"When the heart
speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object." -- Milan Kundera
1 Corinthians 2:9 --
"No eye has
seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for
those who love him.
Last Day's Keys
When The Party's Over
Professional Christian Editor:
Nancy has fourteen years' experience editing freelance, on a wide variety of projects. She edits both fiction and non-fiction pieces, including books, articles, website and brochure content, doing her best to put the author's best foot forward. Several of her full-length book edits have even won awards. As the author of over thirty books, she understands the challenge of entrusting your book, otherwise known as your baby, into the care of an editor. Her goal is to make every book flow beautifully, 'singing' a symphony of praise to glorify God. To that end, she will make each book agree with Scripture, because only the truth of God's Word has the ability to change lives, which should be the purpose of every book. Please don't waste her time or your own if that's not your goal as well.
Her goal is to get into the author's
head, to grasp the point he is trying to make, while preserving the
author's voice--with the goal of holding the reader's attention,
clarifying confusing thoughts and making the text and dialogue flow
She offers the following editing services: (price
breaks are available to those with manuscripts over 100,000 words.)
1. Proofreading, which includes: Checking and correcting punctuation, spelling,
usage, and grammar. $4 per 250-word page.
evaluation: Making suggestions for changes that will make a book
marketable, looking at flow, characterization, plotting, checking for readability, timeline issues,
head-hopping, and loose ends. Flat fee: $175 - $350 depending on
3. Copy edit: Making changes and doing occasional
rewriting to improve the overall readability and marketability of the
$5 per 250-word page.
4. Developmental edit: Doing significant rewriting, correcting major problems. $6 per 250-word
5. Ghost-writing: Taking notes, diaries or a very rough
manuscript and transforming into a beautiful, professional book. $10 per
250-word page, or possibly a per-book flat fee for very long
NOTE: It will be necessary to look at the entire
manuscript in order to determine the editing level required.
Satisfied Client Testamonies:
"Let me just say how thrilled I am with the outcome of my manuscript.
Nancy certainly has a special talent for writing as well as editing. It
definitely takes courage to share one's story, especially a life's
journey. With Nancy as my editor, I always felt secure. Gratefully, I
can say I never once felt less than adequate working with Nancy. Her
patience with me, a beginning writer was superb. She encouraged me
through each step. Anytime she didn't understand a piece of my
manuscript, she quickly picked up the phone to find out the details. And
what's more she returned my completed manuscript back in what I consider
"record time." It's true what I heard: Nancy does know how to make a
- Debbie Griffiths,
RNC, Little Lady, BIG
"I recently contracted Nancy Arant Williams to edit my book
and I found her attention to detail and her vision exceptional. I am
also very pleased with the professionalism and excellent quality of her
work in making my manuscript sing. If you are seeking a conscientious
and talented editor, I would highly recommend her services."
"I contacted Nancy Arant Williams
through the Christian Pen Writers Association to edit and proofread my
manuscript. Upon signing our contract, I found her to be fair and
diligent to the task of getting the job done. Nancy communicates very
well, is very professional, and has gone beyond her duty in giving me
good sound advice. She truly has made me and my manuscript 'sing'. All
to the glory of the Lord."
- Kris Thayer
Nancy Arant Williams through the Christian Pen Writers Website. From the
initial contact to finished product Nancy was both professional and
personal. She went above and beyond the call of duty to guide me,
encourage me, and when necessary, prod me a bit. Her suggestions and
corrections were on target and delivered honestly yet with grace. I know
that my manuscript is much better now thanks to all of her hard work.
God really used her to bless me."
- Lori A Gordon
you so much for your manuscript services. I want you to know how pleased
I am with the editing of my book, A Pathway to Healing. I really
appreciate your encouragement and enthusiasm for my work and how you
were sensitive to keeping me informed about changes. The book was
released several months ago, and I've had great compliments on it, but I
know it's your editing that made it flow so beautifully. You definitely
made my book sing, just as you promised."
- Linda Lufkin
"My book had been placed on a shelf and left for dead after many
publisher rejections. One day, I searched the Web for a Christian
editor, and God led me to Nancy Arant Williams. We talked for a while,
so she could get a feel for my personality. She returned the finished
manuscript within two weeks, and after reading it, I cried. Nancy had
captured my heart cry, and turned it into a masterpiece! She truly was a
- Nikki Shew
Author, "Soar With Me"
"If I didn’t
believe in miracles before meeting Nancy Arant Williams, I do now!
Working on my first book, a biblically based technical guide for the
worship arts community, Nancy dove in to help me achieve my deadline and
also to make the book more than I ever imagined it could be. With
outstanding writing and editorial skills, Nancy has the ability to not
simply rewrite words but to make them flow beautifully. She captivates
the reader with word pictures and draws from the author's own writing
style to make it say exactly what the author intended. I am forever
grateful to Nancy for not only improving my writing, but also for her
tremendous encouragement working through the process of editing for my
first time. I would highly recommend her to anyone requiring solid
editorial and professional writing services. Thank you, Nancy, you are a
- Lee J. Bloch
Author, “Worship from Backstage”
"If you need an editor who’s professional, educated, understanding,
prompt, sincere, and competent to make your book really sing--then hire
Nancy Arant Williams. She delivered exactly what she promises on her
website. She preserved my voice and made the text flow beautifully. To
her I say, Thank you Nancy! You were an enormous encouragement to me!!!"
- Mike Trillo
Author of What Does God Really Want.
"You have been such a delight to work with. You provided me with
excellent editorial service that has breathed life into my manuscript.
You smoothed out the rough places and exactly captured my thoughts in
ways I had only imagined. You truly work with knowledge and wisdom, and
your talent speaks for itself. I pray that the Holy Spirit will continue
to use you for His glory. It's wonderful to know there are exceptional
editors like you, whom God is using to help bring manuscripts to life at
a reasonable cost. Blessings on you!"
- Christine Bell
Author, If You Only Knew