Are you looking to hire a Christian book editor?
Has God given you a message to share? Do you feel called to help others through a book?
Our Christian editors are called to help you reach the people God wants you to reach. To achieve that goal, your manuscript needs to be of the highest possible quality.
Whether your next step is to contact literary agents, submit your manuscript to publishers, or to self-publish, our editing services will help you move forward with confidence. Called Writers also publishes select editing clients when there proves to be a good fit.
We specialize in editing, rewriting, co-authoring, and publishing non-fiction Christian books. We also provide marketing help and many other services for Christian authors! If your book is a Christian memoir, teaching material, devotional, or testimonial of some kind, you’re in the right place.
Free evaluations are available, and many potential clients find those quite useful. See below for details.
Our editing rates are also listed below.
Meet Our Founder
Chris McKinney is the founder and managing editor of Called Writers Christian Publishing. He was formerly the executive editor of GODSPEED Magazine, where he had the pleasure of serving editor-in-chief David Aikman, a legendary Christian journalist and bestselling author. Chris has been writing professionally for many years, and started writing Christian ministry material in 2013.
Chris has written and edited for several ministry organizations including the Foundry and Church of the Highlands, which is the second-largest church in America. He has worked on many contract writing, editing, and proofreading projects for individuals as well as organizations like Highlands College.
In addition to GODSPEED Magazine, Chris’s ministry articles have been featured by CBN, Crosswalk, Engage Magazine, and several other publications and websites. His business writing and articles have been featured in annual reports of Fortune 500 companies, as well as places like Nasdaq.com. Chris has also been a featured guest on various Christian radio, internet, and television shows.
Chris is incredibly passionate about working with Christian authors to help them succeed in their mission. He loves to help co-author, rewrite, or edit God-given messages that are compelling and unique.
Developmental editing = 5.5 cents per word
Copy editing = 3.5 cents per word
Proofreading = 2.5 cents per word
Best value = 9.5 cents per word when you purchase all three together
Developmental editing (also known as structural or content editing) provides a full comprehensive review of every major aspect of your manuscript including organization and structure, logical flow, consistency, idea development, intended audience considerations, and proper citations.
We often find that clients come to us with a wonderful collection of ideas, teachings, illustrations, and testimonies in their manuscript. However, the collection is often loosely organized, doesn’t follow a logical progression, or isn’t packaged in such a way as to make for an enjoyable, effective, and optimal reader experience.
Even bestselling authors need another set of skilled and experienced eyes on their manuscript. We all need help organizing and presenting our material so that readers can easily understand, absorb, retain, and enjoy it.
The end result of a strong developmental editing process is greater spiritual growth, encouragement, enjoyment, and blessings for readers. Our developmental editing will ensure that your book is tightly packaged with an effective presentation to maximize the impact you can have for God’s Kingdom!
Copy editing (also known as line editing) provides a line by line review of the wording and flow of your manuscript. After our copy editing, your book will be coherent, concise, and clear.
Clarity is perhaps the most important aspect of copy editing. Most writers know exactly what they mean to say, but struggle to produce writing that most readers will easily understand.
Called Writers’ editors are highly skilled at making your writing easy to read and understand, while also keeping it enjoyable, interesting, and powerful.
“They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people understood what was being read.” (Nehemiah 8:8 NIV)
Proofreading provides a final review of your document before submitting for publication or printing. This is a relatively quick read of the document. A well-trained proofreader will check for any form of error. These include wrong or out of place words, typos, or other spelling, punctuation, and grammar mistakes.
Often, the vast majority of spelling, grammar, and other such errors are caught during developmental and copy editing. But mistakes can creep in at any point during revisions or formatting. So a final proofread is needed to ensure your document is error-free.
Best Value Editing Package
Our package deal includes one round of developmental editing, one round of copy editing, and one round of proofreading. All for only 9.5 cents per word!
Sometimes the best solution for a client is to do a full rewrite of the manuscript. In those instances, we don’t change the message or meaning of the material. We simply combine the various types of editing into a rewrite. This is the perfect solution for busy clients. Just hand off your manuscript to a professional writer who can make it shine!
Rewriting projects require custom quotes. Please fill out the contact form below for more information.
Get Your Christian Book Published
We publish Christian books! When there is a good fit between our freelance editing clients and our publishing house, we come alongside Christian authors as their partner and publisher. This allows us to help authors with presentation, cover design, interior formatting and design, marketing copy, building a launch team, publicity opportunities, author coaching, ongoing support, and more! We can also provide many of those services on a freelance basis for Christian authors who self-publish. Just fill out the form below to request more information.
Free Evaluation of Your Manuscript
Called Writers Christian Publishing will provide a free professional evaluation of your manuscript. These often include samples of copy editing and developmental editing feedback. The evaluation will take into account the plans and goals you have for your book. Whether your next step is to contact literary agents, submit your manuscript to publishers, or to self-publish, our professional evaluations can be quite useful. They are designed to help you understand where we believe you are now, some good next steps, and how we might be able to help. Let’s find out if there’s a good fit!
Just fill out the contact form below and we will be in touch. The comment section is for you to give us a brief overview of yourself and your manuscript.
*Please note that the editing rates advertised above are our standard rates for books in the range of 10,000 – 50,000 words. We have minimum charges for various services. Also, some situations are unique and require custom quotes. We take a “win-win” approach to business. Our goal is always to find solutions that benefit everyone involved. Called Writers Christian Publishing, LLC, is a Christian organization with a Christ-centered, Gospel-driven mission. For that reason, we are only able to work with Christian authors whose fundamental beliefs, teachings, messages, theology, and doctrines are congruent with our own.