spaces are limited, so reserve your table now.

Further information can be obtained by calling (313) 446-2262. See You There!

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